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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. Foogle
    9 months, 18 days ago

    So with Alisson more than likely out for the foreseeable future, that's going to have to be my FT:

    A) De Gea + 0.5m
    B) Leno + 1m
    C) Ederson (even though they have spurs?)
    D) Adrian + 1.5m

    1. The Wise Owl
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Or go Pope for 1.5m

      1. Foogle
        9 months, 18 days ago

        Thinking of Adrian and then to Pope once Alisson is back. Three tough fixtures for Burnley next so avoiding for now.

        1. The Wise Owl
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 18 days ago

          Tough fixtures mean potential save points.

    2. Pinky and De Bruyne
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Im debating on playing pope or doing pope --> Adrian.

      Liverpool def may not be the same without Alisson and may avoid.

      1. The Wise Owl
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        Why? Just keep Pope.

    3. J.A.R.V.I.S
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      e) ryan

      1. The Wise Owl
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        Agree with this.

        1. J.A.R.V.I.S
          • 9 Years
          9 months, 18 days ago

          Yep, Ryan,dunk,Duffy has all the hallmarks of a vintage stoke defence for me

          Good fixtures as well...

          1. The Wise Owl
            • 4 Years
            9 months, 18 days ago

            Also include Montoya. Involved in a lot of the play.

    4. CROCosta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 18 days ago

      A) I fancy DDG to be highest scoring gk this year and their defense is looking really solid, save 0.5 from Ederson
      If not De Gea I would go for 4.5 Pope

  2. CelticBhoy1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    Really not sure what to do with Trossard.

    15 million with 22 goals and 11 assists last season, but benched.

    Surely must play at home to West Ham?

    But at the same time I'm thinking why would they change a side that won 3-0

    1. boc610
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      he did that at another club in another league. people also assumed Kean would go straight into the everton lineup, ditto pepe at arsenal and pulisic at chelsea.more often than not it doesn't work like that if they have come from other leagues.

      1. CelticBhoy1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        I know it can take some time to break into a team - just emphasising his goal threat if he does play, as opposed to other options around that price like McGinn and Buendia who were also in a different league last season with less attacking returns

    2. juho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      i'm facing the same dilemma
      i'll hold off making a decision until the last moment

  3. Pinky and De Bruyne
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    Burnley investments this year? Looking like a rejuvenated team.

    I'm liking Gudmundsson but hes a little bit expensive, at 5.5 i would invest 100%

    1. The Wise Owl
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Pope looks the best way into the squad. Barnes is looking good.

      1. J.A.R.V.I.S
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        Pieters?

        1. The Wise Owl
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 18 days ago

          Could be dropped for Taylor. A bit of uncertainty right now.

      2. Pinky and De Bruyne
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        I would have to drop Abraham for Barnes, when i was thinking Lamela --> Gudmund

    2. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      I'm looking at Barnes or possibly Wood who is now under the radar

    3. Prisoner B5160-8
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Pieters has been rabbit's foot for me in the past. Prefer Wood over Barnes still, on account of not having been hooked.

  4. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    Hint: The answer to every ‘should I make this transfer’ question is ...

    No - Save FT

    1. The Seagulls and the Trawle…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      This.
      This post should be a hot topic.

    2. The Wise Owl
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Good advice.

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 18 days ago

      this unless allisson

    4. Boris Bodega: Holly's …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Depends on the team, e.g. if I have Allison and a non-playing 4m keeper, that would be bad advice.

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        Ok - obv there are some extreme exceptions but my post covers 99% of questions asked on transfers.

        Exceptions are:

        - player is injured for several weeks
        - player is dropped from the squad and won’t return

        1. Boris Bodega: Holly's …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 18 days ago

          No there are other legitimate scenarios as well, as there are a lot of players coming back. I do agree that in most cases saving the FT is going to be the best advice, but a blanket statement (with your added amendments) isn't really helpful - there are already lots of exciting options emerging, and it merits discussion.

    5. Foogle
      9 months, 18 days ago

      This is usually my strategy, I'll set up my team so that I shouldn't need to make a FT after GW1, but unfortunately you can't legislate for your starting keeper getting injured...

    6. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      This

  5. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    Got Sterling and KDB, Wasn't going to keep both and Sterling looks like a must!

    KDB >

    a) Martial
    b) Moura

    1. Pinky and De Bruyne
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      nope

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Why did you get both if you don’t want both?

      1. Pinky and De Bruyne
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        This

    3. boc610
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      dont get rid of kdb

    4. mike09
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 18 days ago

      a

    5. Shaw must go on
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      b

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        Lol 😉

        The answer to this question can literally never be B

    6. noquarternt
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      What more do you want? He got a return.

