Scout Notes

Boost for best Bournemouth options after Wilson return

Callum Wilson‘s (£6.3m) return from injury looks set to act as a catalyst for interest in Bournemouth options ahead of Blank Gameweek 31.

The Cherries got their first Premier League away win since October on Saturday as Wilson inspired a 2-0 victory at Huddersfield.

After losing the previous nine on the road in a row, by a combined score of 28-4, Gameweek 30 proved a confidence boost for them.

“We needed it. We really felt for the supporters in that time without an away win so we’re really pleased for them. They had a long journey, left early and we rewarded them with a good clinical performance. We were good in attack and solid in defence so it’s a really good day.” – Eddie Howe

With home fixtures confirmed in both upcoming Blank Gameweeks, we’ve done further analysis on the best Bournemouth options available right now, and the impact of Wilson’s return.

Huddersfield Town 0-2 Bournemouth

Goals: Callum Wilson (£6.3m), Ryan Fraser (£6.1m)

Assists: Fraser, Wilson

No player had more shots on target than Wilson in Bournemouth’s 2-0 win at Huddersfield on Saturday afternoon. Both of his shots inside the box were accurate, with one of them handing him the first goal since his last start all the way back in Gameweek 23. The forward’s energetic display also helped him provide an assist, rounding off a complete Fantasy performance and an 11-point haul. With Newcastle coming to the Vitality Stadium in the first of the remaining two Blank Gameweeks, and Burnley after that, interest in Wilson is expected to be high.

“He’s outstanding, he has unique attributes for us with his ability to run in behind and his work ethic. He knows where the goal is and it was great to see him score, he also provided an impressive assist for Ryan in a key moment in the game with a great reverse pass. My priority is to make sure he’s fit and fine, he might be looking at the England situation but I’m pleased to see him score and play well.” – Eddie Howe

The return of Wilson also appears to have helped Ryan Fraser (£6.1m) rediscover his golden touch. At the John Smith’s Stadium, no player created more chances than Bournemouth’s diminutive left-winger. In the absence of the England international, Fraser had not registered a single attacking return since Gameweek 22. The two have now played together twice between then and Gameweek 30, and Fraser has two goals and two assists in those matches, one of each coming at Huddersfield. Those wanting to invest in the Bournemouth attack over the Blank Gameweeks with more space in midfield than among the forwards should seriously consider Fraser now that Wilson is back in the side.

“That’s a prime example of our performance, it’s a really nice passage of play – the interchange of passes (between Fraser and Wilson) were excellent to see. It’s the kind of goal we scored early in the season, the team has been hit with injuries but it’s great to see that fluency back today.” – Eddie Howe

Those looking to sign Fraser might just want to wait until the next pre-match press conference for Bournemouth though. The Scottish international was able to complete the 90 minutes in West Yorkshire but did take a few heavy hits. Meanwhile, David Brooks (£5.1m), making his second start in a row since coming back from injury, did have to be replaced by Dominic Solanke (£5.0m), but Howe believes he will be okay.

“David Brooks was fine he was just very fatigued. Ryan took a couple of nasty tackles. We hope there are no ill-effects from that.” – Eddie Howe

Josh King (£6.5m) should not be overlooked too casually as he had more goal attempts than any other player at Huddersfield on Saturday afternoon, although fewer in the box than Wilson. The Norwegian did not register any attacking returns in Gameweek 30 but has scored in three of his last four at the Vitality Stadium.

There were other boosts for Bournemouth as they had Jefferson Lerma (£4.5m) back in central midfield after serving a two-match suspension. Having him in the side in the Blank Gameweeks should help the Cherries live up to their potential against Newcastle and Burnley.

“It’s a great boost to have Jeff back. Whenever he has been missing this season we have felt that absence. He is a real physical presence for us. I think he’s been excellent. He is another player who has come into the Premier League, improved, and is learning with every game. Naturally, he plays his way and I don’t think he’s changed that. He had been unfortunate with a few of his yellow cards.” – Eddie Howe

In defence, Chris Mepham (£4.5m) appears to be growing into the side with each passing Gameweek. Despite an uncertain first start against Wolves in Gameweek 27, he has looked a lot more assured as he fills in for long-term absentee Steve Cook (£4.4m). As interest in Bournemouth defensive assets grows, the former Brentford man is one of the nailed-on options.

