Scout Notes

Bournemouth attack uninspiring in Sheffield United draw

Bournemouth 1-1 Sheffield United

Goals: Chris Mepham (£4.5m) | Billy Sharp (£6.0m)

Assists: Callum Wilson (£8.0m)

Bonus Points: Sharp x3, Mepham x2, John Lundstram (£4.0m)

Bournemouth’s attacking assets failed to impress in a scrappy 1-1 draw with Sheffield United on Saturday.

There had been great interest in Callum Wilson (£8.0m), Josh King (£6.5m) and Ryan Fraser (£7.5m) ahead of Gameweek 1, each player in at least 19% of teams.

However, the Cherries were too slow in their approach play at the Vitality Stadium to truly cause the newly-promoted side many problems.

Eddie Howe deployed his side in a 3-4-3 system with Diego Rico (£4.0m) and Adam Smith (£4.5m) as the wing-backs but it did not get the best out of the forward players.

Wilson was the central striker with Fraser and King as inside forwards, but none of them managed more than one shot each.

In total, Bournemouth managed just three efforts on target at the Vitality Stadium, although at half-time they had not mustered a single one.

“I don’t think we got into any rhythm on the ball and that will be frustrating for us today. I think we’re usually a lot more fluid with our movements and our passing but we found it difficult to break them down. Every game is so different at this level. We’re going to tweak our system throughout the season.” – Eddie Howe

Wilson was in perhaps the most frustrating form given that he found himself in good positions when breaking on the Sheffield United defence but lost possession far too many times.

The centre forward’s passes in the final third were often wayward. His owners will be encouraged by the positions he took up, but less so by his ability to find any of those around him.

Furthermore, while they will be just about content with a five-point score, Wilson probably should have scored with his only shot of the game.

Eddie Howe went with a 3-4-3 formation against Sheffield United

Bournemouth’s goal came after a penalty box scramble in which Wilson blasted a point-blank shot straight at Dean Henderson (£4.5m) with the goal gaping, claiming the assist only because Chris Mepham (£4.5m) bundled in the rebound.

Bournemouth’s attacking play probably also wasn’t helped by Howe’s selection in the middle of the pitch as he went with two central defensive midfielders in Jefferson Lerma (£5.0m) and new signing Philip Billing (£5.0m).

The latter was an especially surprising choice given that he registered just 60 minutes of involvement in Bournemouth’s pre-season campaign.

It is also possible that Howe was forced into the 3-4-3 system by his lack of winger options currently.

David Brooks (£6.5m) and Junior Stanislas (£6.0m) came into the season with long-term injury problems while new signing Arnaut Danjuma (£6.0m) missed Gameweek 1 with a foot problem.

“In the game last week he just felt a pain in his foot so he didn’t train this week so we’re still assessing the injury.” – Eddie Howe

Nathan Aké (£5.0m), Steve Cook (£4.5m) and Mepham were the three centre-backs chosen by Howe on Saturday.

Despite concerns over Bournemouth’s defensive capabilities this season, they largely stood up well to Sheffield United’s attacks.

The only reason they conceded a late Billy Sharp (£6.0m) goal was down to a rare moment of disorganisation in the box following a goal-mouth scramble.

“We went the three today we felt that was the best way to play in and out of possession. Didn’t quite play out as we’d hoped but at this level, you’re always learning. I thought the three centre-backs did very well, looked solid, aerially we did well, we competed and protected Ramdale very well.” – Eddie Howe

Aaron Ramsdale (centre) was handed Bournemouth goalkeeping duties for Gameweek 1

The fact that Bournemouth looked fairly solid for much of the game will be of considerable encouragement for owners of budget left-back Rico, who played 90 minutes.

With an injury to Lloyd Kelly (£4.5m) and Charlie Daniels (£4.5m) used only sparingly in pre-season, Rico could be set to start in Gameweek 2, depending on which system Howe goes with against Aston Villa.

