Scout Notes

Selection headache for Hodgson as Batshuayi turns FPL heads

Fantasy Premier League managers will have to monitor the forward situation at Crystal Palace amid recent changes to the side.

There are a host of budget options available but Roy Hodgson has some decisions to make about his formation in the coming weeks.

Their win over Fulham on Saturday is the focus of this latest Scout Notes article.

Crystal Palace 2-0 Fulham

Goals: Luka Milivojevic (£6.2m), Jeffrey Schlupp (£4.4m)

Assists: Michy Batshuayi (£6.5m)

Crystal Palace manager Hodgson has a selection headache on his hands ahead of Gameweek 26, as it is still unclear for Fantasy managers how Michy Batshuayi (£6.5m) fits in at Selhurst Park. The Chelsea striker, who joined the Eagles on loan on transfer deadline day, grabbed himself an assist in his eight-minute debut and certainly showed some promise in his short space of time on the field.

Whether he will be in line to start against West Ham on Saturday remains to be seen though, as Hodgson has serious competition for places in his attacking line now. In Wilfried Zaha‘s (£6.7m) absence, the Palace boss reverted to the 4-4-2 formation he used at the start of the season, having favoured 4-3-3 in recent weeks. A switch back to 4-3-3 would leave just one space for a centre-forward with Zaha and Andros Townsend (£5.9m) likely to take up the wide positions.

Leading from the front against Fulham was an attacking pairing of Christian Benteke (£6.3m) and Jordan Ayew (£5.7m), both of whom played well and earned praise from their manager at the full-time whistle. It was the first start for Benteke since Gameweek 4, as he continues his recovery from a long lay-off. According to Hodgson, the former Aston Villa man still has issues playing the full 90 minutes, although it should be to his credit that there were boos from the home support when he was substituted in the 72nd minute.

“Christian, of course, (did well) coming back from a long layoff. At half-time he was complaining about the onset of cramp, we knew we couldn’t play him for 90 minutes, we knew that we would have to take him off at some time. But the good thing is of course now when you have Batshuayi on the bench and when you have Bakary Sako on the bench you’re not frightened to take him off because you’ve got such a good alternative.” – Roy Hodgson

It was Ayew who Batshuayi came on for in the 82nd minute, but whether he replaces the former Swansea man may also hang in the balance currently. Even though he did not score or assist, Hodgson described Ayew’s performance as his best of the season, having started each of the last five in a row for Palace.

“For Ayew on an all-round performance, it was his best performance. His work rate and efforts in the game at Southampton in midweek was fantastic, today again you see the man has super-human powers in terms of the effort he puts in. Today I thought he succeeded with the ball as well.” – Roy Hodgson

With the nature of Batshuayi’s arrival as a marquee signing at Palace, it is fairly likely that he will start matches very soon. It cannot be ignored that the Belgian international looked fired up as soon as he took to the Selhurst Park pitch, and in just eight minutes on the pitch managed two shots and a one assist. With future Palace team-sheets harder to predict now, questions have been asked to current players about whether the group of forwards can play together.

“Of course we can play together. But now it is up to the manager. Like I say he has got a lot of options, so it is up to him. He is a goal scorer, he is a player who is always going to be dangerous in the box – which is good. We have got a lot of different options, which I think for the manager is going to be a headache for him.” – Christian Benteke

An often overlooked individual at Crystal Palace is second half goalscorer and FPL defender Jeffrey Schlupp (£4.4m), who netted for the second time against Fulham this season. With Zaha out of the team, the former Leicester man was making his first start since Gameweek 20 at left attacking midfield, having featured as a substitute three times between then and the visit of Fulham. No player had more shots in the penalty box at Selhurst Park on Saturday as he continues to prove he has the potential to be a powerful Fantasy asset if he was able to start regularly. In fact, Schlupp actually has goals in two of his last three starts, also netting in the spectacular 3-2 win at Manchester City in Gameweek 18. Unfortunately for him, his area of the pitch is where the most competition for places are with Zaha and Max Meyer (£5.6m) in the mix, as well as any striker pushed out wide.

