Opinion

Should Fantasy managers buy Harry Kane ahead of Gameweek 2?

FPL Question Time is back ahead of Gameweek 2 and our five panellists have been answering some of your questions following the events of the opening weekend of the 2019/20 campaign.

There were plenty of Fantasy managers seeking our panel’s thoughts on Harry Kane (£11.0m) after his 13-point haul against Aston Villa, while Liverpool’s lack of a clean sheet – plus an injury to Alisson (£5.9m) – prompted lots of discussion on the Reds’ backline.

Bournemouth assets, Leicester City attackers, Leandro Trossard (£6.0m) and Anthony Martial (£7.6m) are also all addressed in the responses below.

Who’s on the panel this week?

FPL Hints – One of the biggest names in the FPL community, a seasoned veteran as well as an FFScout writer and Official FPL panellist.

Holly Shand – Founder of Fantasy Football Community, two top 10k finishes in four seasons, regular FPL Show guest – and now a Scoutcaster!

FPL Heisenberg – Influencer within the FPL community with a top 10k finish in 2016/17, followed by top 1k in 2017/18.

TorresMagic – Long-serving moderator at Fantasy Football Scout with two top 1k finishes and a further five top 10k finishes to his name.

TheFantasyFreak – A long-term member of and frequent poster to the Fantasy Football Scout site. Finished an enviable 4th in the world in 2014/15.

Questions

Polar_Bear: Should we be downgrading our Liverpool double-up to add more to our attack?

TheFantasyFreak: I think this might be a strategy we have to seriously consider once the likes of Son, Mane, Aguero and Kane are all in play to release some funds. It certainly looks more viable now than it did a week ago with Allison’s injury and because Liverpool in general also looked a bit shaky at the back. For now, with a favourable fixture against Southampton to come, the obvious ploy is to hold. Van Dijk showed his attacking threat, Alexander-Arnold created two big chances (and had the highest xA of all players in the game last week) while Robertson, despite not materialising his potential into points, looked promising. He recorded 41 touches in the final third, which was the second-highest of any defender in the game and only one less than Salah. Any other day and he could have ended up with attacking returns as well. Hence, I think we’d be better off having one more week’s data before we make a decision on Liverpool’s defensive assets.

Holly Shand: I can see the temptation of losing the Liverpool double-up to move funds elsewhere, especially with injury concerns for Alisson. The Liverpool defence are the most attacking in the league though and demonstrated their ability to grab goals and assists despite not keeping a clean sheet last weekend. The fixtures remain good, so patience is key here – I’m predicting that they end the season among the top-scoring players again. 

FPL Hints: Having registered 21 clean sheets last season, it almost seemed like a given to have double defensive Liverpool coverage from Gameweek 1. This was despite them showing some inconsistencies during their summer friendlies. However, for those that had the highly owned assets of Alisson and Andrew Robertson, it all came crashing down with an unfortunate injury and then an untimely loss of a clean sheet. With Alisson reported to be out for at least a few weeks, Liverpool’s defence has become far weaker even with van Dijk marshalling it.  They were lucky not to concede more goals against Norwich. I now think it’s extremely risky having the Liverpool defensive double-up for the foreseeable future, especially when considering that they face Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in Gameweek 3 and an in-form Ashley Barnes after that. The prospect of selling a surplus Liverpool defender to spread funds up top can’t be ignored. It may be hard selling Robertson or Alexander-Arnold in the upcoming Gameweeks even if you have van Dijk, but if you have Gomez it almost seems like a no-brainer, especially as he seems less nailed-on than his premium-priced teammates. Looking at this weekend (Southampton away), we could probably be safe by retaining the double-up as the Saints failed to score in their last game and are still adapting with the changes to their frontline.


ivanfed: Is Harry Kane “essential” after the Manchester City game? It would be a two-transfer move for me: Andrew Robertson to Caglar Soyuncu and Callum Wilson to Kane.

