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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′).

922 Comments Post a Comment
  1. La Roja
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Is this worth -8?

    Vardy Camarasa AshleyBarnes ➡ Moura Deeney Jimenez

    1. Eat my goal!
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Probably

    2. J - Gimme your Mané …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      I’d do it

    3. BigRedDog
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Yes. Nice moves

    4. balint84
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Moura will start 1x, Deeney is also rather starts 1x, Jimenez is not fighting for anything

      1. La Roja
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Well Deeney ain’t fighting for PL either With that logic

        1. balint84
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Llorente against Brighton can be a better choice

          1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Injured

    5. XABI 15
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      I like those moves. Id maybe consider Jota instead of Moura, Wolves are excellent at home and have Fulham in 37 too

    6. NATSTER
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Umm.. Who is the 3rd forward ?

      Btw, I like those coming in.

    7. Hakim Ziyech
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Maybe just Barnes to Jimenez and bench Camarasa

  2. BigRedDog
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Is camarasa to hojbjerg worth a FT? Playing BB

    1. OldBenKenobi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      What can you stretch to budget wise?

      1. BigRedDog
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 3 days ago

        4.7

        1. OldBenKenobi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Not many options around that price. Højbjerg is your best bet around that price who also has a DGW but maybe Cairny for Fulham? Only has single GW but decent fixtures. I’d wait though in case you have other moves you may need to make.

    2. Pukki Party
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      No

  3. Bielsa's Binoculars
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    They should definitely introduce a ‘confirm your team’ button which you click every week even if you make no transfer.

    If you forget to click it 3 weeks in a row you get a points penalty

    1. BigRedDog
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      LooooooL

    2. Marvin OBE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      If you're getting beaten by ghost ships it's because you suck. It's nobody else's fault.

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        He's the latest reinvention of Neeny G. Explains a lot 😉

        1. Bielsa's Binoculars
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          I’m doing ok this season tbf

        2. Dare Do The Punt
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          What’s wrong with NeenyG?

  4. OldBenKenobi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Considering this for a -4 and using BB

    Ryan + Duffy > Gunn + Kola

    Yay or Nay?

    1. Eat my goal!
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Not sure kola pays off, considering him myself but it’s the 1/2 time subs

    2. *sigh*
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Not sure it’s worth it considering there both defensive moves and Brighton also play twice.

  5. JohnRoss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Somebody please tell me everything will be okay...

    1. Eat my goal!
      3 months, 3 days ago

      What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, although people who have been through real trauma seem to be a shadow of their former selves!!!

    2. J - Gimme your Mané …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Everything will be OK.

    3. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      🙂

    4. Trilly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Do you want me to lie to you?

  6. Sons and Löwes
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Here is the definitive list of high scoring players I seriously considered:

    Redmond
    Babel (bottled this one big time)
    Wilson
    Fraser

    Here is a list of the bullets I dodged:

    King (nothing in a 5-0, really?!)

    1. BigRedDog
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Me too but even MoRe so I was even MorE unluckier than You!!!1

      1. Sons and Löwes
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Not quite sure what you were going for with this.

      2. Erdogan
        3 months, 3 days ago

        #metoo

  7. XABI 15
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Couple qu, and thoughts would be much appreciated.

    1.For next week and also for rest of season would you rather have Deeney or Jota?
    2. Would you play Guaita or do Etheridge to Foster for a hit?

    1. balint84
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Deeney

    2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Jota
      Etheridge to Gunn for a hit is what I did. Had Boruc for about 6 GWs now, and keeping him

  8. gooberman
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    I'm still in a state of shock after yesterday and can't even bring myself to look at any FF sites. It really could not have gone any worse. Brighton losing 0-5 in the only week I have Brighton defenders including 1 as captain is obscene. To add salt to the wound,it was all the Bournemouth players that did nothing for me in the blank weeks that inflicted the damage. You really couldn't write it. Pogba was in my team right until the deadline when I took him out.

