Scout Squad

The Scout Squad picks for FPL Gameweek 2

The weekly precursor to the Scout Picks article returns ahead of Gameweek 2.

In this piece, our four regular panelists – editorial staff Paul, David, Geoff and Neale – each submit an 18-man squad of Fantasy assets (with the focus on the coming Gameweek) and elaborate on their notable inclusions/omissions.

The 72 nominations listed below will then be narrowed down to a squad of 14 (with the starting XI not exceeding a total cost of £83m) ahead of the Gameweek 2 deadline at 11:30 BST on Saturday morning.

As we discussed last week, we are making some slight tweaks to the way we do Scout Squad and Scout Picks this season.

We have placed stricter regulations on our panelists to make the Scout Squad less about simply cherry-picking the best premium options.

There are requirements for at least one £4.5m goalkeeper, at least one £4.5m or cheaper defender, at least one midfielder priced £6.0m or below and at least one forward priced at £7.0m or lower.

As was the case last year, each panelist is restricted to no more than three players from the same team.

We will also be adding a captaincy to the Scout Picks this season, with details of that revealed on Friday.


  David Neale Paul Geoff
GK Dean Henderson Adrian Adrian Adrian
  Jordan Pickford

Mathew Ryan

Jordan Pickford Tom Heaton
  Nick Pope Tom Heaton Mathew Ryan Bernd Leno
DF Lucas Digne Trent Alexander-Arnold Trent Alexander-Arnold Trent Alexander-Arnold
  Trent Alexander-Arnold Lucas Digne Lucas Digne

Lucas Digne

  John Lundstram Ainsley Maitland-Niles Oleksandr Zinchenko Ainsley Maitland-Niles
  Oleksandr Zinchenko Martin Montoya Callum Chambers John Lundstram
  Emerson Palmieri Willy Boly Martin Montoya Tyrone Mings
MF Mohamed Salah Mohamed Salah Mohamed Salah Mohamed Salah
  Raheem Sterling Raheem Sterling Raheem Sterling Raheem Sterling
  Gylfi Sigurdsson Gylfi Sigurdsson Anthony Martial Gylfi Sigurdsson
  Emi Buendia Wilfried Zaha John McGinn Anthony Martial
  Ryan Fraser Trezeguet Emi Buendia John McGinn
FW Roberto Firmino Jamie Vardy Pierre-Emerick
Aubameyang
Pierre-Emerick
Aubameyang
  Callum Wilson Pierre-Emerick
Aubameyang
Jamie Vardy Sebastien Haller
  Jamie Vardy Teemu Pukki Callum Wilson Callum Wilson
  Diogo Jota Callum Wilson Teemu Pukki Jamie Vardy
  Teemu Pukki Diogo Jota Diogo Jota Teemu Pukki

Most popular picks: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Lucas Digne, Mohamed Salah, Raheem Sterling, Callum Wilson, Teemu Pukki, Jamie Vardy (four), Adrian, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Diogo Jota (three)

David said…

As per usual, there are some obvious candidates for inclusion in the Scout Squad which don’t require too much attention.

At this point, Mohamed Salah and Raheem Sterling are auto-picks in anyone’s selection, while Trent Alexander-Arnold‘s creativity against Norwich should stand him in good stead at Southampton.

Furthermore, Watford’s dreadful performance against Brighton, and their susceptibility to set pieces last season, should make life very easy for Lucas Digne and Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Let’s discuss some of the less obvious ones then.

Crystal Palace offered very little against Everton in Gameweek 1 until the talismanic Wilfried Zaha took to the field, and given how tough Sheffield United were to break down at Bournemouth, I’m backing the Blades’ defence.

Dean Henderson is my top goalkeeper choice given his potential and price, while John Lundstram, my favourite £4.0m defender, was joint-top for big chances created in Gameweek 1.

Meanwhile, only Sterling had more shots on target than Emerson Palmieri on the opening weekend of Premier League action.

I fancy Norwich to get their top-flight campaign up and running against Newcastle with the help of Emi Buendía, who played three key passes at Anfield on Friday, and Teemu Pukki who netted on Merseyside.

Faced with a more open game at Aston Villa, I’m backing the Bournemouth attack to reward patience shown in them by Fantasy managers, and the same goes for Diogo Jota and Jamie Vardy.

Both players face top-six opposition in Gameweek 2, but Wolves and Leicester typically raise their game for these sorts of matches.

