Scout Notes

Wolves defence impresses as popular FPL forwards blank

Owners of attacking assets from Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers were left disappointed as the two clubs played out a goalless draw at the King Power Stadium on Sunday.

We’ll assess how Messrs Vardy, Jota and Jimenez performed in our Scout Notes article below, as well as looking at the other Fantasy talking points – including a disallowed goal after VAR intervention – from the Gameweek 1 stalemate.

Leicester City 0-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Defences were on top at the King Power Stadium in a match that featured just three shots on target.

Of the two sides’ backlines, it was arguably Wolves’ that impressed the most.

The now-familiar back three of Willy Boly, Conor Coady and Ryan Bennett (all £5.0m) were imperious, limiting the hosts’ attacking trio of James Maddison (£7.0m), Ayoze Perez (£6.5m) and Jamie Vardy (£9.0m) to just one shot in the box all game.

Boly deservedly walked away with maximum bonus points as Wolves banked a well-earned clean sheet, with Rui Patricio (£5.0m) barely dirtying his gloves and only having to deal with one effort on target from the Foxes – an ambitious 25-yard effort from substitute Harvey Barnes (£6.0m).

The one glaring chance that Leicester had wasn’t even a shot: Vardy failing to make contact from three yards out when Youri Tielemans (£6.5m) fired over a low cross from the right.

The fact that Vardy had fewer touches than any of the 22 starting players in this match, and indeed one fewer than substitute Marc Albrighton (£5.5m) managed in a 14-minute cameo, was a testament to how expertly Boly and co handled the 32-year-old striker and his teammates.

Last week we wrote how Wolves had arguably underachieved on the clean sheet front in 2018/19 given their otherwise excellent underlying defensive stats, and there is every chance that Nuno Espirito Santo’s side will crack double figures for shut-outs this campaign on the further evidence of Sunday.

Santo said of the game and his defence:

I think it was a very good game of football. Leicester are a very good team in possession of the ball.

It requires a lot of effort from us, playing together, in shape. We defended well and didn’t allow too many chances to a very good team, and we had some good chances.

Despite the Foxes having 70% of the possession, it was Wolves that looked the more likely to score.

Caglar Soyuncu (£4.5m) earned praise for his display at the heart of the Leicester defence but as a collective, the Foxes’ high backline was exposed on a handful of occasions by a direct Wolves attack.

Brendan Rodgers’ insistence on his side playing out from the back also led to a dicey moment or two.

Raul Jimenez (£7.5m) and Diogo Jota (£6.5m) both broke free of the home side’s defence early in the second half but made a hash of their chances, Jimenez dallying before producing a tame shot that was comfortably saved before Jota screwed an effort horribly wide when racing clear of Jonny Evans (£5.0m).

Jota had earlier dispossessed Ricardo Pereira (£6.0m) on the touchline but could only stumble into the turf when bearing down on Kasper Schmeichel (£5.0m).

The Portuguese striker’s shooting boots may have been misplaced this weekend but he was by far Wolves’ biggest threat on Sunday, his now-familiar driving runs from deep causing problems in the hosts’ backline and leading to another chance for the recently reclassified FPL forward on 40 minutes.

Indeed, no Premier League player registered more successful take-ons than Jota in Gameweek 1.

Jimenez was relatively anonymous by comparison and certainly has much to do to convince Fantasy managers that he is worth one million extra than Jota in FPL, even if he does take the odd spot-kick.

Like Wolves’ strike duo, Leander Dendoncker (£4.5m) is owned by more than 10% of managers in FPL.

No Fantasy midfielder priced under £6.5m is owned by more FPL bosses and the budget Belgian almost rewarded those who started him in Gameweek 1 with the perfect gift, only for his 52nd-minute goal to be chalked off after VAR intervention following a Boly ‘handball’.

Boly would have been given an assist for that goal, had it stood, and the French stopper had earlier been in thick of the action when a Wolves set-piece caused havoc in the Leicester box.

FPL managers may baulk at the price rises handed out to Matt Doherty (£6.0m) and Jonny (£5.5m) – neither of whom, for once, was involved in the opposition box on Sunday – but Boly, who scored the same number of goals as the Irish wing-back in 2018/19, is an intriguing cheaper alternative.

