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Scout Notes

What we learned about Liverpool and Chelsea assets in the Super Cup

Liverpool and Chelsea were involved in a Super Cup slog in Istanbul on Wednesday evening, with the match going to extra-time and penalties.

This was not an ideal outcome for either club or indeed Fantasy managers, only a few days before Gameweek 2.

Chelsea aren’t in action until Sunday afternoon but Liverpool head to Southampton less than 72 hours after the final ball was kicked in Turkey.

With this being August, fatigue and subsequent rotation might not be the issue it would be in, say, December, when fixture congestion really kicks in.

Still, it is worth noting the minutes played by each Fantasy asset last night as a gauge of how fresh they might be this weekend:

120 – Salah, van Dijk, Gomez, Matip, Henderson, Fabinho, Adrian, Pedro, Kante, Emerson, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Kepa, Jorginho
103 – Mane
101 – Kovacic
90 – Robertson
85 – Christensen
75 – Firmino
74 – Pulisic, Giroud
64 – Milner
56 – Wijnaldum
46 – Abraham, Mount
45 – Oxlade-Chamberlain
35 – Tomori
30 – Alexander-Arnold
19 – Barkley
17 – Origi

Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) is perhaps the stand-out name of the 14 players to have started and finished the match, although it is also worth noting the 103-minute run-out from Sadio Mane (£11.5m) on his first start since returning from the Africa Cup of Nations.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.0m), Ross Barkley (£6.0m), Mason Mount (£6.0m) and Roberto Firmino (£9.5m) were all handed breathers of sorts and came on as substitutes, which could be positive news for Gameweek 2 – although the situation is not quite so straightforward with the mid-price Chelsea midfielders, as we will discuss.

Our Scout Notes article below looks at the wider lessons learned from Wednesday night’s game.

Liverpool 2-2 Chelsea (5-4 penalties)

  • Goals: Sadio Mane (£11.5m) x2 | Olivier Giroud (£7.0m), Jorginho (£5.0m)
  • Assists: Roberto Firmino (£9.5m) | Christian Pulisic (£7.5m), Tammy Abraham (£7.0m)

While Liverpool’s backline are still giving us cause for concern, the Reds’ first-choice front three are clicking into gear.

Gameweek 1 saw Salah steal the show but it was his two teammates alongside him who shone on Wednesday night.

Firmino had started on the bench in Turkey, with Mane leading the line and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (£6.5m) deployed on the left flank.

It was no surprise to see Oxlade-Chamberlain, playing in an alien position and showing signs of rust, hooked at the interval and replaced by Firmino, with Mane reverting to his usual left-wing position.

The move immediately paid dividends, with Firmino teeing up Mane for Liverpool’s equaliser and then repeating the trick in extra-time to put the Reds 2-1 up.

Mane had looked sharp in his cameo against Norwich last Friday and it is fairly bemusing to see over 90,000 Fantasy Premier League managers already losing faith in the Senegalese winger simply because he didn’t – as predicted – start in Gameweek 1.

The former Southampton man, who will be up against his old club in Gameweek 2, registered more goal attempts (seven) than anyone on show last night, all of which came from inside the Chelsea box.

The Senegal international looked better for being shifted back wide in the second half and for the introduction of Firmino, who was pivotal in the Reds’ comeback.

The Brazilian’s intelligent work both on and off the ball is looking more and more vital to Liverpool’s attacking play and his absence was noted in the first 45 minutes, with the Reds’ midfield and forward lines disconnected.

Speaking after the match, Jurgen Klopp said:

Bobby Firmino is pretty vital, but Sadio Mane can play that position as well. Divock Origi played in that position really well. They are all different, they all have different strengths, but I think for tonight when the opponent kind of learns from the game and gets used to what you do, then it’s important that you can make a change and it was a big change because Bobby is different to all other players in the world, probably, in that position and it helped us a lot.

