Scout Notes

Bournemouth make mockery of Brighton defensive assets

It was absolute carnage in the Fantasy Premier League community on Saturday afternoon as Brighton were thrashed 5-0 at home by Bournemouth.

It was their heaviest ever defeat at the Amex Stadium, which came at just the wrong time for Fantasy managers.

Not only were the Seagulls’ heavily backed for their Double Gameweek, but the Cherries had also been widely declared as ‘on the beach’ already.

What impact this shocking result will have on our plans is the focus of this latest Scout Notes article.

Brighton 0-5 Bournemouth

Goals: Dan Gosling (£4.7m), Ryan Fraser (£6.3m), David Brooks (£5.1m), Callum Wilson (£6.6m), Junior Stanislas (£6.0m)

Assists: Wilson x2, Fraser x2, Brooks

Bournemouth’s attacking assets made a mockery of the popular decision to back the Brighton defence in Double Gameweek 34. 46.17% of managers ranked 10,000 or higher currently own both Mat Ryan (£4.4m) and Shane Duffy (£4.8m) this weekend, with 22.72% handing the captain’s armband to the centre-back – and all of those are already one clean sheet down on the deal.

It was Bournemouth who started Saturday afternoon’s meeting at the Amex Stadium the better side. An achievement made all the more damning on Brighton’s defence considering how poor the Cherries have been on their travels this season. This was only the second time since Gameweek 11 that Bournemouth scored more than once on the road. The last time they did that in the selected period was at Huddersfield Town in Gameweek 30, who are now relegated from the Premier League.

Dan Gosling (£4.7m) found himself in far too much space in the first-half to slot past Ryan after being fed the ball by Callum Wilson (£6.6m). It was an impressive finish from Ryan Fraser (£6.2m) in the second-half that unlocked the Seagulls’ floodgates, but again, he was given far too much time to take his shot after picking the ball up from a poor pass at the back.

At that point, Bournemouth could smell the blood in the water and they swarmed around Brighton’s poorly defended goal like sharks. Next up it was David Brooks (£5.0m) who slotted home unchallenged before Wilson got his goal with minimal effort. Substitute Junior Stanislas (£6.0m), again in far too much space, completed the rout late on.

“We came up against a very dynamic Bournemouth side and couldn’t handle them. We started okay but didn’t create much and then from our possession they scored four goals on the counter. We changed the shape but then went down to ten men (Anthony Knockaert red card) which makes it even harder. We found it very difficult to cope with them. It’s certainly not something we have experienced before. Anything like that would have been against one of the top teams (Liverpool 1-5, Chelsea 0-4).” – Chris Hughton

This result has put significant pressure on the Brighton defence to secure Fantasy returns at home to Cardiff on Tuesday night. Those who have captained Duffy will especially be carrying that weight over the next few days. The fact that the Bluebirds will be in more of a desperate need for points than their hosts midweek, after losing at Burnley on Saturday, it does not bode well.

“We have to take it on the chin, our worst defeat and worst overall performance. There is no doubt they (players) know how poor a performance it was today. Everybody will be looking, mostly me, to see the type of reaction from the team.” – Chris Hughton

Brighton have generally been better defensively at home this season compared to what they are capable of away. For that reason, interest in options such as Ryan, Duffy and the like for Double Gameweek 35 will have plummeted after Saturday’s heavy defeat. They must travel to Spurs and Wolves in that round of fixtures and, unless a positive result can be secured against Cardiff, they will do so with confidence at rock-bottom.

Not surprisingly, Brighton’s attacking assets barely troubled Bournemouth. The Seagulls came into this match joint-bottom for big chances in their four previous outings, and that trend continued. They managed just one shot on target

Those who had turned to Glenn Murray (£6.4m) were left disappointed as Chris Hughton’s tendency to rotate him in busy periods also continued. He was named on the bench with Florin Andone (£5.0m) handed the centre-forward berth. The veteran forward will probably start against Cardiff, but like most of his colleagues, has it all to do to make investing in him a worthwhile move.

Jurgen Locadia (£5.3m) and Anthony Knockaert (£5.2m) were the two wide attackers flanking Murray and Brighton’s chances of getting a result against Bournemouth, and indeed against Cardiff, were damaged by the latter’s frustration in the second half. He was sent off for a reckless and needlessly forceful late tackle on Adam Smith (£4.3m) in the 68th minute. Because it was a dismissal for serious foul play, it means that he misses the next three matches, which are Cardiff (home), Wolves (away) and Spurs (away).

