Scout Notes

Chelsea assets blank as a Double Gameweek nears

Chelsea players left much to be desired in a possible Double Gameweek 32 audition at Goodison Park.

The Blues’ assets were already popular acquisitions heading into the weekend just gone, with Maurizio Sarri’s side having unaffected Premier League fixtures in Blank Gameweeks 31 and 33.

Demand for Chelsea players may increase further over the international break, however, with Sarri’s troops potentially having a Double Gameweek 32.

We’ll hopefully find out for definite in the coming days but yesterday’s announcement that Spurs will face Brighton in Double Gameweek 35 would surely only increase the likelihood of Chelsea’s own meeting with the Seagulls – which was postponed because of a clash with the EFL Cup final – being rescheduled for Gameweek 32.

That midweek slot in early April would seem ideal as it doesn’t clash with any UEFA Europa League rounds.

If the above happens, Chelsea would enjoy an appealing double-header against Cardiff away and Brighton at home immediately after the international break.

Chelsea’s latest defeat on the road – their fourth loss in five away league matches contested in 2019 – is the focus of our Scout Notes below.

Everton 2-0 Chelsea

  • Goals: Richarlison (£6.5m), Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.3m)
  • Assists: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£5.3m)

The final match of Blank Gameweek 31 was the cliched game of two halves and Chelsea’s season in a microcosm.

Just when the Blues appear to have turned a corner, they promptly deliver a reminder that “Sarri-ball” is still very much a work in progress and that their Fantasy assets are an unreliable commodity.

The improved performance in the EFL Cup final and the 2-0 win over Spurs in Gameweek 28 hinted at a possible resurgence but the unconvincing display in the 1-1 draw with Wolves last Sunday was followed by this latest Jekyll-and-Hyde showing at Goodison Park.

The opening exchanges boded well for Fantasy managers who had invested in Chelsea players ahead of Saturday’s FPL deadline.

The visitors ripped into Everton from the off, with the lively Eden Hazard (£10.9m) testing Jordan Pickford (£4.9m) with a low shot before thumping the upright with a deflected effort just a minute later.

Gonzalo Higuain (£9.6m) then scuffed Chelsea’s only “big chance” of the game following an excellent pass from Jorginho (£4.6m) before Pedro (£6.4m) shanked a Marcos Alonso (£6.4m) cut-back wide and then narrowly missed Pickford’s left-hand post following a fine solo run.

Those who invested in David Luiz (£5.9m) et al would have been confident of a clean sheet based on the events on the first half, too: Chelsea bossed the shot count 10-3 before the interval, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin‘s (£5.3m) off-target header from a Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.3m) free-kick about as close as Everton came to seriously troubling the visitors’ goal.

Everything changed after the break, however, with Chelsea pinned back from kick-off.

Bernard (£5.9m) was inches away from turning in a Calvert-Lewin cross and Andre Gomes (£5.4m) tested Kepa Arrizabalaga (£5.4m) before the hosts finally opened the scoring on 48 minutes.

Whilst Chelsea’s second-half display wasn’t quite as bad as the one they served up at Bournemouth in Gameweek 24, there were parallels between that heavy defeat and their 2-0 reverse at Goodison on Sunday.

Just like at the Vitality, the Blues’ defence that had looked so comfortable in the opening 45 minutes switched off after the break and allowed Richarlison (£6.5m) to nod home a rebound from Calvert-Lewin’s blocked header.

The recalled Alonso, who was prominent enough in the attacking third and registered six penalty box touches, then demonstrated his defensive limitations by trodding on Richarlison’s foot in the Chelsea box to gift Sigurdsson the chance to double Everton’s lead.

While Kepa saved the Iceland international’s initial spot-kick, the Toffees’ playmaker followed up the rebound to score his 12th Premier League goal of the season.

Substitute Theo Walcott (£6.0m) could have added further gloss to the scoreline late on but had his effort saved by the Chelsea goalkeeper, who left Merseyside with three bonus and two save points.