Also of note was Rico’s involvement in set pieces in Gameweek 1. He shared corners and indirect free kicks with Fraser and played the same number of key passes in the game as the Scottish international.

Bournemouth manager Howe finally revealed to Fantasy managers who his first-choice goalkeeper was with his selection on Saturday.

After registering the joint-highest number of pre-season minutes between the sticks, it was Aaron Ramsdale (£4.5m) who started against Sheffield United. Howe was pleased with his performance so it looks likely that he’ll feature at Villa Park next week.

“Well, I came to that through evaluating all the goalkeepers during pre-season. I decided to go with Aaron, he’s done well, he hasn’t conceded a goal during pre-season and has looked really confident. I was delighted with his performance.” – Eddie Howe

Lundstram (left) showed some serious potential in Sheffield United’s draw with Bournemouth

As much as there is some encouragement about Rico, John Lundstram (£4.0m) already looks to be the toast of the budget defenders for the 2019/20 season.

As expected, he started the match in Sheffield United’s central midfield trio, but the 25-year-old was arguably one of the best players for the Blades.

In the first half alone, Lundstram could have had a goal and an assist to his name, which would have really drawn attention to him from the Fantasy community.

Early on, he played a fantastic ball into the box from deep which David McGoldrick (£5.5m) latched onto. The forward could not get enough purchase to truly trouble Ramsdale but the pass from Lundstram gives us an idea as to his capabilities.

Later in the half, the central midfielder let fly from distance, although he dragged the effort wide. At the start of the second, Lundstram found McGoldrick again, who fired inches wide with a fierce effort.

As predicted the more attacking option Luke Freeman (£5.5m) replaced Lundstram in the second half as they looked to chase the game. Chris Wilder made this substitution a lot in pre-season too and it is possible that Lundstram may come off the pitch with clean sheets intact from time to time in 2019/20.

“The three midfield players were really disciplined in terms of their approach. Shut off channels, cut off passes.” – Chris Wilder

As Howe mentioned in his post-match quotes, Sheffield United were hard to break down on Saturday which bodes well for their defensive potential in the Premier League.

They were helped by the performance of goalkeeper Henderson, who came close to stopping Mepham’s opening goal and produced an incredible save to deny a powerful Billing pile-driver in the second half.

McGoldrick (left) and Robinson (right) were chosen by Wilder as Sheffield United’s two centre-forwards at Bournemouth

Despite scoring just two points, there were some encouraging signs for out-of-position FPL midfielder Callum Robinson (£5.5m).

He started up front in Wilder’s 3-5-2 system and had several opportunities to score. He saw a fierce effort from distance well saved by Ramsdale in the 20th minute and was inches away from converting a George Baldock (£4.5m) cross in the second half.

More importantly, it looks as if his place in the side is not to be jeopardised by the signing of Oli McBurnie (£6.0m).

The former Swansea City striker came on for McGoldrick in the 63rd minute, allowing Robinson to play the whole game.

The introduction of Billy Sharp (£6.0m) in the 80th minute also did not affect Robinson’s pitch time as Wilder opted to forego one of his three centre-backs to facilitate the switch, Chris Basham (£4.5m) making way.

“I thought Callum was excellent. He got his shots away, he was lively. Callum and David McGoldrick have been the best front two in pre-season.” – Chris Wilder

Members Analysis

Bournemouth XI (3-4-3): Ramsdale; Aké, S Cook, Mepham; Rico, Billing, Lerman, Smith; Fraser, Wilson (Solanke 90′), King.

Sheffield United XI (3-5-2): Henderson; O’Connell, Egan, Basham (Sharp 82′); Stevens, Fleck, Norwood, Lundstram (L Freeman 78′), Baldock; Robinson, McGoldrick (McBurnie 63′).

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Lessons learned from Gameweek 1

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  1. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Are we going to get unlimited transfers this week because of the app glitch?