Boly and his fellow defenders pretty much nullified all four of Vardy, Maddison, Tielemans and Perez, with Rodgers saying of the latter’s debut:

Just going to take that bit of time. Just that little bit of fitness, he’s a little bit behind because he’s missed a little bit of pre-season. But he’s always a threat, he finds the spaces and he’s always looking to link the game and he wants to get in and score. It’s just time with him.

The Leicester boss was perhaps wary of Wolves’ attacking threat, meanwhile, opting to start defensive midfielder Wilfred Ndidi (£5.0m) over Albrighton and roll out a 4-3-3.

Explaining his formation, Rodgers said:

We played what would be 4-3-3 and that would put our front three up against their central defenders. Then, obviously, we looked to control that midfield area.

The threat that they have is that when they win it, they get two strikers through the middle and they spin out off that

I thought, in all fairness, that the players coped with it well. Cags (Soyuncu), who came in, I was really pleased for him.

Members Analysis

Leicester City XI (4-3-3): Schmeichel; Pereira, Soyuncu, Evans, Chilwell; Ndidi, Tielemans, Choudhury (Barnes 61′), Perez (Albrighton 76′), Maddison, Vardy.

Wolves XI (3-5-2): Patricio; Bennett, Coady, Boly; Doherty, Dendoncker, Moutinho, Neves (Saiss 81′), Jonny; Jimenez, Jota (Cutrone 76′).

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Lessons learned from Gameweek 1

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  1. Ian Davis
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Pukki or Kean in for Deulofeu?

    1. slamdunk
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Kean is a wait and see.

    2. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Pukki

    3. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I saw Pukki live friday night. He is very intelligent and explosive.
      Go for pukki

      1. rookie manager
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Aren't Norwich next few fixtures quite rough - have my eye on him for GW5/6 onwards

    4. Maverick NILRG
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      There first fixture was rough too and he looked the part. I think he just might shred Newcastle.

  2. Maverick NILRG
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Geri D gets another week in my team. He is my problem child at the moment though. Pukki I like but his fixtures are keeping me away. Kean is a wait and see. Everton can't hit the broad side of a barn at the moment.

    1. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Pukki's fixtures look great aside from the City one.

      1. Maverick NILRG
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        I'm still up in the air on the Chelsea one. Waiting to see what he does with Newcastle at home this weekend and then maybe decide.

      2. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Agreed

        Liverpool away didn’t deter them from attack. That makes a huge difference in evaluating fixtures for Norwich attack imo

        1. rookie manager
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          But will a 4-1 defeat make them a bit more so next time?

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            Don’t see it immediately anyway. That was as hard as it gets.

            It’s a settled side from last season with a settled pattern of play. They know the manager and he knows them. Contrast with Fulham last time out who had similar early ambitions to play. Also contrast with Villa who are at squad level quite different and harder to predict.

            Not saying they’ll succeed (think they’ll do okay though) just that I don’t see them changing ideas.

  3. Respect My Authoritah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Here's an interesting one...

    Rico (avl) or Wickham (shu) for 1st bench spot? 🙂

    1. Ibra
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Rico. He'll probably start.

    2. Whiskerz
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Rico 2pts
      Wickham 1pt

      1. Respect My Authoritah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        That settles it. Cheers 🙂

  4. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Wonder why player yellow/ red flags not showing on teams as in the past. Think that will catch quite a few people out who may not know one of their players injured.

    1. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Think there's still a lot of bugs. I have a 3rd party app and flags are working there.

    2. Sir Edo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      And I miss the points for players on the bench even though Maitland-Niles 12-pointer first sub.

  5. FPL Forward Thinker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Quick Question:

    If you’re a Non Sterling Owner AND you didn’t use your Triple Captain chip .... please let me know your Total weekly score?

      1. Sir Edo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Dunk, first 50/50 call went wrong?

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          that and Sterling.

          🙄

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            thats Triggerlips btw, not me

            lol

      2. The Man Pastore
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Why your team value is 100.5m ?

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          good Q. No idea..

          1. Andy'81
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            Do you have .5 ITB, it adds it on apparently.

    1. LORDIS KARIUS
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      76 points

    2. Stokelona
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      71 here

    3. MFC86
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      86

    4. Collings
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      75

    5. FPL Spaceman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      78

    6. ludaslol
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      90

    7. FPL Forward Thinker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Thanks all.

      I am happy with 98 then without Sterling and TC still active.

