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. Feb Vertonghen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Don't think Salah can take a penalty if Mane wins it.

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

      This isn't Man United, Salah takes penalties as long as Milner isn't on the pitch

      1. Feb Vertonghen
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Hah, We will see.

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

        Probably true, but I wouldn't be 100% on that. Fabinho is a better pen taker than Mo

    2. Mr. Captain Blanc
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      How did I get that

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

    Best midfielders that are 6.5 or below? Looking for a Barkley replacement if he plays limited minutes today.

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

      There's quite a few options.

      Pérez, Tielemans, Lanzini, Buendía, Trossard, McGinn, Robinson, Cantwell.

      Hard to say which is the best option just yet.

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

        Throw Ceballos into the mix too I guess.

        1. Martial FC
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Yep. Bernard too

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

            Nope, not in that pool for me.

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

        Lanzini is a good shout. Great set of fixtures coming up.

      3. Martial FC
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Need to see something from the Leicester boys!

    2. Mr. Captain Blanc
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      MDombele set n forget for this season 🙂

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

      I went Lanzini in for Bilva. Also watching Cebalos but not until gw5 would I buy.

  3. j1ves
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Robertson + Siggy to AWB + KDB

    Yay or Nay?

    1. KANE-O-MANIA
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Probably yes....

    2. SafetyDance
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Anyone other than Siggy? Who is your midfield?

  4. KANE-O-MANIA
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Best 4.5 - 5.0 mil defender with nice fixtures??
    Need to replace one of my LIV defenders......

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

      If you can stomach the mci game, Duffy/Dunk/Burn/Montoya.

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

    Who would you lose to get KDB

    A) Dendoncker (best 4.5)
    B) Perez (OOP)
    C) Martial (OOP)

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

      Choose a 4.5m player or a 7.6m player? You're weird.

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

      A. Not the best 4.5 anymore it seems

    3. Martial FC
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      A.

      Ps Cantwell looks like the best 4.5 now

  6. chaser123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Best 6.5 striker for the next 2 weeks? Chicharito? Deeney?

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

      Ask after Monday; I'd still say Jota for now.

      1. chaser123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Already have Jota but need a Wilson downgrade in order to afford De Bruyne

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

          Pukki? Chelsea aren't good.

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

            6.7

          2. chaser123
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 2 days ago

            He costs £0.2n too much now unfortunately!!

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

              Oh, right. I have Deeney and keeping him but wouldn't advise anyone to buy.

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

      Tricky if you have Jota. I'd go for the form option in Barnes

    3. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Chica will be benched again

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

    Who would you sell Fraser to? Budget : 8.5m

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

      Siggy

    2. Martial FC
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Martial

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

        Actually this.

  8. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    We NEED differentiators for the two Wilsons at Bournemouth. Members site just had Wilson and FPL scorelines just have Wilson. It's doing my head in.

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

      You can click on the name and it shows you who it is

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

      Hilson and Cilson

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

    Why so much hate for C Wilson in here.
    2 assists in 2 games is still reasonable. Once he starts scoring it would be converted into brace and penalties.
    Keeping both Wilson and King.
    Thoughts

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

      Brace and hatrick

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

      Pukki looks like a better option and people want Kane v Newcastle. That's as simple as it gets.

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

        I have Pukki and my 3rd forward.
        I am looking for differentials.
        I like Mane more than Salah. Might do it with my 2 FT or wait.
        Thinking long term is the way for this game.
        Getting Kane, Salah, Sterling can have an impact on other 12 players of the team. Team balance is important too.

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

          That's fine. There's nothing wrong with Wilson. There isn't hate for him, I'm simply explaining why he's being sold.

          King is a poor option imo, and has always been. Jota over King.

      2. Rik Waller
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Just 2 games. Bou fixtures are good. Patience is key in FPL

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

          Agreed.
          Thinking to do Salah to Mane. Salah looks tired and fatigued
          Thoughts

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

          Correct on both counts. But I still think it's blindingly clear that as both an attacking unit and a player, Pukki beats the other mid-priced strikers.

          1. Rik Waller
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Yeh over the course of the season probably.
            But the fixtures are really not nice if you look at them.

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

              I disagree on Pukki's fixtures. Aside from City, they look good. And if they play the same style in every game (as they did v Liverpool), they'll score in most games.

