Scout Notes

Heavy Chelsea defeat offers hope to owners of Leicester assets

Manchester United’s demolition of Chelsea could be a positive omen for those amongst us who have invested in Leicester City’s attacking players.

The Foxes drew a blank against Wolves on Sunday but owners of Jamie Vardy (£9.0m) et al will be hoping that Chelsea’s second-half capitulation in Manchester is indicative of deeper defensive problems, with Brendan Rodgers’ side in action at Stamford Bridge in Gameweek 2.

United got their season off to a dream start but their victory, as we will discuss, was not quite as one-sided as the scoreline suggested.

Our final Scout Notes article of Gameweek 1 also examines the main Fantasy talking points on Tyneside as Arsenal edged past Newcastle United.

Manchester United 4-0 Chelsea

  • Goals: Marcus Rashford (£8.5m) x2, Anthony Martial (£7.5m), Daniel James (£6.0m)
  • Assists: Andreas Pereira (£5.0m), Paul Pogba (£8.5m) x2

Marcus Rashford (£8.5m) downplayed suggestions that he was Manchester United’s new first-choice penalty taker after scoring from the spot in Sunday’s 4-0 win over Chelsea.

Rashford won and converted a 17th-minute spot-kick to give the Red Devils the lead but afterwards said that there were ‘four or five’ United assets who could potentially step up from 12 yards.

The England striker said:

I wouldn’t say I’m the penalty-taker. There’s four or five players that are 100% comfortable being in that situation. For the keepers it’s more difficult, they don’t know who’s going to take it.

Paul Pogba (£8.5m) took ten of United’s 12 Premier League penalties last season, scoring seven of them, while Jesse Lingard (£6.5m) and Anthony Martial (£7.5m) also netted on one occasion each.

Rashford, meawhile, scored from the spot against PSG in the Champions League in March, while Juan Mata (£6.5m) found the back of the net from 12 yards against Reading in the FA Cup in January.

It is worth noting that Pogba, Martial and Lingard were all on the field when Rashford took this latest penalty, although it could be that United’s players are adopting a similar approach to Burnley’s Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes (both £6.5m) and taking penalties that they themselves earn.

Whatever the system, the suggestion that Pogba doesn’t have the monopoly at spot-kick situations is something of a blow to his Fantasy appeal.

Seven of Pogba’s 13 goals last season came from the spot and his expected goals total of 15.11 was halved when penalties were taken out of the equation (an xG non-penalty of 7.23, inferior to 31 other players).

Having occasionally played as a number ten under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Pogba’s role in the double-pivot of a 4-2-3-1 would also seem to be detrimental to his goal threat – the Frenchman had just one effort on Sunday.

Assists will no doubt continue to flow, however.

The France international has reached double figures for those in the last two seasons and he began 2019/20 with another two, setting up Rashford and substitute Daniel James (£6.0m) for United’s third and fourth goals – his assist for Rashford’s goal being a superb lofted ball from deep, while his pass for James’ strike followed a lung-busting run upfield.

Speaking after the game, Solskjaer said of Pogba:

I think Paul can do many, many jobs. He can do the attacking midfield job. Today, he was more of the link player and when you’ve got Lindelof, Maguire and David at the back, they can feed Paul the ball.

Paul can do everything a midfielder can. Today, he was asked to play that sitting role and first half, I thought Chelsea pegged us too much back so he had to do loads of running.

That pass for the third goal was fantastic and the run for the fourth – I just wanted him to go all the way and open up his legs.

Lingard and Andreas Pereira (£5.0m) lined up on the right flank and in the hole of a 4-2-3-1 respectively, with Pereira providing the assist for Martial’s goal.

Most of the Fantasy discussion will surround Martial and Rashford, though.

It was, as predicted, the Frenchman who got the nod to lead the line, with Rashford stationed on the left flank.

Martial naturally gravitates to the left wing and Rashford tends to drift inside, however, and the two players are fairly interchangeable in the roles mentioned.

Martial was bang centre of goal when he bundled in Pereira’s cross from four yards but Rashford was the one making the dart in behind to capitalise on Pogba’s pass for United’s third goal.

While we have seen the two players frequently changing position in pre-season, Solskjaer’s post-match comments suggest the set-up at Chelsea is something he wants to stick with.

Talking of Rashford, Solskjaer said:

Marcus Rashford played that left-hand side striker role more or less to perfection more or less today.

Yes once in a while he’s caught out of possession defensively but that means we can counter-attack. His second goal was absolutely outstanding. That’s where we want him, running in behind. We don’t want him out on the touchline, crossing the ball.

On Martial’s tap-in, the Norwegian added:

That’s a number nine’s goal. Anthony knows what I expect from him and where I want him. I don’t mind if he drifts wide once in a while and tries a curler but that’s where the number nines get the goals.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire (both £5.5m) made their competitive United debuts and helped the Red Devils to a home clean sheet, which is already half of the number of shut-outs United kept at Old Trafford in 2018/19.

While there were some impressive individual contributions from both players over the course of the game, particularly Wan-Bissaka, to say United were rock-solid at the back would be stretching the truth.

Tammy Abraham (£7.0m) and Emerson Palmieri (£5.5m) both rattled the woodwork in the first half, while David de Gea (£5.5m) had to make a fine stop from Ross Barkley (£6.0m) and a half-dozen more routine saves from distance.

Chelsea were arguably the better team in the first half and it’ll be interesting to see how much joy United get against a less-obliging defence when they visit Molineux next Monday.

For owners of Leicester assets, Gameweek 2 is an appetite-whetting prospect based on Sunday’s evidence.

While Chelsea gave it a go going forward, they were repeatedly exposed at the back and Kurt Zouma (£5.0m) had a nightmare afternoon at centre-half alongside Andreas Christensen (£5.0m).

The Blues actually conceded fewer chances than United but the way they were sliced open in the second half will be of great encouragement to Vardy’s owners, given how easily Frank Lampard’s side were exposed on the counter-attack.

The imminent return to fitness of Antonio Rudiger (£6.0m) will be a boon, of course, while N’Golo Kante (£5.0m) got another substitute’s appearance under his belt following a knee injury and his inclusion in central midfield ought to further shore things up.

Lampard had benched Christian Pulisic (£7.5m) to make way for both Barkley and Mason Mount (£6.0m), with Barkley stationed on the left to allow Mount to play as a number ten.