“It has been really good early signs for Chris. He has attacked it really well so far. Mentally he has shown real maturity and hasn’t been fazed by the occasions and the games. I have been really pleased with him and I see signs of a leader in there as well, which is a great sign for the future.” – Eddie Howe

Meanwhile, it there was an eighth start in a row for Artur Boruc (£4.0m) in the Bournemouth goal, continuing his potential for those who are playing the Free Hit in Gameweek 31. The clean sheet recorded at Huddersfield was the first on the road since Gameweek 10, but in home matches, there is plenty to encourage investment in the Bournemouth back-line. In their last four at the Vitality Stadium, the Cherries have conceded just twice.

Elsewhere in the defence, Nathan Aké (£5.0m) continues to be an ever-present although is slightly dearer. The full-back spots don’t look quite so settled. Charlie Daniels (£4.1m) has started the last two in a row, but they are the only Premier League matches in the last nine Gameweeks that he featured from the beginning. Fellow left-back Diego Rico (£4.1m) has started just once in that time. On the other flank, Nathaniel Clyne (£4.4m) started the three matches prior to Gameweek 30, but Adam Smith (£4.3m) was deployed on the right against Huddersfield. He looks unlikely to be involved against Newcastle, after coming off with a hamstring injury.

“Adam Smith said he felt his hamstring very early in the game. Looks like he might be out for a few weeks.” – Eddie Howe

Huddersfield’s credentials were dealt another blow in their defeat to Bournemouth. While the Cherries were much improved with Wilson back, it says all Fantasy managers need to know that the Terriers both blanked offensively and conceded twice at home to a side that had been so poor away from home.

Jan Siewert’s men had just two shots in Bournemouth’s penalty box all afternoon, and only one of them was on target. Meanwhile, it did not take too much from the Cherries to break Huddersfield down, who conceded 50% of the shots on target that they faced.

Huddersfield Town XI (4-3-1-2): Lössl; Durm, Schindler, Zanka, Bacuna; Mooy, Stanković, Billing (Löwe 45′); Pritchard; Mounié (Grant 61′), Kachunga (Rowe 76′).

Bournemouth XI (4-4-2): Boruc; Daniels, Aké, Mepham, A Smith (Clyne 44′); Fraser, Surman, Lerma, Brooks (Solanke 65′); King (Mousset 90+1′), Wilson.

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2,183 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Always Captain Kun
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Only got 7 players for BGW31 and 1 FT.......

    a) Free hit
    b) Make 2 transfers (-4)
    c) Make 3 transfers (-8)
    d) Make 4 transfers (-12)

    1. Ghost Gooner
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      e) just have 8

    2. whosBenj
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Definitely b, maybe c dependant on who you'd bring in.

    3. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      c/d but hits for e.g. Mane not Diop

    4. Maddocio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      If you were to link your team it might be possible to give a cogent reply

    5. Yoshioka
      1 month, 8 days ago

      C

    6. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Me too and 1 is Lascelles and will do -8 or more most likely

  2. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Presently on 9 players for 31 (but Lascelles flagged, and TAA and Brooks taken off early )- got 1 free transfer- FH 32 and WC 34

    For 31 worth hit to team below to get 11?

    A Just go Rashford to Wilson for free and 10 players
    B Rashford to Wilson and Sterling to Maddison-4 for 11
    C B and also Lascelles (if confirmed out) to D Luiz-8
    D Any other better options?

    Boruc
    Alexander-Arnold Van Dijk Lascelles*
    Salah (c) Hazard Brooks
    Vardy Higuaín

    Steele Rashford Sterling Doherty Bednarek Gunnarson

    1. Trondero
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Not sure on trading defenders for hit. A, then wait and see for lascelles and the rest.

