Scout Notes

Vardy’s superb FPL form leaves owners with ‘keep or sell’ dilemma

Jamie Vardy is Fantasy Premier League’s form attacking asset over the last nine Gameweeks.

Since Claude Puel departed Leicester City in the wake of the defeat to Crystal Palace, Vardy has ten goals and two assists – no FPL player can match that total of 12 goal involvements during this time.

Ahead of Double Gameweek 35, we wrote that Vardy’s form was making it difficult for his owners to trade him in.

Those who kept faith with the Leicester striker have since been rewarded with 24 points in the space of three Gameweeks.

Vardy’s owners now face another dilemma ahead of the season run-in, with Leicester away at Manchester City next before entertaining Chelsea in Gameweek 38.

The Blues’ away woes (two wins in eight games on the road and no clean sheets in that time) makes that final-day fixture more appealing than it seems on paper but a trip to the Etihad next Monday is more off-putting, given that City have kept 11 clean sheets in their last 15 Premier League games.

Vardy has delivered attacking returns against five of the “big six” clubs this season, however, including an assist in the 2-1 win over City in December.

We review another triumphant day for Vardy and Leicester in our Scout Notes piece below.

Leicester City 3-0 Arsenal

  • Goals: Youri Tielemans (£6.0m), Jamie Vardy (£9.0m) x2
  • Assists: James Maddison (£6.7m), Ricardo Pereira (£5.3m)

Leicester City recorded their fifth win in seven Gameweeks on Sunday, seeing off ten-man Arsenal at the King Power Stadium.

The Gunners played almost an hour with a numerical disadvantage following the 36th-minute dismissal of Ainsley Maitland-Niles (£4.4m) but there should be no doubt that Leicester were much the better side even before the Arsenal wing-back picked up his second yellow card of the afternoon.

The Foxes had already registered nine shots before Maitland-Niles was sent off and they looked sharper, hungrier and more confident than their timid visitors throughout.

The sending off actually probably hindered Jamie Vardy (£9.0m) more than helped him – Arsenal retreating to a more defensive mindset after being reduced to ten men and not allowing space in behind their backline for Vardy to exploit.

For the first 36 minutes of the second half, Vardy didn’t have a single shot.

It wasn’t until Arsenal opted to throw a few men forward at 1-0 down that Vardy was presented with the space he thrives on, with the Leicester striker following up his own lobbed effort that struck the crossbar to nod the hosts 2-0 up and then securing another double-digit FPL haul when tapping in Ricardo Pereira’s (£5.3m) low cross in stoppage time.

Vardy’s movement was excellent and he could have been on the scoresheet in the first half when he lobbed wide following a through-ball from Marc Albrighton (£5.1m).

No player on show at the King Power Stadium registered more penalty box touches, attempts on goal, shots in the box, efforts on target or big chances.

When FPL forwards are filtered by the last nine Gameweeks, Vardy – who averages 9.0 points per game under Brendan Rodgers – comes top for big chances, shots on target and efforts in the box.

Vardy isn’t the only player to be excelling under his new manager.

Youri Tielemans (£6.0m) has only blanked in one of the last nine Gameweeks and he registered his eighth attacking return of the last two months by nodding in James Maddison‘s (£6.7m) cross on 58 minutes.

Only Vardy had more attempts on goal than Tielemans at the King Power, with the Belgian midfielder going close to scoring a second when he curled narrowly wide on 73 minutes.

Tielemans is one of three Leicester players, the others being Maddison and Harvey Barnes (£5.5m), who sit in the top ten midfielders for efforts on goal over the last nine Gameweeks, emphasising just how attacking the Foxes are under Rodgers now.

Speaking of the on-loan Monaco midfielder, Rodgers said:

What he’s paid to do is create and score and he’s doing it very well.

It was a wonderful cross from James and it’s important that you have players that are hungry to score and he had a great strike as well in the game that was very, very close.

He’s shown great efficiency since he’s been here and for his age, he’s got great maturity in his game and I’m very, very pleased for him today.

