Scout Notes

Barnes brace sinks Saints as Pope returns to Fantasy form

Burnley 3-0 Southampton

Goals: Ashley Barnes x2 (£6.5m), Johan Berg Gudmundsson (£6.0m)

Assists: Erik Pieters x2 (£4.5m)

Bonus Points: Barnes x3, Pieters x2, Nick Pope x1 (£4.5m), Gudmundsson x1

Ashley Barnes (£6.5m) did his best to blow Burnley’s pre-season trends out of the water in a 3-0 win over Southampton on Saturday.

The forward scored twice against the Saints after a campaign of summer friendlies in which he did not find the net once.

Barnes also played fewer minutes in those games than colleagues Chris Wood (£6.5m) and Jay Rodriguez (£6.0m) but still started alongside the New Zealand international at Turf Moor.

His two forward colleagues combined for 15 goals in pre-season but it was Barnes who showed the clinical edge in Gameweek 1.

Barnes scored a brace in Burnley’s 3-0 win over Southampton

However, in truth, the game was closer than the scoreline suggested.

Southampton had chances in the early stages with new signing Che Adams (£6.0m) and Nathan Redmond (£6.5m) hooking wide and stinging the palms of Nick Pope (£4.5m) respectively.

In fact, Burnley did not pose much of a threat in the first half other than a Johann Berg Gudmundsson (£6.0m) drive from the edge of the box that clipped the post. It was only in a 12-minute second-half spell that they scored three goals.

“It was a tight game and there wasn’t much in it, but I was so pleased with our mentality to stick at it. We started asking more questions in the second half and lifted the tempo and without putting them on the back foot we suddenly made like awkward.” – Sean Dyche

Barnes first capitalised on a Jannik Vestergaard (£5.0m) slip to connect with an Erik Pieters (£4.5m) clearance, drilling under Angus Gunn (£4.5m).

Minutes later, the former Plymouth Argyle striker was on hand again to double Burnley’s lead. This time there was more intention on Pieters’ ball into the box, an incredible cross to the back post where Barnes poked home.

“I have great admiration for him. This pre-season he didn’t score a goal and he looked hungry for it. The first goal was a fantastic touch and finish, it was great skill. His second finish was sublime, it’s a brilliant ball by Erik Pieters, but when centre-forwards finish like that it looks easy. It’s not easy when the ball is coming over your shoulder like that.” – Sean Dyche

It is worth highlighting the role that Pieters played in this win, as his 14-point score in Gameweek 1 was bettered only by Raheem Sterling‘s (£12.0m) 20-point haul.

Not only did the former Stoke man get two assists, but he also tacked on a clean sheet and two bonus points.

Pieters secured a great Gameweek 1 score but his place in the Burnley team could be short-lived

However, it would probably unwise to jump straight into including Pieters in our squads, for several reasons.

Firstly, while his cross for Barnes’ second goal was excellent, the assist for the first was nothing more than a clearance, that the striker was able to latch onto because of Vestergaard’s mistake.

Furthermore, it does seem likely that Charlie Taylor (£4.5m) will be the first choice left-back for Burnley this season.

The former Leeds United defender missed a portion of pre-season with an injury but still started two of the last three matches of the summer, while Pieters featured from the beginning only once in that run.

According to Burnley’s official website, Taylor was only omitted from the matchday squad for the Southampton clash “during a fast-track to get him up to match fitness.”

In our Team News content, we did think that Taylor would be a doubt to start this Gameweek 1 as he played in a reserve team game midweek a few days beforehand.

Fantasy managers looking at the Burnley defence will have to keep an eye on the left-back situation and Dyche’s next press conference ahead of Gameweek 2.

The third Clarets goal on Saturday came from Gudmundsson’s determination as he dispossessed Ryan Bertrand (£4.5m), bore down on goal from the right flank and curled an effort into the far corner of Gunn’s net.

Nick Pope played his first Premier League match since the 2017/18 campaign on Saturday

Meanwhile, it was rewarding for Fantasy managers to see goalkeeper Pope make his first Premier League appearance since the 2017/18 season on Saturday.

