Scout Notes

FPL assets in action as Copa America and Gold Cup climax

Our regular round-ups of the international fixtures involving Fantasy Premier League assets continue.

There was Premier League representation in the finals of both the Copa America and Gold Cup, while there were also some familiar faces in action in the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations.

You can read how Sadio Mane (£11.5m) and Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) got on in their respective round-of-16 ties here.

Copa America

Brazil 3-1 Peru

Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m) took centre stage as Brazil won their first Copa America since 2007.

The Manchester City striker has sometimes struggled to make a mark on the international scene but he has impressed for Selecao this summer and was once more influential in the opening 45 minutes of Sunday’s final.

Jesus, again lining up on the right flank but interchanging positions in the front three, produced some fine trickery and a superb cross for Everton to volley Brazil in front after quarter of an hour before restoring his country’s lead with a goal of his own just before the interval.

Jesus teed up Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino (£9.5m) for presentable opportunities after half-time but his evening took a turn for the worse when he was dismissed for a second bookable offence on 70 minutes.

The tearful City forward took his frustration out on a water bottle, a dugout and a VAR monitor but later apologised for his actions, saying:

I want to apologise, I could have avoided it and I also need to grow up a lot.

Firmino has also shone in the Copa America this summer but the Liverpool striker was unable to add to his tally of two goals and three assists, twice heading wide and missing that aforementioned chance created by Jesus.

Firmino started all six of Brazil’s competitive matches this summer.

It was Firmino’s replacement in this game, Richarlison (£8.0m), who put the game to bed from the penalty spot in the dying stages.

Introduced for the Liverpool man with 15 minutes to go, Richarlison stepped up to convert from 12 yards after Everton had been barged over in the Peru box.

The Toffees’ winger’s only two starts in the tournament came in the group stage.

After five successive clean sheets, Alisson (£6.0m) was finally beaten but it took a 44th-minute penalty from Paolo Guerrero for the Liverpool custodian to eventually be breached.

Fernandinho (£5.5m) and Ederson (£6.0m) were unused substitutes while Willian (£7.0m), who had been a doubt for the final with a thigh injury, was also not called upon from the hosts’ bench.

Argentina 2-1 Chile

Alexis Sanchez (£7.0m) lasted just 17 minutes of the Copa America third/fourth-place play-off on Saturday, limping from the field with what appeared to be a hamstring injury.

The Manchester United winger pulled up chasing a long ball and was replaced soon after.

The Chilean attacker, who has impressed this summer after a less-than-stellar season at United, will now return to his club for further assessment.

The Red Devils are currently in Australia, with a match against Perth Glory to come on Saturday.

Chile fell to a 2-1 defeat in their talisman’s absence, with Lionel Messi and Gary Medel both being dismissed in the first half of a fiercely contested game.

Sergio Aguero (£12.0m) registered his second goal of the tournament in giving Argentina a 12th-minute lead, with the Manchester City striker latching on to a quickly taken Lionel Messi free-kick to round Gabriel Arias and score.

Aguero had earlier fired narrowly wide from distance and wasted two decent chances to put the game to bed late on, seeing a weak dink over Arias blocked and then screwing wide from just inside the Chile box.

The premium FPL forward was eventually substituted on 81 minutes.

Juan Foyth (£5.0m) and Nicolas Otamendi (£5.5m) again played the full 90 minutes in defence, while Roberto Pereyra (£6.0m) was an unused substitute.

The Watford winger played only 45 minutes in the entire tournament.

Gold Cup

Mexico 1-0 USA

Mexico were crowned CONCACAF Gold Cup winners for the eighth time after defeating the United States in the early hours of Monday morning.

It was no surprise to see the two pre-tournament favourites meet each other in the final in Chicago, although Mexico had made heavy work of getting past Costa Rica and Haiti en route to their meeting against the co-hosts.

Raul Jimenez (£7.5m) finished as the competition’s second-highest scorer on five goals but turned provider in yesterday’s final, teeing up Jonathan dos Santos with a deft backheel for the match-winning strike on 73 minutes.

