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. zizoo10
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    A) TAA(ARS) + Perez(shu) + 4 points
    B) KDB(bou) + KWP(NEW)

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Draw

      1. zizoo10
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        this was my estimation too 🙂

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Haha it could go either way, would not take the hit for that move long term tbh.

  2. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Thinking ahead with my 2FTs. Pukki and Wood price changes really suck.

    1) TAA, Ayoze > Lundstrom, KDB
    2) TAA, Ayoze, Wood > Lundstrom, KDB, Chicharito (-4)
    3) TAA, Robinson, Wood > Pieters, Martial, Pukki (-4)
    4) TAA, Wilson, Wood > Mina, Kane, Greenwood (-4)

    1. petergriff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      I quite like 1 or 3.

      Not 2

  3. SUPER MOKH
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Guys,

    A. Wilson Ings > Pukki Jota
    B. Ings Moura > Pukki Trossard/Barkley
    C. Keep 2FTs

    Pukki rise getting out of hands am afraid

    1. petergriff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      So A or B are for a hit yes?

      A but Wilson to someone else other than Jota (so long as Jota blanks)

      1. SUPER MOKH
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        A or B both free, I have 2fts

    2. Effe
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      A

  4. IRBOX ⚽
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    I can’t comprehend the threat to your rank / effective points against on FPL. How am I effectively 8.5 points against me with Sterling scoring 6 with an EO of 142%, yet I had KDB instead with a score of 11, plus 2.5 to spend within my squad. Seems ambiguous, arduous and inaccurate

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      1. Who you talking to?
      2. What you talking about?

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      6 x 1.42 etc

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        9.5 - 8.5 = 1

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Nope, still flying waaaayyyy over my head 🙁

          1. IRBOX ⚽
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            It’s a new addition to Ragabolly’s livefpl website. I’m having trouble reconciling the mathematics behind it

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 21 days ago

              Average gets 1.5, you get 11 for KDB
              Sterling got 8.5, you got 0.

              1. IRBOX ⚽
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 21 days ago

                What about difference in player prices?

                1. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  Goes in order, differential difference vs effective point against you.
                  Sterling hurt your rank the most and KDB helped your rank the most.

                  1. Ragabolly
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 21 days ago

                    TM understands it all! I will work on clarifying what's going on in the coming weeks, I just started with it to see if the feature will work fine. Now that I know it does, I will work on better visualization of it.

                    1. POLSKA GOLA
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 16 days ago

                      I think it’s a great feature

  5. FPL Bloody Hell !!!!
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Salah + mcGinn -> mane + Mdombele

    Done

    1. zizoo10
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      mad man

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Nonsense. McGinn 3 shots on target

    3. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      More hasty than necessary - 3 games to go - you got any players who could break a leg or get suspended?

    4. FPL Bloody Hell !!!!
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Wanted Mdombele for Spurs cover as I won't be getting kane or Son - and he looked gud for assists n goals - he was due a rise last night so pulled the trigger before that

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        I'm not criticising your choice of players to bring in - both are good choices. I'm just saying the GW isn't over yet - although maybe your 11 Starters have played already.

        1. FPL Bloody Hell !!!!
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          It's due to the price rise of Mdombele that I had to do it last night 🙂

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Fair enough. I'm planning to use my 2FT in such a way as I have at least 0.5 itb to avoid decisions based on overnight price rises.

            1. FPL Bloody Hell !!!!
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 21 days ago

              Yeah that's a gud strategy - now o got 0.5ITB as well from the above move and gonna follow tje same

    5. SEYPULISIC
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      McGinn is their best FPL asset imo. And the fixtures look good.

  6. bigbudgie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    How nailed is zinchenko now?

    1. Dthinger
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      well he played a lot in pre-season and he started the first two matches So he seems to be safely nailed, but Cancelo is still lurking. Certainly not the safest route into the City team

    2. Roll The Dyche
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Well with the suspected hamstring injury, an average performance yesterday and Cancelo waiting in the wings, I'd say less nailed now than before.

      1. petergriff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Oh wow I missed Zinchenko injury. Did it look bad?

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          It did for a moment but he ran it off. Played well enough to keep his place, but I'd be a little nervous.

  7. Dthinger
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    So...my GW score is much higher than most posted on here, which ironically has me worried for my long-term prospects. How did it happen that so many of us did so poorly?

    1. Flog the trog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Just one of those weeks, doesn’t help the teams on here tend to be pretty Template.

      1. Roll The Dyche
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Wildcard is going to shake things up I reckon

        1. Flog the trog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Yea man, was planning to use mine early, but I’m going alright atm. We’ll see what happens when the fixtures turn

          1. Roll The Dyche
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            What rank are you at the mo? I'm 285k with 128 pts.