For him, it was really, really intense. It was not the plan that he plays tonight around 80 minutes, now he had to play it. You saw it was hard for him, he had pretty much no pre-season and played after one week. That was the problem for us a little bit, it’s our third competitive game where we had to throw in everything to be on top of it after the pre-season we had.

Firmino may be a superb link-up player in the centre-forward role but whether he is a value-for-money Fantasy asset at £9.5m is another question.

It should be said that no player on show at Anfield registered more shots than Firmino in Gameweek 1 and he was inches away from scoring in that game but, in general, his game seems to be more about bringing the best out of Salah and Mane.

The two Liverpool wingers racked up 13 shots between them last night, with Firmino registering only one attempt on goal.

Salah failed to find the back of the net but was again lively and drew two fine low saves from Kepa Arrizabalaga (£5.5m) at either end of normal time.

The two-hour run-out will be a concern to owners and prospective captainers in Gameweek 2, particularly as Divock Origi (£5.5m) is a relatively rested option having only featured for 17 minutes last night.

The same could be said of Firmino and Mane after their exertions (75 and 103 minutes respectively) but if this game did anything, it served as a reminder to Klopp that his first-choice front three are a cut above anything in reserve.

Liverpool’s defence still fails to convince and they are now nine games (factoring in competitive and friendly matches) without a clean sheet, with their high line last night looking penetrable.

Owners of Alexander-Arnold were perhaps the main winners from the Super Cup, with the England right-back rested for all bar half an hour and Joe Gomez (£5.5m) having a torrid evening in his stead.

Joel Matip (£5.4m) partnered Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m) at centre-half and arguably looked more at ease than Gomez had done against Norwich, although the Cameroon international’s distribution was often found wanting.

Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) didn’t get much chance to exhibit his attacking credentials, meanwhile, creating only one chance.

Adrian (£4.5m) made his full debut in goal and saved the crucial spot-kick in the penalty shootout, having also denied Tammy Abraham (£7.0m) in extra-time.

It was the Liverpool shotstopper who felled Abraham for Jorginho‘s (£5.0m) penalty, however, although replays showed contact was minimal.

Klopp said of the former West Ham custodian:

He played an incredible game, he had sensational saves. Both goalies had that, but maybe from Adrian it’s a bit more surprising because without pretty much any preparation. I don’t know when he played the last game for West Ham, to be honest, so it’s a while ago. Being ready like he was ready tonight is incredible.

He’s not only on the pitch a great person, he showed me already that he’s a proper personality in the dressing room as well. He was maybe louder than I was at half-time. I was not loud because I wanted to give some information but he was really on his toes and that was good. It’s important and it helps us. He deserves that.

Of course in penalty shootouts, it’s always lucky, but the performance over the 120 minutes was incredible. Making the save for the penalty is the icing on the cake and is wonderful.

Chelsea weren’t as bad as the scoreline suggested at Old Trafford on Sunday and this was a further encouraging display in Istanbul, with Frank Lampard’s outfit going toe to toe with the European champions.

Olivier Giroud (£7.0m) had poked the Blues in front to give them a deserved first-half lead and Chelsea continued to create chances throughout the game.

Lampard said of his team’s display:

I respect Liverpool and they had chances in the game but it was clear to me that we were the stronger team. We had some bad luck at times and maybe some bad finishing which we need to be more clinical with but my overall feeling from the game is one of pride in the team performance.

I don’t like losing, I’m a terrible loser and we all are at Chelsea. We wanted to win this game but we were unfortunate so I’m happy with the players. If that’s a sign of what we can do this season – and we will get better – then it’s a really good sign.

Lampard made a formation tweak last night, switching from a 4-2-3-1 to a 4-3-3.

In came the fit-again N’Golo Kante (£5.0m) alongside Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic (£5.5m), with Pedro (£7.0m) and Christian Pulisic (£7.5m) flanking Giroud in a three-man attack.

While owners of Barkley and Mount would perhaps have been encouraged to see their mid-price midfield assets handed breathers, the performances of the players on the pitch will have given them further concern regarding security of starts.

