Scout Notes

Aubameyang delivers as Ceballos offers potential in Arsenal win

Arsenal 2-1 Burnley

Goals: Alexandre Lacazette (£9.5m) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) | Ashley Barnes (£6.5m)

Assists: Dani Ceballos (£5.5m) x 2 | Dwight McNeil (£6.0m) 

Bonus Points: Ceballos x 3 Lacazette x 2 Aubayemang x 1

Arsenal emerged victorious with a 2-1 victory over Burnley in their first home game of the Premier League season with Alexandre Lacazette (£9.5m) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) getting the goals.

Dani Ceballos (£5.5m), making his first Premier League start for the Gunners, put in a stellar performance, contributing two assists and collecting maximum bonus points.

In a man of the match display, the onloan Real Madrid man underlined his exciting potential to be a value for money route into the Arsenal attack this season. 

He played a crucial role in the attacking play and also had a hand in the Gunners’ corners and free-kicks but also helped break up Burnley’s offensive efforts.

Dani Ceballos was comfortably Arsenal’s man of the match against Burnley

At a price of £5.5m and after such an impressive debut, it will be difficult for managers to ignore Ceballos who unquestionably has the ability to start for Arsenal on a weekly basis.

And given the void that has been vacated by Mesut Ozil’s (£7.4m) ongoing absence, Ceballos looks to have the confidence and ability to contribute assists that the Gunners’ have been crying out for in the Emery era. 

Ashley Barnes (£6.5m) struck an early equaliser after Lacazette had put Arsenal in front, with the forward making it three goals in two games for the Clarets to stake his claim as an early frontrunner for the best budget forward in 2019/20.

Ashley Barnes and Dwight McNeil celebrate a goal for Burnley

Barnes took his goal well after a battling run and through ball from Dwight McNeil (£6.0m) rewarding the 3.9% of managers who had backed him to deliver against Arsenal. 

Despite a nervous first-half performance that culminated in a booking for Aubameyang, the Gabonese forward scored a crucial goal for the Gunners after cutting in from the left, burying his well-struck shot past Nick Pope (£4.5m) to give Arsenal the lead. 

Owned by 29% of managers, the performance of Aubameyang was relatively re-assuring given his well-taken goal, even if it was a long-time coming.

The premium forward was a peripheral figure in the first half, having been deployed on the right flank of attacking midfield.

Aubameyang was frustrating to watch for his Fantasy owners but he delivered a second goal in two against Burnley

It was not until the second period, when Nicolas Pépé (£9.5m) replaced Reiss Nelson (£5.5m), that Aubameyang really got going.

This substitution saw Aubameyang move to the left, with Pépé, making his home debut, taking up the right-wing station.

Emery’s decision to deploy the premium striker in both a left and right-sided role at various stages Saturday afternoon’s fixture will be an area of potential concern.

When we consider the assured positions of other premium options such as Harry Kane (£11.0) as a centre-forward, Raheem Sterling (£12.1) as a winger and Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) as a right-sided attacking midfielder, this is a level of consistency Aubameyang cannot really offer. That said, the Arsenal man still outscored all of those big names in Gameweek 2.

Despite his yellow-card for encroachment on a Burnley free-kick, Aubameyang picked up one bonus against Burnley, meaning he has a total of 12 points over two Gameweeks in 2019/20. 

If Lacazette can continue his goalscoring form alongside occupying the central striking role for Arsenal, then the Frenchman is certainly worthy of monitoring with regards to attacking Arsenal coverage given his favourable price-tag at £1.5m less than his Gabonese counterpart. 

Pépé’s introduction at half-time did not lead to any attacking returns for the £72m signing, but glimpses of his potential were on show at The Emirates. The former Lille striker will now be looking to nail down a starting berth and prove himself to Emery as a worthy candidate to feature alongside Aubayemang and Lacazette regularly.

Despite failing to record a second consecutive clean-sheet, Pope was exceptional at times for Burnley, making seven saves in total as well as a number of crucial blocks to prevent the scoreline developing into a mauling for the Clarets. 

Nick Pope made seven saves against Arsenal

There remains indisputable value in both Pope and the likes of Matt Lowton (£4.5m) James Tarkowski (£5.0m) Ben Mee (£5.0m) and Erik Pieters (£4.5m) who have a favourable run of fixtures from Gameweeks 5 to 8 after navigating an away trip to Wolves before hosting Liverpool at Turf Moor. 

The early momentum that Arsenal have now picked up after successive victories over Newcastle and Burnley is a stark contrast to Emery’s debut season with the Gunners, where successive defeats to Manchester City and Chelsea in Gameweeks 1 and 2 made for difficult reading. 

