Scout Notes

Hazard all set for Gameweek 37 after Europa League benching

As per usual, the latest Europa League action has helped give us clues about the next round of Fantasy Premier League.

Most notably, Eden Hazard (£10.9m) was left on the bench ahead of a hugely appealing home fixture against Watford, with the Chelsea man potentially the key differential captain this weekend.

Meanwhile, the waters were muddied further at Arsenal as both of their centre-forwards were heavily involved against Valencia.

We discuss all the Fantasy talking points from the semi-finals in this latest Scout Notes article.

Arsenal 3-1 Valencia

Goals: Alexandre Lacazette x2 (£9.4m), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.8m)

Assists: Aubameyang, Xhaka, Sead Kolašinac (£5.0m)

Alexandre Lacazette (£9.4m) was the star for Arsenal as they beat Valencia on Thursday night. He scored twice as his partnership with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.8m) proved too hot to handle for the Spanish visitors. The Frenchman’s first goal of the night was netted after a square-ball from his Gabonese colleague, who added a crucial strike in stoppage time.

Lacazette’s goals came at just the right time for the Gunners as his exploits turned a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 lead in just seven minutes. He was by far the most threatening player on the pitch and could have arguably netted at least a hat-trick, maybe more. Lacazette spurned several big chances, including a close-range header and two opportunities that brought saves from Valencia goalkeeper Neto. The volume of shots he had in the match certainly suggests he could offer serious points potential in Gameweek 37 – after all, you have to all the way back to Gameweek 16 for the last time Lacazette blanked in a home match.

“I had two more chances where I could have done better but thankfully Aubameyang scored the third one. If we can go to Baku [for the Europa League final] it will be special.” – Alexandre Lacazette

However, calling which of Arsenal’s front men will start their Premier League encounter with Brighton on Sunday afternoon remains something of a coin toss. With both Lacazette and Aubameyang playing the full 90 minutes against Valencia, it is very difficult to second guess Unai Emery at this point. After all, he very recently substituted Lacazette roughly an hour into a Europa League tie, suggesting he would start the following Premier League match, but the Spanish manager ended up benching him.

It certainly seems as if Emery will not be resting on Arsenal’s laurels in the second leg of this semi-final, which might impact the game-time of his attacking players in Gameweek 37. When asked how he would approach the return trip to Spain, the Gunners boss insisted that attack will be the best form of defence. The Europa League continues to increase in priority for Arsenal as they bid for Champions League football in 2019/20. Three consecutive defeats in the Premier League have seriously damaged their top-four chances and are two points short of Chelsea with two games to go. Therefore, it’s possible that both Lacazette and Aubameyang will have their minutes managed against Brighton with that second leg in Valencia in mind. That said, 27 of the Frenchman’s 35 goals in all competitions for Arsenal (77%) have come at home, so perhaps it might be him who starts against Brighton and is benched for Valencia.

“We need to play there thinking to win, thinking to score, thinking to take our moment in attack. They are going to feel strong with their supporters there. Aubameyang and Lacazette played very well. We managed to get in dangerous situations near their goal, and in the first half towards the end, we got in four to five times out wide. I still believe that the tie is in the balance, we know how tough it will be to beat Valencia again. And they will be looking to respond.” – Unai Emery

Despite the positive result, Arsenal still looked defensively vulnerable at stages of this semi-final first leg, especially in the first half. Ezequiel Garay missed from a few yards out, then Rodrigo was given the space to head across goal to set up Mouctar Diakhaby for the opening strike. Soon afterwards a loose Ainsley Maitland-Niles (£4.4m) header allowed Goncalo Guedes a chance.

“We started a bit nervous because we lost the last three games, I think that’s normal. We are human, but after that, we had a good reaction.” – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

There were further clues to Arsenal’s potential line-up against Brighton on Thursday night. Laurent Koscielny (£5.4m) might be touch and go for Gameweek 37 after he was taken off in the 82nd minute against Valencia, Emery now hoping he will be okay for Sunday. Meanwhile, Sead Kolaśinac‘s (£5.0m) 90-minute outing, plus a full match at Leicester in Gameweek 36, might see him rotated out of his left-back berth for Nacho Monreal (£5.4m), who only played 10 minutes against Valencia.