“I have no idea what Anthony Knockaert is thinking. He is a second-and-a-half late. It’s a disgusting challenge and it could have been a career-ending tackle.” – Dion Dublin, BBC

“I’ve seen far worse challenges. I would accept it’s a reckless, emotional challenge. He is aware that he has let the team down.” – Chris Hughton

It was telling that Brighton’s first shot on target came from left-back Bernardo (£4.2m) late in the second half. They really offered nothing going forward and none of their players managed a higher expected goal involvement (xGI) score of 0.12, shared by Yves Bissouma (£4.6m) and Locadia.

By contrast, Bournemouth not only laughed in the face of claims that Brighton were in decent defensive form but were also defiant against suggestions that they are now ‘on the beach’. Despite winning just one game in their last nine, the Cherries turned on the style at the Amex Stadium, especially in the second half.

Josh King (£6.6m) had more shots in the box than any other player, Brooks created the most chances, with Fraser just one behind him for key passes, and Wilson showed all-round appeal with his goal and two assists. As plenty of managers expected to look at players with two fixtures in Double Gameweek, it might not be a bad move to consider a Bournemouth attacker for their home match against Fulham.

“Our goals today were trademark us, which was the pleasing thing. The first goal was a great team goal and it was nice to see Dan [Gosling] score. In the second half, we gelled and linked up well around the box so I’ll enjoy watching the goals back later tonight.” – Eddie Howe

Brighton and Hove Albion XI (4-3-3): Ryan; Bernardo, Dunk, Duffy, Montoya; Pröpper (Izquierdo 63′), Stephens, Bissouma; Locadia, Andone (Murray 58′), Knockaert.

Bournemouth XI (3-4-1-2): Boruc; Aké, S Cook (Simpson 87′), Mepham; Fraser, Lerma, Gosling, A Smith; Brooks; Wilson (Stanislas 83′), King (Solanke 76′).

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922 Comments Post a Comment
  1. TheDragon
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 16 hours ago

    The sickener about this week isn’t even the Brighton defence debacle, it’s the fact that players who non Wildcarders would have been forced to keep did so well (I.e. Fraser and Wilson). And don’t get me started on Pogbas brace of penalties whilst never venturing out of his own half.

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      Pogba!

    2. Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      Wilson & Pogba owner here o/

      1. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        If you wildcarded and got Wilson in, can I borrow your crystal ball please?

        1. Eytexi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          10 days, 16 hours ago

          Wasn't on wildcard haha, so bench boost next week will need a few hits.

          Despite the fact i never contemplated selling either this week, if i had a wildcard I definetly would have sold just because 'wow shiny new things'.

    3. fachada
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      I'm one of those. Kept Fraserm Wilson and Pogba and smashed the ranks, but absolutely understand the plot twist on this and how this game can be cruel.. Got caught on the Sane fiasco

      1. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        Ye if you didn’t have a wildcard I’d completely understand keeping them (even though you’d probably agree you would rather not have had them). Yet huge huge rank boost. Loads of non Wildcarders will be in the same position.

        Also it’s such a big point swing it mitigates any gain Wildcarders will have next week

    4. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      Pogba got MotM from the press for scoring 2 pens and walking around the pitch. 2 penalties that shouldn’t have happened too. Mata trips over his own legs then Martial was offside. Definite top 6 bias in officials we have a history of laughable decisions against Liverpool and Chelsea too

      1. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        So if they always get big decisions, maybe don't ship their main penalty taker on WC just because someone else has two fixtures?

        United are going out of the CL. They have to concentrate on the league.

    5. drughi
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      People who blew their wildcard early and didnt bother planning ahead were the Winners basically

      1. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        Completely and not just small winners HUGE winners and so much so I doubt Wildcarders can make it back in the DGW

        1. drughi
          • 9 Years
          10 days, 16 hours ago

          An epic fail it was

        2. Make Arrows Green Again
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 days, 16 hours ago

          I did, sorry for focusing on that, but it's the whole picture I mean. To win big on a DGW WC you have to gamble that players who have previously been doing well are suddenly going to stop. E.g. Yes Pogba has been poor recently, but WCers were getting rid of him before he played a terrible West Ham team at home.