              1. Rik Waller
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                In his next 5: Che and MCI at home, Bur and CPA away. All tough games to score in.

                Of course a player can score in any game, and if you've bought him in this week, then you'll see any set of fixtures as "good" fixtures.

                But relatively, they don't look good to me.

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

                  I honestly think they're all good aside from City.

                  1. Rik Waller
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Fair enough. What fixtures are bad then? Just Liverpool and City?

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

                      + Everton.

                      It does depend on the attacking team though. If we were talking about Barnes or even Rashford, that list grows a lot longer.

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

                        Norwich remind me of Blackpool. Except they'll beat enough of the bottom end to stay up.

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

            Got Pukki last week but reckon Jota is still right up there. He has an insane goal involvement and Wolves are simply a better side than Norwich and will create more chances consistently long term.

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

              Yep, they're the top 2 for me. I think Pukki beats Jota by way of being a lone striker rather than in a 2.

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

          Fixtures aren't good.

          1. Rik Waller
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Good not great, certainly not bad imo

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

              Not great, not terrible. (Komrade Dyatlov)

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

      They probably expected more against two newly promoted sides

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

      You have to think why you got them in the first place.
      Some people just got them in for 2 matches because they had a patronising attitude towards the promoted teams and assumed there were easy pickings. They turned out to be wrong, but as their original strategy was to get rid after those 2 games, they should stick to that.
      On the other hand, if you thought those 2 and Fraser were worth having on their own merits, you want to ask yourself has anything really changed after just 2 games?

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

      Downgrade Wilson can upgrade to son or kdb for me

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

    Is that Pukki party still going on..??
    I’d imagine they’re pulling an all-nighter. 😆

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

      You're all jumping on the wrong alliterative phrase. The correct term is the puntastic Teem Pukki.

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

        Lots of the top 10-20 triple captained Pukki, mainly Finns I think...

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

          Wow!!
          They’re going to be those people at the party, who at the end of the night are shouting at the DJ, “one more song”. 🙂

    2. Martial FC
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Just got on board. Opting against early bandwagons rarely pays off

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

        I’m obviously tempted, but unsure whether it’s a train wreck waiting to happen.
        Will probably hold off this week...

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

        I'm going to wait until GW6 I think. Usually I'm all over an early transfer ahead of the price rises but for some reason I just don't wanna party.

        Could be a mistake but I'll wait for the fixtures.

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

      Pukki pukki pukki
      Dont forget to attend the fireworks next weekend with chelsea defence 😉

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

        Enjoy it mate. Fair play to you...

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

          I'm generally cynical re bandwagons, esp if they're promotees but he does look the full package, especially with Cantwell feeding him.

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

            He does look like a player tbf.
            No doubt he will be in my team at some point, just not right now...

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

      Was at a party last night as the Pukki party was happening! At a beach party now and still hoisting a beer to the Fin! Certainly helped get over my hangover this morning!
      Oh captain, my captain 🙂

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

        Captained him. Nice one!
        I was invited to join the party many, many times on here all week.
        Fair play to all players who accepted their invites and especially you with your VIP captain ticket... 🙂

      2. Totalfootball
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Wow unreal move !
        Genuinely , what made you captain him ?!

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

          1.He was on my watchlist following his stats in the Championship last season and he really passed the eyetest at Anfield of all places.
          2. Dont really rate Bruce or that Newcastle team in transition atm.
          3. Emery and Burley's decent performance in GW1 put me off Auba a bit.
          4. I dont own Salah.
          5. Couldnt see Sterling go mad v Spurs.

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

    TAA,King to Laporte,Pukki?
    Have VVD and no City defender..

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

      with 2FT's that is

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

      Tough call. I'd probably go for it, but plenty on here would advise against.

      I can see City out-clean-sheeting Liverpool this year so it comes down to how may attacking returns Laporte gets. He won't get many. KDB on free kicks might see him do ok though

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

        Cheers mate 🙂
        Other alternative is Salah to Mane which sounds very sideways, Perez to Ceballos would have perfect to fund Pukki but his next 2 fixtures put me off haha..

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

          I'd be happy with Salah to Mané tbh. Salah will outscore him purely because he's Klopp's pet but I don't think it'll be by enough to justify 1.0m

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

            Fair enough :), will consider it, Thanks for the suggestion!

