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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′).

838 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Michelle Davin
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Hazard & richa to
    Son & anderson for min 4?

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

      Do it

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

      i would

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Easy yes. Although you should look further and figure out how to get City assets for GW28 onwards.

    4. danishdynamite
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Good moves, but unless you're super tight on funds I'd wait til closer til the deadline

    5. Ambrosiana Inter
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      No, Son is not worth getting anymore now...Burnley and then 2 though fixtures...

      1. Wetdream
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        Whats a tough fixture ?

    6. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Maybe, but be aware they could have a game in 31 if Chelsea win at the weekend

  2. kempc23
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Do Cardiff have any blanks? Im tempted by Alisson to Etheridge to free up some cash.

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

      Depends on City and Brighton

    2. Amey
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Depends upon Brighton fa cup run.
      If Brighton go out, Cardiff will have a fixture in gw 31

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

        And if City progress round 7, GW33 will be blank also

        1. Amey
          7 months, 6 days ago

          Yes
          Which will happen probably bar any upset/ they go get United in the QF 😉

          1. Too Many Hits
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            7 months, 6 days ago

            Did Sane + Aguero to Auba and Son last week for a -4. Captained Salah and now 30 points behind in my mini league...

            Team for this week 1FT 1.1 ITB

            De Gea
            Wan-Bissaka Doherty Robertson
            Salah Pogba Son Højbjerg
            Jiminez Aubamayang Rashford

            Speroni Bednarek Richarlison Danilo

            Not making the mistake of an early transfer like Aguero > Auba costing me 21 but which move looks best:

            1) Danilo > Peirera
            2) Richarlison > Anderson
            3) Both (-4)
            4) Roll FT

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

    Anything worth a hit? 6.5 ITB

    Also which one to play
    A) Bennett (bou)
    B) AWB (lei)

    Guaita
    Robertson, Kolasinac, Pereira, Bennett
    Salah, Pogba, Son, Anderson
    Rashford, Jimenez

    Speroni, AWB, Richarlison, Kamara

    1. Amey
      7 months, 6 days ago

      No need for hit.
      Play the BEAST

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

        Yeah, only problem is double palace defence

    2. Printing Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Not much in it, maybe look at cs odds

    3. CROCosta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 6 days ago

      wait for another auba drop and go kamara > auba

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

        And bench who?

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

          And actually I would need double drop to afford Auba

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

      tough one awb may be

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

    current team:

    Ethr/Button
    AWB, Robbo, Doh, Bednarek, Digne
    Salah, Mane, Son, Pogba, Haz
    Long, Rash, Jim

    2FT, 0,8 ITB
    thinking to use 1FT at this point to beat Haz fall to 4,4 Fodder (Hayden or McNeil ?) and decide about Long replacment after FA Cup
    thoughts are welcome

    1. Amey
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Good idea IMO.

  5. Amey
    7 months, 6 days ago

    After looking @ my team i have at least one player from each fixture in gw 27.
    Playing 6 fixtures player's though:
    3 Pool
    2 United
    2 Wolves
    1 WH
    1 Leister
    1 Arsenal
    1 Spurs
    😮
    What about you guys ??

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

      1 Bou If I do Hamer to Boruc
      2 wolves
      2 Utd
      2 pool
      1 pal
      1 spurs
      1 hudd
      1 newc

      1. Amey
        7 months, 6 days ago

        That's nice spread 😮
        No Auba. Who would you © ??
        Son ?

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

          Yeah Pogba or Son I think

          1. Amey
            7 months, 6 days ago

            GL 🙂

    2. Printing Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      3 pool
      2 united
      2 wol
      2 wh
      1 spurs
      1 cpl
      2 soton (subs)

      1. Amey
        7 months, 6 days ago

        Quite similar to me.
        Just No Auba i guess for Kun of yours.
        GL 🙂

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

      3 pool
      2 UTD
      2 Wolves
      1 Tot
      1 CPL
      2 soton
      1 Carr

      1. Amey
        7 months, 6 days ago

        Pretty similar to my team.
        Son © ??

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

          undecided yet, will after cup games and if i make a move for aub

          1. Amey
            7 months, 6 days ago

            Okay
            Good

    4. altan8797
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      2 Pool
      2 United
      2 Spurs
      1 Lei
      1 Arsenal
      1 Wolves
      1 West Ham
      1 Cardiff

  6. Weasel51
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Who for the run in?

    A) Sterling
    B) Kun
    C) Both for a -8

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

      I’d want both. But don’t -8

  7. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Son has managed an attacking return in every single game he's started since GW11 except one vs mun.

