Scout Notes

Watford inadequacies help Brighton to Gameweek 1 win

Watford 0-3 Brighton

Goals: Florin Andone (£5.0m), Neal Maupay (£6.0m)

Own Goals: Abdoulaye Doucouré (£6.0m)

Assists: Pascal Groß (£6.5m), Davy Pröpper (£5.0m), Lewis Dunk (£4.5m)

Bonus Points: Dunk, Mat Ryan x2 (£4.5m), Andone x1, Maupay x1

Brighton made the perfect start to life under Graham Potter as they humbled Watford 3-0 on their own patch.

The Seagulls had been something of an unknown quantity coming into the 2019/20 season but were comfortable winners at Vicarage Road.

The nature of the result has triggered interest in Brighton assets for Gameweek 2 as West Ham come to the Amex Stadium, but it might be sensible to watch them one more week before deeming Potter’s arrival in Sussex a complete success.

As much his new-look side was in good shape, they faced a Watford outfit that did not look ready for the new season at all. We were aided in our assessment of Javi Gracia’s side by Watford fan and FFScout user James Moseley this weekend.

The Hornets did not offer much going forward and displayed little to no intensity for much of the game.

Troy Deeney (£6.5m), deployed as the target man to Andre Gray (£6.0m) running behind in a front two, did not do a particularly good job of holding the ball up, and much of Watford’s approach play was nothing more than sideways passes.

Gerard Deulofeu did not have his best game for Watford on Saturday

For some reason, Gerard Deulofeu (£6.5m), reclassified as a forward in FPL for 2019/20 was stationed on the left-wing of midfield in the 4-2-2 formation, which caused no end of problems for Watford.

The Spaniard refused to track back and left Jose Holebas (£5.0m) exposed to a Brighton double-up on more than one occasion.

As expected, Potter had gone with the wing-back system for Brighton, so both Pascal Groß (£6.5m) and Martín Montoya (£4.5m) found it too easy to get the better of the Greek.

It was from this side of the pitch that the opening goal originated. Groß was unmarked on the right, allowing him the space to play a ball across the penalty box forcing the own goal off an unfortunate Abdoulaye Doucouré (£6.0m).

The move itself had started as Craig Dawson (£5.0m), making his Premier League debut for Watford, had given the ball away cheaply.

Eventually, Deulofeu’s inability to fulfil his role, either offensively or defensively led to Javi Gracia replacing him for tactical reasons, Roberto Pereyra (£6.0m) coming on at half time.

Groß was the unexpected inclusion in Potter’s team selection on Saturday

Watford still had issues down their left though, as Pereyra offered little support to Holebas. Groß and Montoya combined well again freeing Davy Pröpper (£5.0m) to cross for Florin Andone (£5.0m) to score at the near post.

The third goal was also far too easy for Brighton to score. Substitute Neal Maupay (£6.0m) beat the offside trap as Lewis Dunk (£4.5m) was able to slide a ball through all the way from his centre-back position.

The former Brentford forward only had to round Ben Foster (£5.0m) to slot home his first-ever Premier League goal.

While the focus may well be on Brighton’s players after this match, the most concrete Fantasy takeaway for Gameweek 2 will be in connection with Everton.

Watford’s poor performance bodes very well for anyone in possession of Toffees assets ahead of Watford’s trip to Goodison Park in Gameweek 2.

“Many things [went wrong], not only one. We need to improve and maybe this is a good wake-up call for the rest of the season. The best news is that it’s the first game and we have a lot of time to improve. Today there were no excuses. They played better than us, they deserve the three points and they got the result they deserved.” – Javi Gracia

While Brighton’s win was as much about how poor Watford were, there was still plenty we could learn about their appeal for the 2019/20 campaign.

Leandro Trossard missed out on Gameweek 1 action as Potter did not want him to make his Premier League debut away from home

Firstly, Fantasy managers were given an earlier than was expected taste of ‘Potter Roulette’ when the team news filtered through.

Despite playing in both of the last two matches of pre-season in an unchanged line-up, new signing Leandro Trossard (£6.0m) was left on the Brighton bench.

He was replaced in the starting line-up by Groß, disappointing those who had opted for the midfielder for Gameweek 1.

Potter admitted after the match that Trossard had been unlucky not to start the match, the manager revealing he had opted to include more Premier League experience in his starting line-up given opening weekend took them on their travels.