“I hope Koscielny will be ok for Sunday, I don’t know. But I don’t know for the second leg away he was very tired. He ran back 50 metres doing a sprint and it’s normal he can be tired and struggling. I prefer to change him to give also Nacho Monreal ten minutes after his small [calf] injury. Ten minutes helps us and him.” – Unai Emery

Meanwhile, Lucas Torreira (£4.7m) featured only as a second-half substitute for Matteo Guendouzi (£4.4m). That should probably see the Uruguayan start against Brighton.

“I was thinking with Matteo, he can have that and also with the combination with Mesut. After the first half, it was not playing like I was thinking. But, it is good for us and our composition with the team, the set up I think was for controlling the possession also. This is the reason. Matteo and Lucas can help us at the beginning or having an impact. Also, giving us different qualities. Both can play together, can play also one another. It depends on the match. Today I decided with Matteo to play the passes ahead for Mesut, for the strikers, also one side to another side. Maybe the match in the second half can be different.” – Unai Emery

Arsenal XI (3-4-1-2): Cech; Koscielny (Monreal 82′), Sokratis, Mustafi; Kolašinac, Xhaka, Guendouzi (Torreira 58′), Maitland-Niles; Özil (Mkhitaryan 75′); Aubameyang, Lacazette.

Eintracht Frankfurt 1-1 Chelsea

Goals: Pedro (£6.2m)

Assists: Ruben Loftus-Cheek (£5.2m)

Chelsea fans might have been disappointed to see Hazard on the bench for their trip to Eintracht Frankfurt, but it was a development that will be particularly pleasing to his Fantasy owners. Maurizio Sarri opted not to start the Belgian to ensure that he had ample rest for the remainder of the season, with Watford up next. The 30 minutes that Hazard got under his belt on Thursday, which featured an energetic display, should see him fresh and ready for an appealing fixture that has firmly established him in the Gameweek 37 captaincy debate.

“Eden was on the bench because, in the last period, he played 10 matches in a row. It’s impossible to play that many. For us, this was match No59 I think, and Hazard also played eight matches in the national team. For a player, it’s impossible to play 70-75 matches in a season. And so, sometimes, Hazard like all the other players needs to rest. Or not to rest, but not to play for 90 minutes. This is the first reason. The second is that Eden usually is able to change the match from the bench, and so, for me, it was better to start with Willian and then to try, in the last 30-35 minutes, with Eden. But for Eden, it’s impossible to play 75-80 matches in a season.” – Maurizio Sarri

Alternative sources of investment to Hazard at Chelsea have been hard to come by in recent weeks but Ruben Loftus-Cheek (£5.2m) has been making a case for himself. The England international was arguably the Blues’ best player on Thursday night, coming back into the side after featuring only as a substitute against Manchester United. He inspired the fight-back after Chelsea went 1-0 down, forcing a save out of Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp before playing in Pedro (£6.2m) to equalise. Subsequently, Loftus-Cheek had two more excellent opportunities to score and will have done his chances of starting against Watford no harm at all.

He was replaced by Mateo Kovačić (£5.7m) in the 82nd minute with cramp, so is not really nailed on to start against Watford. Maurizio Sarri revealed once again that the club are still managing a back issue for him but given that he played just 14 minutes last weekend, he is still in with a shout of starting on Sunday afternoon.

“Loftus-Cheek is a very important player. He improved a lot during the season. When he is at the top, physically, he’s a very important player. He’s always in trouble with his back, and it’s not easy for him to have training with consistency. But in this match he was really fit. He played a very good match. He had a cramp in the last 10 minutes so he called me for a substitution.” – Maurizio Sarri

Meanwhile, Pedro has now been involved in seven goals in his last six starts in the Europa League. The Spaniard has scored four of his own and provided assists for another three, but very much remains off the Fantasy radar. That’s because his heavy involvement in European competitions has meant just one start in the last six Premier League matches.