“I’ve always believed in Jeffrey Schlupp. I believe in him as a left-back, I believe in him as a left-sided player and I believe in him as a left midfield player in a three because he has a lot of qualities and it’s great if you’re going to write something positive about him because it certainly backs up what we feel about him and he’s been a little hard done by. Funnily enough in the area that he plays that’s where the competition has been strongest.” – Roy Hodgson

After surviving a first-half Fulham onslaught, there was a ninth clean sheet of the season for Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£4.6m) and his Crystal Palace defensive colleagues. It was further proof that the Eagles assets in our Fantasy squads should be trusted more often than not when they are playing at home. In their last four league matches at Selhurst Park they have kept three clean sheets and conceded just once, in the 1-0 defeat to Chelsea in Gameweek 20.

“I wasn’t surprised that the first-half was a difficult one for us, we didn’t pass the ball anywhere near as well as we’re capable of in the first-half. But we got a break, a piece of good fortune, the cross was a good cross but I didn’t expect Christie to handle it to give us that penalty, but these things to happen in the game of football. Certainly, in the second half, I thought we played much better. I thought our control was better, our passing started to come back to its normal levels. We piled a bit of pressure on them, not least of all from corner kicks which we were taking.” – Roy Hodgson

Unfortunately for Aleksandar Mitrovic (£6.5m) owners, Fulham were unable to attack Palace with the same ruthlessness they did against Brighton midweek. Despite finding such success playing balls into the middle for Mitrović to thrive on in Gameweek 24, Saturday’s trip to Selhurst saw none of that width in attack. The injured André Schürrle (£5.6m) was replaced not by a natural wide player, but by central midfielder Tom Cairney (£4.6m), who clearly was not suited to the role.

“No, no, no, we continued to play and try to do our game but of course we made a few crosses for Mitrovic and we know Mitrovic is very dangerous when you pass the ball well and cross for him. I ask always to make a cross for him but it’s not possible sometimes and we want to go back and pass the ball behind and restart the action when you can finish and cross. If Mitrovic is ready, he can score.” – Claudio Ranieri

There were other tactical changes that seemed to hinder Fulham, as they reverted to a three-man defence with wing-backs pushing on despite the success they had with a back-four for the second half against Brighton. After going 1-0 down to Luka Milivojevic‘s (£6.2m) penalty, Claudio Ranieri was forced to ditch the back-three once again. Luciano Vietto (£5.3m) was introduced for Tim Ream (£4.2m) at half-time as part of the latest reshuffle.

“I played three at the back and we played better than the second half. I changed to try help my players at Brighton, that was good, but today wasn’t and that’s it.” – Claudio Ranieri

It was an afternoon to forget for Cyrus Christie (£4.2m) as he gave away the penalty in the first half and was forced from the pitch with an injury in the second.

“He was injured, I don’t know (the latest). Tomorrow we will check and on Monday we will know better.” – Claudio Ranieri

Crystal Palace XI (4-4-2): Guaita; van Aanholt, Sakho, Tomkins, Wan-Bissaka; Schlupp (Sako 90+1′), Milivojevic, McArthur, Townsend; Benteke (Meyer 72′), Ayew (Batshuayi 82′).

Fulham XI (3-4-3): Rico; Ream (Vietto 45′), Le Marchand, Odoi; Bryan, Seri, Chambers, Christie (Fosu-Mensah 62′); Babel (Ayité 88′), Mitrović, Cairney.

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  1. Camp No No
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    Didn't watch the game tonight, why is Fabianski's ownership dropping like a stone?

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      He was flagged up until today

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        Still is it turns out

        1. Camp No No
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 16 days ago

          Not in the FPL that I play.

          1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            9 months, 16 days ago

            Oh, it was cached. The flag is removed now, yes.