    1. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Yes - make all the transfers you want this week and all hits generated will be credited back to you before GW3.

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Confirmation?

      2. Rust Cohle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        LOL

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Iv

      3. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Thanks, just read about this.

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Where ?

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Ah, thought you'd cottoned on.
            He's taking the pi$$.
            We won't get any extra transfers.

    2. Twisted melons
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Can confirm that this is indeed true. Have had an email confirming when I asked the question.

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 11 days ago

        What?

    3. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Careful using that patch mate. There are several reports of corrupted teams on Reddit.

    4. Tom the Dud
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Best first comment in a while ^^

    5. Nigel Knows
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      yes, so ‘they’ say.

  2. Rhodes your boat
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Save ft? Only options I’ve considered are king to jota or joelinton to maupay

    Heaton
    Taa robbo laporte digne
    Salah sterling martial Perez
    King joelinton

    Button kwp greenwood dendoncker
    0.0itb

    1. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      King to Jota?
      joelinton to maupay?

      Just hold.

      1. Markus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Defo hold, can do both those transfers next week but you've got two good options this week

        1. Rhodes your boat
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Thanks guys appreciate it

  3. farmerfat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    I liked the look of Mason Mount, even though Chelsea got drilled.

    Looks like he will be a superb player, lots of potential.

    1. -GK22-
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Drilled is a great summary! Haha

    2. Shelton91
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Mourniho wants a word with you

    3. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      How about Barkley? I've got him and seemed to be involved.

      1. Le _ Professeur
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        He looked ok and involved Yes .. but I'd be concerned about his minutes played though .. subbed at 57 min yesterday

  4. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Were they missing Brooks?

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Yes, definitely felt that

  5. Inazuma X1
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    How did Leicester look against Wolves?

    Any thoughts?

    1. Will Grigg's on Fire
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Weak....They had no idea how to score goals. Probably Wolves did perfectly so let's wait and see.

  6. Game Over
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    People writing off Chelsea and over-rating Man Utd.

    Carry on my casual friends, makes it easier for the rest of us.

    1. Here Comes The Son ★
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I think you're probably right, although I would like Martial in my team at some point. Definitely not this week though, away to Wolves smells like blank city.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        My balls are named blank city.

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I am with you ... Chelsea have good fixtures and their assets are cheap-ish, so worth monitoring closely

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      ALTHOUGH KURT ZOUMA WAS UTTER DOG SHITE

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        whoops

      2. Game Over
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        True. Hopefully not first choice in future.

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      The only thing is the ownership of Utd assets, if they continue to be rampant, we are in trouble

    5. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Chelsea's attack is nowhere close to settled atm.
      No one is writing them off but none of them are as nailed as Rashford, Martial & Pogba.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Well put.

      2. Game Over
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        True, but people think they will concede goals like Huddersfield.

    6. Rust Cohle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Those Emerson stats! If Zouma can either remember or learn how to defend, would love those attacking stats with CS possibilities.

      But agree. People way too down on Chelsea and way too up on United.

    7. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I think Chelsea will do well offensively but still no one seems nailed so I don't think any of their midfielders or strikers are of value. Their defence is a mess right now so CS doesn't seem likely in the first couple of GWs either but only player I'd be interested in Chelsea team is Emerson, he was unlucky not to score and could get multiple goals/assists yesterday.

    8. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      It will take some time for Chelsea but they will get better.

      United and owners of their assets will likely come back down to earth with a jolt after a visit to Molyneaux this coming weekend.

    9. Loyal Subject
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      It's just Man Utd fans/casuals with wishful thinking.

  7. Twisted melons
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    who to start:
    Pope (Arsenal away)
    Heaton (Bournemouth Home)

    1. KingOllie
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      B

    2. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Heaton.

      This should be obvious to you......

    3. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Heaton

  8. corderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Any kneejerk transfer required or hold?