  6. Ibra
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Anyone watched Everton's game? Were Sigurdsson and Richarlison good? I think I'll transfer out Bilva and my options are:

    A) Sigurdsson
    B) Richarlison
    C) Martial

    I already have Rashford and IMO Martial was pretty poor yesterday.

    1. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Both looked threatening. I'd lean towards Siggy.

    2. FPL Forward Thinker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I am thinking Bilva out for Siggy or might just hold a week.

      Really think Mahrez could rip Danny Rose apart but can’t predict Pep’s plans.

      Toffees do have the fixtures and Siggy and Richarlison are shoe

      1. FPL Forward Thinker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        ...ins to start

      2. beastie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        I think Bilva will start vs Spurs. He's better than Mahrez.

    3. Stokelona
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Everton fans thought Siggy was anonymous however I’d prefer him if number 10 due to set piece involvement. Speaking of which, Digne was very good.

  7. Benditlike
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    If your life depended on it and you had to choose one, which would it be?

    A) Fraser —> Martial
    B) Wilson —> Rashford

    1. Maverick NILRG
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I'd say it was a good run and hold. Lol

    2. FPL Forward Thinker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I’d take a -4 hit and do both

    3. Whiskerz
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      A. But not until after Bournemouth play villa. Seems silly to take them out before that.

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Villa win plus CS

      2. Greek Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Agree with this. Hold against villa

    4. Ibra
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      B. Rashford will score +20 goals this season in PL.

    5. RECKLESS
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Just take the life. Ridiculous to judge in 1 gw before Villa in second,!

    6. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Do them both of them and when united blank and Bournemouth score 5 this weekend then do the opposite transfers next week.

      That’s the game isn’t it? Transfer in players who scored points last week?

    7. Benditlike
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Just seems wrong to sit with two B’mouth and no United after that display agains Chelsea. Also i want to catch a likely price rice.

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Sounds like you should get martial in then

    8. Maverick NILRG
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I think its much more wrong to bounce Wilson and Fraser after one week when they are playing a promoted side. Heaton can't save Villa's rear every gameweek.

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Lol comparing Bournemouth to Spurs

      2. rookie manager
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Everyone rated Mings' performance as well. Think fair to say Bmouth double up might not be as amazing as hoped so one ft be worth it to utd that look decent. Martial is very interesting value at 7.5 but rashford does look good - so maybe a question of which B player you would rather keep

  8. Zladan
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Time for a United treble up?

    They only face 2 of the top 6 in the next 13 weeks.

    Compared to LFC who play all of the top 6 in that timeframe.

    1. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Probably not, no. Chelsea were awful defensively (as were we). Wolves will probably keep us out.

    2. RubeRx
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      No Kante played a big role in that result which a bit deceptive, lets not get carried away yet

    3. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Your knees are jerking so hard it must be hurting you

  9. Klopp it
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Morning people, cracker weekend off football, now back too fantasy 🙂 will i use my free transfer and what would you recommend?

    Pope
    Zinchenko, robertson, targett, taylor
    Salah, lucas, sterling, perez,
    Aubameyang, king

    Bench, button, kwp, Dendoncker, greenwood

    Iv 7 players playing against 1 another haha

    1. RECKLESS
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Hold for now then with transfers can do something

      1. Klopp it
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Was thanking that myself, my points wont be great this weekend 🙁

    2. mike09
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Lucas to Martial

    3. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Why not? All have good fixtures except perhaps Moura

    4. The Man Pastore
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      save ft

  10. Rinseboy
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    A - Trossard to McGinn
    B - Moura to Martial
    C - Save this week?
    Thanks

    Pope
    VVD TAA Digne
    Trossard Salah Sterling Perez Moura
    Jota Wilson
    Button Montoya Dendonka Rico

    1. Kun Tozser
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Easy b

    2. Maverick NILRG
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      C

    3. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      What was your plan with Moura for this week when you set up your team? Why is he now a bad pick?

      Trossard is frustrating but think you need to give him another week.

      So it’s a clear C for me.

      1. Stokelona
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        I don’t, why would potter change a winning team? And if he does he’ll put in one of the strikers who scored off the bench. I’d offload Trossarf.

