Scout Notes

Lacazette and Aubameyang return points again despite Arsenal defeat

Arsenal’s ten-match winning league run at the Emirates came to an end on Sunday as Crystal Palace produced another fine away display to mathematically confirm their Premier League safety.

There was little joy for Fantasy managers investing in either defence but the points flowed for the most-popular midfielders and forwards on show.

We also take a brief look at Fulham’s second successive Premier League victory in the Scout Notes below.

Arsenal 2-3 Crystal Palace

  • Goals: Mesut Ozil (£7.9m), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.9m) | Christian Benteke (£6.3m), Wilfried Zaha (£6.8m), James McArthur (£4.8m)
  • Assists: Alexandre Lacazette (£9.4m) | Luka Milivojevic (£6.4m), Christian Benteke, Scott Dann (£4.4m)

In a Double Gameweek in which many premium Fantasy Premier League assets have (so far) either blanked or delivered modest returns, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.9m) and Alexandre Lacazette (£9.4m) did what they have consistently done all season and registered attacking points for their owners.

Aubameyang’s goal and bonus point mean he is now the joint-highest-scoring FPL forward of 2018/19, while Lacazette’s assist for Mesut Ozil‘s (£7.9m) equaliser kept up the Frenchman’s remarkable record on home soil: the Arsenal striker has banked an attacking return in each of his last nine appearances at the Emirates.

Aubameyang’s achievement is all the more remarkable given the downsides associated with him as a Fantasy asset.

Be it through illness, injury or rotation, Sunday’s 90-minute showing was only Aubameyang’s fourth start in Arsenal’s last nine league fixtures.

With Unai Emery fond of changing formation from match to match and indeed during games, we never can be sure where the Gabon international will be lining up.

Aubameyang started off yesterday’s match alongside Lacazette in a 3-4-1-2 but with the Gunners trailing at the interval, Emery made two substitutions and altered his team’s shape.

Off went Carl Jenkinson (£4.5m) and Konstantinos Mavropanos (£4.7m) to be replaced by Alex Iwobi (£5.4m) and Ainsley Maitland-Niles (£4.4m), with Emery reverting to a 4-2-3-1.

That meant Aubameyang was pushed out to the right flank on the opposite wing to Iwobi, with Ozil playing behind Lacazette in “the hole”.

Emery explained his half-time changes after the game, saying:

In the first half, we continued with the three central defenders because I think we can be more consistent with that.

In the second half, we changed to play with two and we can take more possibilities in the attacking third, in the build-up, but defensively we gave them more space to take the transitions.

Their goals are from set pieces and one second action, but also we know that we can be taking more risks in the second half. But when the score is like that in the first half and we are losing 1-0, I think we need to do that.

In truth, Aubameyang did little of note outside of his goal – but how often have we said that this season?

The Gabonese striker had only one penalty box touch/attempt (his goal) all game, with even defender Shkodran Mustafi (£5.4m) having more touches in the opposition half.

As he proved last season, though, Aubameyang is among the most clinical forwards in the top flight.

Of strikers with more than 1,000 minutes to their name this season, the former Borussia Dortmund has the second-best goal conversion rate in the Premier League. Aubameyang was top for that statistic in 2017/18.

Lacazette was more involved than his fellow striker, registering nine penalty box touches and three shots, but two of his efforts were blocked and the other was off-target.

The Frenchman has started 12 of Arsenal’s last 14 Premier League games and, on paper, would seem a safer bet than Aubameyang to feature in Emery’s league line-ups.

In reality, no-one knows what the Arsenal manager will do in the Gunners’ second Gameweek 35 fixture and beyond.

Lacazette’s recent benching at Vicarage Road and Arsenal’s ongoing Europa League campaign makes second-guessing his involvement (or anyone else’s) nigh-on impossible, one of the main reasons why a large proportion of Fantasy managers have shied away from the Gunners’ two strikers – despite their consistent returns.

