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. The Mighty Whites
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 9 hours ago

    Double up on Southampton or Watford defence for DGW?

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

      What score do you expect when they play each other?

  2. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 9 hours ago

    Evening all, how do we prefer for next couple of GWs Eriksen or De Bruyne? Already own Son and Aguero

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

      Should be looking for now till end of season for any player you buy really. I think Eriksen as he's more nailed and Spurs fixtures are better.

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

      I'd go for Eriksen since he has better fixtures, although KDB is very tempting.

      1. Danno - Emre Canada
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        Cheers well yeah for rest of season. The only thing that’s swaying me towards KDB is he’s more of a differential but maybe there’s a reason for that eh

  3. DA Minnion
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 9 hours ago

    How's this bench boost team for a minus 4.
    Ederson guita
    Kola taa Bednerak Duffy Doherty
    Salah Hazard Son Doucoure Sterling.
    Wilson Jimenez Ings

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

      Decent. Should get 15-20 on the BB. What was your -4.

      1. DA Minnion
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        Haven't done it yet. Thinking Richarlison and wan b to doucoure and taa. What you think. Someone better than doucoure.

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

    I have triple Brighton defence with 1FT.

    1) Dunk > Yoshida
    2) Jota + Duffy > Redmond + TAA (have Robbo already)
    3) Jota + Ryan > Redmond + Lloris (have Eriksen and Son)

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

      forgot to mention, I have Valery already

  5. F_Ivanovic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 9 hours ago

    This week: JWP > Moura
    Next week: Eriksen > Mane

    is tempting. Not keen on JWP at all anymore after that switch of formation/personal where he's now playing deeper. Think there's other players I'd rather have for the DGW than Moura but I'd rather have him over Jota, Deulofeu etc till the end of season.

  6. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 9 hours ago

    Just woke up to check the scores and seen that I've broken into the top 1k, nosebleed heights, and gone no.1 in China 🙂

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

      Wow congrats mate

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

        Cheers mate

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      if only Id kept Fraser and Alisson rather than taking a -8 to ship them!

      1. RedLightning - The Last Ten…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 8 Years
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        I'm regretting benching Alisson and taking a -4 to replace Fraser too.
        Benching Milivojevic instead of Hazard and captaining Ryan wasn't good either.
        But at least I kept Wilson, Pogba and Mane!

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 days, 8 hours ago

          Yeah, guess most on here are in the same boat as regards regret this GW! Sterling, Mane, Hazard & Pogba have been the core of my team for ages now and likely one of the main reasons for my rank, just sticking with them!

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

      nice!

    4. Tsparkes10
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        DCL hit post also. Congrats 🙂

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

          Thanks, yeah he had a couple of other chances too, was a little unlucky there

      • Hakim Ziyech
          10 days, 9 hours ago

          Great work champ 🙂

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

            cheers mate

        • ⚒Jay⚒ American Dycho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          10 days, 9 hours ago

          Bloody good going mate!

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

            cheers mate

        • RedLightning - The Last Ten…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 8 Years
          10 days, 9 hours ago

          Number 1 in January to May League too.
          Hits trouncing wildcards!

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

            cheers, no BB for next week though mate so will likely suffer a bit then

            1. RedLightning - The Last Ten…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 8 Years
              9 days, 20 hours ago

              I think that we sometimes expect too much from some of these chips.

              With no BB, you may be able to concentrate more of your resources in your starting eleven, and perhaps be better set up for the last 3 game-weeks.

              Rotation could also be a big problem for those who have managed to squeeze 15 DGW players into their squads.

        • Eriksen Maestro
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 9 hours ago

          amazing congrats!

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            10 days, 8 hours ago

            thanks!

        • Brosstan
          • 4 Years
          10 days, 8 hours ago

          China numba wan!

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            10 days, 7 hours ago

            velly gooda

        • ddfc
          • 3 Years
          10 days, 7 hours ago

          awesome mate, good work!!

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            10 days, 7 hours ago

            Cheers mate

      • JasonG123
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        Salah got 5 points for his goal and VVD got 6...

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

          Ridiculous ain't it?

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

          Good Lord.

      • DR0GBA
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        Would you BB with Boruc, Fraser, Valery and Jonny?

