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. sovietrockettes
      10 days, 15 hours ago

      Ok, so I’m stuck with Kane and need to sort it out for GW35.....

      A) Kane>Auba, Bilva>Eriksen
      B) Kane>Jimenez, Bilva>Salah

      I already have Lacazette and Aguero. Thanks!

      1. RFCSPACE
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 15 hours ago

        B, especially if you don't have Mané. Unsure on Auba

        1. sovietrockettes
            10 days, 15 hours ago

            Thanks, I do have Mane already....but I suppose a Mane/Salah double up is better then a Laca/Auba double up )))))

        2. Amey
            10 days, 15 hours ago

            B

          • bigbudgie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            10 days, 15 hours ago

            Kane > Firmino Bilva > ? Mane/Eriksen/Son

            1. sovietrockettes
                10 days, 15 hours ago

                Already have Mane and Son, would you rather have Firmino over Jimenez though?

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

            Never captain a defender they said. Well said

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

              Ryan Lloris
              Duffy TAA Doherty Valery Laporte
              Eriksen Son Mane Redmond Doucoure
              Aguero Vardy Jiminez

              Vardy > Firmino for free? Or save? Or something else?

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

                whoops - but yes, never captain a defender, unless they have a DGW and cracking pair of home fixtur....oh

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

                Seems good but wait after CL matches

          • Football Manager 2
              10 days, 15 hours ago

              I think Mahrez or Bilva will start up front with Jesus and Sane. Foden, Kev and Fern in midfield

              Fancy mendy to play too.

              Then again who knows!

              1. Bring the Cavalry
                • 2 Years
                10 days, 15 hours ago

                No chance imo. Crystal Palace away is not an easy fixture

                1. Football Manager 2
                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                    Palace home is arguably harder then away this season.

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

                  Bye Title then city!!

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

                  Nah

                  Aguero came off against Spurs in the CL after 70 mins, first game back after his "knock". I have no doubt he'll start

                4. Son of a Gunn
                  • 4 Years
                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                  City lost the last time they met in league. Surely aguero start. I hope...

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

                Ryan Lloris
                Duffy TAA Doherty Valery Laporte
                Eriksen Son Mane Redmond Doucoure
                Aguero Vardy Jiminez

                Vardy > Firmino for free? Or save? Or something else?

              3. Bring the Cavalry
                • 2 Years
                10 days, 15 hours ago

                Doherty sub yesterday just tactical? Still good for the DGW?

                1. Amey
                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                    I'm going to ignore that tbh.
                    Using FT on a Defender is not enticing move atm.
                    Will take any point coming from him

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

                      Hey Amey how did you get on ?

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

                        Still hopeful for Brighton to do well against Cardiff
                        Really pleased I kept pogba 🙂

                        1. Amey
                            10 days, 15 hours ago

                            Good for you mate 🙂
                            I have no expectations from duffy tbh. Anything will be bonus

                        2. Amey
                            10 days, 15 hours ago

                            21 points with Taa Robbo Bobby Kun Raz to go.
                            Son © for me 🙂

                            What about you buddy ??

                            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                              • 4 Years
                              10 days, 14 hours ago

                              28 points with vvd salah laporte aguero dunk Ryan and Murray (c)

                              1. Amey
                                  10 days, 14 hours ago

                                  😮
                                  Great
                                  I forgotten about Duffy 😀
                                  Thank you for reminding me that i own him

                          • Son of a Gunn
                            • 4 Years
                            10 days, 14 hours ago

                            Same here. Have other priorities

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

                          I realised that if I want to lose a Brighton defender(yes please) it has to be for Wolves def.
                          Am leaving it

                          1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                            • 3 Years
                            10 days, 14 hours ago

                            Watford?

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

                        Casuals laughing in our faces. Will be writing to FPL shortly to ask them to ban them next season.

                        If you’re not going to take the game seriously, you don’t deserve to play.

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

                          worse than that, they're not even laughing at us because they have never heard we exist, have no idea about this site, or any of the FF podcasts, or how much time *some* people put into building their teams, studying fixtures and stats, planning transfers...

                          1. Amey
                              10 days, 15 hours ago

                              😀

                            • Jafooli
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              10 days, 15 hours ago

                              Probably haven’t even checked their scores, even though 30k of them have overtaken me so far this GW, just by being lazy and not giving a damn.....

