Scout Notes

Trend starts to emerge for unpredictable Wilson and Fraser

Perhaps inspired by recent events in popular culture, there was an ensemble cast of points-scoring heroes in Southampton’s 3-3 draw with Bournemouth on Saturday.

A whole host of popular assets got themselves either goals or assists at St. Mary’s Stadium in a game that taught us plenty about the two sides involved.

With just two matches left of the season, we examine whether the Saints or Cherries have anything left to offer.

Southampton 3-3 Bournemouth

Goals: Shane Long (£4.6m), James Ward-Prowse (£5.1m), Matt Targett (£4.2m) | Dan Gosling (£4.7m), Callum Wilson x2 (£6.7m)

Assists: Nathan Redmond (£5.4m), Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (£4.4m), Yan Valery (£4.1m) | Wilson, David Brooks (£5.1m), Ryan Fraser (£6.3m)

Callum Wilson (£6.7m) continues to frustrate his owners with the unpredictability of his attacking returns, although a trend is starting to emerge. After blanking against Fulham in Double Gameweek 35, roughly 40,000 managers opted to move him on for the trip to Southampton but watched on as he scored 16 points from two goals and an assist. That haul was his third of double-figures in his last four away matches with Bournemouth, in a period that featured three successive blanks at home.

It would certainly seem that Wilson has recently preferred playing on his travels than in front of his won supporters. In the last four away matches, no player in the league has a higher expected goals (xG) than the Bournemouth forward, his score in such fixtures roughly double that of his last four at home. Therefore, perhaps we should expect little from Wilson in Gameweek 37 when Spurs come the Vitality Stadium, before predicting big things from him for Bournemouth’s Gameweek 38 trip to Crystal Palace.

It feels strange to expect something from the Cherries on their travels after a season characterised by poor form on the road. However, in recent trips, they have made some improvements, earning seven points from their last four away games (won two, drawn one) after taking none from the previous nine. Central to that has been Bournemouth’s enhanced threat on the counter-attacking, which has had Wilson at its heart. In similar circumstances to the 5-0 win at Brighton, it was the forward’s pass that set-up Dan Gosling (£4.7m) for Bournemouth’s opening goal of the game, which was also their first shot after going 1-0 down. The central midfielder now has two goals in his last three Premier League outings, which is as many as he registered in the previous 67, although he did go off injured in the second half.

Ryan Fraser (£6.3m) has been of similar frustration to his owners in recent weeks, but like Wilson, it looks as if he has finally produced a trend for us to follow. Again, it’s based around the venue, as the Scottish international has blanked in the last seven home matches, but has attacking returns in three of his last four on the road.

However, Fraser’s credentials for the final two games of the season don’t look quite as strong as Wilson’s, given that he was actually named on the bench for the trip to Southampton. Eddie Howe opted to experiment with a 5-3-2 formation with Jack Simpson (£3.9m) and Nathaniel Clyne (£4.4m) providing the width from the wing-back positions with a three-man midfield of Jefferson Lerma (£4.5m), David Brooks (£5.1m) and Gosling behind Wilson and Josh King (£6.4m).

Fraser did take to the pitch after just 23 minutes though, as Howe opted to make a tactical substitution with Southampton largely dominating the early proceedings. He switched his 5-3-2 into a 4-3-3, to match Southampton’s formation, by bringing Fraser on for Chris Mepham (£4.5m) and deploying him on the right of the front three. Simpson dropped back into the middle to play centre-back alongside Steve Cook (£4.3m) while Nathan Aké (£5.1m) moved out to play left-back.

