Scout Notes

Kane injury latest on a frustrating day for Spurs and their FPL assets

Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford delivered more attacking returns as Manchester United kept up their 100% record under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but the Red Devils’ victory was overshadowed – from a Fantasy perspective, at least – by an injury to Harry Kane late in the game.

We round up the key Fantasy talking points, salient manager quotes and the all-important injury updates from an absorbing encounter at Wembley on Sunday afternoon.

Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 Manchester United

  • Goal: Marcus Rashford (£7.4m)
  • Assist: Paul Pogba (£8.5m)

Game-changer? Season-definer? Template-shaper? Or just perhaps, a lot of fuss about nothing.

The next few days will likely tell as to how significant Harry Kane‘s (£12.6m) as yet undiagnosed ankle injury will be from a Fantasy perspective.

At the time of writing, 32.2% of Fantasy Premier League managers own the Spurs and England striker, making him the second-most-popular forward option in the game.

The Lilywhites sit top of our Season Ticker for the next five Gameweeks and it would be fair to assume that few of his owners would have moved him on despite Sunday’s two-pointer at Wembley, which after all was his first blank in a Premier League start since October.

Up until the 95th minute of the penultimate match of Gameweek 22, the focus of this Scout Notes piece was on Manchester United assets and their fifth consecutive league win under interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

A desperate, late block tackle from Phil Jones (£5.1m) changed the narrative of Sunday’s exhilarating encounter in north-west London, however, and sparked much discussion as to the ramifications of a potential Kane injury to Spurs’ weakening title challenge and the Fantasy landscape for the weeks ahead.

After spending several minutes on the “hallowed turf” of Wembley either side of the full-time whistle, Kane gingerly limped from the field and towards the dressing rooms.

That he was able to do this without aid is a potentially positive sign but further assessment will be required over the coming days to determine the extent of the problem.

His manager at least provided some details in his post-match press conference on Sunday evening, also referencing the groin injury that forced Moussa Sissoko‘s (£4.9m) departure just before the break:

We will see what happens with Harry Kane, I think Moussa is only a small thing but we will see, we need to assess Harry Kane. At the end, I think he suffered a big tackle and twist his ankle and now we need to assess him the next few days, hoping it is not a big issue.

[Sissoko’s problem] was a small thing in his groin. Let’s hope it is not a big issue too.

In football, you cannot avoid the risk. The people they criticise me when we play Harry Kane 15 or 20 minutes at Tranmere and I told you, the injury can appear when you don’t know when. And look today, in the last action of the game.

We will see. First of all, we need to assess him and Moussa and hope it is not a big issue and then we are going to try and find a way to play if we are to lose them but hope it is not going to be a long period.

Mauricio Pochettino commented further on Kane in a separate post-match interview:

My worry is that it was a bad tackle in the last moment. It wasn’t the intention of the United player but it was a bad tackle and now he has a bit of a swelling on his ankle and he was limping after the game.

We are going to lose Son for the Asian Cup and if Harry Kane suffers an injury it is going to be massive for us.

Kane’s ankle knock only compounded a frustrating afternoon for his owners, with the premium forward having spurned a number of goalscoring opportunities and been on the wrong end of an inspired David de Gea (£5.7m) performance in the United goal.

Spurs didn’t register a single shot on target in the first half but recorded 11 such efforts after half-time, with Kane twice being denied by the legs of de Gea when well-positioned in the United box and planting a header from a Christian Eriksen (£9.3m) corner straight at the United shot-stopper from six yards out.

Kane was inches away from connecting with an overhit Fernando Llorente (£5.6m) pass in the game’s dying minutes and had a presentable first-half opportunity blocked by a last-ditch Nemanja Matic (£5.0m) lunge after losing marker Jones at a corner-kick situation.

This was, quite frankly, simply one of those days for Kane and Spurs assets in general. There was little wrong with the premium striker’s underlying stats: no FPL forward registered as many efforts on goal or shots on target as the England international this weekend. On another given Gameweek, Kane could have racked up a double-digit haul and in doing so led Spurs to victory.

De Gea’s performance conjured up memories of Peter Schmeichel’s display against Newcastle United in 1995/96 or Tim Howard’s heroics for the United States against Belgium in the 2014 World Cup.

In reality, the Spaniard didn’t really make too many “worldies” en route to a 12-point haul in FPL, but as Watford’s Ben Foster pointed out on social media, de Gea’s superb positioning was as worthy of commendation as any camera-friendly saves might have been.

