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Scout Notes

What to do with Aguero after back-to-back home hat-tricks

A second hat-trick in as many home matches has thrown Sergio Aguero (£11.5m) to the forefront of Fantasy Premier League once again.

The Manchester City forward has already been snapped up by 135,000+ managers despite his next league match not taking place for another 16 days.

Whether he should feature in our long-term plans is the focus of this latest Scout Notes article.

Manchester City 6-0 Chelsea

Goals: Raheem Sterling x2 (£11.3m), Sergio Aguero x3 (£11.5m), Ilkay Gündogan (£5.4m)

Assists: Oleksandr Zinchenko x2 (£4.7m), Sterling

Aguero’s Fantasy potential for the coming months was fully demonstrated on Sunday afternoon, and the truly ominous thing is that he could have easily scored more than a 17-point haul. He took all the headlines for the hat-trick, but he also missed a first-half sitter at the back post and hit the cross-bar with a header in the second half.

Statistically, Aguero was the dominant force against Chelsea, top of the charts for total shots and efforts in the box in the match, and was also afforded four chances considered to be big by Opta.

“He said to me that he saw Kepa coming quick to close the space and he wanted [to be] more precise, close to the post and then he missed it. I told him ‘don’t do it again!’ but after his reaction was a little bit better.” – Pep Guardiola

Two 17-point hauls in three matches for the Argentinian have set off alarm bells for those not in possession of him. No player has more shots on target in their last four matches than Aguero and only Fernando Llorente (£5.7m) has registered more goal attempts in the penalty box. The case for Aguero is now strong, without a doubt.

The fact that Manchester City have no fixture in Blank Gameweek 27 gives Fantasy managers some time before having to make a call on him. In the last four matches, he has proved without a shadow of a doubt that he is no longer under threat of rotation from Gabriel Jesus (£10.0m). It took some time to dispel this fear for some, an understandable worry considering that Aguero’s Brazilian colleague has nine goals in eight games. At any other club, Jesus would be starting more regularly. However, Aguero has now started eight of the last nine Premier League matches to cast off any doubts over his place in the side, especially with Manchester City neck-and-neck with Liverpool in the title race.

The fact that he is not completing matches regularly is obviously not a concern either. Three of the last four occasions that Aguero has been substituted have been after finding the net and putting his side in a winning position.

So with West Ham (home), Bournemouth (away), and Watford (home) the next three for Manchester City after the blank, it looks as if Aguero will be an important player to own for that run of matches. For that reason, benching him for Gameweek 27 may be a popular tactic for his 31% ownership. Long-term he looks like he could continue to be an important option with the possibility of another Triple Captain opportunity if Manchester City progress far enough in the FA Cup, although the fixture schedule could prove too much for Guardiola not to rest him from time to time if they go deep into the Champions League, which returns this week.

Raheem Sterling (£11.3m) overtook Leroy Sané (£9.5m) in the Manchester City midfield pecking order with his third double-figure haul in five outings. He has now started 10 of the last 12 Premier League games for Manchester City, while his direct competition Riyad Mahrez (£8.2m) has just three starts in that run. Meanwhile, his German colleague was benched for the second time in three matches, having strayed offside a frustrating number of times against Everton.

Sterling could not quite compete with Aguero for goal threat, as has often been the case in recent weeks, but was slightly more creative, playing two key passes. The Englishman continues to show that he is an option who clinically makes the most of his passes and shots. Only Chris Wood (£6.2m) overperformed more than Sterling in Gameweek 26 according to expected goals (xG data). In their last four matches, 34 players had more shots on target than him and 17 have created more chances, but since Gameweek 23, Sterling has averaged eight points per game. He will, therefore, continue to be the go-to man in midfield for Manchester City once Gameweek 27 is out of the way.

