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. Rafa_is_a_geordie.
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    I don't like knee-jerky but I heard deulofeu was awful and i dont like that he came off at half time? And that Pukki looked good even against Liverpool?

    Deulofeu > Pukki?

    Current team

    Pope (Button)
    Robertson / Digne / Van Dijk (Kelly / Lascelles)
    Salah / Moura / Martial / Sterling (Dendoncker)
    King / Jota / Deulofeu (Move to Pukki?)

    1. Would Ed Woodward
        1 month, 5 days ago

        I like that you're betting against Newcastle with the change.

        1. Rafa_is_a_geordie.
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 5 days ago

          i'm thinking if he can score against Liverpool, he can score against us :-/

      • MTPockets
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Maybe but would wait until after Liverpool's midweek game as you have 3 of them

      • DAZZ
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Hold for one more week.

    2. Tomerick
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Any particular moves you’d suggest here or should I hold?

      Heaton/Button
      TAA, VVD, Digne, O’Connell, Montoya
      Salah, KDB, Fraser, Perez, Dend
      Vardy, Haller, Adams

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 5 days ago

        I have Fraser as well but I will keep.
        He always returns after a few bad games. Well only one this year!

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      Geoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      A few users have recently reported some tech issues.

      While we're working on most of them (updating RMT, getting players added to members, etc) some of them can be fixed temporarily by whitelisting FFS with your adblocker. The heatmaps for example should work if you turn off the adblock!

    4. teddypicker
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Moura > Martial... can I afford to wait 1 gwk or will his price rise?
      Wolves away prob better than City away right?

      1. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Considering same. If martial price is rising its a no brainer imo.

        Moura not nailed unlike martial

      2. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Tbh I didn't like martial. It was lucky goal but credits to his positioning in the box and his body vs his opponent.

        I can wait even if raises he is still cheap

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

          True but for us Moura owners it's a straight swap at 7.5 so has to be done before the rise

          1. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 5 days ago

            True that

        2. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Lucky goal huh 😉 - at least go give credit for his positioning i.e. he is not Benteke

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 5 days ago

            *you

    5. GetupStandup
        1 month, 5 days ago

        GW2. Ederson
        Robetson VDijk Zinchenko Kelly
        Perez Salah Sterling Milivojevic
        King Rashford
        (Stephens, Greenwood, Walker Peters)
        What abouth Stephens (home vs west ham) over Perez (away vs chealsea) this week? Too crazy?

      • BobbyDoesNotLook
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Are you transferring Bilva out? I would like to hold FT but my only concern is dropping of price and leaving that 0.1 behind of potential 2FT free transfer moves for GW3.

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

          I think Bilva comes in for the Spurs game, his high intensity and his work rate will work better against Spurs than Mahrez, Sterling Aguero Bilva IMO

        2. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          If I owned Bernardo, I'd hold. Good chance he's back in the 11 vs Spurs.

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

          Probably, unless we get news that his "little muscular problem" isn't a problem. Which we won't

        4. HurriKane
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Get martial. Pep will spin his wheel regularly and no one is safe apart from sterling and kdb

        5. Rolls-Royce
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Get rid, you'll need to sort that issue soon anyway.

      • _nod
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Bilva likely to drop in price before next week?

        1. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Cause he didn't start in a game?
          I don't think so

          1. _nod
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            People get very knee jerky at the start of the season.

            1. Peter Ouch
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 5 days ago

              I wouldn't sell him, you know pep, he will play this week

              1. _nod
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                I have faith in Bilva, just don't wan to take a price drop.

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

                  The price drop won't affect you if you want him for a few weeks. He will simply rise again the moment he starts and scores.

      • Bis_78
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        I know this has probably come up lots and there has probably been an article but...
        Where is Mark Sutherns???

        1. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Having a bath in 50 pound notes.

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

            Thanks for the mental image.

        2. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 5 days ago

          His article which was published just before the gameweek started .. what was it called?

