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. pelle9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 17 hours ago

    Ederson
    TAA - Robbo - Digne - A.Smith
    Salah - Sterling - Siggy - Zaha
    King - Deulofeu

    Button - Dendonkey - Kelly - Nketiah

    Its pretty template, but I like it for now.
    Not convinced by A.smith but can't see a better 4.5m defender with better fixtures to start the season, maybe dunk ?

    I could do Zaha > Tielemans and do Kelly > Dunk and rotate Smith and Dunk in a 4-4-2

    Thoughts guys ?
    Thanks.

    1. Game Over
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      Similar to mine but I got Laporte not Smith, and Tielmans not Siggy.

  2. Pigeon
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 17 hours ago

    So guys, if you already have Sigurdsson, try to replace him with someone else, you end up making better teams lol

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      Yeah I just found this out lol

    2. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      He could easily have 50+ pts by week 9 . . . . .

      1. Pigeon
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 17 hours ago

        Oh I'm aware, but Everton are a notoriously inconsistent team

        1. ritzyd
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 17 hours ago

          Agreed but i would still prefer to have him to start as it's then an easy downgrade of one of the 6.5/7m MF's goes beserk.

          1. Pigeon
            • 2 Years
            10 days, 17 hours ago

            I downgraded him to Fraser lol

    3. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      No thanks. He looks golden to me with that run of fixtures.

    4. The_Fish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      It means I can get Vardy...

    5. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      No thanks

    6. scubasmithy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      No, my team is now worse coz its missing Siggy

  3. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 17 hours ago

    Whoops got a big bottom spank me for this repost

    Time to talk about brighton’s wingers. The focal point of their new manager’s tactics. We have one of the most exciting new talents in European football there in Trossard at only 6m with some very good fixtures to start. For those with salah and sterling like me he can be a great budget option for sure. Jahanbaksh was poo last year but has history of being prolific too. Trossard for me appears to closer resemble the attributes required to be successful in the premier league though.
    They just haven’t had much attention and I think they are worth throwing into the 6m mix

    1. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      Good early fixtures too, will be interesting to see how attacking they are in preseason - Trossard could be excellent, he's so quick.

    2. svg53
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      Could be great but at 6.0 I would prefer to go for a proven premier league asset like McNeil who got 75pts in 19 starts .

  4. ritzyd
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 17 hours ago

    How about this?

    4.5m(Ryan or Pope) - 4m
    TAA-VVD-Laporte-(2x4.5m rotating/bench)
    Salah-Sterling-KDB-(11m for 2x MF, maybe JWP & jorginho or 6.5m & 4.5m)
    King-Deulofeu-4.5m

    3 x pool, 3 x city play one of the two 4.5m DF's or the cheapy MF each week and still have 2 x playing bench for any rotation issues.

  5. Scotty B
    • 7 Years
    10 days, 17 hours ago

    No love for Rashford on here?

    He could smash it next season as the main man!

    1. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      Utd's early fixtures are not super exciting so it's wait and see how they look and line up in the Prem before any investment for me

    2. Game Over
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      Is he moving clubs?

    3. Yip Jaap Stam
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      Not for me. As a united fan it was frustrating to see him fluff so many chances last season. I'm not sure if he's ready to lead our line yet.

      1. amit1964
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 17 hours ago

        he is not and never will be, him and his freind marsial

    4. Ini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      For me, his early fixtures aren’t the best and 8.5 is such an awkward price point to start with for a forward. Makes it a bit more challenging to be flexible in the early parts of the season.

    5. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      He did terribly at the end of last season as "the main man"

  6. seewhyaxe
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 17 hours ago

    anyone has triple Bournemouth in their drafts now?

    Feels really strange

    1. Pigeon
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      I'm trying to avoid having more than 1 player from the rest of the league but I'll always end up having at least 2 from B'mouth

      1. seewhyaxe
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 17 hours ago

        I have 2xWolves & 3xBournemouth currently.

        I do see many with 2xEverton too, some with 3!

    2. Ini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      Not surprising considering their early fixtures. I’d say 2 max tho !