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

For this reason, those in possession of Trossard are probably best advised to hold on to him for the Gameweek 2 visit of West Ham. Potter clearly wants to use him this season given how extensively he was involved in pre-season and a home match against the Hammers is probably an easier environment for him to make his Premier League debut in.

It was this thinking that explained why fellow recruits, Aaron Mooy (£5.0m), Adam Webster (£4.5m) and Maupay were also on the bench, although, of course, the latter came on to get a top-flight goal on his debut.

“The other three only just arrived this week. I don’t think it would have been fair for them or the group to throw them into this testing environment. They are here for the long term, all of those guys. The key is to use them at the right time and not just throw them in.” – Graham Potter

Outside of that, Brighton were lined up much as we expected, Groß the only change from the last friendly of the summer.

Glenn Murray (£6.0m) was played through the middle and found himself caught in a battle with the centre-backs most of the afternoon. According to our man in the stands, he largely got the better of Craig Cathcart (£4.5m), although it must be said that the seasoned veteran now faces stiff competition for his place in Maupay and Andone.

Goals from Andone (centre) and Maupay have reminded managers that there is plenty of competition for places in the Brighton front-line

The latter came on for Jurgen Locadia (£5.5m) who looked bright in the early stages but faded in the second half, before coming off in the 64th minute.

In defence, Shane Duffy (£5.0m) and Dunk were joined by Dan Burn (£4.5m), who impressed during pre-season.

These three assets were backed up by Mat Ryan (£4.5m) in goal who made three saves and took two bonus points on the afternoon.

However, our man in the stands did reveal that Ryan was not especially troubled by Watford. Much of their attacking play suited the strengths of the Seagulls centre-backs, with long balls over the top very easy for Dunk, Duffy and Burn to head away.

As already mentioned, while it is a good start for Brighton’s assets, the visit of West Ham next week might present more of a test for them.

For that reason, jumping in on one of the Seagulls’ options might be a bit too soon considering that even their manager thinks there was room for improvement in the trip to Watford.

“Of course we are very happy with the result and the performance. I thought all the players were fantastic. They tried their best to do what we asked them to do. We weren’t perfect, of course. I would not expect that. But it probably rewarded what we have done as a collective unit for the last few weeks.” – Graham Potter

Members Analysis

Watford XI (4-2-2-2): Foster; Holebas, Cathcart, Dawson, Femenía; Capoue, Doucouré; Deulofeu (Pereyra 46′), Hughes; Deeney, A Gray (Success 75′).

Brighton and Hove Albion XI (3-4-3): Ryan; Burn, Dunk, Duffy; March (Bernardo 90+2′), D Stephens, Pröpper, Montoya; Locadia (Andone 64′), Murray (Maupay 64′), Groß.

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Lessons learned from Gameweek 1

626 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Studgie G
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    can someone pls give me the links to the price change predictor and bonus pts sites

    1. Sarri, not Sarri
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I use this for prices, probably something better out there http://www.fplstatistics.co.uk/

    2. Studgie G
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      thanks guys havent played for few season 😀

  2. Permian23
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    (A) Rashford/Pukki/Greenwood-SUB/Barkley

    or

    (B) Abraham/Kean/Pukki/Guendouzi-SUB

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Rashford & Barkley vs Abraham & Kean - too early to tell, possibly 3 duds in there

    2. BattleOfDeBruyne
        2 months, 7 days ago

        A but without greenwood.

        1. Permian23
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Can't afford without Greenwood.

          Tending towards A

      • Riders of Yohan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 7 days ago

        For this week? are both for hits?

        1. Permian23
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          For this week, I used my benchboost (had a team for just this week) and wildcarding out of that.

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

            2 chips down by GW2?

            1. Permian23
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              🙂

    3. Flynny
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Not overly happy with my squad, but think I need to sit tight and hope for the best- esp with tross

      Bournemouth assets may be on chopping block for gw3

      Pope
      Robbo vvd digne (guilbert rico)
      Salah sterling fraser Perez trossard
      Wilson jota (greenwood)

      Anything worth ft? Thanks

      1. BattleOfDeBruyne
          2 months, 7 days ago

          You forgot to say who your sub GK is.

          Not a bad team though, you have the big players everyone has and then have no money left over for any other half decent players.

