Scout Notes

Palace and Everton reward defensive investment in 0-0 draw

Crystal Palace 0-0 Everton

Goals: None

Assists: None

Bonus Points: Yerry Mina x3 (£5.5m), Michael Keane x2 (£5.5m), Jordan Pickford x1 (£5.5m)

Crystal Palace and Everton played out a 0-0 draw at Selhurst Park that highlighted both sides’ serious need for a goalscoring forward in the 2019/20 Premier League campaign. 

However, it left Fantasy managers invested in the defences of each team delighted to get clean sheets at the first time of asking.

Gylfi Sigurdsson (£8.0m) had two excellent chances for Everton but couldn’t find the back of the net, disappointing the 14% of Fantasy maangers who trusted him with a spot in their Gameweek 1 sqauds.

Meanwhile, strong defending from Michael Keane (£5.5m) and his colleagues, as well as some smart stops from Jordan Pickford (£5.5m), kept Palace at bay to ensure the Merseysiders continued their strong defensive form from the end of the 2018/19 season.

That was welcome news for those who had been a little concerned about the value in Everton’s defence in light of Idrissa Gueye’s departure and Kurt Zouma (£5.0m) remaining at Chelsea.

Palace grew into the game and were helped by the introduction of Zaha

However, it must be said that Palace did spend the first 65 minutes without their talismanic forward player Wilfried Zaha (£7.0m) who missed pre-season due to involvement in the African Cup of Nations and reportedly handed in a transfer request towards the end of the summer window.

Selected by 19.8% of managers ahead of Gameweek 1, Zaha was omitted from the starting XI by Roy Hodgson, but came off the bench to a raucous ovation from the Selhurst faithful indicating the fans are both appreciative and understanding of the Ivorian’s situation despite reportedly trying to force a move to Everton.

“I only really saw him on Friday, basically, because I sent him home on Thursday and we didn’t train on Wednesday. But if you are asking me how was he yesterday, he was fine. And today in the dressing room, and in the game? He was excellent in the dressing room, and you could see what he did in the game. The fact is that the situation has been and gone. I am sure Wilf will now make certain he brings his straw to the water to help us have a good season, just like he has in the past two seasons [when I have been here].” – Roy Hodgson

Saturday’s fixture against Everton highlighted that in spite of the situation regarding Zaha and the question marks over his commitment to the club, this is a player with raw and unparalleled ability in Palace’s squad and someone who could make a serious attacking impact for the Eagles in 2019/20. It took him coming on to spark Palace into life.

“I thought he handled it very well. The crowd helped didn’t it, giving him such a great reception. It was nice to have him available. I thought the two front players did an exceptional job, but they were tiring, and it was good to have him to come on, and Connor Wickham too to help keep that momentum that we had going in the latter part of the game. It was never going to be easy to break them down, although I hoped that we might eventually.” – Roy Hodgson

Max Meyer (£5.5m) had a string of promising chance for Palace, but the German couldn’t find a clinical cutting-edge as Hodgson’s side laboured in vain.

Christian Benteke (£6.0m) also fired a number of blanks with the Belgian appearing to be still short of confidence and unlikely to shoulder responsibility for Palace’s goals this season. 

Richarlison and Everton’s attacking players are in need of some help, which Kean should bring them

It was a similar story for Everton who began the match without new signing Moise Keane (£7.0m) in the starting line-up, the striker having not been involved in any of the Toffees’ pre-season matches.

After arriving as a 69th-minute substitute for Dominic Calvert Lewin (£6.0m), he showed glimpses of quality that suggested the hype surrounding his switch from Juventus could be justified.

The Italian should play an important role for the Toffees this season but may need time to find his feet, as well as earning the trust of Fantasy managers with more proven options such as Sigurdsson and Richarlison (£8.0m) currently available.

Pickford’s defensive performance underlined his value to Fantasy managers with a first clean sheet of the season. The defensive quartet of Lucas Digne (£6.0m), Yerry Mina (£5.5m) Seamus Coleman (£5.5m) and Keane shielded the England international from Palace’s efforts in the second half and will have inspired confidence in their Fantasy owners ahead of Watford’s trip to Goodison Park in Gameweek 2. 