“It’s very difficult because we have to play again in the Premier League in 62 hours, so it’s not easy to recover, especially in a very competitive championship like the Premier League. You risk to pay.” – Maurizio Sarri

David Luiz (£5.8m) offered plenty of goal threat against Frankfurt and will be disappointed not to have come away with attacking returns. He rattled the cross-bar with one of his textbook free-kicks before directing a headed effort from Hazard’s cross straight at the goalkeeper.

Chelsea XI (4-3-3): Kepa; Emerson, D Luiz, Christensen, Azpilicueta; Loftus-Cheek (Kovačić 83′), Jorginho, Kanté; Willian (Hazard 61′), Giroud, Pedro.

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  1. burkeyoa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Thoughts Please?

    Duffy > Dinge/PVA/Shaw? -4?

    Other defenders are Doherty, Tripper, Vallery & Masina.

    Or just hope Tripper plays and field a back 3 of Doherty, Vallery & Tripper.

    1. Viper
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Digne best bet for this week.

      Shaw over the two

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 15 days ago

      dont take a hit for a 5m defender lol

  2. Do I Not Like Orange
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Firmino out for a hit? Already have Mane & TAA from Pool. If so, to who:

    A) Laca
    B) Zaha
    C) No hit, start Firmino
    D) No hit, start Babel

    1. Hasselbaink Forever - UJFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      C

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 15 days ago

      he’ll start

    3. Gunner Boy
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Have him and confident he will start
      So C

  3. Nightf0x
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Which?

    A) wilson eriksen to pogba rash, gw38 jimy dunk -4 to long robbo/laporte
    B) wilson eriksen dunk -4 to pogba rash awb, gw38 maybe deulofeu to redmond
    C) wilson eriksen dunk -4 to rash redmond robbo, gw38 son to pogba (or) doherty to laporte
    D) wilsom eriksen to haz long

    1. Atwood
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Wouldn't consider Rashford at all, not nailed on to start.

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Did full training?

        1. Atwood
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 15 days ago

          I just wouldn't bring him in for a hit really.

  4. Atwood
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Anyone genuinely worried about Pogba's starting chances after not being seen in training? Or is it all a fuss over nothing?

    1. Viper
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Well he wants out so you never know

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 15 days ago

      I am.
      Was going to buy him
      Now settled for Son in my team for this gw.

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 15 days ago

      how often are these training stories serious

    4. Shteve
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      If he missed training then it's a worry. I won't be getting him in

  5. jam
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Trying to finish reasonably after my worst season year ever...
    Hovering over Jota (c) instead of Sterling or Kun, might just pay off. Worth a punt?

    1. Viper
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Nah, Sterling is still a very good differential as captain

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 15 days ago

        This

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 15 days ago

      why spend all that money on sterling then not captain him

      1. Viper
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Could say the same for Aguero

        1. Viper
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 15 days ago

          Although I presume you mean from a differential point of view

          1. jam
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            7 months, 15 days ago

            Yeah I just thought it might help me make up some ground. Never really thought of Raheem as a differential but it's a fair point.

    3. V-2 Schneiderlin
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      I actually think its a good punt - good fixture and form, why not?

  6. Viper
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    I'm 100 points behind mini league leader but 20 ahead of third. Prize money for top 3.

    Try to catch leader (who doesn't own Sterling) or consolidate 2nd, basically by captaining Aguero.

    What would you do? 100 points is probably far too much to be even trying to overturn but if you ain't first, you're last 😉

    1. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Doubt you get that back without a chip

      1. The_Fish
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Doubt you'd get it even with a chip

    2. Atwood
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Yeah 100 points in two weeks with no chips is basically impossible.

      Consolidate third, and hope for a miracle in terms of first.

    3. Burger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      100pts behind also and going for the win, i'm not consolidating anything for anyone.