A Higuain shot that Pickford saved, an Alonso effort into the side-netting and an Olivier Giroud (£7.7m) header that was blocked by a team-mate was about the sum total of Chelsea’s attacking endeavours in the second half and it’s Sarri’s apparent lack of a plan B whenever his side happens to be struggling that really acts as a deterrent from a Fantasy perspective.

Chelsea could very well comfortably beat Cardiff and Brighton in (a possible) Double Gameweek 32 but Sarri’s stubbornness is a disincentive if things aren’t going according to the script.

The Blues’ head coach hardly inspires confidence when he says he doesn’t have any answers to his side’s problems – as he again did after full-time:

I don’t know what happened. We played the best first half of the season, we could have scored four or five times, and then suddenly we stopped playing. It’s very strange.

I cannot understand it. We changed the system but it was the same. It’s very difficult. I think the problem was mental.

If you have a mental problem suddenly on the pitch the system and the tactics is not enough.

Sarri added in his post-match press conference that his sixth-placed side currently have a ceiling because of their mental block:

At the moment this is our limit, I think, because if we are able to play like in the first half with consistency then we are in another position in the league table, but we have this problem. It is a big limit for us, because we lost a similar match in Wolverhampton and today we lost again in this way.

Hazard started drifting across the frontline and into deeper positions as Chelsea struggled to regain a foothold in the match, while Higuain’s clever movement was again hindered by a lack of service as well as his own shortage of pace and profligacy in front of goal.

The Argentinean striker has scored just three goals in ten competitive appearances for Chelsea since joining the club, though Sarri pointed out that the on-loan Juventus forward had been struggling with illness this week:

Today he had an opportunity but too few for him, I think. He can do more. He had a problem at the beginning of the week, with a strong stomach ache and a fever so today it is normal he was able to play for 60 to 65 minutes, but he needs to improve his physical and mental condition.

Everton’s curious season continues.

Fantasy managers have deserted the likes of Richarlison, Sigurdsson and Lucas Digne (£5.2m) in recent months but the Toffees’ two most-popular mid-price midfielders have scored 24 Premier League goals between them this season and only Manchester City have kept more clean sheets than Silva’s defence in 2019.

Everton have never really fully convinced despite these stand-out statistics above and Silva only seems one bad result away from further pressure.

The Toffees had imploded at Newcastle last weekend and were emphatically second-best in the first half against Chelsea before their resurgence after the interval.

Silva said:

It would be easier for me just to speak about the second half. The first half I didn’t like it at all, we were not there from the first minute.

What we did in the second half was everything we planned during the week. I didn’t like the first half and told our players at half-time that they have to do everything different.

And they did. They showed great attitude, character and personality second half but we have to do it from the first minute.

Desire is a strong word. We weren’t without desire. They work really hard every day, I can’t say anything about their attitude. But maybe we weren’t focused on our role. What I saw in the second half is what we do every day in training.

Having produced some below-par displays in recent months, Richarlison delivered a better performance on the right flank – though was helped no end by the fact he was up against Alonso.

Calvert-Lewin was perhaps Everton’s most impressive player and at £5.3m is an interesting budget forward option for perhaps Blank Gameweek 33.

This was Calvert-Lewin’s fourth straight Premier League start and his manager paid tribute to him after full-time:

He did really well again. He’s a young player who at this moment has the responsibility to be our number nine. To be the number nine for Everton is not an easy role at all. We have Cenk [Tosun] and Richarlison who can play there.

He’s doing well. He’s developing every day. Even without the ball, he’s a player who is starting to understand better what we want.

He’s growing as a football player. He has the conditions to become a very important player for us.

Pickford bounced back from the horror show at St. James’ Park, meanwhile, to register his ninth clean sheet of the season – five of which have come in the last ten Gameweeks.