Tielemans had begun this match in a midfield three with Wilfred Ndidi (£4.9m) and the excellent Hamza Choudhury (£4.3m), with Maddison and Albrighton playing wide of Vardy.

With Arsenal a man down, Rodgers sacrificed Ndidi at the break and brought on winger Barnes, reverting to the 4-1-4-1 formation he had favoured in recent weeks.

Tielemans and Maddison were given more license to get forward from central positions and it was no surprise that they combined for Leicester’s opening goal.

Maddison was again impressive, if a little selfish at times, registering four shots from distance and three key passes – two of which led to “big chances”.

Ricardo got the assist for Vardy’s goal but opposite full-back Ben Chilwell (£5.0m) caught the eye from an attacking perspective, frequently getting forward from left-back and creating three chances.

While there will be few Fantasy managers interested in budget defensive midfielder Choudhury, his inclusion in a slightly tweaked Leicester set-up meant one less starting spot for the likes of Barnes and Demarai Gray (£5.4m) to compete for.

On Choudhury, Rodgers said:

I thought he was outstanding. He’s made the best tackle I’ve seen since I’ve been in here and that’s why he was in the team.

In the first half against West Ham, we were too passive, against Newcastle we were too passive. And I’m not the type of coach who waits to see if we are going to be passive again.

He’s shown me in training that he’s really aggressive, he recovers the ball so well.

Leicester will seldom face a defence as obliging as Arsenal’s, however, with the Gunners conceding three goals for the third Premier League match in a row.

They remain stuck on one clean sheet away from home all season and rank in the bottom third of the table for big chances, shots in the box and efforts on target conceded over their last six matches.

As well as the three goals he shipped on Sunday, Bernd Leno (£4.9m) had to make nine saves at the King Power – more than any other goalkeeper in Gameweek 36.

While shot-shy Brighton likely won’t cause the Gunners many problems in Gameweek 37, Ashley Barnes (£5.6m) and Chris Wood (£6.3m) will be licking their lips ahead of their final-day meeting with Unai Emery’s side at Turf Moor.

It is difficult to judge Arsenal’s attacking players given that they played for almost two-thirds of the game with only ten men but there were only occasional flashes before Maitland-Niles’ dismissal: Alex Iwobi (£5.4m) and Alexandre Lacazette (£9.4m) both perhaps should have done better with presentable chances before their team-mate saw red.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.9m) returned after sinus surgery to play alongside Lacazette in a 4-4-2 but the Gabonese forward was mostly peripheral after Maitland-Niles’ red card and didn’t register a single shot.

While there were mitigating circumstances in Leicester, Aubameyang and Lacazette have each just scored one goal in their last seven away league appearances.

Reflecting on the game, Emery said:

Our gameplan was to be strong in our defensive moments and in our attacking moments, to take our chances, attacking their back four.
 
We started very well, we controlled the match with good positioning and defensively with not many problems.
 
The second yellow card gave us a lot of problems to continue with our gameplan with more efficiency. Continuing our idea with one player less was going to be difficult. It changed a lot, this red card.

The players worked very well and I’m proud of them. With one player less, we continued our gameplan, trying to be together, defensively strong, and in the attacking moments to take our moments. The first goal has conditioned the result.

When we were better on the pitch with one player less, they had a counter-attack and scored the second one and finished the match.

Mesut Ozil (£7.9m) and Nacho Monreal (£5.4m) missed out with foot and calf injuries respectively, meanwhile.

Leicester City XI (4-1-4-1): Schmeichel; Ricardo, Evans, Maguire, Chilwell; Ndidi (Barnes 46′); Albrighton (Gray 86′), Tielemans, Choudhury (Mendy 78′), Maddison; Vardy.

Arsenal XI (4-4-2): Leno; Maitland-Niles, Mustafi, Sokratis, Kolasinac; Mkhitaryan (Guendouzi 73′), Torreira, Xhaka, Iwobi (Koscielny 46′); Lacazette (Nketiah 78′), Aubameyang.

