Scout Notes

Mane a doubt for Gameweek 1 as Senegal make AFCON final

The Gameweek 1 availability of Sadio Mane (£11.5m) must surely be in question after Senegal made it through to the final of the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time since 2002.

Senegal face Algeria in Friday’s final, which is staged exactly three weeks before Liverpool’s season-opening fixture against Norwich City.

Jurgen Klopp appears to be giving all of his players a three-week break following their international exertions this summer – as happened with several players after the 2018 World Cup – and Mane’s delayed departure from Egypt casts into doubt his chances of featuring against the newly promoted Canaries, at least from the start.

It’s not just Mane who is representing his country at the Africa Cup of Nations, of course, and we’ll be bringing you up to date on the other FPL assets involved at the quarter-final and semi-final stages in the Scout Notes article below.

Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) and Egypt bowed out of the competition at the round-of-16 stage.

Senegal 1-0 Benin
Senegal 1-0 Tunisia (after extra-time)

Mane was heavily involved in Senegal’s quarter-final win over Benin, teeing up Everton’s Idrissa Gueye (£5.0m) for the match-winning goal and seeing two strikes of his own chalked off after VAR intervention.

Mane lasted the whole 90 minutes, along with Cheikhou Kouyate (£5.0m) – again playing at centre-half – and Newcastle United’s forgotten man Henri Saivet.

Gueye was withdrawn just before the game entered stoppage time.

The Lions of Teranga then saw off Tunisia in a tense semi-final, with the game going to extra-time after a goalless 90 minutes.

Dylan Bronn headed into his own net to give Senegal the victory, although Mane had earlier wasted an excellent chance when screwing a shot wide after rounding Tunisia goalkeeper Mouez Hassan.

That was the Liverpool winger’s only attempt on goal in the entire game and he was perhaps more peripheral than he had been throughout the tournament.

The former Southampton man also ceded penalty-taking duties after two misses from the spot in the tournament, allowing Saivet to step up from 12 yards in the 80th minute – only for the Newcastle man to see his effort saved.

Mane said:

It’s a momentary withdrawal. I have missed penalties in both games and must admit that it is not a good ratio.

I do not want to penalise my team and, at least for the time being, I’m going to stand aside for the penalties and let other teammates get on with it.

When I return to my club, I will continue to work hard to improve on this aspect.

Tunisia had a penalty award of their own overturned after VAR intervention, meanwhile.

Mane, Saivet, Gueye and Kouyate played all 120 minutes of Sunday’s semi-final.

Nigeria 2-1 South Africa
Ivory Coast 1-1 Algeria (3-4 penalties)
Algeria 2-1 Nigeria

Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m) will be up against Mane and Senegal in Friday’s final after Algeria saw off Nigeria in dramatic fashion.

Mahrez curled in an injury-time free-kick to give his country a 2-1 win, having earlier forced an own goal from Nigeria’s William Troost-Ekong with a fizzed cross from the right flank.

Mahrez, Wilfred Ndidi (£5.0m) and Alex Iwobi (£6.0m) played the full 90 minutes for their respective countries, while Leon Balogun (£4.5m) was an unused substitute for the Super Eagles.

Algeria had progressed to the semis following a penalty shootout victory over Ivory Coast in the quarter-finals.

Neither Wilfried Zaha (£7.0m) nor (surprisingly) Mahrez were on the field by the time the game reached that point, having been replaced on 94 and 86 minutes respectively.

Jonathan Kodjia (£5.5m) was also withdrawn in extra time but the Aston Villa striker had at least found the back of the net by that point, collecting Zaha’s pass and rifling in a low shot from the edge of the Algerian box.

The Palace winger cut a frustrated figure at times and picked up a booking after a clash with Ramy Bensebaini, although the Algerian defender didn’t do himself any favours with a theatrical reaction after contact with Zaha’s arm.

Serge Aurier (£5.0m), who has picked up hamstring and wrist injuries during the tournament, watched the game from the sidelines.

A day earlier, Nigeria had seen off South Africa in their own quarter-final.

Iwobi impressed and it was from his cross down the left that Nigeria first took the lead, with Samuel Chukwueze finishing at the second attempt.

Troost-Ekong scored an 89th-minute winner before Iwobi was replaced by Balogun in injury time.

Ndidi again lasted the course in central midfield.

The tournament is not over for Nigeria despite their subsequent semi-final defeat: the third-place play-off takes place on Wednesday evening between Tunisia and the Super Eagles.

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  1. NUFCAndrew
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Wilson or Vardy? We all know Vardy is capable of scoring against anyone, but Wilson has the fixtures & the better price tag. For the first 6-8 GW’s who would be your choice?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      That's why I've put Vardy with King. Could have Wilson and switch to Vardy GW3.