Dele Alli (£8.9m) was another Spurs asset to be thwarted by the Spanish custodian, firing at de Gea’s legs after being set free by Kane, seeing a headed effort parried away and then drawing a comfortable save from the United number one when shooting from 12 yards out.

De Gea’s stop from Toby Alderweireld (£6.0m) was perhaps the pick of his stops, while Harry Winks (£5.5m) and Llorente finished timidly when seeing the whites of the premium goalkeeper’s eyes.

Pochettino was remarkably upbeat about Spurs’ display and their second-half performance in particular:

I think the performance I am so happy with. The last 45 minutes, the second half, we played so well. I think we created enough chances to score and win the game. De Gea made 11 saves which made him man of the match in the end. For me, it was one of the best performances that I’ve seen, after four and a half years, at Tottenham, the best 45 minutes.

In the first half, we didn’t create too much but I think we dominated the first half. Of course, when we suffered the injury of Sissoko, we didn’t organise quickly and maybe in that moment, there were a few minutes in which we conceded the goal. Overall I think the performance was fantastic. That is football.

Sometimes you deserve it but you don’t win, but sometimes you don’t deserve it too much and you win. My feeling today is in the opposite way to when we played at Old Trafford in Manchester. We won the game 3-0 but I wasn’t happy, today after the defeat I am very pleased with the performance. That is the way that if you want to build a team and a structure for the future and be close to winning titles, that is the way you have to work and play. Disappointed with the result, of course, I cannot talk in a different way, but very happy with the reaction after we conceded the goal and in the second half, we created more than enough chances to score to draw or win the game.

One lapse of concentration and a misplaced pass from the below-par Kieran Trippier (£6.1m) ultimately cost Spurs the match, with Paul Pogba (£8.5m) picking up the loose ball and releasing Marcus Rashford (£7.4m) with a sublime, curling through-ball that the in-form England striker finished in style from a difficult angle.

United had arguably deserved their lead after an exhilarating first-half display in which they repeatedly hit Spurs at speed on the break, the advanced positions of Trippier and Ben Davies (£5.6m) often leaving the Red Devils with a three-on-two as they countered.

Anthony Martial (£7.3m) was a menace in the early stages of the match, exploiting the gaps left by Trippier with two early efforts and a key pass that led to a Rashford chance.

Rashford was chiefly stationed on the right flank of United’s front three but dovetailed beautifully with his fellow attackers in the opening 45 minutes, occasionally switching flanks with Martial as the two wingers fed off “false nine” Jesse Lingard (£6.8m).

Solskjaer explained his tactical tweak after full-time:

We attacked quickly with pace. Obviously, the goal was fantastically taken by Rashford, but you know the defensive job Jesse [Lingard] did and the pass from Paul [Pogba] is half the goal. The goal is why I put Anthony [Martial] and Rashford wide of Jesse because Jesse is more of a link player and he can drop in, whereas Rash and Anthony are more direct towards goal and that is why we put that plan in place and it worked.

We worked on it for a week and we have seen Spurs and we thought that was going to be a good plan and it is good that we have different ways of playing against different teams and I think that we showed that we are ready to compete, especially in the first half when I thought we were excellent.

The second half we could have scored two or three ourselves so it wasn’t that one-sided even though they really did put us under pressure.

The quality of Rashford’s winning goal underscored just how confident the youngster is at the moment and this was his sixth attacking return (four goals, two assists) in the five matches that Solskjaer has overseen.

Rashford was the most-bought player of Gameweek 22 and is set to repeat that trick ahead of this Saturday’s deadline, having been acquired by over 130,000 new FPL managers at the time of writing.

His manager paid tribute to the 21-year-old striker after the game:

It was a fantastically taken shot. It is a difficult skill. If it bounces for you then you can hit it on the outside, so you can curl it the other way, but this was as straight as a die. It is a fantastic finish that just shows practice makes perfect, because he has been practising lately in that position.

When you are 21, playing for Man United, scoring the goals he does, of course you are going to be confident. He has the right to be confident because he is playing at the top of his game at the moment.

Pogba was a real handful, flitting between a central midfield role in a 4-3-3 and a “number ten” position in a 4-2-3-1.

No United player had as many penalty box touches as the Frenchman at Wembley and over a quarter of Pogba’s touches in the opposition area this season have come in the last three Gameweeks, highlighting just how prominent he now is at the business end of the pitch.

