Scout Notes

Sterling establishes himself as best Man City option with hat-trick

West Ham United 0-5 Manchester City

Goals: Raheem Sterling (£12.5m) x 3, Sergio Aguero (£12.5m), Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m)

Assists: Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m) x 3, Kyle Walker (£6.5m), Kevin de Bruyne (£9.5m) 

Bonus Points: Sterling x 3, Mahrez x 2, de Bruyne x 1

Manchester City midfielder Raheem Sterling (£12.0m) went a long way to proving he is worth the big bucks as a Fantasy asset by scoring a hat-trick in a 5-0 win over West Ham.

Those who opted against owning the England international, perhaps opting for the cheaper Kevin de Bruyne (£9.5m), Bernardo Silva (£8.0m) or forward asset Sergio Aguero (£12.0m) were left in the wake of his 20-point haul at the London Stadium.

Those alternative options, for various reasons, simply could not compete with Sterling.

“Since China and the Community Shield, Sterling has scored one goal minimum every game. On the first day, he played striker and for me, striker will be an incredible position for him. He can play in three positions up front.” – Pep Guardiola

19% of Fantasy managers were left disappointed when it was confirmed that Aguero had been left on the bench. Given the Argentinian’s lack of any involvement in Manchester City’s pre-season campaign, this should not have come as too much of a surprise.

However, to his credit, Aguero did come on for the last 21 minutes and got on the score-sheet, albeit in perplexing circumstances. Despite Sterling being on two goals at the time, the centre-forward demanded he take City’s 86th-minute penalty. He actually saw his initial effort saved by Lukasz Fabianski (£5.0m), but the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) ordered it be retaken for encroachment by Declan Rice (£5.0m). Aguero made no mistakes with the second attempt.

Aguero did not start at West Ham but did come on and score a penalty

Either way, the Manchester City striker conundrum will have to be assessed by Fantasy managers in the coming Gameweeks, as, on the basis of the opening game against West Ham, Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m) may have the edge over Aguero in terms of likelihood of starts.

It was a clinical performance from the Brazilian, who was sharp throughout and was unlucky to not have a brace on his first league start of the season. His clever finish from a Kyle Walker (£6.5m) cross capped a free-flowing City move to open the scoring. The right-back was awarded the assist despite a touch from Issa Diop (£4.5m) as this deflection did not change the intended destination of the pass.

Jesus thought he’d added a second goal after slotting home a Sterling square-ball but VAR ruled the goal out for an offside against the Englishman after consultation with referee Mike Dean.

Kevin de Bruyne played well despite not reaching Sterling’s FPL heights

One of the most eye-catching performances at the London Stadium came from de Bruyne, whose assist for Sterling came off the back of an incisive, dazzling run. 

If the Belgian can remain fit for the duration of the 2019/20 campaign, he is arguably undroppable. And amidst a City team of considerable instability with regards to consistent starters, it could perhaps be de Bruyne who offers the strongest value at a price of £9.5m. 

While his seven-point haul paled in significance to Sterling’s 20, that reliability of starts should go a long way this season.

Meanwhile, Guardiola’s decision to bench the 27% owned Bernardo Silva will give Fantasy managers another headache ahead of City’s Gameweek clash with Tottenham.

While the Portuguese international is supposedly one of the manager’s favourite players, it might be hard for him to drop those who played at West Ham, with attacking options such as Raheem Sterling (three goals), Jesus (one goal) and even Riyad Mahrez (three assists) excelling for the Citizens. 

There will be a number of difficult decisions for managers who have backed these benched Gameweek 1 players such as Aguero or Bernardo Silva, but City’s outstanding performance against the Hammers is indicative of a team who will not only be rampant throughout the 2019/20 season but a team that managers simply must invest in the attack of.

This was both a clinical performance and a statement of intent from City and Guardiola, with a number of Fantasy assets both emerging into potential relevance alongside consolidating their already imperious credentials for the 2019/20 campaign. 