“Tactically we weren’t where we needed to be. Chris [Mepham, substituted for Ryan Fraser after 23 minutes] unfortunately was sacrificed for the team. We were much better for the change.” – Eddie Howe

“It was difficult as we suffered two injuries in the game, players were playing slightly out of position and it was a little bit of a disjointed shape. We had to dig deep and we made an early tactical switch as we found it difficult to control the ball. The change enabled us to do that and we were excellent until half time, there was a constant ebb and flow with each team taking the momentum. It wasn’t one for the defensive coaches to take too much from, but both teams really went for it. Both managers had to constantly reshuffle their tactics and from that perspective, it was an interesting one to be involved in.” – Eddie Howe

Fantasy managers were treated to the best and worst of Shane Long (£4.6m) as he opened the scoring for a second successive match. Some managers have been put off the Southampton forward because of his uncertainty of starts, but he has featured from the beginning in each of the last two Gameweeks now, and scored in each of them. Part of the concern had been fuelled by the fact that Ralph Hasenhüttl had generally paired midfielder Nathan Redmond (£5.4m) with one more naturally recognised forward in a front two, usually Danny Ings (£5.4m). However, against Bournemouth, he went with a front-three with Redmond on the left, Ings through the middle and Long on the right, helping them look very dangerous in the first half. Long got his second goal in two matches, putting his side into a deserved lead but should have done better when he hit the post of an open goal after an Artur Boruc (£4.1m) save.

The return of Jan Valery (£4.1m) at right-back was good news both for his owners and those in possession of James Ward-Prowse (£5.1m). The defender got himself an assist for a trademark cross to substitute Matt Targett (£4.2m), but his place in the side freed Ward-Prowse from having to play right wing-back, a role he took on in the previous two matches and failed to impress in against Newcastle particularly. His return to the midfield saw him grab his first attacking return since Gameweek 30. That was his seventh league goal of the season, which means he now has as many to his name in 2018/19 as he did in his previous two campaigns with Southampton.

“It’s a great feeling to score my first goal for the club. It took me long enough but I finally got there! It was a great cross from Yan Valery and I just thought to head it back across goal and get good contact, thankfully I did. I’ve been working on that in training!” – Matt Targett

However, despite some of their defensive assets getting attacking returns, the Saints’ options at the back continue to disappoint when it comes to their primary function. The three goals conceded against Bournemouth means Hasenhüttl’s men still have just one clean sheet since Gameweek 29. In fact, despite the improvements that the Austrian has undoubtedly made at St Mary’s, Southampton have still lost more points from leading positions in the Premier League this season than any other side (27).

“We lost two points which is a pity but today it was more important to be safe. We know we still have a few weaknesses in our game, we have to develop a few things that aren’t perfect at the moment. But that’s the Premier League and today it was a tactical and very intensive game.” – Ralph Hasenhüttl

Southampton XI (4-3-3): Gunn; Bertrand, J Stephens, Bednarek, Valery; Højbjerg, Romeu (Targett 45′), Ward-Prowse; Redmond, Ings (Armstrong 51′), S Long (Austin 88′).

Bournemouth XI (5-3-2): Boruc; Simpson, Aké, S Cook, Mepham (Fraser 23′), Clyne (Solanke 72′); Gosling (Hyndman 53′), Lerma, Brooks; Wilson, King.

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  1. CRO KLOPP
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Can anyone suggest what to do here? 11 k rank

    Lloris
    Laporte TAA Doherty
    Sterling Mane Eriksen Son Redmond
    Aguero (c) Jimenez
    (Foster Gray Yoshida Dunk)
    2 ft
    1 mil itb

    1. liverpool01
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Eriksen to Jota maybe against Fulham or Man Utd attacker?

        1. CRO KLOPP
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Yes, I would love to sell Eriksen,will wait on utd , need info

      • QuintonFortune25
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Maybe sell Redmond and Erikson, how about Pogba and Jota?

        1. CRO KLOPP
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 27 days ago

          I would like to keep Redmond for 38, but other move is tempting
          Cheers

        2. liverpool01
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Redmond looks good I'll be getting him in against Huddersfield

            1. CRO KLOPP
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Yes,you will need saints attacker for 38
              GL

              1. liverpool01
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Thanks mate, you too

          • HUMAN TRIPOD
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            I'm in a similar situation and ditching Eriksen this week. Not sure if possible but could do:
            a) Eriksen / Gray to Jota / Lukaku
            b) Eriksen / Gray to Hazard / Long

            1. CRO KLOPP
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 27 days ago

              B is very good suggestion and doable
              Thanks mate

            2. Slitherene
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Bring in Pogba and Zaha

        3. liverpool01
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Lloris

            TAA, Robbo, Doherty,
            Mane, Son, Eriksen, Jota
            Aguero. Jimenez Wilson

            Foster, Valery, JWP, Kolasinac

            Gtg?