The former Juventus midfielder drew a save from Hugo Lloris (£5.4m) with a header on 53 minutes and then forced an excellent tip over from his international team-mate with an attempted lob minutes later, going on to register twice as many efforts on goal as any other United asset.

Since Solskjaer took charge, Pogba has had seven more shots and six more attempts on target than any other FPL midfielder.

After two clean sheets in the opening 20 Gameweeks of the season, this was a second successive shut-out for United in the Premier League.

Paying tribute to his goalkeeper and defence, Solskjaer said:

[David was] fantastic. Obviously when you make 11 saves that is a top, top performance but then again I thought that one or two were really good saves and then the rest of them you would expect David to save. He is the best goalkeeper in the world, I have said it many times.

It is about positioning and concentration to be in the right position. Maybe one or two of them were uncatchable, but the saves he makes are because he is so in tune with the game. He is following the game, moving all the time. They don’t always look fantastic because he is in the right position.

We defended well as a team. Victor [Lindelof] and Phil [Jones] were excellent at centre-back. When you play against Harry Kane you will always be tested and when they put Llorente on I thought we defended well with Nemanja [Matic] and Ander [Herrera] in front of them. It was just a complete defensive team performance.

While Victor Lindelof (£4.8m) in particular deserved credit for yet another impressive performance at centre-back, this was still a fairly unconvincing clean sheet given the number of chances that Spurs carved out (12 in the United box alone).

That said, the value of an in-form de Gea is incalculable to United’s clean sheet prospects: the Red Devils kept the most shutouts (19) in the Premier League in 2017/18 despite having allowed exactly 200 more shots than their cross-city rivals did en route to 18 clean sheets.

Elsewhere on the injury front, Jan Vertonghen (£5.9m) returned for Spurs at centre-back but Alexis Sanchez (£10.0m) wasn’t fit enough to make the substitutes’ bench for the visitors.

Lucas Moura (£6.8m) also missed out with a knee problem.

As has been well-documented on these pages and elsewhere, Son Heung-min (£8.7m) now departs for the Asian Cup and will miss up to three FPL Gameweeks while on duty with South Korea.

Spurs XI (4-4-2 diamond): Lloris; Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies; Winks (Llorente 81′), Sissoko (Lamela 43′), Eriksen, Alli; Son, Kane.

Manchester United XI (4-3-3): De Gea; Young, Lindelof, Jones, Shaw; Ander Herrera, Matic, Pogba (McTominay 90+2′); Lingard (Dalot 83′), Martial (Lukaku 73′), Rashford.

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  1. Smurf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Kane is screwing with my wildcard plans. I actually feel without him I have too much cash spare if I get the team I want and therefore would need to bench one of Jiminez or Digne each week over then next four. Is that just asking for problems?

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Money in the bank could save you when you need to upgrade for BGWs and DGWs. You won't have the WC when most others are using it, so having some spare funds might help you in the long term.

      1. Smurf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Yeah that makes a lot of sense, but I feel like that’s a long way off so the funds would be sat doing nothing for a good while.

        On the other side I’m a manager who prefers Uber cheap bench rather than spending funds on players unlikely to play.

        My plan was perfect with Kane in it, without him I’m getting screwed.

    2. The Big Fella
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Even if he is out, I am guessing it will only be for a couple of GWs so I won't be spending the cash so I can get him back in. Kane to Rashford or Aguero and bank the cash

      1. Smurf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Maybe it is simpler to just do the obvious Kane to Aguero move. I just prefer Sterling to Aguero however.

        1. The Big Fella
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Great choice too. Aguero is 50-50 away from home as he drops deeper. However, my preference over both of them is Kane, hence why I would make the simple transfer so I can get him back in quickly and easily with minimal disruption to the rest of my team.

    3. Smurf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      My WC team without Kane is as follows:

      Lloris
      Tripper / Robertson / TAA / Digne / Doherty
      Salah / Sterling / Hazard / Pogba
      Rashford

      Guaita / Jiminez / Puncheon / Quaner

      I really like the value and fixtures of 5 defenders over the next 4-6 weeks and want to make the move to play 5 at the back each week.

      1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 4 days ago

        That's a fine team.

        1. Smurf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Thanks. Obviously having Jim just gives me a problem each week though.

          The only reason I’m tempted is that he would be great cover should Sterling or Tripper be benched with a cluster of fixtures coming up.

          1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Trippier will almost certainly be benched and Sterling has a chance of doing so too, so I would keep Jiminez where he is and just roll FT in case you need to free up his cash at some point. Besides, Jiminez is unlikely to really punish you with 10+ points.