The Burnley shot-stopper picked up where he left off as a Fantasy asset too, keeping a clean sheet, making three saves and claiming one bonus point.

As per usual, the Clarets made life very comfortable for their goalkeeper, largely limiting Southampton to efforts from range, enabling Pope to make enough saves for that additional point.

It will be interesting to see how this tactic affects Arsenal in Gameweek 2, given how much of the Gunners’ play takes place inside the penalty box.

“Popey didn’t have a lot of do, which was also pleasing.” – Sean Dyche

“The lads have shielded me well in tough conditions, it was difficult to get going in a sense. The lads looked after me really well and I helped them out when I could. I feel better than before; I don’t think about it when I wake up in the morning. It’s in the past now, so I’m glad to get it behind me.” – Nick Pope

Meanwhile, despite the result probably being an unfair reflection of the match, concerns about Southampton’s defence under Ralph Hasenhüttl continue.

Admittedly, there was poor defending specifically from Vestergaard for two of Burnley’s goals but it has been some time since the Saints offered reliable clean sheet potential.

This performance does not bode well for Southampton as they prepare to host Liverpool in Gameweek 2, although it could help Fantasy managers make their captaincy decision.

Members Analysis

Burnley XI (4-4-2): Pope; Pieters, Mee, Tarkowski, Lowton; McNeil (Lennon 84′), Westwood, Cork, Gudmundsson; A Barnes (Rodriguez 84′), Wood.

Southampton XI (3-4-2-1): Gunn; Vestergaard, J Stephens (Højbjerg 73′), Bednarek; Bertrand, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Valery; Redmond, Ings (Obafemi 66′); Adams (Boufal 73′).

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Lessons learned from Gameweek 1

1,003 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Tmel
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 20 hours ago

    Hold Trossard for now?

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 20 hours ago

      Yes

    2. SpoonPants
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        If you are feeling punty and patient, then yes.

      • Rinseboy
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        I am

      • Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        Hmmm maybe, but McGinn just said hello and he has 0.5m with him.

        1. Rinseboy
          • 7 Years
          8 days, 20 hours ago

          tempting but another week to see McGinn and also see if Trossard gets his run out would be helpful!

      • Bexster90
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        Yep, I'm holding.....and hoping !!!

      • FlyingWithoutIngs
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        Also my dilemma mcginn is the one tempting me to gain the 0.5 million

      • Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        I am - if he starts he could do very well against WHU

      • TLF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        If I was an owner I would for sure.

      • PUMPKINHEAD
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 days, 19 hours ago

        For his off the bench 1 pointer and .1 drop 😆

    3. SpoonPants
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        Hallo

        1. The Big Fella
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 20 hours ago

          Is it me you're looking for?

          1. Jarvish
            • 4 Years
            8 days, 20 hours ago

            Everyone wants a Big Fella.

      • Rinseboy
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 20 hours ago

        Moura owners.

        If Martial looks like he is going to rise before weekend (lot of guessing by FPL Stats etc at this stage though),
        Will you make the move? Or will you accept Martial is gone and will need another transfers to get him in?

        1. yakirh
          • 3 Years
          8 days, 20 hours ago

          I would make the move personally, unless you have a bigger plan in mind

        2. bhunasallround
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 20 hours ago

          Always keep 0.5 in the bank

        3. Dynamic Duos
          • 6 Years
          8 days, 20 hours ago

          Glad I picked Martial from the off, i would make this move

        4. Zim0
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 20 hours ago

          Yeah I would make the move

        5. Teddy Kruger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          8 days, 20 hours ago

          I'm waiting to see what happens in the super cup. If no-one gets injured i'll make the switch. I don't see any point in waiting another week and missing out. 0.1 = 0.5 at the moment.

        6. Rinseboy
          • 7 Years
          8 days, 20 hours ago

          thanks all, seems pretty certain most will make the move if the price rise looks likely.

          Although Moura was an exciting punt for Villa, he doesn't really look worth holding much longer when Martial looks to be playing No. 9 for Utd and there nice fixtures to come after Wolves

        7. Firmino
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 20 hours ago

          Already did the move so I won't be priced out. Can't be sure of early season price changes.