    Ridiculously good value.

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

      I have him. He’s still been quite fortunate. But few better options

    2. danishdynamite
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Have avoided him as I wasn't convinced, but it's hurt not having him

      (Aside from the fact that I'd have had to do Sterling > SON, and that has not worked out to badly,....)

  8. #FPLBhuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    I'm not one to talk about other youtube fpl podcasts/streamers on here, but if you're looking for something to watch this morning, go checkout EliteFPL

    Quality lads, one of whom has just moved upto 103 in the world

    Raw, said how it is, FPL

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

      They are fellow sterling fans. I like them for that

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

        +1 as am I 😉

        sadly did not own aguero though aha

  9. J T
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Took a -8 yday to ditch Luiz Haz & Quaner for Auba Trent & Hayden.. did I do the right thing? It was in a rage

    Fab
    Doherty Trent Shaw
    Son Pogba Hayden Salah
    Rashford Jiménez Auba
    Button - Sterling Bednerak Bennet 0.2itb

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

      Personally I’d have waited but it’s done now and isn’t awful

  10. ViperStripes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Bench one:
    Hojbjerg vs Arsenal at the Emirates
    Shaw vs Liverpool at Old Trafford.
    AWB vs Leicester at King Power

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

      hoj

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      AWB. Hoj loves to shoot

  11. Kno
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Hazard and barnes -》jota and auba if no injuries pop up?

    Fab
    Vvd doherty bissaka tarkowski schindler
    Hazard salah son pogba højberg
    Aguero rash barnes

    1. Wetdream
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Yes but wait till after the weekend

    2. enrico.palazzo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Barnes has scored 3 weeks in a row!

  12. Pinball Wizard
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Fab
    VVD Doherty Kolasinac AWB
    Salah Pogba Son(c)
    Rash Jimmy

    Button Bednarek Kun Sterling

    1.8 itb 1 ft

    Should I do something or just roll?

    1. Pinball Wizard
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      And also Camarasa

      Playing 442

    2. Wetdream
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Could do the hokey cokey with Kun and Auba ?

      1. Pinball Wizard
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        It’s a possibility but I have .4 attached to Kun.

        I don’t have any value attached to Sterling so I am thinking to do that with him to Eriksen and then back to Sterling

  13. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Need to get rid of Patricio to bring in Jota.

    Which is the best goalkeeeper replacement?

    Other keeper is Hamer.

    1. Kno
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Etheridge or fab maybe

    2. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Etheridge is a king.

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

      Ether

    4. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      You need to deal with Hamer before you trade a playing keeper. Hamer>Boruc

    5. Amey
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Etheridge

  14. Warby84
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    I think wolves will struggle tonight 0-0 is my prediction

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

      I'd love CS for Pat and Doherty. Would bite your hand off for 0-0

  15. Berbinho's Forehead
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Man City: Blank, WHU, bou, WAT, mun, ful, CAR, cpl, TOT, bur, LEI, bri
    Played 27
    65 points
    +54 GD

    Liverpool: mun, WAT, eve, BUR, ful, TOT, sot, CHE, car, HUD, new, WOL
    Played 26
    65 points
    +44 GD

    Spurs: bur, che, ARS, sot, CPL, liv, BRI, HUD, mci, WHU, bou, EVE
    Played 26
    60 points
    +29 GD

    Think Spurs may drop off a little given their fixtures, but it's going to be painful for whoever finishes second - most likely to be a record number of points without winning the title. Manchester United (home x2) and Spurs (away x2) are the only teams from the top 6 who need to play both Manchester City and Liverpool.

  16. #FPLBhuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    thoughts on siggy + ings > jota + josh king (-4) not now of course but before 27

    would, however, mean no son or auba/laca for the bgw

    1. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      I think I would prefer Rondon than King for the next few games. Monitor tonight and then decide. I will be keeping an eye on Jota myself for sure. Could be gold at that price.

      1. danishdynamite
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        Rondon has had 6 shots on goal in the last 4, and 1 on target
        King has had 7 SOG with 4 SOT

        BOU also create more chances......and King has FPL form (so does Rondon, but in the other direction)

        I fail to see the Rondon love, TBH

  17. Son is Rising
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Aguero double rising before a blank and Auba double dropping before (SOU) is a bit weird 😆

    1. Amey
      7 months, 6 days ago

      I'd take another 0.5 drop on Auba for a Hattie against Southampton 😉

    2. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      As a Kun owner who will swap once all price changes go through, I'm not complaining.