    2. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Lack of clean sheets and better options elsewhere

      1. Duffy Dunk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        I don't see any gk being worth it currently, lots of inconsistency.
        Sticking with Fab for now.

        1. Gommy
          • 9 Years
          9 months, 16 days ago

          Patricio & Foster have worked wonders for me all season. Alternated perfectly bar one week I believe. Very rarely have either one not delivered for me each week.

      2. Camp No No
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        Ok. If it's just that, it doesn't bother me.

      3. Solanke
        9 months, 16 days ago

        Like? Next few fixtures for West ham look good

        1. Camp No No
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 16 days ago

          More precisely, they look absolutely fantastic. Palace, Fulham, Newcastle, Cardiff, and Huddersfield in the next 6, and 3 of them at home. Can't ask much better than that. All you need is a backup with a decent fixture for 28 when Hammers visit City.

          1. Cilly Bonnolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            9 months, 16 days ago

            I don't have a playing second keeper and it doesn't bother me playing him against the big sides. There's always the chance of save points.

            1. Solanke
              9 months, 16 days ago

              +1

          2. SMEE_HEEE
            • 1 Year
            9 months, 16 days ago

            I may get McCarthy to cover for 28 assuming no other fires to out out (yeah right!)

          3. Jayv807
            • 2 Years
            9 months, 16 days ago

            they have had a lot of decent fixtures recently such as WAT, sou, bur, BHA for GW18-21 and they got zero CS. only 1 CS in their last 8 altogether. I like Fab and agree he could deliver, but I have my doubts.

            1. SMEE_HEEE
              • 1 Year
              9 months, 16 days ago

              1 CS was against....

              1. Jayv807
                • 2 Years
                9 months, 16 days ago

                Arsenal. But not sure why that matters? 1 CS in 8 games where a lot of those games were against bad teams is not all that good, regardless of who they got their 1 CS against.

  2. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    At least on Wednesday night I will be in the air travelling to Oman so will be saved more Aguero misery as the goals roll in - with any luck Sané matching him.

    Off topic but anyone been to Oman and what are they must places to visit?

    1. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Until the pilot starts doing loop da loops after his captain Aguero scores another hatty. 😉

      I have not been in Oman myself but have talked to a few people that have visited there and they said it is a beautiful country full of friendly people and is somewhat of a undiscovered gem by all accounts.I am sure you will have a great holiday there.

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        Thanks for that.

    2. noquarternt
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      One of my mates worked there for an oil company. Said it was fantastic, there's a small part of Oman that's not contiguous with the rest of the country but next to the UAE with an old fort he said was great.

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        Cheers.

  3. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    Surely no one relevant captained Salah over a City attacker?

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Came to my senses and switched to Sane

    2. Burger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      They won't be relevant after Weds.

    3. QUEN
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 16 days ago

      I remember salah owners posting that salah will out score a dgw City player...

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        Sane was one of the most popular still on 0pts

        1. QUEN
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 16 days ago

          Yeah luckily I switched armband to Aguero. But the other two still outscored salah (sterling/Aguero) and sane still has a good shot

          1. Kiwivillan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            9 months, 16 days ago

            People like me were weary of Pep rotation and Liverpool history Salah 4 goals 1 assist last 3 vs West Ham. I came to senses and did sensible Sane C and what happened

            1. QUEN
              • 1 Year
              9 months, 16 days ago

              Keep faith pal one more game still.

    4. SouthCoastSaint
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Define relevant.

      Almost everyone agreed the key city players would almost certainly play approx 1 game each with arsenal being the tougher fixture.

      Not madness to captain Salah. Look how it worked out for Hazard cappers

      1. Team Cruel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        Huddersfield at home isn't the same as WH away. Look at WH's home results vs top 6.

        1. SouthCoastSaint
          • 8 Years
          9 months, 16 days ago

          Look how many Liverpool have put past West Ham 3 games before tonight.

          Stats can be twisted to fit a point of view.

