Scout Notes

Zaha in hot form ahead of second GW32 match

Eight Crystal Palace players registered FPL returns of six points or more on Saturday afternoon as the Eagles condemned Huddersfield Town to the drop.

While the end result of a Palace victory to nil was a largely anticipated one, Roy Hodgson’s side made heavy work of beating their Championship-bound visitors and spurned a succession of gilt-edged chances en route to a 2-0 win.

The hard-earned victory at least sets owners of Crystal Palace assets up for their forthcoming away matches against Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United on Wednesday and Saturday; the Eagles have been better on the road this season and have scored almost twice as many league goals on their travels as they have at Selhurst Park.

We recap the events of what was only Palace’s fourth home win of the season in our Scout Notes article below.

Crystal Palace 2-0 Huddersfield Town

  • Goals: Luka Milivojevic (£6.3m), Patrick van Aanholt (£5.5m)
  • Assists: Wilfried Zaha (£6.9m) x2

Wilfried Zaha (£6.9m) now has nine attacking returns in his last ten Premier League starts after a brace of assists in his side’s win over Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

Sergio Aguero (£11.9m) and – as of last night – Alexandre Lacazette (£9.3m) are the only FPL forwards who have been directly involved in more of their club’s goals in 2019.

The Ivory Coast international, who shook off a hamstring injury to play the full 90 minutes at Selhurst Park, won a 75th-minute penalty that Luka Milivojevic (£6.3m) subsequently converted and then set up Patrick van Aanholt (£5.5m) for the Eagles’ second goal close to full-time.

No Fantasy forward has registered more penalty box touches than Zaha this season and the former Manchester United winger was pushed up front alongside Michy Batshuayi (£6.5m) in the second half after starting the match on the left of a front three.

Roy Hodgson said after full-time:

At half-time, things were looking bleak. So I must give our team an awful lot of credit for the way they came out in the second half. We made a couple of slight adjustments and in the second half, we were much more like ourselves.

I was very pleased that the players’ determination shone through. We pulled ourselves together. I thought pushing Wilf up front, and bringing McArthur in, made a difference to our play.

League goals at Selhurst Park continue to elude Zaha and indeed he has only scored once in south London this season.

The positive news for Zaha’s owners is that Palace’s next two fixtures are away from home, where the lively winger has been much more productive in 2018/19.

Zaha wasted two glorious chances to double his home tally for the season, failing to get a shot away when rounding Ben Hamer (£3.9m) and then firing wide when through on goal again in the 86th minute.

The Ivory Coast international also teed up Andros Townsend (£5.9m) for a big chance in the second half, one of several spurned by the hosts as frustration mounted.

Hodgson said after the match:

We created some really, really good goal chances. At one stage, I was worried it was going to be one of those games when I’d be sitting here and you would be telling me about the incredible misses you thought we’d been guilty of and it would have cost us points.

Luckily, I can laugh the misses off, as we got two goals to win the game. I’m hoping that if we create have as many chances against Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday night, we won’t miss them.

Townsend was one of the chief culprits, spoiling that potential Zaha assist by screwing wide from eight yards and then slicing off-target shortly after.

Batshuayi also saw a first-effort blocked, before Jeffrey Schlupp (£4.5m) shanked an effort wide of Hamer’s goal – both chances set up by the increasingly involved van Aanholt.

The Dutch left-back had forced Hamer into a flying save before latching onto Zaha’s pass to score his first league goal in almost exactly six months.

Van Aanholt hasn’t failed to score five or more Premier League goals in a single season since 2014/15 and it was, coincidentally, starting in March 2018 when the former Chelsea and Sunderland defender embarked on a run of five goals in ten Gameweeks.

Marcos Alonso (£6.4m) is the only FPL defender to attempt more shots than van Aanholt this season.

For a player who poses little threat from open play, Milivojevic is once again having a stellar season in FPL.

Saturday’s strike was his tenth of the season (as many as he managed in 2017/18), nine of which have come from the penalty spot.

Of the ten penalties that the Serbian midfielder has taken this season (he missed from 12 yards against Everton in Gameweek 9), Zaha has been fouled for half of them – emphasising just how important the Ivorian’s trickery is to Milivojevic’s own appeal as a Fantasy asset.