            1. CRO KLOPP
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 27 days ago

              I'm glad that you bought Robertson
              Ft? Itb?

              1. liverpool01
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Used up my transfers did Deulofeu>Jota this week, yeh bought Roberston in last week to cover my rival in ml

                  1. CRO KLOPP
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    GTG then, nothing worth a hit imo

                    1. liverpool01
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        cool thanks

                    2. CRO KLOPP
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      Captain?

                      1. liverpool01
                          1 month, 27 days ago

                          On Aguero atm but Jota is really tempting!

                  2. QuintonFortune25
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    I would be tempted to play Kolasinac. Surely Arsenal keep a clean sheet against Brighton. Then again, that's a very strong 11 and not sure who I would take out! Good work.

                    1. liverpool01
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        Lol thanks my rival has Wilson so don't know if I should take start Wilson instead of Kolasinac, more of a risk I reckon

                      • Superbadhine
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        You obvs havent watched Arsenal that much lol. They are beyond useless!

                        1. liverpool01
                            1 month, 27 days ago

                            yeh been watching their games was terrible against Leicester lol

                    2. QuintonFortune25
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      I've got £15.2m to spend on 1 midfielder and 1 striker combination. Any suggestions?

                      (Already own Sterling, Mane, Son, Aguero, Jimenez)

                      1. Kepa's at the wheel
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        Zaha and Jota?

                      2. Miguel Sanchez
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        Wilson and Pogba?

                      3. Superbadhine
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        Siggy and Rash (if fit)

                      4. KingOllie
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        Hazard and Quaner 😀

                      5. CRO KLOPP
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        Zaha/Bilva, Jota, Pogba

                      6. Freddiebell
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        Does Bsilva or Martial + wilson work for you?

                      7. QuintonFortune25
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        Thanks all!

                    3. HUMAN TRIPOD
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      Transfer(s) for this week? Mini league rivals 20 points off both have Aguero

                      Foster (Ryan)
                      Laporte Robertson Boly (Duffy Valery)
                      Sterling Eriksen Son Jota Mane
                      Firmino Jiminez (Wilson)

                      1. CRO KLOPP
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        2ft? How much itb?

                        1. HUMAN TRIPOD
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 27 days ago

                          1ft, £0 in bank, but willing to do a -4

                      2. Freddiebell
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        Eriksen > pogba or martial

                      3. CRO KLOPP
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        Firmino if injured or Wilson to Aguero,sell Eriksen for funds

                    4. Geoff
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      Who is going Pogba and who is going Hazard?

                      I really can't decide.. Eriksen out seems very likely but I like the rest of my midfield and can't really see shifting any of them

                      1. yakirh
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        I'm going Lukaku and no Chelsea

                      2. CRO KLOPP
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        Depends on your team, I don't have Jota and with 2 ft could get Jota and Hazard

                        1. Geoff
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 27 days ago

                          I have:
                          Sterling, Mane, Son, Eriksen, Jota
                          Aguero, Jimenez, Llorente

                          So Llorente benched this GW, I think

                          1. Flapjack ✅
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 27 days ago

                            We have the same front 8. I’m going Erik to Pogba and benching Llorente too

                            1. Flapjack ✅
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              1 month, 27 days ago

                              Then next week.. Jiminez to Zaha or Jota to Mili. Something like that

                              1. Geoff
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • Has Moderation Rights
                                • 6 Years
                                1 month, 27 days ago

                                Yeah I was looking at that Zaha move. Eriksen > Pogba certainly seems like the easy move and probably the best

                                1. scubasmithy
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 27 days ago

                                  Also looking at Zaha for next week for Jimenez

                          2. CRO KLOPP
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 27 days ago

                            Pogba in your case or save

                            1. Geoff
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • Has Moderation Rights
                              • 6 Years
                              1 month, 27 days ago

                              It's such a strong side already.. but I think I want to be proactive. Probably doing the Pogba move

                              1. CRO KLOPP
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 27 days ago

                                GL

                              2. scubasmithy
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 27 days ago

                                Pogba and United have been playing poor, but he is on pens and the fixtures are excellent, plus Cardiff have to win so hopefully will leave spaces at the back.