Silva said of the England goalkeeper:

It was a fantastic performance from Jordan Pickford. He had some very, very good moments and helped us to win the match. Not just because of Jordan we lost the last game though.

Everton XI (4-2-3-1): Pickford; Coleman, Keane, Mina, Digne; Gomes (Schneiderlin 67′), Gueye; Richarlison, Bernard (Walcott 77mins 6), Sigurdsson; Calvert-Lewin.

Chelsea XI (4-3-3): Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Rudiger, Alonso; Jorginho (Hudson-Odoi 73′) Barkley (Loftus-Cheek 65′), Kante; Pedro, Hazard; Higuain (Giroud 65′).

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

    I chose Fraser over maddison and Hazard over Mane. And if course I triple captained Salah

    You know its a bad week when Richarlison and Digne save your bacon. Worse week ever

  2. Fantasydreamer
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Initial FH team - any improvements to be made?

    Ederson
    Az/luiz/Lindelof/wan bisaka
    Hazard/son/sterling/pogba
    Aguero/rashford

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

      I have pretty similar team. Son needs to find form

    2. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      can´t see the appeal of United defnce when they have Watford and Wolves. No cs in those two.

    3. Fantasydreamer
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Fair point - I guess it’s me playing it overly safe as doing ok in my leagues and presume most will get a united defender!

      And son is the one I’m unsure on - was tempted martial and zaha over rashford/son - reckon that would be a better move?

  3. Inazuma X1
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 2 days ago

    So Brighton will have 3 DGWs?

    1. Amey
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Yes

    2. Fossit
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Duffy essential!

    3. HamezMace
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Glenn Murray TC

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 days ago

        You might be better off buying him a zimmer frame 😆

        1. HamezMace
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Bookmarked for future gloating opportunities 🙂

  4. Hryszko
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Bottommed:

    How does this look going into the DGW? I have 2.8m itb and 0 FT, happy to take a hit if needed?

    Patricio

    Van Dijk - Luiz - Doherty

    Tielmans - Sterling (c) - Pogba - Mane

    Rashford - Jiminez - Vardy

    Iwobi / Pereira / AWB / Fabianski

    Any suggestions?

    1. HamezMace
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Palace have a double, so play Wan Bissaka, probably over Tielmans.

  5. HamezMace
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Did anyone else know his full name is, Bernardo Mota Veiga de Carvalho e Silva?

    1. liverpool01
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Lmao never knew that, that's a long name

    2. Amey
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I came to know after he came into my team yesterday 😉

      1. HamezMace
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        I replaced Anderson for him.
        Orgasmic.

        1. Amey
          1 month, 2 days ago

          😀

  6. JurgenRodgers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Any FH32 teams going for any single Gw players?

    I like the look of Kolasinac in a back 4 of

    Ederson

    Azpi Lindelöf Kolasinac

    1. HamezMace
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I mean, he's got a great fixture, but no, pretty sure all my players will be DGWers.

    2. Fossit
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      No. Spreading risk over two fixtures is the whole reason you’ve waited until this GW. Arsenal defence cannot be trusted for CS. Just look at Kolas overall score, it’s pathetic. Lots of cheaper defenders whom have DGW are ahead of his total score.

      1. Fossit
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        I know he’s not played all but that’s another story he can be dropped. Emery not to be trusted. Nailed DGW players way to go.

        1. JurgenRodgers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Cheers,

    3. Moosie the Staggie
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Go for it if you fancy him. Just have a cheap DWG player as a sub, someone like Valery

  7. Please Answer Me
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    I have consistently been ranked between 30k and 60k but this year has been absolutely horrendous and currently ranked 600k. Has anyone found this season really hard/different?

    1. There's Always One!
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Having my worst year ever also. I Got off to a shocking start and have struggled since

  8. HAMMERTIME107
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Will people be triple captaining Aguero against Fulham and Cardiff if they get the double gw32???