TheFantasyFreak: Harry Kane looked back to being at his lethal best against Aston Villa the other day. While I think the word “essential” is used very loosely nowadays, I think his fixtures after Gameweek 2 are such that owning him after the City game would be highly desirable. Imagine hiding behind a sofa each one of those weeks (NEW ars CRY lei SOU bha WAT) when Kane, already at a massive 30% ownership, will be highly captained. That won’t make for good viewing! I am looking at a similar combination of transfers for my own team myself, and hence I obviously like the moves you have suggested. Wilson has, at best, mixed fixtures after Gameweek 3 while Soyuncu could be a bargain at £4.5m with Leicester’s fixtures to follow. This is one of the reasons why I think for those without an obvious route to Kane via Aubameyang, saving a transfer this week could be very beneficial as it allows to you play a “mini-Wildcard” (i.e. to buy Kane via a combination of transfers more conveniently).

TorresMagic: Harry Kane had the most goal attempts of any player in Gameweek 1 and scored with his two shots on target. He is quite tricky to fit into the template teams that include Salah and Sterling, which could make his worth even higher if he can continue his scoring. The introduction of VAR is a factor in his favour (he only scored four penalties in 2018/19) so I’d expect that to increase. The return from suspension of Son Heung-min in Gameweek 3 coincides with home fixtures v Newcastle, Crystal Palace, Southampton and Watford between Gameweeks 3 and 9, so this could be the fly in the ointment which could change the volume and quality of chances for Kane. I don’t think he is essential unless you are confident in captaining him. I don’t think I’ll be getting him unless wildcarding or I suffer a major injury elsewhere. Losing Robertson, if he is your only Pool defender, to acquire Kane is risky but the loss of Allison may cancel that.

Holly Shand: Harry Kane left it late in Gameweek 1 and really tested his owners’ patience, so I wouldn’t be too worried to be a non-owner, particularly with Manchester City up next. Perhaps take stock after the next Gameweek and try to stick with the original strategy: having three premium attackers means lots of compromises elsewhere in our squads and they aren’t all going to perform every single Gameweek. 


Dribbles: Gameweek 1 was fairly high-scoring. What should you do if you got off to a bad start? You are already miles behind and it is difficult to chase.

FPL Heisenberg: Firstly, do not panic – there is plenty of time left. Don’t focus on the number of points you have right now, look at your squad and see if you’re in good shape for the next few Gameweeks. If your squad is fine, save your transfer. If you have issues, then sort them. Whatever you do, just remember – do not panic!


Giggs-Tosun Particle: Bournemouth’s attackers were highly underwhelming against Sheffield United. With options at Norwich and Burnley coming through in Gameweek 1, is it worth jumping ship already?

TheFantasyFreak: I think if you’re already looking to offload a Bournemouth attacker then you need to ask yourself as to why you selected them in the first place. You did so because the likes of Wilson, King and Fraser are proven FPL assets and I don’t think one poor game makes them into a bad pick overnight. Aston Villa conceded the highest number of goal attempts and shots inside the box last week so I think it might be slightly premature to bin off your Bournemouth attackers just yet. Fair enough, if they blank again then it would make more sense to get rid as they will have tough fixtures to follow, but for now I would suggest holding. Another reason for that is the lack of long-term, viable alternatives available. Norwich, and in particular Pukki, looked great against Liverpool attacking-wise last week but have Chelsea (with Kante back) and Manchester City in two of the next four. Similarly, Burnley face tough tests with Arsenal, Wolves and Liverpool to follow. I think the smart play to make here is to wait this week, and then perhaps jump on to a Manchester United attacking asset (CRY sou LEI) or a West Ham attacking asset (bha wat NOR). I see West Ham and Manchester United’s attacking assets as longer-term alternatives and jumping on them from Bournemouth would be rather convenient as well, given their similar price points.


Greek Flair: Should we jump on the Anthony Martial train after he played ‘out of position’ versus Chelsea? Lots of other options in the same bracket this year. 

TorresMagic: Anthony Martial is a very interesting player this season in FPL. He is at a fair price and currently playing as a forward where his xG (expected goals) is much higher than when he plays elsewhere. Very much a confidence player who can go on great runs of scoring: he scored in five successive matches in Gameweeks 8-12 of 2018/2019 when playing as a left-winger. I think he will be a popular transfer in Gameweek 3, even with his price rise. He’s one to watch for me.


daffyp1982: Should those who own Leicester City’s attacking assets be worried?

