Scout Notes

Contrasting auditions for Southampton and Wolves ahead of Double Gameweek

There were contrasting fortunes for Southampton and Wolves as the two sides auditioned for Double Gameweek 35.

In a 3-1 win, the Saints showcased a number of viable options for fixtures against Newcastle and Watford, while Wolves disappointed hugely.

We’ve run the rule over the assets available at these two clubs to help us fine-tune our squads for the next round of action.

Southampton 3-1 Wolves

Goals: Nathan Redmond x2 (£5.3m), Shane Long (£4.6m)

Assists: Josh Sims (£4.4m), Danny Ings (£5.4m), Maya Yoshida (£4.1m)

Nathan Redmond (£5.3m) looks set to be the Southampton midfielder of choice for Fantasy managers in Double Gameweek 35. After a run of seven games without a Premier League goal, he netted a brace in Saturday’s 3-1 win over Wolves. The former Norwich City midfielder has shown potential over recent weeks, and finally lived up to it in Double Gameweek 34.

Ironically, that came after Ralph Hasenhüttl deployed Redmond in a slightly deeper role than usual. He had been playing as a centre-forward, alongside either Danny Ings (£5.4m) or Shane Long (£4.6m) of late, but against Wolves, he was stationed just behind the former, playing in a central attacking midfield pair with Josh Sims (£4.4m). That setup helped Southampton apply pressure to Wolves from the front, a key element of their style of play under Hasenhüttl.

“We want to be a team who is pressing to win the ball early and immediately switching forward. We did this today in a good way, which was massive against this team.” – Ralph Hasenhüttl

Redmond finished the game with more goal attempts, more shots in the box and more on target than any other player on the pitch. Crucially, in the last four matches, he is top for all three of those statistics when compared with his Southampton colleagues. He now looks the best option to consider when looking to invest in the Saints’ Double Gameweek.

“I show (Redmond) what we need in his position that he plays and show him that he can be the guy who makes the difference. I’m very happy that (Redmond) scored again. I think he has waited six or seven games. What was very positive for me is that after the 1-0 he didn’t stop working, he was always going for the second goal. He has the quality and the second goal was a fantastic run from him, exactly what we were demanding from him today in the gap and he was very clinical.” – Ralph Hasenhüttl

Also impressing, and getting involved in the points was Sims, who earned plenty of praise from his manager after assisting Redmond’s opener. However, it is definitely too early to rely on him currently as Double Gameweek 34 brought just his first Premier League start of the season. The 22-year-old came into the side at the expense of Oriol Romeu (£4.2m), who had started every single match from Gameweek 16 onwards before Saturday’s win over Wolves.

“I want to give (Sims) the chance to play and it was really not easy to pick the first XI. I left Oriol (Romeu) out and it was a tough decision for me because he played fantastic games. The younger guys showed they were very focussed in the first half and then to have experience on the bench to bring in is never worse for me as a manager so it was important for me.” – Ralph Hasenhüttl

“I am very happy with (Sims) because he deserved to play from the beginning. As a substitute, he showed that he can help us with his speed. He had a good chance to score. Unfortunately, he didn’t, but I think he is another part and a different player which we need in our team. It is always good if you can surprise the opponent a little bit with new players and that’s what I like.” – Ralph Hasenhüttl

Despite failing to find attacking returns, Pierre Emile Højbjerg (£4.4m) remains the most promising Southampton midfielder in his price bracket. In the last four matches, of those who are fit and available, only Redmond has more goal attempts and shots in the box than Højbjerg.

Meanwhile, James Ward-Prowse (£5.1m) is looking less of an option for Fantasy managers, especially with the form that Redmond has been showing. After scoring three in a row between Gameweeks 28 and 30, Ward-Prowse is now without an attacking return for three consecutive fixtures. He is still the set-piece taker for Southampton, but his number of chances created in the last four matches is matched by the cheaper Højbjerg and bettered by Ings.

Those looking to Yan Valery (£4.1m) for their Bench Boost squads in Double Gameweek 35 must now wait patiently on for an update on his fitness. The right wing-back was taken off in the 83rd minute and is now a doubt for next Saturday’s trip to Newcastle. Some reports claim it was nothing more than cramp but his withdrawal still warrants paying attention to Hasenhüttl’s upcoming press conference.