        Bournemouth are at home against Fulham and the other two have DGWs

        1. J - Gimme your Mané …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          10 days, 9 hours ago

          Ye

        2. ol3andre
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 days, 9 hours ago

          Yes

        3. DR0GBA
          • 2 Years
          10 days, 9 hours ago

          Cheers 🙂

          I might just play them all in the starting XI and put Hazard, Sterling etc on the bench to make it look better 😀

          1. Hakim Ziyech
              10 days, 9 hours ago

              Valery might be injured. Sell Boruc for Foster imo

              1. DR0GBA
                • 2 Years
                10 days, 9 hours ago

                I would but can't afford to make that change unless I keep Vardy instead of selling him for Laca

                1. Hakim Ziyech
                    10 days, 9 hours ago

                    Emery is not to be trusted. It could be Auba's turn to start + Vardy could do well, regardless hold the transfers until there is an update on Valery(I've Vardy and I will keep)

                    1. DR0GBA
                      • 2 Years
                      10 days, 9 hours ago

                      it looks like Auba will be used more in Europa league and Laca used for PL, but yes i'll wait for nearer to the deadline with more information.

                      I can always go for Bednarek instead of Valery if he's injured and save 0.1m too

                      I'm not sure about keeping Vardy... I don't trust him to get double digits

          2. thunder_mike
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            10 days, 9 hours ago

            A) Jota (Two good home fixtures and own Jonny & Jiménez)
            B) Doucouré/Deulofeu (Play Huddersfield, own Deeney)

            1. DR0GBA
              • 2 Years
              10 days, 9 hours ago

              decide after seeing how Watford play tomorrow

              1. thunder_mike
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                10 days, 9 hours ago

                Yeah will wait, I just think getting players vs Hudds, might be the way to go until the end of the season.

                1. DR0GBA
                  • 2 Years
                  10 days, 9 hours ago

                  yeah it is the way to go, but not if those players are injured and don't play

            2. bennyp
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              10 days, 9 hours ago

              Wait until after the Arsenal game.

            3. Hakim Ziyech
                10 days, 9 hours ago

                A

            4. bennyp
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              10 days, 9 hours ago

              Decent week for me surprisingly and just hit 1k OR. Although DGWs always seem to be a let down! 65 so far with Duffy to play again. Mo, mane & VVD doing the work this week!

              Looking to BB next GW, current line up:

              Schmei - Foster x2
              VVD - Pereira - Lascelles - Wan Bas - Duffy x2
              Salah(c) - Mane - Haz - Fraser - Westwood
              Rondon - Jim x2 - Kane*

              1ft & 0itb. Obviously need to drop Kane, any suggestions?

              Seriously considering Kaku, Auba & Deeney.

              1. ⚒Jay⚒ American Dycho
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                10 days, 9 hours ago

                Brilliant. Well set for rest of season too. Just need Sterling and/or Kun and you're keeping a 3 digit rank

              2. Eriksen Maestro
                • 1 Year
                10 days, 9 hours ago

                I went with Auba!

            5. ⚒Jay⚒ American Dycho
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              10 days, 9 hours ago

              Someone in one of my h2h must've forgotten deadline.

              https://fantasy.premierleague.com/a/team/267328/event/34

              1. DR0GBA
                • 2 Years
                10 days, 9 hours ago

                Doherty first on the bench ouch 😀

                1. ⚒Jay⚒ American Dycho
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  10 days, 9 hours ago

                  Sickener

              2. Eriksen Maestro
                • 1 Year
                10 days, 9 hours ago

                wooooow and he's well ranked too

              3. Garlana
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                10 days, 9 hours ago

                Ouch

            6. camarozz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              10 days, 9 hours ago

              Anyone else get a really crap score with their well planned WC??

              I'm on 44pts!!!!

              Most players I sold did really well. One of my rivals gained 45 pts on me but I was over 100pts ahead so should be OK.

              1. thunder_mike
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                10 days, 9 hours ago

                Yep same score here, worse is I went for Martial over Moura.

              2. waldo666
                • 8 Years
                10 days, 9 hours ago

                34 here, absolute mare!

              3. ⚒Jay⚒ American Dycho
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                10 days, 9 hours ago

                Pep. Last weeks team on around 90 points. I'm on 40 with a WC.