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

          I would do the Salah vs Mane transfer.
          I am thinking to do that on
          1 FT left. Mane looked so good last night. Salah looked tired.
          Either Salah to Mane or Fraser to Martial on 1 FT. Will wait till Monday and do that

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

            Cheers mate, seriously considering it!

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

      I'd lose VVD before Trent but I assume you can't afford it that way.

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

        Yes that's right, here is my team atm
        Pope(Button)
        TAA VVD AWB Digne (Rico)
        KDB Salah Sterling Perez (Dendoncker)
        Jota King (Greenwood)

  12. Martial FC
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Looks of 6.0-6.5 midfield choices. Space for differentials.

    Who’ve you gone for?

    1. Martial FC
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Lots of*

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

      At the moment, Pérez and Trossard. I'm selling one for KDB. Longer term I might sell the other for a big defender and get Cantwell. Otherwise I can see it being a constant revolving door

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

        Agree with this

    3. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Trossard and Perez as of now. Will probably get rid of both soon though...

      I like the look of Lanzini at that price.

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

      Dean Smith: "On another day McGinn scores a hat-trick" 6 shots 3 on target

    5. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I currently have Perez and Trossard. 2.5m ITB
      Trossard to Cantwell GW4, Perez to Pepe GW5 (if no injuries, of course)... Leaving me out of the price bracket. As said above, it looks to be a revolving door this season. Might downgrade Martial sometime later in the season if someone in this range goes crazy

  13. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Fraser and digne to kdb and Awb before price rises?
    Any news on digne or should i wait?

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

      Digne looks like he will be fine from what I heard, but if he is out that move looks perfect.

    2. Rik Waller
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Allllllways wait.. well not always, but in this case, yes.

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

      Digne seems to be ok , will wait for further news

  14. Salarrivederci
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    I knew Wood was going down (what a pitty to pick him over Barnes from the get-go), but I had to take the drop on the chin with 3 players to go, an irresistible feeling to sack either TAA or Robertson and with Digne flagged.

    What would you do with this?
    1 FT - 0.5 ITB

    Ryan (Button)
    TAA - Robertson - Digne (Lundstram - Rico)
    Sterling (C) - Salah - Martial - Zaha - Pérez
    King - Wood (Greenwood)

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

      Leave it. It is ok.

  15. Kiwi Don
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    A) Rashford, Trossard and Mina

    Or

    B) Jota, KDB and Christensen or any 5.0 defender

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

    Reopened LMS

    Currently 4153 teams.

    26 is the current safety score.

    Need to score 66 or more in GW1 to qualify.

    Code is bcvy39

    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2019/07/27/the-last-man-standing-competition-5/ for details.

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

    Currently have TAA and VVD and Siggy - contemplating the following (2 FT's)
    Siggy > KDB
    VVD > Walker/AWB/Emerson/AN Other

    Any thoughts about the move in general, and then which defender (my other defenders are Zinchenko, Digne and Kelly)?

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

      Sell Trent rather than VVD.

  18. The 12th Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    I so nearly hit the WC button last night instead I took a -4. (Barkley,Fraser,Wilson > KDB,Cantwell,Pukki
    Barring injuries the WC will stay in my pocket.

    Pope
    TAA,Digne, Zinchenko,KWP
    Salah,Sterling,KDB, Perez
    Pukki,Jota

    Heaton,Cantwell,Lundstrum, Greenwood 0.9m itb.
    No Spurs or United attack is a concern but that would mean a WC.
    Good enough to go without Kane,Son,Martial etc?

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

      Looks very nice. Too much Salah of course 🙂

      Think that if you're trying to balance it's probably either KdB or Man U attack at the mo. Very nearly went with Sterling Mane KdB Martial this week but that'd leave me with Dendo as a playing 5th mid - not a terrible option but the 4.5 mids are easily best sub options right now.

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

        Thanks, yeh Salah would go on a WC, couldn’t justify removing him when I had the likes of Barkley and Fraser.
        I have KWP > AWB/Maguire earmarked later.
        That’s an awesome midfield you have. I was toying with the idea of having both Cantwell and Dendonker. Rotating them both with Lundstrum for the last starting spot.
        I’d only do this if I wanted a premium striker.