Emery explained his latest round of rotation and suggested changes will continue to occur for the rest of 2018/19, saying:

We changed because we are going to play a lot of matches. We have had some injuries, like with Aaron Ramsey, and we need to protect the players. For example, Xhaka asked to change in the second half against Napoli and today could’ve played, but with some risk.

We need to protect our players and to us other players. We are playing with a lot of players and they give us the performance, we lost today but we could also have lost with other players on the pitch.

Arsenal’s away form is also a bit of an issue, with Lacazette recording only one goal and one assist in his last six league appearances on the road. Aubameyang also has just one goal in his last half-dozen showings away from home.

With the Gunners on their travels in three of their remaining four fixtures, there would be understandable concern about not just minutes but FPL points in the season run-in.

Ozil is a prime example of Arsenal’s home-and-away schizophrenia.

The German’s goal was his eighth FPL return of 2018/19 but seven of them have come at the Emirates. Ozil, indeed, has only started one away league game this calendar year.

Ozil’s inclusion with Aubameyang and Lacazette on Sunday was perhaps one of the reasons why Arsenal’s defence was left so badly exposed, although the midfield shield of Mohamed Elneny (£4.2m) and Matteo Guendouzi (£4.4m) did little to stem the Palace attacks.

Mustafi lost Christian Benteke (£6.3m) and Wilfried Zaha (£6.9m) all too easily for Palace’s opening two goals, while James McArthur (£4.8m) was left unmarked to nod in Scott Dann’s (£4.4m) flick-on for the Eagles’ third.

Martin Kelly (£3.9m) had earlier blazed over following another Dann header, while Benteke skied a presentable chance high into the crowd and Bernd Leno (£4.9m) had to twice deny Cheikhou Kouyate (£4.7m) in the space of a second as Arsenal’s defence wilted.

That fragility at the back would potentially bode well for owners of Wolves assets ahead of the two clubs’ meeting on Wednesday, although Emery will at least have Sokratis (£5.1m) back from suspension and – fitness-depending – could well be able to call upon the services of Granit Xhaka (£5.2m) and Lucas Torreira (£4.7m) to add steel to the midfield.

Emery talked about his team’s defending after full-time, saying:

First, it’s because they have very good players. Second, it’s because today in the set pieces, we didn’t work and we weren’t strong like we were in the rest of the season. The first goal came from a free-kick, the third from a corner.

Today we struggled more than we wanted in these two situations and really the result can come, this result, through it.

Emery was also asked about Mustafi’s performance and replied:

In all the season I think he is being consistent. We speak about every match.

We can speak about players individually, but sometimes they can play very well, sometimes cannot play well. But I prefer to speak about the consistency in the season.

I think we are, every player, helping and every player is playing with a big performance and today also, when you can defend against a player like Benteke or Zaha, you can suffer more than maybe in other situations.

But if today we were better in the set pieces, maybe we could have won this match.

For all of Arsenal’s deficiencies, Roy Hodgson was right to point out how impressive his side had been.

Strike duo Zaha and Benteke terrorised the home defence, while the two banks of four in front of Vicente Guaita (£4.2m) limited Arsenal to just two “big chances”.

Hodgson said:

It was a very satisfying performance. Even a draw’s a result but to come and get a victory you have to give a really good performance. Your defending is going to have to be top-notch right through until the 95-96th minute and then you’ve got to make certain that when you do get the ball, you’ve got to hope that your two front players do what our two did today.

I thought they were really, really good and I thought we were good value for our three goals because we carried that threat I thought with the two front players. The midfield four and the back four were excellent at staying compact, staying narrow and we were able to reduce the clear-cut chances they were able to create.

Benteke, making his second successive start ahead of loanee Michy Batshuayi (£6.3m), surely cemented his place in the Palace team for Gameweek 36 by registering his first two attacking returns of 2018/19, with the Belgian striker also providing the assist for Zaha’s goal.

Hodgson said of Benteke’s display:

I think he’s more than just a goalscorer, his all-round performance today was fantastic. If he had played that way and someone else had scored the goal I wouldn’t be saying we should berate him in any way for not scoring.

It is good [that he scored], I agree. Front players need goals and of course, I’m sure it is a weight off his mind but the biggest weight off his mind must be that in tandem with Wilf today, he gave such a good performance.