      2. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        So short-sighted. You can plan ahead by "blowing" a wildcard early. It could very sensibly have been used to cover the BGWs for example.

    6. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      Something like this happens almost every season. Two fixtures in a gameweek doesn't guarantee two lots of good performances and decent points. Brighton are rubbish. Are we that surprised, really?

      1. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        Did you read my post - I literally said it’s not the Brighton defence debacle that’s the issue

        1. Make Arrows Green Again
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 days, 16 hours ago

          Reply fail! See above for my response 🙂

          1. TheDragon
            • 1 Year
            10 days, 16 hours ago

            Thanks 🙂

            I got rid of Pogba because he is back to playing defensive midfield with no attacking input. The irony is it was proved correct but he still scored 2 penalties. You have to laugh otherwise you’d cry!

    7. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      Delayed the WC in order to get something out of Pogba, Vardy, Madison, Fraser, Doberty this week. Small victories and all that 😛

      1. Holmes
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        But the season is not over yet. I'm sure WCers made their team for GW34-38 and not just one or two weeks.

        Sometime we get instant returns and sometime one or two weeks late.

        1. Bird Raymond
          • 7 Years
          10 days, 15 hours ago

          At the very least as a wildcarder I'm looking at weeks 34 and 35 as a block. This week laid the groundwork to maximise the chances of a successful wk35.

      2. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        That’s because you have presumably used (/wasted) your bench boost earlier in the season?

        1. Holmes
          • 5 Years
          10 days, 16 hours ago

          Used it earlier as I knew my TV is always sh*t and wont be able to afford a decent bench in any week plus it reduces flexibility with planning

          (whether it was successful or not, I dont know)

    8. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      Not even half way through the week

      Some people without WC did huge hits

      The benefit of WC will truly been seen next week onwards

      I could write an essay on this but cba

      1. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        Of course Wildcarders will make gains on noon Wildcarders next week but a number of non Wildcarders (with good OR) have made such big gains (Fraser, Wilson, Pogba, no Brighton defence) that it’s hard to make all of that back next week let alone gain.

        1. TheDragon
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 16 hours ago

          Effectively what I’m saying is that the only way to conceivably own Wilson and Fraser for their huge hauls this week was to not wildcard. No one here can really claim they’d have kept on wildcard

          1. Flapjack ✅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            10 days, 15 hours ago

            I get what you’re saying. But to be honest if Man City haul later on that could easily even itself out !

            1. TheDragon
              • 1 Year
              10 days, 15 hours ago

              Sterling and Aguero both to start and haul big - one time!

              I’ve partly gone sterling and aguero due to your posting about them so hope you’ve got both too!

              Of course if both are benched and then hazard puts on a masterclass then my wildcard is a disaster regardless of next week!

          2. Wetdream
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            10 days, 15 hours ago

            We all wildcard this week so we can use bench boost next week.But realistically how many points do we expect from bb ? We all dream of massive points,but with weak players like Southampton and Brighton on our bench, bb will probably contribute 16 points or so.Over 20 if you are lucky.We have to compromise on our team this week so we can play bench boost next week which has probably lost us 20 points if you had Brooks,Wilson Fraser Pogba etc.Throw in the fact you are selecting your dgw team a week early and taking a gamble on injuries form etc then im starting to think bench boost is a bit of a trap and might be better played on a sgw early in the season.

    9. HollywoodXI
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 15 hours ago

      This. See my previous posts. It makes a mockery out of planning weeks ahead.

      1. Wetdream
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 15 hours ago

        Ha.Yes.Whether we mean to or not we all get dragged along with the crowd on what the best decisions on certain things are.We are told bb is best played on a dgw but i cant recall ever getting a big haul from it.Next season i am deffo thinking of playing it on a single gameweek,maybe even gw1.

        1. Wetdream
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          10 days, 15 hours ago

          Saying all that probably best to judge after next gw ! 😉

  2. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 16 hours ago

    I don't think Hughton will be playing two up front like he did yesterday (Andone and Locadia). Expect Brighton to go back to template with Murray and Gross to come back in with March taking Knockaert's place.

    1. RFCSPACE
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      Agreed. Must avoid defeat to Cardiff.

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      Must keep a CS after Duffy saw the chaos on here

    3. conorbon
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      A clean sheet and a goal apiece from Dunk and Duffy and I Will forgive them!