Zaha, who also won four spot-kicks in 2017/18, is perhaps unsurprisingly the most-fouled FPL forward of this season by quite some margin.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£4.5m) also recovered from injury to bank a clean sheet for his owners but it wasn’t all plain sailing for Palace, with out-of-position FPL defender Chris Lowe (£4.4m) twice forcing good saves out of Vicente Guaita (£4.2m) and striker Karlan Grant (£5.0m) spurning an excellent opportunity just before half-time.

The fact that Guaita picked up a save point, two bonus points and the Palace fans’ man of the match award was a tribute to the Terriers’ display but this was the 17th league match of the season (and eighth of 2019) that Huddersfield have failed to score in.

Owners of Leicester City defenders will be therefore optimistic of a clean sheet when the Foxes face Jan Siewert’s side in Gameweek 33.

The Huddersfield boss said after full-time:

I think we did very well in the first half. We encountered tactical situations very well and had offensive possibilities against a team which has the quality of Wilfried Zaha, for example. It was really great to see the lads fighting for each other.

When you see this group on the pitch today, they made the home audience give them a round of applause after the game, even at half-time we were impressed. It was great for us to see that we did so many things right.

Crystal Palace XI (4-3-3): Guaita; Wan-Bissaka; Tomkins, Dann, van Aanholt; Schlupp, Milivojevic, Meyer (McArthur 46′); Townsend (Kouyate 80′), Batshuayi (Benteke 73′), Zaha.

Huddersfield Town XI (4-4-1-1): Hamer; Smith, Schindler, Kongolo, Durm; Mooy, Bacuna (Williams 80′), Hogg, Lowe (Kachunga 80′); Pritchard (Stankovic 90′); Grant.

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  1. Vobinho In Wengerland
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 17 hours ago

    Is there a scoutcast this week?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      I really hope so. Long shift on my own tomorrow.

      1. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 8 Years
        22 days, 17 hours ago

        I can think of something else I'd rather watch..

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

          But if you're just listening, kinda weird.

          1. Berbinho's Forehead
            • 8 Years
            22 days, 17 hours ago

            I was thinking of highlights of Lloris' error..

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

              Me too.
              That really has to be seen to be believed.
              Unless you're the Cardiff linesman, then you'd still miss it.

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                22 days, 17 hours ago

                You’re on fire mate.

          2. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            22 days, 17 hours ago

            Ahaha. This is so funny.

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

              I want 'comment of the week again'.

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                22 days, 17 hours ago

                When was that? I remember writing it.

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

                  Check the switch at the back.
                  In relation the Deulofails girlfriend.

    2. PrettyDick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      Thursday I think they said, check Joes twitter

    3. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      Thursday night, after GW32 is done and dusted. Joe, Luke, Az and Andy should be on, all being well.

      1. Pipermaru
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        22 days, 17 hours ago

        They should actually move it to Thursday from next season, there's so many "maybes and ifs" because of midweek games, CL, cups etc

        1. Evasivo
          • 8 Years
          22 days, 16 hours ago

          This

  2. simong1
    22 days, 17 hours ago

    Fabianski
    Robertson - TAA - Perreira - AWB
    Salah - Hazard - Maddison - Fraser
    Wilson - Vardy

    Button - FAnderson - Jimenez - Doherty

    For GW33 only, A or B? Planning on WC34

    A) Fabianski > Kepa
    B) F.Anderson > Sigurdson (would start Sig and most likely bench AWB)

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      a

    2. PrettyDick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      neither. I'd upgrade Button to a Bou keeper (the one you think will play) and play him. If he's benched then Fab is your back up

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        22 days, 17 hours ago

        why

  3. HD7
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 17 hours ago

    0 ITB; 1FT
    WC 34

    Fab
    Pereira Ake VVD* Robbo
    Salah Brooks Hazard
    Higuain Vardy King

    Bench: AWB

    Fab to Gunn maybe?
    Dont have money for Shmeichel...

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      Tough one right there. Nice planning for this week though. Good work.

      1. HD7
        • 2 Years
        22 days, 17 hours ago

        Thanks... Though wont mind some luck this time 🙂
        In GW31 people with Mane and now planning in the end had the same pts /:

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          22 days, 17 hours ago

          Even better if you captained him over Salah.