Not only going forward, he did a good job defensively – both did – and our compact, narrow shape was also largely or certainly in part due to the fact that they dropped in so well and made it difficult for the Arsenal midfield players to get on the ball.

Luka Milivojevic (£6.4m) banked his fifth attacking return in six Gameweeks with an assist for Benteke’s goal, while McArthur is now the highest-scoring budget FPL midfielder under £5.0m after his own strike.

While Palace’s attacking assets caught the eye, they next face an Everton side with six clean sheets in their last eight Premier League games.

The Eagles are also back at Selhurst Park, where they have scored less than half the number of goals they have netted away from home.

Joel Ward (£4.3m) came into the Palace side at the expense of the benched Patrick van Aanholt (£5.5m), while Dann – a Fantasy favourite of yesteryear – caught the eye at set plays.

The veteran centre-half had three attempts on goal from dead-ball situations, with two of his efforts inadvertently leading to big chances (one converted by McArthur) and the other drawing a save from Leno.

Arsenal XI (3-4-1-2): Leno; Mustafi, Koscielny, Mavropanos (Iwobi 46′); Jenkinson (Maitland-Niles 46′), Guendouzi, Elneny (Torreira 68′), Kolasinac; Ozil; Aubameyang, Lacazette.

Crystal Palace XI (4-4-2): Guaita; Wan-Bissaka, Kelly, Dann, Ward; McArthur, Kouyate, Milivojevic, Meyer (Townsend 80′); Benteke (Ayew 78′), Zaha.

Bournemouth 0-1 Fulham

  • Goal: Aleksandar Mitrovic (£6.3m)
  • Assist: None

A week after their surprise 2-0 win over in-form Everton, Fulham produced another coupon-busting and Gameweek-ruining display at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday.

Callum Wilson (£6.7m) was the only “single Gameweeker” who was bought by more than 100,000 FPL managers ahead of Saturday’s deadline, while Ryan Fraser (£6.3m) was the subject of exactly 75,000 transfers in following his own double-digit haul at Brighton.

Both players were to blank on the south coast but how the pair emerged from this game without at least one attacking return each was a head-scratcher.

So often Bournemouth’s arch-creator, Fraser had more shots (seven) than any other player on show at the Vitality on Saturday.

Diego Rico (£4.4m) produced a superb save to repel Fraser’s 16th-minute effort before again denying the Scotland international when he was clean through on goal in the second – the diminutive winger firing the rebound wide.

Fraser also produced a teasing low cross that Joshua King (£6.5m) should have converted in the 14th minute.

Wilson, meanwhile, saw a header saved by Rico from point-blank range and was denied again by the uncharacteristically solid Fulham goalkeeper when firing low from 12 yards out.

We wrote in last week’s Scout Notes about the unpredictability of results at this time of the season especially and it was, quite simply, just one of those days where nothing went right for Bournemouth’s attacking assets. Two-point returns could have been double-digit hauls on another day, as Eddie Howe said after the game:

It was hugely frustrating, especially after last week when we were so good. We started the first half really well and I thought it was going to be a really good day for us.

We were sharp with the ball and created opportunities. With the amount of presentable chances we created, the fact we didn’t score after being so clinical last week is a difficult one to work out.

The Cherries weren’t helped by some bad luck, with three players succumbing to injury at right-back either before or during the game.

Nathaniel Clyne (£4.4m) didn’t make the match-day squad, while Adam Smith (£4.3m) pulled up in the warm-up and makeshift full-back Junior Stanislas (£6.0m) was substituted after just 22 minutes.

Howe said:

When you lose a player of Adam Smith’s quality before the game, it’s going to be difficult for the team.

Doubly so to lose Junior Stanislas, as well. He’s not necessarily a natural right-back but he’s played the position and done it very well. He uses the ball superbly and has the athletic ability to go box-to-box.

Upon his injury, we were then left with four centre-backs across our back-line, which is something we would never normally do.