The Wolves striker had five of Mexico’s 20 attempts on goal against the US but was unable to add to his tally for the tournament, scuffing one effort from just outside the six-yard box after earlier air-kicking from a similar distance.

Jimenez won the Golden Ball as he was named the tournament’s best player, having been involved in seven of his country’s 16 goals.

The Wolves striker started all six of Mexico’s Gold Cup matches and was substituted in only two of them.

The former Benfica striker played all 330 minutes in his country’s three matches after the group stage, with El Tri taken to extra-time in the quarter-finals and semi-finals.

Christian Pulisic (£7.5m) was on the losing side and finished the tournament with three goals to his name.

The Chelsea winger, starting on the left flank in this match, was lively in the opening stages and his best chance came after just five minutes when he was denied by Guillermo Ochoa after a fine run and close-range shot.

Pulisic again produced flashes of Eden Hazard-esque brilliance in this final and has been one of the tournament’s stand-out players; the former Borussia Dortmund midfielder was indeed voted the Best Young Player at this summer’s Gold Cup after full-time.

Pulisic started five of the USA’s six matches in the competition, also coming on as a substitute in the dead rubber against Panama in the group stage.

Africa Cup of Nations

Algeria 3-0 Guinea

Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m) scored a superb goal – his second of the tournament – as Algeria breezed through to the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals on Sunday.

Guinea were missing the injured Naby Keita (£6.0m) but the Liverpool midfielder is expected to be fit to begin his pre-season training programme with the club later this month after a post-tournament breather.

Keita played only two matches in the tournament – one as a substitute – and sustained a minor adductor strain during the group game against Nigeria.

Mahrez was peripheral in the first half of this round-of-16 tie but scored from his first shot of the game, deceiving his marker with a beautiful first touch to control an Ismael Bennacer cross before curling low past Ibrahim Kone in the Guinea goal.

Kone denied Mahrez a second soon after when blocking the Manchester City winger’s toe-poked effort.

The former Leicester City midfielder, playing in his usual right-wing role in this match, lasted the full 90 minutes.

Algeria face Ivory Coast in the quarter-finals on Thursday.

Mali 0-1 Ivory Coast

Wilfried Zaha‘s (£7.0m) stay in Egypt was extended by at least another three days as his Ivory Coast side edged past Mali in their round-of-16 encounter on Monday evening.

Having been a substitute for Les Elephants in their opening two group games, the Crystal Palace winger made his second successive start and scored the game’s only goal on 76 minutes.

Another FPL asset provided the assist for Zaha’s match-winning strike: Aston Villa forward Jonathan Kodjia (£5.5m) getting the faintest flick onto a long punt out from the back and setting Zaha free to prod the ball past Dijgui Diarra.

Kodjia had wasted a similar opportunity shortly before the goal and the lofted through-ball was a tactic Ivory Coast overly relied on as they struggled to get a foothold in the game.

Zaha’s side indeed didn’t have a single shot on target in the first three-quarters of Tuesday’s game.

The Palace winger, playing on the left flank as Kodjia led the line, struggled to make much of an impression and only had a couple of blocked shots to show for his efforts before breaking the deadlock.

More involved on the opposite flank, however, was Moussa Djenepo (£5.5m).

The pacy Southampton winger was a menace down the Mali left and drew several fouls, also teeing up Moussa Marega shortly before half-time with a pullback from the byline.

The Saints’ summer signing was too quick for his own good just after the break though, with Djenepo leaving the ball behind him as he closed in on opposition goalkeeper Sylvain Gbohouo just after the interval.

With Mali eliminated, the former Standard Liege midfielder will now return to Southampton for the latter stage of pre-season and should be in contention for Gameweek 1.

Having previously been fearful that a hamstring injury had ended his tournament, Serge Aurier (£5.0m) was back among the substitutes for Ivory Coast but wasn’t called upon.

Madagascar 2-2 DR Congo (4-2 Penalties)

Arthur Masuaku (£4.5m) was an unused substitute as DR Congo were dumped out of the Africa Cup of Nations by Madagascar.

The tournament’s surprise package won after a penalty shootout and will play Tunisia in the quarter-finals on Thursday.