    Pope Button
    TAA Robbo Digne Montoya Lundstram
    Salah Sterling Fraser Perez Drinkwater
    Vardy King Greenwood

    1. -GK22-
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Hold

    2. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Hold

    3. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Hold

  9. The_Fish
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Henderson
    Robbo TAA Digne Montoya
    Salah Sterling Moura Barkley
    Vardy King

    4.0 Soyuncu Dendoncker Greenwood

    This lot only got me 75 points, Barkley is a worry but overall I'm not too disheartened. Roll right?

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Yes save Ft.

    2. -GK22-
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Hold, or check how chelsea line up midweek

  10. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    What does Guendouzi do? And why is he so slow?

    1. KingOllie
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Cmon now, Guendouzi is pretty class and hes only 20 years old.

      Hes a classic CM with good , composed passing and tenacity

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Ha doesn't move anywhere. His jog is that of a man with a sack of potatoes on his back. So lazy. Couldn't believe my eyes whilst watching him. I thought a 20 year old would have a lot more energy.

        1. Brimble82
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 11 days ago

          I believe it's an onion sack.
          Great hair though.

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            No room at the barbers for him and Luiz though.

            1. Brimble82
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 11 days ago

              It's alleged to be why they went in for Cut-inho

  11. Shelton91
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    King to Pukki or knee-jerky?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Knee-pukki

      1. Shelton91
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        I like the sound of him, how much?

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Usually a couple of hundred, more on weekends and Bank Holiday Mondays. Doesn't work religious holidays.

        2. JedJez
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Tempted - but he's been pretty consistent last 3 seasons.

          Will probably hold

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            whoosh

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I would hold

    3. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      That’s an example of a transfer that could very easily backfire.

      You bought king mainly for his first two fixtures.

    4. Rust Cohle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      If you picked King to start, you should at least give him the second straight week against a promoted side.

    5. Shelton91
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Are potential changes in price worth considering?

    6. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Hold, King has Villa next.

      Then have a think.

  12. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Lacazette and Ings are on the watchlist but Rashford isn't. Struggling to see the point of the watchlist if it isn't going to be updated regularly.

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Maybe because Rashford is already being watched.
      I like to watch.

      1. Ancelotti XI
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Good lord.

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Depending on who is 'watching' the watchlist I guess ...

      1. Midlands Saint73
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Doctor Manhattan?

    3. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Not been updated yet

  13. Farke Sake!
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Pope
      Robertson, Van Dijk, Zinchenko, Digne
      Salah, Sterling, Siggy, Perez
      Jiminez, King

      (Heaton, Rico, Dendonker, Greenwood)

      What changes would you make for this week if any? Thinking Jiminez to Pukki and Siggy to Martial and have £1.5m in bank which i will i will use to upgrade Dendonker to Buendia next week.

      1. nisag17
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Why are you ruining your team? Why do you want to upgrade Dendoncker who is sitting on your bench?

        1. Farke Sake!
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Ideally i want to get Pukki and Buendia in my team (Norwich fan), but also i think they will both be bargains this season.

            Shall i swap King or Jiminez to Pukki?

        2. Farke Sake!
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Othe roption is swap Jiminez for Pukki and then Perez for Martial.

          • liverpool01
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Hold your transfer King has Aston Villa and Jimenez has Burnley gw 3

        3. Tamagotchi Massacre
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          So there is a lot of talk about Kane for obvious reasons.

          Given Sterling is essential and Salah will hit 40-50 extra points for clean sheets and goals from midfield...

          What are people's thinking. He's hit 160-224 across 5 seasons or so, Salah 259-303 across 2. And Kane is 1.5m cheaper.

          What's the justification of you don't own already? Own all three?

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Rest of team.

          2. Klaren
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            I think Son offers better value. When there are so many premium alternatives, I'd rather go with Son and spend the 1.5m elsewhere.