There was a welcome clean sheet for Manchester City assets, in particular Zinchenko, who started at left-back

City’s defensive quartet of Walker, John Stones (£5.5m) Aymeric Laporte (£6.5m) and Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.5m) were firm at the back to resist a number of attacks from West Ham.

That will be of great encouragement to those invested in the City defence as they continued to demonstrate an improved ability to withstand pressure. West Ham started the game brightly, only to tail off in the face of superior attacking play and sheer determination from City, but it was important to see Guardiola’s men look well organised and disciplined even when asked to defend.

Felipe Anderson came off with a thigh injury in the second half

There really wasn’t much to be positive about for West Ham in this game, as was expected. Hammers manager Manuel Pellegrini is likely to be frustrated at such a despondent final scoreline after his side had started brightly, but defensive lapses against one of the league’s most clinical attacking sides is not a recipe for success. The East London side will look to bounce back from their 5-0 thrashing and get their season started in earnest when they travel to Brighton, who beat Watford 3-0 on Saturday, in Gameweek 2.

Club-record signing Sebastian Haller (£7.5m) had rare glimpses of promise as a target man in the Hammers attack but offered little to convince Fantasy managers to sign him up for some upcoming appealing fixtures.

Perhaps the biggest concern for the Hammers was the fact that Felipe Anderson (£7.0m) went off injured, with what look like a thigh problem in the 66th minute. Interestingly, Pellegrini did not provide any updates on the player in his post-match press conference.

However, he did confir that Jack Wilshere’s (£5.0m) removal from play was not injury-related and was focused on ensuring his fitness due to coming back from a long-term absence. 

“Jack was OK, I made that change because he is coming back from a long injury. No problem.” – Manuel Pellegrini

Members Analysis 

West Ham United XI (4-2-3-1): Fabianski; Cresswell, Diop, Balbuena, Fredericks; Rice, Wilshere (Snodgrass 56′); Antonio (Fornals 46′), Lanzini, Anderson (Chicharito 66′); Haller.

Unused substitutes: Ogbonna, C Sánchez, Zabaleta, Roberto

Manchester City XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Zinchenko, Laporte, Stones, Walker; D Silva (Foden 80′), Rodrigo, de Bruyne (Gündogan 79′); Sterling, Jesus (Aguero 69′), Mahrez.

Unused substitutes: Bravo, Otamendi, B Silva, Cancelo

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Lessons learned from Gameweek 1

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  1. Worsle90
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Deulofeu subbed at HT. I got a measly 3 points between him and King. Would anyone deem it worth bringing in Wesley and/or Pukki?

    82 points with Perez to go, however, which I think is my best ever start.

    1. Worsle90
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      87 sorry!

    2. Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I'd keep King for one more week minimum. After Watford's performance I'd be tempted to sell Deulofeu but that depends entirely on your other transfer plans in GW3.

    3. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I'd strongly consider Deulo -> Pukki

    4. Rust Cohle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Wouldn’t go anywhere near Wesley. Looked poor today.

    5. thepeen555
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Pukkiiiiiiiiiiii

  2. Eytexi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 10 days ago

    OR updated. 36k and dropping - none left to play tomorrow. Could be painful watching myself drop if Vardy and/or Auba haul.

    1. barracuda
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Poor you

    2. Brian Boitano
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      It’s only the first week.

      1. GARY AND JAMIE
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        0.7 of it

      2. Eytexi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I know; still nice to acknowledge an OR you may not get back to. 🙂

    3. DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I wouldn’t worry too much about overall rank 24 hours into the season. Just the 9 months to go.

      1. Eytexi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Agreed, just appreciating it while it's looking nice. Might not last long.

    4. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Not bad - 1 point is massive at this stage

    5. RECKLESS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Nice, enjoy till it lasts. It may well be your highest overall this season.