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

                            It's not fair. The FA need to level the playing field! Had enough

                            1. Jafooli
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              10 days, 15 hours ago

                              Agreed. Will suggest to FPL that players that don’t plan chip use and/or don’t make a transfer in a given GW, get half points for their players.

                              Good start point?

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

                                Good start. Moreover, everyone has to have this site as their homepage.

                              2. Jamizz
                                  10 days, 14 hours ago

                                  What if I decide to safe my FT?

                                  1. Jafooli
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 7 Years
                                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                                    Half points.

                                    1. Jamizz
                                        10 days, 14 hours ago

                                        But in fairness to ghost players, most of us who deployed the WC did that in preparation for DGW35. The WC template was way too differential. Almost all managers on FFS lost Pogba on WC. He amazingly still has over 35% ownership, what then do you expect ?

                                  2. Lazaretti
                                    • 1 Year
                                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                                    Trigger point should be if you waste your FT in any week. After wasted transfer your weekly points should be reduced

                              3. Amey
                                  10 days, 15 hours ago

                                  😛

                                  1. Jafooli
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 7 Years
                                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                                    😉

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

                                  Too much money in grassroots football?

                                  1. Jafooli
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 7 Years
                                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                                    Serious FPL players should be given an extra 10m at GW20.

                                • TRASH BOAT
                                  • 5 Years
                                  10 days, 14 hours ago

                                  Even casuals don’t captain Duffy

                                  1. Jafooli
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 7 Years
                                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                                    Yeah, because they forgot to check their team/change their captain, and as a result get heavily rewarded.

                                    How is that fair?

                                    1. TRASH BOAT
                                      • 5 Years
                                      10 days, 14 hours ago

                                      They lose the long game

                                      1. Jafooli
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 7 Years
                                        10 days, 14 hours ago

                                        Not the 2.5m ahead of me 😀

                                        1. TRASH BOAT
                                          • 5 Years
                                          10 days, 14 hours ago

                                          Lol

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

                                  Yep. As a case in point a team “run” by my nephews, aged 4 and 6, currently on 1500 points overall, are on 46pts from 5 this GW! They have Redmond, Cairney (yep) and Pogba in mid!

                                  However they have Alisson Captain and have Kun on the bench. Gotta laugh!

                                  1. Jafooli
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 7 Years
                                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                                    😆

                                    Being beaten by 4 & 6 year olds in a game , we spend hours on and they probably use pin the tail on the donkey method.

                                    Mind you, in that case they would’ve got Ryan, Duffy, Dunk & Doherty

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

                                      Their team for GW34 was:

                                      Alisson (C)
                                      Robbo, AWB, Smith
                                      Pogba, Cairney, Redmond, Rich, Shaqiri
                                      Giroud, Auba
                                      (Etheridge) (Doherty, Kun, Zabaleta)

                                      Literally a mess

                                • CarelessGenius©
                                  • 7 Years
                                  10 days, 14 hours ago

                                  Casuals beating you huh?
                                  Doesn't that make you really poor at this game?
                                  Maybe you don't deserve to play.....
                                  sour, sour grapes....

                                  1. Jafooli
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 7 Years
                                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                                    😮

                              4. Wolves Ay We
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                10 days, 15 hours ago

                                Who started this idea that casuals were the winners? Unless you can back this up with figures, forget it. Even if it's true, being casuals it won't help their lowly ranks any way, let them bask in the sunshine of their success.

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

                                  It's not casuals who won. Do cauals plan for bgw 31 and 33 to have fraser and wilson?

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

                                  My bro who "doesn't care" had Fraser, Pogba & Anderson this week 😉

                                  Just kidding. Those guys were always good picks at one point. He just hadn't made transfers.

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

                                  Filthy casual post

                                  1. Jafooli
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 7 Years
                                    10 days, 15 hours ago

                                    😆

                                    Burn the witch.....

                                4. Wolves Ay We
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  10 days, 14 hours ago

                                  I bought my players for GW35, not this week. I always knew the SGW players could do well and that's why you won't see me complaining.

