Scout Notes

Vardy’s owners facing a tough choice ahead of Double Gameweek 35

There was only one place to start our Scout Notes from Saturday’s trilogy of Premier League matches.

Leicester City put four goals past relegated Huddersfield Town in West Yorkshire and there was plenty of joy for those investing in the Foxes’ Fantasy assets for this Blank Gameweek 33 encounter.

We recap the goals, assists, latest injury updates, stand-out manager quotes and key Fantasy talking points from the John Smith’s Stadium in our article below.

Huddersfield Town 1-4 Leicester City

  • Goals: Aaron Mooy (£5.0m) | Youri Tielemans (£6.1m), Jamie Vardy (£9.1m) x2, James Maddison (£6.9m)
  • Assists: Karlan Grant (£5.0m) | Ricardo Pereira (£5.4m), Jamie Vardy

With Leicester City not having a Double Gameweek 35 and facing three of the “big six” in Gameweeks 36 to 38, their Fantasy assets may be on borrowed time in some managers’ squads.

Those deploying their second Wildcard or loading up on players with two fixtures in Gameweek 35 may be overlooking the Foxes and their in-form players but a comprehensive win for Brendan Rodgers’ troops at Huddersfield on Saturday may have further sown seeds of doubt into the minds of FPL bosses who already own the likes of Jamie Vardy (£9.1m) et al.

This was Leicester’s fourth win on the bounce and the Foxes face fairly appealing opposition in Newcastle United (who are winless in eight away matches) and an out-of-sorts West Ham United before their fixtures turn for the worse in three weeks’ time.

There aren’t any Fantasy Premier League forwards who can compete with Vardy when filtered by their last six matches.

Vardy has nine attacking returns (seven goals, two assists) in the half-dozen fixtures since Claude Puel was fired, with no other FPL player able to match that tally when filtered by the same criteria.

Even after a barren first half for the striker at the John Smith’s Stadium, there was always the sense that Huddersfield’s fragile backline could be exposed at any moment by the Foxes’ lurking number nine.

It took just two minutes of the second half for Vardy to convert Ricardo Pereira‘s (£5.4m) superb cross from the right flank and, while Ben Hamer (£3.9m) almost kept out the Leicester striker’s 83rd-minute penalty, Vardy deserved that slice of luck having being fouled for the spot-kick when presented with an open goal.

Vardy also recorded a “Fantasy assist” after being felled for the free-kick that James Maddison (£6.9m) brilliantly converted, capping off a memorable afternoon for his owners – and those who captained him.

No player on show in West Yorkshire registered more attempts on goal or penalty box touches than Vardy, while the two “big chances” that he converted means that the Leicester striker only trails Romelu Lukaku (£10.8m) for clear-cut opportunities over his last six matches.

Vardy’s goal conversion rate over this season and the previous three campaigns is over 20% and he is the only FPL asset who can boast such a strike rate from 2015/16 onwards.

Brendan Rodgers said of his in-form centre-forward:

It’s been a real joy to work with Jamie. He’s 32 but he’s very hungry, and he’s hungry to improve and get better.

The style of the team and the aggression of the team always helps him because you’re pressing the game hard when you haven’t got it and you’re creating opportunities.

He’s one of the best in the league, he’s already proven that, but he’s shown the hunger to continue with that.

Vardy wasn’t the only Leicester asset who rewarded his owners on Saturday afternoon.

Maddison and Youri Tielemans (£6.1m) both found the back of the net with long-range strikes and again shone in the middle of the park, with Maddison, in particular, impressing with his improved distribution (a 95% success rate) and sharp turns in midfield.

Maddison was the more advanced of the two players and Tielemans found the back of the net without touching the ball once in the Huddersfield box, having superbly smashed in Leicester’s opener from a cleared corner.

While Tielemans’ three shots all came from outside the Terriers’ area, Maddison twice had close-range “big chances” saved by Hamer after good work by Harvey Barnes (£5.5m).

On Maddison, Rodgers said:

He’s an outstanding talent, he’s a better player than I thought he was.

Coming into work with him, what he has is a hunger. He’s not just a good player.