    6. Yank Revolution
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      105k here. 3 left to play.

    7. Brooksy86
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      560k with a 72... 6 bench points and two to go... Harsh that though! Not even in the top 10%

      1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Wait. Do we have the same team? 😀

        1. Brooksy86
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Ok! Let's do this...

          Heaton
          TAA, VVD, Digne
          Salah(C), Sterling, Martial, Perez, Trossard (Montoya coming in)
          Wilson, Wood

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

      670k here 🙁

  3. barracuda
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Is Pukki on penalties?

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      nah

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        although guess there's a chance, I don't think it's fully known tbh

    2. F4L
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      last season they shared it around. I think Pukki missed his only one unfortunately

    3. thepeen555
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Vranic is on pens

  4. UnitedFan
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    People who have Salah + Sterling but no Kane, how do we feel? Still a case of "you can't have them all" and that all 3 is still inefficient or what?

    1. F4L
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      for sure. premiums rarely score 225+ in a season, even when Kane was banging in 29-30 goals. Much prefer having a good defence, solid 7.5s-9.5s in attack and 1 or 2 premiums

    2. SPorting
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      You could have gone SSK. A few did.

      The rest of us tried to get more "balance".

      Let's see how the next 37 weeks go.

    3. DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I’m happy with Salah and Sterling. Im confident KDB will perform, he looked so dangerous today.

    4. Brian Boitano
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Yes. I had Dunk for example who almost matched Kane for 6.5m less.

    5. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I’m defo getting Kane in for city

      1. The Pesci challenge
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Really?

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Sarcasm my friend

          1. The Pesci challenge
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            You rascal

    6. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Felt great for 87 minutes

    7. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      If you were having Barnes upfront then you wouldn’t likely be bother

    8. thepeen555
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      You can have sterling and salah and Kane or auba

    9. Rust Cohle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Kane won’t be in my team. His output today has no impact on my thinking/planning.

  5. GARY AND JAMIE
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Those lamenting Bournemouth I believe Mr Sutherns has King and Wilson. Seems to be forgotten that the latter got a return

    1. Brian Boitano
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      If Wilson and Fraser return every other week I think they are value. It’s only one week.

    2. FF Dirtbag
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      True that. Is it worth keeping them both for villa though. That's the question.

      1. GARY AND JAMIE
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I will be saving a transfer unless something drastic happens

  6. Dušan Citizen SPC Ch…
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Moura owners, what is your plan for him?

    1. F4L
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      upgrade to Pepe for next GW, then maybe to Son the following week. He's not a long term option imo, wont be long before he's being pushed back onto the bench

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Will become Son in due time

    3. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Hope he gets to gw3 then assess.

    4. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      still tempted to keep for GW3 and then get rid

    5. Dušan Citizen SPC Ch…
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Hmm, and where will you find the money for that upgrade?

      I am considering to downgrade Robbo to 5.0 def in order to get KDB for Moura.

    6. Big Jari Litmanen
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Keep for another week and then maybe transfer out to try and get sterling

    7. Evasivo
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      He's played one game...

    8. thepeen555
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I haven’t got him but he wasn’t a long term option when I had him as a planned choice

  7. F4L
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Is the first half of the season WC the most pointless chip? Its not really necessary is it

    1. Dušan Citizen SPC Ch…
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      It helps to sort out your team after a bad start or for Christmas busy period.

      1. F4L
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        at the start, yeah I would agree. There are always a few surprises/decent bandwagons to jump on.

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      You probably use it wrong.

      1. F4L
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        you're probably correct 🙂 Just never find I need it after the few initial GWs

        1. MY DJ NAME IS PIMP CURRY
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Yeah somehow I manage with my FTs too. The second wildcard is way more important because of the DGW/BGWs.

          Let's see. GW6 might be interesting for a wildcard. Although I'll try to use it the very last weej

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

          So you're saying you got the team you wanted form the start, every season?
          That's great.

    3. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I’d say it’s pivotal, more so than second half of season

      1. F4L
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        hmm interesting. Do you tend to use it more towards the Christmas period, or after the first/second international breaks?