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  1. theodosios
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    BB this week 2FT 0.6ITB

    Fabianski Begovic*
    Laporte Matip TAA Doherty Duffy*
    Salah Pogba Son Fanderson Barnes*
    Laca Wilson Jimenez

    Need to get rid of selected players:

    Begovic Duffy Barnes > Patricio Shaw RLC?

  2. sindz
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    Salah--> Sterling or Hazard? Will use TC on one of them. Leading my ML with 13 points and dont have Aguero

  3. Third Strikers
    Gregor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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    • 10 Years
    6 months, 23 days ago

    How do we feel about third strikers as the season comes to a close then? Andre Gray looks to have served his purpose now and I did have an eye on Rashford but he’s now a doubt with a shoulder injury.

    Mitrovic is posting some huge underlying numbers whilst Wilson has the form and Zaha has the fixtures. I presume most of us already have Jiminez, so who do we fancy in that third slot - another cheap striker or would you free up funds elsewhere and have an upgrade up top? Perhaps even a downgrade to a Southampton striker or to bench fodder and a change in system?

    Who will your third striker be over the last two games?

    1. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Wilson or Zaha

    2. theodosios
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Wilson is my 3rd striker since his return and will be until the end...50pts in those 7 games

      1. Gregor
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        • 10 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        Nice job, he’s certainly the man in form so I wouldn’t lose him if I already had him, Spurs then Palace away could be tough though.

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Mitro or Zaha imo.

      If saving cash one of the Soton strikers could be a great option for GW38 against Huds at home.

      1. Gregor
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        • 10 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        Yeah, not half. I already have three Southampton but I could downgrade Gray and then upgrade Bednarek or Hojbjerg.

    4. drughi
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 23 days ago

      Benching Ings this week but playing him home to huddersfield. Aguero Ings and whoever I get for Jimenez (Zaha/mitrovic/wilson) is my strike force gw 38

      1. Gregor
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        • 10 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        Nice, Mitrovic at home to his old club in GW38 could be interesting.

        1. drughi
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          yep

        2. Would Ed Woodward
            6 months, 23 days ago

            Either a brace or a red card, maybe both.

      2. Tierney Henry
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        HT

      3. Bury94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        Got Aguero, Jimenez and Wilson and not planing on changing that before the end of the season. Zaha could be a great punt for people chasing

        1. Gregor
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          • 10 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          Yeah, Palace did look a bit toothless at the weekend though.

      4. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        Have Wilson and Jimenez at the moment. Probably going to keep Wilson after his haul against saints. Jimenez may go for rashford in 38.

      5. avfc82
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        • 9 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        I own Wilson and am happy with him as a 3rd striker, but if I had to bring someone in now, it'd be Calvert-Lewin.

      6. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        In the spirit of the article, Vardy is my 2nd with Jimenez as 3rd. Feels wrong to sell either! Maybe Vardy but...

        1. Gregor
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          • 10 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          Yeah, think i’d probably stick with those but it is tough!

      7. Would Ed Woodward
          6 months, 23 days ago

          I have Kun, Jimi and Wilson, Wilson's haul and chances against Fulham when he blanked have given me a nice headache, no longer interested in Rash to replace him, probably starting against Spurs who'll have one eye on the CL.

        • Kane Toads
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          staying with Gray (Jimmie + Aguero)

        • Flapjack
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          Stick with Llorente as some fodder with upside that I’ll prob bench every week. 5 man midfield with Jota as the fifth is still very nice

        • GARY AND JAMIE
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          3-5-2 offering better value. I rarely get anywhere with a 3rd striker pick...stuck with Llorente for a DGW punt but also have Son and Moura so happy to bench.

        • Tube!!
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          Aguero, Firmino and Jimi....waiting for news on Bobby.

        • Gravless are for Kinnear
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          I'm getting Wilson. He's cheap and after his move to Chelsea over the summer I'll already have him in my team. He'll be a bargain getting fed by Hazard and Pulisic.