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

          Sadly second week in a row I backed out of awesome midfield - went slightly safer instead. My two second choice teams would've me close to OR1 with around 200 points on board with a few to play - slightly frustrating. But happy to have Mane on board anyway

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

            That’s FPL for you. No one can predict the future, only make educated guesses.
            I thought about bringing Pukki in for Newcastle and would have if I hadn’t decided to play more conservatively with my transfers this season.
            Hey ho. We have what we have.

    2. Whats the Mata?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I WCed last night and I feel great about my team.

      Pope
      VVD Laporte AWB Digne
      Mane Sterling KDB Martial
      Pukki Jota

      4.0 - Cantwell - Lund - Greenwood

      Contemplating whether Kane + Dendo will outscore Mane + Greenwood

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

        That looks good. To be fair it’s not that far away from my team now.
        No
        Liverpool attacker would worry me. Is Kane worth that risk?

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

    Zaha to stake a claim today. I want about 8 midfield slots!

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

      I am keen on replacing Perez with him. It will be interesting to see how he gets on.

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

      I'm hoping Robinson does a mini pukki today in their first home game

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

        I think you may need a lot of hope.

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

      Watching with interest. Think he could be running rings around SU defence but there's so little inside him it won't make too much difference.

  20. pundit of punts
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Another attempt at a different WC team. Thoughts please? 🙂

    Pope - 4m
    VVD - AWB - Dunk - Lundstram - Kelly
    Sterling - Mane - KDB - Son - Lanzini
    Pukki - Barnes - Greenwood

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

      Better than the 1st one. So much depth in midfield.
      Can you get better forward than Barnes. I might be wrong as he is doing well currently and on penalties

    2. Demel
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      It looks like a team which will need a wildcard in a few weeks time.

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

      Digne over Barnes (if fit) and I like it.

      1. pundit of punts
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Yeah....Barnes could be Laporte as well.

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

          Can he? You'd need 0.4 more

    4. Lalrota
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Thats the best midfield possible.
      Can play 352/451.
      Good team.

    5. Prawnsandwich
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Why Lanzini over Ceballos ? Could use the 1m to keep Salah...

      Jota could be good as rd forward

      Think Greenwood is a waste of Manu spot, if say Pogba/Martial/Rash go on a run of form

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

      Interesting. Not sure it's there yet.

      I'd be having Martial over Son until we know what sort of form Son is inPosted his last eleven returns last night - they average 2.5 points. He's a clear wait and see for me.

      Surely Laporte over VVD anyway.

      Think you'll be wishing you had a bit more money in defence quite soon. Also your subs. are horrid really. Kelly willl be out of a job soon. Bournemouth defence isn't worth 4.0 and Dunk won't be looking a great 4.5 option in a few weeks time imo. I'd lose Lanzini and get either Cantwell or Dendo - they're gold as 4.5s and that would leave you cash for defence back up anyway.

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

    My team currently. 2 FT

    Pope
    Robbo Laporte Coleman Montoya Lundstram
    Salah Sterling Perez Trossard 4.5
    Auba King 4.5

    Is it worth wildcarding? Or just a -4?

    Thinking of Auba King Perez> Kdb Rashford Deulofue (-4)

    Thoughts??

    1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Don't wc that!

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

    What do you think of Salah Fraser Auba to Mane Martial Kane for - 4pts?

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

      Lovely moves

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

      I like the moves

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

      Looks good

    4. Irbox ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Not a fan of losing Salah for -4 that’s for sure

  23. Azzastaan
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Rmt pls

    Pope
    Vvd coleman lundstram montoya
    Sterling kdb salah martial cabellos
    Kane

  24. crystalstream
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Off topic. Just renewed my membership although I usually fall behind on maintaining my team past Christmas, I appreciate the work that goes into the site. Although there's a price rise I was surprised to see the GBP is so low at the moment. USD is actually worth more than GBP in my country now due to USD shortage where just 10 years ago GBP was worth twice as much as USD. Is it expected to drop more?
    Guess on the bright side it would be a great time to visit.

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

      Yep, it'll remain low for a while. Our "leaders" are buffoons.

    2. Demel
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      This is what happens when 51% of the country vote for something idiotic based on lies and scaremongering tactics. Although I guess being American you know plenty about that as well.