Yannick Bolasie, still on the books at Everton but anticipated to leave this summer, was one of two players to miss a spot-kick for DR Congo.

Masuaku only played 90 minutes over the course of the tournament.

Ghana 1-1 Tunisia (4-5 penalties)

A Ghana side missing the injured Christian Atsu (£5.5m) were dumped out of the Africa Cup of Nations on Monday after a penalty shootout defeat to Tunisia.

The Newcastle United winger picked up a hamstring injury in the group stage match against Cameroon and has since returned to England for treatment.

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1,651 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Lord Tachanka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    First International break will see Jesus suspended then?

    1. Fit of Pique
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

    2. QuintonFortune25
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Maybe so, but dont think it would have much FPL implications

      1. Lord Tachanka
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Not for Jesus himself but a very possible Kun rotation if he is away late into the IB

    3. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      So you want Jesus for 1 game?

      1. Lord Tachanka
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        I don’t want Kun for it anyway

  2. QuintonFortune25
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    I like Zaha if he stays at Palace, but is Fraser a better pick if he stays at Bournemouth?

    I'm considering:

    A) Zaha & TAA
    B) Fraser & VVD

    1. TuplaPukki
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      A

    2. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      A

    3. Fit of Pique
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      A

    4. Chelsea91
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 15 days ago

      A

    5. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      A

    6. Lebowski85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Errr....A

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

      All say A but unless Zaha settled and not playing for arsenal I would not want

    8. QuintonFortune25
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Thanks all

      1. Devo-McDuff
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        A

    9. Vardy McVAR Farce
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      will Zaha be rested as he's in the cup

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

        It's a real possibility. No one's talking about this yet, but if he gets to the final AND gets a transfer, surely he won't make the GW1 squad.

        1. Vardy McVAR Farce
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          thanks - I will drop him too

    10. Wijnaldum FC
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      A

  3. Chelsea91
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Ederson,Button
    Taa,Laporte,Smith,Kelly,Roboo
    Mili,Mane,Siggy,Dendonker,Noble/Jorginho
    Ageuro,King,Deeney

    Hi Guys good team to go ? Any suggestion on the above team?

    1. Chelsea91
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 15 days ago

      How if i change mili to zaha and Deeney to Deu?

    2. QuintonFortune25
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Sterling over Aguero for me

      1. Chelsea91
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 15 days ago

        I think City will get penalty often ,so ageuro could take the penalty and attacking points.

    3. Lord Tachanka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Most will not like your premium choices.

      But if Liv/City had a good home/away rotation then capping the one at home could be very good.

      1. Chelsea91
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Thanks for the comment mate .

        1. Lord Tachanka
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Looks like the rotate home/away most of the way to Christmas. Just weeks 7-10 where they are both home or both away to navigate captaincy.

          1. Chelsea91
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 15 days ago

            Sure mate

    4. Goodish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Go with single City defence in order to afford Salah over Mane imo.

      1. Chelsea91
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 15 days ago

        I think mane will nailed more than salah , i think mane show his talend in african cup of nation.

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

          Okay mate, good luck

          1. Chelsea91
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 15 days ago

            Thanks mate

    5. bensul23
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Gone for pen takers. nice

      1. Chelsea91
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Thanks mate.

  4. Scotty B
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Anyone else having trouble picking those last 2/3 spots in their teams and switching between 532 & 442?

    Alisson 4.0
    Walker VVD Laporte Digne _____
    Salah Siggy Dendonker ____ ____
    Aguero King 4.5

    The 12 I've listed are set and won't change but really struggling on these last 3 dependant on formation with 17m to spend, obviously a few different routes I could go but any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    1. Dybala10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Can't you just take a week off? Every day question upon question. Let pre-season evolve, new transfers join and then have major consideration 10 days before the season starts. Oh and maybe answer other peoples questions too? That's how forums work.

      1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        He is relentless and likes the community to pick his team for him.

        1. Dybala10
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          I can't believe people still do. Take, take, take.

          1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 15 days ago

            Yes . That sums it up perfectly. Rarely thanks anyone for advice either.