His free-kicks, he works on them every day, so it’s not by accident.

He does what he’s asked to do in his job, which is create goals and score goals.

The front five players were very dynamic, very quick and looked a real threat.

Barnes didn’t record a single shot before being hooked on 60 minutes but looked dangerous down the left in the early exchanges, whipping in an excellent ball that Maddison failed to connect with before later setting up his team-mate for those two aforementioned big chances.

Rodgers explained why the youngster had been replaced by Shinji Okazaki (£5.2m) with half an hour to go:

The thinking was to get four players on the inside, to gain that control. I felt that, when it got to 2-1, they had a bit of momentum.

I just wanted to change the dynamic of the team, rather than play with a winger, just bring in an extra midfield player to give us four versus three in the middle.

Demarai Gray (£5.4m), the fifth member of the Leicester attack, blanked again and hasn’t delivered a single attacking return under his new boss.

Gray should have been on the scoresheet here, though, blazing over after good work by Vardy and then firing straight at Hamer when clean through on goal.

A clean sheet failed to materialise for the Foxes but Ricardo at least picked up a bonus point to go with his assist.

Ben Chilwell (£5.1m) left with only two appearance points, however, despite having over twice as many touches in the final third as his fellow full-back.

Caglar Soyuncu (£4.8m) had a mixed game at the back, giving away the penalty that Aaron Mooy (£5.0m) converted to reduce the arrears to 2-1.

His manager – as one would expect – was full of support after full-time, however:

A special mention to Cags, our centre-half. He was only told this morning he was playing.

Apart from a loose pass at the end when he was tired, I thought he was outstanding in the game, having not played for five months.

Soyuncu was only playing because of a minor injury to Jonny Evans (£4.8m), with the Leicester boss saying:

He had a slight hip problem, Jonny. He trained yesterday but felt a bit sore. We gave him 24 hours to see if it could calm down but he still felt the pain. I didn’t want to risk it.

Harry Maguire (£5.4m) also missed out but Rodgers confirmed his absence was on compassionate grounds rather than anything fitness-related:

I took the choice away from him. Harry’s partner Fern was in hospital, a few little complications within the pregnancy and birth.

I said, “Listen, go and look after her”. Thankfully, the baby was born, everything is healthy.

Harry can come back in safe in the knowledge that they’re both fine. He gets ready now for Monday to train and ready for next week.

Huddersfield at least went down fighting and had a brief go at Leicester, with Karlan Grant (£5.0m) wasting a glorious chance to level the game at 1-1 shortly before Vardy doubled the visitors’ lead.

Substitute Steve Mounie (£5.8m) also forced Kasper Schmeichel (£5.0m) into an excellent save but the relegated Terriers’ deficiencies were again exposed at both ends of the pitch.

It’s Huddersfield’s recent defensive record that will be of interest to those considering Watford assets for Double Gameweek 35, as well as Spurs and Liverpool players either side of that round of fixtures.

No club has conceded more goals or big chances than Jan Siewert’s side when Premier League sides are filtered by their last four matches.

The Huddersfield boss said after full-time:

First of all, I have to say the credit from our side to Leicester as they were much more clinical than we were.

We tried everything and this is exactly the quality in the Premier League, I would say.

In the situation where they have a 50/50 chance, they score. We need too many possibilities to score then.

Steve [Mounie] came on the pitch and tried everything.

He had his chances, so he showed that he wanted to change the game, unfortunately, he could not, but he tried everything to do it.

Isaac Mbenza (£5.9m) returned for the hosts’ in this match after a lengthy lay-off, while Terence Kongolo (£4.3m) shrugged off a minor injury to play the full 90 minutes.

Jonas Lossl (£4.4m), Philip Billing (£4.5m) and Zanka (£4.4m) again missed out, with Siewert saying after full-time:

They were not injured. I have to look at each player in the squad and have to look at each player who has a contract, so I did this today. This is the reason.

Huddersfield Town XI (4-2-3-1): Hamer; Smith, Schindler, Kongolo, Durm; Hogg (Bacuna 81′), Stankovic (Mbenza 46′); Mooy, Pritchard (Mounie 59′), Lowe; Grant.