    7. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Horrible..

    8. drgilbertsfakeear
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Keep both for now. It's only one week. Save the transfer.

    9. Das Boot
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      2 weeks Son

    10. DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Have you seen KDB’s fixtures in gameweeks 3,4 and 5? Lol, and 6 for that matter. Now i’m looking at them gameweeks 3-11 are all amazing.

    11. Greek Flair
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      I would hold both. Why jump ship on KDB when he looked productive?

  6. Most likely to succeed
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    Start two:

    a) Rico (avl)
    b) Kelly (shu)
    c) Dendoncker (MUN)
    d) Greenwood (wol)
    e) Walker-Peters (mci)

    Listed in the order I’m currently placing them.

    1. The Seagulls and the Trawle…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      You got the order right, but will have to wait for pre game press conferences (Rico, Kelly).

    2. CROCosta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 18 days ago

      BADCE

  7. columbus189
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    I am thinking of rotating my forward with transfers.

    Had Kane and now transferred for Aubameyang.
    GW3 Aubameyang back to Kane or Rashford etc....

    Is this to risky when it comes to prise raise?

    Have Sterling and Salah so feel I can be a bit flexiable up front.

    1. Shaw must go on
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      plenty of people trying to find a way to get Kane In and you get ride of him?? why??

      1. columbus189
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        City away vs Burnley at home for Aubameyang.

        Everyone in my league have Kane and got Aubameyang (c) to get an advantage for GW2

    2. Rocky.007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      you are just burning your FTs for one spot and ignoring other 10 players on your team. If you are very happy with rest of your team, go ahead.

      1. columbus189
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        Thing is I am happy with the rest. For now..... Holebas and Perez will get 5-6 weeks to show some form

        Pope

        Alexander-Arnold-Holebas-Coleman-Aké

        Martial-Salah-Pérez -Sterling

        King - Aubameyang

        Button
        Kelly
        Dendoncker
        Greenwood

    3. The Seagulls and the Trawle…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      If you don’t have more pressing matters than transferring Kane out after a brace then you had an unbelievable GW. Or you are voluntarily looking for trouble.

    4. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Would only make that kind of transfer if the alternative is to burn one

      1. The Seagulls and the Trawle…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        This

      2. columbus189
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        Just been trying for 2 seasons to make a team where I can rotate 1 premium player. This season I feel I am a bit closer. But might get burned with prise raise.

        Plan B if cant get Kane back is to downgrade Holebas

    5. Rains of Castamere
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      You'll get told that it's not the done thing... but honestly, just go with your gut. If you feel Auba will outscore Kane and is a good armband option too, go for it. It's your team. Yeah you're using up a transfer but if Kane gets 2 and Auba scores 13, who cares...?

  8. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 18 days ago

    Any stats yet for refs and VAR.

    Some seem trigger happy.

    1. boc610
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      not yet but didn't see one wrong decision made in fairness. the rules for handball in goal buildups were clear so Dendoncker's shouldn't have stood.

      1. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 18 days ago

        Some refs are likely to use it more than others, should be interesting.

  9. Rocky.007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    Pope
    Digne VVD Robbo Zinch (Lund)
    Salah Sterling kdb Perez
    King Jota (Greenwood)

    Holding for now. King to Pukki looks interesting if Bournemouth doesn't look to be in form. Any idea on how to get United boys in if they continue their attacking form?

  10. Danstoke82
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    Morning all, pondering this move;

    Walker-Peters > 5.5 DEF (Bissaka?)

    Yay or Nay?

    1. The Wise Owl
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Wait, but not a bad move.

      1. Danstoke82
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        Cheers. Wait until next weekend?

        1. The Wise Owl
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 18 days ago

          Well, wait until after the UEFA Super Cup final, or when prices look like they're fluctuating.

    2. Rocky.007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      I might be wrong, but United defence didn't look that good? Also Bisakka is not great going forward himself. Surely give one or two more weeks?

    3. mike09
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Wait

    4. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 18 days ago

      why start the season with a 5.0 def for 1 game

      1. Danstoke82
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        Fair enough. Cheers guys will hold.

    5. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      I would do it.
      Walker-Peters did not play well, he has City away and then potentially dropped
      AWB is a great asset, UTD defense could be great this year.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        Dropped for whom? Aurier wants away and Foyth is injured.

        1. Shaw must go on
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          9 months, 18 days ago

          Aurier wanted away when trippier was there...