                                Pogba just as likely to finish with a flourish as he is to disappear. You can never tell with Pogba.

                          3. scubasmithy
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 27 days ago

                            identical front 8 to you - considering going Pogba as I can't afford Hazard, Surely Eriksen gets rested this weekend.

                      3. Amey
                          1 month, 27 days ago

                          Hazard for me.

                          1. Geoff
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • Has Moderation Rights
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 27 days ago

                            Why?

                            1. Amey
                                1 month, 27 days ago

                                1. Chasing OR
                                2. Watford Home (© him in reverse fixture so nostalgic factor too 😉 )
                                3. BPS monster. Needs one goal to get a haul.
                                4. Manchester United are not very inspiring atm 🙁 so no pogba instead of Hazard

                                1. Geoff
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • Has Moderation Rights
                                  • 6 Years
                                  1 month, 27 days ago

                                  Maybe I should just do both 😉

                          2. KingOllie
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 27 days ago

                            think i wana take a hit to get Hazard.

                            Dont trust pogba/utd at all

                            1. Geoff
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • Has Moderation Rights
                              • 6 Years
                              1 month, 27 days ago

                              Pens, plays further forward against bad teams, and plays much further forward at home against bad teams..

                          3. Flapjack ✅
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 27 days ago

                            Pogba mate.

                            Huddersfield are just THAT bad. Pens, and nailed to start. Wanna have a horse in that race but willing to keep expectations suitably low.

                          4. Berbinho's Forehead
                            • 8 Years
                            1 month, 27 days ago

                            Hazard yes.

                            Pogba no.

                            1. Geoff
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • Has Moderation Rights
                              • 6 Years
                              1 month, 27 days ago

                              Interestingly split on this..

                            2. pingissimus
                                1 month, 27 days ago

                                Inclined to agree for 37 but think it could be equal over the 2 weeks.

                                Huddersfield are distinctly better home than away

                                1. Berbinho's Forehead
                                  • 8 Years
                                  1 month, 27 days ago

                                  I was a Pogba owner for ages and only sold this week, he's definitely downed tools. Looked for every excuse to keep but couldn't keep a fella not bothered to even run let alone contribute.

                            3. avfc82
                              • 9 Years
                              1 month, 27 days ago

                              I prefer Hazard, and am looking at ways of getting him in for what will probably be his last PL game at Stamford Bridge.

                              Something just doesn't seem right at United - Pogba's commitment again being discussed, a lack of creativity throughout the team, removing penalties they've scored 1 goal in 6 games or something like that.

                          5. donlobatto
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 27 days ago

                            Can someone read some tea leaves and tell me who scores higher out of :

                            A) Son +4pts (bou, EVE)
                            B) Haz (WAT, lei)
                            C) Sterling (LEI, bha)

                            This is driving me nuts!

                            1. yakirh
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 27 days ago

                              C

                            2. Freddiebell
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 27 days ago

                              C imo

                            3. CRO KLOPP
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 27 days ago

                              C

                            4. Miguel Sanchez
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 27 days ago

                              C

                            5. donlobatto
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 27 days ago

                              Interesting. Would the answers still be Sterling if I already have Kun?

                              1. CRO KLOPP
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 27 days ago

                                Yes

                              2. Pras United
                                • 7 Years
                                1 month, 27 days ago

                                Why would it.. Risk diversification is often confused with points potential..Everyone who picked Sterling knows that Kun plays for City. Shouldn't matter if you have him or not.

                                1. Pras United
                                  • 7 Years
                                  1 month, 27 days ago

                                  why wouldn't* it

                                2. donlobatto
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 27 days ago

                                  Yeh it’s a fair point. My surprise was more that the answer to the question the way I phrased it was (almost) unanimously to get in Sterling over Haz whereas elsewhere in here most are clamouring to get Haz despite many not having Sterling

                            6. Amey
                                1 month, 27 days ago

                                🙂
                                Hazard for me.

