Scout Notes

Wilson and King reward owners’ patience as Bournemouth beat Villa

Goals: Douglas Luiz (£4.5m) | Harry Wilson (£6.0m) Josh King (£6.5m)

Assists: Jack Grealish (£6.0m) | Callum Wilson (£8.0m)

Bonus Points: El Mohamady x 3 Luiz x 2 H.Wilson/Grealish x 1

Bournemouth battled to a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon, leaving their hosts still winless on their return to the Premier League. 

An early penalty was converted by Josh King (£6.5m) after Tom Heaton (£4.5m) had fouled Callum Wilson (£8.0m) in the box to put the Cherries 1-0 up, before Bournemouth debutant Harry Wilson (£6.0m) doubled their lead with an outstanding strike.

The Wilson and King combination is a well-known and lethal duo to Fantasy managers, and the two strikers did not disappoint on Saturday. For Wilson, the assist for King’s converted penalty means the striker has now recorded attacking returns in two consecutive matches.

And for King, his well-taken penalty will inevitably add to his confidence as Bournemouth bid to build on their unbeaten start to the 2019/20 campaign with promising fixtures from Gamweeks 4 to 7, though first, they must face reigning Champions Manchester City at Dean Court in Gameweek 3. 

Harry Wilson scored his first goal for Bournemouth on Saturday

Eddie Howe’s side were buoyant and energetic in attack, yet this enthusiasm was poorly managed by central midfielder Philip Billing (£5.0m) who was lucky to remain on the pitch after a number of poor challenges and was consequently substituted by Howe at half-time. 

For Villa, this was a disappointing result after their promising performance against Spurs last week.

Manager Dean Smith will be understandably frustrated that his side were able to deliver such a strong first-half performance in the capital but fall so short of the required standards in the opening 45 minutes at Villa Park. 

There are a number of assets in Villa’s squad who have the potential to offer value in 2019/20, yet investing in a team who are yet to prove themselves in the top-flight and who remain winless is a difficult decision to justify even if there is a wealth of potential value-for-money options in midfield and defence.

It was a mixed afternoon for Douglas Luiz who was sloppy in possession in the first half but scored a wonder-goal in the second

Tyrone Mings (£4.5m) delivered another commanding performance at the heart of the host’s defence alongside Bjorn Engels (£4.5m), whilst a wonder strike from Douglas Luiz (£4.5m) was the highlight of Villa’s afternoon, a superb effort from outside the box to drag Smith’s side back into contention for a tense final 15 minutes in front of a boisterous home crowd. 

An assist for Jack Grealish (£6.0m) will be pleasing returns for the 6% of managers who backed the Villa captain, and with a crucial run of fixtures on the horizon to ensure relegation does not become an immediate concern for the club, he is likely to feature prominently and could deliver further attacking returns.

John McGinn (£5.6m) was relentless in the middle of the park for Villa, but the Scotsman was unable to deliver successive attacking returns to build on his goal away at Spurs in Gameweek 1.

The abilities of McGinn and Grealish are certainly documented, yet whether either of these players can be considered a viable and reliable asset for Fantasy managers given Villa’s volatility in the opening Gamweeks of 2019/20 is a question that remains unanswered.

Grealish got his first attacking returns of the 2019/20 season

Villa’s club-record signing Wesley (£6.0m) had a difficult afternoon against Bournemouth, failing to fulfil his role as a capable target-man to hold up the ball and unleash Villa’s faster attacking options such as Anwar El Ghazi (£5.5m) and Trezeguet (£5.5m). 

It is too early to make a firm judgement on Wesley after just two matches, but from the perspective of early impressions, the Brazilian is unlikely to be a player that is featuring prominently for Fantasy managers, especially given the value that could lie in Villa’s defence alongside the early attacking returns from Grealish and McGinn in midfield. 

Villa’s next three games – Everton (home), Crystal Palace (away) and West Ham (home) – are of huge importance in their bid to have a successful season and prevent getting dragged into a relegation dogfight, and these will be games that are closely monitored by Fantasy managers in assessing whether Smith’s side represent a squad worthy of investment for the early stages of 2019/20. 

Meanwhile, Bournemouth and Howe remain unbeaten and will look to build on their early successes and continue the integration of players such as Harry Wilson who could yet become a differential pick in Bournemouth’s already impressive attacking armoury. 