No other option in that position can compete with him whether it comes to the regularity of starts of points potential. Ilkay Gündogan (£5.4m) and Bernardo Silva (£7.5m) proved their importance to Guardiola by being selected in midfield for all three of the games across Gameweeks 25 and 26 but combined for just one attacking return, the former’s goal against Chelsea. Bernardo can consider himself a little unlucky not to have picked up two assists in Gameweek 26, his pass for Aguero deflected away from him to Sterling for the first goal, and it was his cross that was spurned by the Argentinian so shockingly at the back post. However, the Portuguese international has often been more of a facilitator for assist-makers than a true creator this season.

Kevin de Bruyne (£9.7m) and David Silva (£8.5m) still don’t offer the same level of assurances when it comes to team selection this season. Each of them was dropped for one of the last three matches, the Belgian, still not at 100% after injury, against Everton and Silva for the Chelsea match, who was always going to play less often in 2018/19 according to Guardiola.

“There are many [considerations]. Of course, we could play other players but it’s three games a week. They are a strong, strong team in terms of quality and physicality, especially in the middle. Nico[las Otamendi] could have played, he was outstanding in the last two games, David as well as always. Today I decide for this line-up.” – Pep Guardiola

In defence, Double Gameweek 25 star Aymeric Laporte (£5.9m) kept his place in the team once again but was back in more familiar surroundings. Guardiola selected him at centre-back, after two outings on the left, while John Stones (£5.2m) played alongside him, with Oleksandr Zinchenko (£4.7m) and Kyle Walker (£6.4m) on the flanks.

On the receiving end of their worst Premier League defeat since a 7-0 thrashing by Nottingham Forest in 1991, Chelsea were truly dreadful at the back. So many of the goals conceded came from Blues’ errors or the defence making questionable decisions. Nobody picked up Sterling for his opening goal, Aguero’s second came after Ross Barkley (£5.1m) headed the ball back into the danger area and there was no marker for Gündogan when he picked up a loose ball from an Antonio Rüdiger (£6.0m) tackle on the edge of the box for his strike. Maurizio Sarri admitted at the end of the match that he did not understand why his side lost so heavily.

“We need to understand the reason (why it isn’t working). It is not easy. At the beginning we played better away than at home, now we are playing better at home rather than away. Something has changed, at the moment I am not able to see the reason, but I have to work for this. My target is to play my football, it is not to change to another football. At the moment we are playing another football.” – Maurizio Sarri

While the Italian has focussed on the motivation of his players recently, he did not lay the blame there this time around. He would have had a strong case to do so as once Chelsea were 1-0 down after four minutes most of their energy was instantly drained from them, especially in midfield and defence.

“No, I don’t think (it’s about motivation). My feeling during the week was really very good, yesterday during the meeting it was really very good, during the warm-up it was really very good, so, my feeling was that for this match the motivation was the right level. I think we started well, we conceded after four minutes in a stupid way. In that moment we had to only stay in the match, we weren’t able to because we made a lot of mistakes against the wrong opponents. We have to say also that they played really a fantastic football game.” – Maurizio Sarri

There was a spell towards the end of the first half where Chelsea strung together some decent attacking play. While it came to nothing, there was some positives to take from the performances of Gonzalo Higuaín (£9.5m) in this period. Aguero was actually the only player to register more goal attempts in the match than his compatriot. Furthermore, the player to create the most chances at the Etihad Stadium was Eden Hazard (£10.8m).

Manchester City XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Zinchenko; Gündogan, Fernandinho (D Silva 75′), De Bruyne (Mahrez 68′); B Silva, Agüero (Jesus 65′), Sterling.

Chelsea XI (4-3-3): Kepa; Azpilicueta, Rüdiger, David Luiz, Alonso (Emerson 73′); Kanté, Jorginho, Barkley (Kovačić 52′); Pedro (Loftus-Cheek 65′), Higuaín, Hazard.