    4. Jacky boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      Who cares

  3. conorbon
    • 5 Years
    10 days, 16 hours ago

    So after the horror show yesterday I’m thinking of making the below transfers for a -8:

    Sigurdsson and Vardy out for Redmond and Lacazette.

    Will leave me with the below (*players have 2 games)

    Foster*
    Chillwell, Lindelof*, Boly*
    Redmond*, Son*, Mane, Hazard
    Jiminez*, Lacazette*, Aguero*

    Bench- Steklenberg, Tielemans, Dunk. Duffy.

    Good to Go?

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      Redmond is the very definition of chasing last weeks points in my opinion

      1. The Pesci challenge
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 15 hours ago

        This, rather have JWP

      2. b82rz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        10 days, 15 hours ago

        I disagree, he’s a good pick. And I have JWP

  4. Bielsa's Binoculars
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 16 hours ago

    Which transfers would you do?

    A) Duffy and Murray —> Bednarak and Deeney

    B) Murray and Vardy —> Deeney and Jimenez

    1. conorbon
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      B

    2. Super Saints
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      B

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

    Valery news pending, does this look ok to save FT on my BB for GW35?

    0.4itb
    Foster
    Robbo, Laporte, Doherty
    Salah, Eriksen, Son, Jota
    Kun, Jimi, Deeney
    (Lloris) (JWP, Duffy, Valery)

    Cheers!

    1. conorbon
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      Like it!

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

        Thanks mate. Hoping I can save the FT

    2. drughi
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      yeah

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

        Cheers!

        Hoping I can have 2FT to improve for GW36. Maybe get in Mané or Bobby and TC Salah

    3. Sif
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 15 hours ago

      Sounds like Varley is ok.

      https://twitter.com/bendinnery/status/1117116413947330560?s=21

      1. donlobatto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 15 hours ago

        Yeh fingers crossed!

  6. Stimps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 days, 16 hours ago

    No WC

    A) Keep Brooks
    B) Get Jota (-4)
    C) Get Redmond (-4)

    1. conorbon
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      C

    2. drughi
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      A

    3. Merlinsnose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      Are you tempted by Mourer?

      1. Stimps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 14 hours ago

        Who?

        1. Merlinsnose
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 14 hours ago

          lucas moura

    4. Super Saints
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      A

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

      A

    6. Zim0
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        B

      • b82rz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        10 days, 15 hours ago

        A

    7. LaCazettio
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      Have a feeling Aguero is going to be benched today...

      1. drughi
        • 9 Years
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        I Think Aguero starts and sterling is benched

        1. Hazardous Matarial
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          10 days, 15 hours ago

          This

      2. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        You can talk all the way up to team sheets, but not really much you can do.. ‘High Risk High reward’

    8. Merlinsnose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      Who else can play in Mourers place?

      Is lamella the only threat?

      I assume Son and Alli will play in midfield or alongside Mourer?

      Any Spurs fans help me out?

      Cheers

      1. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        Kane

        1. Merlinsnose
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 16 hours ago

          So you think that he is nailed?

          Are you getting him in?

          I can do a straight drop for Jota. Hmmmm

      2. Jacky boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        Son and moura up front

      3. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        I understood Lamela is currently injured

        Reply fail below

      4. Earn your Spurs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 15 hours ago

        Spurs could play with wing-backs so GK, 5 at back, 2 defensive mids then 3 up front - choose from Eriksen, Alli, Son, Moura, Llorente

        1. Earn your Spurs
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          10 days, 15 hours ago

          Question is can Moura play twice a week having not played regularly recently, and if not which games will he play- CL or League?

          1. Merlinsnose
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            10 days, 15 hours ago

            Are going to get him in?

            I guess it would be wise to see if he plays on Wednesday or not.

            1. Earn your Spurs
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              10 days, 15 hours ago

              greatly tempted to buy him but would have to sell Erik or Son to get him and may end up with him being rested vs Brighton. i'll think on it

              1. Merlinsnose
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                10 days, 15 hours ago

                Thank you for your advise.

                I have a Spurs space, if he doesn’t play Wednesday - get him in for Jota?