Those injuries were difficult for us to overcome and we never fully got our rhythm back in the match. We just hope the injuries aren’t serious.

Nathaniel Clyne has been carrying a hamstring injury for a couple of weeks which is why he missed the game.

Nathan Ake (£5.1m) was again deployed at left-back, while Chris Mepham (£4.5m) moved over the right-back after the withdrawal of Stanislas.

Fulham’s mini-revival continued under Scott Parker and, while Bournemouth had plenty of opportunities, the Cottagers too carved out a lot of chances.

Aleksandar Mitrovic (£6.3m) scored from the spot after being felled himself but he should have put Fulham 1-0 up when blazing wildly over the bar from the edge of the six-yard box.

Ryan Sessegnon (£6.0m) fired straight at Artur Boruc (£4.1m) from ten yards out, while Ryan Babel (£5.5m) nodded a Calum Chambers (£4.2m) cross over from close range.

Mitrovic will grab the headlines but he was again profligate from open play: the Serbian has scored on only four occasions in the last 22 Gameweeks, despite taking 76 shots (57 from inside the box) in that time – no FPL forward has registered more of either.

While there will be little interest in Fulham assets in the season run-in, Babel is a budget differential to consider for the remaining three Gameweeks (the Cottagers’ last three matches are against Cardiff, Wolves and Newcastle).

Since his Fulham debut in Gameweek 23, no FPL midfielder has had as many big chances as Babel.

The Dutchman was presented with another gilt-edged chance on Saturday, while no player on show at the Vitality made more key passes.

Parker said of his team’s display after full-time:

It was a fine performance after having to weather the storm a little bit against a very good Bournemouth side, certainly at home, we knew they would come out fighting, we knew it would be a quick start from them and we were under it a little bit, certainly first-half.

But I felt once we got through that we put our mark on the game really and second-half we really controlled the game and played some lovely bits, then we got our noses in front and saw the game out which was pleasing. 

Tom Cairney (£4.6m) missed out at the weekend as his partner was giving birth.

Bournemouth XI (4-4-2): Boruc; Stanislas (Simpson 23′), Mepham (Mousset 76′), S Cook, Ake; Brooks, Gosling, Lerma, Fraser; King (Solanke 61′), Wilson.

Fulham XI (4-2-3-1): Rico; Odoi, Le Marchand, Ream, Bryan; Chambers, Anguissa; Sessegnon, Seri (Christie 79′), Babel (Ayite 85′); Mitrovic.

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  1. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Can see the GW35 Scout Picks bouncing back today and tomorrow.

  2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    TC chip question:

    A) Loose one of Aguero/Sterling for a hit to TC Salah in 36
    B) TC Mane in 36
    C) TC one of Aguero/Sterling in 37 (LEI)

    Hardest decision for me this season

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Not c for me

    2. V-2 Schneiderlin
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      for me its B - definitely don't lose Sterling (I have similar dilemma - am thinking of taking Aguero out for Firmino (FT) & going without Salah)

    3. Karan14
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      If you didnt have TC would you consider getting Salah for (-4) by selling Aguero/Sterling for a hit?

      I kind of feel we are getting trapped by the TC chip when we anyways have a "Double Captain" every week.

      Salah needs to score 15+ points I feel to be worth it this week for -4.

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Its also Mane vs Salah Long term.

        And Aguero/Sterling vs Eriksen...

      2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        But no prolly not.. but having the better player with 3x evens the playing field

      3. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        If Salah scores and Mane blanks then the 15 points are already made up.. :/

    4. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      B is probably the sensible choice let's face it

  3. Benteke Fried Chicken
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Any news on Mendy?! MEN reported he missed training yesturday

    • simong1
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Currently leading my ML by only 5 points with a big prize on the line. I have used all my chips while my rival has his TC chip left. I’ve posted our teams below for comparison.

        Any advice on how to take the victory? 1FT, 3.1 ITB. Transfers I am currently looking at are KDB > Mane (this wk) and Eriksen > Sterling next wk. Thanks!

