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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

922 Comments Post a Comment
  1. The 5% Team
    • 2 Years
    12 months, 38 mins ago

    Need a replacement for Ndombele, only one of following options:
    1. Mahrez
    2. Mount
    3. El Ghazi
    4. Gross

    1. Pinky and De Bruyne
      • 7 Years
      12 months, 34 mins ago

      Mahrez if he keeps doping

      1. The 5% Team
        • 2 Years
        12 months, 33 mins ago

        🙂

    2. slove
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 24 mins ago

      Why did you ever own him if you were planning on getting rid of him so soon? I personally don't think he is a good option in general but he just scored in the last game so why ditch now?

      1. The 5% Team
        • 2 Years
        12 months, 15 mins ago

        nah...playing with only 5% or less owned players. And he has risen from 4.1% to 6.2% now, so I have to transfer him out

        1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
          • 5 Years
          12 months, 14 mins ago

          May I politely ask why you are undertaking this exercise in seeming futility?

          1. The 5% Team
            • 2 Years
            12 months, 8 mins ago

            haha I didn't like playing the 'normal' way...but I did like the game itself, as well as talking about it.
            Been playing this way for 3 years and still enjoy it....for some reason 🙂

            1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
              • 5 Years
              12 months, 7 mins ago

              Whatever floats your boat mate - good luck 🙂

              1. The 5% Team
                • 2 Years
                12 months, 6 mins ago

                at least it's stress-free 🙂

  2. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    12 months, 37 mins ago

    For those who missed it last night.

    Last Man Standing (3967 teams)

    Safety score = 66
    219 teams to be eliminated/removed.
    3748 through to GW2.
    52 new entries.

    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2019/07/27/the-last-man-standing-competition-5/ for more details to enter.

    1. The 5% Team
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 36 mins ago

      ah man, already out...damn you big hitters 🙁

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        12 months, 24 mins ago

        5% was always going to be a fail.

        1. The 5% Team
          • 2 Years
          12 months, 15 mins ago

          managed to get to GW6 last season though

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 30 mins ago

      Mate post somewhere the mods and cons link.
      So many users asking for it.
      Maybe on the community section up right?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        12 months, 24 mins ago

        Will be added in the leagues section soon. Still will be asked though.

        1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
          • 5 Years
          12 months, 21 mins ago

          What about the supposed community-saving H2H leagues?

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            12 months, 18 mins ago

            Sorted this week including GW1 matchup. Need to make the divisions.
            http://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/20613273

            1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
              • 5 Years
              12 months, 16 mins ago

              Cheers - I will wait with my breath held.

        2. JayC
          • 4 Years
          12 months, 8 mins ago

          How do i see updates on leagues like H2H and LMS if i miss your update?

          1. Fitzy.
            • 8 Years
            12 months, 4 mins ago

            If the LMS league disappears from your list of leagues, you're out!

            1. JayC
              • 4 Years
              12 months, 3 mins ago

              Oh ok fair enough. Thanks!

            2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
              • 5 Years
              12 months ago

              Or TM and/or The Mole have worked out you are an alter-ego of a banned poster......

              1. Fitzy.
                • 8 Years
                11 months, 29 days ago

                How is old Breadbin?

                1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                  • 5 Years
                  11 months, 29 days ago

                  Went stale

              2. Pumpy Pro
                • 11 Years
                11 months, 29 days ago

                Haha " the mole " .

    3. Brimble82
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 21 mins ago

      First time playing.
      First GW under my belt.
      Cue GW2 exit!

    4. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      12 months, 20 mins ago

      Late comer, but I’m in

  3. Turambar
    • 2 Years
    12 months, 34 mins ago

    Some people are saying avoid Wolves until fixtures get better. Seems like they didn't pay attention to how they played last season. Wolves took 16 pts against top 6 opponents and 14 points against bottom 6 opponents. That is pretty extraordinary, but it wasn't accidental: Wolves are really good on the counter-attack, and against top 6 teams they are allowed space to do that. While the bottom teams park the bus, and then Wolves are way worse. That is why, last season, they beat Spurs (3 pts, with better goal diff), Chelsea(4 pts), Arsenal(4 pts) and Man United (4 pts), combined over their two league games.

    (Of course Europa League is a legitimate reason for steering clear of Wolves, but hard opposition isn't).

    1. tafrère
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 18 mins ago

      Very true.

      Jota v Man United is a very tasty fixture.

    2. lugs
      • 3 Years
      12 months, 18 mins ago

      have Jimmy, looking forward to him derailing the Utd wagon next week 🙂

    3. Concrete
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 3 mins ago

      One game .... see what happens next few

  4. Collie01
    • 2 Years
    12 months, 32 mins ago

    Anybody with a link to the mods and cons league?

      1. Collie01
        • 2 Years
        12 months, 29 mins ago

        Thanks!