        8. Would Ed Woodward
            8 days, 19 hours ago

            Fraser owner but always planned to get Martial after first 2, don't wanna be priced out but also wanna hold Fraser for Villa, hopefully he won't rise.

          • just a man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            8 days, 19 hours ago

            Remember they tweak the price change algorithm every season. All the price change sites get it wrong at first because we need to see a price change happen in order to calculate the new thresholds. Many said Sterling and Ederson would rise the other day – they didn't. No guarantee that Martial will rise at all.

          • PUMPKINHEAD
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            8 days, 19 hours ago

            Kept .5 itb. Just for situations like this.

        9. Bruce Lee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 20 hours ago

          pope is hot

          1. PUMPKINHEAD
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            8 days, 19 hours ago

            Fancy him do ya ?

        10. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 days, 20 hours ago

          Can you get your ears syringed if your ear is already blocked with water?
          Or is it just for the wax?

          1. Jarvish
            • 4 Years
            8 days, 20 hours ago

            Tilt your head, hold your nose, and blow hard through your nose should do it.

          2. Andy'81
            • 1 Year
            8 days, 20 hours ago

            Not sure about the syringe stuff but I still use warmed cooking oil when my ears block.

            1. Jarvish
              • 4 Years
              8 days, 20 hours ago

              Good idea - then you can recycle and cook your chips in it afterwards.

              1. Berbinho's Forehead
                • 8 Years
                8 days, 20 hours ago

                FFS.

              2. Andy'81
                • 1 Year
                8 days, 20 hours ago

                Chips? I prefer Mars Bars.

                1. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  8 days, 20 hours ago

                  Good point.

            2. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              8 days, 20 hours ago

              You need the medical olive oil from chemist, not chip fat!

          3. Berbinho's Forehead
            • 8 Years
            8 days, 20 hours ago

            This is a horrible feeling. Tilt your head and use a hairdryer near your ear. It is quite painful but some of it does dry up.

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              8 days, 19 hours ago

              Bugger that hurts

          4. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            8 days, 20 hours ago

            Cannot syringe ears without softening wax.
            Horrible feeling having water trapped behind wax can give really bad headaches.

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              8 days, 20 hours ago

              It’s really messing with orientation too. I’m all over the place.

              1. Jarvish
                • 4 Years
                8 days, 20 hours ago

                Sounds like you need to see a doctor

                1. adams_6
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  8 days, 20 hours ago

                  You mean a vet

                2. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  8 days, 19 hours ago

                  Just tried to book. Can’t do anything without the drops apparently and nothing for 8 days. Useful.

                  1. Jarvish
                    • 4 Years
                    8 days, 19 hours ago

                    Did you tell them you were having orientation problems? Always ham it up with them on something like this - you get seen much quicker.

                    1. Christina.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      8 days, 19 hours ago

                      ...might be an idea to fall over something?

                    2. Rupert The Horse
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      8 days, 19 hours ago

                      No I didn’t. Wife is amazing at that stuff

            2. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              8 days, 20 hours ago

              In Boots now.

          5. noquarternt
            • 4 Years
            8 days, 20 hours ago

            Just rest your head on the ear that’s full of water. It’ll come out eventually.

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              8 days, 20 hours ago

              Yeah. I made sure I slept on that side but nothing as yet.

              1. Christina.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                8 days, 20 hours ago

                stop looking at fanny under water.

                1. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  8 days, 19 hours ago

                  Never.

                  1. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
                    • 1 Year
                    8 days, 19 hours ago

                    Otex has always worked for me in the past. Horrible feeling though

                    1. Rupert The Horse
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      8 days, 19 hours ago

                      Thats what I bought actually.
                      The oil has gone very deep and can now hear even less.

                      1. Christina.
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        8 days, 19 hours ago

                        I will have a panic attack

        11. teddypicker
          • 9 Years
          8 days, 20 hours ago

          Finally showing bench points, 4 pts sitting on mine 😛

          1. Stacks of Mané
              8 days, 20 hours ago

              -2 on mine. Lel..

