Scout Notes

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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  1. Jellyfish
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 10 days 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
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Promising

    2. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Very good

  2. ZAWAd25
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

    Morning lads!

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

    1. YEAH PITCH!
        6 months, 10 days ago

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

      • MTPockets
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 10 days ago

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

      • pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        6 months, 10 days 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
          6 months, 10 days ago

          arsenal are much better at home mind you.

      • Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 10 days ago

        Nah. Unless you only have 2 players available lol

    2. merin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 10 days 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
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 10 days ago

        Laporte

      2. Flapjack ✅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 10 days ago

        Dunk

      3. Goat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 10 days ago

        Don’t make room for Pereira.

        1. YEAH PITCH!
            6 months, 10 days ago

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

            1. YEAH PITCH!
                6 months, 10 days ago

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

            2. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              6 months, 10 days ago

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

          • onceuponatyne
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 10 days 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
              • 7 Years
              6 months, 10 days ago

              Dunk blanks too!

              1. onceuponatyne
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                6 months, 10 days 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.

        2. Most likely to succeed
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 10 days 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?

        3. rmt this, rmt that so i sai…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 10 days ago

          best 5th mid 4.4 under ?

          1. the dom 1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 10 days ago

            Hayden short term ?

          2. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 10 days ago

            McNeil of Burnley. Think he's still 4.5

            1. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 10 days ago

              *4.4

        4. H-Over United
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 10 days 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.?

        5. Flapjack ✅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 10 days ago

          1
          2
          3
          4
          5
          6
          Agueroooooooo

          1. Flapjack ✅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            6 months, 10 days ago

            He rises when he wants !!

        6. Babit1967
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 10 days ago

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

          1. Goat
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 10 days ago

            This doesn’t deserve a reply

            1. YEAH PITCH!
                6 months, 10 days ago

                Haha.

            2. CROCosta
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 10 days ago

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

          2. YEAH PITCH!
              6 months, 10 days ago

              Need to get rid of Digne and Rich.

              Any advice please? Thanks.

              1. Goat
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                6 months, 10 days ago

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

                1. YEAH PITCH!
                    6 months, 10 days ago

                    That seems a good idea.

                    Which Leicester defender are you opting for?

                    1. Goat
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      6 months, 10 days ago

                      Chilwell or Maguire

              2. jake0910
                • 2 Years
                6 months, 10 days ago

                Best Richarlison replacement?

                1. Goat
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  6 months, 10 days ago

                  Anderson or Maddison

                2. Amey
                    6 months, 10 days ago

                    Jota/Gross/Anderson

                  • Ëð
                    • 4 Years
                    6 months, 10 days ago

                    Jota and reinvest elsewhere.

                  • the dom 1
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    6 months, 10 days ago

                    Iwobi?

                3. Old Gregg
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  6 months, 10 days 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. FPLinho
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    6 months, 10 days ago

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

                  2. Ëð
                    • 4 Years
                    6 months, 10 days ago

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

                  3. Old Gregg
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    6 months, 10 days ago

                    thanks

                  4. the dom 1
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    6 months, 10 days ago

                    Roll

                4. Mo Mané Mo Problems
                  • 5 Years
                  6 months, 10 days 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
                      6 months, 10 days ago

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

                      1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
                        • 5 Years
                        6 months, 10 days 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.

                  2. Whats the Mata?
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    6 months, 10 days 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
                      • 4 Years
                      6 months, 10 days ago

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

                      1. Whats the Mata?
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        6 months, 10 days 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

                  3. KUNingas
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    6 months, 10 days ago

                    Which one?

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

                    1. Ëð
                      • 4 Years
                      6 months, 10 days ago

                      A, but would ideally lose both.

                      1. KUNingas
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        6 months, 10 days ago

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

                        Salah, Pogba, Son, Richarlison, Sane

                        1. Ëð
                          • 4 Years
                          6 months, 10 days ago

                          Yeah that seems sensible!