In contrast to Southampton, Wolves assets are becoming increasingly unreliable away from home and against the so-called lesser sides. They have now failed to win any of their last five matches on the road, six if you include the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley. Furthermore, in eight meetings with sides in the bottom five this season, Wolves have won just two, drawn one and lost five. Of further concern was Nuno Espirito Santo’s reaction to being asked about these disappointing statistics. He stormed out of his post-match press conference when asked about them.

“How many games have we had at home? Come on [storms out].” – Nuno Espirito Santo

Once again, Wolves also displayed their struggles to produce positive results and performances when they concede the first goal. After Redmond took the lead in the second minute, Nuno’s side did not look capable of their best. It was not the first time this season that has happened, and it is starting to become a regular occurrence too. Wolves conceded the first goal at Burnley in Double Gameweek 32, at Huddersfield in Gameweek 28, and at home to Newcastle in Gameweek 26.

“In the first minute, that’s where it went wrong. Just like in the Burnley, we had to be coming from behind – we had to follow and come back from 1-0. They got the first goal way too quick and we were behind straight away, so it’s difficult. It’s important to keep them zero, because it gets very difficult to come from behind every time, and we have to see what we can do. In the first half we had three chances against, and two times it goes in, so we have to do something.” – Leander Dendoncker

Such circumstances did not help popular FPL forward Raúl Jiménez (£6.9m) maintain his impressive run of form. After nine attacking returns in as many matches before Double Gameweek 34, he blanked at Southampton from just two efforts on goal, one in the box and one on target. Crucially, his expected goals (xG) score was just 0.17, with the quality of his chances very low. It was a similar story for strike-partner Diogo Jota (£6.2m) who did not register a single shot on goal.

The key problem for Wolves was their defensive organisation, which was not up to its usual standard. That ensured that they still have just one clean sheet in their last nine matches, and will probably discourage investment in options such as Matt Doherty (£5.3m) or Jonny (£4.3m) ahead of Double Gameweek 35.

“Our defensive organisation was very, very bad. We made mistakes since the beginning of the game. We weren’t able to control. Mistakes happen, we have to know why. It’s not about what you miss, it’s about what you concede, this game is what you concede, what you concede in your own box, and we conceded too much. It was not a good performance and it’s something that we have to analyse deeply inside and look at. Since the beginning of the game we didn’t do very well, our defensive organisation was not good.” – Nuno Espirito Santo

However, despite another frustrating result for Wolves on the road, their prospects for Double Gameweek 35 are by no means bleak. It is very clear that they are much better at home, with four wins from the last five Premier League matches at Molineux, featuring 12 goals and two clean sheets. Both of their matches in the next round of fixtures are at home, against Brighton and Arsenal, neither of whom has a decent defensive record on the road.

Southampton XI (3-4-2-1): Gunn; Vestergaard, Yoshida, Bednarek; Bertrand, Højbjerg, Ward-Prowse, Valery (Stephens 84′); Redmond, Sims (Romeu 61′); Ings (Long 61′).

Wolverhampton Wanderers XI (3-5-2): Patrício; Boly, Coady, Saïss; Jonny, Moutinho, Neves (Gibbs-White 69′), Dendoncker, Doherty (Traoré 59′); Jota (Costa 87′), Jiménez.

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1,375 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Merlinsnose
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 11 hours ago

    Moura or Jota until the end of the season?

    Thanks

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 11 hours ago

      Depends on midweek.

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

      Moura, those fixtures!

  2. Slitherene
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 11 hours ago

    If you had to drop one for the DGW, who would it be?

    A) Aguero
    B) Sterling
    C) KdB
    D) Son
    E) Eriksen

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 11 hours ago

      E

    2. Stevie B
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      E in my opinion.

  3. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 11 hours ago

    Watching people who just wc’ed taking hits to remove Brighton players...what?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 11 hours ago

      BB is the main reason.

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

        I agree, I just think if you are spending four to get rid of ryan/dunk/duffy/camarasa then it was quite a gamble to get them in for this one week, and one that was unlikely to pay off.