        Me:

        Lloris – Foster
        Laporte – TAA – Doherty – Duffy – Valery
        Son – Eriksen – KDB – Jota – Redmond
        Aguero – Jimenez – Rashford

        Him:

        Allison – Ryan
        Robbo – Azpi – AWB – Duffy – Kolasinac
        Son – Salah – Pogba – Hazard – Hayden
        Vardy – Jimenez – Wilson

        1. markloe
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          assuming he is going TC Salah next week?

          1. simong1
              1 month, 25 days ago

              I would guess so yes but who knows!

          2. TheDragon
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 25 days ago

            If he TC Salah, you don’t own him and he scores big and it’s over

            However if Salah blanks then you are in great shape.

            Depends how brave you are!

            1. markloe
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              yeah I think I'd actually be tempted to bring in Salah somehow, as OP's team is probably better for the run-in, especially Aguero (C) GW37

              1. simong1
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Can't afford Salah without 2 transfers so would have to take a hit...just don't know if it's worth that when I can get Mane for free

          3. Atimis
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Would appreciate your opinions here:
            Have 0.8ITB - Vardy to Firmino should be the best move or any other?
            Want to TC Mane if so.

            Lloris
            Laporte/TAA/Duffy
            Sterling/Mane/Son/Deulofeu
            Kun/Vardy*/Jimenez

            Gunn/Jota/Boly/Kiko

            1. waltzingmatildas
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Yeah I like that move

            2. V-2 Schneiderlin
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              good move imo

            3. Atimis
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Thanks 😉

            4. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Another option is Vardy + Sterling -> Salah (TC) + Rash -4..

          4. Winter_is_coming
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            I`m choosing midfielder differential for 36,37,38 with limited price. Looks like Mili is an interesting bet, yes?

            1) Babel
            2) Deulofeu
            3) Siggy
            4) Milivojevic

            1. Hy liverpool
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              I prefer 2

            2. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 25 days ago

              I have 2 but 1 seems to be scoring for fun

              1. Winter_is_coming
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                With teams like Fulham (already relegated) you never know what to expect - now they scoring for fun and winning, the game after they will literally stop playing without the reason too.

          5. Hy liverpool
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Start one

            A. Duffy vs NEW
            B. Jota vs wat
            C. Gray vs WOL

            1. Karan14
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Jota I guess.

              Im starting both Jota & Duffy.

            2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Id say Gray over Jota for home advantage... But its a 50/50 call really

          6. Rupert The Horse
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Guess I shouldn't have captained De Bruyne.

            1. Hy liverpool
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Ouch.. Nothing wrong with your choice mate, it's all about luck.

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Just got to hope Lloris plays.

                1. Roll The Dyche
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Same pal

            2. seewhyaxe
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              same here.

              I honestly wanted to captain Deulofeu but was put off by the 50/50 chance of him starting

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Took it off Son so not much difference.

                1. seewhyaxe
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Wait till you see Son hauls against BHA.. 😀

                  1. Rupert The Horse
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Id actually take it with this crazy score.

              2. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Same, should of just gone for it 🙁

            3. Amey
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Hard luck my friend 😕
                I also have KDB

              • Bunk Morrisonland
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                In hindsight no, but he was in tremendous form. Too bad he can't seem to stay fit.

            4. seewhyaxe
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Since KDB is confirmed out, so...

              2FTs, all chips used. 0.5m itb
              A) KDB + Eriksen -> Sterling + Moura/Bilva
              B) KDB + Vardy -> Sterling + Wilson/Zaha
              C) KDB + Eriksen -> Salah (c) + Jota
              D) KDB + Vardy -> Salah + bench fodder (This leaves money in the bank for Eriksen + Lloris -> Sterling + another GK for a hit next week)

              ===================
              Lloris/Foster
              TAA/Duffy/Dunk/Doherty/Valery
              Son/Deulofeu/Mane/KDB*/Eriksen
              Kun/Jimenez/Vardy

              1. Hy liverpool
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                C imo

                1. seewhyaxe
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Thanks! That is arguably the option that I'm feeling the least now lol

              2. Slitherene
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 25 days ago

                You might have a problem with 3xWolves and 2xBrighton in 38.