  5. mynameisq
    • 6 Years
    12 months, 31 mins ago

    Anyone know how the autopicks on fpl are calculated?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      12 months, 30 mins ago

      Normally the same price per player per position.

      1. mynameisq
        • 6 Years
        12 months, 14 mins ago

        Cheers

    2. The Wise Owl
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 6 mins ago

      I thought it was based on ownership.

  6. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    12 months, 28 mins ago

    Both Burnley and Brighton seem fortunate to have picked up 3 points and score 3 goals based on xG.

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 20 mins ago

      Did you watch the games - both games could have easily gone differently - I guess that’s the case for most games but Brighton in particular were lucky not to concede

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 19 mins ago

      sides who score 3+ almost always outperform xg to a reasonably significant degree

      1. Karan14
        • 4 Years
        12 months, 6 mins ago

        Yeah but a team like City will avg 3 goals a game even they are outperforming their xg because they have the quality to do so.
        On the other Brighton won't be able to do that.

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • 1 Year
          12 months, 1 min ago

          i understand that, the question is about brighton not man city

      2. diesel001
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        When you have an xG less than 1 AND your opponents have a xG higher than you then it is fortunate IMO. This isn't like winning 2-1 when the xG is tight around 1-1. This was massively overperforming both defensively and offensively.

  7. Ian Davis
    • 10 Years
    12 months, 28 mins ago

    Any reason not to do Deulofeu > Pukki now?

    1. Gooner Kebab
      • 7 Years
      12 months, 23 mins ago

      Why not Jota?

      1. Ian Davis
        • 10 Years
        12 months, 18 mins ago

        It’s a toss up between the two. Wolves have a potentially tough game 3 days later vs Torino and Man Utd a tougher fixture than Newcastle.

        1. Gooner Kebab
          • 7 Years
          12 months, 4 mins ago

          He's on my watchlist

    2. Concrete
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 1 min ago

      Just wait it out save transfer unless Pukki will rise and you play that way

    3. Herculeez
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Already did it

  8. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    12 months, 27 mins ago

    Can you no longer see your rivals TV & amount of transfers on their team page or am I being blind?

    1. Andrew
      • 8 Years
      12 months, 26 mins ago

      I noticed this too.

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      12 months, 23 mins ago

      1st one.

    3. Brimble82
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 20 mins ago

      Frustrating isn't it?
      Any announcement or info from FPL Towers as to why?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        12 months, 17 mins ago

        The obvious reason, knowing rivals transfers.

      2. Evil Genius
        • 2 Years
        12 months, 11 mins ago

        To stop you guessing their transfers based on their before/after team value.

        I never understood all that cloak and dagger work:

        "my opponent had 0.2m ITB and now he's made 2FT's and has 1.2m so that means he's shite, right?"

      3. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        12 months, 11 mins ago

        Pivate data exposed by the public FPL API is a no no. :).

      4. Brimble82
        • 1 Year
        12 months, 2 mins ago

        Fair enough.
        It certainly gave a minor advantage in H2H fixtures.
        If nothing else knowing if they'd taken a hit from multiple transfers or up/downgraded someone.

        Kind of feels like ironing out another difference between casuals and more experienced managers (not claiming to be in the latter, just not fully in the former!).

        I'm all for an even playing field though.

  9. Who Ate All Depays?
    • 6 Years
    12 months, 26 mins ago

    Any suggestions?

    Heaton
    VVD, Lund, Montoya
    Salah, Sterling, Martial, Trossard
    Kane, King, Wilson
    (Button, Dendonker, Lowton, Hanley)

  10. HurriKane
    • 8 Years
    12 months, 25 mins ago

    Lessons learnt in gw1.

    - KDB and Bilva will not cover Sterling
    - Moura doesnt cover Kane
    - Salah and a premium liverpool def is essential
    - There are potential bargains in this years promoted teams unlike last season (pukki buendia mcginn etc)
    - United defence strengthed significantly and are kindly priced.
    - Chelsea no go until lampard finds out his best xi
    - Everton and Bouremouth attackers are overpriced
    Probably have to dive into Wolves Burnley Westham and Leicester to find budget attackers

    Thoughts? Do you Agree

    1. Nuno
      • 7 Years
      12 months, 22 mins ago

      Unlike last season?
      Jimenez?

      1. Nuno
        • 7 Years
        12 months, 21 mins ago

        Doherty

        1. Nuno
          • 7 Years
          12 months, 21 mins ago

          Jota

      2. HurriKane
        • 8 Years
        12 months, 21 mins ago

        Wolves are exception

    2. FF Dirtbag
      • 8 Years
      12 months, 21 mins ago

      don't agree with the last one, need more games to see that I think

      1. HurriKane
        • 8 Years
        12 months, 18 mins ago

        EVE BOU assets are borderline premium. They need to perform consistently near to premium level to be worth their prices and on evidence of 1st game highly unlikely

    3. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 20 mins ago

      Tough to derive so many conclusions after just one performance but agree with first 3.