                                  1. Jafooli
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 7 Years
                                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                                    😯

                              5. Wetdream
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                10 days, 14 hours ago

                                Lots of this Captain Hindsight rubbish !
                                What if you thought something was a rubbish idea before the event ? Does this make you a captain Foresight ?? 🙂

                                1. Jafooli
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 7 Years
                                  10 days, 14 hours ago

                                  *Captain Foreskin

                              6. THFC4LIFE
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                10 days, 14 hours ago

                                Duffy to be sold by the masses and then score 3 goals next week.....

                                1. Jafooli
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 7 Years
                                  10 days, 14 hours ago

                                  From the bench? Will be impressed.

                                  Supposedly he was at fault for at least three of the Bournemouth goals and blowing out his hoop around 50mins 😆

                                  1. Son of a Gunn
                                    • 4 Years
                                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                                    This is what I'm afraid of... He made too much mistakes. Hope CH still start him so he can do his brace.

                                    1. Mysterion
                                      • 1 Year
                                      10 days, 14 hours ago

                                      This, desperately need that brace of appearance points...

                                      1. Jafooli
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 7 Years
                                        10 days, 14 hours ago

                                        Right now, I’d take a point over the next three games. Just so it’s not zero.

                                        1. Amey
                                            10 days, 14 hours ago

                                            Same
                                            Not interested to use FT for them

                                    2. savory
                                      • 7 Years
                                      10 days, 14 hours ago

                                      He was too forward trying to get his captain goal for his fans

                                  2. Super Saints
                                    • 2 Years
                                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                                    He was awful, will probably get more points if he's dropped!

                                2. Jafooli
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 7 Years
                                  10 days, 14 hours ago

                                  No 1 OR, WC’d and kept SGW’ers Wilson & Fraser 😮

                                  But benched Fraser 😯 - casual player summed up nicely

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

                                    Imagine if Deeney is completely rested against Arsenal.

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

                                    But wait they haven't used their chips yet. We will all catch up!

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

                                      We* haven't

                                3. Hart-ake
                                  • 1 Year
                                  10 days, 14 hours ago

                                  Who is the Watford defender to get for next week? Who is most likely to play the 2 games? All seem at risk of rotation...

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

                                    Fosta

                                    1. Hart-ake
                                      • 1 Year
                                      10 days, 14 hours ago

                                      Already got- looking for a defender to double up.

                                  2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                                    • 3 Years
                                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                                    Probably Cathcart. But if one of Holebas or Masina sounds good to play both - that might work. Kiko would be good - but Janmaat will play one I'd guess.

                                    1. Hart-ake
                                      • 1 Year
                                      10 days, 14 hours ago

                                      I noticed Cathcart missed some games recently though- was he injured?

                                  3. Hakim Ziyech
                                      10 days, 14 hours ago

                                      Foster

                                  4. balint84
                                    • 3 Years
                                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                                    I have these non-double players:
                                    Boruc - D.Luiz-Yedlin-AWB - Salah-Fraser-Hazard - Vardy-Grant

                                    maximum 2 players I would drop. Which 2? Watford players I need I guess.

                                  5. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                                    • 3 Years
                                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                                    Is there anyone actually selling Duffy this week, or keeping for 35 to save a ft?
                                    I'd like a Watford defender but that's probably another trap of some sort.

                                    1. balint84
                                      • 3 Years
                                      10 days, 14 hours ago

                                      Brighton can get a cleansheet in gw36 against Newcastle

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

                                        Rondonaldo won't stand for that.

                                  6. Jumpingjalapeno
                                    • 3 Years
                                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                                    I was doing great 5 weeks ago, encroaching the top 20k just going on my own hunch and research then I started looking at websites, listening to other ideas and am in free fall. I had wilson in my original team but all this beach talk made me remove him for 'close to essential' Vardy. I've had a mare of a WC went from

                                    Mane, sterling, ageuro, wilson > jota, kdb, kaku, vardy

                                    in the last 3 mins season destroying lol

                                    1. Becks
                                      • 1 Year
                                      10 days, 14 hours ago

                                      Don't think anyone on this site suggested Kaku and KDB over Sterling Aguero

                                  7. balint84
                                    • 3 Years
                                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                                    Next week Doucouré + Agüero are the best pair or better have Watford defender/keeper? or rather Spurs defender?