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            9 months, 18 days ago

            I read recently he still wants to leave.

            1. Shaw must go on
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              9 months, 18 days ago

              if he leaves they can have an issue on the right side...

  11. Pinky and De Bruyne
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    Emerson very unlucky to get a goal against Utd, how do you think Chelsea def will hold up against the bottom 6.
    I think they got lots of goals coming imo

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 18 days ago

      think chelsea will pick up quite a lot of points systematically beating poor sides, especially at home. whether that will be enough for top 6 is another question

    2. The Seagulls and the Trawle…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Incoming in Kepa’s goal.

    3. Permian23
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Badly. Lampard put those defenders half-way up the pitch, and into a 50m sprint race with Martial, James and Rashford, who are all much quicker. Stupid. going to haemorrhage goals.

    4. BillionairesClub
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Jose thinks Chelsea lack basic football principles. That they aren't able to stay compact in the defensive phase.
      Like I said a few days ago, they will get hammered most games, their squad is mid table quality

      1. Permian23
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        Agree. I like how (insanely) go forward they are, looking at Abraham. But prefer Kean at 7.0m

      2. Pinky and De Bruyne
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        See i think hey got some good young talent, they were very unlucky to not score against Utd. Passed the ball very well in the final 3rd.

        Unfortunately the CB pairing just doesn't work interested to see how that works out.

        I think they are the dark horses this year.

        1. Permian23
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          9 months, 18 days ago

          Agree. Barkley and Abraham are options, not touching the defence with a 10-ft pole.

          1. Das Boot
            • 5 Years
            9 months, 18 days ago

            Emerson looked dangerous, could score a few goals for them if yesterday was anything to go by

        2. BillionairesClub
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 18 days ago

          Fair points but young talent doesn't mean results. You have to look at it this way, they're going into games with unproven players like Abraham and Mount, the talent is irrelevant if they aren't able to perform. It's the worst team they've had in 30 years

          1. Pinky and De Bruyne
            • 7 Years
            9 months, 18 days ago

            Its their 1st game against a solid Utd squad at OT i think we need to give them another chance lol

            Agreed though, attack will be the only investment for me.

      3. Shaw must go on
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        i think it´s more mid table manager...

      4. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 18 days ago

        “hammered most games”

        1. Permian23
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          9 months, 18 days ago

          Of course, yesterday was ridiculous. I watched United players running past them faster with the ball, than the Chelsea players without it.

          1. Permian23
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            9 months, 18 days ago

            In 30 metres of open space bearing down on goal.

            1. EMBOLOFAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              9 months, 18 days ago

              you noticed that rashford is fast and was playing vs a high line with chelsea chasing the game

  12. RustyBz
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    Quick question gets. I accidentally quit one of my classic leagues (checking points after drinking was a bad idea) and just re-joined this morning. Do I re-enter the league with my total points or do I lose the score from GW1 for the league?

    1. The Wise Owl
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Depends if their league starts from GW2 or not. Unlikely. You'll get your points from GW1.

    2. GanonTEK
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      You should have total points. The scoring counts from week 1 normally not the week people join.

    3. RustyBz
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Cheers lads.

  13. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    GTG?

    Ryan
    Robbo VVD Digne Diop
    Salah(c) Sterling Perez Moura
    King Wilson

    Bench: Greenwood Dendoncker Lowton
    1m ITB, 1FT

  14. F0oTBall GuRu
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 18 days ago

    sutherns with 21 points on the bench

    must be some kind of gw1 record...

  15. RUUD!
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    Best 4.5 def to bring in this week for Cathcart, thinking Dunk?

    1. The Wise Owl
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Or Montoya.

    2. BillionairesClub
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Why would you waste a transfer on taking Cathcart out? Don't you have a 4.5 on the bench to come in for him until his next home game?

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 18 days ago

      why waste a ft on this. you made your decision

  16. three five two
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    Hey folks... tough decision to make this week:

    a) VVD + Rashford
    or
    b) KDB + Ake

    What do you think?

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      A

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      How many points hits are you taking? Who you transferring out?

      1. three five two
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        Would be a 4 point hit after next game week. Other transfer involved is bench fodder:

        VVD > Aké
        Dendoncker >KDB
        Rashford > Greenwood

        Was then just hoping to set and forget for a while!

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 18 days ago

      youre aware the season has started?

      1. three five two
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        haha. Longer term strategising 🙂

    4. mike09
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 18 days ago

      a

  17. kusasi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    Who to keep for next week (I had both) - Tielemans, Perez or both?