          Chelsea had just been thrashed 4-0 by Bournemouth

      2. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        Relevant is an acknowledgement of current reality rather than some thin skinned animal opinion of mainstream convenience

    5. Duffy Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      My main rival did and so far his C is doing better than mine (Sane)

      1. George James
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        My main ML rival triple capped salah 🙂

  4. Tcheco
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    Play:

    A. Sigurdsson (wat)
    B. Rondon (wol)

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      My double Wolves is keeping a CS

  5. Five Season Wonder
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    Good moves for the next GW? 2FT (1.1itb)

    Alonso > Kola
    Firmino > Auba

    Gives me this team; (and a bench selection headache)

    Guaita
    TAA - Kola - Doherty
    Salah(c) - Sane - Sonny - Pogba
    Auba - Rashy - Arnie
    ----
    Button; AWB, Digne, MGW.

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      No headache. Arnie will still be injured

      1. Gatsby
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        He won't.. Pelle said he was 25% to make this game, 100% for following week.

        He will start next week for sure imo (depends if his head is there tho)

  6. SouthCoastSaint
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    Not sure how Liverpool drawing tonight affects Peps starting line up for Wednesday.

    We all know there’s no predicting him, why even bother second guessing.

    And no I’m not fun at parties but I am a Sane (c) and KDB owner hoping Aguero and sterling are benched ha

    1. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      People are acting like there are 2 or 3 games left this season. It is the beginning of February!

      1. SouthCoastSaint
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        This. If Aguero, Sterling, KDB etc are all jaded from arsenal then they’ll be benched for Mahrez, sane, stones, danilo

      2. mixology
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        Also agree. Shouldn’t affect his initial plans, however, to be level on points even with an extra game played is surely motivational

        1. SouthCoastSaint
          • 8 Years
          9 months, 16 days ago

          Exhausting key players ahead of Chelsea at home and ahead of all the competitions they are in. Just can’t see it

  7. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    Manuel Pellegrini about the chat with Klopp at the end of the game: “Klopp is used to winning with goals offside. He beat at Malaga with a goal that was seven metres offside. So he can’t complain about anything.”

    😆

    1. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Got to love the old vampire

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      😆

  8. Zladan
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    Is Kun Agüero the greatest PL striker of all time?

    1. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      No

    2. Tcheco
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      No

    3. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      No

    4. wulfranian
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      No

    5. Zladan
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Fairly unanimous.

      Imo, even as a United fan, he’s ahead of all the rest.

      Minutes per goal ratio is nuts. Consistency to score 20+ even being injured almost every year. League winnings goals. Top scorer v “Top 6” teams ever.

      1. Syd.
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        Henry for me

        1. baps sniffer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 16 days ago

          Is he still playing?!? Can Kun become better?

    6. Tcheco
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      And Harry Kane is currently a better player

      1. SouthCoastSaint
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        Hard to compare , different styles. Never understand comparing certain players.

        Can’t we just enjoy good strikers in fpl and following football

      2. Duka
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        yeaaaah.....no.

    7. Jon Snow
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Have you forgotten the mighty Adi Akinbiyi?

      1. Syd.
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        😯

    8. SouthCoastSaint
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Henry for me

      1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        Sad denial

    9. 1569Tippins
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      No, Alan Shearer is

    10. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      If he was English or even British, then yes.

    11. Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Yes of course

      1. Ron_Swanson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        His goal scoring ratio over a long term is ahead of anyone else by a decent margin

    12. the snazzy viking
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      best non-English striker for me

      Shearer's the best imo

    13. BigBillyBass
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 16 days ago

      No he’s not. Shearer and Henry were better

    14. noquarternt
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Alan Shearer is the greatest PL striker of all time. There's no question of that, but Agüero is more than likely next.

    15. SMEE_HEEE
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 16 days ago

      I think so

      As a pure goalscorer and scorer of goals in key games I think he beats Henry, Shearer and the rest

      (Chelsea fan)

  9. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    LMS safety score currently 45 if bonus stays.

    https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

    1 game & autosubs to go.