            As a side note, I think AWB outscores Doherty for the season run in.

            1. Smurf
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Thanks for the feedback. Yeah you’re right that Jimmy shouldn’t punish me too much.

      2. GreenWindmill
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Assuming you have bench boost remaining you might want to improve your bench to players who will at least make it onto the pitch when the time comes. Otherwise you'll have a decision to make later on about whether to find funds and spend transfers on your bench fodder or just accept the chip doesn't get you much (always a risk even with an ok bench to be fair).

        If you've already used BB then personally I like it.

        1. Smurf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          The above WC team would be fine for BB in my opinion as IMO it’s value isn’t great. So it wouldn’t bother me Quaner not playing and just BB’ing Jiminez, Puncheon and Guaita possibly GW24 when they all have decent fixtures.

          1. GreenWindmill
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Fair enough, as I say there are no guarantees of a good bench boost return even with 4 decent options, people definitely overestimate its typical value. You're limiting your possibilities but if you see the money spent on the starting XI as more rewarding then I get it (personally I try to have playing subs throughout the season so I can play the fixtures a bit more but that's just my preferred tactic).

            1. Smurf
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              I’m in full agreement about there are no guarantees and it’s use is greatly over estimated. I think I may keep Jimmy at least for now rather than have money sat in the bank. I’d only need two transfers to upgrade him and downgrade someone else and visa versa and he could come in handy with Trippier and Sterling potentiometer rotation risks over the next month or so.

        2. Jᴀʀᴠish
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Won't having a theoretically better team each week for the 3 months leading up to the DGWs offset the potentially poorer BB though? Is an interesting one.

          1. GreenWindmill
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Quite possibly, I'm not a massive advocate of the bench boost chip as a points generator. Personally I'd scrape together a few more 0.1s to have 4 starters on my bench because it's only a small amount of money for a probable 6 points extra (unless Guiata makes a quick recovery and regains his place) but I understand the approach.

            1. Smurf
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              I play to wait on Guaita news and if he’s back in the next week or two I’ll bench boost after he returns.

    4. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Cash spare is never a problem on a wildcard, it helps you rectify mistakes such as benching one of Jiminez and Digne every week 😉

      Unless you're fussed about the perfect bench boost, no point having 3 playing bench players at this point - at least, no point in spending extravagant money to just keep on the bench.

      1. Smurf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Yeah I think you are right. I don’t value the BB at all to be honest so I’ll not make any decisions based on this.

        1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Nice to see someone else not planning their entire DGW period around it

          1. Smurf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Yeah I think the fact I’m not gives me the upper hand. It means I can get the best 11 DGWers without compromising just to afford some fodder on the bench with two fixtures.

            Especially as I don’t have a wildcard, not having to think about that makes it much easier too.

    5. caldracula
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I've got 4 mill in the bank and already used my free transfer, wait for news and

      1. caldracula
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        ....act accordingly

  2. manu4life99
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Worth a 4pt hit?

    Haz to Salah(C)
    Alonso to Bednerak(2nd sub)

    1. Loki the level 5 operative
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Not in my opinion

    2. Simmoo
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Its entirely plausible that Hazard and Alonso score 2 each this weekend and Salah gets a hattrick.

      However, would you really bet against Hazard doing well on the counter against a terrible defence?

  3. J to the T
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Have pushed the button on Anderson & Kane-> Salah & Rashford for free, which feels right to me. Moved early to get the Rashford price rise. Good to go with the below?
    Fab (bou)
    Luiz (ars) Shaw (BHA) Doherty (LEI) Holebas (BUR)
    Pogba (BHA) Salah (CRY) Haz (ars) Rich (sou)
    Auba (CHE) Rashford (BHA)

    Subs. Button (mci) Jimi (LEI) AWB (liv) Gunnarson (new)

    No Liverpool defence or city worries me a little but my defence looks decent for this week and not sure I want to take a hit to do Haz-> Sterling or Auba-> Aguero and join the premium merry go round

    1. kuzser
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I'd play Jimi for luiz

    2. Simmoo
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Looks great mate, good transfer that would've made sense even without the Kane injury.

      Salah C?

      1. J to the T
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Thanks both. Yeah Salah captain and agree Jimi is a better bet than Luiz despite the assist potential from Luiz!

  4. FDMS All Starz
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Who would you rather keep

    Richa or Fanderson

    1. Loki the level 5 operative
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Richarlison, he’s due! And fixtures still good.