          3. tuvok
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Captain hindsight tells me that I should have gone SSK to start with and downgraded whichever seemed most dispensable to whoever was becoming a bandwagon (e.g. Kane > Rashford)

            While all 3 came in this weekend and a lot of popular mid-price attackers underperformed, over the course of the season I think 3 captain-able players is too restrictive for the rest of the team.

            Obv it's too early to see where the value is right now but I'd be surprised if SSK becomes the long term template

            1. Tamagotchi Massacre
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Agreed. It's highly unlikely. I just think Kane has his work cut out showing value as a permanent fixture, given the advantages the inherent midfielders hold over him. If someone like Mahrez really steps up then I guess we could see a lot cash in that 1.5m

          4. juho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            I've been experimenting using a mock wildcard with Kane, Sterling and Salah in a 352
            A consideration that came to mind was whether Mane over Kane is a better option

        4. Klaren
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Current team:
          Pope, McGovern
          Robertson, TAA, Digne, Lundstram (Rico)
          Salah, Sterling, Perez, Moura (Dendoncker)
          Wilson, Wood (Greenwood)
          1.5m itb

          Should I do:
          A) Rico to Zinchenko/Wan Bisakka/Emerson
          B) Wood to Pukki
          C) Save FT and do Wilson, Perez, Moura >> Pukki, Martial, Son next GW. (-4)

          Thanks!

          1. Rust Cohle
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Save FT.

          2. Sharkytect
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Save. Don't even plan next week's transfer. Just save

        5. Sharkytect
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Annual question - where is best for price change predictions

          1. Team Cruel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            fplstatistics has the best pedigree

          2. Rust Cohle
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            I don’t think that there’s one best, particularly early on. I like to bounce the insights offered by these two against each other.

            https://www.fantasyfootballfix.com/price/

            http://www.fplstatistics.co.uk/Home/IndexAndroid

            1. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              This

            2. Brimble82
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Same

          3. farmerfat
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            http://www.fplstatistics.co.uk

            Always been my go to

        6. Here Comes The Son ★
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          I know people will think I'm being biased because of my name, but I was really happy with what I saw from Siggy. He was getting himself in very advanced positions and had two golden opportunities. His finishing was just poor on the day which is unlike him.

          In the end I felt lucky not owning him, and I'm happy to bring him in for Moura this week. Good to see his ownership dropping too, he'll be a nice differential this week.

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Think I'll save and get Martial for Moura next

          2. juho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            music to my ears as a Siggy owner
            thanks

          3. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Am keeping Siggy and Moura.

        7. JedJez
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Anyone bringing in Adrián San Miguel del Castillo

          Any guesses how long Alison is out for?

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Right, I'm off to the pub.

        8. Lacabacca
            2 months, 11 days ago

            If a gameweek starts in August and ends in September, does it count under August or September for monthly points?

            1. Team Cruel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Probably the one it started in.

            2. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Augustus.

            3. Lacabacca
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Thanks both.

              • Karan14
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                On the FPL Site go to Help --> Rules --> Leagues

                There you will find all the monthly phases and which gameweeks they include.

            4. Tomerick
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Was there anything redeeming about Southampton’s performance or is it sell, sell, sell?

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Nobody owns any of their players surely.

                1. shearer9
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Got |ngs. 20 goals due this season, then England call up.

                  1. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Until his head falls off and Shane Long takes his place.

              2. Tamagotchi Massacre
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Good to see the Scummers are abject

            5. RamaJama
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Anyone knowa what has happened to the price changes this year?

              Seems to be slower than usual, changed algorithm?

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Who would you have expected to rise or fall?
                Nobody for me.
                If Rashford had played on Friday then maybe him.

                1. RamaJama
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Maby me, but thought I remembered that there usually were many price changes from the start of the season. But really OK not to be stressed by any price changes. Only thing I consider, is Ryan to Adrian if Alison is out for long. But Ryan also has good fixtures and reluctant to use the last Liverpool spot on GK.

                  1. The Seagulls and the Trawle…
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Although this forum shows the opposite tendency, maybe people have become less kneejerky.