  11. Paul
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Link to mods and con league???

  12. Fernando Torres
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Maguire or AWB?
    Martial or Rashford?

    1. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Neither
      Martial

    2. Greek Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      AWB
      Rash

    3. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Maguire
      Rashford

    4. Ibra
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      AWB
      Rash

    5. mike09
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      AWB and Martial

    6. BoomXhakaLaca1
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      AWB and Mart

    7. rookie manager
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      AWB but maybe not this gameweek.

  13. Klopp it
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Does anyone know why charlie taylor wasnt in the burnley team?

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Was playing U23 for fitness as well as Gibson last week both had knocks earlier so Pieters was likely and not done himself any harm

      1. Klopp it
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        You reckon hel get back in the team?

  14. Maverick NILRG
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Match fitness I believe.

  15. Sz21
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Obviously going to save this GW but wondering where to begin with changes next GW.

    Not liking the overall structure of my team-
    Double Pool defence looking too expensive.
    Is KDB too much of a luxury pick? Martial saves some urgent cash for example.
    Adam Smith/King/Wilson/Perez already on the firing line too.

    Any tips here?
    Ryan.
    Robbo, VVD, Adam Smith, Coleman.
    Sterling, Salah, Perez, KDB.
    Wilson, King.
    Button, Lundstram, Wickham, Dendoncker.
    0.0m ITB.

    1. Maverick NILRG
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I don't think the structure is bad at all. I would save the FT and start with King or Wilson depending on hiw gameweek 2 plays out.

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      If Liverpool didn’t concede against Norwich would you still be saying that?

      The Bournemouth lads need to go after week 3 for sure.

      Perez is absolutely fine - he is a 6.5m OOP he will be great value - can’t expect goals every game.

      I’ve got KDB too and wondering the same thing. Think he is value still

      It’s hard to answer any questions until we get a bit more data and see what happens in week 2.

      Martial appears to now be flavour of the month but he didn’t play well yesterday so it’s just a huge bandwagon without much substance currently

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Bournemouth after GW3 Man City?

    3. Maverick NILRG
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Martial was streaky in the past. Gotta wait. Agreed.

    4. rookie manager
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Hold onto Perez, maybe review Bmouth double up after next week, possibly Pukki or Rashford with bit of changing around. Maybe one of Pool defence to a City one - still good assets but may be a bit harder without Allison and City looked strong.

      1. rookie manager
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        And KDB looks like he will deliver consistently - he has a lot of top attacking options to assist. Great price for him even if he is expensive ( not compared to previous years )

    5. TOBY1
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I’d wait. I have King and probably he will be first to go (if I don’t get Adrian)

      KDB got an assist. Could have had another and maybe even a goal. Even one assist every week over the season would be amazing. No reason to take him out yet and he’s just getting going...

  16. ChelseaGuy
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Everyone has the free transfer bug?

  17. cescpistols111
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    What should I do with my FT this week (0.0 ITB)? Looks okay to save?

    Heaton
    Robbo Digne Aarons Lundstram
    Salah (c) Sterling (v) Trossard
    Kane Jota King

    Button Perez Dendoncker Lowton

    1. BoomXhakaLaca1
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Maybe swap out Trossard?

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Play Perez (che) over Lunstram/Trossard

    3. rookie manager
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Save that ft - then lot more choice of movement after two gameweeks.

    4. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Prez in for tross

  18. BoomXhakaLaca1
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Time to ship of Moura for Martial?

    1. BoomXhakaLaca1
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Or vardy to Wilson?

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        I changed my earlier draft to Vardy and Wilson. Regret both.

        1. BoomXhakaLaca1
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Ah they both could come good yet, was thinking probably more important for me to get rid of Lucas for the city game

          1. Kiwivillan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            Cost me Sterling who I've got in for a hit Vardy out. Think Villa win then fixtures turn bad

    2. mike09
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I would say yes.

      1. BoomXhakaLaca1
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Was thinking the same but Wolves could be a tough game

  19. Azathoth
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Any update what's going on with Vert?Gonna play vs MC?

    1. BoomXhakaLaca1
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Prob not worth having v City anyway even if fit.

  20. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    How did Brighton look in attack? 3 goals flattered them?