    2. balint84
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Everton still better team than West Ham

    3. Hits from the Bong
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Anderson

    4. altan8797
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      with son gone and kane likely to miss a few, I would go for lucas with that ammount of money.

  5. balint84
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Kane to Agüero is obvious?

    1. Loki the level 5 operative
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Wait until after the game but I’d say yes

  6. LOLarov
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Can't wait for KDB to ruin riot tonight and everyone's WC changes to him as template........Bookmark

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      He is not exactly "run riot" type of player, is he ?
      More like steady flow of points throughout season.

      1. LOLarov
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        That is fair, but goal and assist and it will go off!

    2. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      yeah, he is going to ruin the riot... 😮

    3. Typo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Hes a steady eddy, not a hot 'n cold hattrick hero. Dont think ppl will go crazy to get him.

    4. altan8797
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I don't think he's even going to start the game let alone ruining something :/

    5. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      You think he'll start? Suppose he could get returns even coming off the bench.

  7. twoplustwo
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    However it’s widely believed that Aguero has now recovered from illness and he’ll lead Man City’s attack vs Wolves.

    Gabriel Jesus is set to start the match on the bench.

  8. kuzser
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 4 days ago

    What is the best move here guys? 1ft, 0.0itb 
    1) Lovren--> bednarek/valery so I can afford Schindler->taa week after
    2) lovren-> taa, schindler -> bednarek/ valery for-4
    3) lovren-> lindelof
    4) lovren ->taa, Kane(if injured) -> Rashford for -4
    5) WC
    6) Kane, lingard, lovren-> Rashford, pogba, taa for -8

    Team is:
    Fab 4.0
    Lovren*** Digne Pereira 
    Sane hazard Anderson lingard Salah 
    Kane Jimenez 
    Subs: AWB kamara schindler

  9. manu4life99
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Fab
    Holebas Robbo Doherty
    Rich Sane Haz Pog
    Jiminez Kane Rashford
    (Subs: Alonso,Digne,Bacuna)

    A) Save FT
    B) Alonso to TAA (who to bench)
    C) Alonso,Haz to Bennett,Salah(-4)
    D) Haz to Eriksen
    E) Haz to Mane

  10. Maddamotha
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Any more news on Kane yet?

    1. altan8797
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      not yet. I reckon they will test him for 1-2 days before making an announcement. Fulham game is off the radar imo though.

  11. heavymetal100
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    If anyone has watched Chelsea the last couple of weeks could someone let me know how Alonso is doing? Every time I use to watch Chelsea he was having a lot of shots and getting in the box frequently. Wondering if he's now playing defensive as not got returns for a while

    1. Typo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      This is the problem with having him. He is up there, but he is not getting the returns. Will prob get 1 or 2 goals untill the end of season, but how much will you lose on waiting for those goals?
      Chelsea aint that good atm, not good for Alonso owners.

    2. altan8797
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I've totally given up on chelsea, fpl-wise.

  12. Suave EU
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    So I had;
    Alonso (2), Digne (12), Luiz (8), Robbo (9) and who did I decide to captain? Alonso... Even AWB hit 4 on the bench.

    This leaves me;
    6 points or Sterling & Doherty. Who wins in the cup?

    1. Typo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      You captained Alonso? mate..

      1. LOLarov
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        agreed you have yourself to blame here!! Do you not own Salah, Haz, Kane etc?

        1. Suave EU
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          I have Kane, Auba, Rash, Son

          As a WH fan didn't want to capt Auba and I was right.
          Kane had a lot of chances but against a rejuvenated Utd I didn't wanna risk it. I thought if anyone scores for Utd it'd be Rash but wasn't willing to take that risk.

          Like I said any of my other defenders and I'd probably comfortable I'm going through the cup but Sterling & Doherty will probably get 7 points between them...

      2. Suave EU
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I know I know, was shooting a differential and figured Newcastle... Friggin' Newcastle...

    2. altan8797
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      why someone does such things to himself?

      1. Suave EU
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Trying to climb the ranks! Still a 60 GW but could've been better still...

  13. DAZZ
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Has Eden Wizard given up on the trolling these days?

    1. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      has taken over Twitter after being banned

    2. Mysterion
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/19703962 sounds like wizard 😀

  14. Suave EU
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    As if Luke Shaw rose overnight, what a joke 😀

  15. darth_valdes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    WC or -8 hits? Kane,Son,Chica,Hojberg out. What to do with this lot?