Pedro had registered five key passes and four shots at Old Trafford on Sunday despite having a so-so game but the Spanish winger was much improved overall here, again carving out five chances and having four attempts on goal.

The former Barcelona player was a handful and struck the bar with one of his efforts, while no starting player in Istanbul had a better passing accuracy rate.

Pulisic also impressed on his full competitive debut, providing the assist for Giroud’s goal and giving Gomez the runaround on the left flank.

The USA international also saw a well-taken goal chalked off for offside.

Lampard said of the former Borussia Dortmund winger:

Yeah I was pleased and there is a lot more to come. The expectancy is right, he is a big signing for us but you have to remember his age. He’s 20 and come into the league, into this game, against Liverpool, one of the most intense teams in football. It took a bit of time early in the game to get his feeling.

But once he did, you could see his confidence in carrying the ball and to create. I am really happy with him. There is lots, lots more to come, again all the good signs for what he can be for the club.

Perhaps the best player on the park was Kante and it was no surprise that Chelsea were more solid at the back than they had been at Old Trafford, a game that the Frenchman had only been on the bench for.

The former Leicester midfielder was as impressive on the ball as he was off it, registering four key passes and eight dribbles and providing a driving force from the centre of the park.

While his Fantasy appeal may be limited, his capacity to improve the fortunes of the more-fancied FPL options around him can’t be understated.

It was somewhat ironic that he was largely reprising his much-criticised role under Maurizio Sarri last night, playing on the right of a central midfield three.

Lampard said of Kante after full-time:

He is an amazing player and character, he just wants to play. He is humble in his life but on the pitch he is a machine. Of course, he will be hugely important.

This is a player who hasn’t trained much, had a swollen ankle on Tuesday evening and he wanted to play today and managed 120 minutes.

You saw what he brings to the team. There will be more as he hasn’t trained much. I am delighted to work with him, I respect him so much as a player and now it is really nice to work with him. He will be really big for us.

Emerson Palmieri (£5.5m) again caught the eye from an attacking perspective at left-back and there seems little doubt now that Marcos Alonso (£6.5m) will play second-fiddle to the Italian defender.

It was interesting to note that Jorginho converted the extra-time penalty that Abraham won, although Barkley and Willian (£7.0m) were off the field when the spot-kick was taken.

On the injury front, Andreas Christensen (£5.0m) walked gingerly off the field and James Milner (£5.5m) was seen with an ice pack on his knee but as yet there have been no updates on either player.

Milner’s situation is particularly worth monitoring, given that Salah is next in line in the Liverpool spot-kick running order.

Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Adrian, Gomez, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson (Alexander-Arnold 90′), Milner (Wijnaldum 64′), Fabinho, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain (Firmino 46′), Salah, Mane (Origi 103′).

Chelsea XI (4-3-3): Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Christensen (Tomori 85′), Emerson Palmieri, Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic (Barkley 101′), Pulisic (Mount 74′), Giroud (Abraham 74′), Pedro.

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Lessons learned from Gameweek 1

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  1. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    kane with 2 downside arrows on fplsta....

    1. Jacky boy
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      best top of the page ever

      1. Dribbles
        1 month, 6 days ago

        How do you actually know if you're on the top of the page?

        1. ...al - Leave your comments…
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Impeccable timing

        2. Jacky boy
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          i don't

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

          Your comment appears at the top of the page !

        4. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Im going to have to screen shot this and send in to the papers.

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Playing city, will start rising again afterwards.

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

      Everyone thinks man City are indispensable in Defence, their will be goals both ends and Kane will grab one

  2. Dribbles
    1 month, 6 days ago

    I have realised Liverpool defenders are a trap and i can't believe i fell for the hype. I am swopping TAA to either...

    a) Matt Ritchie ( on pens)

    b) Digne ( free kicks)

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks.

    1. ...al - Leave your comments…
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Digne/Laporte

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

      B

    3. Dribbles
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Thanks guys

    4. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Eh?