              4. Toblerone52
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                10 days, 9 hours ago

                39 for me. Hard to see where I went too wrong other than going for aguero over sterling. Feel like I'm well set up for bench boost and rest of the season though. Hope my luck turns next week. 🙂

                1. Babit1967
                  • 2 Years
                  10 days, 9 hours ago

                  Yeah mate Aguero captain should get you points reckon he will get the goals against spurs and utd

                  1. Toblerone52
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    10 days, 9 hours ago

                    I was planning to go from Jimenez captainbut wolves were off form against saints. :/

              5. Garlana
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                10 days, 9 hours ago

                Pogba, Salah, Robbo, taa, boruc, Fraser and Wilson all in my squad last week...WC on 47 with just 3 Brighton defenders to go...when it rains it hammers it down!!!

              6. ChuckN
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                10 days, 9 hours ago

                Yep I took a calculated -20 as I have no WC and in my H2H league I need to win GW35 as it's vs my main rival.

                Luckily I held Pogba Mane and Wilson but here are my great choices.

                1) Rondon to Kane (too early) to Jiminez for a -8
                2) Hazard to JWP
                3) AWB to Doherty (-4)
                4) Brooks to Son (c) (-4)
                5) Salah to Eriksen (-4)

              7. Babit1967
                • 2 Years
                10 days, 9 hours ago

                I got 49 with Deeney Dunk and Duffy to play but had Brooks Pogba Wilson Salah taa Fraser and Anderson in my pre wc team which sucks, thankfully mane and Kdb made it slightly respectable today

            7. Eriksen Maestro
              • 1 Year
              10 days, 9 hours ago

              DGW Fever starting already!

              Speroni => Foster LOCKED and BB ACTIVATED!!

              GL Everyone haha

              1. Toblerone52
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                10 days, 9 hours ago

                Hopefully its s good week!

            8. Toblerone52
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              10 days, 9 hours ago

              Team looking good for bench boost next week?

              Lloris Foster
              Robbo TAA Kola Duffy Dunk
              Salah Eriksen Son Jota JWP
              Aguero Jimenez Deeney

              0.3ITB 1FT

              Am planning to sell dunk or just save a transfer

              1. Eriksen Maestro
                • 1 Year
                10 days, 9 hours ago

                very nice

            9. Niho992
                10 days, 9 hours ago

                Anyone else benched Deeney ?
                Feel he could haul tomorrow and i benched him for Siggy..

                I made big mistake to bring Siggy on WC, and now have to spent transfer to rid of him

                1. camarozz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  10 days, 9 hours ago

                  Hoping he scores. Had terrible wk so far. I believe he will, arsenal can't defend.

                  1. Toblerone52
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    10 days, 9 hours ago

                    Deeney loves playing arsenal. I'm hoping for a goal.:)

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

                Next week is possibly the most uninviting DGW I can remember. Only Watford's fixtures look good and even they will probably have one eye on the cup final. I think 7 dgw players is plenty plus Hazard and triple Liverpool. Meh 😐

                1. camarozz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  10 days, 9 hours ago

                  Bit late telling me now. Iv 13 + TAA/Mane

                2. Toblerone52
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  10 days, 9 hours ago

                  Wolves fixtures are okay and spurs could put a fair few past Brighton. But otherwise I agree it looks underwhelming.

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

                  Agree, but they are often the weeks you end up pleasantly surprised

                4. ItOnlyTook9Years
                  • 3 Years
                  10 days, 8 hours ago

                  Captain choices are limited, thinking a punt on Deulefeu

                5. jia you jia you
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  10 days, 8 hours ago

                  6 dgw players for me I think, Likely holding Vardy for WHU.

              • camarozz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                10 days, 9 hours ago

                Anyone regretting selling Salah on WC?? Had him from day one but swapped to Mane to spread cash (mostly for Trippier + Laporte) on my WC.

                Seems like he could be back??

                1. Toblerone52
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  10 days, 9 hours ago

                  I've still got him but it hasn't paid off so far! The extra money could have got me KDB or sterling but hopefully it pays off in the long run with Cardiff and huddersfield where he could get some nice hauls!

                2. Niho992
                    10 days, 9 hours ago

                    I keep Salah, but you shouldnt regret. You have Mane, and he outscored him in this GW. Just bring him in GW 36

                  • Brosstan
                    • 4 Years
                    10 days, 8 hours ago

                    Yes he's totally going to score a worldie every game week from now on.

                3. Eriksen Maestro
                  • 1 Year
                  10 days, 9 hours ago

                  Currently got following on BB:

                  Foster, Maddison, Pereira and WB. Worth BB right?