Finally, I’ve chosen Roberto Firmino as my top forward for Gameweek 2 as Liverpool head to St Mary’s for a meeting with a leaky Southampton defence.

In Gameweek 1, Firmino had double the number of the shots in the box as Salah.

Neale said…

Glancing through the Gameweek 2 fixtures, I can’t see too many clean sheets that I’d be 100% confident about.

Even my top two defensive picks, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Lucas Digne, I’m uncertain of from a shut-out perspective: Liverpool are without the injured Alisson and conceded plenty of chances to Norwich, while Everton could be down a couple of central midfielders and are facing a wounded Watford side up against their old boss.

It’s partly for that reason that I’m not spending too much on my three goalkeepers, although Adrian is not your typical budget shotstopper: even if Liverpool are further weakened as a result of his inclusion, a route into the Reds’ backline for £4.5m is too good to turn down.

Brighton’s 3-0 victory over Watford flattered them somewhat and I expect them to get more of a test against a West Ham side that impressed going forward in pre-season.

Martin Montoya‘s advanced role as a wing-back in a 3-4-3 is appealing, though, and indeed George Baldock was the only sub-£5.0m defender to rack up more final-third touches than the Brighton man in Gameweek 1. None of his teammates were more involved in that zone of the pitch, either.

I’m going against the market trend and backing against a Manchester United attack that blew Chelsea away at Old Trafford.

While I’m personally interested in Anthony Martial in the medium-term, Wolves are a different proposition to a Chelsea side in transition and were one of the stand-out performers from a defensive perspective last weekend.

Continuing on their impressive defensive statistics from 2018/19, Nuno Espirito Santo’s side allowed only one big chance against Leicester City – and even that wasn’t a shot (Jamie Vardy’s airkick).

Willy Boly was a colossus at the back and he would have had an assist, too, had Leander Dendoncker’s goal not been chalked off after VAR intervention.

While some are backing Sheffield United’s backline this weekend – and the Blades did undeniably well against Bournemouth – Crystal Palace are a different proposition on their travels.

Last season, the Eagles had the sixth-best away record in the top flight and only Manchester City, Liverpool and Spurs scored more on the road.

Wilfried Zaha was particularly effective away from home (nine goals, five assists) and, although he clearly wanted a move away from Selhurst Park this summer, made an impact upon his introduction against Everton, racking up eight penalty box touches in just 25 minutes.

Chris Wilder may opt to show more ambition on home soil (i.e. naming a 3-4-1-2 instead of a 3-5-2), which could play to Palace’s counter-attacking strengths.

Aston Villa conceded the highest number of shots last weekend while Bournemouth are chronically bad at the back (60+ goals conceded in each of the last four campaigns), so I’m backing goals at Villa Park – particularly if Dean Smith decides to reinstate the more attack-minded two of his four full-backs.

Trezeguet caught my eye in the Spurs defeat, although I’m aware he’s both a rough diamond and a possible rotation risk so I’d be happy enough to ‘follow the points’ with John McGinn for the same price.

I’m backing two forwards who blanked at the King Power to bounce back this weekend.

Jamie Vardy ought to get more joy out of Chelsea’s high backline than he did against Wolves, while Diogo Jota was a real threat in that stalemate at Leicester – even if his shooting boots had been misplaced.

Paul said…

The injury to Alisson allows us to free up budget by opting for Adrian, should we choose to double-up on the Liverpool defence away to Southampton.

Norwich’s attack caught the eye at Anfield, with Emiliano Buendia supplying the assist for Teemu Pukki’s consolation. 

While the Finn’s effort has earned him 112,000 new owners, Buendia remains ignored at just 0.7% ownership for a home encounter with Newcastle.

The Argentine will again be a big influence this weekend – he created 91 chances last season, at an average of 31.4 minutes per key pass.

Put into perspective, that frequency was surpassed by just three FPL midfielders with 1,000+ minutes.

Owned by 4.4%, John McGinn remains a differential for Villa’s home clash with Bournemouth.

The Scot’s effort at Spurs has persuaded a hefty 112,000 to bring him in, yet it is his home form that is arguably more encouraging.

All seven of McGinn’s assists last season were produced at Villa Park.

Conversely, it’s the away records of Callum Wilson and Jamie Vardy that could bring in returns this weekend.

Wilson scored nine of his 14 goals on the road in the previous campaign.

Vardy, meanwhile, netted away from home on ten occasions – only Harry Kane (11) managed more.