      2. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Nothing wrong with asking question, having said that I dont think that he is even looking at the answers - if he did his team would be ready by now.

      3. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Would you really want to take advice from someone who needs help with literally every aspect of his team building ?

      4. noquarternt
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        You must be new here

    2. The Danger Zone!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      4.5 def with Brooks and Townsend?

    3. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Honestly TAA + 5.0 or ever 4.5 keepers seems far far better than Walker + Alisson.

      Alisson is a complete waste of a valuable Pool spot, and Walker offers nothing but clean sheets

    4. Chelsea91
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Button,Smith,Noble,Zaha and Deu

    5. Goodish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Smith, Fraser, Jorginho

    6. Dribbles
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Best squad i have seen bro. Keep posting daily i like it, maybe try twice a day. Peace

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

      Coleman/Spurs defender - Zaha - 4.5 (Oriol Romeu?) in the blanks

  5. Old Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    How about a prediction for Tielemans price?
    7.0?

    1. Chelsea91
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 15 days ago

      7.5

    2. Dybala10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Was he 6.0 last season? I would hope 6.5 but suspect 7.0.

    3. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Could he sneak a 6.5m price tag or I am just being optimistic

      1. GanonTEK
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Optimistic I think

    4. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      7 yup. The corridor of uncertainty so to speak. 7.5 too much and anything less means we'll be jumping on.

    5. Dribbles
      3 months, 15 days ago

      4.5

    6. TONY123
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      6.5 I think

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

      Perez Tiel Maddi Gray. Too many for their best position imo. Tiel can play deep. Perez can play wide. If they do no good for fpl

    8. aapoman
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      At 7 it would be hard to justify him over Maddison or Perez imo

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

        7.5. I'd expect him to outscore Maddy and Perez over the season.

        1. MosF94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Why? He's never been a prolific goal contributor before he moved to Leicester. 3 goals 4 assists was an anomalously good return for him

    9. noquarternt
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Got to be 7.

    10. Tomerick
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      At 7.0 I would prefer Maddison but at 6.5 I think the value would be too great to pass up. I’d take a 6.5 Tielemans over Perez any day.

  6. bbaggins79
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Im planning to WC at the first IM, for a few reasons. Im mapping those first 4 GWs and I can't see obvious whipping boys.

    Who are going to be the Huddersfield of this season?
    Villa, maybe Sheffield, but the field seems stronger across the board this time round.

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

      I expect 2-3 PL teams from last year and maybe Sheffield to drop. Villa are on an upward trajectory with best manager we've had in decades and very rich owners. Still not done with transfers and have retained key loan signings bar Tuanzebe

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

        And Abraham but Wesley could be shrewd buy for our style

      2. bbaggins79
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        didnt they ship a huge amount of shots last season?

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

          4 less than Norwich. People forget it's 46 game season. Also Bruce sucked and we improved our defence under Smith. Steer played last 16 league games conceding 12 and 6 CS

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

          You said shots. I meant goals. Would have to check on that. I would judge us from when Grealish returned from injury around time Mings signed and Steer got recalled as GK

    2. LangerznMash
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Depends on who you think the bottom teams will be.

      My guess is something like:

      15th - Brighton
      16th - Palace
      17th - Villa
      18th - Newcastle
      19th - Norwich
      20th - Shef Utd

      1. bbaggins79
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        theres bottom and theres losing 3-0 every game. cardiff were relegated but they didnt lose by the margins hud did.

        im looking for the team that gifts the most points to attackers

      2. DantheManinaPan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Why does everything think Utd will come bottom?

        They were better than Villa last year and I see no reason for that to change

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

          We have 3rd richest owners in UK now and completely transformed team once Dean Smith implemented his style

      3. Brooksy86
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Newcastle have gone from takeover and finishing 4th to whipping boys. Don't doubt for a second they'll struggle.