        • droginexile
          • 9 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          Have Llorente at the minute who suprisingly wasnt a success so not sure whether to go down to Long or up to Zaha, leaning towards Zaha at the minute. I would thnk IF you want Fulham then Babel seems to be a better option than Mitro

        • FP Elephant
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          Good HT, Gregor. I put out a community article on Friday afternoon about this but it was right before the deadline. I think there's good backing data in that too (although now we are down to two fixtures to go!).

          https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2019/04/26/last-call-for-budget-strikers/

          The shorter comment version of the article: I went with Zaha (downgrading from Lacazette to fund bringing in Salah and TAA). While Zaha blanked, I think I would make the same choice this week. And clearly I was happy to have the Liverpool players. Fairly certain I will keep my front line of Aguero, Jimenez and Zaha for the remainder.

          You're right that Mitro and Zaha have good stats and fixtures. And Wilson the form. The other two I'd add in the 6-7m bracket are Perez and Wood who both played well over the weekend (but Wood was playing City). Long is an easy choice if people want to go 3-5-2. With Long in place, a formidable four or five in midfield is possible.

          Rashford still scares me because of the fixtures being so plum, but the Man United form and his shoulder injury keep me away (but still fearful of having no one from Man United).

          1. Gregor
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            • 10 Years
            6 months, 22 days ago

            Good stuff, cheers FPLephant.

        • RECKLESS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          Arnautovic this gw transfer. Wham playing great and he has been putting up good numbers

          1. RECKLESS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            6 months, 23 days ago

            Soton already promoted so will be relaxed and perfect for arnie to capitalize

          2. HashAttack
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 23 days ago

            At the moment, I prefer 5 man mid with Antonio as opposed to 3 strikers with Arni

          3. RECKLESS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            6 months, 18 days ago

            Feels brilliant to get transfer right of a cheapie striker at this point. Stats fine in the end.Always.

        • rojojojo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          Dropping Vardy to.. Quaner and going 3-5-2, mids just seem better right now. Will have aguero and jimenez but might move Jimmy to rashford in gw38

        • sandman58
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 23 days ago

          Stick with Rashford
          By far the best 2 fixtures

        • HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          Currently on Bobby Jimenez Wilson

          I won’t bring in Kun since I’m unlikely to captain him. Looking at a way to bring in Hazard this week. Will likely sell a spurs mid or possibly Sterling
          Rashford was my plan until shoulder injury

        • Eddie - Back to Square Owen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          Success, cause I'm stuck with him now. 352 all the way home.

        • Brimble82
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 23 days ago

          Where’s the love for Colin ‘the ultimate 5-man-midfield enabler’ Quaner?!?

          1. Gregor
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            • 10 Years
            6 months, 22 days ago

            Haha, I considered Colin as a way to get Hazard in but I was still £0.1m short!

      8. KingOllie
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        Who scores more in last 2 fixtures?

        a) Lloris (bou, EVE) + Pogba (hud, CAR)
        b) Gunn (whm, HUD) + Hazard (WAT, lei) -4

        1. kuzser
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          A

        2. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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          • 9 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          B.

      9. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        I’m sure a number of people (like me) brought in Foster & Gunn on GW34 WC. With only 2 weeks left are you keeping?
        Seems like a waste of transfer now and Gunn vs HUD in 38. Guess I’ll play him this week over Foster and hope for the best...

      10. rmt this, rmt that so i sai…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 23 days ago

        if chasing who'd u rather got for remaining two fix:

        a. kun
        b. haz

        thx

        1. Lovren an elevator
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          Kun all day

        2. aborg
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          Has to be Hazard if chasing but not sure how much he can haul

        3. Bobby_Baggio
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          Chasing Hax

          1. Bobby_Baggio
            • 8 Years
            6 months, 23 days ago

            *Haz

      11. kuzser
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        Managed to almost close the gap in a ML (from 90 points to 6), but 3rd place is just 8 points behind me.
        ML leader's key differentials: Sterling, fraser, Vardy (no MU)
        3rd place's key differentials: kola,laporte, pogba, Fraser, rashford, vardy (no city attackers)

        My team for gw37:
        Foster (Ryan)
        Taa Doherty Vertongen (Duffy valery)
        Son jota mane Salah(Redmond)
        Jimenez Wilson Aguero

        What is the best move now? 1ft, 0.4itb
        1) save ft and play current team
        2) Salah->sterling
        3) mane/son->pogba
        4) Salah wilson -> Rashford Sterling for -4
        5) duffy-> kola

        1. Kante Touch This
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 23 days ago

          I think you wanna keep Salah if the other two don't have him

          I'm debating Son > Pogba but he's not in great form so I'm hesitant, especially for a hit

          potentially Duffy > shaw?