Holly Shand: Having owned Ayoze Perez in Gameweek 1, I was concerned about his lack of output, especially at home to a tired-legged Wolves side. Jamie Vardy owners should be concerned, especially with other premium options performing around him. Those invested in the midfield should stay patient for the next few weeks as it’s too much to expect attacking returns every week for players at this price point – reviewing after three to four games is far more reasonable.

FPL Heisenberg: Not yet, no. One game is not enough to establish form (or lack thereof). Watch Leicester closely in Gameweek 2 and if they disappoint again, you could think about moving them on to better options if/when they emerge.


josh7185: Is it worth holding on to Leandro Trossard among the cheap midfield options?

FPL Hints: I was pitchside at Vicarage Road last Saturday. Like many other FPL managers, I was surprised that Brighton’s record signing didn’t start the match or even make a cameo appearance. In truth, he wasn’t needed due to Watford’s complacency and Graham Potter’s shrewd tactics on the day, which all contributed to the Seagulls knocking up a comfortable win. They definitely demonstrated an attacking style, but champagne football it was not. In any case, it stood in sheer contrast to their way of playing under Chris Hughton. As for Leandro Trossard, from a positional perspective, his most realistic chance of starting would be the left-flank, which Jürgen Locadia occupied against Watford as well as during large chunks of last season. He was subbed off after the hour-mark on Saturday and made no key attacking contributions but Florin Andone replaced him and scored. What’s worrying is that last season no attacking players started more than 80% of Swansea’s league games under Potter, which shows that he isn’t afraid of rotation – and that could be to the detriment of FPL managers. This is also of worry to Glenn Murray owners, especially with Neal Maupay scoring on his debut and being so prolific in the Championship. If you have a reasonable first substitute it may be worth starting Trossard again, with their first home game ahead. From multiple reviews, he seemed in good nick during pre-season. Planning ahead, a future like-for-like replacement could be Ayoze Perez, but let’s not kneejerk at this stage. All in all, he should fare better than Brighton’s last record signing, Alireza Jahanbakhsh, who has yet to score or assist in the Premier League.


Kane Reserves: Adrián – a wobbly shot-stopper or bargain opportunity?

FPL Heisenberg: Adrian at £4.5m in FPL is undoubtedly an under-priced bargain if Alisson is injured long-term. However, is it worth using up that third Liverpool spot on him? Is it better to have three from Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, van Dijk, Salah, Mane and Firmino? Personally, I think having three outfielders from Liverpool is better but, if you are replacing Alisson, then Adrian, Nick Pope and Mathew Ryan are all good options.


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Lessons learned from Gameweek 1

1,230 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Goat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Just noticed tonight’s game goes to extra time if it’s a draw. What a joke

    1. PlayPercentage
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Could be a few muscle strains going into GW2...

    2. B Bodega: Holly's Hams…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I would be astonished if the game is still drawn at 90 minutes.

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

        Bookies say 25% chance, would be surprised though

    3. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      What? That’s insane

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

        Yup. Should be straight to peno’s like that community shield or whatever it’s called

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Not a clue how you draw a trophy

          1. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Like what will they all go up and celebrate together

            1. My Name Is Prince
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Think you misunderstood something here...

    4. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Hmmm

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

      Salah or VVD injury would throw a few cats amongst les pigeonnes

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

      If I was either manager, I would put the seconds out. Also why tf is it in Istanbul, carbon footprint.

  2. Hochoki
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    is ayoze perez to mcginn too kneejerk??

    1. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I would wait 1 more game, this move is on my watchlist for sure.

    2. Goat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Yes

    3. Brooksy86
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Yes

    4. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Yep

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

      Ja

    6. Dele
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      No

  3. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    If you don’t get why price rises and drops are hard to predict at the beginning of a season, watch The Imitation Game.

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

      Great film

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Once they got that first letter, the letter H, they could then use that to predict the rest.

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

    Ye gods, our resident troll got past the mods and ended up in the article. We're doomed!! 🙁

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Who?

  5. This
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Normally you could see if someone has made a transfer during the week right? I cannot find it anymore via the browser..

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Think that’s been done away with this season.

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

        That’s a shame 🙁

        1. One Wheels Enough
          2 months, 2 days ago

          That takes something away from the game, particularly mini-leagues. Keeping an eye out and guessing what your opponents were doing was a fun part of the game 🙁

  6. fr3d
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Should we be downgrading our Liverpool defensive double up to Walker-Pieters? 22 points first gw is hard to ignore

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

      Eh?