Leicester City XI (4-1-4-1): Schmeichel; Ricardo, Soyuncu, Morgan, Chilwell; Ndidi (Choudhury 87′); Gray, Tielemans, Maddison, Barnes (Okazaki 61′); Vardy (Ihenacho 90′).

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  1. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    18 days, 13 hours ago

    See ya Jamie! But thanks for all the points!

    1. fr3ddy
      • 1 Year
      18 days, 13 hours ago

      He's averaged like 10 points per game for me. Thanks Jamie lad

  2. George James
    • 4 Years
    18 days, 13 hours ago

    Keep and then shift for Laca in 35....?

    1. JHATM FC
      • 1 Year
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      That's my plan

  3. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    18 days, 13 hours ago

    If I keep Salah, Robbo and Jimmy while on WC, this is the draft. BB35 and TC36, most likely.

    Ryan, Foster
    Robbo, Kola, Bennett, Valery, Duffy
    Sterling, Salah, Son, JWP, 5.6mid??
    Kane, Jimmy, Deeney

    Keep TAA instead of Robbo? Salah > Mane? Would allow upgrades of 5.6mid and Deeney...
    Thoughts?

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      18 days, 13 hours ago

      makes more sense to keep robbo and taa until 36 and then bring either salah or mane back in for hudds based on what you see btwn now and then. enables eriksen

  4. Jose is Legend
    • 7 Years
    18 days, 13 hours ago

    Anyone tempted by a Hojbjerg/Camarasa double pivot?

    Allows a lot of funds for the rest of the team.

    Hojbjerg has done well recently and Camarasa has a double in GW34 and GW35.

    I personally think it is a good move but what do you guys think?

    1. Left Wingers Utd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      18 days, 13 hours ago

      Camarasa has LIV 35

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      18 days, 13 hours ago

      i need to use my ft’s to get liverpool players back in before hudds (and that if avoid injuries and suspensions). dont want camarasa all season and would get stuck with him

      hojberg no, jwp much better value

    3. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 13 hours ago

      I had them in a draft posted here, but got this response... "cama and hojbjerg bit much in mid" -- Take that for what it's worth, I suppose.

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        18 days, 12 hours ago

        if u want 2 point second sub fodder valery is cheaper

  5. EL tridente
    • 1 Year
    18 days, 13 hours ago

    Possible to catch up 80 points?

    1. _sidney_will
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 13 hours ago

      Just caught up 121pts in 8GW's, now after the 9th GW I'm 30pts clear, it's definitely possible!

      1. liverpool01
        18 days, 12 hours ago

        Nice one!

    2. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      chips depending but yes imo

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      possible yeah but not particularly likely

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        18 days, 12 hours ago

        Not impossible, but needs some calculated risks and a lot of luck. Rival captained Sterling 42 pts, had triple Pool defence when VvD scored two. It really hurt. 20% chance perhaps.

    4. General_Zod
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      Possibly. Ive caught up 72 in the last 2 weeks over a mini-league rival. You need to play well, get a bit of luck and they need to slip up.

      Its not impossible but it is difficult.

  6. Flapjack ✅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    18 days, 13 hours ago

    I this this articles a bit dramatic

    He played Huddersfield. Awful team.

    One was a penalty

    The assist was because he won a free kick for Maddison.

    Move on. Better options with the doubles. Chase Huddersfield if anything.

    1. fr3ddy
      • 1 Year
      18 days, 13 hours ago

      Can't think of any good strikers who play Huddersfield next gw though

      1. tucaoneo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        18 days, 12 hours ago

        Don't mess with Harry the claimer...

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      they arent even the worst defence in the league

      1. Flapjack ✅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        18 days, 12 hours ago

        So you think Vardy does this every week ?

        1. Skonto Rigga
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 1 Year
          18 days, 12 hours ago

          For five of the last six, he has.

          1. Skonto Rigga
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 1 Year
            18 days, 12 hours ago

            Also, his penalty came about because he was fouled as he was about to tap the ball into an empty net.