Away to a Chelsea defence that just shipped four at Manchester United, the Leicester frontman could open his account for the season

Geoff said…

With Alisson out for Gameweek 2,  Adrian looks a nice option at £4.5m.  Tom Heaton kept Tottenham from scoring until late on Saturday and looks for his first clean sheet at home to Bournemouth, while I look to Bernd Leno for another clean sheet at home to Burnley.

Trent Alexander-Arnold is an easy choice with good attacking threat – this might be his best way of scoring points this week if Liverpool are slow to adjust to Alisson’s injury.

Lucas Digne is another attacking pick and is at home to Watford, though I wonder if there will be a positive reaction after the Hornets’ heavy Gameweek 1 loss.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles is included both for his clean sheet opportunity and assist potential. 

John Lundstram is a nice budget option and I’m backing him to get a second straight start in midfield, while Tyrone Mings was on for three bonus points until he lost the clean sheet late to Spurs in Gameweek 1. Heavily involved for Villa, I expect he will continue to be a strong source of bonus points when clean sheets are secured.

In midfield, Mohamed Salah and Raheem Sterling are automatic picks and Gylfi Sigurdsson gets my third midfield slot, hosting a Watford side that looked poor against Brighton.

Anthony Martial is unfortunate to drop to fourth, playing up front for Manchester United and priced at only £7.5m, and John McGinn is an interesting proposition after scoring a goal in his ‘difficult’ game against Spurs in Gameweek 1. His strong run of fixtures now begins with Bournemouth at home.

A strong Gameweek 1 captaincy candidate, I’m backing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to score well at home after getting his first Premier League goal of the season at Newcastle.

While Callum Wilson will have opportunities against Villa, he drops to third in my forwards list behind Sébastian Haller. I was impressed with the West Ham forward in Gameweek 1 and can see him scoring against any opposition easier than Manchester City.

With Martial sneaking into my team above Marcus Rashford, I include Jamie Vardy and Teemu Pukki in my squad. Both should get chances against Chelsea and Newcastle respectively and both have the quality to finish those chances against suspect defences.

The Community Champion

Before most Gameweeks, we nominate a Fantasy manager to challenge our Scout Picks with a starting XI of their own.

The Community Champion who has the biggest lead over the Scouts during 2019/20 will win a £100 Amazon voucher (currently we can only offer Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com vouchers).

The Community Champion for Gameweek 2 will be announced in our Scout Picks article on Friday. Last week’s submission failed to reach us in time of the earlier-than-usual deadline.

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  1. HarryB29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Salah still best captain pick despite 120 mins last night? Tempted by Sterling

    1. Jealous Viper
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Think Auba is the best pick. Don't have him so going for Mo. Spurs still a tough game for City and Sterling could easily blank

    2. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Difficult captain decision for all those who've gone with Salah + Sterling as the two premiums. Think I'll play safe and follow the poll this GW, with no Auba. Wilson(c) could be fun, though.

      1. Ready Player One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        The cheeky thought of (c) Wilson popped into my head too...

        1. Bubbles1985
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          I've had Wilson locked all week

          1. benbro
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 6 days ago

            I think if you scored 95 or above this week it’s a sensible punt.

            1. Ready Player One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Ah... 93. Salah it is then!

            2. Slouch87
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              So for those who got 94 it's not a sensible punt ?

              1. benbro
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 6 days ago

                I don’t see Salah (c) as a risk.

                I’d say Sterling v spurs more risky so if you have a buffer. Ie you did exceptionally in gw1 you can afford the differential.

  2. Ribus
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Son is back after this gw, right?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Yes - back for GW3

      1. Ribus
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Thanks

  3. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Predicted points for:

    A) Jota (MNU)
    B) Pukki (NEW)

    1. Ribus
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      6
      2

    2. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      A) 4
      B) 8

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        The lesser spotted forward 4 pointer. Assist and booking.

    3. Jealous Viper
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      6
      7

    4. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      A) 2
      B) 13

    5. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      2
      8

  4. New Community Article
    Rotation's Alter Ego
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    New Community Article is live

    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2019/08/15/ffs-head-to-head-leagues-2019-2020-update/

    Mir has given us an update on the FFS Head to Head leagues - 5983 managers entered!

  5. GoonerByron
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Is there any chance there is a place in the Spurs starting 11 in GW3 for Moura, even with Son back?

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Yup, def a chance as Alli will be still out

    2. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Probably depends on how he goes @ weekend

    3. LangerznMash
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Yes because Alli injured and Lamela will be the one dropped.