      1. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 15 days ago

        You also aren’t winning but you do you

        1. Burger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 15 days ago

          I have chips left so as likely as your prediction is, it isn't a guarantee. 😀

    4. Shteve
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Consolidate, no chance of making up 100 points at this stage!

    5. Hasselbaink Forever - UJFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      100 points over 10 weeks is optimistic

    6. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Consolidate - 100 is literally impossible unless you can get access to his FPL password

    7. Viper
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      😆

      I'm in denial 🙂 Still kind of want to captain Sterling regardless

    8. lilmessipran
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      If its top 3 paid, I'd rather solidify my second place. I am 55 points off my cash ML leader and 15 ahead of third, I'll happily take 2nd at this point

  7. Brakos2k
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Erik + Son to Sterling + Antonio for -4? Yay or nay?

  8. EMBOLOFAN
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 15 days ago

    what would u do if owned vardy with 1ft and 0itb?

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 15 days ago

      I’d probably have a party

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 15 days ago

        really want to do rashford but my bench is a complete joke and eriksen already a rotation risk

    2. The_Fish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Keep.

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Keep & pray Kompony starts the match 😉

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 15 days ago

        cheers

    4. BIG TONES
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Out for Wilson / Zaha maybe. Would keep in your case though

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 14 days ago

        thanks mate

  9. n-doggg
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Vardy to laca for free?

    Yay or nay?

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 15 days ago

      yeah

  10. Maarrrr17
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Field long or Deulofeu?

  11. Geezer
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Eriksen to Pogba or Dunk to Shaw?

    1. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      A

    2. Bobby_Baggio
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      A

    3. Geezer
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      Cheers

  12. kuzser
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Best move this week? 1ft, 0.4itb
    1) save, let valery will come in for Vertongen
    2) Vertongen-> shaw
    3) mane Vertongen-> hazard shaw for -4
    4) Wilson-> Rashford

    Who to play:
    a) Wilson (TOT)
    b) Redmond (whu)

    Current line up:
    Foster (Ryan)
    Taa Doherty Vertongen
    Son jota mane Salah
    Jimenez Wilson Aguero
    Subs: Redmond, valery, duffy

  13. Maddamotha
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    What would you do here?

    Lloris
    VVD, TAA, Doherty
    Mane, Eriksen, Son, Martial
    Aguero, Jimenez, Wilson

    Foster, Delu, Valery, Dunk

    A) Eriksen, Martial to Sterling, Høibjerg (play Delu)
    B) Eriksen, Wilson to Sterling, Quaner (play Delu)
    C) Eriksen, Wilson to Bilva, Rashford

    1. Maddamotha
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      I have 2FTs 0.0 ITB.

    2. Bobby_Baggio
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Prefer A

      1. Maddamotha
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Just afraid Martial will start with Lukaku out and Rashford a doubt, and its against Huddersfield..

        1. Bobby_Baggio
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 15 days ago

          Tough to say. If you think Martial will do well then go B

        2. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 15 days ago

          Martial is persona non grata

          1. Maddamotha
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 14 days ago

            Non grata?

  14. Bobby_Baggio
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Afternoon all. Have 2 FT & 0m ITB. Think I'm set on one of below but which one please?

    Lloris
    Laporte - Bertrand - Robbo
    Mane - Son - Eriksen - Jota
    Aguero(TC) - Jimenez - Gray

    (Foster) - Valery - Duffy - KDB

    A) KDB > Pogba (Save FT so I have 2 next GW)
    B) KDB + Eriksen > BSilva + Haz
    C) KDB + Eriksen > Sterling + Mili
    D) Anything else

    1. Maddamotha
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      B

    2. OldBenKenobi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      B

    3. Roysgotnoboys
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      B

    4. Bobby_Baggio
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Cheers all. Think I'm more drawn to that just means no utd for their plum fixtures

    5. Geezer
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 14 days ago

      B

  15. Jellyfish
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    G2g?

    Ryan
    Shaw TAA Laporte Doherty
    Mane hazard Sterling Son
    Jimmy Kun (c)

    (Wilson Holbjerg Bednarek)

    1. Bobby_Baggio
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Nice team. Very nice.

    2. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 15 days ago

      When Jota scores a hattrick, what then?