                              • Slitherene
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 27 days ago

                                Hazard

                            7. Reddevilz
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 27 days ago

                              I'm currently one point behind H2H leader. but I haven use my triple captain chip. I really need to win this week but my opponent have lacca and Auba this week against brighton. He doesn't have aguero or sterling.. should I use my TC chip this week ?

                              a) Yes. ( Jiminez/ Aguero/ Sterling/ Mane/ Jota)
                              b) No. keep it for city stars on the last game of the week

                            8. Tmel
                              • 8 Years
                              1 month, 27 days ago

                              Foster
                              Doherty TAA Robbo Laporte
                              Son Eriksen Sterling Mane
                              Kun Jimenez
                              (Ryan Llorente JWP Valery)

                              a) Ryan > Leno
                              b) Ryan > Pickford
                              c) Ryan > Guaita
                              d) Eriksen > Jota
                              e) Eriksen > Pogba
                              f) Llorente > Long
                              g) Save FT

                              1. CRO KLOPP
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 27 days ago

                                D

                                1. SammoUK111
                                  • 6 Years
                                  1 month, 27 days ago

                                  No point doing goalie transfers at this stage in the season.

                                  It would be D or E for me.

                                  I have a very similar team to you actually. The only difference is I have Leno instead of Ryan, and Jota instead of Sterling.

                                  I'm subbing out Eriksen for someone. Can't afford Hazard or Sterling. So has to be Pogba for me. Or save FT for GW38

                            9. Srv210
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 27 days ago

                              is this looking good or just let it be

                              Vardy+Moura to Zaha+Pogba (-4)

                            10. fr3ddy
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 27 days ago

                              Imagine if Eriksen looks super sharp and taken off at 60' tonight 😮

                              1. Miguel Sanchez
                                • 2 Years
                                1 month, 27 days ago

                                Why would he be taken off at 60 mins if looking sharp?

                                1. fr3ddy
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 27 days ago

                                  Because he already bagged the hatty?

                                  1. CRO KLOPP
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 27 days ago

                                    Eriksen and hatty don't go together

                                    1. fr3ddy
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 27 days ago

                                      Can we settle for a hatty of assists?

                                      1. CRO KLOPP
                                        • 1 Year
                                        1 month, 27 days ago

                                        You win

                              2. Fuddled FC
                                • 7 Years
                                1 month, 27 days ago

                                even if he's not taken off and looks sharp

                              3. CRO KLOPP
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 27 days ago

                                Only injury will take im off in 60

                            11. Fuddled FC
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 27 days ago

                              I understand that everybody is selling Erik but surely there's little chance of rotation

                              Spurs have no-one else fit to rest him for!?

                              1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 27 days ago

                                Spurs still haven't secured top 4 eriksen should play imo. I'm keeping for sure

                              2. avfc82
                                • 9 Years
                                1 month, 27 days ago

                                1 shot in the box against West Ham is more of a concern for me than rotation. Considering selling.

                              3. pingissimus
                                  1 month, 27 days ago

                                  Think part of the problem is the Spurs double up with Son so many went for. There’s no real evidence to justify tying up over 18 mill in the two of them.

                                  1. Snevitz
                                    • 9 Years
                                    1 month, 27 days ago

                                    Evidence:
                                    Eriksen 5.2 ppg over the last 11 weeks.
                                    Son 5.4 ppg over the season.

                              4. Gooner Kebab
                                • 6 Years
                                1 month, 27 days ago

                                Just realised i can do Deulofeu to Mata. Very tempting.

                                1. AuFeld
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 27 days ago

                                  Sarcasm?

                                  1. Gooner Kebab
                                    • 6 Years
                                    1 month, 27 days ago

                                    I wish i could afford Jota 🙁

                                    1. AuFeld
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 27 days ago

                                      Plenty of other cheap options: Redmond, JWP, and Babel.