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Quite a skill to make a post on a site you are not looking at.

      1. Mysterion
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Accidental post from pocket like Lescott....

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Same here buddy. Bournemouth really got me pissed off yesterday

    3. fr3ddy
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      It's a sh*t show really. Having Bournemouth players at this point is a crime, and Pogba scores 15 points in one of his worst performances of the season...

      Many in the same boat if that makes you feel any better.

  9. fr3ddy
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 3 days ago

    I guess a lot of us will play Brighton defenders on BB against (wol, tot)...

    1-2 points at best?

    1. Amey
      3 months, 3 days ago

      People saying that Duffy may be dropped.
      I may have to use FT to get him out.

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Lmao

      2. fr3ddy
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 3 days ago

        They are just scaremongering

        1. Amey
          3 months, 3 days ago

          😮
          Cheers mate

  10. pelle9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Best pick:

    A) Keep Vardy

    B) Sell for Deeney

    Only Watford player I have is Foster

    Thanks guys.

    1. XABI 15
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Get Deeney, if the money you bank will be put to good use in the following weeks

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      3 months, 3 days ago

      I have him also and I will keep

  11. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 3 days ago

    So WhatsApp and Facebook are down. You're my only friends now then.

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Is it?

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Facebook is acting weird. It's telling me to get started buy adding friends and showing no posts

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Oh interesting. Good thing I got assange defending my account then

      2. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 3 days ago

        They are for me and it's being reported on. Oh no, truman show.

        Dw ask yourself, oat milk again this morning, the cows are my friends too.

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Hahaha fantastic news our friends are very thankful

      3. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Is that the case?! I was wondering about FB...!!

    2. Amey
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Hello buddy 🙂

      1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Hey, Amey! Good luck today. Team firmino are go!

  12. BigRedDog
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 3 days ago

    I think over the years I have noticed that the 'on the beach' argument is nonsense

    1. Eat my goal!
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Indeed

    2. Sons and Löwes
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Think you're nonsense tbh

      1. BigRedDog
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Haaaahaha salt

        1. Sons and Löwes
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 3 days ago

          I'm right though aren't I?

    3. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Why would Bournemouth be on the beach vs Brighton. While it’s not a derby it’s still a rivalry.

  13. Team Cruel
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Which teams do we reckon are on the beach?

    1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Get a map out 😉

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Brighton and Bournemouth have nice beaches wouldn’t be surprised if the players visit on a day off

      1. Eat my goal!
        3 months, 3 days ago

        I wouldn’t say Brighton beach is nice but it’s a beach

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          🙁 I live here it is nice takes some getting used to

          1. Eat my goal!
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Mate, I’m Horsham. It’s alright but it’s not Bournemouth,
            Camber sands or west wittering is it?! I imagine it’s nice having the sea on your doorstep tho

            1. Ask Yourself
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Weather’s too shite 360 days of the year anyway

    3. OldBenKenobi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Volley ball ones

    4. Hakim Ziyech
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Everton

    5. Pukki Party
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Brighton and Bournemouth

    6. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Obviously whichever teams best explain my fails

    7. Kryten
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Probably Newcastle and wolves

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Wolves need to play for 7th now they put if cup

    8. tisza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Thought Bournemouth were last week. Dreadful.
      Mind you thought Brighton were decent against City.
      Funny old game

    9. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      None. Most of them get player performance bonuses which are linked to finishing position in the PL. Each place in the PL is worth an extra £2m to a club.

      Some factors to consider are:

      1) Are there any big matches coming up? If so, are there any players who will be protecting themselves to not get injured?

      2) Are there any big tournaments in the summer? If so, are there any players who will be protecting themselves to not get injured?

      3) Are there any teams who cannot finish at least 2 places better or worse than they are now?

      -----------------------------------------------------------------
      Huddersfield and Fulham are probably worth targeting against.

