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

    Man, bath time is intense. I only lasted 20 minutes. Too hot, keep slipping down, boredom. When did baths become boring. Bloody smart phones have ruined a good bathing.

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

      20 min is good

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

      this is unironically true

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

      showers > baths

    4. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      😆

  2. Halmari Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Anyone know if i should take Los celso of spurs in my draft league. I have no idea the player he is or if he will score or assist but can anyone help me please on this. My current draft midfield is Sterling perez bilva trossard and hudson odoi.

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

      Gamble worth taking

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

    Ok, I miscalculated to think that KDB coul be enough MC and not have Sterling. So would you;

    A) KDB, Auba > Sterling, Rashford
    B) KDB, Robbo > Sterling, Montoya
    C) Auba, Lanzini ,Zinchenko > Jota, Sterling, Montoya (-8)
    D) Forget Sterling

    1. Bruce Lee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      b imo

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

      a is what the cool kids are doing

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

      I would say leave it for this week and do C or similar next week. Auba has the much better fixture this week.

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

      d

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

      A

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

        auba plays burnley sterling plays spurs are youre trying to take a hit to get the latter for what reason. not to mention utd away at wolves

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

          and*

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

          Ok for gw3

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

          true, ideally would do this next week, but both Sterling and Rashford look likely to rise, which makes this more difficult

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

            youll survive .2 and kdb/auba can easily haul

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

          sterling is fixture proof

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

      Wait one week and B assuming that you have other Liverpool defender

    7. Marmalade Forest
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      D) You’ll never get those 20 points Sterling got.

      Remember as long as you owned Salah, and aren’t crazy, you were always going to captain Salah in the first two weeks.

      1. Marmalade Forest
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        You picked PEA for the first two weeks for a reason.

        It’s a fact. He will know if you transfer him out and:

        1) Deliberately score 15 points.

        2) Ring Pep and get him to rest Sterling for a week.

    8. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      C has perhaos additional -8 written into it now. Auba is C material this week imo and more likely to score than Sterling.

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

      You surely knew this before GW1?

      D

    10. HeDoesntWantIt
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      D

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

      Thank you all!

  4. Bruce Lee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Frédéric Guilbert - is he done out here?

    1. Eriksen Maestro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Why was he dropped?

      1. LAMELA_AND_CONSUELA
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Tactical reason. However, it seems that Smith may have tendency to rotate fullbacks

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

        3 players vying for 1 spot

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

    My head says not to knee jerk and that Sigurdsson almost scored on Saturday - he will come good.

    Yet I was 50-50 with Martial, knew he'd be a great option and now he's going to rise because people just can't help themselves.

    Salah - Sterling - Siggy - Perez

    I can't bring Martial in, can I?

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

      no

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

      I think the ideal midfield will be SSSM where the 3rd S is Siggy or Son

    3. Marty McFly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      When you have Siggy you do it knowing he’s a set and forget for at least until you WC. He’ll get points, just be patient with him.

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

      I would keep Siggy. He was never going to score every week but should do fine with time

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

      He's not looking like rising yet to me.

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

      I'm Martial's owner and think that he is overestimated after one game. He did not look particulary impressive. ManU won that one but Chelsea allowed them to play counterattack in the second half. We will see how they will play against any decent defence like Wolves.

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

      Hold those knees Ron

  6. Wag the Drog
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Bench 1:
    Wood (ars)
    Lundstrom (CRY)
    Montoya (WHU)

    currently benching Lundstrom

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

      Yep, Lundstram.

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

      lund

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

      Lundstram

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

    Hi all I don't know if anyone has noticed the glitch on the App, but poeple can make unlimited single transfers , is there going to be something done about this? I have emailed fpl.

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

      The app hasn’t been working for me since Friday night.

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

        Well someone at work who uses it has shown me that he make a single transfers and then still has a ft transfer and has done it multiple times. Tried talking about this before but some idiots on here

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

          Do you know if your friend patched his App?

    2. Geevious (I blame Rio!)
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Nice try

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

        I'm being serious I have contacted fpl.

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

        lol

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

        It is actually annoying me that they don't know about this

        1. Geevious (I blame Rio!)
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Actually just tried creating an account to test this and it’s true. Is this really a bug? If it is, I’m sure they will deduct the points later right?