                  Allison,

                  Jonny, Bednarek, Duffy

                  Pogba, Hazard, Mane Delofeu

                  King, Higuain, Auba(C)!

                  1. Toblerone52
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    10 days, 9 hours ago

                    Yeah should be a decent bench boost if Leicester win. 🙂

                4. Random Name
                  • 3 Years
                  10 days, 9 hours ago

                  Lacazette triple captain activated - this is it lads

                  1. moogzilla
                    • 3 Years
                    10 days, 8 hours ago

                    Good luck. I've activated my TC as well. Right now, it's on Jimenez, but I might switch it to Laca.

                5. bennyp
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  10 days, 9 hours ago

                  NOTES FOR NEXT YEAR:

                  1. DGWs suck balls
                  2. Form over fixtures
                  3. Never captain a defender
                  4. Pick players from teams with something to play for towards the end of the season

                  We're seeing #4 in action already. Southampton, Bournemouth, Newcastle, Burnley - all need points desperately to stay away from relegation, although after their wins this week they are looking alright.

                  I'm pretty sure I want Redmond for the rest of the season.
                  I also expect Burnley to cause some big upsets. Don't look at a team playing Burnley & think it'll be easy just because Burnley is marked as a green game. On paper Burnley should get no more points. So they could technically slip into 18th. But I feel like they'll snag points somewhere (hopefully against City xD)

                  1. Brosstan
                    • 4 Years
                    10 days, 8 hours ago

                    2. Never captain a defender

                    Disagree, I'm capping defenders in dgws next year.

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

                      *Aymeric Laporte smiles smugly at the sight of the OP's comment*

                  2. fedolefan
                    • 4 Years
                    10 days, 8 hours ago

                    Watch Burnley interviews after their win against Cardiff. They let out a huge sigh of relief. A letdown could happen anytime.

                6. Niho992
                    10 days, 9 hours ago

                    Would you BB or TC this lads ?

                    Foster
                    VVD-Bednarek-Doherty
                    Salah-Eriksen-Son-Martial
                    Deeney-Jimenez-Aguero

                    Lloris-Duffy-Dunk-Siggurdson

                    If i BB then i would take hit to remove Siggy and Duffy.

                    Toughts ??

                    1. dmkp
                      • 3 Years
                      10 days, 8 hours ago

                      Tc salah is gw36

                      I've got Duffy & dunk and I'm thinking BB is such a waste with those two, so I'll take - 4 to get rid of them

                      1. dmkp
                        • 3 Years
                        10 days, 8 hours ago

                        *in gw36

                      2. Niho992
                          10 days, 8 hours ago

                          This team has great fixtures in GW 36. This is why im thinking about BB then.

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

                      1) or 2) or both?
                      (have 1FT and play BB)

                      1) Ryan -> Gunn
                      2) Doherty -> Kolasinac

                    3. KINGS
                        10 days, 8 hours ago

                        Owning Aguero, Son, Eriksen, Sterling and KDB right now.

                        Who to swap out for Pool players on GW36?

                        1. ItOnlyTook9Years
                          • 3 Years
                          10 days, 8 hours ago

                          One of the players from the team that wins their CL match

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

                        Lloris or Gunn as Ryan replacement?
                        possibly allowing one of Son or Eriksen to be Hazard but that could be dangerous choosing which one!

                        1. ItOnlyTook9Years
                          • 3 Years
                          10 days, 8 hours ago

                          Gunn

                      • Chucky
                        • 5 Years
                        10 days, 8 hours ago

                        Can top 10 k still be achieved? Dropped to 24 k on my WC with BB and TC left 🙁

                        1. Brosstan
                          • 4 Years
                          10 days, 8 hours ago

                          Yep chucky, good chances. GL

                          1. Brosstan
                            • 4 Years
                            10 days, 8 hours ago

                            I'm 90k and going for it!

                        2. ItOnlyTook9Years
                          • 3 Years
                          10 days, 8 hours ago

                          Well, I'm now 53k, was hoping before this week to still get in. So yes, possible for you, may need a couple of differentials to pay out

                        3. ZICO SENNA
                          • 7 Years
                          10 days, 8 hours ago

                          easily attainable

                        4. Lingard’s Shin Guards
                            10 days, 8 hours ago

                            Just takes 1 good gw 🙂

                        5. Jellyfish
                          • 7 Years
                          10 days, 8 hours ago

                          Keeping Vardy for gw34 was clearly a mistake. Was planning on swapping for Deeney for gw35, however Lacazette is tempting me. Anyone else considering him?