      Dont know why they were even considered as "cover" to be honest.

    4. LSK
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 20 mins ago

      No bargains at Wolves last year? Too early to rule out Bournemouth and Everton attack imo.

      1. HurriKane
        • 8 Years
        12 months, 14 mins ago

        Not ruling out but signs are worrying. Lets see 2nd gw to see if they prove me wrong. (Im richa wilson owner btw)

    5. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      12 months, 19 mins ago

      Not sure you can infer all of that from 1GW. Until Sterling scored his second goal at the 75th mark, KDB was going to eclipse his score. Teams will take time to settle into the season and I would certainly prefer to obtain more data before extrapolating these types of conclusions

    6. The Littlest Robbo
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 19 mins ago

      Don't agree with the united defence, Chelsea were easily the better team in the first half and had plenty of opportunities

      1. HurriKane
        • 8 Years
        12 months, 16 mins ago

        Shaky start but maguire and awb settled well afterwards. United Will definitely get more cs this season

    7. EMBOLOFAN
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 18 mins ago

      1 game

    8. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 18 mins ago

      No such thing as cover

      1. COK3Y5MURF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        That word must be banned from this site.

    9. slove
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 16 mins ago

      Even discounting all of the Wolves bargains (Bennett, Doherty, Jota, Jiminez) there were still some options from the other two promoted sides that provided decent value : Etheridge, Camarasa and Mitrovic all delivered reasonably well based on how they were priced in the game.

    10. ...al
      • 11 Years
      12 months, 15 mins ago

      Fair assessment

      United defense better for sure and do offer value, but they totally should have conceded a goal or two

      Non the wiser with Chelsea

      The 6.5 striker slot is still u for grabs

    11. SADIO SANÉ
      • 5 Years
      12 months, 14 mins ago

      'cover' only applies to defenders (and even then it's tenuous in some cases) - United defence will be better (hard not to be) but they were lucky ish not to concede yesterday. Difficult first game for Chelsea with a few players out, I think he more or less knows his best XI and it has Kante and Rudiger in it

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • 1 Year
        12 months, 12 mins ago

        doesnt even apply to defenders imo

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 5 Years
          12 months, 9 mins ago

          'and even then it's tenuous in some cases' - the fact all defenders get a clean sheet if the team gets one does mean it applies to some extent

    12. Lacabacca
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 13 mins ago

      “Salah and a premium liverpool def is essential”
      Well the highest scoring manager in the world has Firmino as the only Liverpool player, so.. no.

      1. HurriKane
        • 8 Years
        12 months, 8 mins ago

        The highest scoring manager at the end of season will have salah and a premium liv def for majority of the season.

        Bookmark this 😉

        1. Lacabacca
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 29 days ago

          Hah that could very well happen. Of course I see your point, and partly agree with it (perhaps not the premium defender bit.) But with all the other attacking options firing, you surely cannot come to that conclusion based on gw1.

    13. KingOllie
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 13 mins ago

      utd defence wernt good.

      kane almost had 2 points until some fortune came his way

      all the mid table teams underperformed whilst premiums did well, so it was a weird game week

    14. I Member
      • 5 Years
      12 months, 11 mins ago

      - Sterling is must have in my opinion but De Bruyne looks a great option as well.
      - Don't think anyone has Moura as a long term pick.
      - Agreed.
      - Yeah probably.
      - Not convinced yet. Incredibly lucky to keep a clean sheet against Chelsea. Only Villa conceded more shots in the GW.
      - They really should've scored. Barkley looked good for 6m, didn't get why Lampard subbed him.
      - One game isn't enough to determine this.

    15. ALI_G
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 5 mins ago

      how can you count no.3 as a lesson - was the same last season (Salah, Robbo/VVD/TAA)
      how can you count no.4 as a lesson - was the same last season (Jiminez)

    16. Karan14
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 3 mins ago

      Not all Bou & Eve players are overpriced but they definitely not as good value as last season.
      Timing is key. You want them when they are averaging 5-6 points a week.

  11. Feanor
    • 11 Years
    12 months, 25 mins ago

    Fraser to Martial?

    Or see how he does against Villa?

    1. Andrew
      • 8 Years
      12 months, 24 mins ago

      I think it's a wait and see

      1. Ian Davis
        • 10 Years
        12 months, 22 mins ago

        The phrase of the moment...

        1. Andrew
          • 8 Years
          12 months, 14 mins ago

          Knee jerking after GW1 is dangerous, Martial could easily blank away to Wolves

    2. Ian Davis
      • 10 Years
      12 months, 23 mins ago

      I’d do it

    3. HurriKane
      • 8 Years
      12 months, 21 mins ago

      Go for it if you have Wilson/King

    4. OneMan
      • 3 Years
      12 months, 13 mins ago

      Exactly the same dilemma.