                Thanks again

    9. Wild Rover
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      Sterling or Aubameyang? Would be selling McNeil or DCL

      Ta 🙂

      1. Holmes
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        Lets see how midweek go

        1. Holmes
          • 5 Years
          10 days, 16 hours ago

          As of now, Sterling

      2. Earn your Spurs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 15 hours ago

        If Auba was likely to play then him, but he looks 2nd choice to Laca currently

      3. Do I Not Like Orange
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 15 hours ago

        Sterling, don't see him being benched against Spurs or United.

    10. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      Will/can Aguero and/or Sterling save my cash league winning chance?

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        I still think Aguero

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

        I’m hoping Kun-tastic

      3. Earn your Spurs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 15 hours ago

        Yes !!

    11. Zim0
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        Lloris Dubravka
        TAA Robertson Kola Doherty Bednerak
        Son Jota Tielemans Mane Hazard
        Jiminez Wilson Vardy

        How's my team? Don't want man city players other than aguero but I also don't want to get rid of any of my strikers because they have great fixtures.

        1. Zim0
            10 days, 16 hours ago

            I'm on Bench Boost btw.

        2. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          10 days, 16 hours ago

          I understood Lamela is currently injured

          1. Jacky boy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            10 days, 16 hours ago

            Even when he was fit he didn't start in kane's absence

          2. Earn your Spurs
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            10 days, 15 hours ago

            Yep and no likely return date known

        3. Holmes
          • 5 Years
          10 days, 16 hours ago

          Vardy and Maddison to Kun and Deulofeu for -4pts?

          1. The Pesci challenge
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            10 days, 16 hours ago

            Looks good but I would wait for the midweek games to finish

            1. Holmes
              • 5 Years
              10 days, 16 hours ago

              Yep, thanks

          2. Amey
              10 days, 16 hours ago

              Good moves Holmes.

              1. Amey
                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                  But what Happened to your WC 😮

                  1. Holmes
                    • 5 Years
                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                    May delay another week, not in mood to build a squad at the moment 😛

                    Working on it though, will probably go for it as my DGWers are pretty weak (Ryan, Duffy, Doherty, Pogba)

                    1. Amey
                        10 days, 15 hours ago

                        Cool.
                        You play differently i know 🙂
                        GL with it mate.

                • Jacky boy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                  New grave?

                  1. Holmes
                    • 5 Years
                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                    Maybe it can help Duffy get some positive points 😆

              2. TyroneGAA
                • 1 Year
                10 days, 16 hours ago

                Quick question guys.. I had the exact money to do Vardy to deeney and kdb to salah.. I done the move for deeney and have that money left itb .. was that a good move as I didn’t want deeney to rise and then be out priced on salah?

                1. QuintonFortune25
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                  Hard to say so early on, last week I did Son and Kane IN for a hit and neither started against Huddersfield! With both KDB and Salah having champions league games, you risk an injury like what happened to me. You should be good though surely.

                  1. TyroneGAA
                    • 1 Year
                    10 days, 10 hours ago

                    Sorry forgot to say thank you! I think I done the right move I have the exact cash now for salah so I’m content!

              3. Amey
                  10 days, 16 hours ago

                  Article name is a sophisticated version of:
                  "Lol @ WC'ers"
                  (Including myself)
                  😀

                  1. Flapjack ✅
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                    .. so far 😉

                    I’m still confident it’ll work out OK!

                    1. Amey
                        10 days, 15 hours ago

                        Same here 🙂

                    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
                      • 4 Years
                      10 days, 15 hours ago

                      Hey Amey whats up ?

                      1. Amey
                          10 days, 15 hours ago

                          Hello mate 🙂

                        • Amey
                            10 days, 15 hours ago

                            Waiting for todays games to get some points 😛
                            21 atm with 3 pool + 2 City players to go

                      2. TEEMU PUKKI
                          10 days, 16 hours ago

                          The last time liverpool beat chelsea at anfield TAA was in his second year at high school

                          1. Amey
                              10 days, 15 hours ago

                              😮

                          2. Earn your Spurs
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            10 days, 16 hours ago

                            I bought in Duffy/ Ryan on WC expecting some points in GW34 but not a lot in DGW with my BB. But I'm thinknig now maybe I should get shot of at least 1 on FT

                            What are you doing if in the same position? I'm thinking Duffy -> Watford or Southampton defender

                            1. Flapjack ✅
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              10 days, 15 hours ago

                              I’d wait for the week to end and then decide.

                              I’m sure I knew going into this week I’d be doing a Brighton defender to someone but may as well see everything happen first.