          2. Flapjack ✅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            18 days, 12 hours ago

            This was his third double digit haul of the season

            He did 16 vs Fulham and Huddersfield yeah. I just don’t see him hitting those heights again, especially with the fixtures and no double! If it wasn’t for the doubles I’d go for him. I can’t see him competing with Kane , Jiminez , Deeney, Kun, Laca, Auba..

            1. Skonto Rigga
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 1 Year
              18 days, 12 hours ago

              Yeah, that's a fair enough assessment of the double-digit hauls. I'm not an owner (awful Saturday for me!) but it'll be interesting to see what other folk do. Many will ditch on Wildcard straight away but it sounds like some are considering keeping for 34 and then moving on for Lacazette etc in 35. As I mentioned above, no FPL player has as many goals/assists than Vardy since Puel left.

              1. Flapjack ✅
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                18 days, 12 hours ago

                Yeah I can get that I suppose, if moving on after Newcastle for the doubles. In fact those without wildcards, it would definitely make sense.

                I just don’t think it’s sustainable enough to make him a SGW option for those of us on WC and pre planned moves after a WC always seem to come back and bite where other transfers will come into necessity with an injury/suspension. He’s just not at the level of the elite player who can be justified for a SGW when the opponents aren’t Hud/ful in my eyes.

                Also good to see a scout on here. Thanks for the heads up on Doucoure! He would never have been on my radar without your podcast/YouTube info ! Appreciated

                1. Skonto Rigga
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 1 Year
                  18 days, 9 hours ago

                  Ha, no problem! Just a casual observation really, from watching Doucoure in GW32. I'll be tuned in tomorrow to see how he gets on v Wolves. Still not 100% sold on the guy myself yet but in my first draft.

          3. SADIO SANÉ
            • 3 Years
            18 days, 12 hours ago

            in fairness, his 3 double-digits were against Hudd twice and Fulham once (didn't play the other Fulham game)

        2. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          18 days, 12 hours ago

          yeah mate i think he's going to score 2 goals every single week for the rest of his career

          1. Flapjack ✅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            18 days, 12 hours ago

            BOLD

            1. camarozz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              18 days, 12 hours ago

              2nd on the form filter in fpl, that's why I went capt really.

              1. Flapjack ✅
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                18 days, 12 hours ago

                Oh he was a great captain option (I don’t even own). I’m not knocking that. Just saying I feel it’s a no brainer that you can’t risk him over someone who has a DGW considering the options we have available to us.

                Although Neale does make a good point re allowing him to have one more game in 34. Just not for me.

  7. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    18 days, 13 hours ago

    How's my WC draft looking?

    Foster, Ryan
    Robertson, Doherty, Kolasinac, Duffy, Valery
    Sterling, Eriksen, Son, Deulofeu, Camarasa
    Kane, Lacazette, Jimenez

    0.7 ITB

    Will do Camarasa -> Ward-Prowse in GW35.

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      18 days, 13 hours ago

      think thats a waste of a transfer, injuries/suspensions will happen and u will want 3x lfc for hudds

    2. Dannywaz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      Like triple spurs thinking of same myself rest of team good also

    3. General_Zod
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      Im doing something similar but you may be better picking Mane over Erik for fixtures.

      This WC is to set you til season end, not just for 34/35.

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        18 days, 12 hours ago

        Eriksen to Mane and perhaps even Firmino or Salah in for Hud game. It might be correct time to TC.

    4. Dannywaz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      Van always do Eriksen to mane in 36

    5. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      Planning something pretty similar. Chasing vs Doherty and Jimenez, so perhaps Deeney for me. I prefer Doucoure over Deulo for reasons that should be obvious.

  8. Sharkytect
    • 4 Years
    18 days, 13 hours ago

    I had maguire and bardsley in my team for weeks purely for the purpose of gameweeks 31 and 33.

    Ridiculous forward planning

  9. _sidney_will
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    18 days, 13 hours ago

    One of my best transfers this season, bought him for 8.8 for GW28, scored 7 G's and 2 A's in 6GW's, cheers Jamie!

