Scout Notes

Sterling stars as De Bruyne jumps back on FPL radars

Raheem Sterling (£11.5m) may have been the top points scorer in Manchester City’s win over Crystal Palace – but he was not the only midfielder to bring in double-figures.

Kevin de Bruyne (£9.7m) put himself right back on the Fantasy Premier League radar with an exceptional performance in time for the end of season run-in.

As we learned yet more about Pep Guardiola’s side at Crystal Palace, this Scout Notes article documents the latest instalment in an ever-changing picture at Manchester City.

Crystal Palace 1-3 Manchester City

Goals: Luka Milivojevic (£6.4m) | Raheem Sterling x2 (£11.5m), Gabriel Jesus (£9.9m)

Assists: James McArthur (£4.8m) | Kevin de Bruyne x2 (£9.7m), Leroy Sané (£9.3m)

Sterling was comfortably Manchester City’s chief goal threat in the 3-1 win at Selhurst Park. No player was afforded more big chances, and he was top of the pile for shots in the box and efforts on target too. That certainly bodes well for future attacking returns, but Sterling will continue to have rotation concerns hanging over him.

Despite playing 90 minutes in each of the last two matches, he was named in the starting line-up against Crystal Palace and completed yet another outing. With Manchester City currently 1-0 down to Tottenham Hotspur after the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final, it seems highly unlikely that he will be left out of the starting XI for the second leg on Wednesday. That would mean five starts in a row for the Englishman ahead of Double Gameweek 35 when they host Spurs again. It will be interesting to see when Guardiola decides to hand him a rest.

At the very least, Sterling seems to be posing more of a threat than Sergio Aguero (£11.7m) who now has just one goal in the last four Gameweeks. Manchester City’s diminutive midfielder is also getting clear of the Argentinian for underlying statistics too, offering better minutes per chance, minutes per chance created and expected goal involvement (xGI) too.

Aguero continues to have his minutes managed by Guardiola too, without a 90-minute appearance since Gameweek 24. Obviously, that has helped him start more matches than most of his colleagues, but in games where he has not looked his best, like this one, it is frustrating for his owners that he does not stay on the pitch for longer. There were suggestions after the match that Guardiola had taken him off because of an injury, although the Manchester City manager has since confirmed that Aguero does not have a knock.

Coming back into the Fantasy conversation after an incredible performance is de Bruyne. He was easily the best player on the pitch at Selhurst, providing two incisive assists for Sterling and Gabriel Jesus (£9.9m). Amazingly, they were his first two of the season, but the fact that he has struggled with injury for much of the campaign it’s not a huge surprise.

Crucially, de Bruyne’s attacking returns against Crystal Palace were in line with the creative potential he has shown in recent matches. In the four outings in the build-up to Double Gameweek 34, the Belgian had created a chance every 18 minutes, so assists were certainly coming. With four efforts on goal at Selhurst Park, only Sterling had more shots than him too. With six starts in the last seven Gameweeks, and potentially a rest against Spurs given his absence on Tuesday night, de Bruyne could be a key Manchester City midfielder to own between now and the end of the season.

“The last three or four games the way (de Bruyne) played was incredible, we missed him a lot. He has the ability and vision to see passes that other human beings are not able to watch. With him around, our paces and passes in front – especially in the final third – are incredible and today he was so committed to defensive work, winning duels and being in that position. And of course, he is fresh mentally in the legs in those situations. That’s why he made not just the two assists that are so important but in all the other situations that we needed him.” – Pep Guardiola

Given that he missed the Champions League quarter-final first leg, it was no surprise to see Leroy Sané (£9.3m) in the starting line-up at Palace. He has worked his way back into consideration for Premier League matches it seems, with starts in both of the last two matches, after just three appearances between Gameweeks 25 and 32. Crucially, he has attacking returns in both of those, a goal against Cardiff and an assist at Selhurst Park.

The fact that he was able to produce a decent attacking performance despite sharing the left-flank with Benjamin Mendy (£6.1m) is worthy of note. The Frenchman was making his first league start since November and enjoyed nothing more than a solid afternoon. There was some overlap with Sané, but it was mainly the German who provided the width down that side of the pitch.