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

        Ah, see what you did there

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Don’t quite get this one.

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

          Walker-Pieters defense had a great game week

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            I’m just going to hold my hands up and say I don’t understand.

            1. GoonerSteve
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              See comment below - took me a while also 🙂

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                🙂

            2. Swanremainsthesame
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Walker(MCI), Pieters(BUR)

        2. GoonerSteve
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          He means Walker (Man City 8pts) and Pieters (Burnley 14pts), as opposed to Walker-Peters.

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Oof. Very cryptic. Maybe I need to rewatch The Imitation Game myself.

            1. FPL Fox
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Bath time

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Ha. That just broke me.

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      What for?

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Got me good.

      1. fr3d
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 2 days ago

        😆

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

    Dribbles knows what to do with his team now

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

    These early 0.1 prise rises make it super annoying now trying to get Martial or Rashford in... what are peoples plans?

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

      Nothing.

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      My team wasn’t just set up for GW1, was yours?
      Rashford and Martial were always going to rise this week.

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

        Makes no sense

    3. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      🙄

    4. Swanremainsthesame
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      The same as I had before kick off.
      Stick with proven players/teams and not knee jerk for anyone who scored a goal, particularly if it was off his knee.

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

        other than injury concerns, he is pretty proven

        1. Swanremainsthesame
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          yes, proven not a reliable asset & not pretty.

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

            United didn't have Greenwood as their 3rd striker the last two seasons, so think again. You sound a lot like one of the 'Brighton are terrible' guys

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

      Getting one of them in for free for robinson/King if they look good vs wolves. Not fussed about the price rises. There'll be plenty more over the season. You have to suck it up at some point

    6. Tambling5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Wait and see how they get on against teams who sit back in defence. The game against Chelsea was odd. After 60 minutes Martial wouldn’t have been on anyone’s radar. Also will Pogba be so good if his plan to impress Real Madrid doesn’t produce a transfer soon?

    7. BoomXhakaLaca1
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Lots just going martial to replace moura

    8. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Holding out for Son in GW3

    9. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      my plan was to always to double transfer out my strikers (bou) after assessment of GW2 data. have martial already and looks like a great pick (historical analysis backs this up as well)

      based on what I know so far, Rashford & Kane are highly desirable (GW1 performance, nailedness, fixtures) but either of them require concessions elsewhere (considering Rashford is as good as 9m now). selling Perez could provide some funds to buy Rashford but equally that slot I wouldnt mind keeping warm for an 8-9.5 (siggy, mahrez, son, kdb, pepe). if at all possible I want to avoid raiding the defence unless its for a must have player (more likely the luxury mid rather than Rash).

      so at the moment, they are on the watchlist and remain an option, but im keen to see what other strikers who are slightly cheaper might emerge this week. im sure one or two of Tammy/Kean/Haller (all good fixtures) could do a job for my team. now if Rashford scores another brace, and looks like the real deal I might be tempted by that as well.

  9. Legend of Rosický
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Did moura > Martial and now regret it. Typical. Love having fpl back

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I started with Moura and am giving him 2 more games.
      Otherwise I would have just started with Martial instead.

      1. Legend of Rosický
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Yup it was kneejerk and I regret it

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Did Pogba > Martial on wc and I don't regret it. Martial is a sweet pick 🙂

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

        Trolling?

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Lol, No I'm not... Being very honest here bud 🙂

      2. Legend of Rosický
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Wc already? Pogba did so well

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Yes. Martial as a number 9 + cheaper + I like him over the rest at utd. Then also, I needed to wildcard as it was always part of the plan before the game launched...hehehe

    3. BoomXhakaLaca1
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Why would you regret it, you'll have to get rid of him next week anyway. And if you believe he may start gw3 you could just buy him back.

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

        woah there's no reversing that transfer, I think as long as he did it pre-price change it's a decent move

        1. BoomXhakaLaca1
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Ya I agree with you. Just meaning if he really want to get him next week he has the funds to do so

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

            yeah fair

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        No way I’d buy Moura back for that week but not selling either. Just hope he starts with Son returning.

  10. King Huth
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Did fpl change price change time also???

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      One day is too small a sample size.