    5. svg53
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      You are joking ...surely

      1. Dribbles
        1 month, 6 days ago

        No, Liverpool let a goal in last weekend.

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

      Neither keep

  3. Salt'N'Pepe
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Is Salah now a risk for the (C) armband

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

      I guess only you can tell that yourself 😕

    2. Invincibles
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      No. Seen this countless times over the years, players being written of for X reason.

      He has better prospects on paper than Sterling. Go for Salah (c)

      1. Tactical Focus
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        But I would say Sterling is guaranteed the 90 minutes in GW2, whereas Salah could easily play just 65 or get subbed on.. I don't like taking unnecessary risks

    3. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      It's early in the season.. I. Don't think fatigue will play a role yet. Right now additional games just increase sharpness and fitness imo

      1. Valar(Keith)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Note that I've gone all in with this theory and will be captaining Salah and owning Jota 🙂

    4. RUUD!
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I'm going Sterling

  4. AFC49
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Ceballos to McGinn?

    1. SoapAFC
      1 month, 6 days ago

      As an Arsenal fan, who also owns mcginn, it is probably a good move. Ceballos is going to mostly play in a deeper role, and is a rotation risk imo

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

    Will Kelly (Palace) play the next Gameweeks?

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      He could do but depends on a few different things

  6. Tactical Focus
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Shout-out to the real Kings of Europe.
    Next stop is Qatar where we'll become World Champions and knock Madrid off their perch. What a time to be alive

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

      But Barca didn't play in CWC this year.

      1. Tactical Focus
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I'm a Liverpool fan mate.
        Were the real Kings of Europe now after last night

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

          you're not even the best team in the North-West... Taken liverpool fans one game v norwich to declare 'its their year' for the 786th year running

  7. RUUD!
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    I've got to play on of these 3, who should I start?

    A) Denconk
    B) KWP
    C) Hayden

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I'd give C a go I think

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

    Was considering gw 2 Salah to mane move.
    Love mane as a player, and think he has looked so sharp last couple of games
    What do you reckon?

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

      nah

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

      leave for another week at least, he could be rested at weekend and origi played again

  9. Wingate
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Was all set to save FT, but after seeing a post here suggesting Moura to Pulisic I am now considering it. He got an assist and disallowed goal v POOL, and CHE looked much better with Kante back and Giroud leading the line. They also have nice fixtures starting with LEI then nor, SHU, wol, LIV, BHA, sou, NEW, bur, wat, CRY, while Moura has CITY away, probably toughest fixtures of the season.

    I guess it will be 50/50.... thoughts?

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Moura does possibly have NEW the week after, either way could work

      1. Wingate
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Sounds like his position is more at risk once SOn back, but yes could easily play, especially if he impresses this GW. One reason to wait....

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          It is a tough one, but prices shouldn't change for those two so I'd wait

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

        Moura also has Son returning gw3 although with Willian still to return Chelsea mid options still seem a minefield to me.

    2. EgyptianKing
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I am exactly considering the same (maybe it was my post ahah).

      More and more tempted to do the move tbh. If I was sure of him starting sunday it would be nice...

  10. chilli con kone
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    A. Callum Robinson > McGinn
    B. Save

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

      B

    2. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Behave - that would be a ridiculous transfer this week

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

      Save

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

    On whether Nicolas Pepe could start against Burnley: "I am going to decide tomorrow because now is a small difference for my decision about the player. It depends how they will be tomorrow in the training. Pepe is training with us, improving with us, knowing us. He’s understanding our style little by little and physically getting better. He is more close to help us at the beginning [of the match].”

    On fitting Lacazette and Aubameyang into the team: "Last year they played a lot of matches together, Auba right or left as a winger. His capacity can help us this year. They are strikers but above all I think we can use them in different situations.”

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Well that sounds like a no - Nelson Laca Auba maybe?

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

        Yup, another 2nd half cameo for Pepe.

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

      Cheers for this.

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

        My pleasure!