          1. Geevious (I blame Rio!)
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Nvm what I said. Of course a new account can make unlimited transfers...

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

      Obviously I will be able to prove it with a team id

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

        ok batman

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

          It's not unfair to you No?

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

      Free Wildcards for all.

    5. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Oh don't tempt me to try it, but could do with that.

    6. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Seems that people playing free hit or wildcard are also having problems with transfers or confirming.
      So there's a problem

    7. Lacabacca
        2 months, 11 days ago

        I noticed that too.

      • Zlatanzo
          2 months, 11 days ago

          So your saying free wildcards for all? Until fpl fix it and deduct 40 points from us...

      • Jacky boy
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        With 2 days of watching kane on fplstatistics I'm pretty sure he won't rise this gw.
        Altho friday night will be busy and may come to a surprise

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

          Probably playing City this weekend will prevent that from happening.

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

          People will be put off by City

      • JenkoJunko
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 11 days ago

        A particularly boring one but advice needed.....

        Currently have Pope and Button as Keepers with .5 in the bank. Do you think it would be wise for me to use my FT this week to bring in Ryan as thinking rotating between the two for the rest of the season looks good!

        The main reason I'm asking is is it worth using my FT to get Ryan in before he potentially rises in price after Brighton could quite easily get another clean sheet this week?

        Sensible thinking? Don't ask why i didn't just already have Ryan... Doh! Thoughts would be very welcome. Ta all 🙂

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

          not a fan of keeper rotation. stick with pope and use ft’s every now and then depending on fixtures

        2. Hot Toddy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 11 days ago

          No

        3. Marty McFly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Just keep the FT. You’ll need it (and the money) soon enough.

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

          I would leave it alone. Keepers can be sorted on your wildcard

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

          You had 0.5 itb and decided not to buy another GK (Ryan, Heaton, etc). Why a sudden change of heart now?

          Keep.

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

            I had been playing around with the .5 in other positions with my draft and if I'm honest got so locked in to trying to decide i completely missed that i still had Button!!! So yes i could have quite easily upgraded beforehand. The stress got to me! ha.

            But thank you all..... Thats a unanimous no so ill go with the masses! Lets hope Pope can keep the gooners out!

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

              I guess if your main issue is buying a second GK you have done well in GW1. Therefore you can save the FT and if GW2 goes according to plan you can bring in Ryan for GW3 and still have 2 FT for GW4. If not you’ll still have 2 FT after GW2 to fix whatever needs to.

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

                Good advice thank you! I guess I'm worrying already for no reason whatsoever as yes I did have a good start so I should keep the faith. Thanks again, makes perfect sense. Hope you started well.

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

          You didn't pick Pope for clean sheets. You picked him for save points. As a set and forget 4.5.

          Stick to your guns and plan. Roll the transfer over and use them both next week to improve your team. We'll all have literally double the info by this point next week.

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

            Thats exactly why I picked him! Many thanks, rolling it does make far more sense especially as it's only been one week.

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

          Save the FT 100%

          This seems like needless tinkering

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

            Yeah i need to calm myself I think haha! Thanks

      • Catastrophe
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Best to roll FT or knee-jerk for -4:

        A) King & Perez -> Rashford & Hayden (sub)
        B) Pérez & KWP -> Ndombele/Barkley & AWB
        C) Pérez & KWP -> Martial & Kelly (sub)

        Ryan
        Robertson, Digne, KWP, Lundstram
        Salah, Sterling, Dendoncker, Robinson
        Kane, King

        (Button, Perez, KWP, Greenwood)

        Cheers

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

          No. You’re fine. And play Pérez over Dendoncker.

          1. Catastrophe
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Cheers

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

          Not sure why you’d bring Ndombele in for Perez. Ndombele is a DM who had one goal last year and scored Saturday from 25 yards. Perez is playing OOP and has some goal scoring pedigree.

      • Eriksen Maestro
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Hey lads!

        A) Guilbert => Dunk/Montoya

        B) Guilbert => Mings

        C) Guilbert => Lundstrom and hope KWP starts until international break (other defenders TAA, Robbo, Rico).

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

          A

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

          C) Lundstrom seems like a safe 4.0 playing OOP. Rico’s place seems relatively safe as well (unless three switch formations) so you are likely to have cover if KWP is benched.