  6. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Locked and loaded...feel a massive GW in my waters!

    Heaton
    Robertson / Digne / AWB
    Sterling / Fraser / Martial / Perez
    Auba / Firmino / Pu(K)ki
    (McGovern, Rico, Dendoncker, Hanley)

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Best of luck

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Cheers mate, you too!

    2. poulteren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      robbo might not play fyi

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Why wouldn't he, he was taken off before the extra time?

      2. waterboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Neither might any of his other 10 players. What makes you think Robertson may be dropped?

      3. KujaliaFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Robbo will play. He was taken off early precisely for this purpose. Trent didn't start for a similar reason. Salad might be taken off early against the Saints.

    3. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      That is quite sexy GL

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Cheers mate!

    4. The Overthinker
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Good luck

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Cheers

  7. Jealous Viper
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Heaton
    Digne TAA Montoya Lundstram
    Salah(c) Sterling Siggy Perez Trossard
    Wilson

    Bench- Pope, Deulofeu, Shaw, Greenwood.
    G2G? Want to save my FT for next week

    1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      show on the bench ?

      1. Jealous Viper
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Think Wolves have a good chance of scoring

    2. rmt this, rmt that so i sai…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      wouldnt bench deul

  8. waltzingmatildas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Guys,
    Start montoya or greenwood?

    1. Jealous Viper
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Montoya

    2. KUNingas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Montoya 100%

    3. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Montoya, easily.

  9. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    WEY hey, I’m going to uni

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Congrats mate! what you studying?

      1. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Thanks dude! Studying biology, will branch out into a more specific field later on

    2. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Enjoy, remember to have some fun too!

      1. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Cheers lad - of course!

    3. Shaw must go on
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      congrats

      1. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Thanks mate

    4. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Time of your life mate, where you going?

      1. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Thanks pal. Decided on university of bath - good for my course (Biology) and sport, plus much cheaper undergraduate fees than the US ones and I’ve only really heard positive things about the place. I’m thinking I’ll then do a postgrad in the US

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Good luck with that - rather you than me. I've just retired from uni. Enjoying the stress-free life.

          1. Dakes.
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Haha fairs. Main reason being I was torn between UK and some US schools for many reasons, so this way kinda best of both worlds. And science degrees are often better with a postgrad. But yep, enjoy that mate! 🙂

        2. MTPockets
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          You're the swimmer right? Well done

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            The swimmer goes to Bath? Get outta here!! 🙂

            1. Dakes.
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              You won’t believe it, but I’ve heard that pun a few times... 😉 😆

          2. Dakes.
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Yes sir! Cheers

        3. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          It’s a beautiful place man no doubt. Couple of my mates went there and said it was a great time i’m certain you’ll love it. Uni is the best thing to ever happen so make the most of it truly. Good course aswell at least you chose something interesting

          1. Dakes.
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Good to know mate, thank you!

    5. The Overthinker
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Congratulations

      1. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Thanks!

      2. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Thank you! I’m sure I will

    6. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Congrats!

      1. MikeBravo
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Congrats and enjoy!

      2. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Cheers pal!

  10. Pompel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    So tempted by Kane, who've served me well in the past. Will keep a close look at Mané vs. Salah this weekend, and consider following transfer for 2 FTs in GW3:

    Salah + Wilson + VVD -> Mané + KAne + Dunk -4pts

    Ofc RMT dosen't approve, all depends if Kane can prove captain worthy

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      sell

    2. poulteren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      absolute madness getting rid of VVD

      Mane scores two goals and suddenly people think about losing salah. Salah will finish top point scorer again this year.
      Also mane has just said that he's never been this tired and hasnt had a holiday in 7 years. He doesnt seem too happy

      1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        This

      2. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Have TAA, and if Pool defence is shaky not sure its worth it doubling up.
        Interesting info on Mané, will see how he looks.

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      selling Salah & Wilson after just one game? has all the reasons for picking them in the first place now fallen away ?

      1. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        All about whether Mané will match Salah, and if Kane captaincy will give more points than Wilson, who I'll probably not captain for any matches.

    4. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Maybe Son ?

      He will be close to Kane points on the end i reckon. And its easy swap for KDB for example...