Everton could have some central midfield issues after Gomes (right) went off injured and Schneiderlin was shown a red card

However, an injury to Andre Gomes (£5.5m) is an area of potential concern for Everton’s central midfield options. He was replaced by new signing Jean-Philippe Gbamin (£5.0m) in the 45th minute.

Silva confirmed that the 26-year-old is set to be assessed in the coming days and admitted that Everton suffered when he had to come off.

“The moment the game changed was the injury to André Gomes. We hope it’s not serious. When I changed it with Jean-Philippe Gbamin he had some problems, which is normal he needs to adapt, and when you sign new players, young players they need time to adapt and it was one of the keys for us because we started losing easy balls during that second-half.” – Marco Silva

Furthermore, Everton are already down one option in central midfield after Morgan Schneiderlin‘s (£4.5m) red card in the second half. He was dismissed for a second bookable offence in the 76th minute and will miss that meeting with Watford next weekend.

“I didn’t see the first [booking]. But the referee gave the second. For me it was not, but Morgan should not react like he did, if you are playing with a yellow card, you have a risk.” – Marco Silva

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Lessons learned from Gameweek 1

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  1. jimmy12
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Will Pulisic start for Chelsea?

    1. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      yes

    2. AndyCook
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Yes but possibly not every week with Willian back

  2. BadgersBoys
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    So, Deulofeu was pretty much nonexistent yesterday?

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      He played half a game

      1. BadgersBoys
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        So nonexistent for half a game then.

  3. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Folks dumping Mane for Origi are in for a shock.

    1. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Bit like Wilson and King nut huggers.

    2. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Those doing Wood > Barnes will be screwing when Woods scores a brace. o/

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Amen

    3. More Cowbell
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Assume Origi is gonna be back on the bench and mane will take over soon? Reckon mane will start the next one?

      1. Whiskerz
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Yup

  4. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Robbo looked threatening but Origi stayed wide hindering him ... so he will be fine when Mane is back?

    1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      For sure

    2. fantasyfog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      yes, when mane is back robbo will overlap much much more

    3. Brian Boitano
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Robbo thrives with Mane

  5. Shelton91
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Anyone fancying Andone?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Brighton looked good attacking didn’t they?

      1. Shelton91
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Sure did, seen a few comments on Maupay but Andone not so much, even though he's a mil cheaper

    2. Sterling Malory
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Nope, not nailed.

      Groß if anyone for me..

      1. Unliklinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Who lost his place to Trossard pre-season...

        1. Sterling Malory
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Who played zero minutes yesterday.

    3. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Possibly, definitely keeping an eye on Brighton!

    4. AndyCook
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Not nailed as we saw last season

    5. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I like the other one, Maupay.
      Was certainly a different Brighton than I'm used to.

  6. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Just noticed, Charlie Taylor didn't start for Burnley, antibody know why?

    1. T-BOX ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Pieters

    2. Jekori
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Erik Pieters happened.

    3. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Monsieur Pieters

    4. Adam West - Team Serbia for…
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Taylor wasn't an injury doubt prior to the game . I wouldn't do anything rash but chances are he is second choice after that

  7. BigBarn
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    This place is so insufferable when games are on (and Saturdays generally, tbh) that I can't even log on. It feels like a proper community this morning though, with lots of genuine support and good advice. So nice. Keep going!

    1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      We're all here to help each other first and foremost. Unfortunately you get the braggers, the slaters and the 'should be banned' ers too!

      1. fantasyfog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        sterling hattie whoo hoo

    2. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Totally agree with this. I avoid this place during matches generally.

    3. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Totally agree

      The morning after the day before!

    4. T-BOX ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      100%. Match-days are awful

    5. Unliklinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      How it's always been unfortunately...

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Not true

    6. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Always avoid during matches, too many wind ups and lolers

    7. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Yeah, matchdays are pretty awful TBH

  8. ddfc
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Is this GTG?

    Pope
    Robertson VVD Digne Montoya
    Salah Sterling KDB Perez
    Jota King

    Button KWP Dendoncker Greenwood

    1FT, 0 ITB

    Any changes needed?