Reflecting on the game for us, The Villa View’s Dan Bardell said:

A game where neither team really impressed defensively, meaning budget defenders from both sides came away with low scores.

We need to cut out the errors, goalscorer Luiz at £4.5m obviously bagged but I wouldn’t expect him to be scoring too many, he’s a pure a defensive midfielder.

McGinn and Trezeguet looked our liveliest players. McGinn is going to get somewhere between 7-10 goals this season in my opinion. He will play every week and he just suits the Premier League.

For Bournemouth, Harry Wilson looks a shout, especially with Brooks out. Scored from range yesterday and will probably take his share of dead balls. Fraser looked good as well but his price increase puts me off him.

Billing as a budget midfielder doesn’t look advisable, could have easily been sent off yesterday. Good player, but not for Fantasy football.

Members Analysis 

Aston Villa XI (4-3-3): Heaton; Elmohamady, Engels, Mings, Taylor; McGinn, Douglas Luiz, Grealish; Trezeguet (Davis 87′), Wesley, El Ghazi (Jota 75′)

Bournemouth XI (4-4-2): Ramsdale; Smith, Cook, Ake, Daniels; H. Wilson (Solanke 76′), Billing (Surman 46′), Lerma, Fraser; C. Wilson, King.

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Lessons learned from Gameweek 2

5,172 Comments Post a Comment
  1. gauzah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Barkley, Fraser, Wilson > Cantwell, KDB, Pukki
    for a -4?

    1. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Looks good

    2. stupendous
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Yea for me

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

      Yep

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

      Can't bring myself to wildcard fellas, this might have to just do for now

  2. stupendous
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    More important to shift on, Wilson or Robinson?

    Pukki in or Ceballos/McGinn in probably

    1. Boberella
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Both?

      1. stupendous
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Not for 8 pt hit sorry

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Just ditched both for -4

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

    Pukki is like a black hole sucking in all the other mid price strikers to the price drop abyss

    1. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
        2 months, 3 days ago

        basically lol

    2. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      After various back and forths tonight about the relative merit of several players i've done what I basically always do and smashed an early WC. Cheers for all the input you absolute conning ba****ds

      old:

      Pope (Button) Robbo, VvD, Digne, AwB (Lundstram) Sterling, Salah, Fraser, Perez (The Donk) Wilson, Jota (Greenwood)

      New:

      Pope (Button), Maguire, Digne, Zink (Lundstram, Kelly), Sterling, KdB, Martial, Son, (Donk), Rashford, Wilson, Pukki

      what've I dun

      (I remain unconvinced by the value KdB). I'm hopping off the Liverpool train for a fortnight

      1. Tactical Focus
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Liverpool will still score goals no matter what, not having Salah or Mané will hurt you in my opinion

        1. Tamagotchi Massacre
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Salah has always been contestible value at his price when alternatives are available. Mane is much more expensive than previously

          Hurt is relative

      2. Dr. Agabuse
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Isnt Digne injured?

        1. Tamagotchi Massacre
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          75%

          i'll play Lundstram if he doesn't make it. He's going nowhere

          1. Dr. Agabuse
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            I also have Digne and would rather keep. 75 is just an irrelevant estimation by people who know as much as we know by know.

      3. Dr. Agabuse
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Solid team you shunned there.
        Liverpool might not be where the points are this season tho, so I understand.
        Dont go overboard the United train but you'll have a different sentiment tomorrow at this time anyway.

        1. Gnu Scott talent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          This.
          That was a decent squad that just needed tweeking.

        2. Tamagotchi Massacre
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Na. I'll be judging nothing based on tomorrow. I think United are going to get schooled. I've basically rebuilt my team around favourable United and City fixtures that coincide with Liverpool being a touch shakey at the back. I'll roll my transfers and be ready to pounce back in three weeks

    3. Lingard’s Shin Guards
        2 months, 3 days ago

        How’s this wc draft looking?

        Pope (4.0)
        VVD Digne Zinchenko Lundstrum (Kelly)
        Sterling Mane KDB Mcginn (Cantwell)
        Kane Pukki (Greenwood)

        1. BATISTUTA ®
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          sexy

        2. PascalCygan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Strong!

          1. pablo discobar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            No man utd?