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

    Was it stupid to include Vardy in my team?

    a. Yes, Vardy -> Pukki (and then Fraser -> Son next week)
    b. Maybe, save the transfer for next week

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

    4.0, Hayden, Greenwood, Rico

    1. BoomXhakaLaca1
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Definitely not a bad pick, won't score every week

    2. Jafoole_88
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      vardy to ashley barnes?

      barnes scored a brace in GW1, so therefore a transfer to Barnes is almost like (but not quite) getting his GW1 points!

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      No not stupid at all.

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

      Thanks all, I'll save the transfer 🙂

  12. amit1964
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    is it wise to to take kane out for auobo and than swich again for game 3?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Could be a good strategy if no other pressing issues.
      I have done that many a time.

      1. amit1964
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        ok thank's,and another one please: kdb for richarlesson for games 2-5?

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Rich has great fixtures bar two games up until gw13.
          But KDB is in a better team and has very good fixtures up to gw11. I’d get KDB

          1. amit1964
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            thank you

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

      prob only worth it if you captain Auba and don't have anyone else decent to captain this week.

    3. BoomXhakaLaca1
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Very good option, I started with auba, but will transfer for kane next week

    4. Tambling5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I was wondering this, but if other moves needed, eg poor form, injuries, red card, then could cost a hit. Also have to be quick in case of price rise.

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

    any takers for this before he scores a brace tonight?

    Moura & Wilson -> Mane & Wickham (-4) 😀

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

      He could score five, that would still be a terrible move.

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

        based on what?

  14. amit1964
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    for games 2-8 who should i pick?

    1) d.silva
    2)zaha

    *** i have salah fraser perez

    1. One Wheels Enough
      2 months, 2 days ago

      2

      1. King Sheep
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        2

  15. specc
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    A) de bruyne, wickham, montoya

    B) Pogba, maupay, lundstram

    Have dendoncker on bench...

    1. specc
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Should say that neither wickham or lundstram will play - will be bench fodder behind dendoncker

    2. King Sheep
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      A

  16. GW2 DS stats, Fixture and clean sheet odds
    G-Whizz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    GW2 DS stats, fixtures and clean sheet odds

    Last week Liverpool (583DS) beat Norwich 4-1 Tottenham (388DS) beat Aston Villa 3-1 and Manchester City (370DS) beat West Ham 5-0 at the London Stadium.

    ARS: 493
    AVL: 110
    BOU: -110
    BHA: -64
    BUR: -493
    CHE: 340
    CRY: 20
    EVE: 175
    LEI: -340
    LIV: 481
    MCI: 408
    MUN: -3
    NEW: -101
    NOR: 101
    SHU: -20
    SOU: -481
    TOT: -408
    WAT: -175
    WHU: 64
    WOL: 3
    (Doosra gives a more detailed explanation of these numbers here http://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/16458109)

    This week sees Arsenal lead the way with a 493DS as they take on Burnley at home followed very closely by Liverpool (481DS) with their fixture away to Southampton. Manchester City (408DS).

    GW2 fixture odds can be found here:
    http://prntscr.com/orrjlt
    (Provided by Betbrain)

    GW1 clean sheets
    LIV: 57% ❌
    TOT: 54% ❌
    MCI: 48% ✅
    WAT: 41% ❌
    BOU: 34% ❌
    LEI: 34% ✅
    MNU: 34% ✅
    ARS: 32% ✅
    BUR: 31% ✅
    EVE: 31% ✅
    CRY: 29% ✅
    SOU: 29% ❌
    WOL: 27% ✅
    CHE: 25% ❌
    BHA: 24% ✅
    NEW: 20% ❌
    SHU: 20% ❌
    AVL: 12% ❌
    WHU: 10% ❌
    NOR: 8% ❌

    GW2 clean sheet odds
    ARS: 49%
    LIV: 45%
    MCI: 42%
    CHE: 40%
    EVE: 37%
    SHU: 35%
    MNU: 33%
    CRY: 32%
    NOR: 32%
    BHA: 30%
    AVL: 28%
    WHU: 28%
    BOU: 24%
    NEW: 24%
    WOL: 24%
    LEI: 21%
    WAT: 17%
    SOU: 13%
    BUR: 11%
    TOT: 11%
    (Provided by Betbrain)

    The season kicked off for me with a steady 80 points seeing me start in 19th place in the Mods and Cons League: https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/539/standings/c

    See you all next week, and as per, have a good'un 🙂

    G

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Be good if the first bit was descending too, not alphabetical. Xx

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Would make it harder though if looking for a particular team?