Elsewhere on the injury front, Bernardo Silva (£7.6m) was back in the side overcoming his yellow flag. He was named among the substitutes and came on for David Silva (£8.5m) in the second half. Meanwhile, Fernandinho (£5.3m) missed out with what Guardiola described as a “short-term” injury which could also make him absent for midweek Champions League action. However, Manchester City did not particularly miss the Brazilian with both de Bruyne and Ilkay Gündogan (£5.5m) providing a decent screen for the back-four.

“Yes. (Fernandinho) finished bad against Tottenham. Today he is not fit. It’s short-term.” – Pep Guardiola

Crystal Palace certainly made themselves harder to beat than some were expecting pre-match. They were without James Tomkins (£4.3m) and Mamadou Sakho (£4.9m) and had to field Martin Kelly (£3.9m) and Scott Dan (£4.4m) at centre-back.

The injury problems mounted for the Eagles in the first half when Jeffrey Schlupp (£4.5m) was forced off with a muscle problem. He was replaced by Cheikhou Kouyaté (£4.7m).

The interesting line on Crystal Palace’s attack was that Michy Batshuayi (£6.5m) was benched for Christian Benteke (£6.3m) to get his first start since Gameweek 26. Roy Hodgson explained that he wanted a player who could hold the ball up for his side, which the Belgian did admirably against formidable opponents. The Eagles’ manager also cited Batshuayi’s status as a loan player as a reason for dropping him to the bench, so it will be intriguing to see if that has a prolonged effect on his place in the team as the season winds to a close.

Crystal Palace XI (4-5-1): Guaita; van Aanholt, Dann, Kelly, Wan-Bissaka; Zaha, Schlupp (Kouyaté 22′), Milivojevic, McArthur (Sako 85′), Townsend (Meyer 77′); Benteke.

Manchester City XI (4-2-3-1): Ederson; Mendy, Laporte, Kompany, Walker; Gündogan, de Bruyne; Sané (Stones 87′), D Silva (B Silva 65′), Sterling; Aguero (Jesus 75′).

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1,016 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Hryszko
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 3 hours ago

    How's this BB Team? 0.0m itb.

    Van Dijk - Kolasinac - Luiz

    Son - Mane - Tielemans Sterling

    Laca (c) - Firm - Jiminez

    Patricio / Brooks / Doherty / AWB

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

      Dodgy without a keeper 😉

      See earlier reply.

  2. fylde2022
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 3 hours ago

    Would you play Wilson or Babel, for next GW?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 3 hours ago

      Wilson for me.

    2. Hakim Ziyech
        10 days, 3 hours ago

        Both if I can

      • Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 3 hours ago

        Wilson just but both if possible

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

        Wilson but think both score.

    3. CRO KLOPP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 3 hours ago

      Bednarek or Yoshida for Dunk?

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

        Bednarek seems safer but very similar.

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

        Yoshida

    4. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 3 hours ago

      Lose to City and top 4 is probably gone, resulting in the potential departures of de Gea and Pogba.
      Draw to City and Liverpool probably win the title.

      Manchester United fans, I hope you enjoy next week 🙂

      What do you prefer?

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 3 hours ago

        The United fans I know would prefer Pool to win title, so it's win, win or lose, lose for them.

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

        Lose to City, win the other four and rely on Arsenal failing to win two of their remaining games.

        1. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 8 Years
          10 days, 3 hours ago

          There's so many possibilities 🙂

          1. Team Cruel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            10 days, 3 hours ago

            I'd be shocked if we get anything from City. We are knackered and City will have an extra rest day. Not to mention they are 10x better.

            1. Berbinho's Forehead
              • 8 Years
              10 days, 2 hours ago

              I've got more hope in Spurs nicking points off them than you guys tbh. Anything can happen in a derby though.

              1. Team Cruel
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                10 days, 2 hours ago

                If Spurs progress midweek I can see them resting quite a few for the weekend game.

                It's a great race either way. PL needed this after some boring races in recent years.

        2. Amey
            10 days, 3 hours ago

            Arsenal sh.t away form may just come to United's rescue

        3. Amey
            10 days, 3 hours ago

            May the better team win the title 🙂 (frankly speaking I don't care who wins as United are not going to win)
            Pogba & De gea/Herrera/mata leaving anyway i fear.
            I just hope the fight for title gets extended till last gw to keep it interesting in FPL.

          • Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            10 days, 2 hours ago

            With city likely to win the FA cup, pool need to win the title

            Can’t have city winning the treble

            It all sucks

            We just need to get top four but it won’t be easy

            Best time to play city tho - all those matches with spurs will take their toll

            1. Team Cruel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              10 days, 2 hours ago

              Domestic treble isn't the real treble.

              1. Amey
                  10 days, 2 hours ago

                  😉

                • Eat my goal!
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  10 days, 2 hours ago

                  No but it they’ll still drum on about it and we don’t want city to start a dynasty of domination

                  1. Amey
                      10 days, 2 hours ago

                      It has already started mate

              2. Eat my goal!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                10 days, 2 hours ago

                Arsenal away to Napoli and then palace away to arsenal could quite possibly be good for us

                Then they’re away to Burnley and Leicester in the run in

                But we need to beat Chelsea that’s the big game

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

                That's a bit far fetched... We could always win the champions league to secure next season's champions league and keep Pogba and De Gea

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

              Will Ryan, Duffy and Murray be able to score 5 points total on tuesday? Need 5 points from them to win a head to head.

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

                Should do. Even if Cardiff win 2-0 you should get 2 from Ryan, 1 from Duffy & 2 from Murray.

            3. Hryszko
              • 1 Year
              10 days, 3 hours ago

              How's this BB Team? 0.0m itb. Any opinions?

              Van Dijk - Kolasinac - Luiz

              Son - Mane - Tielemans Sterling

              Laca (c) - Firm - Jiminez

              Patricio / Brooks / Doherty / AWB

              1. CRO KLOPP
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                10 days, 3 hours ago

                Only one goalkeeper?

                1. Hryszko
                  • 1 Year
                  10 days, 3 hours ago

                  Ederson in net, my bad haha!

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

                See previous 2 replies to this same post in the last few minutes.

            4. L'Aeroplanino
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              10 days, 3 hours ago

              If Brighton loses tomorrow I hope they go down

              1. Gudjohnsen
                • 2 Years
                10 days, 3 hours ago

                Agreed

              2. L'Aeroplanino
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                10 days, 3 hours ago

                Cardiff got robbed 3 points also.

            5. Little Red Lacazette
              • 2 Years
              10 days, 3 hours ago

              All set for bench boost and save FT?

              Lloris
              Laporte Duffy Dunk
              Son Eriksen Salah Jota
              Jimenez Deeney Aguero

              Foster Deulofeu Doherty TAA

              1. Kopkloppers
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                10 days, 3 hours ago

                Save FT?

              2. Iggypop
                  10 days, 2 hours ago

                  Save FT and look to add more pool players for 36

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

                  If you need the FT yeah. Brighton to Watford defender could be a good move though.

              3. LǝgleSs e|even
                • 3 Years
                10 days, 3 hours ago

                Thoughts on Aguero as a DGW asset?
                His records against TOT and MUN this season havent been great

                1. The 5% Team
                    10 days, 3 hours ago

                    Don't buy, don't get rid I think

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

                    If I knew he'd start both would be second pick in my team (after Sterling).
                    He's in my team anyway

                  • boc610
                    • 7 Years
                    10 days, 2 hours ago

                    Don't sell if you have him but maybe look elsewhere if you dont. They are tough fixtures though for any city assett

                  • L'Aeroplanino
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    10 days, 2 hours ago

                    all transfer decisions regarding Spurs and City assets should wait until CL outcome

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

                    If I could fit him in I definetly would.

                  • PEP_TALK
                    • 1 Year
                    10 days, 2 hours ago

                    May need to sell to fund fixing the Duffy/Dunk hole I've dug myself into this week. Think Aguero will blank with minutes managed as well and Duffy/Dunk could end DGW35 with minus points.

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

                    Possible captain for me. Hes almost got to play both games as City have to win both. He also loves a big game.

                    1. pingissimus
                        10 days, 2 hours ago

                        This

                        Think these games suit him much better than Palace away.