                              5. tafrère
                                • 2 Years
                                1 month, 27 days ago

                                Pogba is too popular here, it's messing with my brain.

                                1. AuFeld
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 27 days ago

                                  What's your conflict?

                                  1. tafrère
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 27 days ago

                                    Starting to consider him...

                              6. striiiker
                                  1 month, 27 days ago

                                  Hi All,

                                  Currently in the lead in mini leagues but only by a few points, squad with 0.3 ITB and 2 FT:

                                  Guaita, Foster
                                  AWB, TAA, Jonny, Schar, Bednarek
                                  Salah, Sterling, Mane, Fraser, Westwood
                                  Wilson, Vardy, Jimenez

                                  What improvements can I make to this ahead of GW37? Was thinking about ways to get in Aguero but would have lose one of Sterling/Salah to get him in place of Vardy. Anything else I should be looking at?

                                  Thanks.

                                  1. tafrère
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 27 days ago

                                    Maybe downgrading Vardy to Long and upgrading Fraser/Westwood or Guaita/Foster ?

                                    1. striiiker
                                        1 month, 27 days ago

                                        I considered Long, especially with final fixture at home to Huddersfield and would allow funds for midfield but 0.1 away from Hazard. Not sure changing a GK now is worth it?

                                        1. tafrère
                                          • 2 Years
                                          1 month, 27 days ago

                                          If City gets two clean sheets it'll be worth it buy yeah, I understand why your reluctant to change your keeper now.

                                  2. simong1
                                      1 month, 27 days ago

                                      Who do you think scores more over the final 2 GWs and reasons why? Hazard or Sterling?

                                      1. Jᴀʀᴠish
                                        • 4 Years
                                        1 month, 27 days ago

                                        Sterling, because I own him

                                      2. AuFeld
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 27 days ago

                                        Sterling. Both have the potential to do well at home, but it's Sterling who has form when he plays away, especially vs BHA. Hazard hasn't recorded an away goal or assist since GW29.

                                      3. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
                                        • 10 Years
                                        1 month, 27 days ago

                                        I think it is close but most on here will go sterling.
                                        Whereas if Hazard beats Sterling there is a big potential of rank gain.
                                        For that reason I went Hazard everything that is good in that Chelsea team goes through Hazard whereas City have lots of game winners.

                                      4. Snevitz
                                        • 9 Years
                                        1 month, 27 days ago

                                        Sterling seems to be a more reliable source of points.
                                        Hazard scores loads of points against the bottom clubs.
                                        Depends how you would class Leicester and Watford defences.

                                      5. Pilgrim62
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 27 days ago

                                        Hazar will play EL on Thursday and regular GW in couple of days
                                        I think Sterling

                                    • grumpyman
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 3 Years
                                      1 month, 27 days ago

                                      I have money in the bank.1 FT.

                                      A. Son > Hazard
                                      B. Ings > Zaha/Wilson

                                      If I do A, JWP plays. If I do B, he is benched.

                                    • PlayPercentage
                                      • 8 Years
                                      1 month, 27 days ago

                                      Firmino back in training. But I can't see him playing midweek and weekend for the next two weeks.
                                      Could be some rest/rotation for him. He is no longer a nailed on starter for FPL fixtures.

                                      1. Captain Choice - Ag imirt &…
                                        • 10 Years
                                        1 month, 27 days ago

                                        I kept him in the hope that he gets a start as he will be rested, supposedly 'in contention' for the CL league game.

                                      2. avfc82
                                        • 9 Years
                                        1 month, 27 days ago

                                        That's all speculation, if he's fit he starts, no rotation for Pool now.

                                        1. PlayPercentage
                                          • 8 Years
                                          1 month, 27 days ago

                                          If Pool look like they could make the CL final, Firmino may be rested for one of the FPL games.

                                          1. avfc82
                                            • 9 Years
                                            1 month, 27 days ago

                                            So you think CL is more of a priority for Klopp and Liverpool than the Premier League - I'm not buying that. Newcastle away won't be easy, City have already lost there this season, and Pool will need to be at full strength. There is a huge gap between Wolves and CL final too so no worries there.