      Watford may underperform as we get nearer to the FA Cup final. But non-first choice players may overperform to state their case for the final.

      CL and EL teams may start to put their eggs in the Europe basket if they need to rely on it for CL places (not Liverpool and Man City)

  14. TheGambler
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Seeing some salty comments about people who blew their wildcard early or "dumb players" lucking out. I have to disagree 100% as someone who "blew" his WC early. I played it before 31 to set up long-term till the end of the season and I've had a nice rise since then. Also, Bournemouth has good fixtures for the most part till the end of the season.

    I'm sorry, but if you tripled up on Brighton because you read a few articles or something, I have no idea what to say. Triple up on City. Triple up on Liverpool. Triple up on Spurs. Heck, triple up on Wolves or Bournemouth or Leicester. Brighton? You deserve the result that happened.

    I thought the template of GW32 FH, GW34WC, GW35BB was questionable. For starters, I think GW 38 is going to be the time to play your FH. The way the season is playing out, and the potential fixtures means this could be an absolute barn burner. I'm doing okay (Top 12k) but I'm nothing special, but it seemed like there was way too much group-think going around, especially this GW. I understand a Duffy or whoever, but tripling up? Captaining? Save it for the big guns. Sometimes it pays to be boring.

    1. Team Cruel
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      What a casual.

    2. Pukki Party
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      This, i tripled up on Cardiff and only double-up on Brighton.

    3. Sons and Löwes
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Captain hindsight over here.
      Where would a triple up on Wolves and Bournemouth got you recently? Yesterday's result notwithstanding.

    4. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Bet your history is poor and your team isn’t linked

        1. Annie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Checks out

    5. Mysterion
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Pays to be boring 😮 username does not check out

      1. TheGambler
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Touche Mysterion. Touche.

    6. Trilly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Partially agree. Logical or not, my heart was never ever going to allow me to captain a Brighton defender. Never.

      1. Trilly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Still doubled up on them though, Bournemouth scoring more than one goal away from home for the first time in like 20 weeks? Harsh to hindsight all over people who captained Duffy.

        1. TheGambler
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          I can see doubling up with say, Ryan. With GKs you might still get save points or a penalty save or something. Lots of ways to have it be worth it.

    7. Marvin OBE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Have to agree. Captaining a defender from a relegation candidate has never and will never be a good idea.

    8. RoysCallerAnne
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      I tripled up Bri defence because it was an opportunity that doesn't present itself very often and the very thought of it working out was exciting and I play the game for excitement.

      Your post smacks of hindsight 20/20 vision but that's ok, you got it correct this time so well done

      I do agree an earlier WC can work very well and ignoring group think is difficult, so well done on that too.

    9. Eat my goal!
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Of course if Duffy scores and keeps a cs vs Cardiff will you retract you comments?

      1. TheGambler
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Hey, I brought on Duffy for a -4 hit as coverage. I may have done well, but I'm not crazy.But tripling up on Brighton and captaining? It was Brighton...

        1. Eat my goal!
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Two was enough for me and I certainly didn’t cap, nor was I on a WC but I think the chip strategy made sense for those who had the patience

    10. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Not surprising to see this from someone who had his best gameweek of the season this week.

    11. Sons and Löwes
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      You got greedy here. You've beaten a lot of people by not going heavy on Brighton or Cardiff players which is fine, well done, and you've rubbed that in.
      Then here's the greedy part, everybody else's group think strategy is wrong but yours. You knew it wasn't gonna work and this and gw38 will be your vindication. Please. You're just as reliant on luck as the rest of us.

  15. kalmoffit
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    City Team News: Thirty minutes left for your guesses.

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Sterling benched imo

    2. Kryten
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Jesus sane and sterling up top

      1. fr3ddy
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 3 days ago

        That wouldn't make sense, so you're probably right

    3. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Laporte Bilva Sterling pls pep

    4. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Jesus, Mahrez, Bernardo front 3 & KDB bench would be funny

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Dilva omitted from the squad as Pep feeling obliged to give me Frazer points...