  10. liverpool01
    18 days, 13 hours ago

    Best 2 Goalkeepers for GW 34,35?

    1. Dannyb
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      I'm on Foster Ryan atm

      1. liverpool01
        18 days, 12 hours ago

        cool

    2. SADIO SANÉ
      • 3 Years
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      Foster should be one of them, he's someone I'm worried about not having (will have Ryan and Gunn instead)

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 3 Years
        18 days, 12 hours ago

        I'd rather have Gunn than Ryan that week

    3. SweepaKeepa
      • 3 Years
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      On Ryan Gunn as that sounds like a B list Hollywood star.

  11. liverpool01
    18 days, 13 hours ago

    Patricio and Foster a good combo?

    1. fr3ddy
      • 1 Year
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      How many clean sheets for Patricio in the last 15 gameweeks?

      1. liverpool01
        18 days, 12 hours ago

        What gk combination would you recommend?

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          18 days, 12 hours ago

          ryan and then depends on budget

        2. Ivor Mac
          18 days, 12 hours ago

          Easy Lloris and Foster. Bring in Ryan GW 34. Then switch Ryan to Foster for GW35. Hit bench boost. Sell Foster for for 3.9 gameweek 36. Don't over think the obvious

      2. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        18 days, 12 hours ago

        total cs isn't best way to predict future cs. total goals + big chances conceded more reliable.

        a team who concedes 1 goal every week for 5 weeks is more likely to keep a CS than one who conceded 4 goals every game bar one in which they kept cs

      3. Would Ed Woodward
        18 days, 12 hours ago

        Feels like somewhere close to none for when I had him this season.

    2. Niho992
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      Foster/Ryan

  12. liverpool01
    18 days, 12 hours ago

    Wow no clean sheets in last 8 gws lol, do they play against Southampton,Brighton and Arsenal.

  13. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 7 Years
    18 days, 12 hours ago

    Surely Vardy owners are keeping for one more GW...!?

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      nope

    2. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 7 Years
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      could do, but it means hits the following week getting him out

    3. tucaoneo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      I'd like to see him rising to £9.2 first.

    4. SADIO SANÉ
      • 3 Years
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      people on wildcard might get rid, I'll be keeping (and then moving to Jimenez probably)

    5. liverpool01
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      Newcastle and Westham are decent fixtures, I might keep

    6. Niho992
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      I will.

  14. Danstoke82
    • 4 Years
    18 days, 12 hours ago

    Any updates on aguero’s yellow flag? Serious?

    1. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 1 Year
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      Wasn't involved in the FA Cup semi-final today but was said to be "nearly fit" by Pep yesterday. So I suspect he'll be fine for the Champions League and therefore GW34.

      1. Danstoke82
        • 4 Years
        18 days, 12 hours ago

        Perfect. Wanting to bring in Kane and was set on Vardy > Kane but don’t want an injured Kun for the DGW

      2. SADIO SANÉ
        • 3 Years
        18 days, 12 hours ago

        play 3 days before the second leg? eeesh

        1. baps sniffer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          18 days, 12 hours ago

          20-25 minutes from bench to get match fitness?

          1. SADIO SANÉ
            • 3 Years
            18 days, 12 hours ago

            hopefully

  15. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    18 days, 12 hours ago

    Fill in the WC blanks, would you, please?

    Ryan, Foster
    Robbo, Duffy, Kola, Bennett, Valery
    Sterling, JWP, ------, ------, ------
    Kane, Jim, Laca

    1) Mane, Bilva, Jota
    2) Mane, Son, Camarasa
    3) Salah, Doucoure, Camarasa

    1. Danstoke82
      • 4 Years
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      1

  16. StayoutheSpiceZone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    18 days, 12 hours ago

    Early shout I know - ready for TC34

    Ryan
    Dunk Bednarek Matip
    Mane Salah Eriksen (VC) Maddison Raz
    Deeney Kane (TC)

    Bench: Gunn, Bennett, AWB, Rondon

    Any thoughts? GTG? Thanks

  17. Me Spurs
    • 1 Year
    18 days, 12 hours ago

    Anyone punting on Knockaert for there first double?

