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Son leaves it late as Spurs flatter to deceive against spirited Leicester

Another Gameweek, another laboured victory for Spurs, whose win over Leicester was much more than a 3-1 scoreline suggests.

The home side were certainly clinical at Wembley Stadium but had to dig deep to hold off a Foxes onslaught, especially in the second half.

The game that featured Gameweek 26’s most popular player in the transfer market is the focus of this latest Scout Notes article.

Spurs 3-1 Leicester

Goals: Davison Sánchez (£5.8m), Christian Eriksen (£9.3m), Son Heung-min (£8.8m) | Jamie Vardy (£8.8m)

Assists: Eriksen, Fernando Llorente (£5.7m), Moussa Sissoko (£4.9m)

Son Heung-min (£8.8m) left it late but still managed to reward his large number of new owners with a goal against Leicester on Sunday afternoon. The South Korean was the most transferred-in player ahead of Gameweek 26 with over 550,000 managers signing him up. The game itself was frustrating viewing for his 21% ownership as he was unable to have as much impact on proceedings as he would have liked.

Son was top of the charts for goal attempts in the game, but only one of them was in the box and just one was on target. That was his stoppage-time goal which would have been perhaps harder to miss than to score as he had the freedom of the Wembley pitch to bear down on goal and slot past Kasper Schmeichel (£5.0m). Outside of that, the FPL midfielder had few clear cut chances, and it would be easy to argue that he was fortunate to score yet again. However, the player himself would tell you his late goal was just desserts after he was brought down in the box by Harry Maguire (£5.4m) in the first half but was booked for diving instead.

“It was a clear penalty. It was the same referee but now I don’t know how he has measured the situation. It is so difficult. I am a person that always accepts the mistake but I think it was so strange the situation today. It was so clear the position today with Sonny, the action, but it wasn’t clear the position of Maddison when he was on the floor. I think it is unbelievable.” – Mauricio Pochettino

The star performer from a Fantasy perspective was Christian Eriksen (£9.3m) who got himself a goal and an assist against Leicester. He made up for a particularly poor performance against Newcastle, in which he did not create a single chance, by offering a spread of Fantasy potential this time around. He played two key passes and had two efforts on goal, combining for his first double-figure haul since Gameweek 19. With ongoing talks about his future at the club, it was a timely display from Eriksen.

“We’ve spoken a lot about that, now we need to keep going, for him to continue performing in his best and of course I told you before he’s such an important player for us. We’ll see what happens. I think I’ve used a few metaphors in the past about Christian, remember related with my family and my dog. He needs to feel the freedom to take his decisions. I think keeping going, so happy with him and we’ll see what happens in the end.” – Mauricio Pochettino

However, as already mentioned, it was a game that was not fully reflected in the scoreline. Spurs did not warrant a 3-1 victory while Leicester really should have scored more than they did. The visitors finished the match with an expected goals (xG) score of 3.12 to their hosts’ 1.08. Spurs had more of the possession (53% to 47%), but the Foxes were considerably more purposeful with the ball. They had more than triple the shots in the box and twice as many big chances as Spurs.

Harvey Barnes (£5.5m) has excited since coming back to Leicester following a loan spell at West Bromwich Albion but he was missing the clinical edge at Wembley. No player who started the match had more efforts in the box than him, but only one of his three shots there was on target. At the opposite end of the experience-scale was Jamie Vardy (£8.8m) who was surprisingly benched for the encounter but was introduced in the 59th minute. He was being lined up to come on before James Maddison (£6.6m) won a penalty, but was rushed on once it was there to be taken. With his first touch of the match, the 32-year-old had his effort saved by Hugo Lloris (£5.4m), who proved one of the key performers for Spurs given Leicester’s spirited display. To Vardy’s credit, he managed to finish the match joint-top with Barnes for shots in the box, despite playing just 31 minutes.