        All credit for going for it, though. And what do I know, i captained duffy!

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          10 days, 10 hours ago

          I changed to Eriksen last minute. One CS would have made it worthwhile.
          Flat out getting 3 points next GW.

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

            Eriksen went fine didn’t he. I was a but disappointed but with a bit of quality around him in the future I think he could do well.

            Well, one CS would get them 6 (plus one or two from the other game), so if you knew you were getting rid for a hit, it wasn’t a very high threshold for your sgwer instead. Obviously it had the opportunity to boom or bust but it looked a bit short-sighted unless you wanted to bb in 36 when they have good fixtures again (which I think people might consider).

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

              And three next week would be an amazing return for them tbh.

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

        You committed to BB35 or considering 36 ?

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

          Both, one injury can change things quickly.

          1. TLF
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            10 days, 9 hours ago

            I have double pool defence and reckon Trent is at risk of being rested v Cardiff. That along with my Brighton assets is putting me off 35 currently but I agree, will need to wait for mid week games before making a decision.

  4. Numb
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 11 hours ago

    Sounds like Dunk could be dropped

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 11 hours ago

      My season gets worse and worse

      1. Numb
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 11 hours ago

        Mine too

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 11 hours ago

      You spoke to Hughton?

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

        Haha, no, my research into the Brighton FC forum! I also now know a lot more about the Brighton marathon and all about wall hung TVs.

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          10 days, 10 hours ago

          He posts on there?

          1. YEAH PITCH!
              10 days, 10 hours ago

              Regularly. He was fuming because he triple captained Dunk.

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

            [Insert club] fan forum poster's substitution wishes have no bearing on real life

      2. Fossit
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        Unsubstantiated claim, equals ban 🙂

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

        Duffy was worse and blowing

      4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        i'd fear for duffy more if you read what the fans have to say about it on forums/reddit/twitter. Houghton shake of the head at duffy as the 5th went in was a telling sign perhaps.

        We will see but it doesn't look good either way. Don't think there is a clean sheet for them until the end of the season and they are in deep trouble

    3. Chucky
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 11 hours ago

      Ripped my team apart for DGW 35... removed all pool players 🙁 now regretting it...

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        I’ve still got 2 and my rank still dropped

    4. YEAH PITCH!
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        Reckon Moura is good till the end now?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          10 days, 10 hours ago

          If he was, he'd be in more teams.

          1. YEAH PITCH!
              10 days, 10 hours ago

              Could well be by the start of 35.

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 9 Years
                10 days, 10 hours ago

                Only if Llorente gets the boot for Son.

                1. YEAH PITCH!
                    10 days, 10 hours ago

                    Be interesting to see the lineup against City.

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

              I would think so with Kane out and his performance. Wish I had a slot for him

              1. YEAH PITCH!
                  10 days, 10 hours ago

                  Think Son, Eriksen and Moura is too much?

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

                    Hmm, it’s a lot of eggs in one basket

                    1. YEAH PITCH!
                        10 days, 10 hours ago

                        It is. Probably not a good idea.

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

                Those with 2 pool and triple captain left. What's the plan?
                Get one more attacker or defender? For 35 or 36?

                1. pingissimus
                    10 days, 10 hours ago

                    Attacker for me - the threshold is higher.

                2. BUZZBOMB
                  • 4 Years
                  10 days, 10 hours ago

                  Evening gents. Been away all weekend on sunny Northumberland beaches so missed the chat and games.

                  Quick question pls. Whats the score with Lindelof? I made a last minute switch from Kola before heading off when I saw ManU's final 2 fixtures on Friday. Need him for BB DGW. Anybody know why he didnt play or if he is likely to start GW35? Cheers.

                  1. TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 9 Years
                    10 days, 10 hours ago

                    Saved for CL

                    1. BUZZBOMB
                      • 4 Years
                      10 days, 10 hours ago

                      Thanks muchly TM

                3. FPLinho
                    10 days, 10 hours ago

                    Best Valery replacement (if injured)?