          I don't think 2 and 4 are good options

      12. drughi
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        Son ?

        A. Keep
        B. Sell for Pogba

        1. kuzser
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          A

        2. Bobby_Baggio
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          A

        3. Iceball
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          Maybe keep if Son only Spurs player. If you had both Son and Eriksen, would you sell one of them for Pogba?
          Or rather punt on Shaw in for Duffy?

          1. drughi
            • 10 Years
            6 months, 23 days ago

            I can see the merit of doing Eriksen>Pogba if you have son aswell and Eriksen playing midweek. Son>Pogba is tricky though as son won't play midweek

        4. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          I'd keep Son.

        5. Tierney Henry
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          B

      13. Hansel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        a) Trippier + Ryan -> TAA + Guaita

        b) Tripper + Eriksen -> Diop + Hazard

        1. droginexile
          • 9 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          B - TAA is possible rotation risk and Ryan to Guaita is just boring. Two weeks left, go with Haz...whats the worst that can happen 🙂

      14. Lovren an elevator
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        I'm considering a fire and forget back 5 next season of 2 of Robbo/TAA/VVD, Digne, Pereira and a 4 fodder.
        Everton and Leicester are on the up in form, specifically clean sheets and I think even if Pool drop in form, they'll still keep a solid amount of cleanies?

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          All of them will be priced considerably higher than this season.
          There is no garuntee that they will match their output this season.
          Also 5 atb is too inflexible imo.
          Alot depends on the fixtures too.

        2. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          Let's see if it actually ends up being fire-and-forget...

        3. avfc82
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          • 9 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          Hard to speculate now, but thats a lot of money tied up in defence - Robertson will probably be 7m, TAA + VVD 6.5, Digne + Pereira 5.5. There is always value in the 4.5 - 5m bracket too which you need to jump on early.

        4. droginexile
          • 9 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          You mean like this seasons RAM?

      15. Bury94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        Hope Tielemans stays in the PL next season, could be a great buy

        1. Bobby_Baggio
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          Great player

      16. Cruz88
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        Play one this week:

        A) Miliv
        B) Wan Biss

        1. Bobby_Baggio
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          A

      17. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 23 days ago

        Lloris
        Robbo - Doherty - Duffy
        Sterling - Mane - Eriksen - Son - Jota
        Aguero - Jimenez

        (Ryan - Ings - Bednarek - Valery)
        0.5m & 2 FTs

        A) Eriksen to Pogba or B.Silva
        B) Eriksen & Duffy to B.Silva & TAA or PVA
        C) Eriksen & Duffy to Pogba & Shaw
        D) Eriksen & Duffy to Pogba & TAA or PVA (No money itb for Jim to Rash next week)

        Trying to protect a 16 point lead rival has TAA & B.Silva.

        Appreciate your thoughts! 🙂

        1. Patrick Bateman
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          I would swing towards A with Bilva, 2 transfers could be big for the final game week.

          1. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 23 days ago

            Yup 2 transfers would be great next week.

            Not sure about Pogba or Shaw & TAA could be rested against Newcastle.

            But using only 1 FT would mean I have to start Duffy (ars) or Valery (whu) this week.

        2. Would Ed Woodward
            6 months, 23 days ago

            Similar team, I'm starting Valery over Dunk though. Prefer A with Pogba or B with TAA from those.

            1. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 23 days ago

              Yes I'm also confused between those 2 options.

              Little worried that TAA could be rested against Newcastle?
              Not entirely confident about Pogba though.

        3. ryacoo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          Which one would you start:

          A) Deu (che)
          B) Ings (whu)

          1. Patrick Bateman
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 23 days ago

            B

          2. Bobby_Baggio
            • 8 Years
            6 months, 23 days ago

            B

          3. avfc82
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            • 9 Years
            6 months, 23 days ago

            I'd play Deulofeu.