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Just be nice if it were all the same.

          1. FPL Fox
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 2 days ago

            I like the alphabetical feel to the first bit lol

          2. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            ARS : BUR 493
            LIV : sou 481
            MCY : TOT 408
            CHE : LEI 340
            EVE : WAT 175
            AVL : BOU 110
            WHU : bha 68
            NOR : NEW 55
            SHU : CRY 25
            WLV : MUN 3
            MUN : wol -3
            CRY : shu -25
            NEW : nor -55
            BHA : WHU -68
            BOU : avl -110
            WAT : eve -175
            LEI : che -340
            TOT : mci -408
            SOT : LIV -481
            BUR : ars -493

            1. G-Whizz
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              • 2 Years
              2 months, 21 hours ago

              Cheers Doos! 😀

        2. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          As if by magic.... 🙂

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

        never really thought of that before (because those numbers don't mean much) but agree

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

          much *to me). CRY: 32% NOR: 32% doesn't make my Hanley vs Kelly decision easier, but maybe Sakho is back/Cahill is in - thanks

          1. G-Whizz
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            • 2 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Yikes!

            Can't get tighter than that :O

            Using the DS stats Norwich are favoured and also the fixture odds should help you out too...

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

              yeah big Grant Hanley up for a corner too! tbh I'm hoping Hodgson/Farke help me out with that one (Rico is also in consideration, what a time to be alive)

              1. G-Whizz
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                • 2 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                😀

        2. G-Whizz
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          • 2 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Way too much work involved for me each and every week to do it that way, sorry.

          The roundup of them underneath should help though...

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

            yeah that's the only bit I read (and the CS odds obv) cheers

    2. WE ARE RANGERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Great post, thanks for that 🙂

      1. G-Whizz
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        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        You're welcome 🙂

        1. WE ARE RANGERS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          vote up 😉

          1. G-Whizz
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            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Thank you if you did!

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

      Cheers for the post. Does Doosra publish his numbers for the upcoming weeks ahead anywhere?

      1. G-Whizz
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        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Only in posts here and there on this site 🙂

        Was there a particular team you were interested in?

    4. Irbox ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Man City 408? 42% clean sheet.. well that’s a joke. Who won then CL semi?

      1. G-Whizz
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        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Tell me it's a joke after the result...

    5. The Overthinker - I blame R…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      My man.

      1. G-Whizz
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        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        🙂

    6. wulfranian
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 hours ago

      thanks!Have a good season!

      1. G-Whizz
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        • 2 Years
        2 months, 10 hours ago

        You too 🙂

    7. POLSKA GOLA
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Awesome, thanks for posting this, really appreciated

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        You're welcome!

  17. nirst
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Does anyone know what's hapenning with the FFS H2H league? I entered the entry league but may have missed the details of what happens next?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      It's being worked on. Lots of effort to sort.

  18. Norsemen
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    How likely is it that Rico and Laporte will start the upcoming GW?

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

      Don't see why either wouldn't

    2. King Sheep
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Should do.

  19. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    In answer to the title question re Kane. For me no I will not be getting him ahead of GW2 or any other GW for that matter. The structure of my team does not include him. Why would I deviate from this after 1 GW? I'm not planning on having Kane or Salah all season as I believe there is better value elsewhere and my current team as a whole statistically should more than cover them. Obviously I'm not under any illusion that Kane and Salah aren't gonna score well and there will be weeks when I wish I had them but this is all factored in. Statistically their high price counteracts their points. As an example, Son will be my alternative player to Salah. Last season Son scored an average of 7.08 pts per 90 minutes played, Salah 7.16 which is practically the same. Vardy is my alternative player to Kane. Vardy averaged 5.74 points per 90 mins played, Kane 5.94. Again the difference in favour of Kane is minor. This leaves a huge 5m spare to invest in the rest of my team. Whilst these stats are based on last season, I see no reason to believe those stats will be much different this season.

    1. OneMan
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I agree regarding Kane and Vardy (altho the latter is ageing)
      But you and I know Son's minutes on the pitch is noting like Salah's minutes on the pitch last season and going by your logic I don't see that changing..