                    A) Yoshida
                    B) Bednarek
                    C) Bennett

                    1. YEAH PITCH!
                        10 days, 10 hours ago

                        Dunk or Duffy

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

                          😆

                        2. FPLinho
                            10 days, 10 hours ago

                            not going anywhere near a Brighton double up after that showing haha, reckon they could lose against Cardiff

                            1. YEAH PITCH!
                                10 days, 10 hours ago

                                Haha. With you mate. Cardiff to win with a pen. To please Warnock.

                          • fr3ddy
                            • 1 Year
                            10 days, 10 hours ago

                            He had cramps mate

                          • Fossit
                            • 2 Years
                            10 days, 10 hours ago

                            I wouldn’t line up a replacement quite yet 🙂

                        3. Stevie B
                          • 8 Years
                          10 days, 10 hours ago

                          A) Lacazette and Moura
                          or
                          B) Agüero and Redmond

                          Unfortunately I must decide it now because I must go on Tuesday to the hospital.

                          Thank you!

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

                            Why hospital?

                            1. Stevie B
                              • 8 Years
                              10 days, 10 hours ago

                              I have some health problems and a tough time. But I do not want to bother you. Thank you for your answer!

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

                                Wish you get well soon

                                1. Stevie B
                                  • 8 Years
                                  10 days, 10 hours ago

                                  Thank you! This is kind.

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

                            I say A as I don't think kun starts all. Maybe neither laca

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

                            A

                          4. RECKLESS
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            10 days, 10 hours ago

                            Which hospital? A can give you a visit if Kun starts vs Sours

                        4. Pilgrim62
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          10 days, 10 hours ago

                          Mane or KDB for GW35 ? Both for -4

                          1. ZICO SENNA
                            • 7 Years
                            10 days, 10 hours ago

                            Mane if had to choose, both for -4 is even nice.

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

                            I like both for minus four

                        5. Abra Dubravka
                            10 days, 10 hours ago

                            A) Deeney or
                            B) Wilson?
                            To last until end of season

                            1. All Out of Mounie
                              • 1 Year
                              10 days, 10 hours ago

                              Coin meet toss

                              1. Abra Dubravka
                                  10 days, 10 hours ago

                                  At least it’s not just me struggling to call it then.

                              2. pingissimus
                                  10 days, 10 hours ago

                                  Wilson

                                  Deeney has s nice looking DGW but is a pretty average fantasy asset really. Rondon has outscored him so far for instance.

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

                                Anyone else going to cap hazard vs BUR?

                                1. All Out of Mounie
                                  • 1 Year
                                  10 days, 10 hours ago

                                  Maby.. good punt.

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

                                  For sure.

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

                                  Burnley is in form
                                  Dgw C for me
                                  Waiting for CL surprises to decide

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

                                    They beat Wolves, Bournemouth & Cardiff. Before they were beat with ten men by Leicester and let in 4 away to pool. Sure they are showing some resilience but can’t see anything other than a good Chelsea win. Hazard has also been on form - they’ll look to bounce back from this defeat

                                4. mixology
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 6 Years
                                  10 days, 10 hours ago

                                  Thinking of ditching haz, but didn’t see the game today. Concerned about the squad, Sarri, and haz thinking of Madrid

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

                                    Hauled in the last 3 home games, I wouldn’t ditch him

                                  2. Jayv807
                                    • 2 Years
                                    10 days, 10 hours ago

                                    Haz looked dangerous and was unlucky not to score. Hit the post once and Alison made a good stop on another.

                                5. fedolefan
                                  • 4 Years
                                  10 days, 10 hours ago

                                  He's my vice captain right now. Judging by their post match comments, Burnley let out a sigh of relief and Chelsea need the 3 points.

                              4. All Out of Mounie
                                • 1 Year
                                10 days, 10 hours ago

                                Ederson
                                Robbo VVD Doherty
                                Sterling Eriksen Hazard Mane
                                Jimenez Rondon Deeney

                                Leno Brooks Pereira Schär

                                You likey? Planning on playing BB this week.