        4. Patrick Bateman
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          Best moves here? 23 points of my ML leader even though I'm 3,261 OR would you believe it.

          Lloris
          Valery, Robertson, TAA
          Mane, Eriksen, Son, Sterling, JWP
          Aguero, Jimemez

          (Foster, Long, Duffy, Masina)
          1.0itb, 1 FT

          a) Duffy > Shaw / AWB
          b) Eriksen > Pogba
          c) Save transfer for 2FT for final GW

          1. FiddySmith
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 23 days ago

            B.
            Not convinced Utd can keep CS's even against those teams... So then you're relying on Shaw's attacking returns, not keen

            1. Patrick Bateman
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 23 days ago

              Interesting. Thanks for input

          2. Eric Banternaaa
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 23 days ago

            Im 3 behind my ML leader and im OR 700!

            1. Patrick Bateman
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 23 days ago

              That is crazy! Unlucky I guess...

          3. caldracula
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 23 days ago

            I'm OR 3144 and 39 points behind my ML leader! Similar team to mine, I would do A to Shaw out of those options, looking at a hit myself to switch things up but won't be posting that on here! GL

            1. Patrick Bateman
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 23 days ago

              Thanks. God we are unlucky we have nightmare leaders to catch! Good luck too.

        5. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          Trippier to make way for:

          A. Shaw
          B. PVA
          C. AWB

          1. FiddySmith
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 23 days ago

            B. Well known for his goals to relegate teams

          2. avfc82
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            • 9 Years
            6 months, 23 days ago

            Shaw out of those options.

          3. Patrick Bateman
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 23 days ago

            B looks a good punt if itb not a problem.

          4. Tierney Henry
            • 7 Years
            6 months, 23 days ago

            C

          5. caldracula
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 23 days ago

            A or B could be equally as good, would probably go for PVA myself.

        6. FiddySmith
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 23 days ago

          B for me.
          Not convinced Utd can keep CS's even against those teams... So then you're relying on Shaw's attacking returns, not keen

          1. Patrick Bateman
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 23 days ago

            Cheers 😉

        7. Colby
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          Was Martial missing yesterday due to injury? Is he a viable option?

          1. rjcv177
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 23 days ago

            If Rashford out he could be the "new blood" needed against the mighty combo CAR+HUD.
            I'm on his news also

        8. tibollom
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          Hey guy. im chasing around 40pts.. 2 FT, what should I do? Leader has Salah...

          Ryan Foster
          Robbo Laporte Doherty Duffy Bednarek
          Redmon Sterling Mane Eriksen Doucoure
          Gray Jim Kun

        9. rjcv177
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          Morning guys.
          Great GW behind me...but on the next one.
          How can i double City attack here (Sterling or Bilva), when rivals have both mane+son?

          Salah, Mane, Son, Redmond, Hojberg

          A) Sell Salah (done his job as TC, and no rival has him)
          B) Sell Mane (risking against the rivals but keeping Salah as Mane normally better at home)
          C) Sell Son (Spurs washed up, but Son out from CL will start against that "defense" of Bournemouth)

        10. Athletic Nasherbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          Deulofeu + Eriksen > Holland + Hazard(TC) -4 worth it?

          Patricio
          Robertson Laporte Valery
          Hazard(TC) Mane Son Jota
          Aguero Lukaku Jiminez

          Foster Yoshida Duffy Holland

          1. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 23 days ago

            If you're set Hazard (TC) then yes it should be worth it if he hauls.

            1. Athletic Nasherbo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 23 days ago

              Pretty much am. Not many own after the Wildcards so the TC chip will be more effective- if of course he hauls.

        11. Tsssst
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          Those with Pogba captaining him against Huddersfield? Or too risky on recent form?

          1. Eric Banternaaa
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 23 days ago

            Too risky.