        1. MTPockets
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          oh well

    5. Eat my goal!
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Aguero and sterling benched - pep taking advantage of a weakened palace defence

    6. Mysterion
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Tears everywhere induced by the follicly challenged fraud

    7. Pras United
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Sterling Kun and Sane will start

    8. Numb
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Sterling and Aguero rested but still a very strong starting line up.

  16. Dare Do The Punt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Are FFS planning to bring out an iPhone app at some point?

    Would be awesome 🙂

    1. Numb
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      There is a mobile site which is pretty much the same thing

      1. Dare Do The Punt
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        True

        1. HIT ME!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          The website is better than the app anyways

  17. QuintonFortune25
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Which Championship players do you have your eye on for next season?

    I'm hoping Pukki will be £6.5m or under, could be a great third striker.

    I also like Klitsch from Leeds if hes £4.5m.

    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Super Jamal Lewis and Ollie Norwood - two Northern Ireland players. 😎 🙂

    2. kalmoffit
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Pontius Jannsen

      1. QuintonFortune25
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Yeah he's got a goal or two in him. Are Leeds solid enough defensively though?

        1. kalmoffit
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          No. Next season's Fulham.

          1. QuintonFortune25
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Yeah exactly my thoughts. Sheffield United look good defensively though if they go up.

            1. Sterling Malory
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              As a fan, I can't see sufc being promoted.

              I think it will be Norwich, Leeds and Villa

    3. Sons and Löwes
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      If Leeds go up you mean. Most of us still hoping it won't happen. Klich it is too.
      Buendia and Aarons at Norwich

  18. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Here is my city lineup prediction. No source. No itk. But got a gut feeling: ederson in the squad, pep in the dugout.

    1. Dare Do The Punt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Powerful insight

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Next time don't captain Duffy

      1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Haha! I'm happy with my decision. Bournemouth always felt like the bonus game. With so many rotation questions it felt safest to go with someone with multiple games. Also wanted to cover all the double uppers but without having to keep any Brighton for next week.

    3. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Log off

      1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Interesting that.

        1. RFCSPACE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Very

    4. RoysCallerAnne
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      New depths

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        x

  19. JohnRoss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Hoping to break into double digits today.

    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      *That* bad, J.R., son?! 🙁

      1. JohnRoss
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Ryan 0
        Duffy 0
        Dunk 0
        Doc 0
        Tripp 0
        Rash 1
        Jimi 1
        Jota 2
        You know. The usual. Lol

        1. JohnRoss
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          And yes son the "highlight"

        2. Garlana
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Wow brutal but I also own most of those players ..terrible gw

        3. Eat my goal!
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Jeez

        4. diesel001
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Damn. I am happy though that Brighton flopped. Only got Duffy from them so hurt a lot of teams. I suspect I will be punished on Tuesday with a CS against Cardiff though.

  20. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Dear pep please me with a no-show from sterling

    1. Eat my goal!
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Nice GW I need Wilson to come on my pitch too

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      And Aguero

    3. Hakim Ziyech
      3 months, 3 days ago

      I hope Sterling plays the added time of 2nd half to stop any type of jammy points from the bench 🙂

  21. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Chances of TAA and Aguero no shows so I can get Fraser points off bench?

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      3 months, 3 days ago

      0% 🙂

      1. Marvin OBE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Minute chance for Trent. He's been hooked for Milner in couple of games recently to sure up defensively. But I'd be very surprised if he didn't start.

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Hopefully he gets 60 mins. Then subbed off afterwards, just before Chelsea wipe out Liverpool cs 🙂

          1. Marvin OBE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            As long as Liverpool win I'm down with that.

            1. Hakim Ziyech
              3 months, 3 days ago

              and Salah, Mané with attacking returns, that will be great

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Sounds like we have the same team!