      1. wasp3000
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        Out of curiosity are you bringing Kun straight back in after blank>?

        1. Do I Not Like Orange
          • 7 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          Planning on it, yes

    3. wasp3000
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      You just have to laugh at this stage (*Auba owner here and haven't owned Kun)

  18. Stimps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Those not getting Auba and keeping Kun, who is your current captain?

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

      son

    2. Pinball Wizard
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Son at the moment

    3. Jigger & Pony
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Pogba

    4. danishdynamite
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      No idea

      HTH

    5. Pegboy
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Son

  19. Burger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    so what are we all hoping for tonight? I have Doherty, Jimi and Bennett so i'm only hoping for a Wolves cleanie and Bennett goal.

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      3-0 Wolves. Jota hatty, Doherty x3 assists. Jimenez 2 missed pens and a red card before 60 minutes.

      1. Burger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        Could happen 😆

      2. Amey
        7 months, 6 days ago

        Brother !!
        I hope that comes true 😉

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

      i have doherty, bennet, jimenez and hayden playing today, 0-0 would be fine. just need jota blank and if wolves conceed hayden to be involved

    3. zLaTaN@uNiTeD
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Wolves 1-2 Newcastle
      bennett for wolves and rondon brace

    4. wasp3000
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Patricio Doherty and Jimenez so in bad need of some points whatever means possible 🙂

  20. wasp3000
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Team for the blank GW as it stands

    Fabianksi (Patricio)
    Robbo AWB Doherty (Digne* Danilo*)
    Salah Pogba Son Gudmundsson (Richarlison*)
    AUbameyang Rashford Jimenez

    1 FT 1.1m ITB

    A) Danilo/Digne --> Kolasinac
    B) Danilo/Digne --> Pereira
    C) Richarlison --> Maddison
    D) Richarlison --> F.Anderson

    Which transfer should I do and should I take a hit as Gudmundsson isn't starting for Bur?

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

      a+d for -4

      1. wasp3000
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        You think the -4 is worth it so?

    2. Catastrophe
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      I would do A (Danilo).

      1. wasp3000
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        Yes I think that is almost certainly locked in baring injury. Danilo has been the worst transfer of the year

  21. Catastrophe
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Considering losing Jimenez next week to get Aguero in. Jimenez & Mane -> Aguero & Hayden/Puncheon:

    Fabianski
    Robertson, Doherty, AWB, Kolasinac
    Salah, Sterling, Pogba, Son
    Aguero, Rashford

    (Speroni, Bednarek, Hayden/Puncheon, Kamara)

    Would mean always starting two of Doherty, AWB, Bednarek, Hayden/Puncheon though.

    Sound sensible?

    Cheers

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

      Not sensible at all. 2 nailed players in form for Aguero and a spud

      1. Catastrophe
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        Cheers. Don't really want to lose Jimenez but barring injuries not sure what other options I have to get Aguero in, and not having him is killing my rank...

    2. Amey
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Nope

      1. Catastrophe
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        Ta.

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Personally I’d keep Jimmy over Rashford. That fixture run is gold. I’d also prefer Mane over Son loud term.

      Does Son and Rashford get you enough cash for Aguero?

      1. Catastrophe
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        Cheers. Not really keen on losing Rashford, Jimenez or Son to be honest, seem great value. But yes that would leave me 4.8 for the bench fodder so I could go Camarasa or McNeil.

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          7 months, 6 days ago

          Part of my thinking is that from 28 it would be Mane over Son especially if the cup runs to form and Son blanks in 31.

          1. Catastrophe
            • 8 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            Cheers, good point.

    4. CROCosta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 6 days ago

      would rather ditch salah over mane and upgrade kamara to aguero, surely mane+jimenez will outscore salah+2pts

      1. Catastrophe
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        Thanks. Having a quick look at the last 10 games, Salah + 2 would be 98 and Mane & Jimenez would be 109 (I think). Including Salah captaincy (versus vice captains) and that AWB/Doherty/Bednarek would get over 2 points some weeks, it could go either way.

    5. wasp3000
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Don't like it personally as Mane has lush fixtures and no blanks. Jimmy is great value too. I'd prob look to do Aguero in for Kamara but would mean Sterling out ?

      1. Catastrophe
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        Cheers. Yeah that's what I mean, I'm happy with all the players but Mane would seem the 'least best' value even though he's hit form now. I want both Sterling and Aguero, but can't have them all I guess.