      4. CROCosta
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Solid guess, agree with all picks but I would go with this prediction for final standinds 19/20:
        1- Liverpool
        2- Man City
        3- Spurs
        4- Leicester
        5- Chelsea
        6- Man Utd
        7- Arsenal
        8- Everton
        9- Bournemouth
        10- Southampton
        11- Watford
        12- Wolves
        13- Burnley
        14 - West Ham
        15 - Palace
        16 - Norwich
        17 - Villa
        18 - Newcastle
        19 - Sheffield
        20 - Brighton

        Teams to concede most goals:
        Norwich, Bournemouth, West Ham, Aston Villa

        1. DirtySanchez
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          West Ham will be top 10, no question in my mind.

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

          Southampton 10th hahaha

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

      Newcastle look like whippping boys in wailitung

      No manager and preseason underway and an at best average squad that has been weakened.

      Not even Palace left appointing FdB this late

      1. bbaggins79
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        yeah theyre not in a good state

    4. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Not a fan of wc. I have always used early down to a poor start, price changes and knowing new players gametime. I saved last year to a good start and the lowest position in my history

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

        Ha. I can see a fast start as being positively dangerous. The temptation to hold too long especially if you’re conservative with transfers.

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

      Newcastle at this rate.

    6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Well this is the first season in history that both Man Utd & Chelsea are going into it with weaker managers than around two thirds of the other teams in the league

      So whilst there may not be a “Huddersfield” this season per se (I think it’ll be very tight for relegation) for me the headline news will be Man Utd & Chelsea both floundering around in the quagmire about 10th-ish

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

    Thoughts on spurs assets?

    Huge wait and see with Eriksen/Trippier transfer speculation but :

    Are most eying up Son (suspended first 2) at 9.5 or Kane at 11 if they start firing? They both seem to be going under radar ( although I’m aware of Kane’s slow starts).

    If popular pool and city attackers blank, attacking points have to come from somewhere right? Don’t fancy anyone from Chelsea, arsenal, United at the moment (except maybe Rashford if on pens).

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

      Put your money on Villa win GW1

    2. liverpool01
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Will most likely get Son gw 3

    3. LangerznMash
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Leave until GW5

      1. liverpool01
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Cool

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

      Attacking points I'm expecting from Liverpool, city, Everton and Bournemouth

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

        Hoping for Everton and Bournemouth points as well but they’re fairly inconsistent

    5. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      I'm looking at Kane, his 1st game looks tasty and easy to downgrade to Vardy should it all go wrong.

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

        Villa for upset. Get on at the bookies

        1. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Didnt follow them closely but pretty sure that they had few games in which they were shipping goals for fun.

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

            Didn't follow them closely so. 12 conceded last 16 with Steer in goal and Mings in defence

            1. el polako
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 15 days ago

              Fair enough.
              But I save my money thank you very much.

    6. Brooksy86
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Gone punty mcpunterson on Moura... After that not too fussed.

  8. liverpool01
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Anyone getting rid of King and Fraser after gw2?

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

      They have great fixtures after city (gw 3) so I wouldn’t

      1. liverpool01
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Was thinking of Fraser to Son gw3

    2. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      I'm likely starting with Brooks and Wilson and if Giroud is playing for Chelsea I'm thinking I might do Wilson to Giroud in week 3. Will see how it pans out.

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

      I am starting King and Fraser with King looking like a mainstay in my team for at least a while, Fraser might be switched to Felipe Anderson/Maddison/Tielmans/Perez/Jota based on who is shown to be in form by gw3

    4. Goodish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Not for certain. If they are the in form options at that price bracket I will keep them. If somebody else stands out by then I will trade them out. West Ham, Chelsea and Leicester mids are all on my radar.

  9. Holteenderinthesky
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Think I'm Fairly happy with this one, Thoughts?