The experiment didn’t really work out and it may be that the two £6.0m-rated assets are left tussling for one spot against the Foxes next weekend, although it is worth reiterating how much on top Chelsea were in the early stages.

Mount, interestingly, took all five of the Blues’ corners and completed the full 90 minutes as Barkley was hauled off before the hour-mark.

Asked about his tactical decision involving Mount and Barkley, Lampard said:

Christian Pulisic is 20 years old. He will be a fantastic player for the club. He has got great ability. You saw little moments with his acceleration on the ball.

But I have also got other options in midfield and in those areas, and I don’t want to stick Christian straight into the fire without trying to help him along the way. It was one of those games where I felt it was better to start with Ross and Mason, who have been very strong in pre-season, and bring Christian on.

Pedro (£7.0m) and Abraham were lively early on, meanwhile, but, like so many of their teammates, quickly wilted.

Reflecting on the game, Lampard said:

We were clearly the better team for 45, maybe 60 minutes, but what was evident was we made individual errors that led to four goals out of their five shots. There’s the harsh reality for us.

If we go in half-time 2-1 or 3-1 up, as we probably should have done, if we were more clinical ourselves and had maybe a stroke of luck here and there, the game would be completely different.

What I felt on the pitch and in the dressing room afterwards, and although the players are obviously disappointed, there were lots and lots of elements of the game I liked. There were four or five elements I really didn’t like and they proved fatal for us.

Solksjaer, meanwhile, said that Alexis Sanchez (£7.0m) is nearing a return.

Alexis came in very late, so he’s had now almost two weeks of training and a game behind closed doors against Blackburn. So he’s getting close to full fitness.

Members Analysis

Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): de Gea, Wan Bissaka, Maguire, Lindelof, Shaw, McTominay, Pogba, Andreas Pereira (James 74′), Lingard (Mata 85′), Martial, Rashford (Greenwood 85′).

Chelsea XI (4-2-3-1): Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Zouma, Emerson Palmieri, Jorginho (Kante 73′), Kovacic, Pedro, Barkley (Pulisic 58′), Mount, Abraham (Giroud 66′);

Newcastle United 0-1 Arsenal

  • Goals: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m)
  • Assists: Ainsley Maitland-Niles (£5.0m)

Not one of Arsenal’s new signings featured from the start as the Gunners narrowly beat Newcastle at St. James’ Park.

Dani Ceballos (£5.5m), Nicolas Pepe (£9.5m) and Gabriel Martinelli (£4.5m) were all thrown on as second-half substitutes while David Luiz (£6.0m) remained unused on the bench as Unai Emery kept faith with the players that had played the bulk of pre-season.

Alexandre Lacazette (£9.5m) didn’t make it onto the field, either, although his ankle injury had improved sufficiently for him to be among the substitutes.

With Mesut Ozil (£7.5m) and Sead Kolasinac (£5.5m) also not involved for personal reasons, the Gunners’ starting XI had something of a makeshift feel.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m), who played a chunk of pre-season on the right flank, led the line in Lacazette’s absence but there was the unfamiliar sight of teenagers Joe Willock (£5.0m) and Reiss Nelson (£5.5m) – plus Henrikh Mkhitaryan (£7.0m) – playing in the attacking midfield trio behind him.

As well as Nelson and Willock performed, there was an understandable lack of spark to Arsenal’s attack: indeed, only four Premier League clubs registered fewer shots on goal (eight) than the Gunners in Gameweek 1.

Aside from Aubameyang’s well-taken 57th-minute goal, Emery’s troops only had one other shot on target.

With the Gabonese forward in the side, of course, Arsenal always pose a threat.

Aubameyang looked to exploit Newcastle’s high defensive line in the first half but was afforded few opportunities, taking too heavy a touch with his first chance before stinging Martin Dubravka‘s (£5.0m) hands after a ball over the top from Mkhitaryan.

The Gabon international didn’t need to be asked a third time and coolly slotted past Dubravka following a cross from Ainsley Maitland-Niles (£5.0m).

Mkhitaryan had earlier blazed over and Granit Xhaka (£5.5m) flashed a header wide but the Gunners didn’t have one shot in the final half an hour, with Pepe and Ceballos unable to make much of an impression.

In truth, there was probably little to glean from Sunday’s victory and we will learn much more about Arsenal in the weeks to come as their new recruits begin to bed in and their absent first-teamers return.

When asked about the likes of Pepe and Luiz, Emery responded:

David Luiz did pre-season with another team and he is okay to play physically but he only trained completely with us yesterday. On Friday he did 30 minutes with us. I was thinking to give them confidence to work together because they were working well together, Sokratis and Chambers.

Nicolas Pepe came one week ago and physically he needs to get his best fitness to be ready to play 100 per cent for 90 minutes. I think that today 20 minutes is good for him.

And Ceballos is in the middle because he came before Pepe but he got an injury and he stopped training. But he needs to know the Premier League, so today was important for him and for us.

I also used Reiss Nelson and Willock because they deserved to be with us and to give them confidence can help us. It’s the same with Martinelli, he played the last 10 minutes because he deserved it.

On whether Ozil and Kolasinac would be ready to return against Burnley, Emery added:

The club is managing that circumstance. We want to be with them as soon as possible and with normality in training and normality to be ready to play. I don’t know now.

Arsenal at least kept a rare clean sheet on the road and have already matched their away shut-out count from last season.

Calum Chambers (£4.5m) had a decent match at centre-half although the Gunners still occasionally looked suspect against a limp Newcastle attack and stiffer tests await in the next three Gameweeks, so a truer gauge of Arsenal’s backline will be how they perform against Burnley, Liverpool and Spurs.

On the subject of Chambers and his absent defensive contingent, Emery said:

Really, last year for Calum Chambers was a very good year because he played all the matches with Fulham. They played him as centre-back in a three, in a two and they played him as a midfielder. From pre-season, he deserved to play today in the first XI and he was very focused and with Sokratis was also very serious.

I want to have very competitive players in each position. With David Luiz, with Holding when he is coming back to help us, with training regularly and playing with the under-23s because he will play again tomorrow.

And with Hector Bellerin, one month more. Today we also had Sead out and the injury to Kieran Tierney. I think we can and will want to become stronger defensively, but above all being one offensive team.

The Magpies battled gamely against their visitors, with Joelinton (£6.0m) going close with an early header before producing a tame shot when bulldozing his way through the Arsenal backline.