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

      Vardy. He's a premium striker at 9m.

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Wilson is a premium striker at 8m

    3. HIT ME!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      This is a tough one. Im probably going for both of them and King

  2. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Lovely goal by Rashford

    1. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Won't play Leeds every week

      1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Honestly Leeds are on the same level as Newcastle, and all the promoted teams

        1. Sterling Malory
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          They're not.

          Otherwise they wouldn't have bottled it.

  3. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    A) De Bruyne + Jota
    B) Brooks + Vardy

    1. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I would go for A personally.

  4. Syphras
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Thoughts?
    A) Townsend + Jota
    B) Zaha + Origi

    1. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Townsend is a no go zone for me...

      1. Syphras
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Alternatives at 6m or below?

        1. Sgt Frank Drebin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Yes there aren't many. Possibly Pereyra and Ward-Prowse. I think JWP can be a good option this year, but that's just my opinion. If you think Townsend is a good choice then do not listen to me, I am no fpl pundit... I just very much don't rate him as a player.

  5. Zambian FPL Addict
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Wolves killing Newcastle

    1. HIT ME!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Where can i see the game?

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Sky. Man City v West Ham also on at 1330

        1. HIT ME!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Cheers

  6. Budweiser
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    *Checks Rashford's price*

    1. The 5% Team
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      *finds it's 0.5 overpriced*

  7. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    4-0

  8. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Wolves don’t usually do well against bottom half teams - Newcastle are in serious trouble.
    Auba for GW1 anyone?

    1. NUFCAndrew
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Tc him

      1. The 5% Team
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 4 days ago

        and add Lacazette

      2. Skonto Rigga
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Unless it means that Newcastle will be finishing in the top half next season?

        1. NUFCAndrew
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Got us at 6/1 to go down the night before Rafa left. Easiest money I’ll ever make

  9. villian-ty
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Thoughts for Villa 100million team on how well they will do?

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Next Fulham

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Unfair comparison, recruitment hasn't been as weird as Fulham's.

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Was a joke x

    2. Foogle
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Dean Smith is a good manager and has a habit of making good signings, massive squad overhaul though with a lot of players unproven in the PL and no out and out goalscorer.

      If their key players stay fit and they can get goals from midfield I think they'll survive fairly comfortably, there are worse teams with worse managers.

  10. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Who is Saints first choice striker? Ings if fit? What about this new lad Che Admas?

    1. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      *Adams of course

    2. HIT ME!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Probably both of them will play up front

      1. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Cheers

      2. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Gaffer's trying out formations but seems to favour a 4-2-2-2

        1. Sgt Frank Drebin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Thanks, useful information. I think that means Ings should start majority of games

  11. NUFCAndrew
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    KDB + Vardy, or Sterling + 6.5 FW?

    1. HIT ME!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      A for me.

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Too many uncertainties to get through first

    3. jayzico
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Currently on KdB but over Sterling seems like a disaster waiting to happen

    4. Mr Frost
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Had A, recently switched to B

    5. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Sterling edges it for me atm.

    6. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Depends on Perez/Maddison for me
      In case they are looking solid, I will get one of them instead of going for Vardy

  12. Ted Striker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    I'm starting to think we're actually going to see more goals struck off by VAR than we are penalties awarded by VAR.

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      What’s made you think that :O

      1. Ted Striker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Can't tell if sarcasm, but I'll answer. Just from observing recent use of it in games, including the women's World Cup (which I know may not necessarily be indicative, but it's still data), and obviously in this article, Mane having two disallowed by VAR in one game. Just have a feeling VAR will disallow more than it enables.

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Penalties will definitely increase I think but teams like Liverpool and spurs will see their goal tallies massively fall

          1. OLDHERMAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            In Serie A last term exactly what Ted says happened. And the number of penalties decreased. As in EVERY important League in Europe bar one, not considering the World Cup, which is imho something different and with far less matches. So, what to laugh for?

    2. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I'm sure there'll be someone who's checked number of wrong penalties given last season(for diving) and the number of penalties that should have been given but weren't (ie handball, fouls, incorrect giving decisions). We just need to find that person and extract that knowledge from them

      1. Ted Striker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Well volunteered!

        1. Valar(Keith)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          If 380 of us watch one 90 game each we could do this lol

      1. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        So that would actually indicate no difference or even decrease in the number of penalites. Interesting.

    3. Jarvish
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Bookies are predicting about a 30% increase in penalties (rightly or wrongly)

  13. DV8R
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    No love for the EFL young player of the year, Max Aarons? 4.5m.

    Good as a sub at least?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Horrible fixtures is one negative

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Norwich RB, is this...?

    2. TONY123
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Currently on my sub bench. He has the potential to become this year's Doherty if Norwich do well.