        • Riders of Yohan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Similar team. Hold for at least one more week

          1. Flynny
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Cheers. Looking at martial/ rashford gw3 I guess.

        • Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          We have the same team except for VVD & 4.5 I have Robbo & 4.0.

          I want to save but also tempted by Fraser to Martial this week.

          1. Flynny
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            That tempts me too. But I think Fraser is worth keeping for villa.....

      2. Bruce Lee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 7 days ago

        what would you do with gulbert?

        1. BattleOfDeBruyne
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Hop in the time machine.

            1. Bruce Lee
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 7 days ago

              k

            2. RoysCallerAnne
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Feisty one, you are. I like it, shake things up a bit! What username did you use before creating this account?

              1. Wild Rover
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                AskYourself this question

                1. Bruce Lee
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  respect animals

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

                  Main suspect

                  1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    After posting on here 21 hours a day for the whole of the summer it isn't a surprise he snapped and went rogue.

                3. BattleOfDeBruyne
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Why do you keep commenting this on my posts, who is this AskYourself guy.

                    1. Bruce Lee
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      this is going to end in some deleted comments

                      1. BattleOfDeBruyne
                          2 months, 7 days ago

                          I've been accused of being many people, admins will confirm I'm not and probably punish those harassing me. Clearly I'm being confused by a lot of people because everyone on here has been pretty harsh to me.

                          1. Bruce Lee
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 7 days ago

                            bro i just wanna know what to do with guilbert

                      2. Here Comes The Son ★
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        How's your Almiron pick getting on? 1 point aint bad mate.

              2. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Might have been tactical. Hold and reassess after the Bournemouth game.

                1. Bruce Lee
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  hoping if he is dropped, he is dropped for good for some jammy bench pts from lund

            3. Riders of Yohan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Couple of thoughts from the opening weekend...

              A) thought Pukki looked really sharp and dangerous against the best defence in the league last year. Tempting replacement for king in a few matches.

              B) Sheffield United defenders could be the Doherty’s of this year, particularly Stevens

              C) will Trossard be used at home, or have I been conned?

              D) regretting not picking KDB. Think he looked a class act and would tick along nicely this year

              E) is it possible to have balance in a salah, sterling, Kane team?

              Let me know if you agree / disagree

              1. Regin
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                A. Yes I got him in WC.
                B. Just stick with lund
                C. No idea, upgrade to 6.5 or downgrade to 4.5 and use funds elsewhere
                D. 5 goals, 1 paltry assist. Great player, just not fpl wise. Son or maybe Pepe better
                E. Not really, but could be worth it. I am thinking Salah, sterling, mane on my wc

                1. Riders of Yohan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  C - this week?
                  D - you think he’ll only get the one all season?
                  E - is mane worth the dollar?

              2. Eriksen Maestro
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 7 days ago

                A) Agree, waiting for Norwich fixtures to get decent to get him.

                B) Idk

                C) Yes, im keeping him. Think he will want to impress for his chance to start future games.

                D) Same

                1. Riders of Yohan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Great thanks!

              3. AuFeld
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                A. Ok. He's quick but there may be other tempting options over the next weeks. Let's see some more data.
                B. Pump the brakes Aaragorn.
                C. I'm waiting one more gw.
                D. Ok.
                E. Sacrifices will have to be made.

                1. Riders of Yohan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Think Pukki has really good movement more than speed. Hahahah B

              4. BattleOfDeBruyne
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  A) Yeah, but I wouldn't kneejerk, wait a little, keeping the FT is smart.
                  B) Can't see Sheffield United keeping a crazy amount of clean sheets, there are other good defences out there.
                  C) Not sure, most people seem to have jumped ship on him.
                  D) Yeah he's the best player in the premier league, BPS king and going to get a lot of assists now that he's in top form.
                  E) No, not in my opinion. I've gone Salah/Kane and covered myself with KDB. Drop Sterling to KDB imho and free up some funds.

                  1. Riders of Yohan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    I agree, rolling until next week on the FT front. E would be brave. If only Mahrez was guaranteed starter

                • Tcheco
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  A. If he can score at Anfield he can haul at home against weaker opposition
                  B. Not sure about the Doherty comparison but they did look solid & Lundstram is my pick for obvious reasons
                  C. Trossard will be nailed soon
                  D. Depends who you picked instead. If SSK then nothing to regret but otherwise, especially long term, he's a must imo
                  E. Yes & it will be more achievable as the season ticks on because the good cheap options will begin to appear

                • kysersosa
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  I’m hoping Trossard comes out to play this weekend.