    Thanks.

    1. fantasyfog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      g2g

    2. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Yeah looks fine. Good opportunity to hold a transfer

    3. mojoindojo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Looks good. Bank the transfer

  9. Marouanovic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Does anyone know where I can get FPL points per game started for each player for the past few seasons? It doesn't seem like I can get this info on FFS

  10. Bakra
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    No sign or mention of Josh King in the entire youtube highlights of the game. How was he?

    1. luke
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Non existent

    2. Sterling Malory
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Defence kept him and Wilson fairly quiet.

      Showed glimpses of quality though

      1. Bakra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Thanks guys, I'll keep him for one more GW and decide

    3. fantasyfog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I was telling anyone who'd listen that he will disappoint

      1. Bakra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        To be fair I got him just as the penalty taker of an attacking team at 6.5, goal threat is a bonus though

      2. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Only 1 game, when you pay 6.5m fo4 a striker you need to manage your expectations.

    4. kime67
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Im considering a transfer to pukki or jota. Im scared he gets benched

      1. Bakra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        He won't get benched.

        1. fantasyfog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          no benching just lots of 2 pointers

    5. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Hopefully they go back to 442 with Harry Wilson.

      1. Bakra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Good point

    6. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Extremely trash

  11. Jordan.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    kdb and vardy, over sterling and wood ,might still be ok ,fingers crossed...

    1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Vardy gets a hat trick and you'll still short mate.

      1. T-BOX ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Maths is off there..

  12. The Yorkshire Pirlo
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Who do I play? Got double Liv defence

    A) Adams [LIV]

    B) Lundstram [CRY]

    1. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I'd prob go Lundstram I guess, good chance of a clean

    2. kime67
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      b

    3. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      B

    4. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I'm going lundstram

  13. Steevo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Bilva worth keeping?

    1. T-BOX ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Probably not. His appeal was his nailedness.. if he is now a rotation risk as well as lacking explosiveness he is a sell

      1. Steevo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Exactly. 8m of budget taking up a non-nailed MCI spot seems a waste.

    2. kime67
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      o

    3. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Confused , was he worth having in the first place?

      1. Steevo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Bizarre question. Clearly wasn’t worth having in the first place considering he didn’t feature at all.. If he had started but blanked I would obviously keep him, but a different kettle of fish when he’s playing zero minutes.

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Well all I can say is Bilva was never in my thoughts, waste of a City spot.

          1. Steevo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Great to know

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Anyway , answer to question is no.

      2. Andy'81
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        I don't thimk anybody had Mahrez down as a starter for yesterday, he might have been the only player in the whole of the EPL to start a game without having any preseason minutes in him.

    4. kime67
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      no*

    5. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I heard it was his birthday and got the day off, just to cloud the water some more!

      1. Steevo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Interesting...Wikipedia tells me it was indeed his birthday!

    6. JonBoy
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I think he'll start next week as he does way more defensively than Mahrez. I'm probably keeping but keeping an eye on the price changes.

    7. Brian Boitano
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Hyped up by people who should know better.

  14. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Anyone else own siggy? Looked like he was unlucky not to get a few returns yesterday. Captain option v porous Watford defence?

    1. kime67
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      sterling c

      1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Hmmm even v spurs?

    2. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Southampton were also pretty bad, Salah C for me

      1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Yeah that's what I'm on at the moment.

    3. Bakra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I had preplanned Moura to Siggy for this gameweek. He did well enough so I am going through with it. He will be my vice captain behind Salah the unsinkable.

      1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Yeah its almost a good thing he didn't score as less will go for him now...

    4. Tcheco
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I don't because my budget wouldn't allow it but would definitely consider captaining vs. Watford. Still think Salah is the better option though as SOU look just as porous

    5. Zlatanzo
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Could've easily hauled yesterday. Good punt for captain next week, but do you really need a big risk early on?

      1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Yeah good point. I'll probably stick with safe option Salah. Siggy vice.

    6. kime67
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      how can you not captain him after hattrick?