          1. HD7
            • 2 Years
            22 days, 17 hours ago

            Even better - TC Salah 😀
            (Didnt have Mane for last moth has cost me)

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              22 days, 17 hours ago

              I have so much to teach you.

    2. JohnCarewCarew
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      Everyone transferring out Fab but I’m gonna hold for the save points and penalty saves. Keeper ( Kepa?) has got to keep a cleanie at least. If -4 like me ‘cos Anderson is definitely going.

      1. Maddamotha
        • 2 Years
        22 days, 17 hours ago

        Fab to get more points than Kepa

      2. HD7
        • 2 Years
        22 days, 17 hours ago

        So waste my FT?

        1. JohnCarewCarew
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          22 days, 17 hours ago

          See what you mean. Dilemma. Wait on VVD news but otherwise maybe. Doing nothing is sometimes the hardest part of this game.

        2. baps sniffer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          22 days, 17 hours ago

          I did Salah to Mane. Enough is enough.

          1. HD7
            • 2 Years
            22 days, 17 hours ago

            If I dont have any Injuries I will also do it

    3. Super Saints
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 16 hours ago

      Think I may do Boruc to Gunn too

  4. Atimis
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 17 hours ago

    What would you do with 1FT and 1.5ITB?
    Maybe Barnes to Zaha?

    Fabianski
    TAA/Pereira/Azpi
    Salah/Maner/Hazard/Brooks
    Vardy/Barnes/Wilson

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      Fab to Kepa?

      1. Atimis
        • 2 Years
        22 days, 17 hours ago

        Hmmm don’t think that upgrading def have as high upside as upgrading forwards

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          22 days, 17 hours ago

          Is Barnes injured?
          Could do well against Bournemouth; but yes, Zaha could be gold.

    2. Fossit
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 16 hours ago

      Barnes will score as Begovic has returned.

  5. Dannywaz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    22 days, 17 hours ago

    33 captain is a difficult one on vardy at min

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

      Think I'm with you Danny.

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      Him or Mane for me.

    3. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      I might bring in Haz and cap

  6. KINGS
    22 days, 17 hours ago

    Disinterested in GW33. Look forward to GW34..

    1. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      New idea for a chip: disinterested:

      Skip a gameweek entirely, get zero points, and get double points in the one after.

      I suppose it would only ever be used in the blanks immediately prior to doubles.

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

        I like how you've come up with a chip strategy for a chip you've literally just invented on the spot.

        1. Make Arrows Green Again
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          22 days, 17 hours ago

          Slow day at work 🙂

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

            You think that, but mice are sneaky buggers.

            1. Make Arrows Green Again
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              22 days, 17 hours ago

              LOL 🙂

          2. KINGS
            22 days, 17 hours ago

            Got your chip idea after a few reading. Talk about slow...

            None the less, great idea

        2. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          22 days, 17 hours ago

          Haha. Man has skills.

      2. Boris Bodega
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        22 days, 17 hours ago

        Rename it the DILLIGAF chip and we're talking 😉

    2. Miniboss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      New chip idea: face-off.

      Swap yours and your chosen mini-league rival’s teams for one gw. You get his team’s points and he gets yours. No way to dodge and infuriates everyone.

      Title inspired by 90s blockbuster hit movie where Travolta and Cage change faces.

      1. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        22 days, 17 hours ago

        Brutal - I love it! Any more?

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

          How about the 'extra salty' chip - if your captain gets injures and fails to complete 90 minutes 🙂

          1. Make Arrows Green Again
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            22 days, 17 hours ago

            We already have something similar. When your TC 'only' gets 10 points in a DGW and you moan about it XD

        2. Game Over
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          22 days, 16 hours ago

          Not a chip but a Mercy rule

          If your TC gets 1 point in a DGW, they let you have a second bite of the cherry.

          Would help prevent mental breakdowns.

    3. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      New idea for a chip: part-timers:

      Activated in a GW of the player's choice...

      You get 1 extra point for each player who plays less than 90 mins
      2 points for less than 60
      3 points for less than 30
      and 5 points if he doesn't travel or get off the bench.