                    1. Ancelotti XI
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      We've all been doing this for far too long...

              2. Pasqualinho
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                I think Monday night is the earliest we've ever had them between GWs 1 and 2. It's historically Wednesday or Thursday that the first ones filter through - although that was when the first matches were on the Saturday.

                1. RamaJama
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Cheers, just me then

                2. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Yeah thats how I remember it.

            6. Clinton19
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Hi guys, why are certain people's squad showing 100.5m value before any price rises and my squad is only 100m

              1. Karan14
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                FPL has added 0.5m to the budget of some players.

                1. Clinton19
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  You are dumb. I asked for an honest answer you got time to fool around.

                  1. Karan14
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    LOL

                    And you got time to look around your others team values thats very constructive.

              2. JedJez
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Tis a glitch

              3. Tomerick
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Codes for an additional 0.5m budget are given to Scout members.

              4. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Don't believe you can check anyones team value this year.
                Where are you seeing this?

                1. Rotation's Alter Ego
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Gameweek history

                  1. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Ha!
                    Just checked the bloke top of my league, he's on 102.5.
                    Weird

                2. Das Boot
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  I seen it too Rupert. Value showing as £100. with 0.5 in the bank

                  1. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Yeah RAE just showed me how and a mate I have has 102.5

              5. Jarvish Scott Talent
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Brexit

                1. Brooksy86
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Surely that's £99.5m less?

                  1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    +0.5m for everyone courtesy of Boris's magic money tree.

                    1. Brooksy86
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      Oooooh! I get it now... So you can see it... But it's not really there.

              6. shearer9
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                The pound has appreciated

              7. Andy'81
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 11 days ago

                From what I've seen it's spare money ITB added to totals.

                1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Do you (or anyone) have a link to an example?

                  1. Andy'81
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    I don't no, a team in my mini league only spent 99m on his initial team and yet he has a squad value of 100.5 whereas my team which costs 100 has the correct squad value.

            7. Jullepuu
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Im very tempted to play Lundstram over Deeney in gw2. Am I insane?

                1. Karan14
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  I wouldnt.

                2. Tamagotchi Massacre
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  I'm tempted to play him over Perez. Got a good feeling. Sometimes you have to put the calculator away

                3. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  I get it.

                4. avfc82
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Not at all, I'd probably start Lundstram over Deeney too.

              • Luka - Man Like Serbia
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Watching Camarasa, Cahill, McCarthy who all started for us vs Birmingham U23's.

                1. shearer9
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  men like

                  1. Luka - Man Like Serbia
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    no, man - not men 🙂

                    1. shearer9
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      in this case it's three men

                2. Nigel Knows
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Is James McCarthy still 18?
                  Him and a 20 year old James McArthur were awesome together back in 2008 for Hamilton!

              • Rotation's Alter Ego
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Not sure if this has been posted yet but:

                He [Potter] said: “Leo [Trossard] was unlucky not to start.

                “We went for Pascal’s experience on the opening day and an away fixture in the Premier League.

                “The other three [New signings] only just arrived this week. I don’t think it would have been fair for them or the group to throw them into this testing environment.

                “They are here for the long term, all of those guys.

                “The key is to use them at the right time and not just throw them in.”

                Happy to hold as a Trossard owner.

                1. dmkp
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Sounds like rotation central except Pep isn't in charge

                2. Tamagotchi Massacre
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  I can't own a player called trossard

                  It's just that collection of letters. Very unfortunate

                  1. Miguel Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Rat dross?

                  2. Burger
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    This is the big clincher for me.

                3. Congers
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Thanks for this. I was looking to ditch, but hopefully can save the transfer for getting Kane the week after.

                4. CC22
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Just seen this - a bit more reassuring after my post below!

                5. Karan14
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Probably a hold for the short term but if he's going to be rotating him then not a good long term prospect.