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      no

    2. Dannyb
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      Tempted yeah

      1. Here's Tom with the We…
        • 7 Years
        18 days, 12 hours ago

        Yeah

    3. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      I don’t feel any those Brighton lads play twice. Let alone 4/4 across 34 and 35.

      I wouldn’t knock him as a punt though of course. He’s cheap as chips and certainly has some talent. Personally Camerssa and JWP are more appealing to me.

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        18 days, 12 hours ago

        Camarasa means forced move and probably -4 pts. Or -2? Is he worth it?

        1. Flapjack ✅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          18 days, 12 hours ago

          Pre planned moves can bite yeah. That’s the risk.

          I’m undecided. I don’t really want a pre planned move and so may just get JWP in. But if I do wanna pint Camarassa is my favourite double for 34 in an attacking sense for sure. I just don’t think Brighton have someone like him, and feel Knockaert is trying to “force” an attacking option on ourselves.

          1. Flapjack ✅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            18 days, 12 hours ago

            Punt not pint

  18. Roll The Dyche
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    18 days, 12 hours ago

    Tonight I feel privileged to be part of the top 10k for the very first time in my FPL career. I really cannot believe it after being around the 20k mark today. Thank you Messrs Vardy (c) and in particular Westwood. I have a current points total of 62 and a GW rank of 27k overall with Azpi and Haz to go...

    1. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      Very nice mate. Congratulations and welcome.

      Please don’t displace me

      1. Roll The Dyche
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        18 days, 12 hours ago

        Ha! Thanks dude. It’s taken me by complete surprise. The only shame is that I have to get rid of Vardy next game week to get Kane in. He’s served me well. Such a big differential this week.

        1. Flapjack ✅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          18 days, 12 hours ago

          It’s crazy how you spend weeks patiently being a few above and below the average and then BOOM something crazy happens

          Enjoy it 🙂 thank Vardy and look forward to Kane doing the same

          1. Roll The Dyche
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            18 days, 12 hours ago

            I know right. I was cursing the yellow cards/loss of clean sheet points for Robbo and Mane last night, leaving me with just 2 points. Yeah, fingers crossed for next week! Hope you’re having a decent game week so far.

            1. Flapjack ✅
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              18 days, 12 hours ago

              Opposite of you mate. I smashed it last night with salah, Firmino, TAA and .. Valery.

              But no Vardy today. Ashley Barnes ruined my nerves and now I’m just grateful to be on 36 with haz(c) and Kepa to play

              It shows how quickly a season can turn! Keep it up 🙂

              1. Roll The Dyche
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                18 days, 12 hours ago

                Have planned for the next two GWs already so all systems go!

                Same to you mate. Keep up the good work. Hope Haz and Kepa deliver!

  19. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
    • 2 Years
    18 days, 12 hours ago

    Keeping Vardy, probably for the remainder of the season 🙂

    As a side note, Soyuncu played a lot better than this article gives him credit for. The penalty was flat out wrongly awarded, and he was imperious right up until the 88th minute where he misplaced a pass pretty poorly.

    1. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      Do you still have a WC?

      1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
        • 2 Years
        18 days, 12 hours ago

        Yep. Don't really see why people think Lacazette is a better option. Or rather, I can see it, I just disagree with it. DGW 35 is overrated anyway.

        1. Flapjack ✅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          18 days, 12 hours ago

          Vardys last three fixtures are pretty bad. And he’s quite expensive compared to other options.

          But I don’t wanna talk you out of it. It’s the kind of move that can really boost rank instead of following the crowd! Maybe I’m losing my bottle 😉

          1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
            • 2 Years
            18 days, 12 hours ago

            I'm apprehensive about the last three fixtures because I've little idea how the team will react to them under Rodgers instead of Puel, but Vardy is historically one of the best strikers in the league against the Top 6 and all of those 3 are leaky to different extents right now, I can see him scoring in them.

            I'm interested, aside from Jiminez (who I own) who do you think is better and/or cheaper?

