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. Coaly
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Barnes or Wilson?

    1. Viper
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Wilson

    2. antis0cial
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Wilson

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Wilson

  2. Tmel
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Boruc
    Rice TAA Robertson
    Fanderson Salah Almiron
    Vardy

    Currently have 8 GW31 players and 1FT - which is the best option?

    a) Haz & Wilson (-4)
    b) Haz & Hig (-4)
    c) Haz, Hig & Wilson (-8)

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

      A

  3. Viper
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Bednarek & WB - > Ake & Rice (-4) look good?

    1. EMBOLOFAN
        3 months, 8 days ago

        dont love it. how many r u fielding

        1. Viper
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          10 with a (-4), 11 with a (- 8)

          1. EMBOLOFAN
              3 months, 8 days ago

              whos ur 33 transfer gonna be

        2. F_Ivanovic
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Uninspiring but I guess it's fine if it gives you 10/11. Assuming you have invested in Pogba/Jimenez and don't want to get rid of either?

          1. Viper
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Yep, pretty much

      • Grievez
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        So.... The pool

        A) 2 defenders & Salah/Mane
        B) 1 defender with Salah & Mane
        C) Defender Mid & Bobby

        1. antis0cial
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          B

        2. Viper
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          I'd go Robertson, Mane & Salah.

          I have Alisson, Robertson & Salah

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

          B

        4. BigBillyBass
            3 months, 8 days ago

            I’d do Mane, Salah and Bobby. Can see them winning it 4-1, and will probably concede

        5. the german
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Schmeichel
          Robno taa diop bednarek*
          Hazrd mane maddison
          Rondon king higuain
          Hutton-sterling-pogba-AWB

          Clyne should play now, right? Bednarek to clyne to field 11 players?

        6. AFC49
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Sterling to Hazard for -4?

          1. the german
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Yes

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

          Just dropped 7k positions to 16k. Was leading my ML but now trailing by 12.

          6 red arrows now. Should I take a -4 this GW and do the following. Kun & Pogba > Vardy & Mane? Using FH32.

          1. EMBOLOFAN
              3 months, 8 days ago

              cant really go wrong unless fortune tied up in those players. even then...

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

                Pogba around 0.8.

                1. EMBOLOFAN
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    not nice but id still do it i think, if no other options

              2. Amey
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Good moves imo

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

                    Should worry about value tied up in Pogba then hey??

                    1. Amey
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        Nope.
                        He'll drop twice anyway imo
                        Playing deep anyway with no pressing Midfielder in the team in Herrera/Lingard available. Might just get away ignoring him in 32 too 😉

                  2. wolvesmad
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    Yes

                • Viper
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Is there any way back from here?

                  Opponent: 124 points ahead (TC & free hit used)

                  Me: All chips left

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

                    Depends on the next 2 GWs.

                    1. Viper
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      I lost 30 points to him this week kind of unexpectedly, that was the real killer

                  2. EMBOLOFAN
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      depends also on how theyre set up for 31/33 vs how u are

                    • F_Ivanovic
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      I was 86 points behind my ML leader 2 weeks ago. Now just 1 point behind. Anything is possible but you ofc need a bit of luck and might have to take some differential risks at times.

                    • fedolefan
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      Your picks count, not chips. 20 point swings per week are normal, and you're well within reach with doubles and blanks to go.

                  3. Hits from the Bong
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      I’m really struggling here, which of these look better? Currently have 8 playing and 1 FT. Thanks

                      A. Jimenez + Camarasa to Wilson + Brooks
                      B. Jimenez + Aguero to Wilson + Vardy
                      C. Jimenez + Aguero + Anderson to Wilson + Vardy + Hazard
                      D. Jimenez + Aguero + Camarasa to Wilson + Vardy + Brooks

                      Fabianski
                      Robertson TAA Schindler
                      Salah Sterling* Anderson Fraser
                      Aguero* Higuain Jimenez*

                      Button Camarasa Doherty AWB

                    • _Ninja_
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      Sterling going up in price tonight or will he just miss out?

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

                        How important is it?

                        1. _Ninja_
                          • 8 Years
                          3 months, 8 days ago

                          Life and death.. Nah was going to do Sterling to Hazard.. I can afford to wait it out even though i doubt Hazard will play midweek.

                          1. ddfc
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 8 days ago

                            hazard def wont play midweek... no need

                        2. F_Ivanovic
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 8 days ago

                          Probably wants to take him out for someone else rising. I'm in the same boat but not going to rush anything since I can easily afford what I want to do (Sterling > Fraser) and suspect everyone else is in the same boat

                    • NUFCAndrew
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      Best mid for 5.5 max? Don’t really fancy Barnes

                      1. Gravless are for Kinnear
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        Brooks?

                      2. the german
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        Brooks,

                      3. Garlana
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        Brooks or gudmondson?

                      4. dunas_dog
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        Brooks

                      5. Amey
                          3 months, 8 days ago

                          He'd be my pick around that budget.
                          Brooks/Snoddy may do the job too

                        • antis0cial
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 8 days ago

                          For 31? Brooks?