                So Milivojevic or Moura for Eriksen.

            5. Kevin 11
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Vc Firmino or aguero

              1. Hy liverpool
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Very hard decision

              2. markloe
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Aguero, feel like there's an outside chance of Origi

              3. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Aguero for sure

            6. Legomané
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Afternoon all. Thoughts much appreciated 🙂

              1. Eriksen Vardy > Salah Llorente
              2. Eriksen Vardy > Mané Zaha (+ Duffy > TAA, -4?)
              3. Duffy Jota Vardy > TAA Mané Quaner (-4)
              4. Something else? 2FT 0.2
              _

              Lloris
              Robertson Laporte Doherty
              Sterling Son Eriksen Jota
              Aguero Vardy Jiménez

              (Gunn Duffy Valery Højbjerg)

              1. Karan14
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Thats a really tough position to be in.

                Im pretty sure Vardy will score against Arsenal.

              2. seewhyaxe
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                I like 2!

              3. Bunk Morrisonland
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Vardy's stats are really strong since Rodgers took over and he historically does well vs top 6 teams. I can see why you consider shipping him with 2FTs but I'm not sure I would reccomend it.

                I don't know what Your sale price for Doherty is, but him to TAA would be Worth doing. Maybe you could fund it by downgrading Lloris for instance. This may all change with an injury today or tomorrow of course. Depending on how tired he looks you could also consider sterling + doherty > Mane + TAA.

            7. Maddamotha
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Any news/updates on Lloris and Valery?

              1. Michelle Davin
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Also curious about this

            8. Bunk Morrisonland
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              "Since his Fulham debut in Gameweek 23, no FPL midfielder has had as many big chances as Babel."

              This is actually sensational although according to members stats Mane has had as many big chances. It's a shame Babel isn't so good at putting them away, only 4 goals since he signed.

              1. The 5% Team
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  still a good pick for the last 3 GWs

                  Hope he plays in the PL next season as well, he isn't the youngest anymore

                • All Out of Mounie
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  4 goals more than I expected.. he's way past his prime imo.

              2. Roll The Dyche
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                So what’s to do with De Bruyne hold or ship out?

                1. The Rumour Mill
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  ship out

                2. Rupert The Horse
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Ship, Liverpool mid.

                3. Bunk Morrisonland
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  sell sell sell

                4. The 5% Team
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    at least wait until presser end of the week/before start next GW

                  • Dr. Mantis Toboggan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    I'm shipping for either Salah (selling Eriksen to fund) or Sterling (Aguero to Firmino to fund).

                    1. Roll The Dyche
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Thanks guys. To think I got him in for Siggy this week - painful. Lucky to have the rank I do...

                5. All Out of Mounie
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Brooks (sou) to Deulofeu (WOL) for free worth it or too sideways?

                  1. Spike ⚽️
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    No just too late!!

                  2. Stimps
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    I'm doing this

                6. Malkmus
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  A'noon all. Any thoughts on this? Too much cash on the bench after BB so needs a bit of surgery. 1FT, 0.8 ITB.

                  Foster
                  Valery - Trent - Laporte
                  Mane - Sterling - Eriksen - Son
                  Jimi - Llorente - Kun

                  Subs - Jota, Dunk, Boly

                  A - Save, play Llorente
                  B - Save, play Jimi
                  C - Jota and Llorente to 4.7 mid and Zaha (-4)
                  D - Jota and Llorente to Siggy and Long (-4)
                  E - Jota and Llorente to Mili and Long (-4)

                  Ta !

                7. Slitherene
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Which pairing for the run in?

                  A) Mane + Eriksen

                  B) Salah + Milivojevic

                  1. All Out of Mounie
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    A

                8. Annie
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  De Bruyne +Llorente to Deulofeu + Firmino (-4) ?

                  1. Rupert The Horse
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Yes sir.

                    1. Annie
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      I have 0.2 ITB with this move, hopefully I can do on Friday though might be close.