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

                                  Looks good to me

                                2. ZICO SENNA
                                  • 7 Years
                                  10 days, 10 hours ago

                                  Looks good! Not fancy more DGW’s on the bench? I’m just wondering if it’s even worth it myself 🙂

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

                                  Sell Pereira for a DGW player!?

                              5. KAPTAIN KANE
                                • 2 Years
                                10 days, 10 hours ago

                                Who do we reckon for the prem title then?
                                I can't look past Liverpool with those remaining fixtures!

                                Would love it if they were playing each other on the last day! Which makes me wonder of that's ever happened somewhere in a top flight? Winner takes all match!

                                1. ZimZalabim
                                  • 2 Years
                                  10 days, 10 hours ago

                                  all depends on citys next three
                                  spurs home and united and burnley away if they pick up max points they win the league

                                2. ZimZalabim
                                  • 2 Years
                                  10 days, 10 hours ago

                                  gonna be pretty crazy that well have 2 teams in the 90s
                                  and likely a second placed team with 93 points at least

                                  1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                    • 2 Years
                                    10 days, 10 hours ago

                                    Yeah the gap of the top 6 seems to be widening

                                    1. Slouch87
                                      • 3 Years
                                      10 days, 10 hours ago

                                      Don't you mean top 2 ?

                                      1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                        • 2 Years
                                        10 days, 10 hours ago

                                        Well yes both, 16 points between 2nd and 3rd and 16 points between 6th and 7th

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

                                  Liverpool still have a potential to draw one of them like wolves one but then complete luck is with them this season I think liv will win with 1 point as Mancity will draw one of Spurs/Manutd

                                  1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                    • 2 Years
                                    10 days, 10 hours ago

                                    True, I can't see them dropping points in the home games.
                                    I think Newcastle away could be the tricky one.

                                4. pingissimus
                                    10 days, 10 hours ago

                                    1989

                                    Arsenal Liverpool. Classic season.

                                    1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                      • 2 Years
                                      10 days, 10 hours ago

                                      Ah yes of course!

                                      1. Nomar
                                        • 9 Years
                                        10 days, 10 hours ago

                                        Michael Thomas.

                                5. sandman58
                                    10 days, 10 hours ago

                                    What happened to Valery at Southampton???

                                    1. Stevie B
                                      • 8 Years
                                      10 days, 10 hours ago

                                      Only cramps.

                                      1. sandman58
                                          10 days, 10 hours ago

                                          Ok....so should be fit for double??

                                    2. Bag on your head
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 5 Years
                                      10 days, 10 hours ago

                                      Deeney or Vardy for next week?

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

                                        I may sell vardy to deeney for a hit

                                      2. Goat
                                        • 1 Year
                                        10 days, 10 hours ago

                                        Deeney

                                      3. pingissimus
                                          10 days, 10 hours ago

                                          Neither?

                                          I know Deeney is quite the thing around here but I’m not biting.

                                          His record this season is really in line with his price. Perez and Rondon for instance are scoring as well as he is - just to pick two random names. All very average.

                                          Huddersfield looks tasty but Watford are now all about one match at Wembley. DGW mirage

                                      4. DR0GBA
                                        • 2 Years
                                        10 days, 10 hours ago

                                        Will Deeney rise tonight?

                                        Really don't want to transfer him in risking an injury tonight..

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

                                          Yes

                                        2. ZimZalabim
                                          • 2 Years
                                          10 days, 10 hours ago

                                          just wait

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

                                          Very close, but his number on fplstats has dropped from 99 to 97 in the past half hour despite two blue arrows. Not sure how that works, but I'd now say it's unlikely. No idea really though: 50/50.

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

                                          70% on FFFix so possible but probably not

                                        5. DR0GBA
                                          • 2 Years
                                          10 days, 10 hours ago

                                          cheers all, won't risk it

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

                                        Sterling (C) for the DGW.
                                        Anyone with me?

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

                                          Decide after CL. More than 70 mins and surely not

                                          1. ZICO SENNA
                                            • 7 Years
                                            10 days, 10 hours ago

                                            Yeah this, a lot depends on CL outcomes/perfomances/minutes.

                                        2. ZICO SENNA
                                          • 7 Years
                                          10 days, 10 hours ago

                                          I really want to! Just both tough’ish opponents on the day. Him, Aguero, or someone like Jiminez would be my options.