            1. Roll The Dyche
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              18 days, 12 hours ago

              That’s a good point re the leaky defences. I’d back Vardy vs. Ars and Che with the latter perhaps being the harder game of the two.

              1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
                • 2 Years
                18 days, 12 hours ago

                It depends on a lot of variables, but I can certainly see Leicester acquitting themselves well. It's a question of Lacazette not ensuring me at all mainly, and also Rashford and Utd looking like they're going to falter.

            2. Flapjack ✅
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              18 days, 12 hours ago

              Kane And Aguero. Obviously but more expensive

              Laca. Similar price and I just think the DGW edges it

              Rashford, Deeney and Jiminez too. Who are cheaper.

              Just my take on it. Historically and outside of the hud and Fulham games Vardy is the kind of guy who doesn’t haul. He’s more of a consistent one goal a game kind of guy. Like back when they won the league.. I just find it hard to believe as his age that’s going to change now outside of those games !

              1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
                • 2 Years
                18 days, 12 hours ago

                I have Kane, Vardy and Jiminez right now.

                Aguero I'm very worried about, I think Pep will rest him again, maybe more than once.

                Rashford and Utd in general are out of form, that could change of course, remains to be seen. Deeney, I can't really take seriously as an option to be honest. Maybe that's a mistake by me.

                Lacazette is the big one. I think this is down to personal preference. I've also got a sneaking suspicion but Arsenal will stumble and fall somewhat over their "welcoming" run in.

              2. Roll The Dyche
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                18 days, 12 hours ago

                Deeney could be a huge differential, and more so if he performs well in the Cup.

              3. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
                • 2 Years
                18 days, 12 hours ago

                You're right about his scoring habits, the thing is Lacazette, his "main competitor" has similar ones this season.

                1. Flapjack ✅
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  18 days, 12 hours ago

                  Oh I can’t deny that about Laca but you get two bites of the cherry with the DGW.

                  Honestly I don’t wanna talk you out of it. Almost talked someone of of Eriksen last week 😉

                  I can see where you are coming from completely. It’s just I love a DGW and always go for it, that’s just how I do fpl!

                  1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
                    • 2 Years
                    18 days, 12 hours ago

                    Fair enough, enjoyed talking mate, you're right I think it does come siren to the DGW

                    Best of luck 🙂

                    1. Flapjack ✅
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      18 days, 12 hours ago

                      You’ve opened my eyes to Vardy a bit more actually. Or at least possible SGW players. Like I said probably not for me as I’m greedy! But we have the whole week to mull these options over. Good luck!

                  2. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
                    • 2 Years
                    18 days, 12 hours ago

                    *down

  20. JHATM FC
    • 1 Year
    18 days, 12 hours ago

    I have no wildcard left, 2 ft and 1.7m in the bank.

    Ryan
    VVD Bednarek digne
    Salah pogba mane hazard
    Vardy Wilson barnes

    Fabianski Jonny AWB puncheon

    My plan is to spend 4 points on the below

    Wilson, Salah and hazard to kane, sterling and bernado

    And then week after vardy to lacazette

    Good plan?

  21. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    18 days, 12 hours ago

    On Wc.

    Vardy(NEW) + cash for Laca.

    Easy really.

    1. No Luck
      • 7 Years
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      They used your "wild thing" for an article title, maybe you should sue or at least get free membership?

    2. RFCSPACE
      • 3 Years
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      Exactly this. But for me the extra cash is Eriksen to Son which I'm not all that keen on.

  22. Zilla
    • 1 Year
    18 days, 12 hours ago

    Join the Vardy party all

    1. Roll The Dyche
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      I’m hopping off this particular bus. It’s been a good ride!

      1. Zilla
        • 1 Year
        18 days, 12 hours ago

        Why though, he is a good value

        1. Roll The Dyche
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          18 days, 12 hours ago

          I prefer Kane’s fixtures over his at this stage. Who knows I might be persuaded to keep Vardy. But my ideal partnership up top would be Kane and Aguero. But you can’t ignore Vardy’s form.

  23. Dannyb
    • 2 Years
    18 days, 12 hours ago

    De bruyne or Sterling on WC?