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

        I don't think there is an issue with Sons minutes like there was a few seasons ago. He was the first name on the team sheet last season when available. I'm fairly sure the same will be the case this year.

    2. thepeen555
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      My thinking behind having the likes of Kdb over sterling that kind of scenario

    3. Make America Greta Again
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Fair play to you, certainly makes sense if you get the right alternatives. I reckon Kane will have a 30 goal season and Mo a 260 points plus season, so I'll keep them.

      1. OneMan
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        I also think this is Kane's season, back at WHL, but finding it hard to fit him in alongside Salah and Sterling.

    4. POLSKA GOLA
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      That’s your gameplan and fair to you if you stick to it.
      I like my team structure with Salah Sterling and Kane/Auba for now.
      At the end of the day all that matters is total points, regardless of the strategy to get there

      1. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Yes but total points will be dependent on strategy will it not?

  20. WE ARE RANGERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Best 4.5 forward?

    Discuss

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

      Greenwood, minutes

      1. thepeen555
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Only choice imo who will get some sort of mins

  21. WE ARE RANGERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    If you were to have 2 x 4.0 defenders who would they be?

    I am currently thinking Kelly and Lundstram

    Or is Rico a better choice, there are no others at the moment right now are there?

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Lundstram looked really good - although Sheff united fans seem to hate him

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Honestly none of the 4.0 defenders have much longevity.

      Kelly is likely to be ousted if Cahill starts.

      Lundstram is rumoured (by Sheffield fans) to have less involvement in home games, although we'll see if that's true next GW.

      Rico is one of three players battling for the LB spot. (Daniles, Kelly & him). Smith can play there too.

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

      I have 3 of them, all be crap in about 3 weeks imo - Lundstram will at least get sub appearances though so I'd say him

  22. OneMan
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Who would you rather have for this gamesweek ?

    A. Monreal

    Or

    B. Zaha

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

      C. Enema
      🙂

    2. King Sheep
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      B

  23. Maverick NILRG
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    A

  24. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    We, some of the FFS community, played a charity match in February to raise money for CALM. https://www.thecalmzone.net/
    If any of you are feeling down, please please reach out. Vent on here if you want. I just got some extremely bad news. It’s never too late. We are men and show bravado and for some it’s deemed pathetic to speak about our feelings, but this isn’t the case. Welling up as I write this.
    Rupe

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

      I'm sorry to hear that Rupert. Yeah, it's one of our biggest flaws that we can't feel free to speak out without some how emasculating ourselves. Look after yourself and lets all look out for one another.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Thanks bud.
        Gutted.

  25. specc
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    ok Maupay vs Montoya, who gets more points over the season?

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

      Maupay

  26. pablo discobar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    What time did those price rises occur?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      6am

    2. thepeen555
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Well I looked at 7:30 on the stats website and it hadn’t changed. Never checked FPL but this the time mentioned / early hours of morning would be right

  27. jayzico
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    It's only been 1 GW but who would your 6.5m mid be?

    6.5 - no other price

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

      Tielemans

      1. jayzico
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Done. Thanks mate

  28. Dribbles
    2 months, 2 days ago

    @Epic Fail i hope you will be able to help me sort out this mess. To be tricked like this is pretty awful.
    You and the team do a great job on here i have always respected you.
    If you can add on maybe 30 points to get me up to 88 that would be amazing.
    Thanks mate.

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      What happened?
      Trolled?

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

        He’s the troll. Rubbish one too although some of his posts are quite funny

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Ah ok. I’ll move on.

  29. TuplaPukki
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Kane to Auba stupid move only for this GW and then get Kane back against castle?

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

      Depends if you are okay not making any other transfers

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

        And captaining them?

    2. thepeen555
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I kept auba and removed kane for Pukki this week if that helps

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

    Do you wait on Trossard?

    Who are you most interested in under the 6.0m mark?

    A) McGinn
    B) Robinson
    C) buendia
    D) Barkley
    E) someone else?

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

      A-yes
      B-maybe
      C-Yes
      D- no

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

        Thabks

    2. FPL Fox
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Be patient with the Tross. He will come good and you’d regret losing him. It’a two at home for BRI so judge it after gw2 or 3