    5. I Member
      • 5 Years
      12 months, 10 mins ago

      The definition of kneejerk. Fraser has the better fixture.

    6. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      12 months, 9 mins ago

      Keep Fraser for Villa. He didn't suddenly become a bad player. United play a difficult Wolves side, who they struggled against last season. Makes sense to do it after that game.

    7. Blanka
      • 5 Years
      12 months, 7 mins ago

      Will do it myself if Martial looks like rising.

      Hardly kneejerking, I planned on probably only keeping Fraser for 2 weeks, as a placeholder to whoever emerged. Martial looks a good bet.

      1. El Lobito 10
        • 3 Years
        12 months, 3 mins ago

        Also, Wolves play Thursday night. United have a week to prepare

      2. stevemoscowlane
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        I planned to go to Martial in GW3 but if there's a risk his price is going to go up, I'll have to do it next game week as don't have anything in the bank. How do you know if his price is going up?

        1. Blanka
          • 5 Years
          11 months, 29 days ago

          Fplstatistics.co.uk

          1. stevemoscowlane
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            11 months, 29 days ago

            Thanks, I'll take a look at that.

    8. Lacabacca
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 29 days ago

      I wouldn’t do it.

    9. Feanor
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Thanks for the replies. I think I'll wait and maybe do a double transfer next week to bring in Kane.

  12. Bruno Bruno!!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 21 mins ago

    Captained Sterling in GW1 and plan to leave the (C) on him till GW7

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 19 mins ago

      I’m tempted to go sterling over salah this week

    2. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      12 months, 18 mins ago

      Going to hurt when he gets rotated for a cameo

      1. Blanka
        • 5 Years
        12 months, 6 mins ago

        Him or Salah all season.

    3. Lord Tachanka
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Jurgen?

      Good to see you back!

  13. MAVER!CK
    • 3 Years
    12 months, 21 mins ago

    play Moura(mci) or Montoya(WHU)?

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      12 months, 16 mins ago

      Ooh, that’s hard.
      I’d usually say attacker though. City aren’t super solid at the back

      I’m currently benching Moura and playing Montoya, King, Perez and Wood
      But really it’s a toss up

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • 1 Year
        12 months, 15 mins ago

        yes they are

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 16 mins ago

      monty

    3. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      12 months, 10 mins ago

      Montoya I think

    4. beric
      • 8 Years
      12 months, 4 mins ago

      Moura for sura

    5. tokara
      • 5 Years
      12 months, 2 mins ago

      Might b high scoring for spurs vs city

    6. MAVER!CK
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      ooohboy..

  14. Ragnar Lothbrok
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 20 mins ago

    Ole's at the wheel, tell me how good does it feel?

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 17 mins ago

      amazing. i cant wait to win the champions league this season

  15. Forza Papac
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 19 mins ago

    Start Montoya (WHU) or Lundstram (CPL)?

    I favour Lundstram for the clean sheet but Montoya for attacking returns

    1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      12 months, 18 mins ago

      Looks like a coin toss to me.

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 16 mins ago

      probably monty just because hes slightly more likely to start

    3. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      12 months, 15 mins ago

      My entire team is a bit like this, this week
      Tricky fixtures

    4. SADIO SANÉ
      • 5 Years
      12 months, 12 mins ago

      still not convinced Lundstram is nailed, a 1-pointer off the bench wouldn't be ideal but not much in that really (assuming West Ham aren't terrible)

    5. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      12 months, 12 mins ago

      Not much in it. Lundstrum holds hope for some attackingreturns

  16. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    12 months, 16 mins ago

    Had .5 left over,

    A, worth a punt Button > Adrian, seems like easy way for me to get third pool slot.
    B, save ft

    Pope
    Virgil, Digne, KWP, Montoya
    Perez, Salah C, Sterling, Trossard,
    Wilson, Kane

    Button, Dendo, Lundstram, Greenwood

    .5 itb

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 15 mins ago

      Seems sensible considering popes fixtures

    2. The Littlest Robbo
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 12 mins ago

      I wouldn't just play Pope and keep your options open that 0.5m will come in handy when price changes kick in

    3. MAVER!CK
      • 3 Years
      12 months, 9 mins ago

      yeah good shout

    4. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 3 mins ago

      Cheers, will hold till after Thursday, should give better idea of team news & early risers.

  17. 8-2
    • 8 Years
    12 months, 16 mins ago

    Is anyone else doing Kane > Auba for this GW?

    1. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      12 months, 14 mins ago

      Lots on here are.

    2. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      12 months, 12 mins ago

      I see the temptation but I assume you would want Kane back for GW3 so effectively costing you 2 transfers. If Auba doesn’t haul and Kane scores against City you will be very annoyed with that move, so unless you would 100% give the armband to Auba and like to take risks early on, I would advise against it.