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690 Comments Post a Comment
  1. #FPLBhuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    did anyone have kola for that kolastrophe on saturday 😮

    that would have hurt had I owned him

    1. Wild Rover
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Bought him in for that game 🙁

      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 17 hours ago

        Even me

      2. #FPLBhuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 17 hours ago

        that is just bad luck pal

        on the plus side, he's got another 2 decent fixtures to more than make amends

    2. Black Knights
      • 6 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Yep, difference between a slightly above average week and a decent one.

      1. Brooksy86
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 17 hours ago

        This...

    3. farmerfat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Arsenal simply cannot keep a clean sheet.
      That OG was actually ridiculous. What a joke!

      1. #FPLBhuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 17 hours ago

        agree, he looked like he passed into the net deliberately tbh

  2. ShaunGoater123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    For people with all of their chips in tact, but chasing in their ML what is the consensus on when to use each chip?

    1. liverpool01
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      I would also like to know lol have a 15 pts lead, rival has only benched boost left,

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      32FH
      34WC
      35BB
      36TC

      1. Zladan
        • 1 Year
        11 days, 17 hours ago

        How are you navigating BGW31?

        How many players do you own now that are playing that week?

        1. Wild Card this...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          11 days, 17 hours ago

          Load with players that will play in 31 and 33 as many as you can...guess 8-9+ is enough

          1. Zladan
            • 1 Year
            11 days, 17 hours ago

            Ideally Wolves lose so we get Wolves & Arsenal assets to choose from too.

            1. Wild Card this...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              11 days, 17 hours ago

              That would help immensely. Have 3 wolves and 1 Arsenal.

        2. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          11 days, 17 hours ago

          Atm I have 5 and I want to increase them into 7 but in any case 31 doesn't have much to offer in terms of returns.
          Of course we'll know more after this week

  3. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    Talking of which, what’s happened to Nutjob Barton? Pretty quiet these days, thank goodness.

    1. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Joey Barton? Manager of Fleetwood.

    2. Rains of Castamere
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 16 hours ago

      Too busy starring as Arthur in Peaky Blinders.

  4. TaiwanHC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    Is it too risky going without Aguero even though I own Sterling?

    1. Dacra
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Fairly safe this week.

      1. TaiwanHC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 17 hours ago

        I mean from GW28 and forward ofc.

    2. La Vida Latte
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      i would stop thinking in teams. Coverage is crazy. Do you think Aguero will score big, get him in. If you think someone else will score more, get him. If aguero scores a lot, Sterling will probably also benefit in therms of assists.

    3. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Aguero is owned by 31%. It will be an up hill battle if there is a situation if Aguero hauls and Sterling does not.

    4. TheBrazilianRonaldo
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      He’s does this. Gets a hatful then has a couple of quiet weeks. He is slightly outperforming expected goals in last 5. Wait what, if he scores 3 every game? Yeah right, based on his extensive history we can see he is unlikely to get more than 220 highest, which is 5.8 points per game. Stats would suggest he may hey far less than that, as typically he gets injured or rested or has a cold spot. I wasn’t on the bus and it’s gone, but I caught other buses, so no worries

      1. TheBrazilianRonaldo
        11 days, 17 hours ago

        I hope people do pile in on Agueroooo for this very reason.

  5. donlobatto
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    Afternoon lads
    With the team below lining up for GW27, would you:

    A) Save FT (current plan)
    B) Luiz > Lascelles/ Lejeune (FT)

    If I do B I wouldprobably bench either Jota or AWB.

    1FT 0.4itb
    Fab
    Robbo, Doherty, Pereira, AWB
    Salah, Son (C), Pogba, Jota
    Rash, Jimi
    (Hamer) (JWP, Kun, Luiz*)

    Thoughts appreciated!