Jonjo Shelvey (£5.0m) also struck the upright but any attacking threat evaporated after the break, with an ‘out of position’ Miguel Almiron (£6.0m), playing up front alongside Joelinton in a 3-5-2, unable to break his duck for the hosts.

Goalscoring looks a concern for Newcastle this season but it should be said that Ayoze Perez (£6.5m) and Salomon Rondon failed to score in the first ten Gameweeks of 2018/19, when the Magpies faced a similarly tricky opening set of fixtures.

Shelvey and wing-back Matt Ritchie (£5.5m) shared dead-ball duties but an injury to the former saw Ritchie move infield early in the second half and Jetro Willems (£4.5m) introduced on the left flank.

It was during this positional reshuffle that Newcastle were caught out for Aubameyang’s winner, with Steve Bruce bemoaning after the game:

A lack of communication with him [Willems]. We wanted to play Matt Ritchie inside. He played there for two minutes until we got the information to him.

We were OK first half and unfortunately against a good team we’ve gifted them a goal, which is never easy to recover from. We left ourselves a bit exposed then but overall, I was pleased because there wasn’t anything in it. 

I can’t remember playing against Arsenal and the goalkeeper has had so little to do but unfortunately, we’ve made a mistake which has cost us.

On the subject of Shelvey’s injury, Bruce said:

Shelvey had a knock. We don’t think it’s too serious – we’ll see tomorrow but that’s why it [the substitution] happened.

Members Analysis

Newcastle United XI (3-5-2): Dubravka, Lascelles, Schar, Dummett, Manquillo, Hayden, S. Longstaff (Saint-Maximin 67′), Shelvey (Willems 54′), Ritchie, Almiron, Joelinton.

Arsenal XI (4-2-3-1): Leno, Monreal, Sokratis, Chambers, Maitland-Niles, Xhaka, Guendouzi, Nelson (Pepe 71), Willock (Ceballos 64), Mkhitaryan (Martinelli 84), Aubameyang.

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Lessons learned from Gameweek 1

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  1. The Gobstopper
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Current squad:
    Heaton
    Digne - TAA - Zouma (I know...)
    Barkley - Townsend - Salah - Sterling - Martial
    Haller - Vardy

    Gunn - Lundstram - Hanley - Greenwood

    Vardy --> Rashford? Or other, more pressing, problems to try to remedy? Just wondering if I need to get on that bandwagon now, especially when Leicester's fixtures are going to take a turn for the worse in the near future...

    [BTW, I know there are some punts...but willing to roll the dice on a few of them for the time being.]

    1. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Nope. Vardy is a good option this week, Rashford is not.

      1. Luke Chadwicks Left Peg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I think Chelsea’s defensive vulnerabilities are grossly over estimated at the moment.

        If Zouma hadn’t given away an early penalty, we’d have seen a different game. It was when Chelsea started to chase the game in the second half, with a high defensive line that they got caught by the United counter.

        Leicester are a completely different proposition. They’re more akin to playing Man City in their style (obviously not personnel).

        Leicester play a huge number of passes currently with a slow build up. Chelsea should competently defend these opportunities and I think Kante will be returned to the squad.

        In short, hold the transfer and assess next week.

        1. Respect My Authoritah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          I disagree. Chelsea's back 4 is awful.

          1. Game Over
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            I disagree with your disagreement.

    2. Catastrophe
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      No harm in Vardy -> Rashford IMO.

    3. The Gobstopper
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      That's why I'm caught, although I'm feeling pretty certain that Chelsea will be a bit less leaky at the back this next GW, particularly if Kante is back and fully fit.

    4. The Gobstopper
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Hmmm...probably going to have to sleep on this one (and hope that Rashford doesn't rise in the meantime).

      1. SafetyDance
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Vardy faces: Che Mum Tot Liv in the next seven games? Pull that trigger.

    5. Trossard or not Trossard
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Swap Zouma with Lundstram, keep Vardy and the FT, ship him out next week if you really want to.

  2. Catastrophe
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Ryan
    Robertson, Digne, VVD, Lundstram
    Salah, Sterling, Perez, Robinson
    Kane, King

    (Button, Dendoncker, KWP, Greenwood)

    Anything worth changing? Planning to save FT and work towards Perez, King, Lundstram, KWP -> Martial, AWB, Montoya/Mings/Pieters, Wickham.

    Cheers.

    1. PDM (Top 1000) ANY Season L…
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      That looks pretty G2G.

  3. Slitherene
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    I know there's still time, but come GW 3, which pair seems better?

    A) KdB + Son
    B) Sterling + Zaha

    19.0, adding both players.
    Sterling still essential?

    1. Luke Chadwicks Left Peg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      You a set and forget Salah (C)?

      1. Slitherene
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        No, not really. But in the rare weeks I don't captain him, I'd like to try my luck.

        1. Luke Chadwicks Left Peg
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          In that case B

          1. Slitherene
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Reviewed the fixtures again, Salah could be the set and forget captain till GW 11!

    2. Catastrophe
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Sterling essential. Better options than Zaha at the moment.

      1. Slitherene
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        For the same price bracket?
        Care to name a few?

        1. AndyCook
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          I don’t think there are any better options less than 7..

    3. Netley Lucas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      The explosiveness of Sterling is plain to see, double it with capping and you've simply got B.

      1. Slitherene
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        He seems to be scoring goals for fun at the moment, but I feel there will be testing times for him this season. City won't be too dependent on him or anyone for the end product. I see KdB more as a linchpin, more pivotal than him in the long run for the value he offers. I could be very wrong.

        Moreover, Pep roulette will come into play soon. Isn't KdB more nailed?

        1. Netley Lucas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          I see Sterling as a 300 this season, he's getting better. I expect his minutes to increase too. KDB just makes him better, maybe time to look at both?

          1. Gnu
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            What!!
            Starling is a Spartan.
            What!

          2. Slitherene
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Having both?
            Did think about it.

            My team structure won't allow for that easily & I'd rather distribute the funds by getting in someone from say Spurs!

    4. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      B. Zaha is a good value option. I doubt he's too far off Son by the end of the season

      1. Slitherene
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        If not Son, might have to get Kane for Spurs cover then. Can't find a way to do that, without breaking the core of the team. Thanks anyway!

    5. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      B because of captaincy points

      1. Slitherene
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Quite happy with Salah as my captain till GW 11.

    6. Jurgen Flopp
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      B purely because Sterling gives you an alternative captain option

      1. Slitherene
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I still could go with Son or KdB in the rare weeks I don't captain Salah.