                                  8. Hakim Ziyech
                                      10 days, 14 hours ago

                                      Bournemouth are a very annoying team tbh. Ran riot when they shouldn't have. Heck!

                                      1. Amey
                                          10 days, 14 hours ago

                                          They showed up because they were on the beach near Brighton 😛

                                          1. Hakim Ziyech
                                              10 days, 14 hours ago

                                              Lol. I sold Fraser for Sigurdsson and kept Wilson on the bench. I don't just understand how they will blank against Burnley at home then spank Brighton.

                                              1. balint84
                                                • 3 Years
                                                10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                they did the same in the whole season. lol

                                                1. Hakim Ziyech
                                                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                    True tho. I remember when I sold Wilson just before the Watford away game. Something is wrong with me and Bournemouth.

                                                2. Amey
                                                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                    Ha ha
                                                    I sold Fraser Wilson on WC

                                                    1. Hakim Ziyech
                                                        10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                        Lol

                                                3. Becks
                                                  • 1 Year
                                                  10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                  They are usually on the beach after reaching 40 points, they were on 38 before yesterday.

                                                  1. Hakim Ziyech
                                                      10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                      Lol. I expect them to be away from the beach next gw but that's what I said when they faced Burnley. Unpredictable team

                                                4. tburgess12
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                  Can I ask why on earth I would want to use my bench boost next week? I understand its a double gameweek but effectively two of my bench players are Brighton players with horrendous fixtures! I'm leaning towards using TC on probably Jimenez next week and BB the following week when all my players have good fixtures.

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

                                                    Why did you out two Brighton players with horrendous fixtures in your team if you were considering BB in the first place?

                                                  2. Hart-ake
                                                    • 1 Year
                                                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                    It's a fair point. Although transferring out a Brighton defender helps things somewhat....

                                                    1. Limbo
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 8 Years
                                                      10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                      Yeah. Was (still is) my plan.

                                                      1. Hart-ake
                                                        • 1 Year
                                                        10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                        Same. I'm just struggling on the 'to who' part.

                                                  3. Limbo
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 8 Years
                                                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                    Until yesterday Brighton looked OK. duffy for the DGW with Foster / Ryan wasn't too bad tactically as it ends the season nicely. But. Bournemouth.

                                                  4. Business Cat
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 4 Years
                                                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                    Why not use the FT to transfer one out ahead of DGW35?

                                                    I'm probably doing Ryan to Alex Gunn personally

                                                  5. RFCSPACE
                                                    • 3 Years
                                                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                    Looking at tripling Jiminez too. Could be golden.

                                                  6. Jamizz
                                                      10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                      Am actually considering deploying it in GW38 but who to start between Hugo and Forster is a dilemma. Though I have only dunk from BHA, Valery is a doubt. JWP is the other player on my bench

                                                      1. Jamizz
                                                          10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                          *Duffy I mean

                                                      2. balint84
                                                        • 3 Years
                                                        10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                        Is Jimenez playing for something?
                                                        Got a new contract and the team are on a safe place on table

                                                      3. OldBenKenobi
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 2 Years
                                                        10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                        Can’t you transfer one of them out?

                                                        1. tburgess12
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                          Suppose it might be different for people on Wildcards. I used mine in GW23 so I currently have two other fires I need to put out so unless I take a -8 or -12 I can't reallt justify transferring either out. I'm thinking taking a different approach to everyone else is the way to go at this point.

                                                      4. PEP_TALK
                                                        • 1 Year
                                                        10 days, 13 hours ago

                                                        This is exactly what I'm thinking this morning ... no shame in admitting we got it wrong with the Brighton defensive double in 34 and realising it could now be a bad idea for BB in 35. Better to to change direction now rather than just carry on regardless and waste the BB as well. The BB is about maximising the points on the bench and if those players are rubbish (or injured) then it might be better to delay and use it when we have time to fix the problems with better players (admittedly in a single GW). I am looking at having Foster, Dunk (not good), Valery (yellow flagged) and Deulofeu (still to be seen if he is inj or not) and think I can do better later in the season. Maybe GW38.