    1. Eric Banternaaa
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Save FT.

      1. donlobatto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        11 days, 17 hours ago

        Cheers mate

  6. tisza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    Geoff about?
    Any chance one of the FFS writers fancies doing a piece on the "science" of differentials.
    Term that often comes up on here but what makes a effective differential in terms of ownership, relative OR. Obviously Scoutcast picks under 5% but is it really necessary to go that low in ownership terms?
    Top 10k getting very template again.
    What do people need in terms of a differential(s) to break out of being stuck in an OR rut.?
    Personally stuck around 50k for about 10 GWs now.

    1. Geoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 6 Years
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      I think that's a good idea.. it might be good as a Community Article if you or someone from the community wants to write it!

      The thing on this is I think it'll be lots of quite different opinions, so hearing from the community in a Community Article would give people the chance to discuss. 5% is interesting, I often think about 10%. But then in certain ranks it changes - 10% in the top 10k is very different from 10% overall.

      BTW I've been stuck within about a 10k range for almost the entire season, coming on 20 weeks soon so I feel your pain!

  7. Eric Banternaaa
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    Currently sitting just outside the top 1K, hopefully squeeze back in tonight with Jiminez & Bennett.

    1FT 0.2ITB.

    Fabianski
    VVD / Laporte / Shaw / Bednarek / WanB
    Salah / Pogba / Richarlison
    Jiminez / Rashford

    Hamer / Billing / Hazard / Kun

    Leaves me with 5 players in Liverpool v United! Most people in a similar boat.
    Thinking of rolling the transfer over. Thoughts?

    1. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Yep you can safely roll I would say

      I have 4 LIV vs MUN (Salah, Robbo, Rash, Pog) but not much we can do about that!

  8. TaiwanHC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    Thoughts on Digne + Richarlison --> Pereira + Maddison for free?

    That would give me the following team for GW27:

    Guita
    Robertson - Pereira - Doherty - AWB
    Salah - Pogba - Son (C) - Maddison
    Rashford - Jimenez

    Button, Ings, Sterling (blank), Luiz (blank)

    Thanks guys!

    1. Eric Banternaaa
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      No plan to get Kun?

      1. TaiwanHC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 17 hours ago

        For now, I think that Sterling can cover him.

        1. RealSocialDads
          • 2 Years
          11 days, 17 hours ago

          Incorrect

  9. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    Tahith Chong

    You heard it hear first.....

  10. CROCosta
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    uefa champions league fantasy thoughts and questions:

    1) psg-man utd: with both cavani and neymar out and first leg being played in england i do not fancy the french to do well, originatelly had their triple up of mbappe, di maria and kehrer but considering ditching all 3 and maybe bring back 1 for paris game, would go with pogba as day 1 captain. is it crazy to ditch a player like mbappe who will be the on pens and one of the best forwards in game from the strong team?
    2) roma- porto: with olsen out there is big question about what to do about second gk, do we go mirante or bench fodder for 3.7? cristante at 5.3 can be a good midfield enabler, do not fancy any porto assets even though i believe they might go through
    3) ajax-real: this will be 5+ both legs so going heavy forwards from both teams might prove rewarding. benzema, tadic, ziyech or even vinicious jr might all be great options
    4) tot-bvb: this is a tough one, i think both legs will be low scoring but honestly it could go either way, plenty of solid options from both teams but my prefered options would be trippier, son, hakimi, guerreiro and sanchez
    5) lyon-barca: this could be as well another high scoring game, messi is a must have but for the rest i honestly don't know who to go for, jordi alba is honestly the only player i am scared of not having currenly and if for the the premium asset to have in defense if you can afford it
    6) liverpool-bayern: both good teams but with recent problems, honestly could go either way and all assets i like are too expensive or are called james milner who might play as a defender, only thing he has going for him is that he is on pens
    7) shalke-city: sterling and 3 defenders look like a great plan, do not like aguero as jesus might start + first game is away and we all know how bad aguero is away from home
    8) atletico-juve: both legs could be tight but, still undecided about mr. champions league as he is in tight race with mbappe currently for 3rd attacker spot in my team. juve should go through but griezman could score a couple against injured juve defense, especially at home.