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

        Agree exactly

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A
      Mads usually returning no more than 6 points so you have no profits on a hit.
      Plus you already have Vardy

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 8 days ago

        has to return more than 4 not 6

  3. DeadStar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Felipe Anderson is currently one of the most transferred in players this week. In fact he is currently the most transferred in West Ham attacker. What is that all about!? After he got brought off early against Cardiff I even thought he may get dropped. Does anyone see any merit buying him now? Should I be looking at Lanzini or Arnautovic instead?

    1. DeadStar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I've just realised more are selling him. Phew! But weird that so many are still buying.

    2. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Anderson's dropping now. I'm not getting any of them, but Arnie if had to choose

    3. Ross From Friends
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Yes but then again 40k people have brought in Sterling already...so yeah

    4. Flaming Flamingo
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Definitely no good reason to buy him now, although personally I think it's kind of crazy to sell this week as well.

      1. Maddocio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        I agree with this, I'm holding for the one game then getting shot, it's not like WHU started pulling up trees after he went off

  4. whosBenj
    1 month, 8 days ago

    10 players is good, B seems good too.

  5. whosBenj
    1 month, 8 days ago

    6 playing GW31. No FT. All chips, will FH 32. How many hits would you take?

    TAA, Pereira, Mane, Salah, Maddison, Vardy (Diangana).

    1. Yoshioka
      1 month, 8 days ago

      At least 3. Given that you’ll likely play them in 33 too, you’ll at minimum break even.

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      You have 3 options.

      a) Stick to what you have and hope the popular players fail (big couch)
      b) Take hits and get popular players or players you think do well regardless of how popular
      c) free hit

  6. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Building up for this Gw31 loosing so many important players and the we have lascelles Fraser taa injury doubt.
    Anyways don't think this bus9lfing up was worth as I missed so many points for getting or keeping players playing in the 31.
    Now have 11 if all above are healthy but I feel I will only get 10-15 points more than someone has 7 or 8 and already got points due to non obsessive planning for this bgw

    1. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I missed Sterling, but aside from that no ill effects and rank has risen

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

        If you had Steling for pogs on this week you would be been way better

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 8 days ago

          thx captain hindsight both blank 32 anyway

          1. EMBOLOFAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 8 days ago

            31*

      2. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 8 days ago

        same

    2. Yoshioka
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Fraser injury doubt?

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

        Article says took some heavy hits.
        Nothing serious but still

  7. Ram sey Coq uel in
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    I know Mane seems to be the go to pool player atm , but has anyone noticed, that for all his goals scored this year , he’s only got one away from home in the league since week five . Plus, there is the possibility of injury in midweek for those gambling on early transfer .

    1. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Good point - no I hadn't noticed

      1. MTPockets
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        * Looking at the matches, it's not just him - whole team has performed significantly worse away recently

        1. Ram sey Coq uel in
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Yeah , true , I know they playing Fulham, but still not that impressive away from home .

  8. Trondero
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    is there site/overview or something for the predicted double gameweeks?

      1. Trondero
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Thanks!

  9. Chucky
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Any chance of getting into top 10k? 16 k at the moment with all chips intact...

    1. Ruth_NZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      If you need to ask then probably not.

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Great answer.

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

          Tm as an admin you should not allow those questions.
          Believe is the answer

          1. Chucky
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            😛

          2. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Half the questions would get removed if that was the case.

      2. Chucky
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        I always bottle it in the last few GWs and not good at using chips 🙁

    2. SADIO SANÉ
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Highly doubt it

      1. Chucky
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        same...

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      10001 at best.

      1. Chucky
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        more like 100 001 with my record... 🙁

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

      With all chips left I'd be aiming for top 5k at least

    5. NIKO.
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      No chance

    6. Maddocio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      The fact that you went from 22k to 16k in a single GW (this one) probably answers your question

    7. money face bandwagon
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Nope. The best 10k are better managers

  10. NUFCAndrew
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    2 FTs. Willing to take a -8 if need be. 0.2 ITB

    Ederson Boruc

    Robbo Periera Schar WB Bednarek

    Salah Mane Sterling Pogba Jota

    Rashford Jiminez Rondon

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Who do you want to get?