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

          C. Mings looked very good this past week, but CS will be rare

      • FISSH
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Would you do Moura to Martial or save the transfer?

        1. Wag the Drog
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Think Wolves away is a bigger challenge for United, give it one more week. Plus you get Moura at home to Newcastle in GW3.

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

            Not sure if Moura would start against Newcastle though, Son will be back for GW3.

        2. antis0cial
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Save

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

          I'm thinking about doing it surely when Martial his price would go up

        4. Legend of Rosický
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Yes I would

      • Wag the Drog
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        What did we think of Tammy and Kean's first week? Tammy hit the bar, but didn't remember him doing much else. Kean got 21 minutes, but I didn't watch it closely. Waiting for one of them to emerge.

        1. antis0cial
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Both still very much wait and see.

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

        Wish mahrez was nailed 🙁

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

          I wish Origi was.

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

          at 8.5 and in that front 3 he doesnt need to play every week to be good value (potentially)

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

          I feel like he might start most games as B. Silva also plays in midfield 3.

      • antis0cial
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Planning to save FT this gw, benching/order ok?

        Pope
        TAA VVD Digne Montoya
        Salah(c) Sterling(vc) KDB Perez Barkley
        King

        Ings / Rico / Greenwood

      • Jellyfish
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Best striker in the game 5.5 or less?

        1. Wag the Drog
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Origi or a Brighton forward?

          1. Jellyfish
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            1 gameweek too late for Origi I fear....signing him now is a gotcha waiting to happen.

            1. Wag the Drog
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              yes but coming off the bench he will probably still score points.

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

          Maybe one of the Brighton lads?

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

          McGoldrick or Locadia

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

          Not many options, probably Locadia.

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

          Would you start him regularly? Bad move. I'd still go Greenwood and spend the 1.0m next week.

          1. Jellyfish
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Thinking Greenwood actually for that reason.

        6. *sigh*
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          I quite like Andone

      • Andrew
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        The app seems like it's glitched, my team still has AVL underneath Kane where his points should be.

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

          Delete it and reload then it should work

          Rubbish I know

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

          We know. 1. Kill. 2. Restart. Should be good to go.

      • FRENCH EDDY
          2 months, 11 days ago

          KWP and Perez to Ward and Martial or too knee-jerky?

          1. Andrew
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Definitely too knee jerk

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

            If you have to play KWP this GW, then I don't think it's too knee-jerky. But there could potentially be better options at 4.5 compared to Ward.

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

            Massive knee jerk. Hold fire.

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

            I have kwp but predicting he will rotate with foyth when he’s back.

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

              Foyth got an injury - might be a while. And Aurier's wanting out, so KWP has no competition, and decent fixtures from GW3.

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

            If your going to knee jerk get somebody better than Joel Ward.

        • Jacky boy
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Play 2:

          A) barkley vs leicester H
          B) perez vs chelsea A
          C) kelly vs SHU A

          1. Andrew
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            A and B

        • Over Midwicket
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Anyone doing Moura to Martial?

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

            Loads

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

            Probably if Martial goes up in price

        • teneighty
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Is playing Lundstram over Zinchenko this weekend sensible or am I trying to be smart but failing?

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

            Crazy talk

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

            It doesn't seem to be the percentage play to me.

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

            You don't drop a Citizen!

          4. Hot Toddy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 11 days ago

            The latter

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

            Thanks for the input guys!

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

          I feel like every year we fall for the King/Wilson hokey cokey.

          There's altogether too much hokey and not enough cokey.

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

            Wilson got an assist. Not exactly a terrible start.

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

              Yeah I've got King so probably just bitter!

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

            king has always disappointed me personally, cue hattie at weekend

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

            My first transfer of last season was King to Wilson.

            It's a true story.

        • *sigh*
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Afternoon beautiful people. Had a disappointing weekend with Taylor and Targett missing. Especially when Burnley got a cleanie. On top of that I thought id had Doncks goal off the bench to compensate for about 3 minutes. Gutted. Also picked the wrong Burnley forward. Anyways, transfer option this week would be Targett or Taylor to Lundstram. Is it worth it or rely on bench if another no show? Cheers in advance.