    Here is my current team, got any advices, good under the radar players, which defender are you high on as i don't fancy anyone bar city and maybe roma keeping cs?
    mirante (4.0)- ederson (5.5)
    guerreiro (5.6)- kolarov (5.4)- walker (5.4)- rugani (4.9)- hakimi (4.7)
    sterling (9.5)- pogba (9) - di maria (8.5) - ziyech (7)- sancho (5)
    messi (11.6)- mbappe (10) - benzema (9.7)
    0.1itb
    captain rotation: pogba, benzema, messi, sterling

    1. Wild Rover
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      😯

    2. built_this_city
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      i cba to read all that

  11. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    Angel Gomes

    You heard it hear second......Nani is his godfather 😛

  12. Pogkaku
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    What's the best plan for the blank & DGWs if I have all 3 chips and a WC?

    Current Team below, players in CAPS are what I have so far for GW31:

    SCHMEICHEL
    TAA - DIOP - kolasinac
    MADDISON - SALAH - F.ANDERSON - MANE
    aubameyang - rashford - Jiminez

    Bench: hamer, pogba, alderweireld, bednarek

    Jiminez+Alderwereild>Vardy+Clyne before GW31 so will have at least 8 players depending on Cup results.

    1. Capoue Propper Mings
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      FH blank

      WC DGW

      With that team.

      1. Pogkaku
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 17 hours ago

        FH GW32 & WC GW34?

  13. Capoue Propper Mings
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    Aguer000000

    NO.

    NO.

    NO.

    NO.

    NO.

    NO.

    1. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Ok then ....
      Was that therapeutic?

  14. nicecat
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    I need some help here please.

    fabianski . hamer
    kola . doherty . jonny . wanbi . schindler
    sterling . sane . pogba . richa . anderson
    kun . rashford . llorente
    1ft, 2.0ITB

    a. sane > son
    b. sane + anderson > son + mane (-4)
    c. something else?

    thanks!

    1. Eric Banternaaa
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      B. Think you need some Liverpool cover and Liverpool playing GW31 so would help you out.

      1. nicecat
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 17 hours ago

        I was leaning towards that as well, thanks!

    2. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      B definitely as no Salah

  15. Eric Banternaaa
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    Who are the teams guaranteed to have a GW31 match?

    1. Snevitz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Google Ben Crellin.

      1. Eric Banternaaa
        • 5 Years
        11 days, 17 hours ago

        Appreciated.

      1. HamezMace
        • 4 Years
        11 days, 17 hours ago

        How is the United vs City game in GW31 only 95% chance of being a blank?!

        1. Business Cat
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          11 days, 17 hours ago

          Given it's an OR situation, the 95% if the chance that City beat Newport.

          Given Wigan and Will Griggs is on fire sank them last year in the FA cup, there's always the chance, however small, of a giant killing

          1. HamezMace
            • 4 Years
            11 days, 17 hours ago

            Well yes, of course Newport have a chance, but I was referring more to United playing Chelsea 🙂

        2. Deulofail
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          11 days, 17 hours ago

          95.72% That's pretty darn high! 428:9,572 😮

          1. HamezMace
            • 4 Years
            11 days, 17 hours ago

            Not as high as it should be. Chelsea were awful.

            1. Deulofail
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              11 days, 17 hours ago

              And previous to that, they were great, then awful, then good, then mediocre, then great, then Sarri was hired. The bookies capitilise from punters' recency biases rather than knee-jerk their odds according to short-term events. That would explain why you disagree with the odds 🙂

              1. Deulofail
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                11 days, 16 hours ago

                Looking at odds checker, it seems most people agree with you, as more than 50% of the bets have been in favour of a United win

                1. HamezMace
                  • 4 Years
                  11 days, 16 hours ago

                  I mean honestly, and I'm sure you actually got it, but I was joking.
                  I think United win, but won't be 3/4-0. of course.