                  KDB - always class, but also feel he could spend the season mostly assisting the assistor.

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

                Am I right in thinking a wc wipes all hits?

                1. SADIO SANÉ
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  yes

              6. Penguin
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Ryan to Lonergan or is that too knee jercky?

                1. Lebowski85
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  It's not even knee jerky....it's just bonkers, sorry.

                  Ryan will do you proud buddy

              7. Bruce Lee
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 7 days ago

                did shef defend well?

                1. Riders of Yohan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Not necessarily well but very attacking

                  1. Bruce Lee
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    were the fullbacks attacking?

                    like stevens and baldock

                    1. Riders of Yohan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      Very

              8. Egyptian Giza
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Who to bench from this mess? And what is the LMS for this week?

                Guita Ryan
                Robbo TAA digne lundstram diop
                Salah fraser perez dendoncker moura
                King wilson vardy

                1. Riders of Yohan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Don’t think you have a mess to be honest. Lund, diop and dend?

                  1. mcgrejam
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Moura to McGinn
                    King to Rashford

                    Problems solved...

              9. Regin
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Apparently b silva had a minor muscle issue. Couldn't the bald fraud tell us this before kickoff. The bald fraud forced me into an early WC as b silva was my only city player.

                1. EMBOLOFAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  you made yourself wc after 1 week tbh

                2. Would Ed Woodward
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    You've already played WC? It's Monday...

                  • PlumaPiedra
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    You're forced to WC because of one 8m player being injured? Not sure Pep is the problem here...

                3. AngelAx
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Who’s bringing in Adrian? o/

                  1. Sam feasts
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Tempted

                  2. TOBY1
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Think I will. I have Pope and will go back to him but his fixtures coming up are... Ars, Wol, Liv, Bri, Nor
                    I'd guess 2 or 3 clean sheets in there... Whereas you'd think liverpool will get 3-4 ...

                    Probably not an awful lot in it... Depends how much a few weeks are...

                4. Sondre van Bank
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Bilva --> Martial?

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

                  Anyway moving on.

                  Should I stick with this and save ft?0.5itb

                  Pope
                  Digne VVD TAA Zinchencko
                  Salah Sterling Martial Perez
                  King Wilson

                  Button Lundstram Greenwood Dendoncker

                  1. Lebowski85
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Absolutely

                  2. Sarri, not Sarri
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Stick

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

                    Ok cheers guys, so you wouldn't go Perez to McGinn?

                    1. Lebowski85
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      I've brought in McGinn for Trossard...as I can't have another no show and McGinn passed the eye test. I do believe Perez will fire though....and I've got my eye on him big time. Keep him

                6. Atwood
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Can we no longer see if others have made transfers?

                  1. Bruce Lee
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    no you can't you stalker

                  2. Wild Rover
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Nor money in bank

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

                    Again. No.

                  4. dunas_dog
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Not at present- don’t know if permanent or due to issues with site.

                7. J.Litmanen
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Need to do something about Camarasa here, suggestions greatly appreciated

                  Pope
                  VVD - Robbo - Montoya
                  Camarasa - Sterling - Pérez - Salah
                  Kane - Jota - King

                  Button, KWP, Dendocker, Rico

                  Can't really see who to replace him at 5.5M. Do I save my FT and downgrade a big hitter next week instead so I can upgrade Cama?

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

                    McGinn is good at 5.5m

                    1. J.Litmanen
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      Thanks mate!

                  2. Sarri, not Sarri
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    I'd hold, saving the FT and just use someone off bench. Or you can bring in McGinn for good fixture run.

                    1. J.Litmanen
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      Cheers!

                  3. 11 smelly shirts
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    It's too early to make a decision here, but Callum Robinson might be an option based on the report of Sheffileds match here on the side. Maybe just bench him and bring Dendoncker in and see next week.
                    I'm a Liverpool fan, but the defense did look very shaky, esp. now without Alison I would consider not to double up on LIverpool defense. Digne or Walker come in already cheaper and would allow you to upgrade Camarasa

                    1. J.Litmanen
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      Yeah, I might move Robbo to someone cheaper, would definately give me some room for a decent camarasa upgrade. Thanks mate.