    1. Pinky and De Bruyne
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      I like perez

    2. GanonTEK
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Both. Give them a chance.

      1. kusasi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        Yep. I'm a serial tinkerer. Must resist!

  18. Tshelby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    Morning all!

    Had a good average weekend with 85. How did your gameweek go?

    Think I'm going to play it save and spear my first FT

    Pope
    Robbo, VvD, Digne, Montoya
    Moura, Salah, Sterling
    Vardy, King, Jota

    Button,- Leitner, Dendoncker, Diop

    Or should I get Moura out?

    1. crossfox
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 18 days ago

      v similar team to mine - if I were you id just give moura one more week unless you're certain

  19. Sameobi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 18 days ago

    I'm not making any transfers. I have a three week plan.

    1. The Wise Owl
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      What is it?

      1. Pinky and De Bruyne
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        Sit tight and clench those bum cheeks

  20. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    Sterling rising 0.1 will cause so much problems for non owners wanting him in 🙂

    1. The Wise Owl
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Trying to work out if it's possible for him to rise to 13 million this year.

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 18 days ago

      why would i want him in if i dont already have him

      1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        Why?

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 18 days ago

          yes

      2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        To prevent the chasm for becoming insurmountable?

        1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 18 days ago

          *from

  21. drgilbertsfakeear
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 18 days ago

    I love the hysteria that grips people after one gameweek. The answer to most questions after the opening gameweek is 'ROLL THE TRANSFER!!!!!'

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      But my 5.5m midfielder didn’t score 20 points ....

      1. Das Boot
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        🙂

    2. FPL-(VAR)dy
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      wow..but my midfielder who I thought would play forward didn,'t take even one shot.
      And the player I want to bring in is about to rise.Getting him later would decrease my team value

    3. The Overthinker - I blame R…
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      My 5.5 defender won't start anytime soon. So I want to replace him

  22. BBC_TF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    I usually don't worry about spending early hits in a fantasy season.

    Would you rather do:
    1/ Moura + King -> Rashford + McGinn (-4)
    OR
    2/ Moura -> Martial (ft)

    Martial and Rash had as many shots (4) and Martial edged it for touches in the box (8 vs 6). Both are ranking very high overall.

    Martial is cheaper and is a mid. Rashford has pens. Feels like both a great value to be honest. Rashford should be more consistent but Martial has more upside from the midfield and at this price point.

    1. FPL-(VAR)dy
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Rashford doesnt have pens.He said Post match,there are multiple takers

    2. crossfox
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 18 days ago

      I do agree on this a lot of the time - taking the hit seems more justified if the players you want to get in are gonna go up in value.. leaves you more money available later in the season. But I'm gonna hold off this week... definitely waiting to see a bit more from martial personally

  23. jacklockett
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    Pick two
    Robinson v Crystal Palace
    Ings v Liverpool
    Jiminez v Man Utd
    Wood v Arsenal
    KWP v Man City

    1. drgilbertsfakeear
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Robinson, Wood

  24. FPL-(VAR)dy
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    Perez to Lanzini
    or
    RIcharlison to Martial
    or
    Bank transfer?

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 18 days ago

      why would you sell rich

  25. Das Boot
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    What are peoples O/R and are you happy with it?

    I'm just over the 1 million mark and reasonably content as I normally have a howler 1st game.

    1. RustyBz
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      ~150,000. Can't complain but you always ponder on the 50/50 decisions that you got wrong (i.e Cathcart over Dunk!)

      1. drgilbertsfakeear
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 18 days ago

        I benched Dunk and played Cathcart 🙁

      2. Das Boot
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        that's a great start, got to be chuffed with that.

    2. The Wise Owl
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Currently sitting at just over 1 million. I'm not worried, but I could have done better. You live and learn.

    3. Printing Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      500k, content

    4. The Man Pastore
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      109K and happy

    5. CROCosta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 18 days ago

      296k very happy, any gameweek in which i am in top 10% is a success and consistent scores like this should be good for top10k by the end of season

  26. ZakyJ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    Trying not to kneejerk about not having Sterling but could become a problem!

    Heaton
    KWP / VVD / Zinch / Montoya
    KdB / Salah / Perez
    Kane / Auba / Jota

    (Button, Rico, Dendo, Drinkwater)

    Do i
    A) Hold, and maybe get Sterling in next week but at 12.1m
    B) get Sterling in for -4
    C) Get Adrian for Heaton and make Sterling Judgement next week?

    1. Boris Bodega: Holly's …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      A

      1. ZakyJ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        Do you not think Adrian will score more points than Heaton over the next 8 or so weeks so even if i do have to take an additional -4 next week that will still be worth it?