    3. Yome
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Pepe was training with Lille before so why is he still not ready? He also had less time since he played the ACON.
      Shame your record signing has to sit on the bench and with Emery you never know..
      Looks like Auba is the one to have while the rest is so uncertain.

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

        He is ready, just not for 90 minutes. Like every player Nico needs some time to adjust to new league and style of play. Hopefully his home debut will be special.

    4. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Also said: "Goud ebening eeeh.."

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

        https://streamable.com/9kwmu
        Gudibinin!

  12. IrishRed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Thoughts on a potential Barkley replacement? Buendia interests me

  13. Upvote Reminder
    Rotation's Alter Ego
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    As we start to get back into the swing of things, just need to remind people to upvote posts that you think are valuable to the community!

    For those of you that would rather not spend every second of their waking lives on Fantasy Football Scout (Casuals tsk 😉 ) the sort by rating function is a great way to catch up on interesting discussions without having to sift through mountains of similar questions or RMTs.

    Equally, we do have a reputation system implemented. Users with more upvotes accumulated have a higher voting power than new users, with their upvotes counting for more in the “Sort by Rating” function.

    It's also a good way for mods to see the content people want to see discussed and Hot Topics can often be found at or near the top of the rating-sorted posts 🙂

    Cheers all, good luck gameweek 2!

    1. Tactical Focus
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Cheers Jeff

    2. Demí
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Good luck

      1. Demí
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Please upvote this valuable post, RAE. Thanks!

    3. Kings of Lyon ★
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Fantastic !! Thanks for this.

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

        You're back!
        Where's the grav?

        1. Kings of Lyon ★
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Hello, good sir.

          The grav was linked to my email address and showed up when my dentist was looking through my file. A KOL with a santa hat was a tad embarassing.

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

            Going to change it back to the blonde tennis bird scratching her arse then?
            😉

            1. Kings of Lyon ★
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Hahah ! I see Christina is rubbing off on you 😀

              Good to see you here gnu. What about Shankland eh?

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

                Ewwww. Now that I don't wanna see.

                1. Kings of Lyon ★
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Hahah! Apologies, brother

              2. Gnu
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                As in Lawrence?
                What have I missed.

                Have you stopped going to the other site?

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

            Pffff.
            Thats brilliant.

    4. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Would it be possible / worthwhile to show a poster’s ‘reputation’ next to their name?

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

        That could get a bit messy.

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

          Just imagine - only a matter of time until the down vote arrow was introduced too....

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

            Actually it did, and it was removed.

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

        Possible, but not sure if worthwhile. At the most it would probably be quite vague badges (Can't let everyone know that G has way more upvotes than me after all 😉 )

        1. G-Whizz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Oi! lol

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

      Forgive my ignorance, but how do you do an upvote?

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

        You click the little triangle / up arrow just bottom left of my posts 🙂

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

          Cheers.
          FFS is the only form of social media I use. 🙂
          How do you see this rating system thing?

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

            You can’t see it unfortunately - it’s behind the glass wall. That’s basically the question I asked above - why don’t they show us our ratings.

            But for each post that gets an upvote it gets a +1,+2 etc top right of it depending on number of up votes.

            You can filter the comments by rating so you see the upvoted posts first (you do the filtering at the top of the comments section)

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

              Thanks for that mate..

      2. Gnu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        E-mail the scoutcast and ask nicely, can take a while.

      3. adams_6
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        That grey arrow below your grav

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

          Ty

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

      This is great to hear!

  14. Dare Do The Punt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Is there any way of seeing if a rivals team has made a transfer yet anymore?

    Can’t seem to find it anywhere on the official FPL website

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

      I think they've taken that and the tv part away this year.

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Can you not even see your own anymore (transfers) or am I going blind? Was good to review your transfers a few weeks later

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

          i think you can after you have made transfers... can be found on the gw history page

          1. SADIO SANÉ
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            You sure? Doesn't look like it

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

              no idea as i haven't made a ft

              1. SADIO SANÉ
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Oh ok, I can confirm it doesn't haha

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

      no

      1. Dare Do The Punt
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        That’s so annoying

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

          I'm quite looking forward to the mystery.