  7. Wijnaldum FC
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 17 hours ago

    thoughts on this?
    Ryan
    Trent Robbo Digne Walker
    Salah KDB Maddison Siggy
    Vardy King

    Button Dendonker Kelly Nketiah

    1. Thescaff
        10 days, 17 hours ago

        Very good, same as mine

      • Ini
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        Good team

      • Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        Would rather sterling and a couple ~ 6m than KDB, Siggy and Maddison imo but great team very very similar to mine

    2. Sndeshdhkl
        10 days, 17 hours ago

        A) siggi + deulofeu + 4.5
        B) vardy + DCL + 4.5

        1. Ini
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 days, 16 hours ago

          I’d say A. DCL isn’t an option for me at 6.0.

      • Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 17 hours ago

        What does Rodriguez do to Burnley then? Surely not dyche looking to change his style? Would he play on wing or just be part of the incessant striker rotation?

        1. The Wise Owl
          • 3 Years
          10 days, 16 hours ago

          I suppose it's to feed Wood.

          1. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            10 days, 16 hours ago

            Probably not very nutritious

      • davidfromkent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        3 Liverpool, 2 Man City, 2 Everton, 1 Leicester, 1 Wolves, 1 Palace,
        1 Southampton, 1 Watford, 1 Brighton, 1 Newcastle, 1 Bournemouth.

        RMT is 352.30, guess my team, i will post it on the 9th August 2019 @ 7.01pm, assuming i don't change it 20-30 times between now and then lol.

        1. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 14 hours ago

          Where about in kent?

          1. davidfromkent
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            10 days, 12 hours ago

            Not sure of relevance, but between Medway and Ashford

      • Louis Van Gaalstones
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        Not much love for Milivojevic on here no? If Zaha stays won't he be a great asset for VAR pens?

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 days, 16 hours ago

          0.5 overpriced for me

        2. The_Fish
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 16 hours ago

          Would rather have the Zaha assists and goals.

        3. Ini
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 days, 16 hours ago

          I think it’s a maybe for now. 7.0 is a bit high, but if you’re looking for consistency he’s your man.

          I’ve disregarded the impact of VAR completely at stage. I have the viewpoint right not that it benefits Mili the same way is benefits other penalty takers.

      • The_Fish
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        TC Salah GW1 anyone?

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 days, 16 hours ago

          Decent shout

          1. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            10 days, 16 hours ago

            Best fixture of the season

        2. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 days, 16 hours ago

          Could be good but Liverpool are guaranteed to have a DGW this season because of the Club World Cup. I'd rather wait for that.

          1. Goodish
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            10 days, 16 hours ago

            This.

        3. Ini
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 days, 16 hours ago

          No from me considering future DGWs are likely.

        4. Jarvish
          • 4 Years
          10 days, 16 hours ago

          Multi team cheats will try this. Sorry, I mean my uncle's team.

      • jamie1972
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 16 hours ago

        Right,, I'm set, definitely, 100% not changing anything now.

        Probably...

        Ederson

        Robertson - Digne - Ake

        Salah - Sterling - KDB - Perez - Neves

        King - Jota

        Stek/Diop/Kelly/4m

        Thoughts?

        (Even though I'm not changing anything. Probably)

        1. Siggy in the Middle
          • 3 Years
          10 days, 16 hours ago

          Your midfield power three is messing up your team balance. Wouldn't wanna start a Bournemouth defender of Neves every week. You're probably better off with two pool defenders.

          1. jamie1972
            • 2 Years
            10 days, 16 hours ago

            Want to ride the early/kind Bournemouth fixtures to start off, will reassess Ake a few weeks into the season

            Neves the weak link I know, I could drop KDB to B.Silva to upgrade him to Zaha but not entirly sold on it

        2. Dribbles
            10 days, 16 hours ago

            One of the better teams i have seen on here. I give you a 5/10.

          • svg53
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            10 days, 16 hours ago

            KDB to Siggy
            Ake to VVD gives stronger team more balanced team imo.

            1. jamie1972
              • 2 Years
              10 days, 16 hours ago

              Fair comment

          • Podge
            • 8 Years
            10 days, 16 hours ago

            first thought is where is all the money gone ?

            1. jamie1972
              • 2 Years
              10 days, 16 hours ago

              Premium keeper, premium defender and 3 big hitting mids, mainly....

        3. NUFCAndrew
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 days, 16 hours ago

          Really want Vardy but I think I’m going to have to go without. 0.5 ITB:

          Heaton Woodman

          TAA Robbo Digne Zinchenko Dunk

          Salah Sterling Siggy Tielemans Dendoncker

          Deulofeu King Greenwood

        4. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          10 days, 16 hours ago

          Best combo for blank spaces from ( Moura only while Son out) ?