    1. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      No because I will be free hitting.

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

      Aguero might be a rotation risk. Kane may be better option

      1. HAMMERTIME107
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Every time I think he is going to get rotated he never does! Hasn't he started every time he has been fit?

        Kane has Liverpool and Palace?

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

        Kun not in Argentina squad. Should play both

      3. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        He is not a rotation risk. We are in march and if people still fickeling with this, sorry but that´s just not paying attention.

  9. ChelseaBlues223
    1 month, 2 days ago

    De Gea
    Laporte, Luiz, Schlupp
    Sterling, Hazard, Pogba, Delofeu
    Lukaku, Aguero, Jimenez

    I've been thinking about Kane and maybe Zaha in place of Jimenez?

  10. BigBillyBass
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Kane obvious triple captain choice this week? Providing he gets through the international break unscathed of course

    1. Irbox ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      * obviously not

    2. Amey
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Not at all imo
      Pool away
      Palace Home not that inspiring fixtures are they ??

    3. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Not with Aguero/Sterling having better fixtures and playing for a better team.

      1. Vobinho In Wengerland
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Both could have 90 each where Kane is nailed on for 180 mins.

        Still debatable though as they can score more in 90 that Kane can in 180.

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

      Why?

    5. HamezMace
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I think so.
      Most obviously of the captaincy candidates for 180 minutes.

      ...well maybe 179 minutes, after he's withdrawn to a standing ovation after scoring a hat trick on his debut at the new stadium.

    6. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Liverpool away is as bad fixture you can get and palace home is actually not a very good one either: palace enjoys playing away and to me Palace defence is much more appealing than Spurs attackers this DGW.

  11. Brakos2k
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    How is this looking for FH (0.1itb)? Not 100% on double CP defence but could pay off...

    De Gea

    Luiz - AWB - Schlupp

    Sterling (c) - Pogba - Hazard - Deulofeu

    Rashford - Aguero - Kane

    1. LC1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      V good!

    2. HamezMace
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Not keen on double Palace defence.
      Same front three though.

    3. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Mili over Delo

    4. ChelseaBlues223
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Needs some City defence

    5. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Chelsea DGW i´d rather have Kepa than DDG, i rather have PVA than AWB and Tomkins for Schlupp based on security of starts as a CB. Kane´s double is as worse as you can get imo. Azpi instead of Luiz. Sarri tends to manage his cb´s more than right backs.

  12. Slitherene
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 2 days ago

    First attempt at FH. Suggestions most appreciated!

    Kepa.
    Luiz. Laporte. Schlupp.
    Sterling. Pogba. Hazard. Alli. Milivojevic.
    Rashford. Aguero.

    1. Amey
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Nice team.
      Alli to Son boring suggestion 🙂

      1. Slitherene
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Although I prefer Zaha over Milivojevic, 0.4 short.

        1. Slitherene
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Alli to Son will help me with only 0.2

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

        Have that same front 7 except I have Mane over Alli. I think Mane is being massively overlooked (even if he does only have a single GW).

        1. clodhopper
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Spurs .?

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

            Exactly!!

    2. Basil1977
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      lack of wolves Jimmy or Jota

      1. Slitherene
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Milivojevic or Jota?

  13. fylde2022
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    I have a FH and triple captain left to play.
    Which hit would you play for this double GW?

    Fabianski
    Pereira Robertson Rice
    Fraser Maddison Mane Salah F.Anderson
    Vardy Barnes

    De Gea, AWB, Shaw, Jiminez

    1. XABI 15
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I think next week is better to FH

      1. fylde2022
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Thanks

  14. XABI 15
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    No free hit or WC. Who would you say are the must have players next week so I can prioritize getting them in?

    Laporte Aguero Sterling Luiz Hazard Guaita/AWB?