          1. Berbinho's Forehead
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Bathing in 50 pound notes for beginners.

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Close

          2. Evil Genius
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 5 days ago

            "I sold my soul (and this site) to the gambling devil"?

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Closer

      • Rolls-Royce
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Montoya or Dunk in the Brighton defense? Dunk feels like chasing points.

        1. theswallow1965
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          I’m on Montoya.

          1. avfc82
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Same.

        2. Alright wee yin
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Montoya could turn out a fantastic move, then again it might not. He’s on my watchlist.
          Dunk has threat at corners and any clean sheet has big likelihood on BAPs. Imagine he got 2 points last week, would you really want him?

          Two good home games so worth getting one of them in.

      • HD7
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Pope
        Digne VVD Laporte TAA
        Salah Sterling Perez Martial
        Jota King

        Subs: Button, Rico, Greenwood, Dendonker,

        1M ITB*

        Is a Free transfer of Pope to Ryan/Heaton or maybe De Gea worth it?
        Next matches of Pope are very tough

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

          You knew about those matches before season started so what's changed.

          Save your ft and ride out those fixtures

        2. Eytexi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 5 days ago

          I'd say definitely not. I'm keeping Pope for sure - should get save points even if no CS. Goalkeeper transfer seems such a waste, especially this early on.

        3. JorisLa
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          You didn't get him for 1one GW right? Just hold, he will get the saves!

          1. HD7
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Ok thanks. Anything else to invest the surplus 1M this week or just wait?

        4. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 5 days ago

          why did you start with Pope if you now want to get rid? His fixtures aren't a surprise. He just got a clean sheet. Sorry to sound harsh but posts like this are stupid

          1. HD7
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Because I have the FT and hopefully no injuries. Always had an idea if no injuries suspensions could go to Ryan etc

            1. dbeck
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 5 days ago

              you can save your FT, and my general rule of thumb is dont waste transfers on goal keepers

              1. HD7
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Yeah I think Its good to have 2 FT. Gives more flexibility.
                Here goes to Pope heroics at Emirates 🙂

      • Rolls-Royce
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Pope gonna rack em save points. Save FT.

        1. Rolls-Royce
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          @HD7

          1. HD7
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Thanks for advice bro

      • JAMO97
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Would have taken 74 points before this week, feels a bit poor though. Best to stick with what I have though I think, see where we are next week with 2 frees.

        1. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          74 is a solid score, it's early days.

          1. Berbinho's Forehead
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            I rather have fewer points but know that I have the right players moving ahead. GW1 was always going to be high scoring, given that some only look at only 1 GW, some use chips and seeing as that it's the week where there's most active players.

        2. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 5 days ago

          the name of the game is to average 60 points for the season. If you do that you'll be top 5k and moping up your mini leagues

          1. Irbox ⚽
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            More like 65 to hit top 5k.. 60 would have been well outside top 10k last season. I like the analogy though, all about consistency

      • Lets all klopp together
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Gtg for the weekend? Planning on doing 2 transfers next week

        Pope
        Zinchenko, c.taylor, robertson, Targett
        Salah(c), sterling(vc), perez, lucas
        King, Aubameyang

        Bench, button, kwp, greenwood, Dendoncker

      • Polar_Bear
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Currently on:

        Pope (Steklenburg)
        TAA, Robertson, Digne, Montoya, Lundstram
        Salah, Sterling, Barkley, Trossard, Dedonker
        Vardy, King, Jota

        Thinking:
        A) Robbo & Trossard to Stones/man u 5.5 & Martial (-4)
        B) Vardy to Rashford
        C) nothing at all!

        Opinions?

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

          I'm keeping faith in Vardy! Nice fixtures and a great team.

          1. Polar_Bear
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 5 days ago

            So is Robbo Trossard to Martial a shout?

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

              No don't take a hit imo

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

          Great team no need to change anything

          1. Polar_Bear
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 5 days ago

            OK. So over fearing Man U? Feel they've good fixtures. Also fearing Trossard and Barkley minutes, 9 and subbed...