      1. Nomar
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Wait till about GW8 and you'll probably be able to get him for £4.3m

    3. OLDHERMAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I'll go for him. If he joins Spurs, bingo. If not, replace.

  14. Ready Player One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Anyone know the Norwich goal scorers from their 4-1 win?

    1. The 5% Team
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Idah (2), Hernandez, Pukki

      1. Ready Player One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Cheers

  15. Budweiser
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    James is looking like a steal at 6m he hits the post!

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      But does he score?

    2. Mr Frost
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      3rd sub 4.5m Mason Greenwood thank you please. he will get 20 mins a match most games, he has real quality.

      1. Nomar
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        This.

        Ollie will play the kids.

  16. finnish92
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Thoughts?

    Ederson (4.0 Goalkeeper)
    AWB, VVD, TAA, Digne (Kelly)
    Salah, Sterling, Pogba, Pereyra (Dendoncker)
    King, Jota (Greenwood)

    1. Sterling Malory
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Man Utd fan?

  17. jayzico
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Hey chaps.
    Hacked my team to pieces to complement a new 4,4,2 formation.

    Question 1. Any flaws?
    Question 2. Safe to go with KdB over Sterling/Kun

    Fabs
    Azpi. TAA. Digne. La Porte
    Salah. Pereyra. Siggy. KdB
    Vardy. King.

    Subs: Norris. Noble. Andone. Rico.

    Thanks in advance.

  18. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Steve Bruce. I mean really.

    1. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Did quite well at Birmingham and Hull, but his managerial career has mostly been littered with failure. Must have come cheap for Ashley...

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Read he’s being payed 1/3rd oh what Karl jenkinson earns

        1. Giggs Boson.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Ashley is a disgrace.

          Eroding the club is only going to decrease the selling value...

      2. Would Ed Woodward
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Lowest paid manager in the Prem apparently.

        1. Markus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          It's so sports direct its unbelievable. You almost feel he might as well asset strip it now (longstaff/almiron etc), pocket that and sell cut-price on the basis of potential/commercial/fan strength rather than current team which is essentially the appeal anyway. Can't see how it's going to end well this year, see man utd last season for a team entering season in turmoil

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Cheapest Sports Direct could get.

    3. Mr Frost
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Sorry for my Newcastle mates.

    4. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Ole must be gutted too, United will need to shell out the £80m for Maguire now, instead of getting Bruce back on a free.

    5. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Maybe Mike Ashley is thinking long-term and he is supposed to get Newcastle back to Premier Leage next season with experience of getting teams promoted and then being sacked

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        The tight-arse wants to sell the house but won't fork out for a coat of paint.

    6. Misteak
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Newcastle nailed on for relegation.

  19. King Kohli
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Think I've cracked the code!

    Pope 4m
    TAA VVD Digne Zinky Ake
    Salah Sterling Brooks Dendoncker Stephens
    Wilson Vardy Wickham

    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Zinky not a fairly large risk for starts??
      Is Ake still at BOU?

    2. RFCSPACE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Looks similar to my current draft except I've got B Silva + Richarlison over Sterling + Stephens

  20. FredrikH
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Lloris or Pickford? Same price. Pickford has better fixtures.

    1. HIT ME!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Burnley

    2. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      If you get Pickford you can get Stek for £4m as his handcuff.

      That way you are guaranteed to have a playing keeper every week.

      1. The 5% Team
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 4 days ago

        They also have Lossl (not yet added to the game for some reason)

  21. Ser Davos
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Off topic

    Just looking at organising some Barce Nou Camp tickets for a La Liga game and just wondering if anyone's got any advice? Just been looking at StubHub

    1. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Thomas Cook Sport do some decent package options, including hotels and stuff, generally a little more, but convenient

    2. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Tbh I got fantastic ones for a CL group game vs Milan about 7 or 8 years ago just buying from one of the booths on the Ramblas a few days before the game.

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Avoid games close to potential cup games. Game could be moved on short notice, they dont give two shites about traveling fans.

  22. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    What do you think about Lloris? Isn't he being overlooked at 5.5? High penalties saves potential maybe? Last season he was on the same points per game as Ederson.

    1. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      been in my team since day one and wont move. factor in the new DM impact on the team then i think he will watch Ederson for 0.5 cheaper

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 4 days ago

        *match

    2. The 5% Team
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      best 5.5 keeper option imo

    3. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I think he's a great option, world class keeper.
      Currently on Ederson, but could go Lloris + Zinchenko in case Zinchenko is likely to play

  23. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Ole seems set on this 4231 then. Like for like 11 changes at half time

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      We'll be interesting to see who is the No10 in that formation.
      If Pogba then he seems under priced at 8.5m for penalty taking No 10.
      United desperately need a midfielder.