“I think we are talking about one of the best keepers in the world, with a lot of experience and having played a lot of games here at Tottenham. I think he’s showing his value and of course, in the decisive moments like today, I think it was so important to help the team achieve the three points. Of course, his quality is there and we cannot doubt that.” – Mauricio Pochettino

“I could have waited (to make the change). He was ready to come on and I gave him the opportunity to shoot the penalty. I said to him if he felt up to it he can take it, but it is not just the penalty, the whole game we have had all the possibilities to lead this game or get back into the game. We don’t know. Perhaps it was not a good thing or a good thing, we don’t know. Yes, normally Jamie is the penalty taker. I gave him the opportunity to take this penalty.” – Claude Puel

Aside from the penalty, Maddison was at the heart of much of Leicester’s play. He created more chances than any other player on the Wembley pitch, and was, in fact, the top creator for the whole of Gameweek 26, no other player beating his total of seven key passes.

Ricardo Pereira (£5.3m) was also useful as he pushed on from his right-back position. Maddison was the only one to manage more created chances than the Portuguese in Sunday’s lunch-time kick-off.

There certainly seems to be enough potential shown by Leicester in recent performances to suggest that once the fixtures ease up they could be the source of some shrewd investments. Pereira especially has been targetted by many as someone to purchase from Gameweek 27 onwards as it’s Crystal Palace (home), Brighton (home), Watford (away), Fulham (home), Burnley (away) and Bournemouth (home) up next for the Foxes.

“It’s the same feeling after our game against United. Another time today, we made good collective performance, with good quality and good moves. We hurt them, without finding efficiency. It’s a big shame. It was not a fair result, but it’s our fault because we have had a lot of chances since the kick-off. It’s a mixed feeling with the thought that we showed a lot of quality. It’s encouraging. We should have led this game, we should have got back in this game. “We need results to give us good balance.” – Claude Puel

Tottenham Hotspur XI (4-3-1-2): Lloris; Rose (Walker-Peters 88′), Vertonghen, Sánchez, Trippier; Skipp (Alderweireld 71′), Winks, Sissoko; Eriksen; Llorente (Wanyama 80′), Son.

Chelsea XI (4-1-4-1): Schmeichel; Chilwell, Maguire, Evans, R Pereira; Ndidi; Barnes (Okazaki 88′), Maddison, Tieleman, Ghezzal (Iheanacho 72′); D Gray (Vardy 59′).

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836 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Jellyfish
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 23 hours ago

    Hows this lot looking for gw27 guys?

    Fab
    Kola AWB Doherty
    Salah Mane Pogba Son Camarasa
    Jimmy Rash

    (Bednarek, Kun, Luiz)

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      Promising

    2. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      Very good

  2. ZAWAd25
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 23 hours ago

    Morning lads!

    Y’all think next week is the week for a free hit?

    1. Zombanksy
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      I don't think so. Surely there'll be a more crucial week to use it.

    2. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      To load up on arsenal, west ham, leicester etc? No

    3. pingissimus
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      Where would you go? I’m suspicious of Arsenal - 2-1 at Huddersfield didn’t flatter them.

      I assuming you’re loaded up on United Liverpool but so is everyone. 3-3 seems as possible as 1-0.

      31 or 32 depending on which way you swing looks much more likely to get you a return. It’s a powerful chip.

      1. joeydelucchi
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 23 hours ago

        arsenal are much better at home mind you.

    4. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      Nah. Unless you only have 2 players available lol

  3. merin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 23 hours ago

    What defender would you ship to make room for Pereira?

    Patricio Hamer
    Robertson Laporte Doherty Dunk AWB
    Salah Son Pogba Richarlison Stephens
    Auba Rashford Jimenez

    2.7 ITB, 1 FT

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      Laporte

    2. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      Dunk

    3. Paddington Bear
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      Don’t make room for Pereira.

      1. Zombanksy
        8 days, 23 hours ago

        This. Shipping goals and something is going on with Leicester.

        1. Zombanksy
          8 days, 23 hours ago

          But with Per you have the potential attacking returns I guess.

      2. pingissimus
        8 days, 23 hours ago

        Not this week anyway. Palace at home is a banana skin fixture.

    4. onceuponatyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      I'd have gone Dunk, but with the blank - Laporte makes sense. More funds to spend in coming weeks too.