    Seriously considering Buendia in for Trossard right now . He’s going to play whatever and Norwich are obvs going for it and have a settled side. I can see them struggling perhaps midterm if the goals pile up against them. Short mid term they have a manager and team committed to a style and they know their roles. Goals should happen.

    Part of the mix here is that Dendoncker looks great value at 4.5 and if Trossard is in and out I’d prefer a 4.5 first sub who is nailed and offers some threat.

    Alternatives to monitor are McGinn and Robinson. But AV second half bothered me with that retreat. Not sure I want to be in a midfielder in a team that is going to try and soak it up.

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Brighton had an xg of around 0.85 if im not wrong.

      Some seem to think Trossard will be eased in over the next 2 games home games. Maybe come of the bench 1st and start the 2nd.

      Im also looking at one of Buendia or Mcginn to replace Trossard.
      But dont want to knee jerk im open to keeping Trossard for a week or two.

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Sorry how does that XG translate? Did they overperforn? Think that’s what I read

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Watford had similar xg and scored 0 goals.
          Yes they did over perform but they do look better going forward now.

          Its a tough one with Trossard tbh.
          2 Fts could be worth a lot next week.

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            Agreed on two FTs

            I’ve always kept the hit in 3 in budget though. Question whether it’s better to do it with 3 transfers or 2 if I want it. 3 I guess us better as it leaves more options open

            Trossard I could even bench next week as he looks a 60 minute player!! Kicking myself for not listening to my Potter doubts especially with all the options he now has.

            Looking forward I’m very unlikely to want to keep Trossard as I’m looking for a regular there and not wanting to switch in and out at the 6.0 level.

            Moutinho is still on my radar. He had the assist for Dendoncker non goal!

            1. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 year, 6 months ago

              Ill probably sell Trossard next week for Buendia or Mcginn as I would need the money to upgrade Fraser/Wilson to Martial/Rashford.

    2. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      New manager.
      Better organised.
      Scoring goals.

      Hard to say if this will continue but on the face of that game (only seem extended highlights on Match Choice), I’d say Brighton could use their fixtures to get off to a flyer.

  21. Max City
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Heaton (Pope)
    TAA Coleman Zinchenko Kelly
    Salah Sterling DSilva Stieperman Perez
    Wilson

    Sub: Woods Origi Montoya

    1) Bench Zinchenko, Kelly or Montoya?
    2) Origi will certainly be benched, right?
    3) plan to have Kane after GW3, but not sure how. Any suggestion?

    Thanks

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Ooof

      Dilva a major doubt imo. Perhaps Bilva comes in on wing but I’m pretty sure he’ll pkay one way or the other and central must be a strong possibility

      Kelly a doubt too I’d say with Cahill and Sakho around

  22. ChelseaGuy
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    So no one noticed the unlimited free transfer bug???

    1. BoomXhakaLaca1
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Did you play a chip?

      1. ChelseaGuy
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        No. But my friends used their FT and when they re open the tab, the FT is still intact

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Tell them to make 50 transfers then. FPL will still have the data to track it and will correct it and they’ll be on -200

          Anyone who tries to take advantage of this will deserve that too

          1. ChelseaGuy
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            Reddit says it'll get deducted, friend made 8 transfers damn

            1. TheDragon
              • 2 Years
              1 year, 6 months ago

              Tell your friend there is Nigerian prince with unlimited gold who needs your friend to send him £1,000 so he can transport it......

              1. badgerboy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 year, 6 months ago

                Gold! Contact details please.

              2. ChelseaGuy
                • 4 Years
                1 year, 6 months ago

                He's not that dumb bro. He's of the thinking that the potential free transfers he could get far outweighs the negative points he gonna suffer

                1. FPL.team
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 year, 6 months ago

                  Why did he make a team he needed to make 8 transfers to after 1 game free or not?

    2. FPL.team
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Ban. Are you one of the trolls from Andys stream last night?

      1. ChelseaGuy
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        It's not a troll bro

        1. FPL.team
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          There was loads on Andys stream last night getting banned for this rubbish. Trying to make people spend their free transfers for fake news is not cool.

          1. ChelseaGuy
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            Dude, it's not fake news. Google it yourself. Or ask someone who you know who made a transfer.