      1. NUFCAndrew
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Vardy definitely. Maybe Hazard, depends what you guys think is the best options I haven’t been paying too much attention recently

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Just get the guys in RMTs or see the most transferred in.

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      6 now plus -8 looks good

      1. NUFCAndrew
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Just unsure what to do transfers wise

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

          Sterling and Rash to Hazard and Wilson are likely transfers for me

  11. pol
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    current team for GW31

    Robertson TAA
    Salah madisson Fanderson Kante
    Vardy

    Transfers planned : Pogba + Rashford > Hazard + Wilson for -8

    Would you take an additional -4 to do dunk > Ake?

    1. Yoshioka
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Probably not for a defender.

  12. Tsparkes10
    1 month, 8 days ago

    ML Rival is now 82 ahead but I have FH and BB whereas he doesn't. Gonna have to take some risks in my 32 FH and when I wc 34 but kinda excited.

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

      I overhauled a friend 120 ahead around this time 2 seasons ago who'd used all his chips and he bombed the dgws

      1. Tsparkes10
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Hopefully mine does same. 🙂

  13. AFC49
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Fabianski
    TAA, Robbo, Digne
    Salah, Sterling*, Pogba*, F Anderson
    Higuain, Rondon, Jiménez*

    Button*, AWB*, Shaw*, Højbjerg*

    1FT, 0.4 ITB

    Sterling > Hazard
    Jiménez > Wilson? (-4)

    1. Shabaaz
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A lot seem to be heading for those transfers.

  14. wasp3000
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    6th red arrow on the bounce. OR drop from 2.5k to 24.3k.

    On the plus side, I have 11 players for next week. And the chips will be used soon.

    Fabianski
    Robbo TAA Periera Digne
    Salah hazard Gudmundsson Richarlison
    Rondon Higuain
    (Patricio / Doherty Jimenez Pogba)

    Will this team give me a green arrow ?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      No Mane, no green arrow.

      1. wasp3000
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        I know man he's on fire. I did Kolasinac to TAA last GW too which was a disaster and snookered myself from getting Mane

      2. Always Captain Kun
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        I scored 83 without him, green!

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Talking next GW 🙄

    2. Yoshioka
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I’d say it’s got every chance given that so many won’t even be fielding a full 11.

      1. wasp3000
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Ya that's my hope and people take crazy hits too

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Worried TAA won't play and Mane will be the highest scoring player next GW

  15. Gashead9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Evening, how does this look for -8? Will have 10 & FH in 32
    Sterling, Kamara, Bednarek & Smith > Fraser, Wilson, Luiz & Perreira

    Heaton,
    Robbo, Luiz, Perreira,
    Salah (C), Mane, Fraser, Anderson,
    Vardy, Wilson

    Hamer - Pogba, Doherty, Jimi

  16. Tsparkes10
    1 month, 8 days ago

    -16 hit let's go!

    VVD, Son, Pogba, Moutinho, Rash to Ake, Haz, Mane, Brooks, Wilson olsin 🙂

    1. ItOnlyTook9Years
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      VVD out??

      1. Tsparkes10
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Need and want Mane. Have to get rid of Salah, VVD and TAA. VVD seems most sensible and Ake looks good for 31 and 33

    2. fedolefan
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Will upvote if you go ahead and do it.

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        No chance before price changes.

        1. fedolefan
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          He's not a chicken. He'll do it.

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Would have done it by now with a screenshot.

            1. Tsparkes10
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Oh I'll defo do it. Just not sure when :). Always leave my transfers til a Fri but 0.4 safe of doing this one. Guess Ake to Clyne is an option if priced out

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                People will do -20 and -24 so no biggie.

            2. fedolefan
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Wow, you were right after all. He's chickening out and talking of doing those transfers on Fri. Just didn't see that coming.

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Only 5 more days of reading it then.

                1. fedolefan
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  So risky waiting till Friday with just 0.4m cushion. Price change sites are notoriously unreliable from my experience.