      Team looks superb for this week - G2G

    3. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Delicious.

    4. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      That is an awesome team - all bases covered!

  16. Mr Dave
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Guaita
    VVD robbo Doherty
    Bilva sterling mane Jota(VC)
    Jiminez kun(C) rashford

    Foster deulofeu periera(LEI one) dunk

    All good to go here right?

    1. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Yep, looks great.

  17. OldBenKenobi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    A) Hazard(c) + Aguero
    B) Mane + Aguero(c)
    C)Hazard + Aguero(c)

    1. Bobby_Baggio
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      C

      1. OldBenKenobi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        I’m chasing 18 points if that’s changes things?

        Rival likely to Aguero(c)

        1. Bobby_Baggio
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 15 days ago

          18 points over two games is nothing. Does he have Haz?

          1. OldBenKenobi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            7 months, 15 days ago

            No. He has 2 FTs though so he may get him. But he has been blocking me recently so I can see him get the likes of Jota to block me

    2. Tshelby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      A could be fun

    3. fr3d
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      B

    4. BERGKOP
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      A

  18. Tshelby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Let's try with less options :

    A) Kola -> Shaw
    B) Moura/Deulofeu -> Jota/Babel
    C) Moura, Deulofeu -> Bilva, Camarasa/Hojbjerg
    D) Moura, Jimenez -> Jota, Rashford/Zaha

    1. Bobby_Baggio
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      A or B. Depends on team

      1. Tshelby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Lloris, Foster
        Duffy, Valery, Kolasinac, TAA, Doherty
        Sterling, Salah, Moura, Son, Deulofeu
        Long, Kun, Jimenez

        1. Bobby_Baggio
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 15 days ago

          B for me and bench Long

          1. Tshelby
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 14 days ago

            Would maybe do Moura -> Jota and bench Deulofeu?

            1. Bobby_Baggio
              • 8 Years
              7 months, 14 days ago

              Another good option as well. Go Moura > Jota

              1. Tshelby
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                7 months, 14 days ago

                Thanks Bobby

    2. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Probably B, Deulofeu to Jota from those.

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 15 days ago

      none

      1. Tshelby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Don't use any of my two FT's?

  19. PascalCygan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Afternoon

    Which of these would you do?

    A) Eriksen + Duffy >>> Bilva + Shaw
    B) Eriksen + Duffy + Gray >>> Sterling + fodder + fodder (-4)
    C) Eriksen + Son >>> Sterling + 6.2m mid

    Currently on 2FT, 0.0ITB
    Lloris (Foster)
    TAA / Laporte / Bednarek (Duffy / Dunk)
    Eriksen / Son / Mane / Pogba / Jota
    Aguero / Jimenez (Gray)

    Thanks!

    1. Tshelby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      A

      1. PascalCygan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Thanks. That's reassuring as I've been favouring this move so far! Much as I'd love Sterling in, I think A improves more of the team.

    2. Bobby_Baggio
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      A

      1. PascalCygan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Cheers

  20. dezille
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Need some input in this please - hopefully will be of use to others considering this popular move.

    A) Eriksen > Pogba
    B) Eriksen > Jota

    If I went Jota, I'd be benching GW38.
    Am concerned that Pogba is rumoured not fit.. any news on this?

  21. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    I dont get the Digne love. Burnely score

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      I do. Everton ridiculous run of CS last 8-10

  22. Kiwivillan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Hands up. I'm drunk and I want to TC Hazard. Crazy?

    1. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Do it

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Not bad right? Worth a crack

    2. lilmessipran
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      If you still have the chip left you might as well go ahead

    3. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      No

    4. fr3d
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Well that explains your love for Hazard tonight, mate

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        It's come full circle. It's beautiful really

    5. OldBenKenobi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Could do a lot worse thing while drunk. I’m thinking if Hazard(c) anyway

    6. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Do it - if not now when!