    1. JHATM FC
      • 1 Year
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      Sterling

    2. liverpool01
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      Sterling, De bruyne does not look that great this season

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        18 days, 12 hours ago

        Is even Sterling worth it? Will he start twice? Is he only fomo / fear factor?

        1. JHATM FC
          • 1 Year
          18 days, 12 hours ago

          He'll start all tough games

  24. liverpool01
    18 days, 12 hours ago

    Wildcard team:

    Allison, Foster
    Kiko, Ake, TAA, Trippier, Bennett
    Son, Martial, Mane, Jota, Fraser
    Kane, Jimenez, Vardy

    Hows this wildcard team guys?

    Will bench boost GW35

    1. JHATM FC
      • 1 Year
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      No city feels wrong

    2. Dannyb
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      Not Ake or Fraser imo

    3. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      Why Allison over Edison? 🙂

  25. LewanGOALski
    • 7 Years
    18 days, 12 hours ago

    I think I’ll keep Vardy-party for the next GW in my WC team and then transfer him to Lacazette for the ARS double - thoughts..?

    1. liverpool01
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      Lol Man City have Spurs and Man Utd in GW 35 hoping Man Utd or Spurs will get a draw or win. I doubt Man City will keep a clean sheet

    2. Yoshioka
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      This'll become the template move, for sure.

  26. liverpool01
    18 days, 12 hours ago

    cool thanks guys, Fulham and Brighton fixtures does not tempt you to get Bournemouth players?

    1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      They just lost against Burnley 3-1, are in awful form, with noting to play for.

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      At the beach.

  27. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 9 Years
    18 days, 12 hours ago

    Higuain points prediction?

    1?

    1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      17 😎

    2. SADIO SANÉ
      • 3 Years
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      8

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        18 days, 12 hours ago

        I wish. Would only lose 4 off the Vardy hit I resisted.

    3. Yank Revolution
      • 7 Years
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      Zilch

    4. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      4pts.

  28. ddfc
    • 3 Years
    18 days, 12 hours ago

    RMWCT please:

    Ederson
    Laporte Trippier Duffy
    Sterling Pogba Son Jota
    Kane Murray Jimenez

    Foster Kolasinac Doherty Hojbjerg

    0.6 ITB

    Thoughts appreciated?

    Thanks

  29. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    18 days, 12 hours ago

    Top 10k have 8.6 played out of 12 (captains count double).

    1.2 of the remaining players is Hazard. But the other 2 players are a real mixture (noone left with more than 30% EO). Good gains could be made if your Hazard(c) and non-Hazard remaining players do well.

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 7 Years
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      My only differential left is Leno, so cmon Gooners, gimme a clean sheet and some Baps!

    2. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      I assume a lot of it is a mixture of Chelsea defenders and Kepa

      Then West Ham defenders and Fabianski

      Then the odd Kola/Auba/Laca?

      1. diesel001
        • 2 Years
        18 days, 12 hours ago

        Higuain, Kola, Laca, Auba, Chelsea defence, Fabianski, Digne, Richarlison, Anderson

  30. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 7 Years
    18 days, 12 hours ago

    this season has been a disaster....heading for my worst ever finish, worse than my first season when i really didnt know what i was doing. 🙁 🙁

    may as well have some fun with my last few weeks..... did someone say double brighton defense 😆

    1. Netters2018
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      Im triple cpt duffy!!

    2. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 12 hours ago

      If you really want to have fun then it is best to choose players who can be boom or bust, but are less highly owned IMO. If a few of those come off you can smash it. The ones that spring to mind that have DGWs are:

      KDB, Sane, Alli, Redmond, Lukaku, Lacazette, Deeney, Etheridge, Duffy, Kolasinac, Holebas

    3. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      17 days, 23 hours ago

      Looking at something like this:

      Etheridge - Lloris
      Doherty - Dunk - Kolasinac - Holebas - Bertrand
      Alli - KDB - Sane - Redmond - Jota
      Deeney - Auba - Lukaku

      Etheridge to Ederson FT GW35