    3. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Nope and it's absolutely brilliant.

      It's about time everyone focussed on their own team instead of spying, and in some cases on here, stalking others.

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Agree

    4. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      No, this season you need to use the site that helps you hack your rivals account, can't remember the name.

    5. Greek Flair
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      at first I didn't like it...but im coming round to it. I use to leave my tranfers until 2 minutes before deadline because I know my mini league rival was a spy, meaning I missed out on prices rises sometimes too

  15. mike09
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Considering WC to something like this before gw3:

    Pope
    VVD - AWB - Zinchenko - Montoya
    Mane - Sterling - Son - KDB - Martial
    Pukki

    4.0 - Lundstram - Greenwood - 4.5

    Thoughts?

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      You'll want another WC within a few weeks.

    2. Kings of Lyon ★
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I dont know what your team is but do not WC.

      Certainly dont WC to a team with zinchenko and so much fodder

    3. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Approved

    4. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      You'll be crushed if you do that?

    5. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      no Salah or Kane, i would rethink

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

      I think that 4-5-1 works best with a premium striker (Vardy/Kane/Auba), someone you happy to play every week, unlike Pukki or any other 6.0-6.5 striker.

  16. SoapAFC
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Well went for a starting xi that didn't include Sterling, not planning on making any immediate transfers, but depending on the next few gwks he's looking like an absolute must. Any suggestions to fit him in?

    Heaton

    Digne - Robbertson - KWP

    Mcginn - Salah - De Bruyne - Pepe - Perez

    Auba - King

    Obviously pepe sticks out like a sore thumb but I really want to keep him, I was thinking down the road, salah -> mane, downgrade defense and then de bruyne to sterling.. I'm a huge Arsenal fan so keeping pepe and auba is important to me

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      same kind of boat (expect for the arsenal part) but wont be rushing on getting sterling. auba to kane gw3 seems like a good idea though

      1. SoapAFC
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Yeah seeing him sink a hat trick wasn't easy viewing, are you not worried long term? Do you De Bruyne as some cover?

        1. Greek Flair
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          de bruyne is not cover

          1. SoapAFC
            1 month, 6 days ago

            "some" cover, I recognise he isn't hence the desire to replace De Bruyne with Sterling

        2. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          yep I have kdb. i made the choice to go with kane over sterling and will stick with it for now. surely sterling wont score 20 points every game...

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

      Keeping Auba and Pepe will only prevent you having the right premiums when you want them. Why restrict your budget so much by keeping them all the time?

  17. poidlolo
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Gw2 make me nervous without auba and kane..

    Any chance to improve this team? Or g2g?

    Pope
    Robbo VVD AWB Digne
    Salah Sterling Martial Perez
    Wilson Jota

    Button, lund, dendoc, greenwood
    Inbank : 0.5m

    1. Demí
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Good to go for another week. You have Salah and Sterling, that's the main thing. Don't be nervous about Kane, coming up against the best defence in the league now.

      1. poidlolo
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        How about auba?

        1. Demí
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Arsenal don't look free scoring. Burnley in high confidence after week 1. Wait it out

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

        Best Defence in the league??? Kane will score

    2. FPL-(VAR)dy
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      kane??against Man City away

    3. Greek Flair
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      people against you should be worried that you own sterling and salah

      you cant have all the premiums

  18. Lacabacca
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Kane to Auba(c) this week and Auba back to Kane next week is surely not a sound move?

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

      If you could guarantee no other issues happening in your team and there being no unexpected price movements then it would be fine.

      However we live in the real world (sadly). So I wouldn’t do it but I can understand the temptation to!

      1. Lacabacca
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Tempting indeed. King could be an issue next week.

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

      Not sure how to respond.