            1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
                2 months, 3 days ago

                AWB could come in for Zinchenko if he loses his spot, otherwise can’t find a way to fit them in - also think they’ll be sharing the points a lot with all their attacking options e.g Pogba, Martial, Rashford, James, Mata, Lingard etc.

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

          Will AWB go up tonight?

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

            Will be close.

          2. mysteryDave
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            I think only Cellabos tonight from fplstatistics.com

        4. Tsssst
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          A. Ceballos and Rashford
          Or
          B. Martial and Deulofeu

          1. mysteryDave
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Neither. Wait for tomorrow's game before picking either.

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

          A) Perez+Wilson > Cantwell+Kane (-4)
          B) Wilson > Pukki
          C) Ings > Pukki

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

            C

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

            C

        6. PascalCygan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 3 days ago

          With tonight’s rises in mind, would you?

          A) Rico to Lundstram
          B) Save FT and do Montoya to Lundstram next week, freeing some money up for a second FT

          Ederson
          VVD / Robbo / Digne / Montoya
          Salah / Sterling. / Moura / McGinn
          Vardy / King

          McGovern / Dendoncker / Greenwood / Rico

          Thanks!

          1. Pukki Party
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Wouldn't do B, A only

            1. PascalCygan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Cheers

        7. RoyaleBlue
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          To Spurs fans out there:

          Likelihood that Son starts?

          1. Tactical Focus
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            92.7%

        8. Gentle_Turks
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Looking to get Son in. Do u prefer

          A) Cantwell (would rotate with Dendoncker) + AWB
          B) 5-5/6.0 mid (Ceballos?) + 4.5/5.0 defender

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

          I take it with all the early moves nobody is concerned about Digne's injury anymore?

          1. PascalCygan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 3 days ago

            How bad did it look?

          2. Gentle_Turks
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Just a knock wasn’t it?

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

            Should be fine based on manager comments

          4. stupendous
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            He'll be fine. Small knock.

            Guessing that is.

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

            Saw an article saying it was fatigue/knock

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

            It wasnt bad
            He will probably play or miss only 1 game
            Most have a decent 1st sub anyway

        10. Hansel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Keep TAA or VVD?

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Big Virg

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

            VVD, I acc think Gomez will start RB vs Arsenal (has a tendency to startle there in the big games)

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

              Yeah, wouldn’t be too surprised but have Lundstram coming in in that case

        11. UpAndAway
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Apologies if this has been asked/answered already, but what time are we expecting price changes?

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

            In 3 hours if same as earlier.

            1. UpAndAway
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Cheers.

              So many fires to put out!

            2. jaguar shark
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Oh man... do we think kdb is gonna go up??

          2. Balls of Steel
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            2:15am

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

          Feelin' jammy... No Barkley 1min cameo meant Lundstram came on. Whoop!

        13. jaguar shark
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Remind me when prices go up?? Got a few transfers in mind...

        14. Eriksen Maestro
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Time to WC?

          Pope/ 4.0

          TAA, Robbo, KWP / Lundy, Rico

          Sterling, Salah, Siggy, Trossard / Hayden

          Wilson, Wood, Jota

          Ty all 🙂 1 FT 0.5 ITB...

          1. AYLD28
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Only you know, depends who you are bringing in

        15. Ole Trafford
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Sorry folks posted this hours ago but caught up in work.

          2ft. Looking at Robertson to Lundstram and then either:

          A) Perez to KDB
          B) Perez to Son
          C) Wilson to Kane

          Thoughts on the best option?

          1. AYLD28
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            I’m always wary of Kane, can become a DFM for 11m

            Son I love, will he come straight in?

            KDB looked like fire so I think I’m going him personally

            1. Ole Trafford
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Yeah KDB has the form. Son is fpl gold though. Tough call. Kane already scored so that August crap is out of his head.

              1. ZICO SENNA
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Could turn to blank September knowing Kane

                1. Ole Trafford
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  Quite possible. Or back to back hatties you just don’t know.

        16. Balls of Steel
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Guys whis the best midfielder to replace Fraser before his price drop tonight, have 7.5 to spend?

          Cheers.

          1. mysteryDave
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Have Martial already?

          2. GS456
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Mount

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

            Should be planning to get KdB or Son in with that slot and fund it somehow.

            1. Balls of Steel
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Got him with my 2 freebies already this week, cheers.