                  • boc610
                    • 7 Years
                    10 days, 3 hours ago

                    Poor tekkers getting pelters on social media from palace fans but the lad was left for dead by his teammates..the amount of times he wone the ball held it up only to see not single one player has come to support him..if i was a palace fan id instead ask why zaha and Townsend suddenly forgot how to dribble

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

                      Palace playing deep for so long.
                      Benteke was winning a fair bit of ball in his own half but no-one round him.
                      Know he's had a difficult few seasons but thought he was trying pretty hard until he ran out of steam.

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

                      Out of all the non-Top 6, Palace are best equipped to beat City IMO. But you have to take risks. I would leave Zaha, Townsend and Benteke high up the pitch even when Palace don't have the ball and call City's bluff. Long-ball football at its finest

                      4-3-0-3:

                      Guaita
                      AWB Tomkins Sakho PVA
                      McArthur Milivojevic Kouyate

                      Townsend Benteke Zaha

                  • ludaslol
                    • 1 Year
                    10 days, 3 hours ago

                    Best way for me to get Salah in for 36 and TC him? (need him badly as a differntial as both ML rivals have Mane).

                    Lloris, Foster
                    Duffy Dunk Laporte TAA Valery
                    Eriksen Son Pogba Jota KDB
                    Aguero Deeney Jimi

                    do I just save FT (if Valery fit) and do a double swap to get him in or do I swap dunk out for maybe Catchcart and get him in for a hit after 35?

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

                      Save the FT and bring him in for free imo.

                  • Gudjohnsen
                    • 2 Years
                    10 days, 3 hours ago

                    WOW, Scoutpicks were awful this week. No Sterling, Moura, Pogba and no Bournemouth player.

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

                      Cherries away have been a disaster, it was sound reasoning imo

                  • simong1
                      10 days, 2 hours ago

                      Who do you think scores more this week? Mane (car) or Deulofeu (hud & SOU)?

                      1. L'Aeroplanino
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        10 days, 2 hours ago

                        mane

                      2. Hakim Ziyech
                          10 days, 2 hours ago

                          Sadio

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

                          Similar. Deu edges it on the extra minutes points.

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

                        is binning 2 dgw assets for 2 sgw assets for a -4 insane?

                        it's bloody tempting I tell ya..

                        aguero + eriksen > salah + wilson (-4) is very tempting

                        1. Flapjack ✅
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          10 days, 2 hours ago

                          Yeah that’s dumb. It’s practically a -8 if they start both.

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

                            cool, may just hold my transfer then and do it for free in gw36, cheers bud

                            1. Flapjack ✅
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              10 days, 2 hours ago

                              I mean champions league could cast doubt on them playing twice. But I’d rather roll it !

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

                          Big no. Back Wilson & Salah but also back the other 2, especially over two games.

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

                            thanks man

                            well done again on your gw score, well and truly smashed it!!

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

                              Cheers man, hopefully your turn comes next GW!

                      4. Tinmen
                        • 5 Years
                        10 days, 2 hours ago

                        Folks, should I keep or sell Martial?

                        1ft but my plan was to carry 2 into the following week to use on Liverpool assets as I only have TAA

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

                          Keep in your situation. Is a good differential.

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

                          Keep

                        3. Collie01
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          10 days, 2 hours ago

                          Im keeping

                      5. Flapjack ✅
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        10 days, 2 hours ago

                        Brighton defensive hype is back in my blood this morning

                        Come on you quadruple legends !!

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

                          HELL YEAH!!

                          DUFFY (C), DUNK AND RYAN!!

                          1. Flapjack ✅
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            10 days, 2 hours ago

                            Tuesday night haul. The scoutcast is gonna involve class a drugs !

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

                              even if they concede, at least us quadrouplers have got something to look forward to!

                              I reckon they're going to keep it extremely tightship though, especially after that battering on the weekend

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

                          I'm relying on Duffy, Ryan and Murray to get me 5 points total on tuesday. Can they do it? Would be typical of Duffy to get a yellow, Ryan to concede 2 goals and Murray subbed of on 59th.

                          1. Flapjack ✅
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            10 days, 2 hours ago

                            No negative thoughts. Only positive !