            1. FPL.team
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 year, 6 months ago

              As the guy above says even if that is true it would only be a UI thing, FPL knows you made that transfer so will deduct your points accordingly. Not cool to tell people they can have unlimited transfers to ruin their seasons.

              1. ChelseaGuy
                • 4 Years
                1 year, 6 months ago

                Yea..UI problem apparently.
                Didn't see it much discussed on here, that's why I asked.

    3. ChelseaGuy
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Apparently it's a user end bug and it should deduct points at the start of next gameweek

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Just checked my phone app. If you keep scrolling down, under Free Transfers 1 is 'Gameweek Transfers Made' and accurately records what you've done. The next item, Money in the Bank is wrong.

        1. ChelseaGuy
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Oh.. FPL this year has a lot of bugs i guess

  23. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Sterling or Salah for the captain this gw ?

    1. ChelseaGuy
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Salah for me

      1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Hm...im not so sure about that. I realy like Soton this year, and fancy a sneaky win

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          You know Soton lost 3-0 to ‘defensive’ Burnley this week? Why do you fancy them to win?

          I’ll end up going Salah purely because I think the best approach early in the season is to play the percentages and go the boring route. If I was braver I’d go sterling

    2. Maverick NILRG
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I think Soton are in for it this weekend. Salah for me too.

  24. Ian Davis
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Pukki, Jota or Kean in for Deulofeu?

  25. The Station Kitchen Dorset
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 6 months ago

    My last minute decision to ditch Sterling went well then, proof that overthinking it can be detrimental. Straight on the wildcard for me! :/

  26. Slacker
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    what happened with Guilbert? Are Kelly/Lundstram a better option now?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I think the manager wanted to be more defensively solid. Maybe he'll use wingbacks in the next game.

  27. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Can Jota scores a hatty against united ? Or hatty assists at least ? 🙂

    1. Jacky boy
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I regret picking jota. Should have gone for a defender

      1. Maverick NILRG
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        That's my sentiment for Geri D. I think Jota will be okay though.

        1. Jacky boy
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          i love jota. but fixtures are tough and hey don't seem that strong atm

      2. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Realy ?
        Cmon, its just a first GW. I think hes essential !

        1. Jacky boy
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          wolves were so bad and defensive. not much chances

          1. Markus
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            Against a well fancied Leicester side a 0-0 draw away is a good result. Will be same vs man utd at home but then fixtures begin to open up. They're unlikely to win games by 4 or 5 but Jota and Jimenez are involved in more or less all their goals one way or another. Keep the faith

            1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
              • 8 Years
              1 year, 6 months ago

              this ^

          2. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            Were you watching? Jota had plenty chances, including being through on goal and falling over his own feet.

    2. Harper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Doubt he'll play Europa league so should do better this time. Won't have to make that long journey as well

  28. Pinky and De Bruyne
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Alisson honestly, 4-8 weeks? How can you say 4 weeks or actually double that... Think it shows no actually knows do they.

    Did he damage his calf or is it still a strain ?

    1. Miniboss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I guess it’s up to how he responds to treatment. Others get well faster from similar injuries, for others it takes even longer thank 8 weeks.

      1. Pinky and De Bruyne
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        he just strained his calf... no?

        1. badgerboy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Don't think an official statement has been given by the club? The estimate was given by a Daily Mail reporter on twitter.

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Club news later today.

  29. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Lol to all those who want to jump into utd players.
    It was inky the second half and that was due to Chelsea not to utd.

    First half Chelsea was much better and really unlucky not to score.

    But yeah sign martial will make our life easier

  30. Shaw must go on
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Morning Lads..

    Why so many people got Moura for just one week and why the suddenly Love for Martial?? yeah, he scored a goal but played average(Martial owner)

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Martial is an OOP central striker in a very attacking team.

      1. Shaw must go on
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        we all knew that before the season started

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Moura didn’t score and some people don’t want him this week because he got city (honestly a lot of people set their teams up
      Solely for GW1 - further showing week 1 rank is irrelevant)

      Martial scored a goal so in peoples minds they extrapolate from
      There that he will score every week and points are good

    3. Harper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      His stats are great which is weird because I don't remember him doing anything apart from his goal and another weak SOT watching the whole match
      pretty frustrating as an owner, but he's up front for United, he's going to get attacking returns