        It might just all make sense, the day when Sterling becomes a victim of the Pep Roulette.

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

    Another reminder for any Career Hall of Fame Top 1K ranked managers to join the new league. So pls invite any others you may know who’s qualified...many thanks...“Top 1K Career HoF” code = (beeps2)

    1. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Joined.

    2. The Units
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      What is the criteria to qualify?

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

        You have to be ranked in the Top thousand of the hall of fame

  5. Bruce Lee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    anyone else forget about the super cup? i know i did

    1. Jarvish
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Even a female ref appointment can't make it interesting.

      1. Syd.
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Kelly Brook in a Bikini?

  6. white lightning
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Just after some advice please. This is my team with 0.0itb.

    Pope (Button)
    TAA, Robertson, Zinchenko, Montoya (Cathcart)
    Salah (c), Sterling, Fraser, Moura (Dendocker)
    Wilson, Jota (Greenwood)

    Which option do you like:
    (a) Robertson out - VVD in or
    (b) Cathcart out - Lundstram in or
    (c) L. Moura out - Martial in or
    (d) save ft

    Thoughts & thanks.

    1. Chazz69
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Martial is a donkey

      1. Bruce Lee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        fantastic insight

    2. Luke Chadwicks Left Peg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      D

    3. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      C is the only one worth considering there imo

    4. luk46
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      probably d, if martial rises in price could also go with c

    5. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Robbo to Laporte next week or Pope to Adrian now?

  7. TOBY1
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Sterling has made 65 goal contributions in 68 appearances in the @premierleague since the start of the 2017/18 campaign:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    ⠀⠀⠀⠀
    68 Appearances
    38 Goals
    27 Assists

    1. jr3jonny
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Even in the last 4-5 seasons I'm impressed by how many games he plays and how few he is out injured for.

  8. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Bring Sterling up
    And bring Walcott down
    Lift and squat
    Gotta tear the ground

    Bring Rashford up
    And bring Özil down
    Lift and squat
    Gotta tear the ground

    Old Miss Hazard's dead and gone
    Left me here to weep and moan

    If you hate it fold your arms
    If you love it clap your hands

    Bring Sterling up
    And bring Walcott down
    Lift and squat
    Gotta tear the ground

    😉

    1. The Day After Tomori
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Nice. 🙂

      Moby fan?

      1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Not really. But my son does press ups to this every morning. 😀

        1. Gnu
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Is that a form of 'rumpy pumpy'?

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      What you drinking?
      I need some 😉

      1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Soave. Obviously! 😆

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 6 days ago

          🙂

    3. Chazz69
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Rap dope

      1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        😉

  9. Burger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Vardy, is he really too focused on celebrity gogglebox or a genuine option this season?

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

        Yuck, gogglebox it is.

        1. Drip Doctor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          1 game.

  10. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    it seems those teams with 100.5 TV are now fixed

  11. HollywoodXI
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    For those without Kane, are you planning on getting him in or happy to stay without?

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      yeah for gwk3, Wilson out.

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

        Same move planned. Wilson and Moura our for Kane and Dendonker for free.

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          eeew does your 4.5m mid have to start every week?

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

            No thankfully not

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              oh good

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Waiting to see if he gets injured whilst on England duty

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Happy at present to captain Salah/Sterling and will probably get Son in for Moura- would take me 3 transfers to get Kane so will consider come WC

    4. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I just ditched him for Pukki 🙂

      I will get him back for Auba though.

    5. Cleric
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Happy without. You weaken the overall team having 3 premiums and if he doesn’t perform then without the team strength your in trouble. Yeh 2 goals in a couple of mins is scary but in both a positive and a negative way. If he hadn’t been lucky in those few minutes against villa of all teams at home then we would all be cursing him.

    6. Jurgen Flopp
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Going for Son

    7. Olivier Bernards watch
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      nope -- poor value and suboptimal captaincy choice

  12. luk46
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Not quite sure about this one... (nothing itb)

    A - Fraser -> Martial (if price rises)
    B - hold for two ft and get the 0.1m elsewhere

    1. Netley Lucas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Wilson is an awayer so keep Fraser for this one.

      1. jr3jonny
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Whats an awayer?

  13. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    those 5.5 utd defenders now seem better values than liverpool's 7s

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Give it a week

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Depends how you see defenders but I see TAA and Henderson more as midfielders- attacking ones at that so good value even if CS’s a bit less than last season

    3. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Nowhere near.

    4. Netley Lucas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Chelsea had a lot of good chances. Like has been said, see TAA and Robbo has wingers with cleanies.

      1. Slouch87
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        How long did the hangover last mate ?☺
        We need updating on the other planet.

    5. Jurgen Flopp
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Too early to say

    6. Olivier Bernards watch
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      look at the clean sheet odds for the weekend

    7. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      United conceded the second most shots in the GW.

  14. BattleOfDeBruyne
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Is it just me or is Chelsea arguably one of the worst sides in the league. They have no midfield. All they have is the most overrated defense in the league, which allbeit is still a decent defense but it's not going to score them goals. Abraham was a joke, he missed all them opportunities against a disgraceful Man Utd side. Manchester United will do nothing but improve throughout this season. Chelsea, on the other hand, I cannot see improving.

    They need to get Mourinho back because Lampard doesn't have a clue what he's at. He'll be managing them next year into a Championship relegation if he doesn't sort his act out.

    1. The Seagulls and the Trawle…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Even the Special One will not be enough. They need more than that, a true exceptional tactician and leader.

      Wait a second, i got it... they need YOU.

      1. BattleOfDeBruyne
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I know you're joking but I could seriously do a better job than Lampard. He's a smart guy, a good player but he's out of his depth here. He hasn't got a clue how to run a club, and he has by far the worst Chelsea squad in decades.

        1. Slitherene
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Some harsh words there. Try winning the FPL season, for a start!

          I'm sure you'll do well at CFC.

          1. BattleOfDeBruyne
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Seriously anyone could do a better job.

        2. The Seagulls and the Trawle…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Am I really joking?
          Today I have been amazed by your analysis, knowledge, self confidence and all around intelligence. I think you truly are the new Special one, at least on this forum. But who knows, I won’t be surprised if I see you soon on the touchline at Stamford Bridge.