        1. The Pesci challenge
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I’m going to try and use mine between gw6-8 when the fixtures swing

        2. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Depends on performance- if I’ve miscalculated then 1st intl break, otherwise at a major fixture shift but probably before Christmas

          Ultimately first half of season is all about cash building - transfers are necessary

          1. F4L
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            cheers. agree about the cash building point, only as long as it doesn't come with the cost of hits

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Additional ammunition, so will always be welcome

    5. pjomara
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Yeah, used my one last season essentially as a free hit chip

    6. Polka Wakey O'Dot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Maybe....unless your team gets in a mess due to injuries. For everybody who plays it and gets a few extra pts you’ll fine somebody who wondered why they bothered.

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

      I always use it before GW5 and I have good experiance with that.

    8. F4L
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      cheers all. Interesting points

  8. Brian Boitano
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Have to admit the scout picks weren’t too bad in the end

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      They scrutinise stats to death, will be disappointing if doesn’t perform

  9. lilmessipran
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Is Fraser to Mcginn worth a ft or just too hasty and kneejerky? Will use the cash to upgrade King to Vardy the week after

    1. Evasivo
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Patience

    2. RECKLESS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Yes do it before Fraser faces promoted Villa. Even considering such moves is ridiculous. And then you wonder why you not finished in top10-20k

      1. lilmessipran
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I have dear sir on several occasions, just the alcohol talking

    3. Billybigspuds
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Too hasty, keep your FT. You’ll have a better lay of the land after 2 game weeks

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

      Why not wait a week and possibly do both for free. If you have Fraser you must have got him with at least first 2 fixtures in mind.

    5. lilmessipran
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Wise words everyone, hold FT it is

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

    Anyone finding cannot open
    live fpl net without being redirected to ipserverdomain.com with offer to win i phone Xs max? Really annoying! Was fine earlier and really good site.

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I can - think I had that happen using this site earlier on my phone

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Was an issue on this site earlier today. Will pass onto Ragabolly.

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

        Thanks

    3. RECKLESS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      What happend to fpldiscovery. Used to love that site

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

      I have no idea where this is coming from, hmmm. Did you try another browser?

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

        Using my iPhone to access

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          are you sure it's not this site? I didn't go on LiveFPL on my phone earlier and pretty sure it happened

        2. Ragabolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Guess you don't need to win another iPhone 😛 Kidding, I will try to find the issue, used to happen to me sometimes when accessing FFS here.

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

            Thanks appreciate that.

  11. Evasivo
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    So annoying all bench players show 0, or will this be updated?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      They score 0 if on bench.

      1. Evasivo
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Obviously! But want to know how many points that player has. As an example if a rival player didn't play, then I want to see how many points will drop in for auto subs

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Use livefpl

          1. Evasivo
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Just hoping FPL update, because it's pretty annoying!

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Think it's staying as 0's.

    2. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      people used to moan about having to look at points on their bench haha

      1. Evasivo
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Lol

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Reduce the stress of bench points galore

    4. thepeen555
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Just press the player and it shows the points

  12. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    hope with the game tomorrow and the game Wednesday that we have a definitive answer who the Chelsea 1st choice forward is.

    1. RECKLESS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      No we wont as Bats is gokd quality striker as well. May just go with Zouma if he plays well and then 3-4 gws to see a stable team to decide

    2. F4L
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      you might not have a definitive answer to that question all season....

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Not sure that you will tbh. They'll be rotation and they're both against top opposition (yes, even United).

      If the midweek game was against a low-tiered team it'd maybe give more of an indication, but it's not necessarily going to pan out that way.

  13. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    OR 279K? That's worse than I was at any point last season!

    (Of course I know it's fine right now.)

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      has it updated?

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Looks like it. I was 107K before today's update.
        Leagues still to be updated.

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Only GW38 counts 🙂

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Absolutely.