    1. SMEE_HEEE
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 16 days ago

      cheers

      I may yet survive!

  10. Says
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    If youre' having trouble sleeping, you might want to stick on the remainder of Ashley Cole on the broadcast here

  11. Monkey Hanger
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    Only need 46pts to crack the ton. TC Mane. Odds? 🙂

    1. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Sane?

      1. Monkey Hanger
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        Of course. 🙂

    1. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      😆

    2. DR0GBA
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      that excuse is up there with Willian blaming his daughter for the emojis over Conte

    3. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      This is like people going into A&E with something lodged up their bottom because they "accidentally fell on it when naked."

      1. The One True Marvin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        That can really happen. Honest.

        1. baps sniffer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 16 days ago

          U know. Ok.

    4. The One True Marvin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      How did he get the job?

      1. Team Cruel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        His flatmate sent in an application.

        1. The One True Marvin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 16 days ago

          Post of the day.

        2. Jarvish Scott Talent
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 16 days ago

          Lol

        3. Syd.
          • 10 Years
          9 months, 16 days ago

          😆

        4. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 16 days ago

          Magic, TC!

        5. wulfranian
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 16 days ago

          🙂 Classic from TM.

          1. wulfranian
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 16 days ago

            TC*

      2. Syd.
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        Harvey Weinstein did the interview

    5. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Drop the shovel now ZoumasBloomers.

      😆

    6. Mysterion
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Amazing 😀

    7. the snazzy viking
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      worse than Hennessey's excuse 😆

    8. noquarternt
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      What did he write? Or his flat mate write?

  12. The Gobstopper
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    So, I'd held firm on not adding Salah until before the last GW when I finally broke down and bought him. And who did I move? Hazard, of course. Which means that adding the "essential" Mo Salah has earned me 4 points rather than Hazard's 17. Not that Hazard wasn't a fantasy troll himself (evident in the 15 points he scored in the five GWs from 20-24), but still...

    Stupid game...

    1. SouthCoastSaint
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Tough. I sold Son after his 1 point vs Cardiff and sold hazard for sane this week. Shocking season!

    2. Orion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      It’s all about timing and luck

    3. SMEE_HEEE
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 16 days ago

      timing

      as least you have him for the three upcoming blank GW!

  13. RealSocialDads
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    Which wins?

    A. Sterling (c) and Aguero +3
    B. Aguero (c), Sane, Laporte and Richarlison

    Fear I already know the answer

    1. SouthCoastSaint
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      50/50 if sterling starts maybe and Aguero benched

    2. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      B

  14. WE ARE RANGERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    4.6 million game rank before tonight. Went from 1k to 4.2k this round
    Had Fabs, Robbo, Salah, Firmino tonight ... grand total of 9 points
    Danilo and Sane (c) to come
    What a nightmare week 🙁

    1. noquarternt
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Boohoo

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  15. Shatner's Bassoon
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    2FT. First is easy Ings > Auba

    Struggling a bit with the second enabler...

    Haz > 5.3?

    Currently looking at Redmond or Torreira.

    Any better ideas welcomed?

    1. Monkey Hanger
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      JWP.

    2. AVFCChris1984
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Moutinho

      1. Shatner's Bassoon
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        Food for thought. Thanks.

  16. WE ARE RANGERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    If I was on a wild card I would not have Salah, too many good options not too far behind him points wise for a lot less money

    1. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      TC material against rubbish BOU.

      1. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        Not with the form Liverpool are in at the moment. They have lost their way.

    2. QUEN
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 16 days ago

      This is why I don’t own salah.

      Although it is a risk now seeing that most people own him in my cash leagues

    3. mixology
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Still think he’s the best captaincy option going forward and will bring him in either next gw or after pool play utd

    4. gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      I haven't had Salah since GW13 for exactly this reason and he's even more expensive now.

    5. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      That’s what I thought when I WCed GW 16. Still recovering from it...