          A pity you don’t give proper FPL advice for money, like the other Jay guy. I would pay significant amounts for that.
          Let me know if you do.

          1. BattleOfDeBruyne
            1 month, 6 days ago

            No I'm not a sellout like former FFScout members.

            1. The Seagulls and the Trawle…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              And you’ve got bulletproof integrity!
              A true Legend.

        3. Alright wee yin
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 6 days ago

          ‘Run a club’ hahaha that one tickled me

          What coach in 2019 ‘runs a club’

    2. Drip Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      As always, it's just you.

      1. BattleOfDeBruyne
        1 month, 6 days ago

        So you're going to ignore the trashing that they got against Man United? They're a disgrace and don't even deserve to be in the PL if they're going to play such low quality ball. Like seriously, what an embarrassment.

        1. Drip Doctor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          You're a disgrace.

          1. BattleOfDeBruyne
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Sorry if I hurt your feeling by speaking the truth. No need to go all snowflake on me and stay in denial.

            Reported the post because I hate when people make things personal instead of having a civil discussion about Chelsea's disgraceful performance.

            1. Drip Doctor
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Reported the post, hahahahaha.

            2. Alright wee yin
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Speaking the Truth
              Giving your opinion

              Spot the difference in the two above statements. Hmm

              1. BattleOfDeBruyne
                1 month, 6 days ago

                I'm giving my opinion.

                1. Alright wee yin
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  That’s better. Well done on correcting yourself.

                  1. BattleOfDeBruyne
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    You're very petty.

            3. Cilly Bonnolly
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Hates when people make things personal. Calls someone a snowflake.

              Also, calls someone a snowflake. Reports a post he doesn't like.

              1. BattleOfDeBruyne
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Did you just call me a snowflake?

    3. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I always preferred a pineapple on mine

      Easier to nibble

      1. BattleOfDeBruyne
        1 month, 6 days ago

        And here we can say what the Chelsea supporter has been turned into. He can barely even express himself he's so disgraced by his team!

        1. Syd.
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Shocking, ain't it kid.

    4. Slitherene
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Angry rant man, seems back at it again!

      What you've written is very opinionated.

      1. BattleOfDeBruyne
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Yeah because it was my opinion. Tell us something we don't know!

        1. Slitherene
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 6 days ago

          That your assumption/conclusion seems to be based on the match highlights rather than the full 90 minutes?

          1. BattleOfDeBruyne
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Because the full 90 minutes weren't as embarrassing?

            Grow up man.

            1. Slitherene
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 6 days ago

              There's no delusion here.

              It's just you!

    5. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Just you.

      1. BattleOfDeBruyne
        1 month, 6 days ago

        You're clearly in denial if you think that last performance was anything but disgraceful. It's a shame. They used to be a quality side and now they're an embarrassment to the league.

        1. PlumaPiedra
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          I thought they played ok, hit the post twice, gave away a silly pen. Think you need to chill out a bit.

          1. BattleOfDeBruyne
            1 month, 6 days ago

            4-0 and they played ok? Hit the post twice? Abraham couldn't score in a brothel. It's an absolute disgrace to even suggest that such a performance is considered to be 'ok' in the PL... I don't want to waste my time watching that kind of disgrace ever again. Unless they sort things out they are going to see the exact same thing again... and Again... and AGAIN!

            1. PlumaPiedra
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Yep 🙂

    6. conorbon
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Strong claim after one game....

      1. BattleOfDeBruyne
        1 month, 6 days ago

        One game that I hope to never see again. As a PL fan I enjoy watching high quality football. That was schoolgirl stuff I saw the last day and I really hope not to see it again. What a shame Lampard has turned Chelsea into a laughing stock.

        1. Jurgen Flopp
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Lol relax man it's been 1 game

        2. SADIO SANÉ
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          sexist

          1. AndyCook
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Yeah I thought that dig at women was unnecessary

        3. conorbon
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Jeez calm down, yes it was bad but Iv seen far worse PL games than that. Still have Kante, Rudiger, Willian, RLC and CHO to come back.

          1. BattleOfDeBruyne
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Oh yes because Kante, Rudiger and Willian are going to make a difference. I could see this coming ages ago yet nothing was done about it.

            1. conorbon
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Sort of feel like you are saying things to get attention now. Kante is quality and in case you were too busy being angry we can’t sign players.

              1. BattleOfDeBruyne
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Yeah that's the biggest joke of all. Lampard completely screwed the club over but he's happy as long as he's getting paid.

                1. conorbon
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  What!? After one game he has hardly screwed the club over, will take time.

                  1. BattleOfDeBruyne
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    He screwed the club over getting a trade ban and starting Abraham.

                    Who in the right mind would ever start ABRAHAM of all people?
                    Want to hear something even more stupid? Not starting Pulisic. Lampard is taking the mickey.

                    1. conorbon
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Didn’t get the transfer ban because of Lampard, do some research. Can imagine you being the type to lay into Lampard for not starting Abraham if he had benched him and started Bats or Giroud instead,

                      1. BattleOfDeBruyne
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Yeah because I care about Abraham, LOL. That's a complete joke. Lampard is a sabotage and is trying to kill the club, I have no idea why honestly.

                      2. conorbon
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Feel like Lampard must have done something truly heinous to you to earn such disdain.

                      3. BattleOfDeBruyne
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        1. He started Abraham ahead of Batshuayi and Giroud
                        2. He didn't even play Pulisic
                        3. They have a trade ban
                        4. Their most expensive FPL players are £7m even Bournemouth have more expensive players
                        5. They just got trashed 4-0 against Manchester United.

                        WHY ARE THE ALARM BELLS NOT RINGING?!?!?!

                2. Warby84
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Grow up kid!

              2. The Seagulls and the Trawle…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                He is (seeking for attention).
                I can’t say i’m not being entertained 🙂

                1. Fugazi➰
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Not sure why people are still entertaining the tw1t. Non sensical opinions, rubbish at best!

                  1. BattleOfDeBruyne
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Aaand another one reported for taking things personally. Dude, grow up...

    7. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Kante will probably start next match and CHO may do something. Mason Mount looked promising sometimes.

      But yes, I have to admit, I really should have benched Zouma and play Donks 🙁

      1. BattleOfDeBruyne
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Chelsea won't keep many clean sheets. They have an OK defense, probably a lot better than most teams in the PL, but still their midfield couldn't hold the ball if it was glued to their foot.