      They aren't cumulative. Nice try. Don't @ me

      1. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        22 days, 17 hours ago

        Chip strategy. BGW obvs.

      2. Mysterion
        • 1 Year
        22 days, 17 hours ago

        @ butterscotch arrows

        1. Make Arrows Green Again
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          22 days, 17 hours ago

          WANT. one day!

      3. Mysterion
        • 1 Year
        22 days, 17 hours ago

        Ben Mendy essential for this...

      4. MTPockets
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        22 days, 17 hours ago

        The No-Chips chip

        For those who don't like them you get an additional 100 points, and cancels TC/BB/FH
        Everyone else is free to continue as you were.

        1. KINGS
          22 days, 16 hours ago

          Great idea

        2. Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          22 days, 16 hours ago

          100 points is way too much. It should be the 50% of the average points that players who use all the chips normally get. You can't rewarded for doing nothing,

  7. HamezMace
    • 4 Years
    22 days, 17 hours ago

    Anyone looked at the fixtures for the run in/WC plans?

    Think my keepers are sorted (Ryan and Gunn)

    34 - BOU/CAR
    BB35 - wol/tot + new/wat
    36 - NEW
    37 - whu
    38 - HUD

    Defenders I'm looking at, still Brighton, and Southampton good budget options, then probably Arsenal, Liverpool and Wolves. Any other teams I should be thinking about with a good run in?

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

      yep, thinking the same:
      Ryan Gunn
      Duffy Cathcart Valery Doherty Kolasinac

      Duffy or Cartcart > Liverpool defender after the DGWs

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

        Yes, I'm also thinking it might be better to look at someone specifically for 34/dgw35, and then switch to TAA after that GW.

        I'm always a little cautious of planning stuff like that though as something inevitably goes wrong (and you get stuck with f****** anderson for 6 weeks)

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      Surely Spurs and City Hamez.

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

        More likely to go attacking with them, Sterling, Aguero, Kane in the current draft, which kind of drains the budget for defenders.
        At this stage of the season I try to play the fixtures with budget defenders.

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          22 days, 17 hours ago

          Fair play. But I don’t know who I’d go in attack outside of Kane so I’ll keep an eye on Trip.

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

            Aguero, Rashford, Jimenez, Lacazette are the 4.

            But due to poor TV I'll probably end up with Glenn Murray.

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              22 days, 17 hours ago

              Imagine he played all 4. Stuff of dreams.

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

                Indeed, but Hughton has already said Andone is ready to come back in and help the team, so feel it's unlikely, I'm counting on some defensive returns at this stage.

                1. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  22 days, 17 hours ago

                  May have to steer clear then. Forever useful.
                  Thanks Hamez

  8. Atters
    • 4 Years
    22 days, 17 hours ago

    A) Boruc - Schmeichel
    B) Higuain - Vardy
    C) Both (- 4)

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

      Just A.
      As much as I dislike Higuain, you can't take a -4 before he plays WHU.

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      a

  9. jason_ni
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 17 hours ago

    So Aguero is out for Cardiff - as a captainer, with Sterling, I think this is a good thing, given the amount of TC, and it boosts sterlings chances of playing, at least I hope it is!

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      too many capt sterling for this to be true for you

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        22 days, 17 hours ago

        Not really. 80% in the top 10k went Aguero so advantage him.

    2. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      small red for non Sterling captain points around your rank.

    3. grumpyman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      It's all about the effective ownership %'s. Aguero's EO is 157.6% - which means captainers get a nice rank boost when he gets points irrespective of TCs (and 'just' owners get a big rank drop). Sterlings EO is 103.7%, which means as an owner but non-captainer your rank will fall slightly every time he gets points.

    4. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 16 hours ago

      depends on which team Pep puts out, people overlook how Kun is important for this team, much weakened with Jesus.

  10. SpikeJonzee
    22 days, 17 hours ago

    Fraser/Maddison or Tielemans for GW33 only ? (plan to WC on GW34)

    1. Atters
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      I like Tielemans. Although his underlying stats may not be as good, he's producing

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      Tielmans in red hot form.

  11. Differential (c)
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 17 hours ago

    Imagine Aguero starting tomorrow, banging a hatty and Pep saying afterwards

    "Don't you know, how you call, April fool's?! Gabriel is s***, You think I'm f***ing crazy?! This a f***ing title race, for f***s sake!"