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

                                            All good options. Don't own Kun but have the vice on Jimi.

                                        3. DR0GBA
                                          • 2 Years
                                          10 days, 10 hours ago

                                          if City get knocked out they'll go full strength in the prem which should mean Sterling will play both... then i'd favour captaining him

                                        4. mixology
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 6 Years
                                          10 days, 10 hours ago

                                          Depends on his CL minutes. I might TC actually. I didn’t just use 2nd WC so weighing it up

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

                                            Me neither but am still gonna BB. Sterling TC could be a very good choice though.

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

                                          I think spurs is going to be tough - it’s got 0-0 written all over it, third time in two weeks, two good managers

                                          Utd could go either way but still a tough match, they don’t let many in

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

                                        Thinking of doubling up on city defenders. They can easily score 1 goal and stay back to protect it harder than ever

                                        1. TorresMagic™
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • Has Moderation Rights
                                          • 9 Years
                                          10 days, 10 hours ago

                                          City play better with the ball.

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

                                            If opponent has the ball to score
                                            Don't think they gonna attack fearlessly like early season. Specially againts big teams they have good chance of keeping cs imo

                                      7. The Royal Robin
                                        • 3 Years
                                        10 days, 10 hours ago

                                        Any ideas what to do with my 1FT? £0.3 itb.

                                        Alisson
                                        Doherty VVD Kola
                                        Sterling Son Eriksen Mane
                                        Vardy Wilson Rondon

                                        Ryan Rudiger(!) Pereira Camarasa

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

                                          If not using BB save

                                          1. The Royal Robin
                                            • 3 Years
                                            10 days, 10 hours ago

                                            Vardy > Jiminez is tempting.

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

                                              I not feeling overly confident with any Wolves assets

                                        2. Stevie B
                                          • 8 Years
                                          10 days, 10 hours ago

                                          Vardy to Deeny?

                                      8. the Penman
                                        • 7 Years
                                        10 days, 10 hours ago

                                        So, Sterling getting a brace today totally means it’s Aguero’s turn against Spurs, right? Right? :s

                                        1. TorresMagic™
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • Has Moderation Rights
                                          • 9 Years
                                          10 days, 10 hours ago

                                          In CL, sure.

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

                                        Evening gents. Apologies for the long post.

                                        My Existing plan is/ was to save FT and BB this team for GW35 but after this wet blanket of a WC I’m doubting some/ several of my choices!

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

                                        For BB you obviously want to select who you have, to get the most points possible across the 15 which usually makes you default to DGWers but now, as we have once again been cruelly taught, you ignore in form SGW players/ teams at your peril!

                                        So now I’m thinking:
                                        1. Is Kun the right MCI attacker to be holding? He looked totally off this GW and so may benefit from being rested/ rotated a lot more to preserve him for the key moments of key matches (PL and CL).
                                        2. Wilson and Fraser are absolute beasts and a SGW vs FUL makes either one very attractive!
                                        3. Laporte now seems a terrible waste of funds looking at a DGW of TOT, mun. Very unlikely to get a CS in either. Should he go?
                                        4. Good old Trollzard pops up in my thoughts as they play BUR at Stamford Bridge.... surely he can’t be totally discounted...?
                                        5. Arsenal have one decent fixture (CRY) and one much tougher one (wol). Is it worth getting in any of theirs

                                        Basically my plan to save FT is ignoring all of the above. Am I better to take a hit and address a couple of the above points and try and max out my BB score?

                                        Thoughts kindly appreciated!

                                        1. pingissimus
                                            10 days, 10 hours ago

                                            Leave. Looks a very decent BB side. (Don’t like Doh and Deeney but you could be right).

                                            Kun can have an off day too! Oddly I suspect United and Spurs may suit him more.

                                            Laporte? I gave him too and I still think City defensive cover is a decent shout.

                                            Fraser/Wilson are a danger of course but I don’t see it worth ripping a team apart to get them. Fulham just beat Everton with a cs no?

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

                                              Thanks for taking the time to reply.