    8. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I was going to bring Barkley in for a hit, not a good move?

      1. BattleOfDeBruyne
        1 month, 6 days ago

        For what? They might pick up a few clean sheets but at this rate who's going to score the goals?

        Giroud could, but he doesn't seem to be starting ATM.
        Abraham biggest joke of 2019.

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 6 days ago

          I think Barkley is likely to score a brace next game. Zouma will redeem himself with the kind of performance we saw last season - single handedly keeping a CS. Abraham will probably become the new Drogba.

          1. BattleOfDeBruyne
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Yeah and I'll probably become the King of Saudi Arabia, buy Manchester City and bench Sterling the entire season.

            1. Eat my goal!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Ultimately they played an absolutely top form title winning Utd side - it was bound to happen. Chelsea will do alright!

              1. BattleOfDeBruyne
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Top form title winning side? Did you even watch the first half or just watched the highlights?

                United were disgraceful too, but they got their act together. They're a new squad and will certainly improve - Chelsea on the other hand are ruined.

                1. Eat my goal!
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Watched the whole game in UHD - Chelsea did ok first half but OGS changed it up got the wide players tracking back and consequently Chelsea caved in to the might of this Utd side.

                  1. BattleOfDeBruyne
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    No, United played badly first half. Then they got their things together in the second.

                    Look, you can stay in denial all you like, but seriously; Pulisic/Giroud/Batshuayi not starting? They have barely any quality players and 3 of them were fully fit and warming up their bench.

        2. The Seagulls and the Trawle…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          I think Abraham has a strong competitor.

    9. Alright wee yin
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Now your just being silly seeking attention ... or genuinely born a wee dafty.
      Too early to make an educated opinion on Lampard and Chelsea.

      Was only a few seasons ago Chelsea finished 10th anyway.

      1. BattleOfDeBruyne
        1 month, 6 days ago

        1. He started Abraham ahead of Batshuayi and Giroud
        2. He didn't even play Pulisic
        3. They have a trade ban
        4. Their most expensive FPL players are £7m even Bournemouth have more expensive players
        5. They just got trashed 4-0 against Manchester United.

        WHY ARE THE ALARM BELLS NOT RINGING?!?!?!

        1. Eytexi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 6 days ago

          The fact Chelsea have cheap FPL players means they're getting relegated this year lads. Get your bets in now.

          1. BattleOfDeBruyne
            1 month, 6 days ago

            So this man just took 1 of the 5 points.

            Wow mate, you must really be in denial. Selectively listening to what you want to hear.

            1. Eytexi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Your attitude amuses us.

              1. BattleOfDeBruyne
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Thanks for your analysis on point #4. What's your opinion on the other 4?

                1. Eytexi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Chelsea (including Abraham & Pulisic's competition) had a poor game, but your claims about Lampard & Chelsea's season have little evidence so far. Nobody intends to deprive you of an opinion, but presentation requires improvement.

                  1. BattleOfDeBruyne
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    1. He started Abraham ahead of Batshuayi and Giroud
                    2. He didn't even play Pulisic
                    3. They have a trade ban
                    4. Their most expensive FPL players are £7m even Bournemouth have more expensive players
                    5. They just got trashed 4-0 against Manchester United.

                    WHY ARE THE ALARM BELLS NOT RINGING?!?!?!

                    1. Alright wee yin
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Did you hear that? Nope just me.

                      I thought I could hear an alarm bell. But no, i imagined it.

                  2. Slitherene
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    And he just copy-pasted this again!

            2. Danno - Emre Canada
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Ok how about 4) How is this Lampards fault?

        2. The_Bucc
          1 month, 6 days ago

          3. they have a transfer lmao

        3. Slitherene
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Abramovic should be better off selling the club now, right?

          1. BattleOfDeBruyne
            1 month, 6 days ago

            He'd be lucky to get the price of a box of fags for it at this rate.

    10. MeatPieSausageRoll
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Another troll. Just what this site needs 🙄

      1. Jarvish
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        At least the MPSR character is funny and interesting. This one is just a nobcheese!

        1. BattleOfDeBruyne
          1 month, 6 days ago

          You got a little brown on your nose Jarish. Oh nevermind, it's a piece of meat pie.

          1. Jarvish
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Sorry mate, doesn't make your trolling any good. Must try harder 🙂

        2. Syd.
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Nobcheese....... 3 days without washing 😆 😆

          1. PUMPKINHEAD
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Urgh feel sick

    11. The Seagulls and the Trawle…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Lads, you can have a laugh with/at him.
      But am not sure trying to engage in a serious discussion/argument is getting anybody anywhere.

      It’s a free forum, though.

      1. BattleOfDeBruyne
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Really immature response.

        1. The Seagulls and the Trawle…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Am doing my best to adapt to the situation 🙂

          1. Alright wee yin
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 6 days ago

            And it is a situation. It’s one that Mike situation would be intensely interested in.

            1. BattleOfDeBruyne
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Lame joke but I'll allow it, haha. 😀

        2. Alright wee yin
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Ah I get it. Your playing opposites tonight. I get it now. Anyway post your team.

    12. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Attention seekers make me sick.

    13. rainy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Entertaining though this, er, thread has been, let’s all move on to the next page

    14. noquarternt
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Welcome back WAXYS, we missed you.

  15. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    What is the point of the super cup? Presumably a run out for fringe players as PL far more important.

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      It’s another preseason game for the 2nd string or those who came back late

    2. BattleOfDeBruyne
      1 month, 6 days ago

      It makes no sense. Basically the team that won the champions league plays the losers who won the Europa league.

      Liverpool won CL cause they placed higher than Chelsea in the league.
      It's just dumb.

      1. Luke Chadwicks Left Peg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Thought Chelsea deserved to be in the Championship from your post above?

      2. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        The losers from the Europa league have won 11 of the last 22 Super Cups,

  16. tommo1989
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Sigurdsson and King for Rashford and McGinn for -4pts? Conscious the two I own could decrease in value by the weekend and the other two increase which is a £0.4m swing

    1. Drip Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Nope.

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

      Why would plan all that time for a gw1 team to take a -4. One transfer so if it means getting McGinn to the get Rashford in gw3 so be it but not worth taking hits now

    3. Chazz69
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Bandwagon move

    4. Jurgen Flopp
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Hold

      1. tommo1989
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Ok thanks guys, think I’ll hold off until GW3 then I’ve got 2 free transfers

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

      Martial&Pukki wiser I guess

      1. tommo1989
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I already have Martial but ideally fancy having Rashford if he’s on pens

        1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 6 days ago

          He quite literally said he's not

  17. conorbon
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Few issues in my team, would you hold Zouma, Pulisic and B Silva for this week and then reassess?