    Ryan
    TAA, Robbo, C.Taylor,
    Salah, KDB, Siggy, Zaha, Noble
    Kane, King

    Button, Targett, Balbuena, Greenwood

    1. Dribbles
      3 months, 15 days ago

      9.9/10 bro

      1. Holteenderinthesky
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Cheers, That's not good enough, How do I get the .1 ha

        1. Brooksy86
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Need an extra 5m

    2. Chelsea91
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Nice team mate , Mine as below:

      Ederson,Button
      Taa,Laporte,Smith,Kelly,Roboo
      Zaha,Mane,Siggy,Dendonker,Noble
      Ageuro,King,Deulofeu

      1. Holteenderinthesky
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Not to bad, I'm not sold on Deulo and think one of Noble or Dendonker needs upgrading somehow

        1. Chelsea91
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 15 days ago

          thanks mate

    3. ppv
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      No Grealish or McGinn. You'll regret that

      1. Brooksy86
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        On the watchlist lad... Don't panic

      2. Holteenderinthesky
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 15 days ago

        As a Villa fan I don't think you will both great players but Grealish tends to Assist the Assister and doesn't score as much as you think. Mcginn is a yellow card Magnet had around 14 yellow cards last year. If I was going with any Villa midfielder I'd take a punt on El Ghazi

  10. LangerznMash
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Not seeing Ritchie in many RMTs.
    Only defender that takes penalties.
    Consistently gets around 8 assists every season.
    Would have got 40 points for clean sheet last season.
    Takes freekicks and corners.
    Borderline OOP playing attacking wingback.
    Bargain at 5.5m.
    Only downside is Newcastle's opening fixtures and Mike Ashley not backing Rafa.

    1. Dribbles
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Toon fan here. Stay away from our players.

    2. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Your last comment is key. Newcastle settled and he would be on my radar

    3. Slouch87 Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Newcastle are in turmoil is the major downside. No Rondon or Perez with Rondon very possibly going elsewhere. I have them down as relegation candidates.

    4. bbaggins79
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      5.5 for a newcastle def? shheeeeeeet
      the only downside is theyre leaking players no manager and horrible fixtures

    5. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      In my team atm. No other defender is predicted to score more goals this season according to the bookies. Looks a must for their easier games if you can afford to bench for the toughies.

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

        Need to see a manager and find out who's left after assets jump the Ashley ship.

        1. Jarvish Scott Talent
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Of course, but I find it hard to believe all their players are just going to disappear and they are going to turn into Hartlepool overnight.

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

            It's a morale thing. After Rafa I can see their hearts not being in it. If they get a good manager, they'll be okay but if Ashley goes for a cheap unknown, they're screwed.

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

              They’re already losing preseason effectively with the U21 manager in charge - there aren’t any assistants left iirc. Every other team in the Prem have plans for set up and transfers they have Lee Charnley

          2. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 15 days ago

            No but they can turn into Chelsea or even worse Man Utd.

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

            Depends slightly who they get in of course. But look at Palace who appointed FdB late and didn’t do much in the market.

            They went from BFS solidity to a nightmare. If the appointee is anything but a Rafa clone then the same is on. The odds shorten given Toon have lost arguably the two key players - Rondon and Perez.

      2. LangerznMash
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Exactly mate. Just because Newcastle may fail doesn't mean relegated teams can't have the odd high scoring player. I predict Richie will score in the range of 120-140 points and will certainly be a top 20 defender.

    6. Goodish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Easy enough to jump on a few games in when it's confirmed he's playing on the wing rather than in defence or even benched.

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

        Yeah, no need to be hasty with their tricky opening fixtures anyway.

  11. Coaly
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    a) Jiminez Perez Kelly
    b) Vardy Hayden Dunk

    a would be a rigid 4-4-2, b I could play either Hayden or Dunk every week

    1. Lebowski85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      They're pretty even. A would get you more points over the season....because Hayden/Dunk will offer little and offset any extra Vardy gets over Jiminez

  12. Lebowski85
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Which 11 do you prefer?

    Gunn
    TAA/Robbo/Laporte/Digne/Smith
    Salah/Eriksen/Madison
    Aguero/King

    or

    Pickford
    TAA/Robbo/Laporte/Smith
    Salah/KDB/Siggy
    Vardy/King/Giroud

    1. The 5% Team
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 15 days ago

      first one...but maybe with Burnley keeper due to Southampton fixtures

      1. Lebowski85
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Cheers. I hear you about Gunn....but I expect Southampton to be the bug surprise package this season. Their form under Hussenthal has been excellent. Gunn particularly.