          A Moura and DCL
          B Zaha and Jota/ Deulofeu
          C Townsend/Doucouré and Jimenéz

          Ederson
          Azpilicueta TAA Van Dijk Digne
          Salah Sterling Tielemans xxxxxx
          King xxxxxxx

          Button Dendoncker Fredericks Wickham

          1. The_Fish
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            10 days, 16 hours ago

            B for me.

          2. Dribbles
              10 days, 16 hours ago

              6/10 nice team.

          3. Siggy in the Middle
            • 3 Years
            10 days, 16 hours ago

            How's this? It's inspired by Hedge's article which mentioned the merits of 3-5-2.

            Ederson

            TAA VVD Digne

            Salah Sterling Perez Townsend Fraser

            King Del

            Button, O'Connell, 4.5,
            4.0

            As SHU rotate so well with Bournemouth, I'll play O'Connell ahead of King when they play he big teams.

            1. Ask Yourself
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              10 days, 16 hours ago

              Looks lovely it inspired me to do something similar. Except I will rotate between 442 and 352 as I think that could be better this year

              1. Siggy in the Middle
                • 3 Years
                10 days, 16 hours ago

                Cheers for the reply

            2. No Professionals
              • 2 Years
              10 days, 16 hours ago

              Looks a lot like a lot of teams I've seen

              Which is probably a good thing

          4. Oh Mane Mane
            • 2 Years
            10 days, 16 hours ago

            First draft! how does it look?

            Lloris
            TAA Digne Laporte Robertson
            Salah Zaha Sigurdsson B.Silva
            Vardy King
            Button, Kelly, Dendonker, Nketiah

            1. Siggy in the Middle
              • 3 Years
              10 days, 16 hours ago

              Don't really fancy Bilva now KDB is back. Rest looks brilliant

              1. The_Fish
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                10 days, 16 hours ago

                I'm expecting Bilva to be first choice RW this season.

            2. Dribbles
                10 days, 16 hours ago

                1.5/10

              • Goat
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                10 days, 16 hours ago

                7/10

              • svg53
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                10 days, 16 hours ago

                Good team if your happy to go without Sterling or Kun.

            3. The MadJW
                10 days, 16 hours ago

                RMT

                Allison /Button
                Laporte Robertson Simpson /Kelly Prodl
                Sterling Mane Fraser Dendoncker Schneiderlin
                Kane Jiminez /Kodjia

                1. Siggy in the Middle
                  • 3 Years
                  10 days, 16 hours ago

                  Too unbalanced

                2. Dribbles
                    10 days, 16 hours ago

                    0.5/10

                  • Goat
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    10 days, 16 hours ago

                    4/10

                3. Pigeon
                  • 2 Years
                  10 days, 16 hours ago

                  I have made a Kun team. Thoughts?

                  Ryan
                  Digne TAA Robertson Aké
                  Salah Alli Fraser Pérez
                  Agüero Jota
                  Button Dendoncker Greenwood Kelly

                  1. Siggy in the Middle
                    • 3 Years
                    10 days, 16 hours ago

                    Slightly punty midfield and wouldn't like playing Ake but good otherwise.

                4. Atom&Humber
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  10 days, 16 hours ago

                  Playing around with my team, currently on:

                  Ederson /woodman
                  TAA VVD Digne Zinchenko / kelly
                  salah sterling siggy perez(tielemans) / dedoncker
                  Deulofeu King /wickham

                  Will be monitoring zinchenko and tielemans vs perez in pre season but any other thoughts?

                  1. Siggy in the Middle
                    • 3 Years
                    10 days, 16 hours ago

                    Great if Zinchenko can nail a spot.

                    1. Atom&Humber
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      10 days, 16 hours ago

                      cheers, yep will be monitoring his situation closely

                5. gilean
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  10 days, 16 hours ago

                  Maxi Gomez deal is off

                  1. Ask Yourself
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    10 days, 16 hours ago

                    Typical. So stupid to sell Arnie for so cheap

                    1. Goat
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      10 days, 16 hours ago

                      Chinese club probably unwilling to pay anymore as Chinese tax is 100% added on and West Ham needed to remove the cancer

                      1. Ask Yourself
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        10 days, 16 hours ago

                        I know but surely they were factoring the Gomez buyout clause into the price as that is arnie’s replacement. To not even raise enough after the sale is laughable

                  2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                    • 3 Years
                    10 days, 16 hours ago

                    That's a real blow, it feels like they gambled (quick Arnie sale) and lost.