    Heaton.
    Diop, Digne, VVD,
    Tielemans, Pulisic, B Silva, Salah,
    Wood, Wilson, Kane.

    Pope, Camarasa, Zouma, Kelly.

    1. Drip Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Would hold B.Silva and Zouma. Would switch Pulisic.

      1. conorbon
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I think Frank will come good but to start with Pedro as our only wide player was naive. I’m thinking of moving him for Martial?

        1. Drip Doctor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Yeah good move.

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

      Yeah hold for one more week and then you can transfer all 3 for a -4 next week

      1. conorbon
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Ooh I like that! Hoping the prices don’t plummet on all 3.

    3. Chazz69
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I have Pulisic and B Silva . Headache

      1. conorbon
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Glad it’s not me, I don’t like knee jerk reactions but I was sure Pulisic would start.

    4. AndyCook
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I’d be tempted to keep them all for another week. Pulisic will quite possibly come in too but I can see the draw of Martial

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

      And B Silva had a knock it turns out so think he will come in

      1. Chazz69
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Read that B Silva was rested because of his birthday

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

          Don't buy that.

          "Bernardo was described as having a "little muscular problem" but Pep Guardiola had been convinced by the attitude of the former Leicester man over the summer. And after having a hand in each of the five goals City plundered against West Ham, Mahrez can expect more opportunities."
          - Manchester Evening News, today

          1. conorbon
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Bugger, very tempting to move him out for Martial and hold the 0.5 to upgrade Camarasa the week after.

      2. conorbon
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        That’s hopeful, I was hoping to keep B Silva for the season as he can play mid and wing,

  18. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Hopefully Lampard sees sense and starts playing his best players in their best positions:

    Kepa
    Azpi Rudiger Christensen Emerson
    Barkley Kante RLC
    Pulisic Batshuayi CHO

    Replacements:

    Caballero
    Zappacosta Tomori Zouma Alonso
    Jorginho Kovacic Bakayoko
    Willian Abraham Pedro

    1. AndyCook
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      That’s a decent B team

    2. Chazz69
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Barkley out and then Chelsea will move on

    3. The_Bucc
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Chelsea without Kante are a midtable team imo

  19. karpuzz
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Is King to Pukki wise? Norwich's first game made me think that if they score 35 goals this season, which is fair I guess, Pukki will score at least 15 of them. Am I wrong?

    1. Chazz69
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Pukki is no gamble

      1. Luke Chadwicks Left Peg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Jury out although I’m keeping an eye on him.

        The other one I liked the look of is Joelinton at Newcastle. Traditional #9 type player. Wesley, much less convincing.

        1. conorbon
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Joelinton looked decent against Arsenal yesterday, defo on my radar.

          1. Luke Chadwicks Left Peg
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            The other one I like the look of is Haller. Linked up well with Lanzini in a challenging game. Problem is it’s West Ham and they’re consistently inconsistent.

    2. AndyCook
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I would have said no but then your argument made me think again. 29/93 last season.. that would mean 11 but then even Fulham, Cardiff and Brighton scored 34 or 35 last year

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        10 assists also, so pretty high goal involvement. The way they played and didn't care if they were to concede was surprise to me. He also did get one bonus point vs Liverpool.

    3. Blåbärspaj
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 6 days ago

      King to Pukki or Maupay for GW2?

      1. conorbon
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Hold for 1 more week imo

      2. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Maupay didn't start.

    4. Andy'81
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Theirs been 2 players who've managed 15+ for relegated sides in the last 10 seasons so I reckon that number could be a bit of a stretch for Pukki.

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I don't think they were relegated 😉

  20. masterhero
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    is Kane essential this season?

    1. Drip Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      No. Still think the teams who spend more on defence and midfield will win out.

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Totally agree with this

    2. conorbon
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      For me yes, had a rest this summer

    3. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      No

      1. tommo1989
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Kane is the cheapest he’s been for years and with a full pre season I think he’s a must. Out of the obvious 3 premium option (Salah, Sterling, Kane) I’m going for Salah and Kane as I think they’re guaranteed to start more matches. I’d be uneasy about captaining Sterling in case he’s rested

        1. ZICO SENNA
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Salah and Sterling will obviously outscore Kane, and Sterling is hardly gonna be rested.

          1. tommo1989
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            I don’t know how you can say Sterling will obviously outscore Kane when Kane’s on pens and Sterling isn’t, plus Sterling is more likely to be rested mid season. Kane scored 29 goals in each of the two seasons previous to last (he was injured a lot last year).

            1. baps sniffer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Sterling didn't start all matches, but he didn't come from the bench often, perhaps once if ever. So I have no problem giving the armband to him, since VC Salah should do the job if needed.

        2. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Sterling is hardly ever rested but scoring those points over 85% of matches is even more impressive

          Kane will not get close

    4. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      He's never been essential.

      1. ZICO SENNA
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        This

  21. JabbaWookiee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Am I right in saying we can no longer see how many transfers people have made so far for the coming gameweek? Used to be at the bottom of the team page.

    1. AndyCook
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Yes

    2. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Looks like it

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

        Well that sucks

    3. Halftime
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Will make double gameweeks more interesting imo, no warning on how many transfers a rival has taken.

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

        More unknown. More of a challenge maybe. Less information means less opportunity to be strategic though, which in my opinion is less interesting.

        1. baps sniffer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Yes, but it makes chasing perhaps easier, which may give entertainment value?

  22. The_Bucc
    1 month, 6 days ago

    If you could have, or transfer in, any 5.5m defender - who would it be?

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

      AWB

    2. AndyCook
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Zinchenko then Wan Bissaka

    3. conorbon
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      AWB

    4. The Seagulls and the Trawle…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Coleman/Mina or maybe Maguire/WanBissaka

    5. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Coleman.

      You?

      1. The_Bucc
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Could Sidibe be a threat soon? Although I noticed Coleman was given captaincy this year.

        Probably AWB

    6. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Emerson for me I guess

    7. Luke Chadwicks Left Peg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      For the entire season one of Shaw, AWB or Slabhead. Just feel Shaw and Slabhead will get more attacking returns. AWB a bonus monster.