          2. antis0cial
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 23 days ago

            I wouldn't cpt but may bring him in

        12. Super Saints
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          Any transfers needed or G2G?

          Ederson
          Robertson Luiz TAA Doherty
          Salah Sterling Pogba Son
          Jimenez Wilson
          Gunn JWP Kola Long

        13. Eric Banternaaa
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 23 days ago

          Struggling this GW to decide transfer. Currently OR 780 and would love to stay in top 1K!

          Defence is really weak this week but cant see a way of improving it:

          Lloris | Gunn
          TAA | Dunk | Cathcart | Bednarek | Bennett
          Salah | Mane | Eriksen | Son | Jota
          Aguero | Gray | Jiminez

          Eriksen & Cathcart >> Pogba & Shaw

          United & Pogba both in poor form though. Season deciding transfers.Any thoughts?

        14. Would Ed Woodward
            6 months, 23 days ago

            Hmm, Spurs have scored 9 goals in their last two games against Bournemouth.

            1. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 23 days ago

              And Son scored a brace last time he faced them at their stadium. Fond memories he stays for me for sure!

              1. Would Ed Woodward
                  6 months, 23 days ago

                  Bournemouth have never beat them and pretty much get hammered every time, makes me not wanna start Wilson.

            2. Flapjack
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              6 months, 23 days ago

              Pretty set on Eriksen to Pogba this week

              Then next week maybe Jimi to Zaha or Jota to Redmond

              Then can ride into the sunset

              1. Would Ed Woodward
                  6 months, 23 days ago

                  Not interested in a cheeky Mitro punt at home to his old club in 38? Haul or a red card, how fun!

                  1. Flapjack
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    6 months, 23 days ago

                    Maybe I could be ! I just kinda want Zaha that little bit more.

                    Mitro and Fulham have been so bad since the first week weeks and I dunno if I can suddenly trust them ! But his stats are pretty insane to be fair

                    1. Would Ed Woodward
                        6 months, 23 days ago

                        Can I get your thoughts below while you're here please mate? Narrowed it down to a few options.

                  2. Karan14
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    6 months, 23 days ago

                    Sure about Pogba? Fixtures seem the only reason to get him.

                    I'm confused between him or B.Silva.

                    1. Flapjack
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      6 months, 23 days ago

                      I can think of much worse options. I agree and feel it’s a coverage pick for their fixtures .. but he’s capable. Just keeping my expectations low !

                      1. Karan14
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        6 months, 23 days ago

                        Yeah agreed about that he could easily get returns in both of those games.

                • twoplustwo
                  • 5 Years
                  6 months, 23 days ago

                  Probably going to do Maddison to Pogba... doesn't feel great though.

                • Mo Mané Mo Problems
                  • 5 Years
                  6 months, 23 days ago

                  Babel, Richarlison, Redmond, Siggy, Jota, Moura, Martial (!), Dendocker.

                  What do these players have more of than Son or Pogba over the last 6 game weeks?

                  .....

                  Big Chance Total...

                  1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
                    • 5 Years
                    6 months, 23 days ago

                    But ignore reality. It's hud/bou after all.

                • Would Ed Woodward
                    6 months, 23 days ago

                    Lloris Foster
                    TAA Doherty Valery (Bednarek, Dunk)
                    Sterling Mane Son Eriksen Jota
                    Aguero Jimenez Wilson

                    0 ITB, 2 FT

                    A) Eriksen > Pogba, bench Wilson then Jota > Redmond and Doherty > Laporte in 38.
                    B) Eriksen > Redmond who I bench but start 38, Dunk > Robertson/VVD and then Doherty > Laporte in 38.
                    C) Eriksen, Wilson > Hazard, Long, no idea what I do in 38.

                  • Adriano
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    6 months, 23 days ago

                    I got rid of Kun to get in Salah for 36. Now I can't decide between keeping Eriksen or shifting to hedge against Pogba/Jota or B.Silva/D.Silva.

                    Finally got back into the top 10k but it looks like it will come down to a couple of points for me this year.

                    1. twoplustwo
                      • 5 Years
                      6 months, 23 days ago

                      Similar, probably doing Pogba (Maddison out) but not thrilled about it