                1. Hakim Ziyech
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  Lol. Well, I captained Vardy 🙂

          2. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Only if its Hazard

            1. Hakim Ziyech
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Yes 🙂

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        🙁

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          3 months, 3 days ago

          hehehehehe

    2. QuintonFortune25
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      I'm with you on that. Hoping TAA will be rested and Milner brought in to silence Hazard. But then the inevitable injury time cameo for TAA will happen wont it

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Probably, if TAA is no show I get Peltier as Fraser is 2nd on bench.
        I hate this game lol

    3. PÍE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      There's always a chance, but if you need both to not play a single minute, then it's very remote.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Yup! Suppose it will be OK if between the two they match or outscore Fraser

  22. Nightf0x
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Siggy vardy to:

    A) fraser - redmond
    B) wilson - deney - firmino - laca

  23. Garlana
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Please pep, play kun, sterling and kdb

    1. kalmoffit
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Has everyone taken captaincy off Duffy?

  24. MeatPieSausageRoll
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Could do with a Salah hattie today lmao

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      3 months, 3 days ago

      That will save my gw

      1. MeatPieSausageRoll
        3 months, 3 days ago

        I’ve got him lol

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Same but not as (c) regardless I want that haul also

          1. MeatPieSausageRoll
            3 months, 3 days ago

            I’ve got him (C) - if he gets the Hattie I’ll get loads of points and they’ll be doubled

            1. Old Schoolᴼˢ - Absinthe …
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              No sh1t Sherlock

            2. Hakim Ziyech
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Lol. I hope Hazard delivers also to reduce any chance of Salah baps 🙂

    2. Eat my goal!
      3 months, 3 days ago

      I’d take that with a couple of taa assists and a hazard consolation goal

      1. MeatPieSausageRoll
        3 months, 3 days ago

        I’ve got Hazard too. I hope he gets a hattie

    3. Demel
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Same here. That would be delightful and save my gameweek.

      1. MeatPieSausageRoll
        3 months, 3 days ago

        I’d get loads of points

  25. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Team sheets?

    1. Eat my goal!
      3 months, 3 days ago

      10 mins - patience

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Sterling benched will happen in this community soon

  26. Bubz
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Fully expecting Sterling and possibly Aguero to be benched, as an owner of both

    1. PÍE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      I think Sterling benching more likely than Aguero. (also own both)

    2. Demel
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      I hope Sterling starts and Aguero is benched. But we will see soon enough.

      1. Marvin OBE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        I hope there's been an outbreak of botulism in the team hotel and City forfeit the game.

      2. Hakim Ziyech
        3 months, 3 days ago

        I see the reverse statement happening

    3. Numb
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Unlikely to be risked surely

  27. Dare Do The Punt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Watch Pep Troll us the most unexpected troll of trolls:

    Jovetic—Bony—-Jesus Navas

    1. MeatPieSausageRoll
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Bony doesn’t even play for City anymore

      The state of this website these days...

      1. Dare Do The Punt
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Well let’s hope Jesus Navas and Jovetic has a chance turn 😀

  28. Demel
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Chelsea attack has been leaked.

    William- Ba - Hazard

    1. Demel
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Willian*

    2. Dannyb
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Ba? Lol

    3. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Geraaaaaarrrrrdddd

    4. Amey
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Who's slipping today then

  29. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    My guess is Sterling starts, Aguero benched.

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      I hope this 2

    2. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      I think the other way around. But then a late sub on for Sterling to replace Bernardo.

    3. Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 3 days ago

      I hope this (own Sterling), but think the opposite if I'm honest with myself.

  30. Dannyb
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Come on Pep, please dont fu%k me again this season.

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      He is actually on this site you know it has been proven

      1. Eytexi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 3 days ago

        If i was pep I'd genuinely be signed up just to drop the occasional nonsense comment for people to make inferences about.