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Exactamente

  23. Stefan Schnoor
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    2FTs, thinking:

    Eriksen & Llorente -> Long & Hazard

    Gives me:

    Foster
    Laporte Robertson Doherty
    Mane Sterling(C) Son Hazard
    Aguero Jiminez Long

    Thoughts?

    1. Federico
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Good moves

  24. CrouchDown
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Bench one of these:

    (A) Llorente (bou)
    (B) Deulofeu (che)
    (C) Camarasa (CRY)

  25. arndff_
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Who to play?

    A) Foster
    B) Ryan

    1. Jonny HOW SON?
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      B

  26. SDTA
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Stuck with GW37. 2FT 0.5ITB

    Lloris - Foster
    VVD - TAA - Doherty - Duffy - Cathcart
    Son - Sterling - Mane - Jota - Hojbjerg
    Aguero - Jimenez - Wilson

    1) Son -> Pogba
    2) Duffy -> Shaw
    3) Anything else?

    Dont want to waste transfer but ideally want 2 for GW38.

    Thanks

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Son to Bilva?

      Duffy or Cathcart out for a Soton defender for next week?

  27. balint84
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    What to do with my bench boost left?

    1. Shteve
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Use it 🙂

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Cant argue with that.

    2. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Learn a lesson for next season.

      Teams very hard to predict at this stage, with lots of teams having nothing to play for, rotation/opportunities for fringe players is high.

      1. balint84
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        in final round?

        1. HamezMace
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 14 days ago

          Well it's already begun.
          Nuno has said he's going to play Norris ahead of Patricio.
          Hassenhuttle is playing Forster ahead of Gunn.

          There will be more, important players who may have been playing with injuries (not reported) will now no longer be risked. Young players will get first team chances.

    3. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Depends on your team, obviously. Which week does your bench have the best fixtures?

      1. balint84
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        next week, but rotation chences is higher I guess

        1. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 15 days ago

          Over just 2 weeks, shouldn't be too hard to gauge.

    4. Swanremainsthesame
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      wk38 is notorious for teams giving fringe players a runout so there is only 1 option really.
      Unless you have TC & WC left as well?.

      1. balint84
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 14 days ago

        no, only BB left for me. so don't let it for the final

  28. LewanGOALski
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Rashford in for FT or too risky?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      I did it but am chasing a bit

  29. Shteve
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Any word on emery press conference? Thought it was meant to be at 1pm..

    1. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Don't think so.
      Rare that managers give a Friday press conference after playing on a Thursday night.

      1. Shteve
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        I thought that too but FFS tweet says it was meant to be at 1pm. That must be wrong or we would have heard

    2. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      Haven't seen anything - were you the one asking about Kosc?

      If so:

      https://twitter.com/jamesbenge/status/1124282487763546113?s=19

      1. Shteve
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 14 days ago

        Yup, that was me 🙂

        FFS tweet says it was meant to be at 1pm so was waiting for that before making a final decision.

        Thanks for the link, guess I'll have to get rid of him, not worth the risk, backup isn't great

        1. Rotation's Alter Ego
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 14 days ago

          I'll check with the team to see if there was one and I just missed it. Assume there wasn't one though.

          1. Shteve
            • 10 Years
            7 months, 14 days ago

            No mention of it on Sky Sports News either so definitely looks like there wasn't one, thanks though.

  30. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 15 days ago

    Duffy, vardy to Kelly, lacazette (-4) is the ale talking, right?

    1. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 15 days ago

      I would not be bringing in any ARS player for a hit personally but Laca has definitely upped his consistency...

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 15 days ago

        Cheers. Had planned to shift vardy to rashford, but now a bit clueless.

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 14 days ago

          Yep the uncertainty wouldn’t fill me with confidence.

          He’s off form, has a niggling injury and not convinced he’ll get the service he needs