    Forever an FPL legend if that happened haha.

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      Should have said it yesterday. Would have competed with Tom Brady.

    2. TRASH BOAT
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      Imagine if he did that injury 5 mins into the Fulham game. Would of made Sane TC look like a masterstroke

  12. Flapjack ✅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    22 days, 17 hours ago

    Agueroooooooo

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      Aguernooo

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      agueroooooooooo

    3. Fossit
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 16 hours ago

      What could have been

  13. some witty pun
    • 6 Years
    22 days, 17 hours ago

    Sarri has said that CHO will start one of the next two EPL games

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      I believe he said he would start the next one.

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

        Maurizio Sarri still hasn't confirmed when Callum Hudson-Odoi will make his first Premier League start but the Chelsea boss has just said: “Now he's ready to play. Probably he will start tomorrow or in the next match.”

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          22 days, 17 hours ago

          Ah. Didn’t notice the last few words when watching SKY.

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

            If he doesn't play tomorrow, it makes a GW33 transfer very appealing.

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              22 days, 17 hours ago

              I could finally get rid of Ward. Yes, I have Ward.

              1. All Out of Mounie
                • 1 Year
                22 days, 17 hours ago

                Was a legend last season.. not so much this

  14. Saints assets
    Differential (c)
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 17 hours ago

    Just a bit of my thoughts on the Saints assets.

    Last week, Hasenhuttl unleashed his Leipzig 4-2-2-2 for the first time since moving to the South Coast. Looked promising, but still many things to work on. The goal was a trademark Hasenhuttl, force a player to pass to a markin their half, and spring the trap and relieve the ball off him, and just RUN at the exposed defence.

    That being said, I think Ralph will revert to the 5-3-2 that has tightened the ship since he's come when they face Liverpool on Friday, but expect him to try and improve the 4-2-2-2 for the easy run-in until the season's end. The drawback of that formation is, while it has significant attacking mobility and flair, it leaves the defence exposed,as his Leipzig side experience when he was at the helm. Ralph had to revert to a back 5 vs BHA midway through the second half when they were starting to expose the holes in defence.

    Would not suggest getting a double up on SOU in defence, but one defender/GK and one attacked seems the way to go.

    1. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      Nailed, should be Valery, Gunn, Bertie and Bednarek. A toss up for Jan's partner between Yoshi and Vestergaard.
      Attackers, Redmond and JWP probably the only good ones. Ingsy too injury prone, Hojbjerg will get the odd goal/assist here and there.

      1. Differential (c)
        • 3 Years
        22 days, 17 hours ago

        Another thing. Because of the extremely narrow midfield, the full-back are relied for width. Expect Valery and Bertrand to maraud up and down the wings.

      2. Mysterion
        • 1 Year
        22 days, 17 hours ago

        Cheers... so it's unlikely that Gunn gets rotated with McCarthy like earlier in the season?

        1. Differential (c)
          • 3 Years
          22 days, 17 hours ago

          Don't see any reason that would be the case. Was always the plan to eventually integrate Gunn into the XI.

          1. Mysterion
            • 1 Year
            22 days, 16 hours ago

            Nice, hope he replaces T-rex for England too

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

      Appreciate this, very detailed.

      Mods. Encourage this behaviour. Eye test over stats 🙂

      1. Differential (c)
        • 3 Years
        22 days, 17 hours ago

        Cheers!

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      Thank you.

      1. Differential (c)
        • 3 Years
        22 days, 16 hours ago

        Cheers!

    4. Amey
      22 days, 16 hours ago

      Valery & Jwp currently in my draft.
      Good post.
      Thank you

      1. Differential (c)
        • 3 Years
        22 days, 16 hours ago

        No problem!

    5. rainy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 5 hours ago

      Great post, cheers 🙂

      1. Differential (c)
        • 3 Years
        22 days, 2 hours ago

        Your welcome. You too!

    6. doyeon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 4 hours ago

      Yoshi is the man.

      1. Differential (c)
        • 3 Years
        22 days, 2 hours ago

        Hasenhuttl's got the plan 🙂

    7. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      22 days, 56 mins ago

      Enjoyed this, thank you.