        1. Boris Bodega: Holly's …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 18 days ago

          I'd personally wait one more week, and look at the situation then. You'll be armed with 2 FTs and have more information to base your decision on.

    2. Printing Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      A

    3. mike09
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 18 days ago

      B

  27. ClassiX
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 18 days ago

    Hi all - is C.Wilson/Siggy to Rashford/Martial too knee-jerky, good business or too soon to properly assess?

    1. The Wise Owl
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Hold that knee!

    2. RustyBz
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      It is very knee jerky but sounds good moves actually. Rashford and Martial look absolutely nailed and potentially sharing penalties

    3. BillionairesClub
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Get them in. Give me the price rise

      1. ClassiX
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 18 days ago

        That's how I'm leaning at the moment - I'd love an extra week to assess, but the Martial/Rashford price rises are going to make the moves impossible

    4. FPL-(VAR)dy
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      same question

    5. Printing Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Knee

    6. Blunder fc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Let Wilson play villa first. I've picked Wilson with the intention of going to rashford/vardy gw3, still think it's a strong plan

      1. ClassiX
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 18 days ago

        Hmm...Villa actually looked OK for most of the Spurs game, and Bournemouth looked terrible. Also, won't be able to do the move if Rashford price goes up tonight...

        1. Blunder fc
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 18 days ago

          They conceded more chances than any other team this weekend.
          The price rise is a fair point though and Wilson's gw3 and 4 fixtures are bad

    7. Captain Roberto
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Its a bit reactionary. If it happens again this week then definitely though as the prices will start to rise.

    8. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Brilliant transfers - Wilson and siggy barely scored any points this week whereas rashford and martial got loads!

      Definitely do that for a -4

      1. The Seagulls and the Trawle…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        I like your style Dragon.

      2. mookie
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        Chasing last weeks points is your argument to do the transfers?

        1. The Seagulls and the Trawle…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 18 days ago

          It was sarcasm, i think.

        2. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 18 days ago

          Your sarcasm detector is broken

      3. ClassiX
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 18 days ago

        So...that's a "no" from you then... 🙂
        That's why I asked the question - I'm not inclined to knee-jerk moves, but I saw so little in the Bournemouth and Everton games, and alot in the ManU attack...

    9. The Seagulls and the Trawle…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Chasing for points.
      Wilson and Siggy have vil and WAT. United have wol.
      Breathe in, keep, and enjoy your points next GW.

      1. ClassiX
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 18 days ago

        Good advice - probably the way I'm leaning, but those imminent price rises worry me if Wilson and Siggy blank again...

    10. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Thanks for the feedback everyone. At least I'm not the only one wondering about these moves - will probably stick this week and possibly do a mini-wildcard after next week when Son also comes back into the reckoning...

  28. Berbinho's Forehead
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    If you want to save a transfer, save it.
    If you want to use a transfer, use it.
    If you want to take a hit, take a hit.
    If you want to wildcard, wildcard.

    It's your team, do what you feel is best. 🙂

    1. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Bottom line - you're right.
      But people want some advise, no harm in that.

    2. Das Boot
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Best and most honourable advice I have seen on here yet this season, Well done Foreheid,

      After all, does Klopp ask Pep for advice ??

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        He should

  29. PH2000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    9 months, 18 days ago

    Any thoughts on GW2 captain? I can't decide between Salah, KDB and Sterling.

    I know Sterling has just smashed it but I have a sneaky feeling about KDB...

    Mo might be knackered after the Super cup...

    1. Captain Roberto
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      Southampton or Spurs?
      Is that a choice?

      1. PH2000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        9 months, 18 days ago

        Maybe...Southampton had a poor start against Burnley but I'm wary of Liverpool playing mid-week in Turkey.

        May well be a close one at the Etihad though...

        1. Captain Roberto
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 18 days ago

          They are al fit enough to travel executive class to a hotel and play a game then travel executive class back and play another game a few days later. I don't see any issue with that.

  30. Captain Roberto
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 18 days ago

    BENCH POINTS not shown??

    Anyone else noticed this? All my substitutes that remained on the bench have zero shown for their points even though they scored points.

    What is that purpose of that??

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      does it matter?

      no.

      1. Captain Roberto
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        I think it matters, because at a glance you cant see how your players performed... which is the purpose of that screen lol

    2. The Seagulls and the Trawle…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 18 days ago

      If you click on the zero is when the magic happens.

      1. Captain Roberto
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 18 days ago

        how utterly daft