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. Bookmark
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    How it looks? 10/11
    Fabianski
    Digne Clyne TAA
    Mane Salah Hazard
    Vardy Higuain Wilson

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Good to go - you’ve got all the big hitters covered

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      not sure TAA will play the Fulham game if he starts vs Dortmund.

      1. lilmessipran
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        But they don't play Dortmund, do they?

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Sorry! Bayern.

  2. ol3andre
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    If you already got 11 players for GW31 and 2FT. Do you really transfer out Felipe Anderson against Hudderfield at home?

    1. Ain't Nobody Like Tom …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      No.

      1. DaniCT
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        The question is who do you bring in ?

        1. ol3andre
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Pogba (no money earned) + FAnderson = Tielemans + Fraser for example?

          Leaves me with:
          Fab
          TAA - Robertson - Pereira
          Tielemans Salah Hazard Brooks Fraser
          Rondon Vardy

          Digne on bench and no hits taken. FH32 - WC34 - BB35 - TC whenever.

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      i wouldnt...will you need fh32 ? could do a mini wc and play tc ?

      1. ol3andre
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        I need FH32.

    3. pingissimus
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Yes

      He’s okaying wider and deeper and not looking like returning. The WH selection is now really hard to predict with a number of mid options.

      Tielemans looks the business and even Maddison is a better option

      1. ol3andre
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Thanks. Tielemans looks very decent and a good shout!

  3. DaniCT
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Jimenez worths his weight in gold. Shame I didn't owned him from the start.

    1. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I adopted him early but never thought he’d perform like this. Not even close to this. He was cheap and had some form..

      1. DaniCT
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Andone next year -> the next Jimenez.

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I had him from the start (GW1) and sold him. Bought him back at 5.8m and he blanked in 3 games and I sold him again. He seems to have scored every week since 😀

  4. JabbaWookiee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Outside of Lpool, West Ham and Pereira, who’s the best defender to have for GW31?

    1. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Well Newcastle off the table now so I guess a chelsea

  5. Mini Mahouse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    For those FH in GW31, What is our template team?

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Similar to many not using FH

  6. Flapjack ✅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Should I change my chip strategy ?

    2 FT. Some injury risks tho

    Ederson Hamer
    TAA* Lascelles* Rice Doherty Valery
    Sterling Salah Son Pogba Brooks
    Jiminez Aguero Barnes

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      What happened to TAA? meant to ask

      1. Flapjack ✅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Removed as a precaution by all accounts. But I feel he’s risky now

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Injury precaution??

    2. DaniCT
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      What is your chip strategy?

      1. Flapjack ✅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Oh I should have mentioned

        FH32. WC34

        So I can get 11 for 31 with a -8 should TAA and Lascelles play but it’s getting very risky.

        I can also bring in hazard Higuain mane and Luiz with that money as I have no big hitters yet. So torn I’m wondering if my teams setup better for FH31?!

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Do you want Higuain as well as Hazard? I barely want Hazard but for rank protection

          1. Flapjack ✅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Not really but it’s all the extra cash I have. Could go King Wilson Vardy. Anyone !

            Just in a real mess no with these injuries

  7. Snoop
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    A. Wan bissaka, Anderson to Fraser, David luiz.

    B. Richarlson, wan bissaka to Fraser, rice/ chilwell

    1. DaniCT
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      A

  8. #FPLBhuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    current team for gw31 - 0.9itb 0ft

    fab
    robbo - X - X
    salah(c) - mane - hazard - barnes
    vardy - chicha - rondon

    ederson - pogba - awb - pva - dohery - bednarek

    anything for a hit or 2 hits?

    for e.g. pva > azpi/luiz?

  9. DAZZ
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Son > Hazard last week

    Auba Pogba > Mane Vardy this week -4

    32 point swing. So happy with the outcome! 🙂

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

      well played mate!

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      what are you planning this gw ? 🙂

      1. DAZZ
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Got 10 players good to go so 1 transfer ill be fine 🙂

  10. Firminoooo
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    49 points. My green arrow run stopped at 7. Well, ready for next GW and no hits. Anything worth a -4?

    Fabianski
    Pereira TAA Robertson
    F. Anderson Hazard Salah(C) Snodgrass
    Wilson Higuain Vardy

    Bench: Guaita, Pogba, WanB, Doherty

  11. Master Kane
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    What's your thoughts for gw31 transfers (fh32)
    A) vardy + fraser -4pts
    B) hazard + wilson -4pts

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      b by miles for me

      1. Master Kane
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Concerned that Newcastle wont to a push over gor Bournemouth

    2. Master Kane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      How about
      Hazard + Wilson + (Tielemans or fraser) for -8pts.
      Is the extra hit worth it for 11 players gw31 over 10 ?

  12. Spartac Mac
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    A players recent point scoring record...

    0
    2
    1
    2
    2
    0
    ? (DGW 33)
    0

    Am I really worth keeping for the double gameweek, with other likely better captain options?

    1. Spartac Mac
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      *DGW 32

    2. pingissimus
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Sold him in 27

  13. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Chances of Hazard/Fraser rises?
    Trying to hold off until TAA injury news as it could scupper plans.

    1. Bojaninho
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      what's the tac injury ? saw he went off but no details?

      1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Shoulder

  14. yuva247
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 17 days ago

    75 pts yippeee

    1. camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      77 boohoo

      1. yuva247
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Minus 4 cuckooo

  15. JURGEN FLOPP #BOTTLEJOB
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Taken a hit already to field 11 for GW31.