If Emery and Arsenal can translate this promising initial form into continuous winning momentum, then there is no doubt that they have a number of primarily attacking assets who can deliver for Fantasy managers – namely Lacazette and Aubameyang.

But Saturday’s victory was both a day and performance that belonged to debutant Ceballos with his two assists and a Man of the Match performance. 

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Lessons learned from Gameweek 2

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  1. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    would you sacrifice salah and transfer to mane in order to get sterling ?

    feels wrong to ditch salah i have to admit...

    1. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Yes.

    2. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      yes

    3. TONY123
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Yes I'd do it

    4. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Even with Salah on pens?

      1. thepeen555
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Salah isn’t on pens is he

        1. AuFeld
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Milner when on the pitch.

    5. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      thanks all

    6. thepeen555
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Well I was ditching him once mane come back and was playing 90mins.

      If it means you can get sterling too. Go for it

    7. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Yes Mané looks better than Salah

    8. Lazaretti
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Yes. Good moves, if you have easy route to get Mane too

  2. TONY123
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Tempted to do Robertson + Greenwood > 4.0 + Pukki (switch from 4-4-2 to 3-4-3) and bank 0.9. Thoughts?

    1. sirmorbach
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      I am tempted myself to do VVD-Montoya, Greenwood-Pukki.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        I don't like the look of that tbh

        1. sirmorbach
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          What about Fraser, Vardy out / KDB, Pukki in?

  3. MoManeTaa
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Will mane rise before the deadline?

  4. Whats the Mata?
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    If you could have just 1, who's you rather have gw3 onwards on a WC?

    Mane or Kane?

    1. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      M

    2. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Harry

    3. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      both.

      1. Whats the Mata?
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Can't. Have Sterling and Kdb.

    4. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      salah

  5. Kopkloppers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Digne news anyone?

    1. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Wait and see, didn’t look too bad though.

  6. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Those Wc...look no further than Cantwell @ 4.5m.

    8 chances created. Only KdB has more.

    Bargain.

    1. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      gud pick mate welldone

    2. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Was maybe thinking of getting him along side Dendonker and playing the one with the best fixture.

    3. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Yup been eyeing the moment he got hoolahans number

  7. Badger Badger Mushroom Mush…
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    King and Digne > Pukki and AWb?

    1. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Not yet

    2. Chenku╰☆╮
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      yes

  8. Only a Hazard of time
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Thinking of shifting B. Silva and Parrott (he was my enabler) to bring in Pukki and a 5.5 mid. Is Douglas Luiz nailed for Villa?

  9. ShaunGoater123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Madness for a -8?
    Auba, TAA, king & Greenwood > Kane, 4.5, pukki & kean

    1. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Yes

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Think -8 is a bit much. Aubameyang could score vs. Liverpool.

      1. ShaunGoater123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Do the other 3, hold auba? Kane could be scary against that Newcastle defence...

  10. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Evening all. 1.0 ITB.

    Pope
    VVD / TAA / Digne
    Salah / Sterling / Perez / Barkley
    Wilson / Wood / Jota

    Button // Montoya / Dendoncker / Kelly

    Team isn't terrible, but a number of players haven't fired off as I was hoping. (Wood is the most annoying, for obvious reasons.)

    Pukki & Barnes look delicious, but would you move any of my strikers for them given fixtures?

    Wood is tricky since I kinda want a Burnley striker for upcoming good fixtures, but some stinkers in between.

    Defense-wise, alright - but feel like I should move on City defense now. Who to go?

    Perez gets another game. Barkely on borrowed time (bet he doesn't even start vs Norwich, sigh.)

  11. jez_wright
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Any immediate advice for this team?

    0 FT / £0.9m Bank...

    Heaton / Button
    Walker / Dunk / VVD / Guilbert / Lundstram
    Salah / Dendocker / Moura / Perez / Sterling
    Auba / Pukki / Greenwood

    1. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Who will
      You captain next week?

      1. jez_wright
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Sterling

  12. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Any chance Lucas starts next week?
    Son may not be match fit yet.

    1. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Well does he need to start?

      1. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        No but would prefer it.

        Might make a nice captain differential

    2. Rinseboy
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      I think with Son coming back too he is a massive risk

    3. Hernandez Lynam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Son has played most of preseason and looked very fit

  13. El Rey de Fantasy
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Pope. Button.
    TAA. Stones. Digne. Rico. Lundstorm.
    Salah. Sterling. Fraser. Ayoze perez. Dendocker.
    Kane. King. Greenwood.

    0.0 in bnk

    Barnes (6.5) (vs Wolves) and Pukki (6.6)(vs chelsea) both are rising tonight...