  22. Reckoner.
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Bench 1:

    A) Bennett (Away to Bournemouth)
    B) AWB (Away to Leicester)
    C) Camarasa (Home to Watford)

    1. britzdubb
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      A

      but wow , am playing with no bench this week so jealous as i would have played all of those

  23. britzdubb
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    richarlison+lingard-> fraser+ritchie or ???

    just gw27 thinking here

    rest of squad

    fab
    kola awb doherty
    salah pogba son **fraser **ritchie
    rashford llorente

    hart aguero digne apzi

  24. Eric Banternaaa
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Dropped out top 1K with 69 points and Jiminez/Bennett to play!

    Thoughts on my chip strategy:
    32 FH
    34 WC
    35 BB
    36 TC Salah vs Hud (May change)

    Could really do with Wolves playing GW31!

    1. Amey
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Everything same for me.
      No TC though

    2. Jigger & Pony
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      It depends on fixtures. But I prefer FH31, TC32 and BB35.

    3. Ëð
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      This is my current plan for chips too. But could change depending on how many teams blank in 31.

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

      Jesus (c) in GW33 for CAR could be a good punt, three days before a likely Champions League quarter final which Kun could be rested for.

  25. Jigger & Pony
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Which cheap 5th mid would you have that plays GW27? Under 5.0m ideally.

    1. Greenbackbøøg…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Maitland Niles

      1. Jigger & Pony
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        Not a bad shout, thanks

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

      Paterson

  26. MGD
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    What should i be looking at this GW?

    Fab
    Shaw - AWB - Doherty
    Salah - Pogba - F Anderson - Masuaku*
    Rash - Jimenez - Aguero*

    Hamer - Laporte* - Luiz* - Richarlison*

    2,5 ITB.

    Luiz + Richa -> TAA + Mane?

  27. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Suggestions for this front 8? Lose Hazard?

    hazard mane son dsilva camarasa
    laca rashford jiminez

    1. MGD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Yeah free up cash and get Pogdab

  28. Pinball Wizard
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Best midfielders for gw27?

    I already own Salah, Pogba and Son

    1. Jigger & Pony
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Anderson is popular here, but I see his stats and I am put off.

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

        Yeah based on looked good vs Pool and opposition in blanks. Form has been in the toilet lately

      2. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        I see the next 5 fixtures and I'm switched on...

        https://twitter.com/gwhizz420/status/1094762605632196610

        1. Jigger & Pony
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          Is he the best Hammers option?

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

            Are there any good Wham options lately? I'm stuck with Snodgrass

            1. G-Whizz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 2 Years
              7 months, 6 days ago

              Isn't Snoddy under threat from Nasri?

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

                Could be. Nasri is a show pony flog though

                1. G-Whizz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 2 Years
                  7 months, 6 days ago

                  I'm just not sure Pelli bought him in to just sit on the bench tbh...

          2. G-Whizz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 2 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            Could be Antonio, who knows, but got him in for £7.1m and I'm willing to gamble for the forseeable and has a decent GW31 fixture 🙂

          3. Ruth_NZ
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 6 days ago

            I prefer Antonio myself (and had Anderson earlier in the season for all his hauls). I think it's Antonio's time.

            Almiron will be worth a watch tonight.

    2. britzdubb
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      iwobi or fraser

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 6 days ago

        Looked at both these too, good shout 🙂

    3. Greenbackbøøg…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Almiron

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

        Haven't even seen him play yet. He's MLS player no match since October

    4. jomikijiq
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Anderson

    5. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Still plenty of football to be played between now and the deadline, I'm going to get rid of Richarlison and will leave it as late as possible before deciding upon a replacement, you never know, someone might become a lot clearer between now and then...

  29. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 6 days ago

    Am I the only one who thinks about selling rashford?

    1. Greenbackbøøg…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 6 days ago

      Rashford > Batshuayi is a good move right now

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

        You should trade in Almiron and Bats if throwing them out as good transfers

        1. Too Many Hits
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          7 months, 6 days ago

          Thinking about it as well but there's more pressing issues, ditching him and De Gea GW30 I think depending on the doubles

        2. Greenbackbøøg…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 6 days ago

          Mate I will

  30. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 6 days ago

    If your front 3 was auba, rash, kamara, and you captained one of those, would you not get your vc because your captain couldn’t be subbed off?

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

      Possible I guess. Didn't realise you had to have one striker until the other day.

      1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 6 days ago

        Had a scenario last year where a mate’s captain didn’t play and his vice got a healthy 12 but the captain couldn’t come off so he got nothing. Feels like something they could work around.