                9. Wild Rover
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  How FFS works

                  Pep says KDB is out
                  FFS posts twitter confirming Pep says KDB is out
                  FFS posters talk about KDB being out
                  People start asking it if there is any news on KDB

                  1. Hy liverpool
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Haha

                  2. Spike ⚽️
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Someone posted earlier asking whether they should keep him!!!

                10. #FPLBhuna
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  how many points do you think these players score for me tonight?

                  foster
                  ryan
                  valery (if he plays)
                  yoshida
                  duffy
                  eriksen
                  son
                  ings

                  1. Annie
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    2,1,1,1,2,2,10,2

                    1. #FPLBhuna
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      yuck lol

                    2. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Is Ryan getting a yellow card? Should be 1 for Duffy as well surely

                      1. Bunk Morrisonland
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        He of course means that Brighton concedes 8 goals but that Duffy gets an assist and Ryan 6 saves.

                        1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          And they then get a bonus point each?

                          Also, are you the FFS member formerly known as Bunk Moreland?

                  2. Wild Rover
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    How big will my red arrow when I only own Foster and Son 😯

                  3. Slitherene
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    2
                    1
                    1
                    1
                    1
                    9
                    6
                    1

                11. Fitzy.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  KDB fit? Any news?

                  1. Wild Rover
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    😀

                  2. seewhyaxe
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    lol

                  3. Garlana
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    He's out

                12. Indpush
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Ya wouldn't take a hit(s) in D here would you?

                  Ederson

                  Doherty, Duffy, Bednerak

                  Salah (C), Mane, Son, Moura, Sterling

                  Aguero, Jimenez

                  Boruc, Bennett, Yedlin, Quanner

                  0 ITB, Transfers made: Rondon + Pogba to Quanner and Salah

                13. thunder_mike
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Trying organise my Liverpool and City assets for the rest of the season
                  Currently own Robbo, Mane, KDB & Kun

                  KDB >
                  A) Sterling
                  B) KDB + Eriksen > Bilva + Salah (-4, will only own Kun as my City asset)

                  1. "DC"
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Sterling

                  2. Tmel
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Llorente likely to start tonight?

                    1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      He'll start and brace. The man has swinging hips and is hungry for goals.
                      I'm trying to convince myself anyway 🙂

                      1. Rhodes your boat
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Correct answer what a player

                  3. Garlana
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    The need to field 3 pool is obvious, but I'd need to pull my team apart to play two attackers, is Taa, robbo and mane(TC) enough!? Obviously I'm concerned about Salah, but I'd likely lose more points than it's worth trying to get him and mane in.

                    1. "DC"
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Are you worried about Klopp resting players ?

                        1. Garlana
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          I'm worried about everything lol

                    2. Pistol
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Eriksen & Ings >> Firminho & Brooks (-4)?

                    3. Gudjohnsen
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Bench three:

                      A. Duffy
                      B. Lascelles
                      C. Bednarek
                      D. Murray
                      E. Brooks

                      1. Hy liverpool
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        BCE

                    4. Hy liverpool
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      So Manchester city predicted line up vs manchester united is :

                      Ederson ; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Zinchenko; Fernandinho, D.Silva, Gundogan;Sterling, Aguero, B.Silva.

                      1. Rhodes your boat
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Hope this is right

                    5. Gudjohnsen
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      With Son being suspended in champions league and rested against Huddersfield he should start against Brighton and West Ham right?

                      1. tuvok
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          100%

                        • Auboomerang
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          Yup!

                      2. Auboomerang
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Anyone else think Fulham v Cardiff will be a goalfest? You'd expect both teams to be wide open. Vital 3 points needed for Cardiff against a Fulham team that have nothing to lose. Really tempted by Babel but not overly keen on the last two fixtures.

                        1. Bunk Morrisonland
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          No, it should be cagey. Vital match for Cardiff. I can see a 0-1 win.

                          1. Auboomerang
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            You can look at it different ways I guess.

                            Cardiff beat them 4-2 in the previous fixture, I'm expecting something similar.

                        2. diesel001
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          Similar to the Brighton-Cardiff match IMO. First goal will be very important.