                                              This is prob the sensible approach. Just so many doubts and these few weeks when I finally used the chips were meant to be the ones where I made my big rank gains and it isn’t happening so far at all so want to get the BB right!

                                          • BUZZBOMB
                                            • 4 Years
                                            10 days, 10 hours ago

                                            It just boils down to the fact that you cant have them all mate. I agree with all your concerns. Reality is tho that Plan A is still a clear favourite to haul most DGW points.

                                            Id avoid Ars, swapping Kun out now would tempt you into a -4 to maximise use of funds, Salah's going nowhere from your team and youve got to strong Spurs DGWers so Haz needs to be forgotten about.

                                            Wilson and Fraser I agree with so thinking 4 weeks, you could do Jota for Fraser orJWP if you have funds but really no need to currently.

                                            So if it were me and I felt strongly enough to doubt ManC defence, Laporte it should be. For who tho is the question. I personally would roll with it.

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

                                              Thanks mate!

                                              It’s good old captain hindsight and having had some bad luck on my punts and gut feel moves - makes you question it all!

                                              Last season this period when I used all the chips they propelled me up massively in OR so just a little disappointed that, at the moment it isn’t happening this year and I am losing out in many cases to casuals that don’t even realise what they’re doing!

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

                                              Just noticed we have moved from almost the same OR last week to current OR tonight! I’ve gone 70,845 > 77,881

                                              You 71,653 > 77,287!

                                              Where you hoping to end up?

                                              1. BUZZBOMB
                                                • 4 Years
                                                10 days, 9 hours ago

                                                Ha. Our wildcard teams for BB are very similar mate. A few differences but I think thats due to my ML strategy.

                                                Truthfully, OR ranking now isnt important to me. After being 70 points ahead at Christmas, I was 60 behind two weeks ago in ML. Im trying to claw it back just. 40 currently. Id settle for a lead of 10 going into GW 36 but the way luck is going...

                                                Need to write OR off this year. Been top 10k 2 or 3 years before but think its too big an ask this time having gone 6k to over 100k in a few short weeks in 2019. Good luck to you tho.

                                                1. donlobatto
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 1 Year
                                                  10 days, 9 hours ago

                                                  Thanks mate

                                                  Unfortunately my main cash ML is out of reach I think. I’m 7th out of 63 but 93 points behind the leader (!). Only top 3 really get anything decent prize-wise and I’m 43 behind 3rd. May have to concentrate on OR for now!

                                          • Batchain
                                            • 5 Years
                                            10 days, 9 hours ago

                                            Tends to pay to stick to your plan, otherwise you end up doing what I do - 'chasing last week's points'.

                                            1. donlobatto
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 1 Year
                                              10 days, 9 hours ago

                                              Agree re points chasing. But this assumes you have a good plan! Just questioning whether my players I’ve brought in on WC are good enough!

                                              1. Batchain
                                                • 5 Years
                                                10 days, 8 hours ago

                                                If I had had a wild card I would have used it a few weeks ago and got rid of Sterling, Hazard and Pogba. Lucky I didn't. You have a pretty good team for benchboosting next week. After that you can look at bringing in Wilson/Fraser/Sterling etc

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

                                                  Hopefully you’re right!

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

                                          Bench boost, with 10 with two games for DBL GW.

                                          Rashford and Camarasa > Deeney and Fraser

                                          Would be for -8.

                                          60 ahead of closest rival mini league (with money on line!), he has no more chips and did a triple captain Moura this GW 🙁 feels bad.

                                          I am in top 50k but don't care much about maintaining that.

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

                                            Just protect your lead then, cover your rivals team

                                          2. Batchain
                                            • 5 Years
                                            10 days, 8 hours ago

                                            It does look like Rashford has lost decent time on the pitch, anyone think he's worth keeping?

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

                                          Imagine a Duffy no-show on Tuesday.

                                          This place would be in meltdown. Would be another memorable moment for FFS and FPL.

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

                                            Or RC 😆

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

                                              Wouldn't mind excuse to sell him

                                        4. circusmonkey
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 8 Years
                                          10 days, 10 hours ago

                                          Hey everyone, never mind the poor game week, I am joint winner of the sky weekly game. It is always worth a go: go for an outcome rather than hedge your bets.