                              1. TheDragon
                                • 1 Year
                                10 days, 15 hours ago

                                This - they could easily get a clean sheet vs Cardiff and a Duffy goal and views may change

                                1. Kiwivillan
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                                  Cool story

                                  1. TheDragon
                                    • 1 Year
                                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                                    Insightful

                                    1. Kiwivillan
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      10 days, 15 hours ago

                                      I did the insight all last week and still owned him... since 24 hence doubtful

                                      1. TheDragon
                                        • 1 Year
                                        10 days, 15 hours ago

                                        Haha - it’s the hope that kills you!

                              2. Amey
                                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                                  This

                              3. Trilly
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                10 days, 14 hours ago

                                Duffy to Kola seems an option.

                            2. Jacky boy
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              10 days, 15 hours ago

                              Speroni, vardy, chilwell to foster, deeney, kiko worth -8 for BB?

                              1. The Pesci challenge
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                10 days, 15 hours ago

                                Not Kiko as he may be rotated with janmaat

                              2. Amey
                                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                                  Avoid Chilwell to kiko if possible.
                                  Kiko is a hamstring Injury time bomb. Can explode anytime.
                                  I've been burned before so beware 🙂

                                • Super Saints
                                  • 2 Years
                                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                                  No Leicester could easily beat West Ham and you'll never make up the points. One thing I've learnt is not to chase DGW players too much

                                • Holmes
                                  • 5 Years
                                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                                  Chilwell to Kiko probably not worth a hit, other 2 are fine

                                • Jacky boy
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                                  Thanks all. Will have 4.4m for the defender

                              3. Super Saints
                                • 2 Years
                                10 days, 15 hours ago

                                Vardy and Westwood to Jimenez(c) and Deulofeu/Deucoure/Pererya or Moura?

                                Own Son but no Watford.

                                1. Amey
                                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                                    Good move bro 🙂
                                    Wait till Friday though

                                    1. Super Saints
                                      • 2 Years
                                      10 days, 15 hours ago

                                      Yes will do as loads ITB, any preference on the Watford boys? I'm tempted to punt on Pereyra!

                                      1. Amey
                                          10 days, 15 hours ago

                                          Deulofeu for me

                                  • No Mo Salah
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                                    so keep boruc for next gw ? Y/N?

                                    1. Eytexi
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      10 days, 15 hours ago

                                      Think im selling for Foster for a hit.

                                    2. QuintonFortune25
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      10 days, 15 hours ago

                                      Yeah, hes probably not nailed but it's hardly worth a transfer at this stage.

                                      1. Eytexi
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        10 days, 15 hours ago

                                        Reckon im wrong to do the above move then?

                                        1. Warby84
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 3 Years
                                          10 days, 15 hours ago

                                          I’m in the same situation, tempted to hold on for Fulham.. The fact he got a clean sheet and Begovic conceded 5 in 2 is possibly a good sign he’ll stay in

                                          1. Eytexi
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            10 days, 15 hours ago

                                            I reckon he plays but i dont back him against a Fulham team playing sith nothing to lose. There's no reason they couldn't put two past Bournemouth like they did to Everton leaving Boruc on one point.

                                            Foster, on the other hand, should grab a clean sheet against Huddersfield at a minimum.

                                        2. QuintonFortune25
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 2 Years
                                          10 days, 15 hours ago

                                          I mean it depends on if that transfer would be better used elsewhere. It might pay off, but I'd be looking at other issues you might need to fix in your squad first.

                                          1. Eytexi
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            10 days, 15 hours ago

                                            Instead of Boruc to Foster i could do Chilwell to any Watford defender, but i feel Chilwell & Foster are both more nailed than Boruc & any Watford defender.

                                    3. Sif
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 6 Years
                                      10 days, 14 hours ago

                                      Begovic almost highhandedly responsible for Burnely loss, worst keeper display I've seen all season.
                                      I doubt he's coming in for the last four games of the season after Boruc comes back in and keeps CS.

                                  • QuintonFortune25
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                                    Thinking I might hold Vardy for GW35 (whu) then switch to Rashford for the final three game weeks (CHE, hud, CAR).

                                    United MUST win the Chelsea game and hopefully like last season Rashford will have a big part to play in that. Then the final two games speak for themselves. What do you reckon?

                                    1. Eytexi
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      10 days, 15 hours ago

                                      Not a bad idea - who are your other forwards?