                                            1. Berbinho's Forehead
                                              • 8 Years
                                              1 month, 27 days ago

                                              Klopp is going full strength in all comps and rightly so. You don't work all season just to give up with 2 to go just because the top team is 1 point ahead.

                                        2. Miguel Sanchez
                                          • 2 Years
                                          1 month, 27 days ago

                                          Yeah - i agree that if he can start he will. NUFC away is a tough game and it would effectively hand City the title with anything less than a win at St James'

                                    • Snevitz
                                      • 9 Years
                                      1 month, 27 days ago

                                      Plan for the last two weeks....

                                      Week 37
                                      Eriksen and Llorente to Holland (£4m mid) and Lukaku (2FTs)

                                      Gunn
                                      Robertson, Van Dijk, TAA, Laporte
                                      Sterling, Son, Jota
                                      Lukaku (C), Aguero, Jimenez

                                      Doherty, JWP, Holland, Ryan

                                      Week 38
                                      Jota to Redmond.

                                      Is it a good idea to transfer in and captain Lukaku?

                                      1. grumpyman
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 3 Years
                                        1 month, 27 days ago

                                        Apparently he is injured, so no.

                                        1. PlayPercentage
                                          • 8 Years
                                          1 month, 27 days ago

                                          No red/yellow flag on FPL for Lukaku. Who says he is injured?

                                        2. Snevitz
                                          • 9 Years
                                          1 month, 27 days ago

                                          This is what happens when I fly back from America and miss out on FFS for a while...
                                          Thanks for the update 🙂

                                    • Deulofale
                                      • 3 Years
                                      1 month, 27 days ago

                                      Afternoon. Which is the best upgrade for one week only?

                                      A) Eriksen (bou) ➡ Pogba (hud)
                                      B) Eriksen (bou) ➡ Siggy (BUR)
                                      C) Eriksen (bou) ➡ Antonio (SOU)

                                      D) Laporte (LEI) ➡ Digne (BUR)

                                      E) Ryan (ars) / Foster (che) ➡ Guaita (car)
                                      F) Ryan (ars) / Foster (che) ➡ Etheridge (CPL)

                                      1. tafrère
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 27 days ago

                                        A or B.

                                      2. Jᴀʀᴠish
                                        • 4 Years
                                        1 month, 27 days ago

                                        Not convinced must of them are upgrades, but A or B look the best to me.

                                      3. Pras United
                                        • 7 Years
                                        1 month, 27 days ago

                                        A then E.

                                        Rest could end up being worse than the original imo.

                                      4. Deulofale
                                        • 3 Years
                                        1 month, 27 days ago

                                        Thanks all

                                    • tricpic
                                      • 9 Years
                                      1 month, 27 days ago

                                      Several options this week.

                                      A Eriksen to Pogba for free. Not convinced by Pog but it’s the easy option.

                                      B Eriksen to Mane and Llorente to a non playing forward for -4. Can’t afford Hazard.

                                      C Eriksen to Haz, Llorente to a non playing forward and downgrade Duffy for -8.

                                      D Eriksen to Fraser and do Duffy to Robbo. Again that’s -4.

                                      Already have TAA and Salah, leading a ML by 30.
                                      Advice welcome - what does everyone reckon?

                                    • Miguel Sanchez
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 27 days ago

                                      Who scores more in last two gameweeks?

                                      A) Son (bou, EVE)
                                      B) Hazard (WAT, lei)

                                      1. Berbinho's Forehead
                                        • 8 Years
                                        1 month, 27 days ago

                                        Hazard. I'm actually doing A to B for -4.

                                        1. Miguel Sanchez
                                          • 2 Years
                                          1 month, 27 days ago

                                          Cheers BF

                                    • fc_skrald
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 27 days ago

                                      With two free transfers Rashford and Son -> Aguero and Camarasa must be the easiest moves of my season...

                                      Ryan
                                      Laporte, Robertson, Doherty
                                      Salah, Hazard, Jota, Son
                                      Jimenez, Rashford, Vardy

                                      Foster, Redmond, Valery, Duffy

                                      1. AuFeld
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 27 days ago

                                        Good moves.