        Will definitely look at Burnley from GW5

    2. GanonTEK
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      I like B

  13. Ben Marlin
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Who is the best option out of the following options?

    A - Zaha
    B - Siggy
    C - Anderson
    D - Fraser
    E - Maddison

    1. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      B

      1. Ben Marlin
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Thank you

    2. Brooksy86
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      B

      1. Ben Marlin
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Thanks

    3. Dribbles
      3 months, 15 days ago

      7
      8
      7
      7
      6

      1. Ben Marlin
        3 months, 15 days ago

        ?

    4. CROCosta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 15 days ago

      B AD C E

    5. Goodish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 15 days ago

      D then reassess after 2 games with more information

    6. GanonTEK
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      B

  14. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Bit of a lottery knowing which to pick out of Vardy, Maddison, Tielemans and Perez.. Could be some rotation with Gray in the mix.

    Looks like City midfield all over again.

    1. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Maddi in and out. Tiel play deep. Perez on wing.

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

      Vardy plus one of the mids is money well spent.

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

      Vardy is the one that appeals from the beginning. Then see who gets the lion's share of the points between the others. If the midfield points are split roughly a third each, I'm not sure I would go for any of them. I expect Leicester to do well but they're not going to score 3 or 4 per game, and are pricier than Bournemouth's assets were last season (similar situation of 4 attackers splitting the points).

    4. Lebowski85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Vardy. Full stop. If they score, it's likely he'll be the end of it. Any one of those guys could assist him....but we know Vardy is the one putting it away. That, and BAPS. Everytime

    5. Podge
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      I won’t go near Leicester until week 9

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Why ?

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

      I agree- it’s a wait and see because I would assume at least one mid will be better value than vardy.

  15. Kopkloppers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    3
    8
    4
    6
    6

    1. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      For above sorry

    2. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      27

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Well done now finish your coco pops.

  16. danlynch13
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    What are people thinking about Perez, will he play regularly for Leicester?

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

      Can't be sure, but I can see Perez, Maddy, Teily and maybe Gray lining up behind Vardy.

    2. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      30 mil probably but where?

    3. Lebowski85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      For his cost, he could be ace. Need to see how Pre-Season looks

  17. Klein
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Hey guys. Don't know much about villa really. Heard a lot of the important players they had were brought on loan. Anybody know how many of those are still gonna be in squad and how not having some of them may effect them?

    1. StevenW
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Tammy Abraham & Tuanzebe currently the only key loan players we haven't signed on a perm deal.
      Tuanzebe loan is still possible.
      Tammy replaced with Wesley.

      How it will effect them;
      Time will tell, the team all seem very very happy & it's very unlikely missing two people out of the dressing room will change the dynamics that much after such a sucsessful end to the season.

  18. parsonas
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Hi, bit of help please:

    Already have Salah & Sterling in MF, TAA & VVD in DF:
    A. Laporte, KDB, Neves

    B. David Luiz, Moura, Siggy

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

      Don't like Neves but A.

  19. LangerznMash
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    A - but don't like the Neves pick, don't like any of the 5.5m mids.

    1. LangerznMash
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      reply fail

    2. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      There is a gem at soton

      1. LangerznMash
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Djenepo? PuntyMcPuntFace

        1. Kopkloppers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Djen the man as far as Soton mates are concerned

    3. parsonas
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Cheers - I agree about the 5.5m mids - struggling with the last spot & budget is at its limit and figured at least Neves has the potential on pens

  20. Kopkloppers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    O Connell for s United. Anyone can give me info and best rotation?

    1. LangerznMash
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Shef Utd rotate with Newcastle so Lascelles your best 4.5m option.

      1. Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Cheers

  21. SADIO SANÉ
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    if Zinchenko/Kelly play, this team is pretty solid:

    Heaton/Pope (4.0)
    VVD Coleman Zinchenko Trippier (Kelly)
    Salah Mane Sterling Perez (Donck)
    King Deulofeu (4.5)

    kinda want Vardy, Wilson and/or Siggy but can't have everyone...

    1. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Who is Zin competing against?