                        3. Hakim Ziyech
                            10 days, 2 hours ago

                            Own goal & Red card for Duffy just to put the icing on the cake

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

                              go away

                              1. Hakim Ziyech
                                  10 days, 2 hours ago

                                  🙂

                            2. Started from the bottom now…
                              • 3 Years
                              10 days, 2 hours ago

                              would be lovely!

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

                              Duffy (C) here!

                              1. DandyDon
                                  10 days, 2 hours ago

                                  Duffy TC! Actually had a good week not WC-ing apart from that rash last minute punt. oh well. Hoping for 2 points minimum to at least got something from the chip. Haha

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

                                hat-trick by Dunk is enough 🙂

                                1. Hakim Ziyech
                                    10 days, 2 hours ago

                                    Last season Dunk scored some astonishing own goals. Hat trick of headers for Cardiff on Tuesday would be lovely to watch

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

                                  1-2 is my prediction after Saturday's shambles.

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

                                A) Son TC
                                B) Jimenez simple C
                                C) bench boost with: Yedlin,Grant, AWB + Boruc (or -4 Lloris/Foster)

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

                                  B if any. TC Jiminez if feeling fruity.

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

                                Realistically speaking there isn't massive upside moving ryan on to patricio or gunn is there?

                                If valery recovers, worth saving FT, so that I can bring salah back in for free for gw36?

                                Current team

                                ryan
                                duffy - dunk - robertson - laporte - valery
                                mane - sterling - eriksen - son - jota
                                aguero - jiminez - deeney

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

                                  Yeah not worth it for me. You're well set to save a transfer

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

                                  is this a bench boost team?

                                  1. g40steve
                                    • 1 Year
                                    10 days, 2 hours ago

                                    If BB team they need to go?

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

                                    it will be next gw yes, this is my current team and i'm BB'ing next week

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

                                  Yep, save the ft.

                                4. g40steve
                                  • 1 Year
                                  10 days, 2 hours ago

                                  I would want rid of Brighton, that ship sank leaving port.
                                  Any DGW player you swap for should at least payback or break even?

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

                                    might return to port on Tuesday but valid point

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

                                Best defender for GW35?

                                I'm thinking Doherty with two home games against two defensively poor sides. Could be in for some attacking returns and somewhat less likely clean sheet returns.

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

                                  Probably right, unless Holebas is fit by then

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

                                    Or a Liv def vs cardiff

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

                                    I'd love to get Holebas in for Duffy if he was declared fit, but his minutes have been a bit erratic anyway.

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

                                  He's definetly up there. There's an argument for Liverpool defenders despite the SGW - reckon any could get double figures.

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

                                  I've bucked most good advice and gone for Kola as my best chance of a haul I suspect. But if I was a betting man, the prize will go to a boring CB who gets a bonus in each game! Looking back I'd have kept TAA over Doherty and Duffy etc. but double fever kicked in.

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

                                Liverpool 97
                                Man city 96

                                It's going to happen.

                                1. TONY123
                                  • 3 Years
                                  10 days, 2 hours ago

                                  That's the live table at minute 89 in GW38, City being held by Brighton. We all know what'll happen next:
                                  Aguerooooooooooo

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

                                    Tempted to save the triple captaincy for this.

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

                                  Would be unbelievable. I think Liverpool are going to slip up though.

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

                                    You cant believe they will against those 4 teams , two relegated, two on the beach( with a most likely rested wolves side).City have the bannana skins .

                              7. quayle99
                                • 2 Years
                                10 days, 2 hours ago

                                I have some dead weight in my team.
                                Any player on a double GW is worth a -4 no?

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

                                  No, purely depends on the player. Thoughts like that cause things like Duffy captain!

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

                                  Not at all. Need to see the team and the proposed transfers.

                              8. Max City
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                10 days, 2 hours ago

                                Had a very limited time to arrange my WC as I did not realize the deadline until it was too late..

                                Ryan Ederson

                                Duffy Dunk Laporte Trippier Doherty

                                Eriksen Son Doucoure Martial Maddison

                                Jimenez Firmino Vardy

                                1FT
                                3.1itb

                                Still have my BB and TC..

                                Now I'm not sure if this squad worth a BB..

                                Any thoughts to help?

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

                                  I'd BB that. what's maddisons selling price?