                    2. Amey
                        6 months, 10 days ago

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

                        1. KUNingas
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          6 months, 10 days 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
                              6 months, 10 days ago

                              That makes it easier 😉

                        2. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          6 months, 10 days ago

                          A

                      • FPLinho
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        6 months, 10 days ago

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

                        Other options seem to be Boruc or Fabianski?

                        1. Goat
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          6 months, 10 days ago

                          Fab may not play 33.

                          So yes Kaspar

                        2. KUNingas
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          6 months, 10 days ago

                          Heaton for 31 and 33

                        3. Takin the Schmeichel
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          6 months, 10 days ago

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

                      • #FPLBhuna
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        6 months, 10 days ago

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

                        1. Kiwivillan
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          6 months, 10 days ago

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

                          1. #FPLBhuna
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            6 months, 10 days ago

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

                            doherty + jim for me

                        2. Ëð
                          • 4 Years
                          6 months, 10 days ago

                          Lack of Aguero again absolutely killer.

                          1. #FPLBhuna
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            6 months, 10 days 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
                              • 4 Years
                              6 months, 10 days 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
                                6 months, 10 days 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. Goat
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          6 months, 10 days ago

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

                          1. #FPLBhuna
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            6 months, 10 days ago

                            ouch, unlucky mate

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

                            1. Goat
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              6 months, 10 days 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
                          • 9 Years
                          6 months, 10 days ago

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

                          1. Rains of Castamere
                            • 4 Years
                            6 months, 10 days 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
                            6 months, 10 days ago

                            that's painful

                            hope you can regain your momentum mate

                            good luck

                        5. Amey
                            6 months, 10 days ago

                            ............
                            😀

                            1. #FPLBhuna
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              6 months, 10 days ago

                              bit of a shietter?

                              1. Amey
                                  6 months, 10 days 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
                                    6 months, 10 days ago

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

                            2. Karan14
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              6 months, 10 days ago

                              Crap.

                              Doherty, Jota & Jimenez hopefully save my gameweek tonight.

                              1. #FPLBhuna
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                6 months, 10 days ago

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

                            3. Jellyfish
                              • 7 Years
                              6 months, 10 days ago

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

                              1. #FPLBhuna
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                6 months, 10 days ago

                                well played pal, decent score that

                            4. Whats the Mata?
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              6 months, 10 days 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
                                6 months, 10 days ago

                                same for me mate, raheem is fpl gold this season

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

                            5. XABI 15
                              • 3 Years
                              6 months, 10 days 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
                                6 months, 10 days 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

                            6. AuFeld
                              • 3 Years
                              6 months, 10 days ago

                              No Aguero. Not good.

                              1. #FPLBhuna
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                6 months, 10 days 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

                            7. joeydelucchi
                              • 2 Years
                              6 months, 10 days 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
                                6 months, 10 days 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
                                  6 months, 10 days 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
                                    6 months, 10 days ago

                                    yeah absolutely mate

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

                                    1. joeydelucchi
                                      • 2 Years
                                      6 months, 10 days 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
                                      🙁

                          • Ëð
                            • 4 Years
                            6 months, 10 days 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
                              • 5 Years
                              6 months, 10 days ago

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

                              1. Ëð
                                • 4 Years
                                6 months, 10 days 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
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              6 months, 10 days ago

                              Hold for now.

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

                          • Karan14
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            6 months, 10 days 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
                              6 months, 10 days ago

                              the most template of template teams but looks good.

                              1. Karan14
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                6 months, 10 days ago

                                Haha cheers mate!

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

                                1. XABI 15
                                  • 3 Years
                                  6 months, 10 days 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
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    6 months, 10 days 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?
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              6 months, 10 days ago

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

                              1. Karan14
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                6 months, 10 days 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.