      1. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Yeah, have been thinking about that. But then, City has an amazing run of fixtures, so would like to keep bot KDB and Sterling double-up, which is the reason why I'll have to downgrade VVD for the move

  11. jackoasean
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Origi is the most overlooked forward in fantasy football. He scores when he wants

    1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I think Firmino will be great this season

    2. tissae
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      He plays when he wants too

      1. jackoasean
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Klopp is rotating the four forwards Mané, salah, Bobby and divock.

        1. Slouch87
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          No he isn't . He played Origi because Mane returned too close to the start of the season.

    3. Zlatanzo
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Good luck to him when Mane gets fit. Will have 9 minutes to score as a sub

  12. Zlatanzo
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Bring in Haller or Pukki ?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      pukki

      1. Zlatanzo
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Any reason?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          gut feeling

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Pukki is my captaincy punt this GW but WHU certainly have the fixtures if they can find their feet and start scoring goals Haller could be a shrewd one to get aboard early!

      1. Zlatanzo
        1 month, 6 days ago

        On paper WHU look really strong in attack, time will tell though...

    3. jackoasean
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Divock

      1. Zlatanzo
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Cmon let's be realistic here

        1. jackoasean
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          He scores when he wants

          1. Zlatanzo
            1 month, 6 days ago

            He won't start...

  13. LikeItLoveIt
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Can't decide bewteen Mo and Raz for captain - might just take a punt on Trent - To risky?

    1. LikeItLoveIt
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      *too

    2. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I’m tempted by Digne(C).

      1. LikeItLoveIt
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Could get good returns against watford

    3. Bubbles1985
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I am locked on Wilson

      1. LikeItLoveIt
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        At least I'm not the only one looking at other options

  14. Typo
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Would you start trossard or rico this week?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      You'd (nearly) always start the attacking midfielder over the defender.

      1. Typo
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Agree. Thanks

    2. Gringo Kid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      T

      1. Typo
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Ty

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Have both and am starting Trossard, Expect he could do very well up against Fredericks if he starts.

    4. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Trossard.

  15. King Kun Ta
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Want to keep my FT this week, but will this be enough to keep me on top of ML....?

    Pope
    Ake Dunk VVD
    Sterling Salah Trossard Barkley
    Wesley Kane Wilson

    Hen Kelly Zouma Dendoncker

    Have my doubts about: Barkley, Trossard & Wesley.

    Ta for the advice!

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Alright for another week

      1. King Kun Ta
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Cheers for the FB!

  16. Impartial Bystander
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Good idea to do Aubameyang to Kane for this week only?? Definitely want Kane back in GW3 for Newcastle at home. I know it’s Hokey Cokey transfer but surely Aubameyang hits this week making it worthwhile?

    1. The Wise Owl
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Auba has Burnley. Three consecutive braces each time he's played against them. Hold.

      1. Warby84
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I think he meant Kane to Auba??

      2. Impartial Bystander
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Cheers for the replies. Yeah I m usually against those kind of transfers but that Auba fixture is so appealing. Probably will stick with what I’ve got, always a chance with Kane & his fixtures after this week are great

    2. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I would not change the 2 with one transfer, as that transfer could become very important next week.. I think Burnley will be harder to break down than people think

    3. Five Season Wonder
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      It's Spurs' toughest game of the season this weekend.

  17. Newms
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    What are Chris Wood owners doing with him? Straight swap for Pukki?

    1. The Wise Owl
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Fixture isn't the best. If you don't have any other worries, go for it.

    2. jackoasean
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Origi he scores when he wants

    3. teneighty
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Saving FT but he is the first to go if he doesn't show up this weekend.

    4. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      On this atm. Twitching over shifting him to pukki.

    5. tobz102
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Also on this and debating. Started the week adament I'd assess and save FT.

      Also own Barkley so pretty certain it'll be those 2 I ship GW3. But if thinking Wood to Pukki why not just do it now...

  18. Five Season Wonder
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Is it worth bringing in Adrian?

    Liverpool coverage @ 4.5m and nailed for 8 weeks is something i don't want to pass up on.

    I currently have Robertson, VVD & Salah - thoughts????

    1. The Wise Owl
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Not really. I think everyone is getting a bit over excited.

      1. Five Season Wonder
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Saves me 2m if i switch VVD. That allows me to bring in the likes of Kane in next couple weeks

        1. OFord
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Pretty sure Adrian won't score as many goals as VVD

    2. Typo
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Is 8 weeks certain?

      1. Five Season Wonder
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        That's what was said on The Debate last night...

    3. 99Redbaboons
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Not really nailed for 8 weeks though, is he?