      1. Flapjack ✅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 22 hours ago

        Dunk blanks too!

        1. onceuponatyne
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 22 hours ago

          Doh. You're right.
          Well, for me, I'd still lose Laporte to invest that money, considering the blanks.
          Both if you can make use of the place/need to.

  4. Most likely to succeed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 23 hours ago

    Fab
    Robbo / Kolasinac / Wan-B
    Salah / Son / Pogba / Anderson / Neves
    Aubameyang / Jimenez

    Ether / Rash / Shaw / Bed

    Just took a hit to get here.

    Thoughts? Who are my issues for the next few weeks?

  5. No Mo Salah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 days, 23 hours ago

    best 5th mid 4.4 under ?

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      Hayden short term ?

    2. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      McNeil of Burnley. Think he's still 4.5

      1. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 23 hours ago

        *4.4

  6. H-Over United
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 23 hours ago

    How to handle the blank GW27??

    Foster
    AWB - Bednarek - Doherty
    Pogba - Salah - Son - "Sane"
    Rashford - Jimenez - "Aguero"

    Bench: Hamer - Zabaleta - "Kante" - "Digne"

    a) Take a Hit (-4) and transfer out Sane + Zabaleta (Bench Kun)
    b) Play Free Hit and go on NEW, ARS, LEI & Co.?

  7. Flapjack ✅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 23 hours ago

    1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    6
    Agueroooooooo

    1. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      He rises when he wants !!

  8. Babit1967
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 23 hours ago

    Got the captaincy on Anderson at the moment, anyone else going that way?

    1. Paddington Bear
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      This doesn’t deserve a reply

      1. Zombanksy
        8 days, 23 hours ago

        Haha.

    2. CROCosta
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      i have him as vice currently, son captain, like the punt

  9. Zombanksy
    8 days, 23 hours ago

    Need to get rid of Digne and Rich.

    Any advice please? Thanks.

    1. Paddington Bear
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      I’ve money itb. Going rich to Anderson and Digne to Leicester defender

      1. Zombanksy
        8 days, 23 hours ago

        That seems a good idea.

        Which Leicester defender are you opting for?

        1. Paddington Bear
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 23 hours ago

          Chilwell or Maguire

  10. jake0910
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 23 hours ago

    Best Richarlison replacement?

    1. Paddington Bear
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      Anderson or Maddison

    2. Amey
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      Jota/Gross/Anderson

    3. Ëð
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      Jota and reinvest elsewhere.

    4. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      Iwobi?

  11. Old Gregg
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 23 hours ago

    Morning,

    Fab
    Wan Bis - Doc - Bednarek- TAA
    Salah -Jota - Son
    Auba - Rash - Jimenz

    Steele-Punch-Luiz-Sterling

    1FT.
    Just looking for ideas

    a) Luiz > Lascelles
    b) Luiz > Kola
    c)Luiz > pereria
    d) luiz > Maguire
    e) Roll it

    1. gdeane491
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      I’d roll tbh, Luiz has good fixtures and maybe a dgw coming up

    2. Ëð
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      E - no need for a replacement if he is going to be on your bench anyway.

    3. Old Gregg
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      thanks

    4. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      Roll

  12. Mo Mané Mo Problems
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 23 hours ago

    Would be pretty funny if all the guys transferring Kun in realise they are a bit screwed and use FH.

    Meanwhile Newport County, Bristol City and Chelsea win in FA cup. I think FFS would have to ban the word casual for a few weeks...ha.

    1. Amey
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      OR there will be some WC players selling Auba to avoid drop & getting Kun for prise rise ??

      1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 23 hours ago

        Perhaps. Most wildcarders hit the wildcard button rather than waiting (I don’t hit it until the morning pre deadline).

        So I’d argue these are genuine transfers, as wildcard ones don’t contribute towards price changes.

  13. Whats the Mata? (RobboKlopp…
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 23 hours ago

    Could be madness but anyone thinking of switching Salah to Mane in order to afford Kun (double up with Sterling) after the blank gw28 onwards?