    3. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Early days 1 point prob takes you 50k upstream

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      GW1 flat distribution profile

    5. RECKLESS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Really? I used to.wander around a million early on and still managed 1111 when it mattered most. GW38

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

        more than 5 million tems... top 500.000 should be fine or no?

  14. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Getting rid.of Kane for sterling is actually tricky. Can't do it without a hit this gw then following gw Kane home to Newcastle...

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Then hold

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Yep thanks

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Maybe I'll just keep.kane 😉

    3. thepeen555
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Not the end of the world without sterling. It will all balance in the end man with the players you picked.

      Keep the faith.

  15. RECKLESS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    TM dry sarcasm is old time classic. Never gets old and always amusing :p

  16. Harrypottermus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Where can I find my FPL ID? I want to use this for RMT but I haven’t been able to locate my ID on the FPL site.

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

      Go to My Team. Click on Gameweek History and it's the number in the URL.

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      'Points' page. Number in the URL.

    3. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Goto your gameweek history page

      It's the 5/6/7 digit number in the URL in the address bar of your browser

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

      gw history

  17. VAR Star
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    I’m rich beyond the dreams of avarice!

    (Oh hang on 1.3m is bad in this game...:(

    1. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Let's play Who Wants To Be A Millionaire...

      1. VAR Star
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Haha! 🙂

  18. Adzy
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    66 with no sterling and kane

    Martial, Perez and auba to bang tomorrow fingers crossed.

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Good luck !! Planning.on getting either ?

      1. Adzy
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Sterling is a must have! Annoyed I didn't go with him tried to spread the funds already have KDB but double up looks gold.

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Yep same boat. Not having sterling is scary but Kane has nice fixtures. Might still take the risk . He won't score.20 points every game 🙂

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Auba has great chance to haul

  19. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    I can't believe I'm already 2 men down (targett and Taylor ) and it's only gw1 haha 🙂

    1. Bagheri Arce
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Harsh.

      Saw that touted as a good rotation pairing on more than a few occasions

  20. Ha.
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Best start to a season...though I said that last season and it didn’t end well

  21. OLB
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Moura and King to Tielemans and Haller or hold for a week? Moura has tough game next.

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Don't take a hit for that imo.

  22. tutankamun
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    OR 11,860

    Hallelujah!

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      GW point?

      1. Ha.
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        94 I reckon

      2. tutankamun
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        94 with Pérez and Barkley to go

        1. VAR Star
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Nicely played

        2. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Great

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

          Savage! I'm on 57 with Wan Bisaka, Barkley and Jimenez and I'm feeling chuffed...

    2. VAR Star
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Nice one mate - how many points and players left tomorrow?

    3. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Well.done

  23. juho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Could someone explain why Guilbert and Trossard didn’t play.

    Shocking!

    1. PrettyDick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Guilberts omission apparently "purely down to numbers", so tactical. Maybe not so strange considering his strengths being in his offensive play and it was Spurs away. Should/could be back for the next?

      Regarding Trossard I'm not sure but Potter does rotate quite a bit and I'd expect him to start the next one. At least hold until after that I'd say and see..

      best of luck

      1. juho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Thanks, mate

        I’ll hold for another GW before reassessing

        Frustrating to have picked Guilbert and Trossard over Lundstram and McGinn

  24. Bambi
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Watching the highlights of BOU vs SHU. Lundstram played some lovely long balls up to the SHU forwards. could have had a couple of assists. Also wasnt shy to push forward when in possession.

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      had a couple of (terrible) long shots too

    2. RichardNixon
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Shout to Rico as well in that game. Was on corners and looked the part so hopefully he will remain in the side. He also managed to have one shot which ended up on top of the roof of the stand behind the goal 😀

    3. PrettyDick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Noticed that as well, almost got an assist within his first minute of PL football haha.
      I'm considering starting him next week (which maybe says more about my squad than about him)

      1. Hits from the Bong
        1 month, 10 days ago

        He even got a bonus point with no clean sheet or attacking return. Bap magnet

  25. Kristobal
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Anyone think that Neal Maupay will be the first choice attacker in Brighton?