    4. Net Gains
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Klopp said it’s likely to be 3-4 weeks

    5. Crystal Alice
      1 month, 6 days ago

      If it's 8 weeks do it

    6. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I got Trent and Robbo as much for their attacking threat as their potential clean sheets. Barring injuries and what not, I suspect I’ll just stick with Heaton and Pope for the foreseeable.

  19. LanMi
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Any indications about Bilva and his involvement against Spurs? If the thing with him remains the same I would like to go with someone from WHU as they have really appealing fixtures.

    1. Typo
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Who tho? Think Haller is the safest spot, and you can not straight swap bilva to haller

    2. Zlatanzo
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Lanzini looks most appealing for mids. Prefer Haller though

    3. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Wait for press conference tomorrow, you’d think he’d be fine though given he was on the bench for West Ham.

    4. clodhopper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Bilva peps 2nd favourite he will need him in a big game like this hold and re evaluate after game cant see him left on the bench again this week

      1. Zlatanzo
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Who's his favourite?

        1. clodhopper
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Sterling by the look of it but you never know with the pep merry go round

          1. OFord
            1 month, 6 days ago

            What about Phil Foden, the bloke who's apparently more talented than Messi but never gets a game

            1. clodhopper
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Haha

  20. Little Red Lacazette
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Save FT, have 0.5ITB? And Play Kelly or Smith?

    Ryan
    TAA VVD Smith Zinchenko
    Salah(C) Sterling Siggy Perez
    Vardy King

    Button Kelly Greenwood Dendoncker

  21. Five Season Wonder
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Lucas > Martial?

    1. Typo
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Got the extra 0.1?

  22. The Overthinker
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    All locked in.

    No more overthinking.

    Heaton
    Awb vvd Keane chambers
    Hayden Salah(vc) sterling Perez Martial
    Aubameyang (c)

    Button wood Greenwood cathcart

  23. PAL
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    https://www.arsenal.com/news/team-news-xhaka-holding-smith-rowe-bellerin

    Here's our latest team news ahead of the visit of the Clarets:

    Granit Xhaka
    Bruising to lower back and leg. Being assessed ahead of Saturday.

    Rob Holding
    Left knee. Continuing with on-field rehabilitation and now participating in full training with the first team.

    Emile Smith Rowe
    Groin. Aiming to participate in full training in 1-2 weeks.

    Hector Bellerin
    Left knee. Continuing with on-field rehabilitation. Aiming to participate in full training in October.

    Kieran Tierney
    Groin. Continues to receive treatment and further assessments. Aiming to participate in full training in October.

    Dinos Mavropanos
    Groin. Continues to receive treatment and further assessments. Aiming to participate in full training in October.

    1. The Overthinker
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Luiz and Sokratis to start as cb pairing ?

    2. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Burnley will keep CS

  24. WHY ALWAYS MESUT?
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    In mild injury / rotation / new signing trouble in my auction league for GW 2. I have to start 5 of these - any ideas on who would be best?

    Gross
    Mane
    Felipe
    Ozil
    Kean
    Rudiger
    Vertonghen
    Iwobi
    Sarr

    Any ideas on who I should start?

    1. noquarternt
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Mané and...errr...

      1. WHY ALWAYS MESUT?
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Haha exactly. It's fine longterm but temporarily it's bad.

        The rest of the team is great though!

        Any ideas on who apart from Mane?

    2. *sigh*
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I’d start and captain Mane if I had him.

      1. WHY ALWAYS MESUT?
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Haha yes, I think he's going to sub on again after 100+ minutes yesterday but no choice but to play him.

        No captains in our league though. Any ideas on who else?

  25. Lignja
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    This is good to save atm? Cant get anyone i like in one move anyway...

    Pope
    Taa, Robertson, Coleman, Zincenko
    Salah, Sterling, Perez, Fraser
    Wilson, Kean

    1. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Absolutely.

      1. Lignja
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Thanks

  26. ProtrudingNip
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Pope (button)
    TAA VVD Digne (Taylor Lunstram)
    Barkley Perez Moura Salah Sterling
    Wilson Jota (greenwood)

    Gtg or ship Barkley

    1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Why would you ship Barkley ?
      Chelsea is not bad at all, they deserved to win last night...

  27. pokern1nja09
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Sigurdsson captain is in my thoughts

  28. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    So after last night game, zouma is good pick ?

  29. benbro
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Bench Origi, Azpi or Dendoncker?