      1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        He won't get a hat trick every week

    7. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      An option but still going Salah.

    8. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Salah vs Southampton

  15. Bakra
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    My rival has the most template FFS team. I know you are here buddy, show yourself.

    I'm going to confront him today 🙂

  16. yakirh
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Do you think SSK (Salah Sterling Kane) is the way to go this year?
    Anyone planning to get all 3?
    And if so, what moves are you planning? formation change?

    1. kime67
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      kane still not wort the money

      1. Tcheco
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Lol

        1. Van der Faart
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          This

      2. yakirh
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Keep telling yourself that.

        11M for a top 4 team, on pens, starting every game.. most likely to be golden boot winner..

        The only reason many people didn't get him is to have more balance at the start of the season, but as we go on there are emerging cheap options (enablers) that allow to fit more and more big hitters.

        For me, I am strongly considering getting Kane for Wilson as the only striker in 4-5-1 formation

        1. HollywoodXI
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          The problem is, he was dire for 85 minutes yesterday and was incredibly lucky to haul (the first goal).

          1. Van der Faart
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Inject tour saltiness into my eyeballs

          2. T-BOX ⚽
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            He wasn’t dire. Got into some really good positions and fired off 8 shots. Had 2 good chances late in the 1st half.

          3. Amey
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Agreed
            Like Vardy for 2m less

    2. maverickga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      No changes, I already have all three 🙂

      1. yakirh
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Nice.
        Are you happy with your enablers?

        1. maverickga
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Totally, I really don’t see any changes to make for GW2.
          My “fodder” is Lundstram (but played the first game and was subbed off after 60mns which is absolutely great for a promoted team defender), Wickham (probably won’t play) and the Dendoncker.
          Rest of the team is Ryan/Button, TAA, Zinch, AWB, Duffy (hoping his preseason will last), Perez, Robinson, Wilson.
          On 90 points, 2 to play 🙂

    3. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I have all 3.

    4. fantasyfog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      ss for me kane would be nice but cant squeeze him in without upsetting my balance

    5. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Not for GW2

    6. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      No such thing as way to go this year. Just right now. Having all three not worth it.

      1. HollywoodXI
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        ^ this

    7. Davros
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      SSK here. Happy how it worked in the end and will get better when Spurs back to full strength.

    8. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      3 premiums is a bit too much. I think if we get some 5.5m mids or Forwards

    9. Dreadful
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I was undecided before the season started but weirdly I am now more convinced that it’s NOT the way to go. They all hauled but the damage was minimal. A few KSS teams in my mini league beat me by a handful of points and a few scored less than I did. And that’s when they all haul. You can only captain 1 so the damage is minimal and then when any of them goes through a rough patch the rest of your team won’t be good enough to cope.

      Basically gwk 1 seems like a worst case scenario for those without KSS, and it wasn’t bad enough to worry about or restructure my team over

    10. Throwback
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Two out of three may be the way to . Using 9.5 options instead of the 3rd big hitter I.e. Son, Kdb, Pepe, Laca, Vardy etc

  17. maverickga
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Has anyone noticed that Kane scored in August?

    I’m playing Lundstram ahead of Zinchenko for GW2, what do you guys think of it?

    1. Tcheco
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Lundstram coming in for KWP here. Own Kane but playing Zinch just in case

    2. fantasyfog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      he did the same last season didnt he? broje the hoodoo then...no?

    3. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      He scored in August last year

  18. Hakim Ziyech
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Who is the delicious captain for gw 2?

    1. kime67
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      got to be sterling

    2. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Auba is best
      Aguero if you have him always do well in big home games
      Salah always feel safe

    3. Zlatanzo
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Salah ofc

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Salah. Saints got destroyed by Burnley. Imagine what a hot Liverpool team can do.

    5. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Auba or Digne

    6. Bakra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Salah away to porous Southampton.
      Brave ones can captain Siggy

    7. Tcheco
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Salah the standout option from the big boys imo. Auba possibly but Burnley look good

    8. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Firmino loves to score against the Saints.