  24. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Anyone looking at Perez for LEI for 6.5 mill? Hmmmm.

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Great option but Maddison could be better.

    2. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Currently in my team, require more pre-season monitoring tho

    3. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Yes. In every draft so far

      1. The 5% Team
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 4 days ago

        higher % owned than Vardy even

        1. HamezMace
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          That's because I've already entered 2.2m teams in FPL so far, it's my maverick strategy to win the whole thing.

          1. Misteak
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            I'm going to report you. Second teams aren't allowed.

            1. HamezMace
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Keep quiet, and I'll split the winnings with you.
              You get the playstation Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

    4. Mingo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I feel that Maddison and Tielemans are better options as we know how they fit into the side. More pre-season games are required to see if he will be a regular and where he might play.

  25. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Sebastien Haller to WHU for £45m, finalized

    “Please be 6.5, please be 6.5!!!”

    1. Markus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Not a chance. 7m I think he's outstanding value - he's clearly rated as highly as likes of wilson/jimenez for a team that should score similar number of goals. He's their focal point like Kane at spurs/mitrovic at Fulham. 7.5-8m and it's more marginal to go from the off, but surely there's a high scoring player in there

    2. Offside Trapattoni
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I think it will be 7..

      The Bundesliga English twitter page put out a highlight compilation his goals/assists, gives a good look at his technical quality.

      Could be a 180 pt player this season, putting him on par with someone like Wilson.

    3. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I think there's a chance he's £6.5 as that's the common price point for most starting strikers from non top 6 teams.

      £7 is the favoured expected price on here, but they may want to see him have some PL experience and also be on a top 6 club in order to go that high right away.

      We'll likely know for sure tomorrow or Friday once the deal is sealed.

      I think even at 7 many will be tempted to start with him.

  26. Giggs Boson.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Jones goal, Andreas assist. Corner.

    1. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Btw 2nd half team: Pereira, Dalot, Jones, Smalling, Young, Matic, Pereira, Lingard, Gomes, Chong, Martial.

  27. Srv210
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Jota is on fire against Newcastle...makes me consider him instead of other options

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I’d have him over King anyway.

      Since he moved up top his goal involvement is huge. Irrelevant I think that Bournemouth typically score more (but not by a huge margin) as King gets a much smaller slice of the pie.

      End of season he looked just as dangerous as Jim to me against the big boys so I’m not concerned about dubious fixtures. EL is a worry.

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      He'll be up against 18 Premier League defences.

    3. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I like Moutinho too.

      I think he's great value at £5.5m.

  28. EgyptianKing
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Would you prefer Deulofeu or Perez?

    Currently:

    Ryan
    TAA, Robertson, Coleman, Walker
    Fraser, Siggy, Salah, Sterling
    King, Deulofeu*

    Cheers!

    1. Misteak
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Perez

      1. EgyptianKing
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Thank you mate.

        Team would become:

        Ryan
        TAA, Robertson, Coleman, Walker
        Fraser, Siggy, Salah, Sterling, Perez
        King

        Seem good? Any suggestion?

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 4 days ago

          I’d lose Siggy and get Wilson. The 6.5 up top would be Deu or Jota

          I’m not getting the King love. Fraser Wilson is a great combo for a medium term run imo

          1. EgyptianKing
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Good shout.

            Thank you mate!

        2. Misteak
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Ederson will outscore Walker, so I'd rather Ederson + Dunk. Nice big midfield. I'm personally skeptical about Fraser being worth it at that price but the rest seems good.

  29. RUUD!
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    A) Heaton, Coleman, VVD, Sterling
    B) Lloris, Laporte, Robertson, KDB

  30. HamezMace
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    People going with Vardy, are you also doubling up with a Leicester midfielder as well?

    1. Jarvish
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Possibly - but would look to bench them GW2 and probably GW5 if I do.

      1. HamezMace
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Really? That's a strong bench if you can do that.

        1. Jarvish
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Not really - just not a pathetic bench.

          1. HamezMace
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Just can't imagine benching Tielemans/Perez/Maddison in favour of Dendocker, or a 4.5 defender.

            Maybe your bench has better options than mine.

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Nope

      I’m intending to double Fraser Wilson instead. Perez Vardy is a wait and see for me.

      (Actually starting Perez not Vardy so maybe irrelevant to you)

      1. HamezMace
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Not irrelevant at all. I currently have Perez as he looks great value at 6.5m, so although I'd like Vardy I think the reason I'm not strongly considering him more is because Perez is pretty secure for me, and I'm not sold on a double up.

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 4 days ago

          The way I look at it is that once Fraser Wilson have shot their bolt/failed then there’s a fairly easy move to Vardy and bolting mid if need be.

          1. HamezMace
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            As always, it could go either way with Bournemouth, but I like those players, and think they'll do well.