      Short term Zinchenko.

      Side note, I hear some Chelsea fans think James could take Azpilicuetas spot later in the year.

    8. Olivier Bernards watch
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      zinch/stones/coleman look best to me right now. awb/maguire/gomez could also be excellent

    9. PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Maitland Niles if he keeps popping over balls like that , and keep the .5 change

  23. ddfc
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Is this GTG?

    Pope
    Robertson VVD Digne Montoya
    Salah Sterling KDB Perez
    Jota King

    Button KWP Dendoncker Greenwood

    1FT, 0 ITB

    Any changes needed?

    Thanks

  24. TM44
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    my current team is below, I have 1ft and £0 itb any thoughts on the best transfer to make?

    Patricia

    VVD Digne Zinc

    Mane. b Silva. martial. Perez

    Kane. Wilson jota

    subs: walker peters, dendoncker, cathcart

    1. AndyCook
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      None!

  25. Green Jumper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    I've decided to replace Lloris for the next 3 games at least.

    I'm leaning toward De Gea over Pickford as I like the look of Utd's defence and already have AWB.

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Ok.

    2. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Only a matter of time before United start conceeding.

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      What made you get Lloris out of interest?

      1. Green Jumper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I think Spurs will have a good season defensively.

        I'm looking at 5 week fixture runs until Christmas with Lloris/de Gea/Pickford first choice and Gunn/Pope/Ryan as back-up.

  26. Rinseboy
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    is there any good arguments to keep Moura this week and not move for Martial?

    1. The_Bucc
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Yes, Wolves are an excellent team and usually play even better than normal against the top 6.

      1. Rinseboy
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        good point re Wolves. its the pricing our issue am concerned about and the utd games coming up

        1. The_Bucc
          1 month, 6 days ago

          I get you. I too have Moura but will wait til GW3 at least to make that move.

          1. Klaren
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            While I agree with your view that it's good to wait and see more on both players, he might need two transfers if he doesn't have at least 0.5m itb, not sure it's worth it considering Moura is playing against City and then likely to get benched vs Newcastle.

    2. AndyCook
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Saving a transfer for a bigger problem next week, possibility Moura shows something against City and you’d want him longer term.. that’s probably all

    3. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Not if you'll be priced out next GW.

    4. PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      If you keep Moura this gw you need to keep him at home to Newcastle gw 3.

  27. Alexanderjg23
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Got to pick up an awful striker in draft after Batshuayi looks bombed out...

    1) Wesley
    2) Wood
    3) Giroud
    4) Sharp

    1. AndyCook
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Wood

    2. Lebowski85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I'd say Wood and Sharp would be better picks than Batshuayi anyway

    3. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Wood

  28. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    you think you will wildcard soon?

    1. Luke Chadwicks Left Peg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I’m vaguely looking at GW 14ish if I can hold out that long.

    2. Jarvish
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Hope not

    3. Leaf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Suspect so.

      Already made a mistake on transfers

    4. The_Bucc
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Not unless there are inries to Salah/Sterling and Kane/Aguero start to tear it up.

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

      Unlikely, think I’ve got off to an alright start, few transfers here and there over the next few weeks.

      Anyone without Salah and Sterling and with Alisson should be considering it.

  29. The_Bucc
    1 month, 6 days ago

    I think Lampard must've banged BattleofDeBruyne's missus or something

    1. Fugazi➰
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      This type of guy doesn’t get woman bud

    2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Who hasn't.

    3. Luke Chadwicks Left Peg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Lampard wasn’t the only one there.

      1. Cilly Bonnolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Bloody John Terry again.

    4. Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Would be surprised if he had a missus at age 12.

    5. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      i just laughed so hard at then .

    6. Swanremainsthesame
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Dunno, but def saw someone in a Derby shirt round his grans

      1. Alright wee yin
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Ashley Cole?

      2. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Bloody Rooney at it again

    7. BattleOfDeBruyne
      1 month, 6 days ago

      No I'm just kind of angry with a lot of his choices.

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        did you triple up on Chelsea or something?

      2. The Seagulls and the Trawle…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        “It’s not your fault”

    8. BattleOfDeBruyne
      1 month, 6 days ago

      1. He started Abraham ahead of Batshuayi and Giroud
      2. He didn't even play Pulisic
      3. They have a trade ban
      4. Their most expensive FPL players are £7m even Bournemouth have more expensive players
      5. They just got trashed 4-0 against Manchester United.

      If Lampard isn't up to something the idk anymore.

      1. The_Bucc
        1 month, 6 days ago

        true matey

      2. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Pulisic is 7.5m

        1. Luke Chadwicks Left Peg
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Talk about poking the bear

      3. Cilly Bonnolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        What do 3 and 4 have to do with Frank Lampard?

        1. BattleOfDeBruyne
          1 month, 6 days ago

          3 shows the disgrace the club is in.
          4 shows that they have low quality FPL players. They're so low-valued because FPL know they'll score no goals as a side.

          1. Alright wee yin
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Yawn already

      4. Alright wee yin
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        1. Went with youth product with legs and energy as it was part of a plan that didn’t pay off - so all are welcome to criticise (inc. you BODB)
        2. He did I saw him... for the last 35mins
        3. Transfer Ban. The club can still trade
        4. It is what is it.
        5. Results like this happen year in year out. It’s no biggie. Roll on Gw2

        Relax and rest up - Don’t be paranoid, Frank Lampard isn’t up to anything bad.

        1. BattleOfDeBruyne
          1 month, 6 days ago

          I don't think he has necessarily bad intentions but he's messing it all up so badly.

          He played their best player for 35 minutes.
          They have a transfer ban.
          He made a terrible choice to go for a 'youth product with legs'. IDK what that is but sounds even more trippy.
          GW2 will be similar results.

          1. Alright wee yin
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 6 days ago

            T W T

          2. Game Over
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Of course the biggest disgrace of all is City buying the league but being a total embarrassment in Europe. They're a disgrace to Europe. Maybe they've taken Brexit too literally?

            Chelsea have won more European competitions in recent years than City, Liverpool and Man Utd combined.

  30. Sillet Bang
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Delafaeou 9something like that) to Pukki no brainer?

    1. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      It does seem so.

    2. Leaf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      There’s a load of potential good strikers out their this year for not much more money .
      Norwich don’t look a good side and I think have horrible mid term fixtures

      I think there’s better