              1. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                8 days, 19 hours ago

                Hanley?

                1. Stacks of Mané
                    8 days, 15 hours ago

                    Si de uit :'(

                    1. Stacks of Mané
                        8 days, 15 hours ago

                        *Si senior :'(

              2. Godfrey
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                8 days, 20 hours ago

                Really liked Haller versus City.

                Moura + Greenwood out for 4.5 mid + Haller for -4?

                1. EMBOLOFAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  8 days, 20 hours ago

                  no

                2. dbeck
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  8 days, 20 hours ago

                  Haller average position was deeper than Antonio and Lanzini. What did you see that makes you so keen?

                  1. Godfrey
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    8 days, 20 hours ago

                    Eye test mostly

                    1. dbeck
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      8 days, 19 hours ago

                      As in lots of shots or pen box touches? I’m a Haller owner, he was my punty pick, but saw nothing vs city to make me excited. Granted it was vs city

                3. FPL-(VAR)dy
                  • 1 Year
                  8 days, 20 hours ago

                  NO

                4. KingOllie
                  • 3 Years
                  8 days, 19 hours ago

                  id rather just do moura -> Lanzini

              3. AceKn1ght
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                8 days, 20 hours ago

                Hi guys,

                Is;

                Moura+King to Rashford+McGinn

                a bit knee-jerky and unnecessary?

                1. EMBOLOFAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  8 days, 20 hours ago

                  yeah very

                2. Dynamic Duos
                  • 6 Years
                  8 days, 20 hours ago

                  That could wait a week I suppose , but don't fancy Moura v City

                3. golfboy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  8 days, 20 hours ago

                  Yes. Leave it now and worse case scenario you do it for free next week.

                  4-0 flattered Man U

                4. AceKn1ght
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  8 days, 20 hours ago

                  Cheers all! Thought so haha...

                5. Firmino
                  • 4 Years
                  8 days, 20 hours ago

                  Moura -> Martial works

              4. Jammydodger2018
                • 1 Year
                8 days, 20 hours ago

                Is 82 points a good score for week 1? I thought it was but I’m halfway down my league

                1. Dynamic Duos
                  • 6 Years
                  8 days, 20 hours ago

                  Very good

                2. golfboy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  8 days, 20 hours ago

                  decent enough.

                  Marathon not a sprint

                3. Jarvish
                  • 4 Years
                  8 days, 20 hours ago

                  Yeah - scores quite bunched this week. Even if you are 20 points behind after GW1, that's still only 0.5 points per week to make up.

                4. dbeck
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  8 days, 20 hours ago

                  82 is a great score, you need to average 60 points per week and you’ll be winning those mini leagues.

                  All premiums pretty much scored. That won’t happen every week

                5. KingOllie
                  • 3 Years
                  8 days, 20 hours ago

                  I only got 68 points pal

                6. Christina.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  8 days, 20 hours ago

                  ouch.

              5. Pepe Le Pugh
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                8 days, 20 hours ago

                Start?

                A Dendo (MUN)
                B Rico (avl)

                1. teddypicker
                  • 9 Years
                  8 days, 20 hours ago

                  Rico imo, on corners and cs potential

                2. Miguel Sanchez
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  8 days, 20 hours ago

                  A

              6. Fred the Red
                • 7 Years
                8 days, 20 hours ago

                A) Robertson to Walker + King to Rashford for a hit
                B) Perez to Martial

                1. theswallow1965
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  8 days, 20 hours ago

                  Wouldn't do either.
                  Robbo v Sou and Walker v Spurs??? Even ignoring GW2, Robbo will outscore Walker easily.
                  King still has decent fixtures.
                  I'm on Perez in my team and he's going nowhere initially, I'm sure he will be good this season.

              7. Cube
                • 2 Years
                8 days, 20 hours ago

                Are there no point hits this week?