      JWP in this week for me with Valery up next.

      1. Differential (c)
        • 3 Years
        22 days, 26 mins ago

        Your welcome 🙂

  15. Ole Gunnar be juan winner
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 17 hours ago

    Heard rumours Doucoure wasnt starting tonight, fer fuchs ake.

    Also have a feeling Rashford could be bnched

    1. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      can't see Rashford bench, opportunity to 3rd.

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      I hope you’re right.

    3. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      Not surprised, they need him at 100% for the semis. The guy worked his socks off vs United, thought he pocketed Pogba for most of the game.

    4. HamezMace
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      Are we expecting anything other than wholesale Watford changes tonight?

      1. Bada Bing
        • 2 Years
        22 days, 17 hours ago

        I expect to see Watford's academy team play tonight.

  16. Ole Trafford
    • 6 Years
    22 days, 17 hours ago

    Hopefully Sterling TC steps up with Aguero our...

  17. PlayPercentage
    • 8 Years
    22 days, 17 hours ago

    Aguero -> Auba or Laca

    - Arsenal play in GW33
    - Arsenal have easier fixtures than Man City in DGW35
    - Aguero may be a doubtful starter for some time
    - City involved in the Champions League and FA Cup

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      Laca.

  18. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    22 days, 17 hours ago

    Sometimes to move forward you just have to remain still.
    Namaste.

    1. TEEMU PUKKI
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      Harakiri

      1. Differential (c)
        • 3 Years
        22 days, 17 hours ago

        Seppuku

    2. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      Wu wei my friend, Wu wei

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        22 days, 17 hours ago

        Just learned this. Thanks.

    3. Ole Gunnar be juan winner
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      go to sleep

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        22 days, 17 hours ago

        Damn. I thought I was.

    4. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 16 hours ago

      Wax on. Wax off

    5. TRASH BOAT
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 16 hours ago

      My OR says Hi...

      1. donlobatto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        22 days, 16 hours ago

        We have pretty similar OR rollercoaster stories this season!
        Similar high point of c. 30k but my low point of 330k trumps yours and I’m very slightly ahead atm.

        Let the fun continue 😆

        1. TRASH BOAT
          • 5 Years
          22 days, 16 hours ago

          Yeah the days of easy 10k's are long gone...Id take sub 100k now I think

          1. donlobatto
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            22 days, 16 hours ago

            I’m vaguely hoping the number of dead teams in the top 100k will help me finish towards the 50k mark but I’m not holding my breath!

            1. TRASH BOAT
              • 5 Years
              22 days, 16 hours ago

              Would be nice. FH not that great so far here and not expecting much more this week. Have to hope my full 33 quota, WC BB and TC can yield big...

              1. donlobatto
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                22 days, 16 hours ago

                Similar boat.
                I’m on a middling 58 so far on FH with Kun Cap so expecting to fight to get past 100

  19. All Out of Mounie
    • 1 Year
    22 days, 17 hours ago

    So Boruc out of favor?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 17 hours ago

      Looks like.

      1. All Out of Mounie
        • 1 Year
        22 days, 16 hours ago

        Might have to WC or FH this week then

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          22 days, 16 hours ago

          Why?

        2. TRASH BOAT
          • 5 Years
          22 days, 16 hours ago

          I'm just getting Bego in place of Ryan to go with Boruc...worth the transfer I think

    2. Sergeant Slaughter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      22 days, 16 hours ago

      This is so irritating. Don’t want to use a transfer next week, especially on a GK. Have a full squad otherwise. Don’t fancy a blank at the position either.

  20. Neetan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 17 hours ago

    A) Transfer out Shaw for Azpi so I don't have to play Ogbonna
    B) Transfer out F. Anderson for Leicester mid but play Ogbonna

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 16 hours ago

      B.
      Chelsea not at the races.

      1. Klein
        • 3 Years
        22 days, 16 hours ago

        Race for champ league is tight though

  21. the german
    • 4 Years
    22 days, 17 hours ago

    Any transfer suggestion?
    1FT, WC 34
    0.0 ITB
    Schmeichel
    TAA robbo awb clyne
    Hazard maddy mane
    Higuain king rondon

    Diop-sterling-pogba

  22. GoonerByron
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    22 days, 17 hours ago

    Best goalkeeper to bring in for GW33 - Leno, Kepa or Dubravka?