    Fab Pat
    Digne TAA Robertson Doherty Kola
    Son* Salah Sané J.Murphy Hojberg*
    Kane* Chica* Jim

    1FT 0.7 ITB

    Thanks

    1. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Wait for more news on Kane and don't take hits to remove Hojbjerg so do -4 max.

  16. sovietrockettes
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Fab
    Alonso Robbo TAA
    Salah (C) Haz Pogba Martial Rich
    Rashford Arnautovic

    0.0 ITB 1 FT
    Bench: Guiata, Ings, Doherty, AWB

    GTG or downgrade Alonso now?

  17. Longlatini
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Noob question but if a player was bought at 6.3 and his value is now 6.6, what would his selling price be?
    6.4?

    1. darth_valdes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      yes

      1. Longlatini
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Cheers thank you

  18. altan8797
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    etheridge speroni
    taa trippier bednarek digne awb
    sterling richarlison pogba salah brooks
    kane jimmy arnie

    yay or nay questions:

    1. kane+arnie to kun+rash (if kane's gone for a while)
    2. richarlison to lucas (if kane will be fit at least before watford)

  19. WorldCupDanB
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Where's Facer when you need him?

  20. Champ Champ
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Who scores more next gw ?
    Richarlison +4 or Sterling -4

  21. Keyser soze 4321
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Don't like huts but team needs a makeover...
    Son+Mitro+Alonso->Sterling+Rash+Shaw -8 hit
    A.yes
    B.no way

    1. Keyser soze 4321
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      *hits

    2. antis0cial
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      You already have TAA? I'm not convinced by Utd defenders, only De Gea kept their CS vs Spurs.

      1. Keyser soze 4321
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Yeh already got taa
        Could just do son ->sterling no hit?

        1. Too Many Hits
          2 months, 4 days ago

          I am regretting keeping Sterling as long as I have, would explore other options if I were you... Maybe Dilva or Sane and use the funds elsewhere

  22. antis0cial
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Already used my 2 ft's to get Salah in, but if Kane injured tempted to WC, worth it?

    Possible WC Team (could also go Bedna/D.Silva instead of Doh/Anderson)
    Fab/Button
    Robbo / TAA / Digne / Doherty / AWB
    Salah / Sterling / Haz / Pog / Anderson
    Rash / Jimi / Long

    Current Team
    Fab / Hamer
    Robbo / Alonso / Digne / Doherty / AWB
    Salah / Sane / Pogba / Anderson / Rich
    Kane / Jimi / Kam

  23. Indpush
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Benching question here.

    Playing:

    Fabi
    Doherty, Digne, TAA
    Pogba Salah
    Rashford Firmino

    Sitting: Speroni, Luiz, Wan

    Who to be 1st on my bench?

    Bilva, Jimenez, Anderson, Dilva

    1. Too Many Hits
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Anderson - Good chance he'll come on with both Silva's not likely to play with all City's midfielders fit

      Or maybe Bernardo to be safe, could come on for a 1 pointer

      1. Indpush
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Good point. Thanks Manch for putting in your two cents. I appreciate it.

    2. Ynwalfc
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Definitely play Luiz,B.Silva first on the bench. Anderson has been quiet but could score big against Bournemouth

      1. Indpush
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Thanks YNWaLFC.

        I don't see Arsenal blanking twice in a row especially playing at home. He isn't exactly what I would call a classic attacking player either although he gets the odd assist and even odder goal.

        B.Silva is an interesting benching and was suggested by another manager you may have noticed.

        I appreciate all the replies. I must take all you've written in consideration and make a final decision. Thanks so much.

  24. maurorodi00
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Camarasa will be ok for the upcoming gw?

    1. Ynwalfc
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I have him in my starting line up, he just had a knock so should be ok

  25. maurorodi00
    2 months, 3 days ago

    sane bench?

  26. Ynwalfc
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Etheridge
    Digne,Pereira,TAA
    Pogba,Eriksen,Salah(C),Camarasa
    Firmino,Rashford,Aubameyang(VC)

    Subs Guaita,Westwood,Bednarek,AWB

    GTG? I’ll look to get Kane back in when fit again, but happy to go with Firmino for now

  27. gelisiguzel
    2 months, 3 days ago

    WC with 2.4 cash in the bank.

    Lloris
    Shaw- TAA- Doherty
    Pogba-sane-salah-Bilva
    Kane-Rashford-Jiminez

    Subs: Guaita- gunnarson- Luiz- AWB

    any suggestions? especially if kane is out?