                  1. Tsparkes10
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Guess I'll change Brooks to Fraser or Ake to Clyne

                2. Tsparkes10
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Nah. School to attend to this week, I'll leave you in peace

  17. Tsparkes10
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Son to Fraser worth doing now to avoid son drop?

    1. Geordienufc1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Does this make it a -20? 😛

      1. Tsparkes10
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Nope 🙂

        1. Geordienufc1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Haha well I think Son -> Fraser is sensible. Some people suggesting he's an injury doubt, don't know much about that myself. The article above just said he took some "heavy hits" but I don't know if that was just the observation of the author.

          1. Tsparkes10
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Grrrr. I'm 0.6 safe of doing what I want to do so can't have too many changes. Could bring In Mane instead but means I'd have to make another transfer bringing in Wilson or Ake but Liverpool play midweek so waiting on that one

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Fraser might be a doubt according to the article

      1. Tsparkes10
        1 month, 8 days ago

        A doubt? Grrr

        1. clodhopper
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Mane has champions league wed

  18. TimboSlice
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    What are we doing with Salah?

    1. Shteve
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Keeping until wildcard, transfers needed else where

      1. TimboSlice
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Agreed, Have to burn so many hits to try and get close to a starting 11.

    2. Arctic monkeys
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Not the same thing

    3. Geordienufc1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Keeping, at least until wildcard.

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

      Have to keep for 31 and 33 and hope he delivers

    5. Chucky
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      can only get rid of him in 34 on my wc..

    6. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Waiting to see if he is fit for the weekend imo

      1. Ghost Gooner
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Why wouldn't he be fit?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          His time capsule doesn't see what happens midweek.

    7. Ghost Gooner
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Keeping due to title run in. He has to recapture form soon and Klopp won't rest him

  19. Geordienufc1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Happy for a -8 this week to boost the team to 11. All chips in hand, FH32, WC34, BB35 strategy.

    Fabianski
    Robertson | Digne | Doherty* | Shaw* | Wan-B*
    Salah | Anderson | Sterling* | Pogba* | Ward*
    Higuain | Rondon | Jiminez*

    2FT, 1.5 itb.

    A) Sterling + Jiminez + Ward + Shaw -> Mane + Vardy + Fraser + Stankovic
    B) Sterling + Jiminez + Ward + Shaw -> Mane + Vardy + Brooks + Chillwell
    C) Sterling + Jiminez + POGBA + Shaw -> Mane + Wilson + Hazard + Luiz

    I like C in that I feel all 4 players have the potential to repay the hit individually. Though it means getting rid of Pogba who I bought at 8.1, meaning I'd perhaps be unlikely to buy him back for the doubles. Prefer Fraser to Brooks though being forced to buy Stankovic just to afford him is not ideal.

    1. Flaming Flamingo
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I like C as well. Points first, worry about whether or not to bring Pogba back in later.

      1. Geordienufc1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Good call. Points please me much more than TV haha.

        1. Flaming Flamingo
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          That puts in you in the minority on here 😉

          1. Geordienufc1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            I'll still celebrate my 0.1 increases every day 😛

    2. mrodgers91
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I have already done a similar thing taking a -8 but sold 4 players who dont play in 31 or 33 for 4 players who do. This gives me 10 but im not willing to sell doherty or jimi due having bought them at 1m cheaper than they are now

      1. Geordienufc1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Fair enough. Jimi in particular makes sense to hold, since you'll almost definitely want him back. I think Doherty's time may have come tbh so I'm not too unhappy to cash out there.

        1. mrodgers91
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Soton brighton watford and fulham, yes please, forgotten who they play in their other dgw game. Not sure who i would get in for doherty though

    3. mrodgers91
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Out of those choices i would go for C though

  20. ...al - Leave your comments…
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    In quite the pickle and I missed my transfers last week so now I have 2ft.

    6 playing. All chips. 2ft.

    What would you do? I'm in between ideas as I have 2ft :Z

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Use the 2 FTs then decide if hits work.