                                    • Pilgrim62
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 27 days ago

                                      Mane to Sterling. Have Salah
                                      Any advise?

                                      1. cravencottage
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 8 Years
                                        1 month, 27 days ago

                                        If you have Kun, I wouldnt do it

                                    • Gearoid
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 27 days ago

                                      2 teams breathing down my ML neck - 15 behind. We all have Ryan, Foster, TAA, Mane, Son, Sterling and Aguero.

                                      I have 2FT, they both have one only and likely to either save or ship Eriksen.

                                      What should my 1 transfer this GW be? They both have Doherty and Jiminez also which may tie up their FTs next week.

                                      Ryan
                                      TAA Kolasinac Vertonghen
                                      Sterling(vc) Mane Son Jota
                                      Aguero(c) Gray Vardy

                                      Foster, Hojberg, Bednarek, Duffy

                                      1. cpo001
                                          1 month, 26 days ago

                                          Vertonghen and Son out, PVA and Pogba in.

                                          Otherwise, Vardy to Zaha? Kolasinac to Shaw?

                                      2. Malkmus
                                        • 7 Years
                                        1 month, 27 days ago

                                        A'noon all. 2FT, 0.8 ITB. So if I do Eriksen & Boly to Haz & 3.8 def (non-playing) it gives me:

                                        Gunn (Foster)
                                        Trent - Laporte - Valeri
                                        Sterling - Son - Haz - Jota - Mane
                                        Kun - Jimi

                                        Subs - Llorente, Dunk, 3.8m

                                        GTG?

                                        Ta

                                        1. Rising_Son
                                            1 month, 27 days ago

                                            Wow, looks good. You managed to get Kun, Sterling, Haz and Mane. Solid players.

                                          • cravencottage
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 8 Years
                                            1 month, 27 days ago

                                            Salah instead of Hazard?

                                        2. Rising_Son
                                            1 month, 27 days ago

                                            Need intuition from vets. Give me your best move:

                                            A) Eriksen, Doucoure -> Sterling, Hayden (Benched), -4 hit
                                            B) Eriksen, Doucoure -> Hazard, Højbjerg (GW38), -4 hit
                                            C) Eriksen -> Pogba
                                            D) Eriksen -> Sigurdsson
                                            C) Doucoure -> Jota
                                            D) Doucoure -> Mili
                                            E) Save FT for GW38

                                            Have 31-point lead but neutralized by rival's TC & BB availability.
                                            Rival's main differentials: Mili, Siggy, King and Salah
                                            My main differentials: Robbo, Son, Wilson and Mane

                                            1. cpo001
                                                1 month, 26 days ago

                                                C

                                            2. cravencottage
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 8 Years
                                              1 month, 27 days ago

                                              Which makes most sense? Eriksen to:
                                              A) Salah (-4)
                                              B)Sterling (-4)
                                              C) Neither

                                            3. Sessegnon Blanc
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              1 month, 27 days ago

                                              Guaita (Etheridge)
                                              TAA Kola Doherty (Valery Pereira)
                                              Mane Salah Son Erikson (Doucoure)
                                              Wilson Vardy Jimenez

                                              1.9 ITB, 1FT

                                              Can’t win ML but 26 points behind being second place. Rival has Sterling, Kun and Mane. Worried about no Man City this week, but hoping my differentials of Vardy and Salah can score a few goals!

                                              Thinking:
                                              A.
                                              Erikson -> Hazard (c) (this week)
                                              Hazard, Doucoure -> Sterling, Redmond next week

                                              Or would it be better to do
                                              B.
                                              Erikson, Doucoure -> Sterling, Redmond this week and captain Sterling? And get another Southampton defender/attacker next week?

                                              Basically will do a -4 over the next two weeks. But will Hazard outscore Sterling this week?

                                              Help!!!!!

                                            4. cpo001
                                                1 month, 26 days ago

                                                Vardy owners - keeping for the rest of the season? If so, are you playing him until the end of the season?