    The fixtures are amazing for City and they're scoring for fun. Also, we'd assume the rotation to be less atleast with Kun and Sterling as they're going for the title now which would mean Kun/Sterling cap over Salah.

    I'm pretty sure I won't do it but it is very very tempting.

    1. Ëð
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      It's very tempting, depends how you are planning to cover the blank fixtures really!

      1. Whats the Mata? (RobboKlopp…
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 23 hours ago

        Depending on the results in the FA cup though, my plan is FH gw31, TC gw32, WC gw34, BB gw35.

        Although it all depends on who has the highest probability of blanking in gw33. If the blanks in 33 are manageable, I'd use 2-3 transfers to get in players for gw33

  14. KUNingas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 23 hours ago

    Which one?

    A) Richarlison -> Anderson
    B) Sane -> Anderson

    1. Ëð
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      A, but would ideally lose both.

      1. KUNingas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 23 hours ago

        Yeah but not so sure about hit? Sane -> Mane for next week then?

        Salah, Pogba, Son, Richarlison, Sane

        1. Ëð
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 23 hours ago

          Yeah that seems sensible!

    2. Amey
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      B
      More cash to play with + out of favor (IMO)

      1. KUNingas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 23 hours ago

        Thanks! Richarlison can drop 0.1 more and wont drop my value for him. Sane will drop my value if he drops again.

        1. Amey
          8 days, 23 hours ago

          That makes it easier 😉

    3. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      A

  15. gdeane491
    8 days, 23 hours ago

    Is Kasper the best keeper to have for 27, 31 and 33?

    Other options seem to be Boruc or Fabianski?

    1. Paddington Bear
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      Fab may not play 33.

      So yes Kaspar

    2. KUNingas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      Heaton for 31 and 33

    3. Takin the Schmeichel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      Alisson is not bad: Man Utd, Fulham, Southampton for those weeks

  16. #FPLBhuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 23 hours ago

    morning all, how we feeling this morning after the weekend of fpl?

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      Pat and Doherty over my biggest threat cash ML chaser. Guaranteed 3pts combined

      1. #FPLBhuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 23 hours ago

        I fancy the wolves assets for some decent returns tonight! fingers crossed

        doherty + jim for me

    2. Ëð
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      Lack of Aguero again absolutely killer.

      1. #FPLBhuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 23 hours ago

        I feel your pain mate, thankfully had sterling myself to cover the damage of no aguero or son

        onto the next one (+ hopefully the wolves assets can do well tonight)

        1. Ëð
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 22 hours ago

          I'm hopeful Wolves do well tonight, although I feel like everyone has Jimenez and Doherty anyway!

          1. #FPLBhuna
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            8 days, 22 hours ago

            they do but the combined ownership is around 63% for the pair, so if they both do well, we should still see a tiny green!

    3. Paddington Bear
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      Slipped to 3rd in ML after leading all season. Damn Aguero

      1. #FPLBhuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 23 hours ago

        ouch, unlucky mate

        thankfully there's some way to go and I imagine you've still got your chips in hand?

        1. Paddington Bear
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 22 hours ago

          All chips yes but so does leader. Guy in second has no free hit or triple captain at least

    4. Jinswick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      Disastrous week for me. 100 point ML lead blown in 2 weeks. Need to stop the bleeding!

      1. Rains of Castamere
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 23 hours ago

        Sorry but it's always reassuring when I have a crap few weeks and elite players like yourself do too - makes me feel a bit better about it!

      2. #FPLBhuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 23 hours ago

        that's painful

        hope you can regain your momentum mate

        good luck

    5. Amey
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      ............
      😀

      1. #FPLBhuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 23 hours ago

        bit of a shietter?

        1. Amey
          8 days, 22 hours ago

          No City for 2 gw's 😛
          What else can happen.
          60 points this gw with 2 Wolves to go

          1. #FPLBhuna
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            8 days, 22 hours ago

            I've seen far worse, not the end of the world

    6. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      Crap.

      Doherty, Jota & Jimenez hopefully save my gameweek tonight.