  15. The Mighty Whites
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Thoughts on FH team? 1.7 ITB

    Ederson - Boruc

    Azpilicueta - Luiz - Lindelöf - AWB - Valery

    Sterling - Hazard - Pogba - JWP - Stephens

    Aguero - Rashford - Jimenez

    1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I think Kane is a must !

      1. joeydelucchi
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        on current form why are any spurs players a must??

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

          this

    2. Alli In
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Looks good but I feel like you could use your money to upgrade the 4th mid. You'd need your 1.7 plus maybe downgrade of Jimenez to eg Deeney, AWB to 3.8 (as he won't be playing), Stephens to 4.2. Not sure how much that gets you. Ideally enough for Son, but probably not quite...

  16. Alli In
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    First cut at FH, version 1 with Kane, version 2 with out, both with all funds used. Which do you like better? Thanks!!

    1.
    KEPA
    Lindelof, Luiz, Awb
    Hazard, Sterling, B SILVA, DEUL
    KANE, Kun, DEENEY

    3.9, Valery, Romeu, 3.8

    2.
    EDERSON
    Lindelof, Luiz, Awb
    Hazard, Sterling, SON, POGBA
    RASHFORD, Aguero, JIMI

    3.9, Valery, Romeu, 3.8

    1. Ëð
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Prefer 2. I don't think Kane is worth the £.

      1. Alli In
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Thanks. That's the biggest call for the FH I think, Kane or no Kane

        1. Ëð
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Possibly. I just look at 2) and it's the better all rounder. The money you save from Kane has been well invested. Makes it well worthwhile.

          1. Alli In
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Cheers!

        2. Free Hat
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Have the same dilemma! Both good teams though

          1. Alli In
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Thanks. Probably time now to put it away for a few days, and come back no doubt to the same question later!

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

      2

  17. Flynny
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Hi....thoughts on this free hit team??

    Still 1m to play with

    Ederson
    Luiz lindelof schlupp
    Sterling hazard alli (or son) pogba mili
    Kun rash

    Thanks

  18. ColdRainyNIght
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    A) Kane Milivojevic
    B) Higuain Pogba

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      A

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

      B

  19. Ahmed Adam
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 2 days ago

    FPL Results are "Unpredictable" This Season.

  20. Wizard of Ozil
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Morning.
    Sorry if it's been asked already.
    If I am free hitting GW32 , as is everyone it seems, should I press it now to lock in price rises or falls, or doesn't it matter when u do it.
    I need to do better than 18 points from 8 players in GW31 dropping from 52K to 80!!!!!!!!
    Thanks

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I’m keen to see responses now too

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      It matters because prices do price and fall when on FH just like any other GW.

      1. Wizard of Ozil
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Thanks.

    3. Moosie the Staggie
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Not everyone is.
      We are in a bubble here so just seems that way.

  21. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Jota or Pedro ?

    1. Amey
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Jota for sure

  22. ElliotJHP
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    In a real dilemma about FH now or second DGW. If I play now can't do Salah to Mane and then Rash to Auba. But the fixtures look real appealing.

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Auba will be the top scoring player in DGW32

  23. Gazpilicueta
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    I know im a noob, but are teams being added to the double gameweek? is there an article or something i can read please. thanks in adv

    1. Moosie the Staggie
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Yep, Futher announcements over the next week.

  24. Lord Flashheart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    when will the dgw 32 games be announced?

    1. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      They're being announced. TOT and CPA confirmed. Others will follow over next 2 wks.

  25. Tinmen
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Sorry folks, but will there be more added to this DGW? And If so who will it be?

  26. YEAH PITCH!
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Morning all.

    Who are you differentials for 32 FH?

    1. asquishypotato
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Since no one answered, the below. Also think Palace could have a good game against Huddersfield. Looking at getting PVA potentially.

  27. Spurs DGW32
    Geoff
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    With Spurs now doubling in GW32, playing at Liverpool March 31 and and hosting Palace April 3, are you looking to bring anyone in?

    Who are their best options and why?