                1. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  8 days, 19 hours ago

                  Give them time

              8. NUFCAndrew
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                8 days, 20 hours ago

                Play Perez (che) or Lundstram (CRY)

                1. theswallow1965
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  8 days, 20 hours ago

                  100% Perez

                2. teddypicker
                  • 9 Years
                  8 days, 20 hours ago

                  Perez easy. Lund has potential to start on bench

                3. I Member
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  8 days, 20 hours ago

                  Perez. Chelsea just shipped 4 goals.

                4. Pepe Le Pugh
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  8 days, 20 hours ago

                  P

                5. POLSKA GOLA
                  • 5 Years
                  8 days, 20 hours ago

                  Start Perez.
                  Lundstram is a perfect 1st sub

              9. Revival
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                8 days, 20 hours ago

                One for the Wilson owners.
                5 of his 6 double-digit points hauls last season came away from home.

                1. Pepe Le Pugh
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  8 days, 20 hours ago

                  TC ?

                2. Dynamic Duos
                  • 6 Years
                  8 days, 20 hours ago

                  I'm looking at getting Kane in for him , but really think in ruins my structure tbf

                  1. Revival
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    8 days, 19 hours ago

                    Interestingly Kane also likes away days. He was second in terms of points scored in away matches (102) last season only behind Salah (112). Suddenly that Man City match is not so bad for him.

                3. Dynamic Duos
                  • 6 Years
                  8 days, 20 hours ago

                  He is actually a differential for me in my ML to the 9 above don't have him.

                  1. POLSKA GOLA
                    • 5 Years
                    8 days, 20 hours ago

                    Maybe that’s why they are above 😉

                    1. Dynamic Duos
                      • 6 Years
                      8 days, 20 hours ago

                      Maybe hahaha

                    2. Dynamic Duos
                      • 6 Years
                      8 days, 20 hours ago

                      Still happy with 94 though

              10. Darmorel
                  8 days, 20 hours ago

                  Long time lurker looking for some advice!

                  I went into the season without Sterling thinking I could cover him with KDB and Bernardo - knew it was a bit of a risk but wasn’t expecting to be Pepped quite so early! (Or Sterling banging a hattie in GW1!)

                  With Sterling looking essential (?) would you take a hit to get him in? Without dumping Kane I’m considering TAA/Bernardo/Wilson > 4.5/Sterling/6.5 but I’m wary of 1) early hits and 2) small sample/chasing last weeks scores!

                  1. HMC
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    8 days, 20 hours ago

                    Bring him in if you plan to make him perma captain otherwise there’s a reason you didnt start with him

                  2. EMBOLOFAN
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    8 days, 20 hours ago

                    coverage isnt a real thing and nobody is essential after 1 game

                  3. Revival
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    8 days, 20 hours ago

                    I wouldn't make any of those moves yet. KDB is a big game player and will do well. Check out his record against other top 6 sides! Also selling TAA and Wilson this week is a mistake with the nice fixtures they have. Bernardo may well start this week instead of Mahrez so I would remain patient for now.

                  4. TLF
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    8 days, 19 hours ago

                    I wouldn't take a hit to get him in for the Spurs match. I'd try and be patient and get him in the following week with 2 FT. I also wouldn't want to lose Trent, my advice would be to find another way. Wilson could do very well this week.

                    1. BobBradleysOpportunity
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      8 days, 19 hours ago

                      this is good advice.

                  5. teddypicker
                    • 9 Years
                    8 days, 19 hours ago

                    I'd be tempted too but sounds like you'd be better to wait at least one more week and grit teeth if Sterling scores another hatty

                  6. Miguel Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    8 days, 19 hours ago

                    He won't get a hat trick every week, you won't get those 20 points and certainly don't lose someone like TAA as part of a -8.

                • Tsparkes10
                    8 days, 20 hours ago

                    Good for this week??

                    Hendo
                    Robo VVD Digne Montoya
                    Salah Sterl Robinson Perez
                    Aubameyang (C) Wesley
                    (Stek, Diop, Greenwood, Dendonk)

                    Draft team is completely different, only Digne, Hendo and Sterl same players. Adds a whole different element :).