                                          https://fantasysixaside.skysports.com/leaderboard

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

                                            Well played. It is what I say to the Scout Picks community champion. If you want to win the Amazon voucher you need to double down. Triple up on defences etc. Picking similar players to the Scouts is not good enough.

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

                                              It is what I tried last week when I did the scout picks but it didn't work. Just like last year, someone in quite an early week will win it, before things have settled down.

                                        5. George James
                                          • 4 Years
                                          10 days, 10 hours ago

                                          Any wolves fans about? Wondering if Bennet can find a way back into starting line up?

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

                                            Wolves CS are as rare as hen's teeth anyway

                                            1. George James
                                              • 4 Years
                                              10 days, 10 hours ago

                                              I agree. I own him but considering shipping

                                          2. TorresMagic™
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • Has Moderation Rights
                                            • 9 Years
                                            10 days, 10 hours ago

                                            Defence is struggling so it's possible.

                                        6. BoomBoomShacktheroom
                                          • 7 Years
                                          10 days, 10 hours ago

                                          I know I just wced but should I do:

                                          Eriksen and Martial out
                                          For
                                          Sterling and redmond in for a hit?

                                          1. BoomBoomShacktheroom
                                            • 7 Years
                                            10 days, 10 hours ago

                                            Already got kdb and aguero

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

                                            Decent moves.

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

                                            Not for the double

                                            Martial to redmond if your so inclined

                                            But Eriksen could easily out score sterling with the fixtures

                                            1. BoomBoomShacktheroom
                                              • 7 Years
                                              10 days, 10 hours ago

                                              I do have son if that matters?

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

                                                I’m sticking to no city till 36 at which point I’ll bring in two

                                                Can’t see the point

                                                I’ve son and eriksen and expect them to do well in the double

                                                Martial isn’t necessarily going to get max game time

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

                                                  The point is that they are heavily owned, captain able and decent players who have a lot to play for. Risky to go without imo.

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

                                                    You think switching Eriksen to sterling is worthwhile? When sterling has Utd and eriksen has Brighton?

                                                    1. JackJack
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 2 Years
                                                      10 days, 9 hours ago

                                                      I wouldn't part with Erik, can you get Kun in?

                                                      1. Eat my goal!
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        10 days, 9 hours ago

                                                        He already has kun and kdb

                                                        Team is solid

                                                        Martial is a weak link possibly and that double Brighton defence

                                          4. BUZZBOMB
                                            • 4 Years
                                            10 days, 10 hours ago

                                            Remaining fixtures across all tournements say no for me

                                        7. Nightf0x
                                          • 3 Years
                                          10 days, 10 hours ago

                                          Eriksen siggy vardy -8 to salah fraser deeney ? Y or N

                                          1. TorresMagic™
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • Has Moderation Rights
                                            • 9 Years
                                            10 days, 10 hours ago

                                            You think Eriksen beats Salah by 5 in 35?

                                            1. TorresMagic™
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • Has Moderation Rights
                                              • 9 Years
                                              10 days, 10 hours ago

                                              Other way around.

                                            2. Nightf0x
                                              • 3 Years
                                              10 days, 10 hours ago

                                              No

                                              1. TorresMagic™
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • Has Moderation Rights
                                                • 9 Years
                                                10 days, 10 hours ago

                                                Salah or Eriksen + 5 in GW35?

                                          2. Batchain
                                            • 5 Years
                                            10 days, 8 hours ago

                                            Just Siggy to Fraser for free

                                        8. dark91
                                          • 3 Years
                                          10 days, 10 hours ago

                                          Do you see any forwards outscoring Aguero in GW 35?

                                          And do we think he will play both games beside the CL one?

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

                                            I think he will not play full time both, especially chasing on 3 fronts.

                                            That being said, I think Mr Jimenez has some decent home fixtures. I am heavily considering him for C

                                            1. dark91
                                              • 3 Years
                                              10 days, 10 hours ago

                                              There are many decent forward options for captaincy next GW beside Man City

                                              Arsenal, Spurs, Wolves and maybe even United