                        • Yoshioka
                            3 months, 8 days ago

                            On nothing but eye test, McNeil looked tidy and attacking enough today. He plays 31 and 33, and I’m guessing he costs peanuts.

                            1. EMBOLOFAN
                                3 months, 8 days ago

                                4.4 i think

                                brooks still better imo

                                1. Yoshioka
                                    3 months, 8 days ago

                                    Brooks definitely the obvious option - was just trying to offer a slight differential.

                            2. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
                              • 1 Year
                              3 months, 8 days ago

                              It looks sterling & hazard both will rise tonight,m gonna do sterling to hazard waiting for 0.1 gain from sterling but have to buy hazard for 0.1 more,which case is better wait or do before price change )?

                              1. Amey
                                  3 months, 8 days ago

                                  Wait till midweek matches if possible ??

                                • _Ninja_
                                  • 8 Years
                                  3 months, 8 days ago

                                  Yeah i think if sterping doesnt go up tonight he'll start to go down as people realise he doesnt play next week

                                  1. Amey
                                      3 months, 8 days ago

                                      They won't 😛

                                  2. F_Ivanovic
                                    • 3 Years
                                    3 months, 8 days ago

                                    It's 0.1 its not that important.

                                  3. Kiwivillan
                                    • 5 Years
                                    3 months, 8 days ago

                                    Could be wrong. FFFix has Sterling +124% Hazard only +50%

                                    Ideally just Sterling rises tonight

                                • Viper
                                  • 9 Years
                                  3 months, 8 days ago

                                  A move I'd absolutely love to do but seems so pointless is Alisson & Anderson - > Fabianski & Mane (-4)

                                  Obviously can't sell two starters though and already have three Liverpool

                                • MidTableFantasy
                                  • 4 Years
                                  3 months, 8 days ago

                                  Is this mental or are they wise moves?
                                  1) Aguero > Higuain
                                  2) Pogba > Fraser
                                  3) Rashford > Wilson

                                • Geezer
                                  • 8 Years
                                  3 months, 8 days ago

                                  Was TAA only rested or injured?

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

                                    Rested but had a muscle pain - Klopp said should be fine but one to watch

                                    1. Geezer
                                      • 8 Years
                                      3 months, 8 days ago

                                      Cheers

                                • Amey
                                    3 months, 8 days ago

                                    Morning guys,
                                    I have 0.3m safety blanket for getting Hazard & Vardy for outgoing player's.
                                    So do we think it is enough or i need to do the transfers before midweek fixture of Hazard ??

                                    i.e. will Hazard & Vardy rise 3 times before Thursday in your opinion ??

                                  • dunas_dog
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    3 months, 8 days ago

                                    Do you think this 10 for no hit good enough to put out next week? If not what would you take hit for?

                                    Boruc
                                    TAA Van Dijk Lascelles
                                    Salah (c) Hazard Brooks
                                    Vardy Wilson Huguain

                                    Steele Sterling Doherty Bednarek Gunnarson

                                    1. Amey
                                        3 months, 8 days ago

                                        Good team.
                                        I'd be very very tempted to do Raz to Mane though

                                        1. Geezer
                                          • 8 Years
                                          3 months, 8 days ago

                                          He already got 3 from Liverpool

                                          1. Amey
                                              3 months, 8 days ago

                                              My bad

                                        2. Geezer
                                          • 8 Years
                                          3 months, 8 days ago

                                          Sterling to Maddison. If you have FH for 32 and will not loose much value on Sterling

                                      • Trovsmash
                                        • 5 Years
                                        3 months, 8 days ago

                                        I only want to make one of these transfers this week, for free so I can field 11.

                                        A. Jimi to Wilson

                                        B. Sterling to Hazard

                                        1. vityovics
                                          • 1 Year
                                          3 months, 8 days ago

                                          B

                                      • whosBenj
                                          3 months, 8 days ago

                                          Hazard rising tonight?

                                          1. Geezer
                                            • 8 Years
                                            3 months, 8 days ago

                                            Guess so

                                          2. Kiwivillan
                                            • 5 Years
                                            3 months, 8 days ago

                                            Not according to FFFix. Caveat emptor though

                                        • Mr Dave
                                          • 2 Years
                                          3 months, 8 days ago

                                          Thoughts on fanderson? Not in best form and hint he might be rested...any other West ham mids worth a punt?

                                          1. vityovics
                                            • 1 Year
                                            3 months, 8 days ago

                                            i will keep him, but just because there are other more important changes to make

                                        • ...al - Leave your comments…
                                          • 10 Years
                                          3 months, 8 days ago

                                          How likely is city double 32?