                    1. badgerboy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      10 days, 16 hours ago

                      Queue a hasty bid for Sturridge.

                      1. Ask Yourself
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        10 days, 16 hours ago

                        He’s too worried about his stolen one of a kind dog to then be joining West Ham would destroy him

                        1. badgerboy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          10 days, 16 hours ago

                          Hahaha it's a 'unique' mutt alright!

                  3. Jarvish
                    • 4 Years
                    10 days, 16 hours ago

                    Plenty more fish in the sea

                  4. Jaws
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    10 days, 16 hours ago

                    I hope they're going for Mitrovic now.

                    1. Ask Yourself
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      10 days, 16 hours ago

                      Just signed a long term contract

                    2. badgerboy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      10 days, 16 hours ago

                      He's signed a new 5 year contract with Fulham.

                      1. Jarvish
                        • 4 Years
                        10 days, 16 hours ago

                        Wow - am surprised by that.

                        1. badgerboy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          10 days, 16 hours ago

                          Not that signing new contracts counts for much in the world of top flight football these days.

                  5. The 5% Team
                    • 1 Year
                    10 days, 16 hours ago

                    I would laugh if the end up with Balotelli

                    1. badgerboy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      10 days, 16 hours ago

                      That would be a textbook West Ham signing.

                6. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
                  • 4 Years
                  10 days, 16 hours ago

                  Any West Ham love?
                  After 1st fixture (Man City) fixtures don't look too bad.

                  Yarmolenko?

                  1. Ask Yourself
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    10 days, 16 hours ago

                    Yes Yarmo looks to be the big steal at that price. Wouldn’t rush into any of our other players though

                    1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
                      • 4 Years
                      10 days, 16 hours ago

                      pre season, as for all other teams, will give an indication

                      1. Ask Yourself
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        10 days, 16 hours ago

                        Are you saying all of us making our teams over a month before the season starts is pointless? Ffs

                        1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
                          • 4 Years
                          10 days, 15 hours ago

                          no comment

                7. NUFCAndrew
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  10 days, 16 hours ago

                  Repost. Really want Vardy but I think I’m going to have to go without. 0.5 ITB:

                  Heaton Woodman

                  TAA Robbo Digne Zinchenko Dunk

                  Salah Sterling Siggy Tielemans Dendoncker

                  Deulofeu King Greenwood

                  1. Jarvish
                    • 4 Years
                    10 days, 16 hours ago

                    Cool - cheers.

                  2. Ask Yourself
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    10 days, 16 hours ago

                    I heard third time lucky is a thing

                  3. Dribbles
                      10 days, 16 hours ago

                      0.5/10

                  4. Goat
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    10 days, 16 hours ago

                    If Everton don’t buy a forward is Calvert-Lewin more than likely starting up top?

                    1. Ask Yourself
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      10 days, 16 hours ago

                      Yeah but they will do and DCL is a bit poo

                    2. the vanisher
                      • 2 Years
                      10 days, 16 hours ago

                      i think it may be richarlison.

                      1. Ask Yourself
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        10 days, 16 hours ago

                        Oh yes now that is appealing

                      2. Jaws
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        10 days, 16 hours ago

                        Won't happen I'm afraid. He was shifted wide at the end of last season with DCL starting upfront.

                  5. the vanisher
                    • 2 Years
                    10 days, 16 hours ago

                    B.Silva and De Bruyne nailed for 30+ league games??

                    1. I Member
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      10 days, 16 hours ago

                      If fit, yes.

                  6. Pigeon
                    • 2 Years
                    10 days, 16 hours ago

                    It's real Chicharito hours

                    1. Ask Yourself
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      10 days, 16 hours ago

                      No chance chic gets another go he let us down spectacularly he is so unmotivated. It’s Jordan hugill and Danny welbeck time

                  7. Snevitz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    10 days, 16 hours ago

                    Pretty happy with today's effort..

                    Pickford
                    TAA, Robertson, Van Dijk, Laporte
                    Sterling, KDB, Fraser, Tielemans,
                    Wilson, King

                    Button, Taylor, Dendoncker, Greene

                    All proven PL players in the starting 11 with good fixtures (except Leicester).

                    1. conorbon
                      • 6 Years
                      10 days, 16 hours ago

                      Wow 3 Bournemouth, City and Pool. I commend you however I like to spread my players a bit more than that to start off with.