          Heaton
          TAA Robbo Digne Targett*
          Mo(C) Sterling Fraser Perez
          Wood Wilson

          Pope Donck Greenwood Taylor*

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

            I would roll the free and reassess after GW2

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

            As a Lundstram owner, I'd think he is a rotation risk now that they have Besic who can play there as well, but don't know much about Sheffield Utd so not exactly sure.

            However they don't really have great fixtures after GW2 anyway so unless you really need that 0.5m, I'd go with a different option.

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

            hold you have donkey, 2ft as a mini wildcard, 3 transfers 4 points

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

            I’d ditch Taylor Friday unless something happens mid week. Burnley Fixtures are awful and while you have 11 that seem safe to play, it’s always possible that Trent or Donck could be rotated. I’d get in Lundstrom and free up .5 for GW 3.

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

              Cheers all

        • Raybel22
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          I'm on a monthly league, in the standings for the league I don't see the month option anymore? Does this only becomes available after another month starts? or have they remove it? :\

        • ZeBestee
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Have Trossard in my team. Keeping a player who would probably not get a start bugs me a lot. I still think if he gets starts then he will be my mainstay with Brighton improving their attacking game this season and his undoubted talent. He had 14 goals and 7 assists last season and is on set pieces but Gross starting ahead of him is an issue. What would you have done?

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

            The fact that they scored 3 without him, and Potter would likely keep a winning lineup would indicate to me that I made a massive error following the Scout Pick lads.

            I didn't do that myself, but if I had I'd prob keep him in my lineup, have Donckers prepared to step up off my bench and ready 2FT after next weekend.

            1. ZeBestee
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Have Rico as the only reliable option. Went Martineli given his ownership but the likes of Kelly and Lundstram offer cheap route.

              Best player to swap for 6m or below?

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

                The most popular option around here seems to be McGinn.

                1. ZeBestee
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  You think he is a genuinely better option?

        • XabiAlonso
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          What's everybody doing with allison?
          Straight swap to Adrian or going cheap to upgrade elsewhere

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

            The FPL site would suggest the vast majority have switched him for Ederson.

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

              Was assuming most would already be maxed out on city to be honest

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

                Yeah me too, but the stats don't lie. Maybe many took a hit and dropped Bilva or a defender.

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

              Thank you kind fellow

        • Nice to Finally Michu
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Never thought Heaton > Adrian would be the sexy GW2 transfer I’m trying to avoid making

          1. Wag the Drog
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Same. Currently, I'm not doing it.

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

          How did Maupay and Murray look against Watford? I'm considering getting Maupay to replace Wood but not sure if he is likely to start? Would it be too risky to go for him at this point?

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

            Also are there any other good striker options at 6.0m or less?

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

            Maupay looked great.

        • No Professionals
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Okish start with 89. Gw2 doesnt look great but really happy with gw3.

          Pope
          Robbo VVD Rico Kiko
          Salah Sterling Martial Trossard
          Kane King

          Button Dendoncker Kiko Greenwood

          A) kane to aubameyang (and back week after)
          B) trossard to mcginn
          C) KWP to AMN
          D) roll and assess week after

          Really want to do D), but feel like auba could haul and not confident in Salah v Southampton

          1. Wag the Drog
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            AMN?

            1. No Professionals
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Maitland niles

              Probably as short sighted as putting KWP in in first place

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

              Alexander Maitland-Niles

              1. B Bodega: Holly's Hams…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Ainsley

                AKA the Conservative

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

            crazy 89 is only ok'ish, 89 suggests youre onto something though

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

            southampton defence doesnt look great

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

            I'm quietly confident Trossard definitely gets some action against West Ham so I'd hold tight. The hokey cokey with Kane and Auba is something I'd planned preseason. But he could still score against City and rolling a transfer is something I'm going to focus on a lot more this season

            1. Rinseboy
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              everyone saying this re Trossard but what is this based on?
              If find it worrying he wasn't one of the subs to come on to change the game for Brighton. Surley at best it will be a cameo from the bench this weekend>?

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

                You don't come on and 'change the game' when you're winning. And you're less likely to start and change the next game when the lads scored 3 without you.

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

                “Leo was unlucky not to start. We went for Pascal’s experience on the opening day and an away fixture in the Premier League."

                Just a hunch pal. I certainly won't be getting rid of the likes of Trossard or B Silva just for one game no show

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

            Roll

        • Zladan
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          I feels good to roll a transfer in GW1. GW3 is going to be good fun.