    3. HurriKane
      • 8 Years
      12 months, 12 mins ago

      Not for me.Both will score similarly for next 2gws

      Kane- mci NEW
      Auba- BUR liv

    4. SADIO SANÉ
      • 5 Years
      12 months, 11 mins ago

      I started with Auba so I didn't have to do this - assuming you'll want to reverse it the week after it might not be worth it; of course it could work - all depends what Salah does really

    5. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      12 months, 11 mins ago

      But you will want to transfer back in a week. I think holding is best

    6. EMBOLOFAN
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 10 mins ago

      own auba but wouldnt do it considering gw3/4 fixtures are likelyhood of wanting to use ft’s for other stuff

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • 1 Year
        12 months, 10 mins ago

        and*

    7. LSK
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 10 mins ago

      haven’t checked but if Kane looks like rising and you have 0 in the bank I wouldn’t bother as you won’t be able to make the straight swap back.

  18. OneMan
    • 3 Years
    12 months, 12 mins ago

    Surely, it's better to have KDB over sterling and use the 2.5m elsewhere.

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      12 months, 10 mins ago

      Need more data. Sterling isn’t going to score a hat-trick every week so will be easier to assess after 3-4 GW’s

    2. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      12 months, 9 mins ago

      ...or maybe keep Sterling, sell Salah and use 3.0 elsewhere. Tough one.

      1. fantasyfog
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        that could be the better solution crazy as it sounds. personally I have both and will keep both

      2. Lacabacca
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 29 days ago

        ..or downgrade one of the 7m defenders. Surely that is a better way of getting that extra 2.5m than selling Salah or Sterling.

    3. onceuponatyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 8 mins ago

      I wouldn't want to lose Sterling. He'll not play every week, but he'll play mostly as a forward, sometimes as on outright striker.

    4. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 6 mins ago

      Sterling will probably be the highest scoring player - getting better every year

    5. The Littlest Robbo
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 6 mins ago

      Kdb is not a regular captain material. That's what you are paying the extra money for

    6. LSK
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 3 mins ago

      But wherever you use that 2.5m there will be a cheaper alternative.

    7. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Depends on where you use it, but Sterling is worth the extra 2.5. I like the idea of owning both though.

      1. fantasyfog
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        yes

    8. fantasyfog
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      sterling will probably top score this year, it depends how far behind you think kdb will end up...points per gbp

      1. Lacabacca
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 29 days ago

        But if Sterling will be the top scorer this year, and if you think KDB won't be far behind, you surely need to get them both?

  19. Tshelby
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 10 mins ago

    Any Norwich fans around? Can Morris Leitner get in the starting eleven?

  20. trinzoo
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 8 mins ago

    Is it possible to start new H2H league now? One guy forgot to join the league...

  21. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    12 months, 4 mins ago

    Any good cash leagues still taking entries?

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 1 min ago

      Have a good start?

      1. Bubz
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        😆

        Not particularly. Average. Just didn't get round to joining leagues in pre season

  22. Dave Dreamer
    • 2 Years
    12 months, 3 mins ago

    Thoughts on Mouise Kean? I need a Wood replacement and have £7m should i wait or go elsewhere...

    1. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      12 months, 2 mins ago

      Everton have looked weak on attack for awhile. He may help. but wait and see

    2. Eytexi
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 1 min ago

      Could be good. Personally I'm sticking to my plan and keeping Wood.

      1. Dave Dreamer
        • 2 Years
        12 months ago

        got Wood and King. Wasn't happy before week one and still not

        1. Eytexi
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 29 days ago

          Have them both myself (along with Wilson): happy owning Wood as he's a great goalscorer playing a defensively out-of-shape Arsenal & preoccupied Wolves before a nice run of fixtures (Liverpool aside). King I'm probably selling after the Villa game, hopefully putting 2FT to good use.

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 29 days ago

      likely to be good value but unknown whether he starts gw2. id say 60-70% chance

  23. Jafoole_88
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 2 mins ago

    re: Bernardo Silva. you just know that he'll feature against Spurs and will get 10+ points (prob goal and assist).

    1. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      12 months, 2 mins ago

      He should start, but 10 points? Not so sure!

    2. Marty McFly
      • 7 Years
      12 months, 1 min ago

      Hopefully!

  24. Marty McFly
    • 7 Years
    12 months, 2 mins ago

    Bench 1:

    Moura (mci)
    Trossard (WHU)
    Lundstram (CRY)

    1. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      12 months, 1 min ago

      Moura

    2. Eytexi
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 1 min ago

      Lundstram

    3. Dave Dreamer
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Lundstam

  25. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    12 months, 1 min ago

    This could be completely wrong but in previous seasons I’ve felt very little price changes occur in the first two weeks - In that might be lucky to see even one increase before GW2

    1. Marty McFly
      • 7 Years
      12 months ago

      I read somewhere that the price changes are more volatile in the first 6gws than the rest of the season because there are more active players.