                  1. Deulofail
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    11 days, 12 hours ago

                    Didn't see the joke, sorry.

  16. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    This lad know's what he's doing.

    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/a/team/138561/event/26

    6th overall, TV of £109.6m 😮

    1. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      *knows

    2. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      solid past history and all chips in hand too :O

      surely he's going to win it

    3. Eric Banternaaa
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Nice!

    4. Capoue Propper Mings
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Champ Champ.

    5. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Missed opportunity to play Hamer over Kepa. That 1 point could be the difference come GW38!

    6. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Number 5 in the world doesn't look too shabby either...
      https://fantasy.premierleague.com/a/entry/20727/history

      1. FPLGraham
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        11 days, 17 hours ago

        Wow. Should be an amazing finish to the season.

    7. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      There's a fairly regular poster on here, I think "Enrico Palazzo" or similar who has a similarly insane TV! OR strong also

  17. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    GW32 Duffy TC?

    1. Four Season Wonder
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      I wish I could look that far ahead bro

    2. HamezMace
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Is that the Chelsea double?
      I'm going to say, yes, do it, if I pays off, I'll make millions from starting a physic Paul the octopus style youtube channel.

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 days, 17 hours ago

        I believe it could be Southampton and Cardiff, both at home. Not so much a psychic display. More of a no-brainer 😀

    3. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      No brainer.

    4. The 5% Team
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Cardiff and Southampton at home? 🙂

  18. Four Season Wonder
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    Not including Sonny, Pogba & Salah... Who is the best midfield option for the forthcoming GW27?

    (I appreciate it is very early doors this GW but still)

    1. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Sterling

      1. Four Season Wonder
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 days, 17 hours ago

        He has no game haha

    2. The 5% Team
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Anderson, Eriksen

    3. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Fraser, Eriksen, Maddison, and Mane. Maybe Andeson or Pereyra, but not for me.

      1. Four Season Wonder
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 days, 17 hours ago

        Already have triple LIV (Unless I move on Firms).

        Not feeling BOU just yet. Will wait a few GWs

    4. Batchain
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Mane

    5. Konig Luther
      • 6 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Jota or Moutinho

    6. Demel
      • 7 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      I think I am likely to own Eriksen. Very nearly brought him in for Son before this gameweek. Big regret that I didn't.

  19. Would Ed Woodward
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    I'm still coming to terms with stupidly doing Kun > Auba last week, the price rises/falls could cause getting him back to be a problem, I was all set to do Digne to Pereira/Chilwell/Maguire but might go Lascelles instead to make sure I have enough money left over, thoughts? Is there a better option around that price?

    1. built_this_city
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      suck it up and move on

    2. Four Season Wonder
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      You're going to want and need Kun after this BGW.

      (non-Aguero owner here as well)

    3. Demel
      • 7 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      I think TAA is a better option than all of those.

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        11 days, 17 hours ago

        Oh yeah, he absolutely is, just worrying about penny pinching to get Kun back so considering an under 5m, Auba has been dropping like a stone.

  20. Fantasy Gold
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    How does this look for -12?

    Alonso, Siggy, Richarlison, Ings > Pereira, Anderson, Maddison, Jimenez

    1. The 5% Team
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      nice players coming in...-12 kinda hurts 🙂

      1. Fantasy Gold
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 days, 17 hours ago

        Yep. Lots of deadwood to clear out in my team though and means I can field a full XI

      2. RealSocialDads
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 17 hours ago

        Wouldn't take -12 unless you need to to field 11, even then it's dodgy

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Ings could be so useful if he could stay fit for more than a game, frustrating player.

      1. Fantasy Gold
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 days, 17 hours ago

        Yeah but I highly doubt he’ll be fit for Arsenal and I can’t afford to hang on anymore when Jimenez has both form and great fixtures

    3. Four Season Wonder
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Alonso got to go for sure.
      Then one of Siggy & Rich.