            1. Flog the trog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 21 days ago

              120 total, 3 to play this week. Not panicking yet anyway haha

              1. Flog the trog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 21 days ago

                Points*

                1. Roll The Dyche
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  Yeah, me neither. Long way to go yet!

    2. IRBOX ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Score?

      1. Dthinger
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        64 so far (AWB and Lundberg left). It didn't seem great to me til I saw the average.

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Beautiful

          1. Dthinger
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Yeah, that Wood to Pukki move really helped a lot.

        2. Roll The Dyche
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Yeah decent score fella

        3. petergriff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Hahaha dude that’s a crazy score

          1. Dthinger
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            unfortunately my 10-year old nephew is on 65 with Rashford still to play.

    3. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Only one clean sheet in 7 games hit a few, and the poor returns of captain favourites Salah, Sterling and Kane depressed scores.

      1. Dthinger
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        I mean, Salah wasn't really a good choice for captain after his long match midweek, and Kane's inability to score goals in August (its a real thing)should have put people off him. He scored two last week, so I don't think he'll score any more. And Sterling scored a goal.

        1. SEYPULISIC
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          But Kane did scored in August? Or his brace last week has been revoked?

  8. Flog the trog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    We needed a low scoring gameweek after that start. It’s fun to see everyone scrabbling to get this weeks points in, before some games have even been played! Hope Pukki does the business for you guys, but I’m going for martial / de Bruyne... depending on the game tomorrow.

  9. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    A: King + kdb + Kane
    B: Pukki + Wilson + Salah
    C: please suggest any other combo

    1. davidmcnamara
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      A

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      B

    3. The Man Pastore
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      A

    4. KUNingas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      C. Pukki + KDB + Salah

  10. davidmcnamara
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Thoughts on Wilson, Moura & Targett to Jota, De Bruyne & Kelly (-4)?

    1. davidmcnamara
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      (Also have Josh King already)

  11. Roll The Dyche
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Pukki on this form could be fixture proof. Next two home games v CHE and WHM whose defences are suspect anyway. Worth considering.

    1. Roll The Dyche
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      *Sorry WHM away

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Worth considering he's played only two games too.

    3. Effe
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Cheap, in form, capable of scoring every week, likely to rise in value. I think he’s well worth considering and actually brought him in myself last night.

  12. FPL Bloody Hell !!!!
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    57 pts with AWB and Martial to play

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Damn great GW for you then, 46 here with AWB,Jota and Perez left.

      1. FPL Bloody Hell !!!!
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Only if I hadn't made a laast minute change from mane to salah I wud have been happier 🙂

        1. Aadii
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Not putting the Armband on Salah is a real battle. I made the last minute change from Digne to Salah

  13. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    What to do here then?
    Pope(Button)
    TAA VVD AWB Digne (Rico)
    KDB Salah Sterling Perez (Dendoncker)
    Jota King (Greenwood)

    2FT'S, 0 ITB

    As much as I wanted to get Ceballos and Pukki, their GW3 fixtures put me off, I can possibly make some other transfer this week and get both of them in next week?

    1. petergriff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Wait on Digne injury news.

      Maybe Digne + Jota/King
      >
      Coleman/Mina + Pukki

      1. Aadii
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Digne is all good. Confirmed by Silva

    2. ManofKent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      TAA>Laporte or VVD>Walker using the extra to do King/Jota to Pukki?

      Pukki will probably rise again this week Ceballos might slip under radar for another week.

  14. Roll The Dyche
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Good job Bournemouth got some points out of those first two games because I can't see them getting anything out of the next two (MCI home, LEI away). I now have no assets of theirs. Did have King until about 5 mins ago...

    1. petergriff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      What were your transfers?

      1. Roll The Dyche
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Got Pukki in for King. Seems like a must atm. He was the only BOU asset I had.

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Whom did you move King on to? I want to lose him but not sure now with Pukki at 6.7 and his fixtures..

      1. Roll The Dyche
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        See above. I'm happy with that move.

    3. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      I reckon Leicester will concede in most games

    4. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      People were over-confident re those opening 2 fixtures. Contrary to expectations, no clean sheets, one goal and one assist from the 'Big Three'. They never were anything special.

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        1 goal, 2 assists but I agree with your point about Bournemouth being rubbish

    5. SEYPULISIC
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      I'm keeping Wilson because there are more urgent issues, and he only need one chance to get 5+ pts even Bournemouth look poor. Fraser on the other hand...

  15. The Man Pastore
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Don't know what to do with this team...

    Pope Button
    VVD Digne* Dunk Guilbert* Rico*
    Salah Sterling Fraser Perez Mcginn
    Auba Jota Greenwood

    2FT / 0 itb

    I planned to do Auba to Kane but now I might need to add a def transfer.
    Any suggestion?

    1. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      You could do your planned move and then wait and see if you need to get a defender.