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

              Wolves away not easy so I would still wait a week and you have 2 transfers. Trossard will get home debut start this weekend and Potter admitted he was very unlucky not to start

              1. Polar_Bear
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 5 days ago

                OK thanks. He better start :') and Barkley while I'm at it!

      • SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Guys trossard a rotation threat?

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

          Possibly but sounds like he gets home smart this week and Potter said was unlucky not to start week 1- so I am keeping at least one more week

          1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 5 days ago

            OK. Thanks mate

      • Rolls-Royce
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Is anyone keen on Moise Kean? That guy could do a Lukaku this season, only technically better. Was very surprised when Juventus sold him.

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

          Would like to see him play couple of games before deciding but could be my Wilson replacement

          1. Rolls-Royce
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Fair enough. I just like to get on to the players before the bandwagon even starts.

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

          No need to hurry. Out of pace in his 20 min PL football.

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

        If making long term decision with week 3 transfers which would you go for?

        A Son Rashford
        B Martial Kane

        1. Printing Mane
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          B

        2. _nod
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          A

        3. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 5 days ago

          B

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

          B

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

          B but its a tough one

        6. yakirh
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          I am leaning towards B, both playing up front
          Could be a different story if Rashford get another brace
          Waiting for another GW for more info

      • czechow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Did anyone watch the Bournemouth game in full? Did Fraser pass the eye test or was his performance as bad as the stats suggest?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          A bit rusty.

      • _nod
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Didn't see the United / Chelsea game, how bad did Chelsea look in defense, particularity Zouma?

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

          Zouma was all over the place. Chelsea unlucky not to get a goal I thought but got caught on the counter too easily.

        2. dmkp
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Zouma was the ultimate liability, they were crying out for Luiz to come out.

          I've got Zouma in my team and I'm worried

        3. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          They were poor defensively - left so much space when they went forward, which United capitalised on in the second half via counters.

        4. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Zouma was shocking.

        5. _nod
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Thanks for the comments. I want to do Zouma / Bilva > 4.5 (Söyüncü?) Fingers crossed there's no price hits before Son's suspension is over.

          1. _nod
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            * 4.5 + Son

      • Luka - Man Like Serbia
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Camarasa definitely our best player so far, his shot only just cleared off the line.

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

          Where would he fit into the first team or is he most likely to to be a sub with Zaha & towmsend out wide?

      • Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        As a youngster I was a bath guy. Then I became an adult and became a shower guy. But I'm running a bath right now.
        When was the last time you had a bath?

        1. _nod
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Bath 2 years. Shower 2 hours.

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Would it be weird if I'm typing here whilst in the bath?

            1. _nod
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              People have probably commented here while doing worse tbf.

        2. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Which racetrack do you live at?

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Aintree, nice but they love hosing me down.

        3. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          When I was 8 I had a nice long bath with my uncle.
          Havent seen him since, mum said he is travelling the world....

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

            Damn he must be enjoying himself

          2. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Good to see you again

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

          our shower is broken so i have a bath every night now, gotta say i quite like it

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            May as well with all this extra rain.

        5. Evil Genius
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Golden showers FTW.

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

          Bath in winter, shower in summer.
          Very effective strategy!

        7. Alright wee yin
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Gonna get new bathroom - so it’s goodbye to the bath. Bye Bye Bath.

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Good bye bath!

      • akhilrajau
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Trossard need to hold?

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            2 nice fixtures, if you rate him, keep for this week.
            Hot topic has more info.

            1. akhilrajau
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Ok I have 1.5m in my bank. If I keep trossard then Kean -> rashford is a good move?

          2. Rhysd007
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Hi guys,

            Anyone taking the 4.5m option into the Liverpool defence? Allison at least a month out, right?

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              There's a 2 week break soon enough.

              1. Joga Bonito®
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                This. It might end up costing you a 0.4 depending on what other transfers you want to make and you’ll have the issue of having to move him back out after.