      Saying that, Ings is injured too, but i would hold him until next GW

    4. Demel
      • 7 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Not for me. Not even one heavy hitter coming in. And for -12. Too much. Too soon.

    5. AliH1992
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Worth it. Can't just look at the hit for the next GW, with blanks etc they'll easily outscore the lot.

    6. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      I would say no, but you would shout at me.

    7. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      jota/fraser over maddison for me otherwise sound moves mate

  21. as33
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    Hi, have enough of Hazard: Hazard>Anderson and Firmino>Auba, any good?

    1. Four Season Wonder
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      these are my potential transfers. But not 100% on Auba for a hit for these 2GWs before switching to Kun.

    2. Batchain
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Ah, kind of ... 'okay'.

    3. Demel
      • 7 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Makes some sense. Son instead of Anderson would make even more sense.

      1. as33
        • 3 Years
        11 days, 16 hours ago

        Son in my team 🙂

  22. Batchain
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    Interesting question (possibly).

    Who scores more over next 10 or so weeks??

    1. Salah + 4.3 def
    2. Aguero + Jota
    3. Aguero + Robertson
    4. Aguero + Arnautovic

    1. Demel
      • 7 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      How long is a piece of string?

      1. Four Season Wonder
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 days, 17 hours ago

        7 inches

        1. Demel
          • 7 Years
          11 days, 17 hours ago

          Cheers. Always wondered.

          1. Demel
            • 7 Years
            11 days, 17 hours ago

            Although you say it is 7 inches. I have heard others disagree and saying is barely 5 inches. Who knows which is true.

  23. Nae-gueroooo!!‬ Mini-League
    Legomané
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    ‪Nae-gueroooo!!‬

    ‪Has Sergio Aguero wreaked unimaginable havoc on your FPL season?‬ 🙁

    ‪Be at peace with your irrecoverable OR and join the Nae-gueroooo!! mini-league for fellow-fated Kun dodgers‬

    ‪Starts GW27‬

    ‪Entry criteria: must not have owned Kun at any point during GW25+26‬

    ‪Code: 5194-1359416‬

    Autojoin link : https://fantasy.premierleague.com/?autojoin-code=5194-1359416

    Twitter users RT please 🙂 :
    https://twitter.com/legomane_fpl/status/1094958389334102016?s=21

    1. Demel
      • 7 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      I am out

    2. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Wut

    3. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      What about us Hokey-Kokey bunch? We matter as well.

      🙂

    4. Pierce34
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Surely it should start at GW25, to compare how different no-Aguero teams fared? And it doesn't have to be all bad either - check out this guy: https://fantasy.premierleague.com/a/team/27663/event/26

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 days, 16 hours ago

        Curse him for leapfrogging me this week!

        1. Pierce34
          • 3 Years
          11 days, 16 hours ago

          He's so annoying, I even have Aguero and he beat me comfortably this week!

        2. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          11 days, 4 hours ago

          Haha, ye both had very good GWs yourselves so nice to come out on top

      2. RedLightning - Last Ten GWs…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 8 Years
        11 days, 15 hours ago

        Sterling owners in GW25-26 should also be excluded if it starts GW25.
        Only those who didn't own Aguero, Sterling or Laporte (not to mention Hazard, Son and Rashford) and who captained Sane have really suffered!

    5. Amey
      11 days, 16 hours ago

      Joined.
      (Yes I'm hurt because of Aguerooooooooo. Icing on the cake was rival © him 😀 )

    6. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 16 hours ago

      I wish i couldn't join this league . . . . but i am in!

    7. shearer9
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 16 hours ago

      Joined. Currently at 10,500 rank ahead of the Newcastle game so think I'm in a good position. Is the winning prize a replica Aguero shirt?