      1. #FPLBhuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 23 hours ago

        that trio will at least see you climb the rankings tonight, pretty sure

    7. Jellyfish
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      66 here with Jimmy and Doh to play so above average it would seem

      1. #FPLBhuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 23 hours ago

        well played pal, decent score that

    8. Whats the Mata? (RobboKlopp…
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      Sterling saved the day.
      78k to 67k.

      Although no Jiminez tonight for me tonight, expecting a drop.

      1. #FPLBhuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 22 hours ago

        same for me mate, raheem is fpl gold this season

        shocking he's not more highly owned but i'm not complaining 🙂

    9. XABI 15
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      Sane to Mane over Pogba slightly backfired. Went for differential over rank protector, i guess positive is I have Mane for Fulham (H) in 31.

      1. #FPLBhuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 22 hours ago

        absolutely mate, you've got to look for the positives when the 50:50 decisions don't go your way

        I would, however, look to bring pogba in at some point cause he's an unstoppable force right now

        think you could probably get away with not owning him for the liverpool game though

    10. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      No Aguero. Not good.

      1. #FPLBhuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 22 hours ago

        bad luck bud, didn't own him either

        thankfully owned sterling though

        at least the city assets can't do you no damage next gw..! lol

    11. joeydelucchi
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      disaster....my team was so greatly set up for the fixtures prior to the DGW, Sane captain had scored the most points for City from 21-24 and i was at around 500k looking forward to green arrows ...and then the little Kun arrived

      i slipped to 1.2 million in 2 gameweeks and thinking of quitting 🙁

      1. #FPLBhuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 22 hours ago

        mate, as hard as it is and as crap as it is, try keep your head

        there's some way to go yet and some shrewd moves, a few differentials and wise usage of remaining chips could see you climb rapidly yet!

        don't lose hope and definitely do not quit, you've got this mate - believe in yourself, hope fortunes turn around for you

        1. joeydelucchi
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 22 hours ago

          thanks mate I appreciate the words of encouragement

          its just so hard to see where to go next in terms of setting your team up.

          The whole world and their dogs will now have sterling aguero pogba who i dont have , and i've never liked to follow the herd which is probably what gets me into these tricky situations in the first place. seems silly to jump on them now.

          still have tc, bb and fh so im not too bad. i guess the key is to wait and see after Fa cup now.

          any thoughts..

          1. #FPLBhuna
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            8 days, 22 hours ago

            yeah absolutely mate

            what's your team right now? (also are you on twitter?)

            1. joeydelucchi
              • 2 Years
              8 days, 22 hours ago

              yes im on twitter @Joedelucchi21

              currently on:

              guiata (speroni)
              (jonny) doherty taa kola (awb)
              sal son mane anders (punch )
              auba rash jimi

              Taa's delay has hurt me
              Auba and rash and Kola also hurt me this weekend
              🙁

  17. Ëð
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 23 hours ago

    Got 2FT, am I best holding until after the FA cup games? £1.0m ITB

    Fabianski, Boruc
    Robertson, Luiz, Doherty, TAA, AWB
    Salah, Pogba, Son, Fraser, Camarasa
    Aubameyang, Jimenez, Rashford.

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      Always best holding. Not sure who you use FTs on? Luiz

      1. Ëð
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 23 hours ago

        Yeah Luiz seems like a waste of a FT, especially as he will only be on the bench. Maybe the FA cup might bring out a few injuries - otherwise no idea what I will use the transfer on!

    2. pingissimus
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      Hold for now.

      Look at Heaton. He’s the man you want in 31/3 given Fab isn’t guaranteed 33 right now.

  18. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 23 hours ago

    Hazard & Kamara ➡️ Auba & fodder (2 Fts) leaves me with this team for GW27:

    Fab
    Robbo • Doherty • AWB
    Salah • Pogba • Son • Jota
    Auba • Rashford • Jimènez

    (Button / TAA / 4.5m / Digne)

    3m+ in the bank to get Sterling for Son potentially in GW28.

    Thoughts?

    1. XABI 15
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      the most template of template teams but looks good.

      1. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 23 hours ago

        Haha cheers mate!

        Wish it wasn't so template and I had Aguero.