                  8. Captain Kakaroto
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    10 days, 16 hours ago

                    What's the rush on Vardy? 2 hard fixtures to begin with..

                    1. Belalugozi78- Thor:Wagnerok
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      10 days, 16 hours ago

                      Vardy does not have hard fixtures. You must have missed last 3 years of football.

                      1. Captain Kakaroto
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        10 days, 16 hours ago

                        LOL how you get to this conclussion? Wolves are very good sidez maybe they have europa league, but its the first game of the season so can see them frustrate lecister. Chelsea under Lampard will be conservative at the Start of the season with a lot of enthusiasm. It is not so weird if Vardy will blank those 2

                        1. badgerboy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          10 days, 16 hours ago

                          Vardy traditionally does well against the 'better teams'. As good as they were Wolves still leaked goals last season.

                    2. Ask Yourself
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      10 days, 16 hours ago

                      Wolves have to do all that qualifying for Europe will be tired
                      Chelsea have a noob manager and Vardy is the king of finishing counter attacks.

                      Looks good to me

                      1. Captain Kakaroto
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        10 days, 16 hours ago

                        Tired after 1 game? Its just the beginning of the season.
                        Regarding Lampard, I think that because he is new, he will play more conservative

                    3. Dakes.
                      • 2 Years
                      10 days, 16 hours ago

                      The man loves playing top clubs. They press higher and give him space to run in behind and score. Stats show this too.

                      I’m trying my best to fit him in, currently have:

                      Heaton (Button)
                      TAA VVD Zinchenko Coleman (Kelly)
                      Salah Sterling Zaha (Dendoncker Romeu)
                      Vardy King Deulofeu

                      Strong starting XI and fairly flexible

                    4. Podge
                      • 8 Years
                      10 days, 16 hours ago

                      if he gets over 2 goals in the first 8 weeks ill be amaed

                  9. Dakes.
                    • 2 Years
                    10 days, 16 hours ago

                    Wow Tielemans only 6.5?

                    People prefer him or Perez at that price?

                    1. Jarvish
                      • 4 Years
                      10 days, 16 hours ago

                      #APS

                      1. Dakes.
                        • 2 Years
                        10 days, 16 hours ago

                        U wot m8

                        1. Jarvish
                          • 4 Years
                          10 days, 16 hours ago

                          Assess pre-season - it's trending on Twatter at the moment.

                          1. Dakes.
                            • 2 Years
                            10 days, 16 hours ago

                            Fairs

                        2. badgerboy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          10 days, 16 hours ago

                          Arses Pre Season.

                    2. Ask Yourself
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      10 days, 16 hours ago

                      Tielemans unless we know Pérez starts he will be a serious weapon

                      1. Dakes.
                        • 2 Years
                        10 days, 16 hours ago

                        That’s my thinking, too.

                        Would you think Vardy along with one of them is “too much” Leicester to start the season with iffy fixtures? I want at least one of the three of them in my team and it’s currently Vardy, with Zaha in that mid slot

                        1. Ask Yourself
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          10 days, 16 hours ago

                          Not for me. Leicester are set to be a real force this season I think

                          1. Dakes.
                            • 2 Years
                            10 days, 16 hours ago

                            I agree, I think they could be as well. Tielemans/Perez over Zaha as well allows a 0.5 upgrade elsewhere obviously

                    3. mixology
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      10 days, 16 hours ago

                      The main wait-and-see for me this year is Leicester mids as they’re all priced nicely-although I said the same about arsenal mids last year

                      1. Dakes.
                        • 2 Years
                        10 days, 16 hours ago

                        Yeah, that’s fair. Better to start on zaha then with Vardy would you say? Only problem being that it means a forced downgrade elsewhere for now

                  10. conorbon
                    • 6 Years
                    10 days, 16 hours ago

                    Hey Chaps,

                    Good to be back!

                    How’s this gamesweek 1 team looking?
                    Ederson,
                    Digne, Alonso, TAA.
                    Pereyra, Zaha, Richarlison, Mane.
                    Ings, Wilson, Kane.

                    1. Dakes.
                      • 2 Years
                      10 days, 16 hours ago

                      Well, it’s different. I assume the bench is all fodder?

                      For me, Kane first fixture and some subsequent ones are obviously good, but GW2 is city away... I’m now especially keen on Pereyra either tbh, and I’d really want a city attacker