    With 3 goals in 4, Kane is clearly in the best form. However those 3 goals are all Spurs have managed in the last 4 GWs.
    Son, Alli, and Eriksen have all proved in the past they can score well. Who are you looking at and why?

    In defence, Tottenham have only managed 1 clean sheet in 9 GWs. Will you look elsewhere for clean sheets? Who is the best Spurs defender and why?

    1. The Hindu Monkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Kane captain for those chasing looks a superb shout

      city boys not guaranteed to start both with FA cup semi straight after - united not as explosive - chelsea total filth

      Harry is the boy

      1. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        I want him too.. but I can't decide if I want to fit him in. I could go 433, I'm leaning that way right now

      2. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Spurs will be bouncing vs Palace. Kane brace at least

    2. Gravless are for Kinnear
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I’ll have triple Spurs in my second team

      1. Moosie the Staggie
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        2nd team???
        You know that is against the rules right?

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

          Loads of people have multiple teams now - teams for family members, zombie teams, team value teams, “punts teams”, low ownership teams, No Salah teams, community run teams, teams they’re looking after for friends who have given up, etc. The top 10k is actually managed by less than 200 people right now.

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

            Oh, I forgot “Algorithm teams”. Loads of them.

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

            Ah, the classic No Salah Team. Had one last season that performed reasonably well whenever the captaincy was bang on.

          3. RECKLESS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            That is true. I myself have 68 teams of which 42 are in top 10k and 2 in top 1000. Will I still get number 1 price if at all one of teams wins it?

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

        😆

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

      Are Liv away and Palace at home actually good games? Not so sure, so zero atm

      1. Wonderful Wizard Hazard
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        True, Palace are beasts on the road.

        1. Pieterke30
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Without Sakho though

    4. zLaTaN@uNiTeD
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Going for Alli as my differntial

    5. HamezMace
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Bringing in Kane, and will captain.
      Would have liked Son if he was in better form, not considering any defenders.

    6. Do I Not Like Orange
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Will be getting Kane & only Kane. Fixtures aren't appealing enough IMO to bother doubling up.

      1. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        How are you fitting him in?

        1. Do I Not Like Orange
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Free hit. Kane/Kun/Rashford strikeforce, usual suspects in midfield. Cheap bench fodder, probably a couple of low-price Palace defenders to spread the budget.

          1. Alli In
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Are you sacrificing Hazard to do that? Otherwise it feels like you must have a high TV!

            1. Pieterke30
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              He must be

              Cardiff and Brighton... tempting to have Hazard indeed!

    7. ChelseaBlues223
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Kane only, but don't know yet him or Lukaku

    8. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Bad fixtures, bad price tag, team in bad form, more uncertainty with possibly playing in a stadium for the first time.... might swerve Kane

      1. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Kane will hit the ground running at new stadium

    9. skodaole2
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Spurs defence is a minefield. They will probably concede in both games, not a single defender is 100% sure to start both games and they the only ones possible to give attacking returns are the right fulls backs,who will probably share minutes. So defence is a no.

      In midfield, DMs seldom score and they ll probably share time too (Dier, Winks, Sissoko even Wanyama may get mins). As for attacking mids there are Alli, Eriksen, Son who would start both games if there werent CL games. But there are. So, expecting Moura, Lamela to take time, they could even start a game. I d say Son, Eriksen, Alli will probably give sth but dont expect a score that would make them worth captaining.

      Kane is surely worth investing, cant imagine him not starting all games. Again, dont expect him to score 4-5 goals in those 2 games but he can have like all last years a strong season finish.

      In conclusion, pending rest of DGW games to be announced, i d buy Kane and one of Eriksen-Son-Alli but if Brighton have a DGW as well with SOU and che, i will captain (or triple captain havent decided yet) Murray.

      1. rokonto
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        What's sth?