                                                        1. F_Ivanovic
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • 3 Years
                                                          10 days, 13 hours ago

                                                          Bench boost will still be fine next week and has a higher probability of any other week than paying off - it's just it's won't be as good as it could have been because of having double brighton defence.

                                                    • Becks
                                                      • 1 Year
                                                      10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                      What price have Championship top scorers been in previous seasons after promotion? As a finn i'm hoping for Norwich promotion. I remember Gray being 6.0, i think he was top scorer too?

                                                      1. balint84
                                                        • 3 Years
                                                        10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                        I would grab Pukki too if Norwich starts against smaller teams

                                                        1. Becks
                                                          • 1 Year
                                                          10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                          Hope they have good fixtures.

                                                        2. Lazaretti
                                                          • 1 Year
                                                          10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                          Imo his price should be 5.5 or lower to get him into fpl team. And good fixtures too

                                                      2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                                                        • 3 Years
                                                        10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                        Mitrovic was 6.5. But the Finnish guy I'd guess at 6.0. Often you can pick them up for 5.5, but after the Jimenez season they might not be so kind.

                                                        1. Becks
                                                          • 1 Year
                                                          10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                          I think you have to have history of playing in the prem (or other top league) to get the 6.5 price tag. My guess is 6.0 too.

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

                                                        6 million usually the price unless they have prior league history. This season it was Vydra @ 6 but hasn't broken into the Burnley side.

                                                        1. Becks
                                                          • 1 Year
                                                          10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                          Expecting 6.0 myself.

                                                    • Jamizz
                                                        10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                        Have #FPL managers thought of what a LIV draw and a CITY loss in one of their DGW35 matches mean for the rest of the season? #FplHeaven

                                                        1. Mysterion
                                                          • 1 Year
                                                          10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                          #what #would #it #mean #?

                                                          1. Hakim Ziyech
                                                              10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                              Hehehe

                                                            • RFCSPACE
                                                              • 3 Years
                                                              10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                              #lol

                                                            • Amey
                                                                10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                😀

                                                              • Jamizz
                                                                  10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                  #lmao. They will be on the same point and the title would from that point be decided by GD with 3 matches to play.

                                                            • boc610
                                                              • 7 Years
                                                              10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                              Pool fans with city assets should be hoping for twos across the board and a palace win, i have laporte and kun and would happily take an own goal and a missed pen.but I know many of you wont be..which is nuts and means you should stop playing this game right now because something has gone very wrong.

                                                              1. Marvin of the D'Urberv…
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                • 2 Years
                                                                10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                Can't I hope for a Sterling goal in a City defeat?

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

                                                                Liverpool fans want Man City to lose in prediction SHOCKER.

                                                                1. boc610
                                                                  • 7 Years
                                                                  10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                  Im saying there are pool fans on here who would rather win their mini leagues over pool winning the league.

                                                                  1. Marvin of the D'Urberv…
                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                    • 2 Years
                                                                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                    What you're describing are not Liverpool fans.

                                                                    1. OldBenKenobi
                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                      • 2 Years
                                                                      10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                      Exactly

                                                                    2. boc610
                                                                      • 7 Years
                                                                      10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                      But the thing is they are. What im.describing is when FPL takes over and warps your brain.

                                                                      1. Marvin of the D'Urberv…
                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                        • 2 Years
                                                                        10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                        They're not. Sorry to be argumentative but they simply aren't.

                                                                        1. OldBenKenobi
                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                          • 2 Years
                                                                          10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                          No “Fan” would prefer FPL victory over the actual league. Plain and simple

                                                                          1. Marvin of the D'Urberv…
                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                            • 2 Years
                                                                            10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                            Damn right.

                                                                          2. boc610
                                                                            • 7 Years
                                                                            10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                            You've been on this site, you know how it gets..are you saying FPL cant become an obsession to a point where one trumps the other? I get what your saying, they arent 'real 'fans by virtue of that but FPL has a massive hold on people. I wouldnt go and say right they arent pool fans . Dont know if it's that simple.

                                                                  2. OldBenKenobi
                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                    • 2 Years
                                                                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                    Then they aren’t Liverpool fans really

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

                                                                The two are mutually exclusive.