    9. Unliklinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I've got Salah, Sterling and Auba. Depends on what Auba does today, but probably Salah. My approach is always that I just want something from my captain. They don't have to be the gw's highest scorer. Ofc it's nice if they are...

    10. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Andy Carroll for sure

    11. The Overthinker - I blame R…
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Auba captain here

      1. Business Cat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Nice. Hope it pays off

        1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Burnley were poor last season and arsenal very good, plus auba's conversion rate is so much better than say Kane

      2. Hakim Ziyech
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Great pick too but I don't trust Unai with minutes

    12. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      No but seriously im thinking salah or vardy. Depends on how Chelsea do defensively against united

    13. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Plan was always Sterling, see no reason to change that as yet.

    14. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Mo Salah

    15. Hakim Ziyech
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Thank you very much all. I think it will come down to a coin toss between Mo or Raz for me

    16. Throwback
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Salah obvious pick. Salah + Mane vs SOT def

  19. manu4life99
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Own both King & Wilson.

    Tempted to sell King this gw as bou have 2 away games plus Man City at home.

    King was anonymous by the sounds of things and has a poor away record.

    Best 6.5m fwd to switch to?

    How did Wesley look yday? Pukki fix put me off slightly

    1. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Check out jota today.

    2. Unliklinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      You may as well wait one more week and decide this with more data. GW2 isn't terrible for BOU.

    3. Zlatanzo
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I am in the same situation, considering King to Haller but despite King's poor away form I may just stick with double BOU for one more week.

  20. kime67
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Pepe and pulisic will be interesting to watch today. Maybe martial too

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Yep

    2. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Yes, and looking forward to Lingard myself.

    3. fantasyfog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      hopefully martial....

      1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        I just wanted you know that I did captain Sterling when you had lol'd me for not captaining Salah 😀

  21. lindeg
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 days ago

    im new to fpl, can someone help me out?

    i have bernardo silva in my starting 11 3-4-3

    he doesn't play, ibe first on my bench, also doesn't play, mina second on my bench plays, do i get points from him?

    1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Yes you do get mina's points

      1. lindeg
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 9 days ago

        alright cheers, why do i not have them yet?

        1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          You'll have when the gameweek is over.

          1. lindeg
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 9 days ago

            okay, thank you!

    2. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Could just read the rules..

    3. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      9 jammy points.... lovely

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Yeh, lucky git but great when it happens to you 😉

      2. fantasyfog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        this

    1. The One True Marvin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Is it bad that I laughed at this?

      1. fantasyfog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        me too haha that kid what a loser hahaha

  22. More Cowbell
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    How much time before mane takes origi’s place? Next fixture or has Origi got another game in him?

    1. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Liverpool got Supercup match vs Chelsea midweek, might give us a indicator but I would still think it 50/50 call for next weekend

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Next imo

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Yeh, the smug people who hauled on Friday will keep Origi in for GW2 and bag one point.
        Whilst Origi did great for himself, as the FFS report indicated, he inhibited Robbo who combines far batter with Mane, and Mane looked sharp in his late cameo.

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          I might get Andy Carroll in for him

    3. Dreadful
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Mane looked really good, 30 mins midweek then a start against his former club is my guess

    4. Throwback
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Mane looked fired up when he game on. Straight back into the starting lineup. Law of ex bound to score vs SOT

  23. Eriksen Maestro
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Guilbert apparently second option at RB...

    Trossard not starting after playing well in preseason...

    Problems already and it’s not even week 2

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Ha
      Have both of them
      Fraser too

      1. Eriksen Maestro
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Tempted to roll the dice on Trossard at home vs West Ham you? Thinking of doing Guilbert to Dunk

  24. Hairy Potter
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Kane is paid to score goals. Kane scores goals when he is fit. Kane offers very little to the rest of the play, except score goals. Kane scored two goals yesterday. Kane had a good game.

    1. Catastrophe
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I knew there was a reason he was playing up front

    2. Fernando Torres
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Incorrect. Kane has the best passing range of any striker in the league and his hold up play is superb.

      1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Kane the midfielder 😉

    3. Van der Faart
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      That's a bit harsh on his all round game. He's constantly involved in good build up play, works insanely hard for the team and has an incredible passing range, better than most strikers.