  17. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    Robertson had to ruin it. Assuming Richarlison plays the City game and gets at least 1pt, only Robertson in my team with less than 3pts. Never had every player in my playing 11 get more than 2pts. Was so close.

    1. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Salah an Alisson my worst players this week. Should have benched both (hindsight).

  18. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    Button replacement alongside Boruc

    A Fabianski
    B Patricio
    C Ryan

    1. Legomané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      e The ridge

    2. Solanke
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Fab. See West ham fixture run. Amazing.

  19. El Fenomeno R9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    Considering Sane > Mane (-4) could pay off and long term transfer.

    Y/N ?

    1. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Yes, if you have Pogba (and Son)

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        Not for -4 though

  20. sentz05
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    Auba in Kun out? Do it now or wait for pressers?

    1. Legomané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Wait , price changes could work in your favour

    2. SMEE_HEEE
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 16 days ago

      defo hold

      Auba falling and Kun rising. No point doing it now, in fact you could lose money going early
      Also another game Wednesday so more adventures ahead

  21. marzo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    1. Rich + Firmino -> Son + Jimenez (leaves 1.2m).
    2. Rich + Firmino-> Mane + Jimenez (leaves 0.4m).
    3. Rich + Sané + Firmino -> Son + Mane + Jimenez. (-4). (leaves 1.2m)
    4. Other moves?

    Fabianski.
    Digne, Doherty, Holebas.
    Pogba, Salah, Rich, Sané.
    Firmino, Auba, Rashford.
    Hamer, Bednarek, Camarasa, AWB.
    2ft, 0.6m ITB

    1. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      1. Definitely.

  22. Son is Rising
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    Presume salah owner but non cappers are chuffed with that? Chunk of the top 10k capped!

    1. Zladan
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Delighted.

  23. SMEE_HEEE
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 16 days ago

    Lawro's predictions from BBC - 8 results wrong, 2 correct

    The two he got correct: City and Chelsea at home. Not exactly tough ones!

    I'm going to use him as an anti-predictor going forward

    1. Ambrosiana Inter
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      He s awful...I always try not to look at his predictions by quickly scroll down to the stats

  24. BigBillyBass
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 16 days ago

    Can’t believe Ashley Cole picked Malouda over Bergkamp in his all time XI

    1. Ambrosiana Inter
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Really?malouda???pffff

    2. SMEE_HEEE
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 16 days ago

      did he overlap with DB at Arsenal? I guess he played with Malouda so knows him well. Also they both played on the left so good partner for him.

      Malouda was quite underrated I thought. Still remember him scoring a lovely goal at OT.

      1. Monkey Hanger
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        Tbf Cole didn't directly chose Malouda over DB. He chose Drogba over DB.

    3. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      He picked one 6 years ago with Bergkamp and no Malouda:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3U2hMCfZpk

      Seaman; Lauren Campbell Adams Cole; Sturridge Gerrard Viera Pires; Henry Bergkamp

      1. BigBillyBass
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 16 days ago

        No Chelsea players in that one literally makes no sense

  25. Monkey Hanger
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    Shock, horror - Messi never scored against Ashley Cole. 🙂

  26. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    Why do the words "wishful thinking" appear in my head every time someone lists the City players likely to play on Wednesday?

  27. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    The next time anyone gets into trouble here for something they have posted all the have to do is imply the ZoumasBloomers defense.

    The precedent has been set let the chaos begin. 😉

    1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      Redact that it is a threat to Scout National Securityt

      1. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        You will have to talk to my cat,he was walking on my keyboard and posted that.

    2. fedolefan
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      What did I miss here?

  28. SweeSwee
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    Anyone else relying on Richarlison to salvage the Gameweek? Desperate times.

    1. Ambrosiana Inter
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 16 days ago

      It ll be good...

    2. SMEE_HEEE
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 16 days ago

      geez mate that pretty horrible

      no City cover at all?

  29. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 16 days ago

    Masterclass of the brain dead.