    1. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      In time, yes. He was brilliant in the Championship and, in the long run, I'd say he could be a more complete player than Murray.

      1. Tiki-Taka
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Yeah, fan of Murray but I feel like he's on borrowed time

  26. StoneMountain
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    What are the chances of Dendoncker no show?? Dunk first on bench:(

    1. thepeen555
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Low

  27. Somar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Anyone has the link to the FFS Mods League?

  28. PascalCygan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Anyone else get the impression more people are starting to get into this game a little more seriously? My mini-leagues of 20/30+ people have a lot of similar looking teams.

    I've got 78 with Vardy to come but fuming about some of the decisions I made before yesterday's deadline. Telling myself to remain patient and calm but I haven't missed this weekly feeling of frustration!

    1. abaalan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Does feel like that. Even my work league feels a lot more competitive with some of the teams people have put together.

      1. PascalCygan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        This is exactly what I've noticed. I'm looking at other people's teams thinking 'You don't even like football! How did you come up with that?!'

    2. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      The game is full of people slavishly copying the teams of the many many YouTubers out there fighting for eyeballs

      1. PascalCygan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Interesting, hadn't thought of that - but a lot of the same information seems to be available without really having to look for it.

        1. Business Cat
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          OR 200K and downwards is WAY more competitive over the last couple of years.

          If you get stuck in with the well-informed herd, it's difficult to fight your way out.

          I spent most of last season treading water, making small gains week after week until the template came in one week and wiped out all the progress...it's pretty disheartening.

          1. PascalCygan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Yeah, I found the last couple of months of the season with double fixtures etc as the time where I could pull clear (relatively, top 50k ish).

            I'd been playing for years but very casually until about two years ago and only last season did I come across this site properly. Different levels on here!

    3. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Casuals are being spoon-fed everywhere these days. YT, facebook, twitter, insta, everywhere.

      1. PascalCygan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        True. It's a bit annoying when you see the work folk put in on here and then it's just repeated elsewhere.

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

          Yup no respite for us professionals anymore.

    4. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      True, you can tell that folks are putting more time into research.

      1. PascalCygan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Yeah, selfishly, I'm hoping some allow interest to tail off!

    5. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      someone I know that never plays, never showed an interest in playing, made this team because we basically forced him - he just read one article online...

      Pickford
      TAA VVD Digne (Dunk Targett)
      Sterling Siggy Zaha Perez (D.Luiz)
      Auba Jota King

      it doesn't have Salah but that is not your standard 'casual' team

      1. PascalCygan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Ha, that's probably better than the one I spent weeks tinkering with! Salah notwithstanding.

    6. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Yep just got to play it cool and have fun

      No point letting it rule your life

      Thing is rash knee jerk moves will ruin your season

      Stick with calculated moves and you can hold your head high

      1. PascalCygan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Thanks! Good to try and keep at least some sense of perspective!

    7. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I personally think too much about it but make sure my moves are 'explainable' - yeah after seeing Arsenal won't have Ozil, maybe Pepe and Laca I wavered on Auba, but the fact I'm captaining Auba next week means it's far from over yet, even if Auba does blank tomorrow vs Kane's 13 points.

      If you make decisions you are happy with, anything bad that happens is just tough shite 😀

    8. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Information readily available now. Less and less dumb picks like defensive mids or obvious squad players and rotation risks. Less hit taking. Makes winning even sweeter if you have to work for it

      1. PascalCygan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        All good points. Going to have to work to win friend and work leagues this year!

  29. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 10 days ago

    How many played 3C, 130+ top score ?

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Worked out nicely but leaders team is weak bar core 6 players

  30. Four Hit Wonder
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Which of these should I get rid of?
    A) Moura
    B) Murray
    C) none, save transfer

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      probably save, but see how Perez/Martial/Pulisic/Barkley do tomorrow