              • Jay Jay Okocha
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                What are others with 2x6.5 forwards thinking?

                1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  What are they thinking, or what on earth were they thinking?

                  1. Would Ed Woodward
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      All that pre-season assessing gone to waste.

                  2. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    In what sense?

                  3. Pasqualinho
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Mostly that they wish one of them was Ashley Barnes.

                    1. Dr. Rog
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      highest xG overachiever this week

                      1. Pasqualinho
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 11 days ago

                        That shouldn't really come as a surprise. Who are the others - Sterling, Rashford, Kane?

                  4. JedJez
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Downgrade and spend in Midfield?

                  5. Turambar
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Reasonably satisfied. Almost none of the expected best players in the price range 6-8 got lots of points, so even if I had picked someone else, I would not have got more points. But ofc monitoring which players will be best in that price-range, Pukki looked very good first game. Happy to hold Jota long time. Considering how long I will keep King.

                  6. juho
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    i have a lone 6.5m forward

                2. fakelund
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Not a massive fan of transfers after a week, but...

                  Fraser >
                  a) McGinn
                  b) Martial
                  c) leave it

                  1. avfc82
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    I'd leave it, C.

                  2. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Massive knee jerk

                    C

                  3. dmkp
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    C

                  4. Karan14
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Leave for this week.

                    Martial next week.

                  5. Nigel Knows
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    C leave it. Fraser is a great wee player and will score way more than his international team mate McGinn over the season.

                  6. CONNERS
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Martial could be 7.6 by next week...

                3. Dr. Rog
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Wenger Out
                  Good moves?

                4. shearer9
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Is Ings even likely to keep his starting spot? Tempted to get Barnes in alongside Wood.

                  1. avfc82
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Doubling up on Burnley attack sounds kinda crazy any time, but even more so when they play Arsenal, Wolves and Liverpool next.

                    1. shearer9
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      Barnes has scored 32% of his top flight goals against the top six.

                      1. avfc82
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 11 days ago

                        Owning Barnes isn't an issue, it's the double up. Hard to see Burnley scoring more than two or three goals over the next three, IMO.

                        1. shearer9
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 11 days ago

                          Fair enough. What do you think of Pukki?

                          1. avfc82
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • Has Moderation Rights
                            • 9 Years
                            2 months, 11 days ago

                            He looked lively on Friday didn't he. Good option I think.

                            1. shearer9
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 11 days ago

                              Agreed. Premature to get him in for Ings? Can see him having joy against us and Chelsea tbh.

                              1. avfc82
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • Has Moderation Rights
                                • 9 Years
                                2 months, 11 days ago

                                I'd be tempted to make that transfer, but I'd probably wait till closer to deadline, just in case.

                5. CC22
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Trossard owners - any plans/bright ideas?

                  Given how Brighton played I don't see him forcing his way into the starting XI any time soon so probably needs removing, but at the same time I don't see any obvious options at £6m and I also don't want to take a -4 in week 1 after having a generally strong start otherwise.

                  As it stands, without a transfer, I'll likely have to go with the following this week:

                  Ryan,
                  TAA, VvD, Digne, Rico
                  Salah (C), Sterling, Perez, Dendoncker
                  Kane, King

                  Trossard, Kiko Femenia, Greenwood on my bench.

                  1. dmkp
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    Save for the time being but I wouldn't like have Trossard, Perez & King in the same squad for too long

                    1. CC22
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      Yeah, I think down the line I'll be downgrading Kane - wanted to start with him though for the flexibility in case it became apparent an expensive forward was the way to go. Think the likes of Rashford will potentially get close to matching him though for a lot less money.

                  2. dunas_dog
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    I read earlier post quoting Potter as saying Trossard very unlucky. His quote certainly led me to think almost certain to start this week with home debut so keeping

                  3. juho
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    I'm inclined to keep after Potter's latest comments.
                    What I haven't done is to evaluate McGinn's upcoming fixtures vs Trossard's