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 29 days ago

        and more casuals

  26. Wag the Drog
    • 8 Years
    12 months, 1 min ago

    Barkley to McGinn or be patient? Barkley seems to be a rotation risk, but looked sharp.

    1. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 1 min ago

      Would defo keep Barkley

      1. cravencottage
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        12 months ago

        agree

    2. Marty McFly
      • 7 Years
      12 months ago

      If it wasn’t for him coming off early yesterday I was considering bringing him in. I’d keep.

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 29 days ago

      he was a rotation risk when you put him in your team last week

      1. Wag the Drog
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        well ya, but he got pulled off way earlier than I would imagine

  27. Live Scoutcast 8pm Tues - leave your questions here
    J0E
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    12 months, 1 min ago

    Live Scoutcast 8pm Tuesday evening.

    Leave your questions for the team here.

    #FPL

    1. Berbs
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Trossard. Stick or twist?

      1. cravencottage
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        Stick for a week. Good player and value

      2. SADIO SANÉ
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        this - stick, twist or bench?

      3. Lacabacca
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 29 days ago

        Pretty sure this would have been discussed regardless. Doesn't everyone on Scoutcast have Trossard?

        1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
          • 5 Years
          11 months, 29 days ago

          Yes - I believe they are all Trossers.

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Hey Joe! How are you buddy? Been ages.
      My question is exactly that, how is Joe?
      The match was great fun, apart from me falling over all the time. 🙂

      1. El Lobito 10
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        My question is: What did you do this weekend?

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • 7 Years
          11 months, 29 days ago

          Dont know where to begin.

    3. The Seagulls and the Trawle…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      - Considering his (poor) performance yesterday, although he grabbed a goal, is Martial really a good pick?

      - From what we’ve seen this weekend, what can we expect from Brighton and their assets? Which ones stand out?

      - is SSK the way to go in these first GW’s?

    4. Dunk mee jesus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

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

      Keep for this weekend?

      Bench, button, kwp, greenwood, Dendoncker

    5. Bruce Lee
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 29 days ago

      How do you think the premium defence tactic has gone so far and do you think it will continue?

      1. RedLightning
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        It worked pretty well for me - but other tactics also did well.
        Many cheaper defenders matched the scores of the premiums in GW1, but I wouldn't expect that to continue - I hope not anyway!
        One of the best tactics in practice turned out to be loading up with MUN players - the list of the 15 most-owned players (2-5-5-3) by the top 50 contains no less than five MUN players.

    6. Tshelby
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Hold on to Moura or change him with Martial before Martials price goes up?

    7. Miguel Sanchez
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      What should Trossard owners do? Hard to think Potter will want to make too many changes to a team that won his first Premier League game 3-0 away from home.

    8. Mr. Funny Name
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Not something I’m really considering but with so many of the 9.0m plus players scoring last weekend should we maybe be looking to try squeeze a third big hitter into our teams with most only having two?

    9. LSK
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Is it better to be conservative with your transfers early on, taking the view that you picked your players for a reason and that there’s not enough data to base your moves on, or should you be aggressive with early season bandwagons, benefiting from early price risers but accepting the risk that they have the potential to fail you, and your cast-offs the potential to punish your disloyalty?

      Personally I’ve always jumped on early season bandwagons and like my mid-priced slots to be in permanent transition from one form player to the next, but would love to hear what the experts think.

    10. KingGriffin
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Ask the scoutcast if anyone is planning to bring in Son straight away when he returns? Thanks

    11. Green Eggs & Abraham
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Which differentials look the most promising post-GW1?

    12. SADIO SANÉ
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      How aggressive should you be with transfers GW1/2/3? How long do you look ahead when making one?

      I see people not making a move like Moura -> Martial because the player they own might outscore the alternative in the upcoming week (GW2, maybe 3), but given Martial will be more expensive soon, do you take the long term view that Martial will outscore Moura over the next 6 weeks and make the transfer?

    13. Make Arrows Green Again
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Considering the GW1 template picks, how soon do you think it would be worth wildcarding? I know it depends on individuals' teams and natural variation, but have you identified a point in time when you think the template will change?

    14. fantasyfog
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      is 3 premiums 1 too many

    15. Rohirrims
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Early impressions on the budget midfield category? (sub 6m and not Dendoncker)

      How do you deal with Alisson injury and implications for Adrian? (8-10 weeks out, makes him a viable set and forget option until your first wild card)

      Which United player is essential for coverage?
      (Pre-game I was around 200k and rank doubled with clean sheet + returns for Pogba + Rashford + Martial)

    16. paullufc17
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      What do Bernardo Silva owners do?

    17. Karan14
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Should we be looking to bring in United assets this week or wait for the Wolves game?