        1. XABI 15
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 23 hours ago

          at this stage of season, in lead up to double gameweeks you find a template really starts to form. Not a bad thing, but you defo need some City for 28 onwards they are on a mission

          1. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            8 days, 23 hours ago

            Son to Sterling is the plan for now.
            Might try and fit Kun too but Auba will have to go for that.

    2. Whats the Mata? (RobboKlopp…
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      I'd get Kun in as well for Auba.
      WHU, bou and WAT look so good.

      1. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 23 hours ago

        Dont think I can sell Auba for a hit in GW28 when they face Bou at home.

        But yeah its an option GW29 onwards.

  19. XABI 15
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 23 hours ago

    Am i right in thinking that if United beat Chelsea in FA cup there will be no double gameweeks for Chelsea?

    Gameweek 31 - Everton Away (out)
    Gameweek 33 - West Ham Home (out)

    1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      Chelsea Brighton

    2. Amey
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      Nope.
      Chelsea Brighton fixture (gw27) will be played somewhere

    3. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      There will be no blanks for Chelsea but they will definitely have 1 DGW.

      1. XABI 15
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 23 hours ago

        off course forgot about that Brighton game

  20. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 23 hours ago

    If you wanna hear 103rd (although he could be 98th once game updated last night) discussing GW26 along with another top 700 player, then simply head over to youtube.com/elitefplpodcast

    Thanks for support

  21. Rains of Castamere
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 23 hours ago

    Is now a good time to use the WC? Dropped off in recent weeks due to no Aguero and some chronic bad luck. Knocked off the top of my main MLs. All chips currently remaining.

    Would you wildcard this?

    Ederson - Hamer
    Robertson - Doherty - Kolasinac - AWB - Bennett
    Salah - Son - Pogba - Redmond - Camarasa
    Rashford - Jimenez - Ings (planning to swap him for Auba)

    After my planned transfer of Ings to Auba, I'll need to get a playing keeper for -4.

    1. XABI 15
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      i would do the Auba transfer and play with no keeper

      1. Rains of Castamere
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 23 hours ago

        Tempted by that tbh. But I could do Hamer to Fabianski for -4 and hope for a clean sheet. It's the dreaded old "It's only a minus 2" thing 😀

    2. Amey
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      Ings to Auba & go with 10 player's.

      1. Rains of Castamere
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 23 hours ago

        Another thinking the same, interesting.

        1. XABI 15
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 23 hours ago

          in a week with so many people taking hits it might be worth it to go into it with no hits.

  22. The Goat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 23 hours ago

    Shall I save on a transfer this week and have no bench? Team below:

    Patricio (Button)
    AWB / Pereira / Robertson
    Son (c) / Neves / Pogba / Salah / Camarasa
    Jimi / Rashford

    Bench: (Kun / Coleman / Luiz)

    I have 2.9M ITB however

    Thanks in advance

    1. Amey
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      I'd upgrade Neves or downgrade Coleman/luiz According to FA cup results.

    2. KUNingas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      Yeah you could

  23. pundit of punts
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 23 hours ago

    Team for GW 27. Thoughts please? 🙂

    Fabianski - Hamer
    Trippier - TAA - AWB - Bennett - Bednarek
    Salah - Sterling - Son - Anderson - Schneiderlin
    Aubameyang- Rashford - Mitrovic

    0.3m in the bank.

  24. ZeBestee
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 23 hours ago

    I would need Wolves to absolutely smash Newcastle tonight, who is with me?

    Score prediction for the game?

    1. Amey
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      2-0
      Doherty & Jota goals 😉

    2. pingissimus
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      4-0

      Jonny gets a couple. Doherty blanks and Jimmy and Jota with the others and plenty of assists.

    3. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      3-0 would be nice. Brace fir Jimi and 1 for Doherty

    4. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      I need all 3 of Jota, Jimi & Doherty to be in the points.

      Hopefully a 2/3-0.

    5. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      3-1 wolves. Jiminez hatty, jota and Doherty red cards

    6. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      0-0

  25. The Big Fella
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 23 hours ago

    Already have Pogba, Son and Sane. I want to sell Sane - who should I bring in for him? I have a budget of 9.5 or less. Any suggestions?