    2. Shteve
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Take one hit, field 9, save chips

    3. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      4 transfers -8 is what I'd do

    4. Tsparkes10
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Take a - 8 or - 12 depending on value in players

    5. Geordienufc1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I think a -8 isn't a bad option. Assuming you pick players who will play, even if those players do nothing you're only losing out on 2 points for each hit in this scenario.

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

        And another 2 in 33 possibly

    6. ...al - Leave your comments…
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I've little value tied up in Sterling, Doherty and I have one sh!tter, Odoi I can swap

      -4 for Fraser, Haz and Stankovic in for Sterling, Odoi and Doherty.

      Terrible Stankovic pick but gives me 9 for 31 and all chips remaining

      Lots of value tied up elsewhere unfortunately

  21. Baked baines
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Can someone please clarify the probabilities and whats needed for Brighton to become a DGW fixture for Chelsea in GW32.

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      It's pretty much guaranteed.

    2. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Google "Ben Crellin twitter"

  22. BigBillyBass
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 8 days ago

    On a free hit guys, which one do you prefer?

    A) Fab (Boruc)
    Robbo Luiz Maguire (Evans Lejeune)
    Salah Mane Haz FAnderson (Brooks)
    Vardy Chicharito King

    B) Fab (Boruc)
    Luiz Chilwell Rice (Ogbonna Lejeune)
    Salah Mane Haz Fraser (Almiron)
    Vardy Firmino Wilson

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

      B but make some downgrades and get Robbo. Hayden instead of Almiron if not playing him but want backup

      1. BigBillyBass
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Drop Salah, Mane or Firmino then?

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

          Oops missed Firmino. Ignore. Prefer B

          1. BigBillyBass
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Smashing. Thanks

  23. Jon Snow
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    After all the talk about not crippling your team in preparation for BGW31 who would have thought Richarlison would outscore Pogba.

  24. Tsparkes10
    1 month, 8 days ago

    May be first time I do a early transfer... Son, VVD to Mane, Ake to avoid the price changes?

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

      Don't think Ake is essential if means early move

      1. Tsparkes10
        1 month, 8 days ago

        In what way? I need to Take out VVD so I can bring Mane in

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

          Didn't think of that but still can wait and miss price rises with CL game to be played injuries possible

    2. Ghost Gooner
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Not enough itb for Son to Mane?

      1. Tsparkes10
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Have triple pool

        1. Ghost Gooner
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Did Son to Mane earlier myself. I say go for it as Mane is pretty robust

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Great idea given Pool play midweek.

  25. Warning Hazard ahead
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    While I'm incredibly happy my Sterling (C) punt netted me 74 points this week, my -8 to bring in Lossl, Rice and Higuin ended on a net -4...

    Is taking another -4 for: Sterling ---> Hazard and Jimi ---> Wilson still a good move to field a potential 11 this week?

    Lossl (4.0)
    TAA Matip Yedlin Rice (Duffy)
    Salah Maddison Haz* Puncheon (Pogba)
    Higuin Wilson* (Aguero)

    Thank you 😀

    1. Tsparkes10
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Yup. Sterling and Jimi don't play in 31 or 33. So defo

    2. SADIO SANÉ
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Sterling (c) only got me 42 points 🙁 decent moves (if you're FHing 32 especially)

      1. Warning Hazard ahead
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Love the Grav!!

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          😀

    3. Warning Hazard ahead
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Awesome, definitely FH in 32. Sorry, 74 points overall 😛

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        😉 well played

    4. Geordienufc1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Those transfers look solid to me 🙂

  26. Deulofale
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Hahaha just heard Sarri's comments about Wolves' defence on MotD. Is he dense or just provocative?

    1. MeatPieSausageRoll
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Feeling the pressure

      1. Deulofale
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Mourinho 2.0. At least he's not a hypocrite with 10 players behind the ball like José often was.

        1. Amey
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Behave
          11 😛

          1. Deulofale
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Lol I was trying to be generous 😀

  27. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Team for 31 + 33. (-4)

    Fabianski
    Pereira/Luiz/TAA
    Haz/Salah/Mane/Siggy
    Vardy/Wilson

    Have 0.1 to do Jota➡️Fraser for - 8???