                                                              4. Amsterhammer
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                • 3 Years
                                                                10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                I'm hoping for a reenactment of the Gerrard slip by someone in a red shirt. But I'm a west ham fan and we don't have much else except the misery of others.

                                                                1. Big_Andy_GAWA
                                                                  • 7 Years
                                                                  10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                  Silva to miss out completely and Ederson with two penalty saves and Palace to score from the rebounds in a 2-0 Palace win. 'Mon the Pool...!!!

                                                            • manu4life99
                                                              • 9 Years
                                                              10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                              Best 6.8m mid for dgw35?

                                                              1. OldBenKenobi
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                • 2 Years
                                                                10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                L.Moura?

                                                                1. balint84
                                                                  • 3 Years
                                                                  10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                  If Spurs beat City in CL would consider Moura in PL. Otherway Son should start.

                                                              2. sovietrockettes
                                                                  10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                  Lucas Moura or Jota, difficult choice

                                                                • dunas_dog
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  • 3 Years
                                                                  10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                  Possibly Jota as Moura probably more likely to be on bench for one of games

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

                                                                  Redmond perhaps

                                                              3. OldBenKenobi
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                • 2 Years
                                                                10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                Duffy > Kola?

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

                                                                What was required to enter the "Elite64" ML? For example, why are Lester & Ville not in there?

                                                              5. balint84
                                                                • 3 Years
                                                                10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                Palace - City 0:3
                                                                if Delph gets a red card, then 0:2

                                                              6. manu4life99
                                                                • 9 Years
                                                                10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                Dgw35:

                                                                A) Jiminez / Jota
                                                                B) Laca / Hojberg

                                                                1. Hakim Ziyech
                                                                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                    A

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

                                                                  % chance that Sterling is benched?

                                                                  1. Burger
                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                    • 3 Years
                                                                    10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                    87%

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

                                                                      Dang and Aguero?

                                                                      1. Burger
                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                        • 3 Years
                                                                        10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                        87%

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

                                                                          What is your fascination with 87?

                                                                  2. sovietrockettes
                                                                      10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                      33.3333

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

                                                                        Played full 90 vs Spurs and now has 3 matches in a week eh. Dang, I'm worried...

                                                                    • Hakim Ziyech
                                                                        10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                        199%

                                                                        1. Hakim Ziyech
                                                                            10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                            *100%

                                                                      • Burger
                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                        • 3 Years
                                                                        10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                        How long have we got until the pain begins again?

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

                                                                          105mins.

                                                                          1. Burger
                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                            • 3 Years
                                                                            10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                            Lovely, best get my lunch in so I have something to chuck up later 😀

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

                                                                              ewww

                                                                      • XABI 15
                                                                        • 3 Years
                                                                        10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                        Due to no chips I had to keep Wilson. I then stupidly benched him for H Barnes...

                                                                        Worst move in my FPL history..

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

                                                                          Sad that, Wilson has a good record away at BHA.

                                                                          1. XABI 15
                                                                            • 3 Years
                                                                            10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                            somehow been able to haul myself from 300k end of Jan to 18k before this gameweek and even up to 14.5k as of right now. (pogba haul) but that wilson move has cost me top 10k

                                                                        2. OldBenKenobi
                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                          • 2 Years
                                                                          10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                          Ouch. Sorry to hear that

                                                                        3. Eat my goal!
                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                          10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                          Snap - only an injury or sickness gets him in my team

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

                                                                        Would you get Deeney or Deleufeo for GW35?

                                                                        1. OldBenKenobi
                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                          • 2 Years
                                                                          10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                          Deeney for me

                                                                        2. XABI 15
                                                                          • 3 Years
                                                                          10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                          Deeney

                                                                        3. XABI 15
                                                                          • 3 Years
                                                                          10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                          last couple weeks showing value in having players who take pens

                                                                        4. dunas_dog
                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                          • 3 Years
                                                                          10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                          Deeney

                                                                        5. Amey
                                                                            10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                            Deulofeu

                                                                        6. OptimusBlack
                                                                          • 5 Years
                                                                          10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                          Wilson on bench any change for Laca or Mane not playing ?

                                                                          1. Hakim Ziyech
                                                                              10 days, 14 hours ago

                                                                              I am sorry but I don't see Wilson stepping out of your bench. Laca might not start but he will likeky play