      1. Hairy Potter
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        You're right he does have a good all round game. I just can't remember the last time I watched him and thought he played well, BUT he does his main job of scoring goals regardless and that's all that matters from a FPL point of view.

        1. Van der Faart
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Spurs haven't played to their best standard for about 12 months now. Very little pre season, no sufficient rest for many important players and a ton load of injuries last season was a big issue. Once everyone is back fit (Son, Dele, Lo Celso, hold onto Eriksen) and it should be a different team we see.

    4. HollywoodXI
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I’m sorry but I have to disagree. Nobody who watched the game could possibly say Kane had a good game. He (and Spurs) were dreadful before Eriksen came on and Kane was very fortuitous with his first goal. The second was a nice finish but his overall game was poor IMO.

      1. Van der Faart
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Keep peddling the same sorry statements. You're getting boring now.

        1. HollywoodXI
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          🙂 ok mate

      2. The Overthinker - I blame R…
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Agree

      3. Hairy Potter
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Striker scores brace = good game for striker, regardless of the rest of their play.

    5. Throwback
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Agree with Hollywood. Not a great game from Kane . service/ midfield balance was abysmal before Eriksen came on though. His prospects will depend if they keep Eriksen + Son staying fit

      1. Das Boot
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        I agree as well, pretty much said the same earlier, Spurs were rubbish 1st half. The Danishhhhh bloke saved their bacon.

    6. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Kane offers a lot to the rest of the game. he is an excellent player all around. When he drifted out to the wing he put in the best crosses of the game. If people werent blinded by "muh deep striker" FPL mentality everyone would be saying he was MoTM. (except maybe Mings)

      1. Hairy Potter
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        That just reminds me of Shearer when he was in his rut before Bobby Robson came and told him to stay up front and concentrate on being in the right position to score goals. Forget about the crowd applauding his donkey work, running after balls on the wings and crossing. Shearer was a great crosser as well, but you want your striker in the middle on the end of the crossess. Concentrate on being up front and being ready to score.

        My hamfisted comment was actually meant to be in defence of Kane and saying as long as he is scoring, he's doing his job.

  25. Catastrophe
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    How did Robinson look? Not seen highlights yet.

  26. Fernando Torres
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Best 4.5m defender?

    1. Catastrophe
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Before the GW I was thinking Montoya. Maybe Dunk?

    2. Zlatanzo
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Montoya or Mings

    3. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      A Sheffield Utd or Villa defender at least gives you 3 good fixtures in the next 4 gameweeks

      1. Das Boot
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Dunk has 3 nice fixtures in the next 4 also

  27. mdm
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Play one:

    A. Rico (avl)
    B. Lundstram (CRY)
    C. KWP (mci)

    Thanks!

    1. Catastrophe
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      B

    2. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Lundstram

    3. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I think Lundstram should play this gwk , I'm considering him over Zinchencko

    4. Brian Boitano
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Lundstram.

    5. Throwback
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      B

  28. Regin
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    What to do with b silva? I thought he is safe option and put him instead of sterling? Worth a -4 to out sterling and downgrade kane to a 8. 0 fwd?

    1. Regin
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      *put sterling

    2. Catastrophe
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      You can almost guarantee he will start if you take him out. But Mahrez presumably had a great game so if it was me I would switch him out, won't be the last time he's benched I'm sure. Would normally say no to a -4 this early but not having sterling is going to be a painful. My team is based around sterling-salah-kane would recommend the same..

  29. Mee Pukki-Pukki Long Teemu:…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Can Mark please talk to the FPL towers and get FPL to show the points of Bench players???
    Thanks

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Just click on the 0 and the points show.

      1. Mee Pukki-Pukki Long Teemu:…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Hmm not in the phone. You have to enter the player information to see it

    2. fantasyfog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      just click on them.you lazy sod

      1. Mee Pukki-Pukki Long Teemu:…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        With 5m players, imagine how much time is wasted by this.
        And as most of us are doing FPL at work it has a huge economical downside 😉

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Not for you - it didn't cost you a penny to join.