      (Slowly opening can of worms)

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

        😀

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

        Yes, after Brexit, UK will be a super-cheap destination for tourists so long as you don't mind that nothing will work; middle-income Brits will find escaping the stress to be financially prohibitive.

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

        Not American but follow the closely. Unfortunate.

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

      For sure it can continue (the 1985 low is very close to parity) but worth bearing in mind that nothing lasts forever.

    4. Warblers Fear Satan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Funny US and UK seem to be going arm-in-arm and happily jump off a cliff together. "Special relationship?"

  25. Demel
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    I am willing to wait and see how Jimmy and Perez perform but I have a couple of transfers in mind.

    Ryan
    Digne - Zilchenko - Robbo - TAA - Laporte
    Perez - Sterling - Salah - Martial
    Jimenez

    A) Laporte/Perez/Jimmy > Zouma/KDB/Ings (-4)

    B) Perez/Robbo > Zaha/VVD

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

      A looks better IMO

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

      B but probably neither

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

        Any alternative suggestions. I would be happy to roll a transfer but I am never keen in losing one.

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

          Not sure really. I'd like to say Jiménez to Pukki but given you have 7.5 spare there, maybe not.

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

            The XG of Pukki is 1.4 goals. I think he is a good option but I am not convinced he is better than Jimmy especially given the fixtures.

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

              Watch the games, ignore the stats (especially xG).

              He might not be a better option, but I think he'll be better value.

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

                Fair point. But with Chelsea, West Han and Man City next it feels like chasing points.

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

    A) TAA + Moura -> Söyuncu + KDB

    B) TAA + Trossard -> Söyuncu + Martial

    C) TAA + King -> Laporte + Pukki

    Have VVD already so willing to bin a Liverpool defender to get funds

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

      it just looks wrong, you are selling good players with good fixtures

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

      C for me

  27. dshv
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Hey fellas what about that? What cani change.

    Heaton

    Vvd - robbo - walker - digne

    Salah - sterling - perez - martial

    Jota - wilson

    Was a nightmare to me yeasterday especially with that kind of lost clean by pool, am i have to remove robbo ?

    1. My neck my back my Saed Kol…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I’d personally be looking to get in Kane. Could do VVD, Perez, Wilson to 4.5 defender, Ceballos Kane

    2. Demel
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      He is still a good option. Perez is not the main concern. See how he gets in today. He may be on his way out.

  28. Ragnar Lothbrok
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Would this be a decent WC team? I don't like not having Kane, Auba or KDB...

    Pope (Button)

    VVD / Digne / AWB / Walker (Kelly)

    Sterling / Mane / Martial / Moura (Dendonk)

    Rashford / Pukki (Wickham)

    Thanks in advance

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

      I don't think Lucas will start next week with Son back. I would want Salah still. But overall it isn't far away.

    2. My neck my back my Saed Kol…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I’d downgrade moura, I just sold him. With son back the risk of him being benched is even higher. Get in Ceballos and switch Rashford to Kane. Double united attack not necessary

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

      Lose Lucas and turn Rashford into Kane imo. One United attacker is probs enough at this point.

      You'd need to find a little money from defence to go McGin Ceballos.

  29. Azzastaan
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Pope
    Coleman Vvd Lundstram Montoya
    Sterling Salah Kdb Martial Cabellos
    Kane

    Thoughts cheers

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

      I would not want Montoya and Lundstrum starting every week.

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

      Thoughts cheers to you too 🙂

  30. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Morning dzzz, pretty stumped in terms of what moves I can make. Got 2ft but happy to take a hit

    Heaton — Pope
    Taa Vvd Digne Zincheko — Rico
    Salah Sterling Martial Perez — Docker
    Wilson King — Greenwood

    - I think I def need a spurs players for gw3 cpt plus they have plum gw5/7 fixtures so could be risky going without that

    - The only way I can get Kane is by dropping Salah...ie Salah/Wilson >> Kdb/Kane

    - I genuinely can’t see any other options

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

      TAA and Wilson also equals Kane and 4.0.

      I wouldn't go that route myself but that's an awful lot of money at the back.

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

        yeah but that means starting a 4m def every gw

    2. jnglizt
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Could get Ndombele instead of Kane. Perez to Ndom is what I am considering but going to see how Perez performs today first