    10. Alli In
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      The Kane call is a big one, maybe the biggest one for the free hitters

      For most people on FH the forwards will be Kun + Kane/Rashford + Jimi/Bats/?/4.5. So I think the call is really between Kane and Rashford Plus £5m.

      I'd clearly rather Kane than Rashford -- nailed for 2 games and higher upside, plus Rashford maybe on the wing, form not tops. But it's at a big cost. That £5m means for me losing any United attack (not just Rashford, but also sacrificing Pogba and having to use B Silva in midfield for value, thus not able to get City defence. And Deulofeu instead of Son. And downgrade Jiminez!

      Just one example but these are the sort of sacrifices it's going to take to get Kane.

      I think I'm leaning towards getting him in anyway but I expect I'll change my mind a few times between now and then

      1. HamezMace
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        I'm looking at it slightly different, I have Aguero, Kane and Rashford. My sacrifice from most FH teams I'm seeing is Hazard.

        So for me it's Hazard and Zaha, or Kane and Milijovic.

        1. Alli In
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Kane/Mili is a million more than Haz/Zaha, but I see your point. Hadn't really considered losing Hazard, he has felt essential to me with Chelsea's potential double. He does seem to do well against weaker teams and if he scores he tends to get max bonus.

          1. HamezMace
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            I didn't think it was quite a 1m, but anyway, on a FH I found it quite easy when playing around with my team to narrow it down to those players.

            I'm a Hazard fan, but watching him play he doesn't seem as effective recently as he's been in recent years, I suspect things are moving forward behind the scenes with Madrid, and Chelsea aren't really playing for anything.

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

        Surely it's Hazard or Kane though..... I think Hazard is finished as both a fantasy asset and a premier League footballer

        1. Alli In
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          In the last six though Hazard has had returns against Huddersfield, Fulham, and Wolves, nothing against City, Spurs, Everton away ie returns in the 3 easier fixtures. Potentially playing GW32 Cardiff and Brighton. It seems like potentially fertile territory even if it's just a last hurrah, and I feel pretty nervous going without him

    11. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      For me that double looks bad, Liverpool away is not a good fixture and Palace home looks on paper nice but Palace usually keeps things tight vs Spurs and they´re very good away. With Huddersfield home and then Spurs away, Palace defender is much more on the cards, even doubling. PVA usually comes to the fore at this time of the season. Him and Tomkins.

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

        I have a bad feeling Huddersfield will give a go against Crystal, and will score a goal maybe two. Not an easy fixture for Crystal, but I guess both teams to score. Zaha would be a good punt oe Mili

    12. Munday's Proofreader
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I was all set for Aguero, Rashford / Lukaku & Jimenez with Hazard, Pogba and Sterling behind. However I'm starting to lean towards Kane as a nice punt, I think he can score at Anfield and unlike Sterling & Aguero I think he will play 180 minutes next gameweek. The fallguy would most likely be Hazard, however Chelsea's fixtures will be really appealing.

    13. Hy liverpool
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      It's lukaku vs Kane for me... Leaning towards Kane atm

    14. Bird Raymond
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      If I am having a Spurs player it has to be between the main man Kane. Comes down to Kane or Lukaku. Happier covering Lukaku with Rashford than Kane with any of the Spurs mids.

    15. the Penman
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Eh? Liverpool at Anfield, then a new stadium against a dogged Palace side who can strangle the life out of a team given half a chance? Why would you go anywhere near Spurs for that?

    16. ColdRainyNIght
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Im going without Higuain and getting KaneFamLad, he will score big vs Crystal, probably a goal vs Liverpool. Other options not tempting

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

        The first home game in the new stadium, it could make Palace more motivated and make Spurs nervous. It is a bit of a minefield.