      Those of us who have no money in the bank waiting probably means downgrading a player next week in order to afford them. for eg Fraser/Moura to Martial would not be affordable next week so a downgrade would be needed elsewhere.

      1. Zladan
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        I have Martial and Greenwood already. Would prefer not to own the latter now, but will likely bring in AWB GW3 to complete the set. Rolling an xfer this week.

    18. Polar_Bear
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Barkley assessment. Performance and likely minutes in next ganes

    19. A Fat Spanish Waiter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      My question is this: given the injury to Alisson, and given the shaky performance of Liverpool as a defensive unit this weekend, is it time to rethink the strategy of two premium Liverpool defenders?

    20. BadgersBoys
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Is Deulofeu just to be binned now?

    21. Permian23
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Is a "Kane that we cannot captain" even worth having?

      I would have to decimate my team to get him.

      With Salah and Sterling frighteningly good (and highly owned) and with Spurs on the wane, does this minimise the chances of ever sensibly captaining Kane this season, except in a "catch up points/differential" scenario.

      1. Permian23
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        i.e. are City, Liverpool, and their two main attackers so far ahead/so dangerous, that they have made not captaining one or the other too risky.

    22. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Worried about Perez? Didn't look very involved against wolves.

    23. IrishRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Barkley. Stick or twist?

    24. el polako
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      How much you can read into GW1 results ?
      Is there are risks that the likes of Pukki or McGinn will end up being this season's Mounie or Neves ?
      As hard as it might be isnt the best policy to hold your nerves with transfers and give yourself 2 or 3 GW to asses targeted players ?

    25. kopite65
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      not many people had a premium forward , some one of kane, auba etc due to salah, sterling, and premium defenders
      now kun, kane & auba got goals, does this change views towards premium forwards, cheers

    26. Mavric Marco
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Is it worth an AuBoomerang?
      Kane owners (with no other pressing team issues) could do Kane > Auba and back to Kane for GW3?

      Auba has a great record against Burnley scoring 6 goals in 3 games (a brace a game)

    27. Here Comes The Son ★
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Pogba, Martial or Rashford?

    28. Ruffio
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      How/where can I get this as a podcast?
      Thanks

      1. Collie01
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        Live streamed on YouTube and they put it up here on thus website the following day or 2

        1. Ruffio
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 29 days ago

          Cheers buddy
          It used to download on my Apple podcast app but doesn’t any more

    29. Zygaenid - BRAZIL NUTS
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      How nailed on is richarlison and could he be a differential captain this gw?

    30. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Stick with Moura another week or twist to Martial as longer term option if going to be priced out by waiting?

    31. brianutd-why always we? 20
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Vardy v Martial.....keep Vardy based on fixtures and on pens?

      1. brianutd-why always we? 20
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        Oops Not Martial but Rashford!

    32. The Train Driver
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      What happened to Guillbert?

    33. FPL Egregious
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      How VAR (and the new set of rules) has affected the game fpl wise ?

    34. jia you jia you
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Which 5.5 mid option would you side with atm?
      A. McGinn
      B. Robinson
      C. Other

    35. Basil1977
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      With most people going with premium defenders and midfielders, and budget forwards, and most budget forwards misfiring is it time to rethink and invest more in forwards? If so where do we down grade to reinvest in premium forwards?

    36. Nigel Knows
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 29 days ago

      What player, who played no minutes in GW1 are we most excited to see play and should we get him in now, if we don’t already own him or wait till he gets some mins under his belt.?

    37. shearer9
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Should we jump on Pukki now?

    38. El Chapo
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Is there a glitch in the game? Still no free hit available, points not showing on bench and unable to see if other players have made transfers yet.

      1. Kiwivillan
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        I think the last 2 are intentional changes

    39. Cazzi
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Is downgrading robbo to bassaka while keeping vvd good option given liverpool's leaky defense and Allison's injury? Thank you

    40. Alchim1sT
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      B.Silva stick or twist after Peps reminder regarding his rotation threat?

    41. Polar_Bear
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Should we move money out of defence for attack? Have TAA Robbo and Digne

      I'm thinking Robbo & Barkley/Trossard to Stones/man u 5.5 & Martial (-4)

    42. RubberDucky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      How long should we chase trying to get the right 6.5 fwd?
      Or
      Do we just bite the bullet and spend more on more potentially reliable strikers?

    43. rojojojo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      I'd like some thoughts on what you'd do if you had Bernardo Silva

    44. rdamjan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      How to deal with price rises? Very annoying (No Sterling, will be hard to get him if price explode)

    45. ladsandlasses
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Which newly promoted team impressed you the most.

      For me

      Best Defensively: SHU (seemed most disciplined)- can expect a few CSs.

      Best Attack: NOR (even though they played 'pool, looked very confident with their attacking play and had a good tempo to their buildups.