                      1. 11 smelly shirts
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        I think the Wednesday game will give a good hint about Liverpool's defense. If you're not too nervous that Robbo is losing value I would wait until then

                8. fc_skrald
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  I think my team needs some Pukki - should he come in for:

                  a Wilson
                  b Vardy

                  Heaton
                  TAA, Robertson, Digne, Lundstram
                  Salah, Sterling, Fraser, Robinson
                  Wilson, Vardy

                  4.0, Hayden, Greenwood, Rico

                  1. Lebowski85
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    What are you doing with the 1.5

                    1. Lebowski85
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      Or 2.5?

                      1. fc_skrald
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        Fraser to Son next week if 2.5

                9. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  What’s everyone’s fave fantasy football game.

                  1. Sarri, not Sarri
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    The one with the league my friends put the most money in for me to win

                  2. Bruce Lee
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    the sponsored post one - it's all the rave

                    so good i can't remember the name

                  3. Wild Rover
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    The one with Hegre FC team bath

                10. Luke Chadwicks Left Peg
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Lanzini the answer?

                  Having watched city/WHU on saturday I was wondering if hammers fans can help. How nailed is Lanzini? Looks like Haller will link up with him nicely this season.

                  1. Sarri, not Sarri
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    I ask my West Ham supporting mate the same question for the Telegraph Fantasy (he is well cheap there). He expects him to play, but also expects rotations between the midfielders and forwards. So expect him to be dropped randomly unless he is banging goals and assists.

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

                      Cheers for that. Pondering what to do with Wilson & Fraser long term. Haller & Lanzini caught my eye over the weekend.

                      1. Sarri, not Sarri
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        He think Fornals will share game time with him. But you've also got Anderson, Snodgrass, Antonio, Yarmolenko fighting for similar areas of pitch.

                  2. Lazaretti
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Lanzini is one of the best players in WHU. And Anderson got some muscle injury? I would say Lanzini is pretty nailed atm. I am not WHU fan though.

                11. Regin
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  How nailed is mahrez now? Is it his spot to lose?

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

                    Pep only nails jelly.

                  2. SADIO SANÉ
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Bernardo had a muscle issue, so still not very

                  3. Wild Rover
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Nobody at City is nailed

                12. Mr. Captain Blanc
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Luks like Sterling n ederson are getting price up tonight

                  1. Wild Rover
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    They were last night too. Still guesswork

                    1. Mr. Captain Blanc
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      They are 1000 transfers away now according to fplstats

                      1. Wild Rover
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        They passed 100% last night

                      2. gaurava1216
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        What about Rasfhord? @ yuva

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

                    As a non sterling owner, I’m curious to know why everyone’s jumping on before spurs. Surely we all knew there was a strong chance that Sterling hauled big?

                    1. Mr. Captain Blanc
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      Spurs city games often produce plenty of goals which may be d reason

                    2. Eat my goal!
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      Sterling has scored quite a few against spurs hasn’t he?

                  3. badgerboy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Wouldn't bet on it. FPL Stats is just going off last years algorithm, won't be accurate for a while.

                  4. gaurava1216
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Rashford seems to be set for a rise too tonight....

                  5. Eat my goal!
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Prices don’t move much in the first couple of gameweeks - I guess it’s coz there is only 1 game of data to add to transfer activity

                    I wish I could see when they moved in prior seasons but I recall thinking I need to get in quick and nothing happened

                13. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Have FPL responded to the free transfer glitch on the app?

                  1. Bruce Lee
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    yes - the assist goes to kane

                  2. MTPockets
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Nope, but if planning to take a hit may as well use the app just in case

                    1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      This is probably true !

                  3. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Forced wildcards.

                  4. Brosstan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    If its true then everyone should get an extra wild card this week.

                    1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      Agreed!

                      A lot of people in my mini league have taken hits and hoping for the best.

                      I’m sticking to my free transfer but will be fuming if they get away with it.

                  5. The Seagulls and the Trawle…
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Am pretty sure they’ll apply the -4pts for every hit. Tough.

                14. BattleOfDeBruyne
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    People - Stop kneejerking. It's far too early and you're all doing it. It's going to spell D.I.S.A.S.T.E.R. for your season.

                    1. badgerboy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      OK Virg.

                    2. Bruce Lee
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      k.

                    3. Pap Le Cissier
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      The knee only pays attention to last weeks points...