    Kolasinac + Jiminez -> Ake + Wilson (-4)

    GW31 Team:

    Fabianski
    VanDijk Chilwell TAA Ake
    Anderson Salah Hazard Brooks
    Arnautovic Wilson

    Hamer Rashford Pogba Doherty

    0FT 2.6m ITB

    Anything worth a 2nd hit ?

  16. ViperStripes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Pro's and Con's of Higuan vs Vardy

    Vardy:
    Pro: on form, new manager
    Con: nothing to play for mid table

    Higuan:
    Pro: Double coming up, 5th place still to play for
    Con: Team & Player not on form

  17. Kane Lane
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Managers below 50K which one.

    A) Easy Aguero >Wilson free which means gonna need to take a hit for gw33 to get him back Rondon Anderson move.

    B) Doherty>Rice Rondon>Wilson-4 means I have Aguero Wilson Vardy for GW33 set up dont need to worry just accept Aguero price drop.

    1. Brosstan
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I dont give advice to people outside the top 1k, sorry.

    2. RECKLESS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Surprise as you want from people below 50k.. guess you meant top 50k but then this time 83% of top 10k are inexperienced first timers so only history helps. Kun has blank in gw 33 if they win vs swans

    3. NIKO.
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I’m 54 K so couldn’t possibly answer this!

  18. hammersp2000
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Which 3 from these 5

    Higuain
    Mane
    Fraser
    Brooks
    Wilson

    Thanks

    1. DMP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Mane. Fraser. Higuain.

    2. Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Mane, fraser, Wilson

  19. DMP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    0FT. 1.2 ITB. Gtg?

    Fabs
    Robbo TAA Pereira Digne
    Salah Hazard Anderson Richarlison
    Higuain Rondon

  20. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Well guys had a few transfers planned but aftr 2 day im not so sure if I want them in anymore.

    Who impressed you? And who didn't and might be avoided??

    1. DMP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Mane and Vardy impressed.

      Look at my team above. Would like to have those 2 along with Fraser or Wilson. But I won’t. Although I took no hits to field 11. I’m stuck with those Everton lads.

  21. The Royal Robin
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Jiminez & Deulofeu > Wilson & Fraser -4

    Yay or nay?

    1. JoeSoap
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Y

  22. Bojaninho
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    what's sort of hits are acceptable this week do we think, -4, -8 more?

    I am eyeing up a -8 and still have 10

    1. DMP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      FH?

      1. Bojaninho
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        saving that for 32

        1. DMP
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Look above. I’m fielding 11, no hits required. And I’m not very confident with those lads.

    2. ViperStripes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I think a -8 is acceptable.

  23. The EJJ
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Anybody else do as badly as me - 31pts?! need some company haha

    1. DMP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      41 with 20 k drop.

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

      anish got 29(-4)

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

        sorry hazard got him 3 baps, make it 32(-4)!

    3. Firminoooo
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Minus 31 points, that hurts.

    4. JoeSoap
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      28 probably worst week ever

  24. KJT123
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Is it madness to do Rondon > Wilson while keeping Pogba and Doherty as I have value in them and want to have them for FH DGW32?

    1. RECKLESS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      If you in money league then surely but if in points league then 4pts mich more value than even 1mn money

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Comparing forward to forward transfer with mid and defender? Doherty should be 5m or less. Has been scoring rubbish for ages and I own since beginning

  25. lordkippe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    A : Hazard, Mane & Boruc ( -8 ) Field 11

    B : Hazard & Fraser ( -4 ) Field 10

    C : Hazard Field 9

    1. Bam Bam Bigelow
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      A

  26. RECKLESS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Which would you rather have for gw 31 and 33
    1) Vardy (bur hud) + Fraser (NEW BUR)
    Or
    2) Wilson ( NEW BUR) + Hazard ( eve WHM)
    For 2 i will have to take out pogba getting bet 0.2mn loss as he is looking to drop by 0.3mn this week and hazard increase by 0.2mn

  27. Smokey_Lowkey
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Aguero - > Vardy
    Jimenez - > Wilson
    Jonny - > Azpi

    For a - 8

    To give:

    Fabianski
    Robertson Azpi Pereira
    Hazard Mane Salah F Anderson
    Wilson Vardy Rondon

    Worth the hit..?

  28. semiconductor
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Been just scanning and not really in the loop. Can someone help me fill in a bit. Have all chips.

    I can feel a good team for gw31 and I think my team with Chelsea players, 2 wolves players, Pogba, sterling can also have a decent team in gw32? Still have 2 FTs.

    I'm not really sure who has dgw but do i in this case postpone the FH and not use it on 32?

    1. JoeSoap
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      U will know better after GW31 what other doubles there will be in GW32

  29. JURGEN FLOPP #BOTTLEJOB
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Whats this about city game potentially being on in GW33

  30. JoeSoap
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    A. Son/Aguero/Rash>Fraser/Vardy/Wilson (-4)
    B. Son/Aguero/Pogba>Fraser/Vardy/Hazard (-4)
    C. Son/Aguero/Pogba/Rash>Fraser/Vardy/Hazard/Wilson (-8)

    FAB
    ROBERTSON, TAA, PEREIRA, DIGNE
    SALAH, Son, Pogba, ANDERSON
    Rashford, Jiminez, Aguero
    Guaita, Hojb, awb