                                      1. QuintonFortune25
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 2 Years
                                        10 days, 15 hours ago

                                        Aguero and Jimenez. I fancy Deeney this week, but got other fires to put out such as Brighton and Leicester defenders!

                                        1. Eytexi
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          10 days, 15 hours ago

                                          You're good to keep vardy for sure.

                                    2. No Mo Salah
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      10 days, 15 hours ago

                                      same here keeping vardy

                                      1. Warby84
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 3 Years
                                        10 days, 15 hours ago

                                        Keeping Maddison for WH

                                    3. Hazz
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      10 days, 15 hours ago

                                      That's a very decent idea. Never crossed my mind.

                                  • Inazuma X1
                                    • 1 Year
                                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                                    Valery should be okay right?

                                    1. Hazz
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      10 days, 15 hours ago

                                      Most people think yes.

                                  • Jacky boy
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                                    If I want salah for gw36 I should do alisson --> ederson this week as I have 3x liverpool defence. And this dgw ederson has higher chance to pay off the move.
                                    And I'm worried about salah's gametime as they have too many games + barcelona near that time.
                                    Confused. Don't know whether should I plan to bring in salah or not

                                    1. QuintonFortune25
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      10 days, 15 hours ago

                                      Yeah it's not the worst idea, even if Man City dont keep any clean sheets in GW35 you'll at least have 4 points, or 2 points less than what Alisson will get at best. Wait to see on Ederson though, I saw on social media he was laid in bed with a leg brace or something, so just check up on that.

                                      1. Jacky boy
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 2 Years
                                        10 days, 15 hours ago

                                        Thanks. Of course I will wait till after UCL matches.

                                  • My heart goes Salalalalah
                                    • 2 Years
                                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                                    Fun Fact #232
                                    The last time that Tiger won the Masters, Prince Charles got engaged to Camilla

                                  • F_Ivanovic
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                                    A mate of mine who takes the game seriously but isn't that good (and WC earlier on) had Pogba, Fraser and Wilson. Oh, they also had Redmond first on the bench. Unreal.

                                  • NATSTER
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 8 Years
                                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                                    Why was Doherty subbed early yesterday? Just saw the report that he got subbed out at 59'.

                                    1. Hazz
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      10 days, 15 hours ago

                                      Tactical. May have wanted Traprw's pace (ironic) or to protect Doherty for the DGW.

                                      1. Hazz
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 1 Year
                                        10 days, 15 hours ago

                                        Traore *

                                        1. NATSTER
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 8 Years
                                          10 days, 15 hours ago

                                          Protect for DGW.. Haha.. I like it.

                                  • Warby84
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                                    Bye Bye Richarlison.. It’s about time..

                                  • Wild Rover
                                    • 8 Years
                                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                                    People moaning about bringing in Ryan and Duffy on WC should spare a thought for us poor souls who took hits to get them 😀

                                    1. Amey
                                        10 days, 15 hours ago

                                        😀

                                    2. Hazz
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      10 days, 15 hours ago

                                      With the obvious caveat of fixtures still to play, which of theses moves looks better?

                                      Lloris / Foster
                                      Robertson / Laporte / Duffy / Dunk / Valery
                                      Salah / Eriksen / Son / Jota / Hojberg
                                      Aguero / Vardy / Jimenez

                                      A) Vardy > Deeney
                                      B) Vardy/Duffy > Firmino/Cathcart (-4)
                                      C) Duffy/Dunk > Kola + Kiko/Yoshida (-4)

                                      I'm aiming for double LIV attack for either GW35 or GW36, latter more likely, but undecided on Mané / Firmino.

                                      1. Jacky boy
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 2 Years
                                        10 days, 15 hours ago

                                        If cathcart is nailed B

                                    3. Warby84
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 3 Years
                                      10 days, 15 hours ago

                                      Exciting Bench Boost

                                      Patricio
                                      Bednarek Duffy Trippier
                                      Maddison Eriksen Deulofeu Jota
                                      Aguero (C) Jiminez Lacazette

                                      Boruc Salah Robertson Trent

                                      Need to get rid of Rich —-> Deulofeu if fit, if not may go Redmond or even Doucoure...

                                      1. kalmoffit
                                        • 5 Years
                                        10 days, 15 hours ago

                                        Liverpool defenders to play, junk where it belongs