            2. dbeck
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 5 days ago

              I think its a honey trap. A few assumptions are being made:

              1. you'll not want another Liverpool player in that period, unlikely perhaps but you never know
              2. Liverpool defense will be as strong with their first choice GK out
              3. Allison could come back sooner, as soon as he is fit, he's straight in and by that time you'll prob have another fire to put out

              You get 38 transfers a season, using 2 on a hokey cokey with a GK seems a bit wasteful. Unless of course you have Allison then sure, plough in

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

                I have VVD Salah and Heaton as GK

                so in response:
                1.I will not own any other Liverpool player, the way my team is set up unless Gomez/Matip became reliable starters.
                2. Liverpool defense will probably be weaker but likely stronger than Villa's
                3.Will possibly have another fire to put out but signs say its going to be a while, with the new signing and Alisson thinking he got hit from behind.

                Either way we will find out more today. Im holding till GW2 anyway as i dont have stirling and so more worries about that

            3. Rhysd007
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Thanks all!

            4. theswallow1965
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Thought about it for about 30s. Then just swapped him to Ederson who I wanted from GW1 anyway but was worried he wouldn’t start so chose Allison

          3. Lets all klopp together
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            This good for the weekend?

            Pope
            Zinchenko, c.taylor, robertson, Targett
            Salah(c), sterling(vc), perez, lucas
            King, Aubameyang

            Bench, button, kwp, greenwood, Dendoncker

          4. HD7
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Jota and King owners, we are keeping them for now?

            1. Turambar
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Yes.

              1. Pinky and De Bruyne
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                King and Jota are the fake Wilson and Jime really are they not haha

            2. HMC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Yes didn’t bring them in just for 1 week. Ha e both with Kane. Will likely give them 4 weeks. Prob roll transfer so I can assess damage in gw3

              1. HD7
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Roger that

          5. makaveli70
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Hi all
            Our league plyers ranking is not showing?
            Anybody else have the same problem??

          6. Joga Bonito®
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            This is the hardest part of the season.

            The price change sites are dubious with their numbers at this stage of the season and although nobody wants to do make rash changes, it’s important to not miss the price rises as a 0.1 rise is essentially a 0.5 at this stage.

            Who do you think will increase this week and are you backing your Bournemouth and Leicester assets to perform or are you jumping ship early?

            1. Pinky and De Bruyne
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              No need to jump ship early its only GW1

              1. Joga Bonito®
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Agreed. I’m aiming to save my transfers for a week to have to FT’s. Wondering what the general consensus is.

                1. Pinky and De Bruyne
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  In reality the majority of advice will be wrong so go with your gut lol

                2. Andrew
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  I'm saving this week. No point getting rid of a player because they blanked for GW1

            2. Andrew
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Which site would you say is most reliable?

            3. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              The obvious rises are https://prnt.sc/orm53m
              Probably give those players another week.

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

                Would be better with a Pink Floyd sountrack

              2. Evil Genius
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Just the 3 for me.

            4. Andrew
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Ederson, Sterling, Rashford will probably rise this week

          7. Pinky and De Bruyne
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Top defenses this year ?

            City
            Pool
            Utd

            Any more ?

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

              lol at utd

              1. Pinky and De Bruyne
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                With Slab Head and The Octopus in the back line gunna be alot of shut outs i reckon

          8. Zlat Was A Goal
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Are people with Kane sticking with him vs. Man City or swapping him to Aubameyang vs. Burnley? Don't see any other changes and happy to keep a FT for the following GW otherwise...

            Current team is:

            Pope
            VVD / TAA / Digne / Dunk
            Sterling / Salah / Barkley / Perez
            Kane / King

            Bench: Button / Dedoncker / Kelly / Greenwood

            1. Andrew
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Sticking, Kane can easily score against City and I want 2 FT's next week.

          9. Saint & Reevesy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Apologies if this has already been covered my first log on for the day- any likely price increases?

              1. Saint & Reevesy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Cheers TM- sorry to be thick, how do I interpret- the likely chance of if/when a rise will happen is the delta the number of users who will need to bring the player in to trigger a rise?

                1. Rhysd007
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  Target is 100% to rise