      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 11 hours ago

      The state of this. Anyone got a mini league for people that have had him in gameweeks 2, 25 & 26?

      1. tm245
        • 7 Years
        11 days, 10 hours ago

        When you score three or four goals, you receive the match ball.

          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          11 days, 10 hours ago

          If I get a hat trick of Aguero hat tricks, do I get to keep Aguero?

    8. Gangster Panda
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 8 hours ago

      Not only did I not have Aguero, but I got zero mins from 3 strikers (Auba, Rash & Ings) ..even if an auto-sub was allowed, I'd have got Alonso's -1.

    9. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 4 hours ago

      Already Salahless for season, so dont think I'll handicap myself that much!

    10. Ginkapo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      Amateurs. I havent owned him all season

    11. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      Joined

      Will be nice to see one green arrow every now and then 😎

  24. Head Honcho
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    Anyone watch Leicester v Spurs?

    Leicester caused a lot of problems and I think if Vardy had been on from the start hey would scored more. Is Maddison or Tielemans a shout for midfield to free up money for a Rashford to Aguero after this GW. Especially with Leicesters fixtures, 7 green out of 8 fixtures.

    Cheers lads

    1. Four Season Wonder
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 16 hours ago

      I would certainly not be bringing in Tielemans. Great player, but so is Fernandinho.

      1. Pep Pig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 16 hours ago

        I don't agree with the comparison. I think he's much more attacking and looked good going forward. He certainly played more offensive than Ndidi and it will be interesting to see how he plays at home to Palace. Certainly one on the watchlist

  25. Typo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    Just to get a reminder. Is the standard this if you have all chips:

    FH DGW32

    WC GW 34

    BB DGW 35

    TC (salah v. HUDD) GW36

    ?

    1. jomikijiq
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      yeah, TC still undecided, Hazard/Higuain might be an option if/when they get another DGW

  26. shan1986
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    Struggling with what to do for gw 27, any suggestions appreciated.
    Patricio
    Bennett awb Kolasinac Bamba
    Pogba mane Salah (c) Westwood
    Firmino jimi
    Bench. Kun siggy Valery button

    1. shan1986
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Was tempted with kun > vardy but not sure after he didn’t start vs Spurs

      1. RealSocialDads
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 16 hours ago

        Maybe siggy out for Anderson, Everton are poor and have poor fixtures

        1. Alli 3',17',64�…
          11 days, 16 hours ago

          go antonio not anderson

    2. balint84
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 16 hours ago

      Firmino to Rondón

  27. balint84
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    Kane vs Burnley?

    F. Anderson or a Newcastle midfielder?

  28. Snevitz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    I didn't moan in weeks 5 to 7 when Hazard scored 33 points over 3 games and I didn't own him.
    Why do I have to keep reading a load of moaning about not having Aguero for his last 3 games when he scored 36 points?
    It doesn't 'destroy your season' it's just a decision that you made that didn't pay off, forget about it and get on with it. 🙂

    1. Amey
      11 days, 16 hours ago

      Be like SNEVITZ

  29. Four Season Wonder
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 17 hours ago

    Going into GW24 my overall rank was 27K

    My Current Rank is 102K.

    Cheers Aguero lad.

    1. Snevitz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 days, 16 hours ago

      Good timing.

      1. Four Season Wonder
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 days, 16 hours ago

        Totally coincidental that was lad. haha. It's all lighthearted fun. Don't take too seriously.

        Personally, I should still finish in top 10K.

        1. Snevitz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          11 days, 16 hours ago

          I'm normally 300k at this point in the season and generally finish in top 30k so no need to worry.

  30. Pad Randa
    • 7 Years
    11 days, 16 hours ago

    Looking at doing the following, in bits, starting with GW28:

    KdB + Auba + Danilo + Robbo

    to

    Sterling + Aguero + 4.7 + TAA

    1). Yea or nay?
    2). Which 4.7?