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

                                    I'd have 9.8 itb if selling Maddison, meaning I could get in Pogba, Dilva, Bilva, Sane, or someone else cheaper.

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

                                  I'd BB that.

                                  When would you look to play it if not GW35?

                              9. bitm2007
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                10 days, 2 hours ago

                                Last week teams 71 points with Foster to play.

                                This GW's WC team 37 points with Ryan and Duffy to play.

                                1. g40steve
                                  • 1 Year
                                  10 days, 2 hours ago

                                  Join the queue of ruined WC owners!

                              10. g40steve
                                • 1 Year
                                10 days, 2 hours ago

                                BB which other week are you planning on playing?
                                35 for me team loaded up with DGW players, fixtures not brilliant but two games should work out.

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

                                  Same here. Taking hits to BB just because there's no better time to use it.

                                2. quayle99
                                  • 2 Years
                                  10 days, 1 hour ago

                                  same here, might take a -8 but with the right players, should pay off.

                              11. The Red Devil
                                • 4 Years
                                10 days, 2 hours ago

                                Owning a Watford forward after so long, last time I had a Watford forward, odion ighalo was putting the goals in at a crazy rate! Hope for similar returns tonight from Deeney!

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

                                Comment section displaying empty for me, but have managed to get to typing one after several refreshes. Looks like my morning of responding is coming to an end. Good luck all!

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

                                  Yep - just managed to post mine (below) after 5 attempts of refreshing and logging back in.... glitchy

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

                                  same mate

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

                                Morning all

                                With this team currently set up for BB GW35, if Valery is fit, I think my options are:
                                A) Save FT to have 2FT for GW36 and get in Mané/ Firmino for LIV triple up
                                B) JWP > Redmond / Brooks (FT)
                                C) JWP, Duffy > Brooks, Kolas (-4)

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

                                Really hoping BB will make up for the flat disappointment of this WC!

                                Cheers

                                1. Amey
                                    10 days, 2 hours ago

                                    Afternoon buddy.
                                    Save is my pick.

                                    Do you think i should move on taa/robbo to get Mane in my team ?? (Gw 35/36) ??

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

                                      What would the move be?

                                      I think Mané or Salah are pretty essential but it taking a hit for it could be risky depending on who you take out

                                      1. Amey
                                          10 days, 2 hours ago

                                          Taa + Eriksen >>> Mane + Defender.
                                          Maybe in gw 36 with 2 FT ??

                                          1. Amey
                                              10 days, 2 hours ago

                                              Have Taa Robbo Bobby atm

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

                                              Yeh I’d be inclined to wait and do for free tbh

                                              Both of those you are taking out have potential to score well

                                              1. Amey
                                                  10 days, 2 hours ago

                                                  Yeah
                                                  Cheers mate

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

                                        Seems like I can't access thenorice changes hot topic. Anyone care to share them please?

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

                                          price changes* hot topic

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

                                          Price Changes - 15th April 2019

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

                                          Townsend (5.7), T.Davies (5.0), Bettinelli (4.2) - all dropped

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

                                            Thank you Fitzy

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

                                        has ffscout been messing up for anyone else?

                                        this article's been showing as 0 comments for me and saying that I'm not logged in when I am

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

                                          Intermittently

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

                                          Same - I think I lost my last post

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

                                        For those that are disappointed with their WC GW34 team, surely the team you picked was with at least one eye on BB GW35?

                                        If so, can you really assess whether your WC was a success or not until GW35 has been played?

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

                                          it's true, but despite knowing this, it's painful aint it

                                          like brighton haven't been battered the way they were, at home, all season..

                                          the fpl community then jump aboard the brighton defence train, including captaincy, and they go and lose 0-5...

                                          couldn't make it up really

                                        2. TONY123
                                          • 3 Years
                                          10 days, 2 hours ago

                                          True but people also loaded up their teams with Wolves and Brighton players, teams that looked dreadful this weekend and probably won't pick up many points from here on out if they keep playing like that. The Spurs game was also disappointing as this fixture was most people's main reason to bring in players like Son, Trippier and Eriksen.

                                        3. Jamino
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 8 Years
                                          10 days, 5 mins ago

                                          Using the bench boost often seems to cause more harm than good.