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

                                            97%

                                            1. Amey
                                                3 months, 8 days ago

                                                Raz+Kun+B Silva Triple up 😮

                                          2. Olee
                                            • 2 Years
                                            3 months, 8 days ago

                                            Best midfield option for GW 31/33 for 5.0m or below? Was gonna go Brooks, but didnt catch is rise, so can't get mid now. Any tips appreciated 🙂

                                            1. vityovics
                                              • 1 Year
                                              3 months, 8 days ago

                                              Noble?

                                              1. Kiwivillan
                                                • 5 Years
                                                3 months, 8 days ago

                                                Eeeew

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

                                            Probably a total noob question i know but if anyone can clarify what happens with TV when using FH? I would imagine that you get them back with the same prices and current TV as the week before but not sure

                                            1. Kiwivillan
                                              • 5 Years
                                              3 months, 8 days ago

                                              Original squad rises and falls occur as normal and you don't get anything from FH players

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

                                                So since im keeping jimi and doh i wont have to 'pay' their current price once the team reverts to normal? Makes sense now i think about it because that could leave a negative ITB

                                                1. Kiwivillan
                                                  • 5 Years
                                                  3 months, 8 days ago

                                                  Exactly

                                          4. I Have No Idea What I'…
                                            • 2 Years
                                            3 months, 8 days ago

                                            Used me free hit tonight to get in early before any price rises. Should I be looking to sign anyone else or good to go (assuming no midweek injuries)?

                                            Fabianski
                                            Chillwell Pereira VVD
                                            Mane Salah Hazard Fraser
                                            Wilson Arnie Vardy

                                            Bench: Boruc Ogbonna Kante Schindler

                                            £0.6m in the bank

                                            Thank you for any suggestions

                                            1. vityovics
                                              • 1 Year
                                              3 months, 8 days ago

                                              g2g

                                            2. Madmag
                                              • 2 Years
                                              3 months, 8 days ago

                                              Would consider rice over ogbonna and playing him over one of the Leicester defs. Hudds are leagues lowest scorers, and Leicester clean sheets are thin on the ground.

                                              1. Kiwivillan
                                                • 5 Years
                                                3 months, 8 days ago

                                                And goal 2 games ago and hit the post this week

                                            3. Royal5
                                              • 7 Years
                                              3 months, 8 days ago

                                              Will Arnie start?

                                            4. BigBillyBass
                                                3 months, 8 days ago

                                                Ditch Arnie for Higuain/Firmino and downgrade elsewhere. Otherwise good

                                            5. vityovics
                                              • 1 Year
                                              3 months, 8 days ago

                                              What should I do? For GW31 and 33
                                              Shaw-Son-Success to

                                              A) Vardy-Brooks-Diop (-4)
                                              B) Wilson-Tielemans-D.Luiz (-4)
                                              C) Wilson-Fraser-D.Luiz (-4)

                                              1. Yoshioka
                                                  3 months, 8 days ago

                                                  B

                                              2. Fingerspitzengefühl
                                                • 2 Years
                                                3 months, 8 days ago

                                                Only need one more player for GW31 and it's a defender. 2.6 ITB, so can choose freely. Which one is the best for 31 & 33 combined?

                                                1. Fingerspitzengefühl
                                                  • 2 Years
                                                  3 months, 8 days ago

                                                  Already triple Pool btw

                                                2. TorresMagic™
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • Has Moderation Rights
                                                  • 10 Years
                                                  3 months, 8 days ago

                                                  Members area has the answer.

                                              3. Ruinenlust
                                                • 1 Year
                                                3 months, 8 days ago

                                                Thoughts on this?

                                                Boruc
                                                Robertson, TAA, Rice
                                                Hazard, Salah, Anderson, Masuaku
                                                Wilson, Vardy, Barnes
                                                (-12)

                                                Hopefully Masuaku plays otherwise I’ll have 10

                                                1. Kiwivillan
                                                  • 5 Years
                                                  3 months, 8 days ago

                                                  Hope seems overly optimistic. Maybe Anderson dropped and comes in for him 😆

                                              4. rainy
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • Has Moderation Rights
                                                • 3 Years
                                                3 months, 8 days ago

                                                Hmmm...

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

                                                  Another hour 😆

                                                  1. rainy
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • Has Moderation Rights
                                                    • 3 Years
                                                    3 months, 8 days ago

                                                    😛

                                              5. Royal5
                                                • 7 Years
                                                3 months, 8 days ago

                                                Pick 3:
                                                1.Wilson
                                                2.Fraser
                                                3.Hazard
                                                4.Vardy

                                                1. Amey
                                                    3 months, 8 days ago

                                                    134

                                                    1. Royal5
                                                      • 7 Years
                                                      3 months, 8 days ago

                                                      On this atm. Ty

                                                2. Amey
                                                    3 months, 8 days ago

                                                    Fraser took some nasty tackle's last match according to Eddie Howe.
                                                    Am I going to trust him ??
                                                    Absolutely NOT !!
                                                    😀