    46. maverickga
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      - Is a Brighton defensive double up a viable option? (Ryan+Duffy/Dunk)
      - I'll be playing Lundstram ahead of Zinchenko in GW2, maverick or not?

    47. Sepp Blattered
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Fraser and Perez looked ineffective, are owners holding considering plenty of options around the 7.5 mark?

    48. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Questions about why the market isn't moving yet...4-5 days in, presumably a lot of Sterlings in and Allisons out...but no price change at what should be the busiest time of the season.

      Questions about line-up changes seemingly out of the blue from preseason predictions. Trossard the obvious, I got burned by Matt Targett AND Gary Cahill too.

    49. Triggy
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      How do we get access to the first 95 Scoutcast episodes (taken down from libsyn since Granville posted Christmas music in episode 95 and he pulled all of the first 95 episodes)?

      Appreciated as I love listening to the old episodes for how the game has changed and how it stays the same over the years.

    50. Jakedmat01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 28 days ago

      Give Ryan Fraser (7.5m) one more week then switch to Martial (7.5m)?

    51. Basil1977
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 28 days ago

      we all love an out of position player or 2 in our sides
      is it worth getting Martial and Robinson both classed as midfielders playing upfront, are there any others?

    52. Big Steve
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 28 days ago

      The 6.5M striker....

      Started with King.
      Impressed by Pukki.
      Wood / Barnes are good options...

      Who is your preference?

  28. El Lobito 10
    • 3 Years
    12 months ago

    Is it better in the early rounds to jump on most transferred in players in the interests if your PV for later on in the season or going without? Especially for people with players who blanked, like Fraser and Vardy, whose values may fall, is it a wise move to take a four point hit even to get that PV up early doors? It is a big hindrance later on in the season when playing against some people with one or even two million higher PV. Surprised this has never been a hot topic or written about.

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 29 days ago

      By GW3 yes, the bandwagons really kick off then

      Increasing team value is important for closing the season imo

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 29 days ago

        That said I’ve seen plenty of top managers make very few changes, taking very few hits is something I’m trying to get back to

    2. Marty McFly
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      It all depends on how the price changes are going to work from season to season. Many years ago prices would change drastically and you could manipulate your team to be so valuable that you could change a mid priced player to a premium. I’ve had a TV over 110. However, prices seem more stable now and I’m not sure it’s been worth it for a couple of seasons at least.

      The main benefit of following bandwagons is protecting your OR. But I wouldn’t think too much about this until after the 2nd international break when a lot of WC’s have been played and the template starts to set.

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 29 days ago

        cheers

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 29 days ago

      worth considering with ft’s but multiple hits over course of opening 10gws wont pay off

      1. tisza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        I was top 100 2 seasons ago and took multiple hits early as wasn't quite enough needed doing to justify WC. Was able to delay WC until 15 or 16 when there was a nice fixture swing - even then only made about 6 transfers. Over season took 72 pts in hits.
        Was far more conservative last year and only finished around 20k.
        There were players in top 500 last season that had taken over 200 pts in hits. Think there were only about 5 or 6 that didn't take a hit all season. From memory think the average was between 50 and 60pts in hits for top 1000. (according to Premier fantasy tools site)

    4. The Seagulls and the Trawle…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Building TV in the first half of the season is important I think. But avoiding hits even more. Finding a good balance between both is one of the keys to success imo.

    5. LSK
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      It’s what I’ve always done and had success with, just asked pretty much the same thing above

    6. fantasyfog
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      all previous winners take hits through the season, last years winner said he did often and that's how to play it, just make sure the hit is worthwhile

  29. Nailed Jesus
    • 3 Years
    12 months ago

    For those who also punted on Moura for one week as a placeholder for a GW1 bandwagon:
    a) Start him against City
    b) Bench and play one of Dendonc/Lundstram/Greenwood
    c) Sell him...for who?

    1. The Littlest Robbo
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      A and then see what to do in gw3

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 29 days ago

      b

    3. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      I would play him.

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        Martial is also possibility over b, but I think you should probably wait.

    4. Snikii
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Definitely not B, Lanzini or Martila are the standouts for me to replace him, but i will probably do A

      1. Nailed Jesus
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        Lundstram cold come off again after 70 mins with a CS

    5. Marty McFly
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      I think I’m going to hold onto him, possibly until gw4. My knee jerk would be Moura > Martial. But I quite like Wilson > Rashford in gw3.

      1. Nailed Jesus
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        Rashford would be my preference over Martial too. Only problem is he's going to be 8.8 by gw3.

  30. Dunk mee jesus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    All good

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

    Bench, button, kwp, greenwood, Dendoncker

    1. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      looks very good

    2. El Lobito 10
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Sure?

      1. cravencottage
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        Maybe Moura out.

        1. Dunk mee jesus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 29 days ago

          Moura to martial?