                    1. drgilbertsfakeear
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      8 days, 19 hours ago

                      I also have Salah , Sterling and Aubameyang. Really unsure of who to captain.

                  • FPL-(VAR)dy
                    • 1 Year
                    8 days, 20 hours ago

                    Have double Everton defence of Coleman and Digne
                    Hold on to them or do
                    Coleman to AWB??

                    1. EMBOLOFAN
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      8 days, 20 hours ago

                      why would you change

                      1. FPL-(VAR)dy
                        • 1 Year
                        8 days, 20 hours ago

                        High ownership of AWB and too much eggs in same basket??

                        1. EMBOLOFAN
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          8 days, 19 hours ago

                          then why did you pick coleman and digne in the first place

                    2. theswallow1965
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      8 days, 19 hours ago

                      I'd hold, Everton still had a cleanie in GW1, and can see same in GW2.
                      Fancy Wolves to breach Utd.

                    3. Revival
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      8 days, 19 hours ago

                      Hold, Everton have the best fixtures of any team in the next 5 gameweeks according to the season ticker

                    4. Recoba
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      8 days, 19 hours ago

                      Coleman forced a nice save from Guaita and kept a cs with 10 men

                    5. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      8 days, 19 hours ago

                      Surely keep this week Watford at home!! United lost both games At Molineux last season!!

                    6. Goodish
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      8 days, 19 hours ago

                      I'm in the same position. Holding.

                  • Taegugk Warrior
                    • 1 Year
                    8 days, 20 hours ago

                    A. Moura to Martial
                    B. Save FT, play rico and bench moura

                    1. Christina.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      8 days, 19 hours ago

                      bench Moura? crazy.

                    2. teddypicker
                      • 9 Years
                      8 days, 19 hours ago

                      A or C (save FT, bench rico)

                    3. 007 [RoboKlopp]
                      • 2 Years
                      8 days, 19 hours ago

                      A

                    4. Goodish
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      8 days, 19 hours ago

                      A

                  • Tinmen
                    • 6 Years
                    8 days, 19 hours ago

                    Folks, Sterling is on 83% to rise, but was 93% yesterday

                    Is there a chance he mightn’t rise before the weekend ?

                    1. teddypicker
                      • 9 Years
                      8 days, 19 hours ago

                      A chance, yes. Price change predictors aren't accurate for gwk1 and will keep pushing back the % if they hit 100% and don't rise

                    2. Andy_Social
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      8 days, 19 hours ago

                      Can't really know what the algorithm's playing at, but I wouldn't bank on it. I still expect him to rise tonight or tomorrow.

                    3. Zim0
                      • 1 Year
                      8 days, 19 hours ago

                      It might take a day or 2 but he's gonna rise

                  • KUNingas
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    8 days, 19 hours ago

                    G2G or should I do Ings -> Rashford? Really want to save FT and get Son when he is back. 3.5 ITB, 1FT

                    Heaton
                    Robbo, VVD, Digne, Montoya, Lund
                    Salah, Sterling, Martial, Perez
                    King

                    Button, Ings, Dendo, Greenwood

                  • Just Kreuzing
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    8 days, 19 hours ago

                    Fornals likely to play?

                  • EL tridente
                    • 1 Year
                    8 days, 19 hours ago

                    Ryan (Button)
                    Digne, Van Dijk, KWP, Zinchenko, Rico
                    Salah, Sterling, Sigurdsson, Robinson, Dendoncker
                    Kane, King, Greenwood

                    Any transfer to do or should I just save the transfer?

                    1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
                      • 2 Years
                      8 days, 19 hours ago

                      Save or Siggy -> Martial

                  • 007 [RoboKlopp]
                    • 2 Years
                    8 days, 19 hours ago

                    Who is better option, Martial or Rashford?

                    1. Christina.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      8 days, 19 hours ago

                      that 1m saving goes a long way

                    2. Andy_Social
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      8 days, 19 hours ago

                      Martial is cheaper and gets more points for goals and clean sheets.

                  • The Train Driver
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    8 days, 19 hours ago

                    Still looking for the guy who insisted Guillbert was a sure starter. I just want to talk to him...