    FH 32

  28. SADIO SANÉ
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    most common non-FH-frontline this week would you say? Vardy/Higuain-Wilson-?

    Tempted to pick a FH team with as many differentials as possible, without going too turd obviously...King/Wilson, Arnie & Firmino maybe?

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      kinda hoping for some midweek niggles, to get some Moreno/Shaqiri action... 😀

    2. Deulofale
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Seems like a mistaken strategy haha. Just go for the best players iyo?

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Burnley clean sheet possible? wouldn't be a surprise - a Fulham goal? (that probably would be a surprise 😀 ) - I feel like picking the same players that a lot of people already have lessens the potential of the chip (it's obviously risky)

        I don't really see how you can say who is best between King, Wilson, Vardy, Higuain, Arnie, Rondon, Firmino - especially considering it's for one week only, it's mainly luck

        1. Deulofale
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Well it all depends on the rest of the team. No point getting both King and Wilson if you're happy with Brooks and Fraser, for example. Picking the best XI isn't mainly luck when comparing to non-FH teams imo. It *would* be lucky, though if you outscored no-hit, no-FH teams based on picking differentials, where they have picked players based on form over the past GW, two or three.

          1. SADIO SANÉ
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            I was talking about luck choosing the 3 strikers for one week - any combination of those could be 'best' - which ones would you say are the best right now? I guess Vardy and Wilson? over 4-5 weeks I'd rather have those, but on a one-off week anything can happen (without getting too silly obviously)

            1. Deulofale
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              FPL is about the combination of 11 or 15 players, though. In isolation I would probably go for Firmino, Vardy and Wilson, but it's not in isolation.

              Just had my first go at a FH team. It's so much fun to just pick the team you think will be the bessssst. No need to think about anyone else imo. Here's my first, 2-minute attempt:

              Fabianski (Heaton)
              Robertson TAA Azpi (Ake Diop)
              Hazard Mane Tielemans Fraser (Maddison)
              Higuain Vardy Wilson

              1. SADIO SANÉ
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                I can afford almost any realistic combination I think, so it kinda is in isolation this week 😉

                Yeah I know what you're saying, it depends if you're still playing 'sensibly' or not 😀 I can -potentially- get a much bigger rank boost from ignoring the likes of Vardy and Mane and replacing them with let's say Arnie and Lanzini ... it does go both ways though … season defining

                1. SADIO SANÉ
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  as in that combination above, a lot of non-FH teams will have double-Liverpool defence - if they concede I feel like it's an opportunity lost for FH people (I admit this could backfire horribly ignoring them), that's kinda why I'm hoping for a Robbo niggle midweek

                2. Deulofale
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Nah I couldn't pick Firmino because I already have 3 preferred Pool in the team. Ideally, I'd want 7 or 8, so each pick is not in isolation. And if you add Salah to Hazard, Higuain and Vardy, suddenly money is more of an issue than expected.

                  As far as the 'best' for a single gameweek is concerned, I don't think it makes a difference that one gameweek is less reliable than 4-5 gameweeks or more. The unpredictibility doesn't make a poor choice better or a good choice worse. Just use the 4-5 gameweeks rule, but imagine they' playing the same fixture each week. That's what I would do 🙂

                  1. SADIO SANÉ
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    if I pick a front-3 of Higuain, Firmino, Vardy it gets tight, but otherwise seems pretty easy from first look - yeah in theory the 4-5 GW rule should be applied, but risks sometimes need to be taken 😀 see what way I go

    3. J - Gimme your Mané …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Arnie/Rondon/Firmino if you want differentials....

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        cheers

    4. Warning Hazard ahead
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      You are FHing?

      I reckon players like Digne, Coleman, Lanzini, Rondon are good differentials

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        yeah - Lanzini is a pretty good shout that not many will have! cheers

  29. Warning Hazard ahead
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Nice to see highest scorer this GW an active team for once

    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/a/team/738726/event/30

    1. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      *feels nauseous recalling his Sane TC*

  30. yakirh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Best Westham attacker to get?

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

      Rice sadly