          4. Tactical Focus
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            I like West Hams fixtures, could be a good differential if you go that way

            1. Balls of Steel
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Lanzini is an option, would be a bit of a gamble with Westham but he did impress against Brighton

          5. Balls of Steel
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Nope just that dreaded 0.1 short, he would be my man for sure.

          6. goblin140
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Lanzini

        17. Gríma Wormtongue
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          2FT
          (Have 2 LFC defence)
          (Don't have Pukki)

          Robertson + Mili + Bernardo --> Lundstrum + Sterling + Cantwell

          ??

          1. mysteryDave
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            no sterling either?
            looks like a good mini WC move

        18. Totti
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          2 FT And 0.5 ITB

          A) VVD fraser king-> lundstram mount kane
          B) salah fraser king-> de bruyne mount kane

          already owning TAA

        19. bitars
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Wildcard team 1:
          Ryan, Pope
          VVD, Mina, Laporte, Söyüncü, Lundstram
          Mane, Sterling, KDB, Martial, Ceballos
          Pukki, Barnes, Martinelli
          0,2 itb

          4-4-2 and 4-5-1 with one of Ceballos or Barnes as first sub.

          Wildcard team 2:
          Ryan, Button
          Maguire, Söyüncü, Zinchenko, Lundstram, Kelly
          Mane, Sterling, KDB, Martial, Son
          Pukki, Barnes, Martinelli
          0,2 itb

          3-5-2

          Its basically either a strong defense or an amazing midfield with Son.
          Which team do you prefer?

          1. Pukki Party
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Pope VVD Mina Laporte Ceballos vs. Button Maguire Zinch Kelly Son.. i'd go A

            1. bitars
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              When you look at it like that its pretty clear, cheers!

        20. Kun still the man!
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 3 days ago

          How is this WC team, please RMT

          Heaton/Pope
          VVD, WB, Coleman, Dunk, Lund
          Sterling, KBD, Son, Martial, Ceballos
          Firmino, Pukki, Greenwood

          Going Salahless but hopefully man city and firmino will make it up

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

            Kevin bruyne de?

            1. Kun still the man!
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 3 days ago

              yes, kdb

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

          Reluctant to remove double Liverpool defence so does Moura and Pérez —> kdb and Cantwell for 2ft look solid?

          1. Kun still the man!
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 3 days ago

            How about removing one liv defense and upgrade to kdb as 2 ft? Perez can return next 2 gw

        22. goblin140
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Thoughts on this 352 WC?

          Pope
          TAA Zinchenko Soyuncu
          Sterling KDB Mane Son Mount
          Pukki Jota

          4m Lundstram Hanley Greenwood

        23. thomas19390
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Ryan,Button
          Digne,Robbo,Zinchenko,Aarons,Lundstram
          Salah,Sterling,Perez,Martial,Dendoncker
          King,Wilson,Jota
          0,5 ITB
          Robbo,Perez,Wilson>Ings,KDB,Van Dijk(-4)
          Thoughts?

          1. mysteryDave
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            I'd go cheaper than van djik and spend a bit more on your forward to get pukki or Barnes if you can.

        24. AYLD28
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Which 4.5 striker should I have?

          1. Wickham
          2. Greenwood
          3. Someone else

          Only thing putting me off greenwood is it takes a United spot. I’ll never play this guy. Got to be Wickham right?

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

            Wickham, Greenwood is highly owned .. might drop by 0.1 in the future

            1. AYLD28
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              That’s my thinking too, thanks

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

              Anyone ‘might drop by 0.1’.. all it takes is 10% change in ownership. Safety in numbers imo.

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

                this. highly owned players drop much slower

        25. Kellz86
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Best 5.0m def?

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

            KWP

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

          Pope
          TAA, Robo, Digne
          Salah, Sterling, Siggy, Perez, Dedoncker
          Wilson, Jiminez

          Button, Lundstram, Rico, Greenwood

          Robo and Siggy out for Wan-Bissaka and De Bruyne?

          Robo the correct one to take out over TAA?

          1. Pukki Party
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Yes

        27. Pedro's snacks
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Have Robertson.

          TAA, Fraser and Wilson to AWB, KDB and Pukki for -4?

          1. tom2224
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            YES

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

            I would do that, but wait until AWB plays and see how United look again defensively

          3. Balls of Steel
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Defo