                          • XABI 15
                            • 3 Years
                            6 months, 10 days 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
                              • 5 Years
                              6 months, 10 days ago

                              Chelsea Brighton

                            2. Amey
                                6 months, 10 days ago

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

                              • Karan14
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                6 months, 10 days ago

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

                                1. XABI 15
                                  • 3 Years
                                  6 months, 10 days ago

                                  off course forgot about that Brighton game

                            3. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              6 months, 10 days 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

                            4. Rains of Castamere
                              • 4 Years
                              6 months, 10 days 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
                                6 months, 10 days ago

                                i would do the Auba transfer and play with no keeper

                                1. Rains of Castamere
                                  • 4 Years
                                  6 months, 10 days 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
                                  6 months, 10 days ago

                                  Ings to Auba & go with 10 player's.

                                  1. Rains of Castamere
                                    • 4 Years
                                    6 months, 10 days ago

                                    Another thinking the same, interesting.

                                    1. XABI 15
                                      • 3 Years
                                      6 months, 10 days ago

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

                              3. Ragnar Lothbrok
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                6 months, 10 days 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
                                    6 months, 10 days ago

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

                                  • KUNingas
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    6 months, 10 days ago

                                    Yeah you could

                                2. pundit of punts
                                  • 6 Years
                                  6 months, 10 days 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.

                                3. ZeBestee
                                  • 5 Years
                                  6 months, 10 days ago

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

                                  Score prediction for the game?

                                  1. Amey
                                      6 months, 10 days ago

                                      2-0
                                      Doherty & Jota goals 😉

                                    • pingissimus
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      6 months, 10 days ago

                                      4-0

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

                                    • the dom 1
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      6 months, 10 days ago

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

                                    • Karan14
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 3 Years
                                      6 months, 10 days ago

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

                                      Hopefully a 2/3-0.

                                    • Disturbed
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 5 Years
                                      6 months, 10 days ago

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

                                    • Warby84
                                      • 4 Years
                                      6 months, 10 days ago

                                      0-0

                                  2. The Big Fella
                                    • 2 Years
                                    6 months, 10 days 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
                                      • 3 Years
                                      6 months, 10 days ago

                                      Anderson

                                      1. The Big Fella
                                        • 2 Years
                                        6 months, 10 days ago

                                        WHU been playing shite recently and Anderson is not on form

                                        1. joeydelucchi
                                          • 2 Years
                                          6 months, 10 days 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
                                            6 months, 10 days 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
                                              6 months, 10 days 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
                                                6 months, 10 days 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
                                                  • 5 Years
                                                  6 months, 10 days ago

                                                  0 shots vs Palace best player FPL wise?

                                    2. the dom 1
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      6 months, 10 days ago

                                      Eriksen?

                                    3. Amey
                                        6 months, 10 days 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
                                          6 months, 10 days ago

                                          Got 3 Liverpool already too

                                      • DantheManinaPan
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 5 Years
                                        6 months, 10 days ago

                                        Mane

                                        1. DantheManinaPan
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 5 Years
                                          6 months, 10 days ago

                                          Oh shoot he's risen

                                        2. The Big Fella
                                          • 2 Years
                                          6 months, 10 days ago

                                          He has risen and I already have 3 Liverpool

                                    4. the dom 1
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      6 months, 10 days ago

                                      How nailed is Iwobi?

                                    5. CROCosta
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      6 months, 10 days 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

                                    6. Simmoo
                                      • 4 Years
                                      6 months, 10 days 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
                                        • 3 Years
                                        6 months, 10 days ago

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

                                    7. joeydelucchi
                                      • 2 Years
                                      6 months, 10 days 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
                                        • 4 Years
                                        6 months, 10 days 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
                                        6 months, 10 days 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
                                          6 months, 10 days 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
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            6 months, 10 days 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
                                              6 months, 10 days 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
                                          6 months, 10 days ago

                                          Murray also good differential

                                      4. Klip Klopp
                                        • 4 Years
                                        6 months, 10 days ago

                                        Richarlson to Anderon or Iwobi?