                    1. batfink
                      • 1 Year
                      8 days, 19 hours ago

                      Sinister, very sinister.

                    2. Miguel Sanchez
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      8 days, 19 hours ago

                      I thought he was going to start but hopefully it wasn't me that told you.

                    3. SHOWSTOPPERRR
                      • 1 Year
                      8 days, 19 hours ago

                      Am on the other side with target 🙂

                    4. Evil Genius
                      • 1 Year
                      8 days, 19 hours ago

                      You're a train driver not Taxi Driver

                  • KingOllie
                    • 3 Years
                    8 days, 19 hours ago

                    im just a sad non sterling owner, my season is over

                    1. Karan14
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      8 days, 19 hours ago

                      Im a sad Sterling owner

                    2. cravencottage
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      8 days, 19 hours ago

                      Im in the same boat! But tearing up a well thought out team after GW1 makes little sense. Hold tight.

                  • Hotdogs for Tea
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    8 days, 19 hours ago

                    had a random check of the top 1k and basically just about all of them played a chip.

                    Anyone know what % of the top 10k played a chip?

                    1. Christina.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      8 days, 19 hours ago

                      1.46% of top 10k played TC
                      0.57% played BB

                      1. mynameisq
                        • 5 Years
                        8 days, 19 hours ago

                        Not as many as I would have liked

                      2. Hotdogs for Tea
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        8 days, 19 hours ago

                        are you sure? i randomly checked the top 1k (clicking on a player every 100 places) and they all played a chip - that is 10% of the top 10 k

                        are those % of chips played for the entire game and not just the top 10k?

                        1. Jarvish
                          • 4 Years
                          8 days, 19 hours ago

                          I think that was the previous top 10k, which I think they used as those with the first 10,000 IDs (though may be wrong).

                          1. Ragabolly
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            8 days, 19 hours ago

                            Yes that's correct. What Hotdogs wants to see will be available on fpldiscovery (if it is back) and livefpl.net/figs after the GW2 deadline

                            1. Hotdogs for Tea
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              8 days, 19 hours ago

                              yip, that is it

                          2. Hotdogs for Tea
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            8 days, 19 hours ago

                            i think you are correct, i have literally randomly clicked on 20 odd players spread across the top 1k and 19 of them played a chip.

                            I think there is a mass of players that have gone for the GW1 top spot and this has skewed the average massively

                        2. Christina.
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          8 days, 19 hours ago

                          no idea.

                          https://www.livefpl.net/figs

                          1. brownc46
                            • 3 Years
                            8 days, 19 hours ago

                            Has to be last years top 10K

                          2. Ragabolly
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            8 days, 19 hours ago

                            Hi Christina, yes that's for the top10k before GW1 starts, i.e. FPL ids 1-10k. Same page will contain previous and current chip usage of the new top10k after GW2 deadline,

                  • SHOWSTOPPERRR
                    • 1 Year
                    8 days, 19 hours ago

                    Guys keep target of Aston villa??

                    1. Christina.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      8 days, 19 hours ago

                      yes

                  • yuva247
                    • 1 Year
                    8 days, 19 hours ago

                    Delta for martial in fplstatistics is about 55k - Based on this how likely is his price to rise before the deadline?

                    1. Karan14
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      8 days, 19 hours ago

                      Very likely.

                      Transfer activity picks up on Friday id be very surprised if he doesnt have a price rise before he plays Wolves on Monday.

                      1. yuva247
                        • 1 Year
                        8 days, 19 hours ago

                        Thnx mate I will get him for Fraser right away then 🙂

                  • Bruce Lee
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    8 days, 19 hours ago

                    Adil Rami has had his contract terminated for skipping training to appear on a reality TV show... lequipe

                    it was a mud wrestling show...

                    1. Jarvish
                      • 4 Years
                      8 days, 19 hours ago

                      Isn't that the guy who is porking Pamela Anderson?

                  • yuva247
                    • 1 Year
                    8 days, 19 hours ago

                    Keep sigurdsson or move ?