      1. Lacabacca
        1 month, 6 days ago

        A. Agree
        B. Disagree
        😉

  19. Millie7
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Good score last week, but forced into playing 5 at the back this week...should i hold the FT?

    Heaton
    Van Dijk - Trent - Digne - Montoya - Kelly
    Sterling - Salah - Perez -
    Auba - King

    Pope - Dendonker - Robinson - Greenwood

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

      would consider robinson and dendoncker both over kelly

  20. Greek Flair
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Am I crazy for debating Lundstrom over Zinchenko or Perez in my starting XI?

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

      A little bit - but then again a little bit of crazy never hurt anybody

      1. Greek Flair
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        "little bit of crazy never hurt anybody" - Would be a great doormat as you enter a Mental Asylum

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

    Without breaking any rules can anyone suggest/hint at a good small water flow for the cricket?

    1. Hits from the Bong
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Can’t help you but. Maybe you could google something? CRIC should be FREE anyway

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

        Tried and a bunch of dross came up. Including CRIC, loads of spammy stuff.

        Just need a simple free click 😉

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

          Unless you are Australian then given how it’s going it’s probably best not to watch!

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

            Scottish 😎

        2. Gnu
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Yep, same prob.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1hdLFPZ0PY

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

            😮 😆

        3. Hits from the Bong
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 6 days ago

          https://cricfree.sc/watch/live/england-vs-australia-live-streaming

          Not sure if this is allowed? On most sites you still have to fight through spam to eventually see a link

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

            Cheers Hits, you’re a star...thanks

    2. Lacabacca
      1 month, 6 days ago

      There is a subreddit for insect enthusiasts like you.

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

        😀 cheers Lacabaca....

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Give me your email and you can use my Sky Go

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

        So kind Rupert, much appreciated.....might take you up on it later if have no luck.

        Thanks again...

  22. Chaste
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Pukki (C) seems right

    1. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      This

  23. TGNC
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Heaton to Henderson worth a FT?

    1. Hits from the Bong
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Nah

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

      Why not Adrian? Already have three Pool?

      1. TGNC
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Yep

    3. Greek Flair
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      no way

      1. TGNC
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Any reason youre so sure? Would surprise me if Heaton kept a Cs in either of his next 2 whereas Henderson could do so in both of them

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

      Keep Heaton. Villa have great fixtures coming up

    5. Jimmy Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      waste of a transfer imo. you're gonna want to have two heading into gw3

      1. TGNC
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Fair enough, thanks

  24. Hits from the Bong
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Play A) Fornals or B) Lundstram?
    Brighton always beat West Ham if it helps.

  25. Better luck next year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Swap KWP for someone at 5.0 or below and play, or play Dendoncker in GW2?

    1. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      save the FT and play Dendoncker

  26. The King
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Which would you play this GW

    Walker-Peters or Lundstram?

    Cheers

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

      Lund for me. City will defiantly score

    2. Greek Flair
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I never thought Lundstram would be in my selection headache either.

      but looking at this

      Lundstram

      1. The King
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Yeah me neither haha wish I'd gone with Ainsley Maitland-Niles over Walker-Peters now

        Good luck mate 🙂

  27. SoapAFC
    1 month, 6 days ago

    KWP replacements? Or keep for the time being?

    1. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Same problem, might switch to Montoya. Foyth back gw3 anyway.

  28. Baines on Toast...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Potter is going to be infuriating isn't he. Think Brighton will do well (hence why I have Duffy and Trossard), but rotation looks certain.

    One more starting week for Trossard more in hope than expectation.

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Poor man(s) City 😉

  29. Pukki Party
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Play
    A)KWP (mci)
    B)Rico (avl)
    C) Dendoncker (mun)

    Or
    D) KWP to Montoya (WHU)

  30. Zlatanzo
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Pukki or Haller in for gw2? Haller has lovely fixtures but Pukki may have form on his side...

    1. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Pukki

    2. Demí
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Pukki. Haller a small injury doubt i saw

      1. Zlatanzo
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Had no idea, thanks for the update