      1. The Man Pastore
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Frazer cheers

  16. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Which 2?
    Kdb
    Kane
    Son

    1. The Man Pastore
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      KDB Kane

    2. Roll The Dyche
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      First two as those attacking places seem open at the mo what with Eriksen, Moura, Lo Celso in the mix, and Alli to come back from injury. Wait and see with Son for me.

      1. Roll The Dyche
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        And Lamela!

    3. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Too early to decide between Son and Kane.

  17. Aadii
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Want to get Ceballos in my midfield, which at present is:
    1. Salah - No questions about his place
    2. Martial - Classified as midfielder and starting at No.9
    3. Trossard - OOP midfielder
    4. Perez - OOP midfielder
    5. Dendonker - want to keep a 4.5 mf

    Who do I move out?

    1. amit1964
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      2- martial will get you more than 2 points just one in five games

      1. Aadii
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        He might as well score a few goals from the position that he's starting games

    2. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Ha, similar post to mine 🙂

      Dendoncker the clear candidate. Wanting to keep a 4.5 isn't really a reason

      1. Aadii
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        You're right. Just want to keep him so bank some money. Will be waiting for Chelsea vs Leicester before making any move

    3. Drop the Dendoncker
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Perez maybe, if he performs poorly.

      1. Aadii
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Yeah thinking of the same. But your name says otherwise!!

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Ceballos’ fixtures are shocking, his manager makes Pep look stable when it comes to team selection, and he’s brand spanking new to the league

      Yes he looked class, yes he’s dirt cheap, but he’s not a team tearer upper yet imo

      1. Aadii
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Not to mention he's n setpieces

    5. Effe
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Perez or Trossard

    6. Coolbean
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Trossard plays as a winger. If that’s considered OOP, there’s over 30 OOP midfielders out there.

    7. Tambling5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 21 days ago

      The real anomaly is that Salah, Sterling, Mane, and Son are classified as mid-fielders, when their primary role by far for their club is as a forward. Salah, Mane and Firmino are always referred to as ‘the three up front’ by pundits, for example.

  18. Respect My Authoritah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    I want KDB and have 2 potential slots available. Which would you sell?

    Pérez - Next 4: shu BOU mun TOT
    Trossard - Next 4: SOU mci BUR new

    Trossard has the better next 4, but is potentially benched for 1 of them.

    1. Aadii
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Why would you say Trossard will be benched?

      1. Respect My Authoritah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Because of the manager.

    2. Aadii
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      I have both and want to get in Ceballos for maybe Perez if he doesn't do well against Chelsea

    3. amit1964
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      he is their best attacking playr,should play most of the time-trossard

      1. Respect My Authoritah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Yeah, I hope so

      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Surely Groß is their attacking talisman?

        1. Respect My Authoritah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Potentially. Given he was signed by Potter, it might end up being Trossard soon

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            I think Dan Ashworth potentially does their signings rather than the manager? But yeah maybe so

    4. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      See how Perez does today, but probably Trossard.

  19. CRO KLOPP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Miočić UFC champ ,beat Cormier in a great battle

  20. FPL Bloody Hell !!!!
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    All aboard the Pulisic train after tonight

    1. The Man Pastore
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Lol, i doubt it

    2. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Brace minimum needed to get any sort of traction

    3. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Very much nope.

  21. pundit of punts
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    RMWCT

    Pope - 4m
    TAA - AWB - Zinchenko - Zouma - Lundstram
    Sterling - Mane - Martial - Lanzini - Cantwell
    Kane - Pukki - Greenwood

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      It's different.

      1. pundit of punts
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        What's the template like?

      2. cylus11 ( Manager) - Russia…
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Love the team. I too want this without the WC.
        Love the Martial and Mane move
        No KDB but one cannot get everyone.
        AWB/ Maguire is also a good move
        Don't want Zouma but still monitor him for game vs Leicester and decide

    2. The Man Pastore
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Pretty template but not a fan of Zinch and Zouma tho. I think you would be better with 2 rotating 4.5 and use the money to uograde Cantwell in a 3-5-2

      1. pundit of punts
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Great fixtures coming up for both. Cantwell ➡ 6m mid doesn't seem much of an upgrade as well.

    3. dmkp
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      The 2 x Z's in defence needs removing & not sold on Martial otherwise looks good

      1. pundit of punts
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Cheap way to get into their defenses. What are the alternatives?

        1. dmkp
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Everton are the only team with 2 clean sheets, so get someone from them.

          I've got Zouma and I'm looking to get rid, I don't trust Chelsea to keep clean sheets plus Zouma will most likely will get dropped now that Rudiger is back

    4. Winston.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Zouma has great long term fixtures, but Emerson could more attacking. Lanzini could be a great pick indeed, but Ceballos is also tempting. Is Kane good value...might be, but not sure (yet)? KDB could get over 200points at 9.5.