                    4. Valar(Keith)
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 7 days ago

                      Another person who's gone the Salah, KDB, Kane route.. High five :).. I'm only going to kneejerk real hard if kdb gets injured. Very comfortable with my team 🙂

                      1. Dosh
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        Same here. Not having Sterling is scary!

                      2. BattleOfDeBruyne
                          2 months, 7 days ago

                          Yeah, we're fine. We have man city coverage in KDB and in the worst case scenario we have the funds to upgrade to him.

                      3. Tcheco
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        Let's all play the game the way you want us to 🙂

                        1. BattleOfDeBruyne
                            2 months, 7 days ago

                            What does that even mean?

                            1. The Seagulls and the Trawle…
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 7 days ago

                              Freedom of choice etc

                              But i agree with you on this one. A lot of point chasing already.

                              1. badgerboy
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 7 days ago

                                What does it matter? It's not your team.

                                1. The Seagulls and the Trawle…
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  2 months, 7 days ago

                                  Absolutely.
                                  Everyone is free to do what they want with their teams, obviously. But I am amazed by the amount of people posting here for transfer queries after one GW. That’s all.

                      4. TOBY1
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        Anyone think Deu is benched this week?

                      5. The Train Driver
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        We know why Guillbert wasn't even on the bench?

                      6. Eat my goal!
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        Looking forward to GW2 when everything changes upside down

                        1. badgerboy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 7 days ago

                          Looking forward to my Barkley haul.

                          1. Eat my goal!
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 7 days ago

                            Utd losing, Brighton letting 3 in at home, salah blanking, Kane blanking.....

                      7. Mini Mahouse
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        Want to bring Rashford in for King, but need two transfers to do so.
                        Ideally I´d just wait till GW3, but given that he will rise this week, forcing me to downgrade a player by 2,5mill for GW3 instead of 2mill now, is -4 worth it?

                        Downgrading options: TAA/Robertsson, KDB

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

                          Personally I wouldn’t. Keep Robbo and it’s a 50/50 between KDB/TAA if you’re losing one.

                      8. Regin
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        A. Mane + Hayden (have Salah)
                        B. Martial + siggy/ mahrez (have rashford)

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

                          B

                      9. gaurava1216
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        Hi all.... not sure if this is just knee jerk.... But really temped to bring in Rashford for Wilson ( Rashford set to rise tonight and Wilson will probably drop this week) Rashford does have the tougher game for sure for this week but I have King as ''cover'' incase Bmouth show some attacking threat.

                        Which is the better move? ( 0.5 ITB)

                        A)Martial for Moura
                        B)Rashford for Wilson
                        C) Save......

                        Ryan (Button)
                        TAA VVD Zinchenko Digne (Lundstrom)
                        Perez Salah Sterling Moura (Donkey)
                        King Wilson (Greenwood)

                        1. MTPockets
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 7 days ago

                          Would you do if it price wasn't changing?

                          1. gaurava1216
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 7 days ago

                            Possibly... would have just waited for press conferences and post the Liverpool mid week game incase of other injuries...

                            Not sure what the right move is here

                            1. MTPockets
                              • 10 Years
                              2 months, 7 days ago

                              I'd probably do it for free (can't because all my fwds are 6.5m). But not yet

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

                          A.

                        3. Tcheco
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 7 days ago

                          Rashford for Wilson if you must, but I'd give him the Villa game.

                          As for Moura, you will want him for GW3

                        4. I Member
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 7 days ago

                          A

                        5. PUP02
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 7 days ago

                          Where are you getting these price changes from? Rash +80 & Wilson just -16 on fpl stats.

                      10. TaiwanHC
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        The links to the teams of HoF don’t work for me. Does anyone know a solution?

                        1. The Seagulls and the Trawle…
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 7 days ago

                          Did not know there was such thing.
                          If its back on please share.

                      11. danlynch13
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 7 days ago

                        Who would peoples top three players to own in GW3 be?

                        1.
                        2.
                        3.

                        1. danlynch13
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 7 days ago

                          G2 ffs**

                        2. Tcheco
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 7 days ago

                          Kane
                          Martial
                          Sterling

                          1. Tcheco
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 7 days ago

                            GW3

                        3. The Man Pastore
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 7 days ago

                          Salah, Sterling, Auba