    1. KUNingas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      Anderson

      1. The Big Fella
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 23 hours ago

        WHU been playing shite recently and Anderson is not on form

        1. joeydelucchi
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 23 hours ago

          got MOM against pool and was west hams best player at the weekend....maybe try watching the games and not just the points that come in.

          1. The Big Fella
            • 2 Years
            8 days, 23 hours ago

            I do watch the games and I like him as a player and had him in my team over Xmas when they were doing well. I also see people now regretting keeping Alonso, when I sold him earlier in the season, because "he was due" and "he almost scored". The fact is WHU are not playing well and so won't create that many chances.

            1. joeydelucchi
              • 2 Years
              8 days, 23 hours ago

              thats better, i agree with you now its more about west ham that arent playing well....i was being pedantic because im a big fan of anderson and he has been playing very well on his own....i hope arnie comes back in for their good run

              1. The Big Fella
                • 2 Years
                8 days, 22 hours ago

                I didn't say otherwise. It is not unfair to say he isn't on form when he has a single assist in 9 games, best player in the team or not

                1. Kiwivillan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  8 days, 22 hours ago

                  0 shots vs Palace best player FPL wise?

    2. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      Eriksen?

    3. Amey
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      I sold Sane for Mane (-4) out of rage after last gw fiasco.
      That gone well.

      You can't get Mane though.

      I'd suggest Jota/Gross/Anderson (IF you already have Son & Pogbooom)

      1. The Big Fella
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 23 hours ago

        Got 3 Liverpool already too

    4. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      Mane

      1. DantheManinaPan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 23 hours ago

        Oh shoot he's risen

      2. The Big Fella
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 23 hours ago

        He has risen and I already have 3 Liverpool

  26. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 23 hours ago

    How nailed is Iwobi?

  27. CROCosta
    8 days, 23 hours ago

    early dillemas for next week:
    a) jimenez > lacazette, gw28 eriksen > sterling
    b) save, gw28 anderson > sterling

    full team:
    boruc
    doherty - bennet - pereira
    son (c) - eriksen - mane - anderson (vc) - hayden
    rashford - jimenez
    (ryan - lindelof - bednarek - aguero)
    4.9 itb

  28. Simmoo
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 23 hours ago

    Anyone see the Palace game? I see Batshuayi had 5 shots in 29 minutes, was it aimless shooting or a string of good chances?

    1. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      Didn't see it, but zero shots on target doesn't bode well.

  29. joeydelucchi
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 23 hours ago

    i was looking at the best strikers to have for the run in from now on, bar aguero (the leaders of my ML have aguero).
    ive currently got auba but thinking of swapping to kane, Arsenal and auba seem to only be good at home and with all the good fixtures they have left after GW 28 they have Palace and newcastle and brighton left....so arguably only brighton the easy home game left after GW28?

    it looks to me like from GW28 below would be the best set and forget?

    Kane Jimi Wilson (based on fixtures)

    thoughts?

    1. Simmoo
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      Wilson and Kane are both massive wait-and-sees imo. Kane maybe short of fitness following injury, and Wilson will surely be managed heavily given Bournemouth's safe position and them having King and Solanke.

    2. The Big Fella
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      The problem with Kane is that he takes time to get back into the swing of things when coming back from not playing for a while

      1. joeydelucchi
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 22 hours ago

        good point....i was purely basing it on good fixtures. who has best home matches left etc...

        but defo wait and see for both as Simmo said.

        maybe higuain otherwise.

        1. pingissimus
          8 days, 22 hours ago

          I’m looking at Higuain Hazard if Chelsea go out of the cup for the run from 29-33 and then WC out in 34 when their fixtures turn again.

          1. joeydelucchi
            • 2 Years
            8 days, 22 hours ago

            yea although feels weird to double up on players from a team on the back of a 6-0 drubbing lol

            ill defo go higuain tho after the spurs game

    3. Amey
      8 days, 23 hours ago

      Murray also good differential

  30. Klip Klopp
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 23 hours ago

    Richarlson to Anderon or Iwobi?