    (Have Luiz from Chelsea too)

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 16 hours ago

      Well Arsenal are away so Kepa.

      1. GoonerByron
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        22 days, 16 hours ago

        The only other possible option is Begovic? So guess Kepa's still the best?

    2. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 16 hours ago

      Schmeichel, surely

      1. GoonerByron
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        22 days, 16 hours ago

        Already have max Leicester (Pereira, Maguire, Maddison) + max Pool (TAA, Salah, Firmino)

        1. Differential (c)
          • 3 Years
          22 days, 16 hours ago

          Ahh hell. okay then.

          Difficult to say, Kepa probably. Alonso being injured helps a lot to be fair.

          1. GoonerByron
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            22 days, 16 hours ago

            Thanks!

    3. HamezMace
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 16 hours ago

      Kepa

    4. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 16 hours ago

      Kepa

  23. Differential (c)
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 16 hours ago

    After the IB, football is up and running at full speed. Loving it! FPL DGW 32, BGW33, DGW 34, DGW 35 . . . . lovely.stuff.
    Add to that Eliteserien GW1 and DGW 2, and its just an incredible few weeks to look forward to!

  24. HamezMace
    • 4 Years
    22 days, 16 hours ago

    Would you rather?

    A. United defender against WHU, eve, MCY

    B. Watford defender against ARS, hud, SOU

    1. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      22 days, 16 hours ago

      B

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 16 hours ago

      B

    3. HamezMace
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 16 hours ago

      Thanks both.
      Holebas the obviously choice, for nailedness/attacking threat?

      1. AuFeld
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        22 days, 16 hours ago

        Yes.

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

          Thank you.

    4. Amey
      22 days, 16 hours ago

      B

  25. Goat
    • 1 Year
    22 days, 16 hours ago

    What is Kun’s EO this week? Must be close to 200% with TC’s?

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

      Someone said earlier for top 10k it's 170%

  26. Evasivo
    • 8 Years
    22 days, 16 hours ago

    A) What's the news on Boruc?
    B) Captaincy choice this GW? Mane/Salah perhaps

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

      Boruc was 'rotated' at the weekend.
      Stuck myself, currently on Vardy. Other options are Salah/Mane/Wilson.

      1. Evasivo
        • 8 Years
        22 days, 16 hours ago

        Cheers mate

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

          No worries.

          When asked pre-match about Begovic starting he said,

          ''That's the beauty of having two No.1s, Begovic has trained well all week, and been pushing to start, and I felt today was the right time to rotate.''

  27. Simmoo
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 16 hours ago

    Sterling, Aguero, Jimenez -> Salah, Wilson, Vardy

    Would give me following for next GW:

    Guaita,

    Kolasinac, AWB, Luiz, Pereira, TAA

    Salah, Hazard, Maddison

    Vardy, Wilson

    (Patricio, Pogba, Rashford, Camarasa).

    1. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 16 hours ago

      If you’re taking hits to bring in a LIV mid you suurrreeellyyy should be bringing in Sadio over Mo?!

  28. Daghe Munegu
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 16 hours ago

    Chances of Young starting tonight?

    1. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 16 hours ago

      Oh he flipping better!

    2. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 16 hours ago

      81.753456%

    3. Jurgen Flopp
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 16 hours ago

      99%.

      No reason why he would be benched. No game until 2 weeks after tonight.

      1. Daghe Munegu
        • 2 Years
        22 days, 16 hours ago

        Dalot may be one reason

  29. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 16 hours ago

    Sterling TC's might end up being the real winners. One of my rivals have Alonso, hope he's out

    1. Game Over
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 16 hours ago

      Alonso is out I think

  30. Super Saints
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 16 hours ago

    If you had Boruc and Ryan but no WC would you do Boruc to Gunn for free?

    Guarantee Boruc will start and keep a clean sheet if I do it

    1. Jurgen Flopp
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 16 hours ago

      I've done Boruc to Leno with Arsenal DGW in mind.

    2. HamezMace
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 16 hours ago

      Ryan and Gunn will be my WC keepers for sure, if that helps.