      1. Winston.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        *be

  22. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Hmmmm... as much as I know selling could bite... moves below are tempting nonetheless:

    Laporte, Perez, Vardy> Zinky, KDB, Pukey (-4) to give:

    Pope
    Zinky, TAA, Robbo, Digne, Coleman
    Mo, Raz, KDB
    Pukki, Ings

    1. Winston.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Not sure about Zinc, might consider AWB (or Emerson)...

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        I see utd & Chelsea both finishing outside top 6 - still no sign of Benjamin so Zinky safe for now?

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      If you have less confidence in the City defence, I wouldn't lose Laporte for Zinky. Other 2 are fine, subject to seeing how Foxes do today.

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Still fully confident in their defence, but Need the 1.0 budget wise and Zinky has a lovely price point

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          I'm a bit less sure about his nailedness now. Monitor news in case he's picked up an injury - he did look in trouble late in the game. Personally I'm happy with a Citizen double of Raz and Kev for now.

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Laporte is a keeper over Zinc defo in my opinion. Within an ace of an assist and he'll get matches whereas Zinc will always e a doubt.

      I know it's your comfort blanket but losing a Liverpool defence is only logical this stage to make that move.

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        I’m also pondering keeping Laporte, and playing WC to get a Cantwell/Dendoncker rotation instead of Ings as 11th player

        Likely will just hold and do a champagne transfer on Saturday morning, maybe get Cantwell on the bench etc

        Need to see Leicester today

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Yep Leicester needs watching

          The one I'd lose first though is Vardy - it's a lot of money to tie up. Perez at 6.5 is a reasonable investment imo who can afford a few early blanks.

          (I'm less confident than Andy about Everton defence having seem it in action against Palace. Rather suspect that it's currently a function of Palace Watford attack as opposed to inherent strength - could easily be wrong about that of course. Also think their fixtures in defence upcoming are much tougher than may appear)

  23. Respect My Authoritah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Seems a lot have missed this...

    Silva on Digne's injury: "We hope nothing really special. He started to feel a bit more tired and gave the sign to me to make the change." https://t.co/dHJtHU5J33

    Obviously we don't know for sure, but it sounds like it's nothing

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Great news

      The guy is an FPL superstar - such good value

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Trouble is the context added here from the Everton site saying it's a muscular problem

      “We hope it is nothing really special,” Silva told evertontv.

      “He started to feel a bit more tired [in the muscle] and gave the sign to me to make the change.

      “Let’s see in the next few days [the extent of Digne’s problem] but we hope it is nothing special.”

      1. Respect My Authoritah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Ah, cheers. Hopefully it's nothing special!

    3. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Saw that. Mt triple Toffee defence have served me well so far and they have plenty traction in them. If he fails a late fitness test, I'll get Mina in, no problem.
      Maximus - rather than Zinky, I'd be looking at another Toffee.

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        I’m ok with DigneMan & will take their double CS’s all day if they come - treble too rich for my blood

  24. Winston.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Might have to get KDB, so which of these is the best way to fund it....

    A. VVD to AWB
    B. Salah to Mane
    C. Perez to Ceballos

    Thanks.

    1. Aadii
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      C maybe

    2. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      A

    3. dmkp
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      C

  25. KANE-O-MANIA
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Which players to transfer out to afford Kane??
    Got double LIV defence (not worth at the moment)....

    A. Wilson & Robertson
    B. Wilson & VVD
    C. Wilson & TAA

    1. Effe
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      C

  26. Feb Vertonghen
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Gross starting again next week?

    1. SEYPULISIC
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Could see same lineup again.
      Trossard Murray Gross trio.

  27. The Man Pastore
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Fraser owners, what are you doing with him? He has not looked great and facing man city next...

    1. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Easy sell.

    2. Effe
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      I’ve used my 2FT elsewhere so will keep for another week. Not bad fixtures after Man City

      1. The Man Pastore
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        What transfers have you done?

    3. SEYPULISIC
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Sell. Bournemouth look poor and he not even creating chances.

  28. SALVA
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Salah, Wilson to KdB, Kane for free?

    Yay or Nay?

    1. KANE-O-MANIA
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Nay not Salah

    2. Avo24
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      my transfer this week. Salah is a good player but wilson is overpriced. I feel both Kane and KDB can give higher overall point compare to salah wilson

      1. SALVA
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Thats my thinking + price changes

  29. Gringo Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 21 days ago

    What about thia lot for next round?

    Ryan
    Robbo/Digne/TAA/Zinchenko
    Salah/Sterling/Perez/Dendoncker
    Kane/Jota

    Button/Cantwell/Greenwood/Rico

    1. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Looks fine aside from Dendo. Start Cantwell

  30. KANE-O-MANIA
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Is Villa defence worth considering to afford Kane??

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Five goals conceded in 2 games? Your call.