    I have 2 fits so should I do:

    King > Barnes with 1 ft
    Or
    Fraser + Greenwood > 5.3 mid + Pukki. (With 2fts)

    ??

    In the end want both Barnes and pukki in my team... Don't want to take hit...

    1. El Rey de Fantasy
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Please help.....

    2. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Pukki option better

  14. Fernando Torres
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Best 5.5m defender?

    1. Jammydodger2018
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Coleman atm or Wan B

    2. Gringo Kid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 1 day ago

      AWB

  15. Jammydodger2018
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 1 day ago

    What you think of this team

    Ryan
    Dunk Digne VVD KWP
    NDembele Sterling Mane KDB
    Pukki Kane

    Cantwell Lundstram Greenwood Button

  16. JONALDINHO
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Any ideas (2FT)?
    Pope
    Robbo - VVD - Digne - Kelly
    Salah - Sterling - KDB - Perez
    Wilson - Jota
    (4.0 / Dendoncker / Rico / 4.5)

    1. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Nice. Would like to switch for free;

      Pope
      Taa Vvd Digne Kwp Lundstram
      Salah Sterling Bilva Perez Dendo
      Wilson Jota Greenwood

  17. Gringo Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Moura and Wilson to Cantwell and Kane for free?

    Do you see some better move for these two?

    1. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Thinking something similar.
      This or Perez and Moura to Cantwell and Son

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

      Thinking the same
      Why cantwell instrad of Dendonker?

  18. andreyarshavin
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Pick one

    A) King, F.Anderson > Pukki, Ceballos
    B) Greenwood, F.Anderson, AMN > Pukki, Ceballos, Rico/Lundstram (Free Hit)

  19. ZakyJ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    I'm all knee jerk ATM aswell this is ridiculous right?:

    Perez, Auba, Kane > Sterling, Pukki, Firminio. -4pts and add 0.3ITB

    I have KdB and Salah already

    1. ZakyJ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      I think I really need Sterling

    2. Emp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      madness

    3. Danstoke82
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Getting rid of Kane when he’s playing Newcastle next? Madness imo.

  20. Srv210
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Aubameyang+ Wesley to pukki+rashford

    Then next week fraser+Walker-peters to son + someone

    1. Chenku╰☆╮
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      yes

    2. AuFeld
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Nothing goes to plan.

  21. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Third time I've posted this over the last 3 days...... does anyone know what FFS H2H league they are in and........who they have played yet. Where can I find this information.
    MIR are you there.

  22. danlynch13
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Thoughts on VVD + Moura > 4.5 * DeBruyne??

    1. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Meh

  23. Kreedas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Is Zinchenko injured? If so does this mean Angelino might get a chance?

  24. ZeBestee
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Those with 2 Pool defenders, what's your strategy? Sit tight or transfer one out and upgrade midfield to KDB/Son?

    1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Kind of worried... want KDB so trent could be gone for me

      1. ZeBestee
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        KDB is a no brainer with the run they have now imo.

        1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Yeah he's the one I want. Kane can wait

  25. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Sell trent or Wilson to afford KDB... or both!?

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Wilson

    2. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      If I don’t WC I’ll be doing Fraser,Barkley,Wilson > KDB,Cantwell,Pukki -4.

      1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        That's a good lot of moves

        1. The 12th Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          That’s a yes then?

      2. La Roja
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Few hours late for those players

        1. The 12th Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Cantwell Bench fodder. Other 2 good long term.

  26. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Do you think worth keeping Moura or not?

    1. AuFeld
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Yes, for now. His spot to lose. Good looking fixture coming up.

    2. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Same dilemma.
      If he starts next week he could be dynamite

    3. Rinseboy
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      I think hes a massive risk now

  27. the vanisher
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Robertson and Deulofeu to Laporte and Kean?

  28. @FPremscout (liverpoolfanta…
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Hi, could someone help me answer this question:

    Do you know if we can view transfers and finance section of other mini league players like last year? I don’t see it yet

  29. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    FPL doing me head in. 3Rum and cokes in and it’s a bit better though

  30. pundit of punts
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    How does Fraser + Wilson + Wood ➡ Rashford + Pukki + Lanzini for -4 sound? Gives me -

    Pope
    TAA - Digne - Lundstram
    Salah - Sterling - Sigurdsson - Moura - Lanzini
    Rashford - Pukki

    Norris - Hanley - Greenwood - Rico

    0.3m in the bank. Want to WC for GW 5 during the IB to get Son, Auba etc. Thoughts please?

    1. BenjaniMwaruwari
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Solid, except I am not certain that Rashford will outscore Wilson (+4)