                          1. jia you jia you
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            10 days, 8 hours ago

                            dont think it was a mistake myself, it just didnt work out, he should have scored at least one!

                        6. jia you jia you
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          10 days, 8 hours ago

                          Think I might punt on Jimenez for my 18th captaincy pick of the season (although I might have captained him once before, will need to check).
                          Hazard at home to Burnley looks solid though, but DGW fever will likely take over my thinking come deadline this time!
                          Early thoughts on captaincy?

                          1. Pierce34
                            • 3 Years
                            10 days, 8 hours ago

                            Sorry to be a downer, but as I decided to quit FPL I just wanted to congratulate you on a great season and on comprehensively beating me. I'll likely still play my remaining chips just to see off this miserable end to the season, but I'm tired of getting annoyed at fantasy decisions not going my way, which is a sign this isn't a fun hobby any more.

                            The final straws were Pogba getting 2 penalties just after I sell him (having missed most of them in my team, including for a -2 when I captained him), Camarasa being denied a penalty as the ref changed opinion and of course Sterling's brace (just a week after I told you about how consistently he had let me down while in my team). Normally I can laugh these things off and just enjoy the process of making decisions (as in last year) but even that stopped being fun during those 8-9 red arrows in a row. Best of luck with the remainder of the season and well done on being a tough, maverick competitor!

                            1. Brosstan
                              • 4 Years
                              10 days, 8 hours ago

                              Tl;dr: I can't handle variance.

                            2. LarryDuff
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              10 days, 8 hours ago

                              Bit dramatic there pal

                            3. jia you jia you
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              10 days, 8 hours ago

                              Sorry to hear that mate but I can understand, can be a very frustrating game and an addictive one. If it is affecting your mood or personal life, move on from it. You will be a loss on here though, one of the nice guys on FFS.

                              1. Pierce34
                                • 3 Years
                                10 days, 8 hours ago

                                Appreciate that, cheers. And yeah, my thinking exactly - it's not fun any more so I'll stop after my chips, but wanted to say well done before I disappear since I try not to be a sore loser!

                        7. Brosstan
                          • 4 Years
                          10 days, 8 hours ago

                          I didn't really plan this ahead because I'm a casual tbh. But looking at my team, Auba is a really good captain pick for next game week. Who are you all captaining? Most dgw teams have at least one bad fixture.

                          1. Niho992
                              10 days, 8 hours ago

                              Aguero. 2 great fixtures.

                              1. Brosstan
                                • 4 Years
                                10 days, 8 hours ago

                                That fraud couldnt even put one past palace!

                                1. Niho992
                                    10 days, 8 hours ago

                                    But he will vs Lindelof.

                                    1. Brosstan
                                      • 4 Years
                                      10 days, 8 hours ago

                                      Aguero scoring away from home? Lmao

                              2. jia you jia you
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                10 days, 8 hours ago

                                snap, look above 😉

                            • 007 [RoboKlopp]
                              • 2 Years
                              10 days, 8 hours ago

                              Vardy, Jota -> Ings, Mane (-4)
                              Yes or no?
                              Ta.

                              1. TorresMagic™
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • Has Moderation Rights
                                • 9 Years
                                10 days, 8 hours ago

                                Ings is a bit meh atm.

                                1. jia you jia you
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  10 days, 7 hours ago

                                  he played really well at the weekend, best Ive seen him play in a long time!

                                  1. TorresMagic™
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • Has Moderation Rights
                                    • 9 Years
                                    10 days, 7 hours ago

                                    Not match fit but can have an impact. Might struggle with close games.

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

                                Ings passed the eye test but unsure about his game time. Deeney safer pick.

                                1. tafrère
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  10 days, 7 hours ago

                                  And why ditch Jota before tasty DGW ?

                            • SuperDan
                              • 3 Years
                              10 days, 7 hours ago

                              Any hits recommended here? BB activated

                              Gunn, Guaita
                              Robertson, Perreira, Duffy, Bednarek, AWB
                              Salah, Mane, Pogba, Son, Hojbjerg
                              Aguero, Jiminez, Vardy
                              .2 ITB