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Mendy, Angelino and Delph I guess

        1. Kopkloppers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Mendy the party pooper

          1. SADIO SANÉ
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 15 days ago

            the only party he pooped was mine when I got him for the last 4/5 GWs last season

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

        Mendy and Angelino

    2. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Trip Kelly Sin Perez all risks. Del boy ANF king most common 2 up top. Wait and see on keepers as 4.5 will sit on your bench and you won't want to use a transfer to get one out

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        you'll do well to not include any risks tbh, yeah I'll have a 4.5 keeper and a 4.0 keeper

  22. QuintonFortune25
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    I'm liking the Burnley / C.Palace defensive rotation for the opening 7 games, you could have:

    SOU , shu , wol , VIL , bri , NOR , NOR ,

    Play against 4 newly promoted teams (Norwich twice) and Southampton and Brighton.

    Wolves is a tricky one, but maybe Europa league hangover can help.

    Looking at C.Taylor and Kelly for a rotating 4th and 5th defenders, costing just £8.5

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      yeah decent shout, assuming Kelly plays

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

    Was Tielemans a bit of a BPS magnet whenever he scored or assisted last season due to his pass completion and tackles/interceptions? I had Maddison for a while last season and remember he would often be quite far from the BPS until he got a second attacking return.

  24. GARY AND JAMIE
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    About time Harry had a blinding August. Normally has not had a proper break but this won't be the case this time...should be champing at the bit...

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      he did score a few last August tbf

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        by a few I actually mean 2 😀

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

          I like his first 6-7 fixtures. Even Arsenal and Leicester away are places he has good memories...

          1. SADIO SANÉ
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 15 days ago

            yeah it wouldn't be a surprise, especially when Son gets back, 11m is a nice price

  25. Lebowski85
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Anyone know much about Ruben Loftus-Cheeks Achilles injury? Is it likely he'll be out for the start.

    He scored well for the minutes he played. He'd have outscored Salah if he'd played the same minutes!

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

      Certainly out for season start and talk he might not be back til end of the calendar year.

      1. Lebowski85
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Yikes! Poor guy...can't catch a break. That's that little idea in the bin then

  26. In a Rush
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Any thoughts on this team much appreciated cheers

    Ederson
    Taa dunk Digne
    Salah yarmolenko kdb siggy
    King Kane Ings
    McGovern Kelly Dendoncker Balbuena

    1. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Kane kills it, think we have to accept two big hitters

      1. In a Rush
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Yeah fair point I’ve had a few drafts with different balance to them, none I’m completely happy with.

    2. Pep Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      I like it mate and it's different to the template that most feel they have to follow. I think Dunk (possible new captain for Brighton) could have a big season for them. Balbuena/Diop are would give you the option of 4-4-2. Be interesting to see how Che Adams does in pre-season for Saints

  27. Super Saints
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Much to change here?

    Ederson
    TAA Robbo Walker Digne
    Salah Sterling Zaha Perez
    King Deulofeu
    Button Dendonker Kelly Greenwood

    1. Queenofthestoneage
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Dont like zaha + perez
      Other than that nice!

      1. Super Saints
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Any reason? Both scored well last season and both are strikers classified as mids

  28. Muzzy87
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Good morning all!
    Anyone playing Draft Fantasy Football - what would your top 10 players be in order, plus 3 second tier players to prioritise/look out for?
    Thanks!

  29. GARY AND JAMIE
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Template I know but can't see much to beat it?

    Heaton/Pope

    Robbo-TAA-Laporte-Digne-Kelly
    Salah-Siggy-Zaha-2 x 4.5
    Jota-Kane-King

    Pen takers, pen makers, set pieces, nailed attacking defenders, keepers with decent opening fixtures...

    1. TONY123
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Great team, but I'd have a City attacker (Sterling/Kun/KDB) over Kane any day

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

        Cheers. I'm toying with the idea of a Kun/Kane hokey-kokey for fixtures if no other issues come up. Same old Pep roulette in that midfield worries me.

    2. Milos1976
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      One of those 4,5 mids is Dendoncker...

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

        Yeah and that points magnet Guendouzi lol...

  30. Canary_Kid
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Best combo of
    a) Sterling/Aguero
    b) Kane
    c) Salah