        1. ColdRainyNIght
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          I am currently deciding what to do. I think Kane is a safe option. Cant say the same with Higuain, his stats are very good and goal seems to be immitent, but the eye test suggests clearly he misses a lot of chances. I think Giroud will push for a start, dont see Higuain making two starts.
          I am only worried atm with Sane, I dont have him, but I think he might play and score big. We need to wait long time till press conferences.
          But, atm I think Kane edges Higuain. Also, the international break may have a possitive impact on Spurs who has been poor in the last gameweeks

  28. Whazza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Noticed some things about Salah yesterday if anyone care:

    1) Constantly smiling. I mean too much, acting like everything is okay when it clearly isn't

    2) So many chances and much desire to score

    3) He really needs a goal, will probably be back to his back after that

    It's a confidence thing more than bad form, one goal is all he needs to turn things around. With that said I probably getting rid for Sterling 🙂

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      back to his best*

    2. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      There was a random shot of him muttering to himself like a nutter.

    3. Do I Not Like Orange
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      He's got the yips, Torres style. I remember when we all thought it was gonna be a temporary thing with him.

    4. Irbox ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Wasted my TC on him and have captained him 18 times this season, however, right now Salah is broken.

      Being dispossessed with every carry, his touch is off and looks like his confidence is shot

    5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Definitely always avoid players who smile too much

      1. potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        I tend to look away when Firmino smiles, for fear of losing my eyesight.

    6. clodhopper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Should have taken the pen too help his confidence

      1. Bada Bing
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        In his current form he would probably have ballooned the penalty to row z.

    7. Numb
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I always see him grinning on photos on Twitter as well. He should be miserable these days. What’s he got to smile about? I mean really??

      1. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Yeah he is only acting

      2. Pierce34
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        What's he got to smile about? Maybe that his team is top of the table!

      3. Jᴀʀᴠish
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        £150k a week - I'd be doing the helicopter permanently on that Bunson.

    8. Moosie the Staggie
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      To me, he even looked slightly miffed when Mane scored.

    9. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Eh? Smiling? I thought he was going to cry at one point?

      1. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        What's the first half again, he is fake smiling most of it

        1. Danno - Emre Canada
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Yeah, there’s something not quite right there. Team orders? Bi-polar? A goal might sort him out and he hopefully becomes less selfish.

  29. joeydelucchi
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    FH team is looking good but would love peoples opinions about the following players:

    Higuain - rotation risk /10

    Jota/Jimi - rotation risk /10

    Delefeu - rotation risk /10

    Zaha - injured? will struggle to play both? thoughts

    Kane/son - really torn, form is poor but a lot of people saying they will do well against palace in new stadium...however i can see hodgson parkign a big fat bus

    1. HamezMace
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Higuain, I would avoid. Don't think he's a rotation risk though, Sarri doesn't drop his favourites.

      Jota/Jimenez - I'd be worried about rotation, especially in the midweek game, before the FA cup semi.

      Deulofeu - Definitely a rotation risk, manager has already shown this when they played City the week before the QF, and made 8 changes.

      Zaha - Don't know what his injury is, but don't think it's serious, would love him in my team, but currently on Aguero, Kane, Rashford, and don't think I'll change it.

      Kane - yes, Son - no.

    2. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Wolves and watford is rotation risks all over the place, because the final is so close now for both of them. Hodgson usually don´t thinker too much so even if there´s 3 games in a week the main assets plays unless injuries. The players you mention are in risk, such as Doherty, Deeney. Still undecided on Jiminez, as the options are not that great. Deeney could have been but facingthe same rotation risk. Zaha could be the one imo, if injury is ok. Against whatever right back Spurs splays that could be fun time. Still think the strategy on FH in 32 looks good but Wolves and watford players makes it hard when you´re trying to fill in your team.

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

      Higuin, could play 180 minutes and still do nothing

  30. mike09
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Which would you rather have for DGW32

    1. Guaita, Schlupp, Sane

    or

    2. Kepa, Laporte, Mili

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

      2. Not sure what the issue is with Sane, but doesn't seem to be favoured by Pep