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

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  1. superhoops191
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 5 hours ago

    Which of these do you prefer?

    1/ Martial, Ceballos, Van Dijk
    2/ KDB, WanBissaka, Lundstram

    1. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 5 hours ago

      To start every week? 1

    2. Its a funny old game
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 hours ago

      1 for me. Lundstram will be benched when Sheffield start losing games

      1. Ole Trafford
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 5 hours ago

        How do you know?

        1. Its a funny old game
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 5 hours ago

          Wasn't in Wilders original first team plans. Do your research you pleb.

  2. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 hours ago

    Wilson + Perez to Pukki + Martial?

    1. superhoops191
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 hours ago

      Defo

  3. Ole Trafford
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 5 hours ago

    2ft’s done and sold Robertson. I know he is the type of player you should be patient with so I’m now worried... I can reassess once they tighten defensively.

    Transfers done: Robertson & Perez to Lundstram & KDB

    Heaton
    VVD, Digne, Maguire, Frederic
    Salah, Sterling, KDB, Martial
    Wilson, Wood

    Button, Lundstram, Dendonker, Greenwood

    1. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 5 hours ago

      Sold him too. As you say can revisit so not bothered

  4. STONEROSES
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 5 hours ago

    Which is best move to make, pls?

    A. Robbo & Wilson -> Kelly & Kane(c) -4

    B. Fraser -> Martial FT

    Ta...

    1. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 5 hours ago

      Need to see Martial play and remain unscathed first

  5. Hochoki
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 5 hours ago

    best Mid & Fwd combination within 15.5??

    1. KDB & Ings
    2. Kane & Cantwell
    3. Siggy & Jimenez
    4. Others

    1. boroie
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 hours ago

      Martial & Jimenez

  6. davies
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 hours ago

    King > Pukki worth a hit?

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 hours ago

      Last week

  7. SADIO SANÉ
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 hours ago

    only saw the second half of City, seemed that KDB was ahead of two more defensive minded midfielders rather than the usual 1, assuming Pep was trying to nullify the Spurs attack … in a strange way, will KDB be less attacking against worse teams (ie when David plays)?

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

      Can see that, only 1 assist vs WHAM...

      Seemed to be out wide a lot fizzing balls across....

      Might not get the space to do that with a team defending deep

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 hours ago

        it's just a thought, could be a load of crap

    2. Mr Peanutbutter
        2 months, 5 hours ago

        I think Kdb's service will be even more important in the next few as all the weaker teams will sit back. He creates so many chances and City score so many goals he's bound to get assists statistically

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 5 hours ago

          standard

    3. Gentle_Turks
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 hours ago

      Price changes at 2.15, more or less?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 5 hours ago

        Could be less.

        1. Gentle_Turks
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 5 hours ago

          Cheers. After the weird rises on first day (someone rose on 63%) has fplstats been more accurate since?

    4. Ciarant20
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 hours ago

      Any recommendations for my two FT?

      Ryan (Pope)
      VVD Digne TAA Lund (Kelly)
      Ster Salah Pérez Fraser Moura
      Jota (King, Greenwood)

      KDB, Mount, Martial, Pukki and Kane are all players I’ve considered.

      1. dmkp
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 hours ago

        King to pukki or
        Fraser + Perez to kdb & 4.5

        1. Ciarant20
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 5 hours ago

          Do you feel KDB is more essential then TOTT and MANU attacking players?

          1. dmkp
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 5 hours ago

            I don't feel manu attacker is essential, Martial wasn't that good last week. However rashford looked really sharp. I suggest watch the game against wolves

            It would be really difficult going without a spurs attacker against Newcastle but at least you have Moura

            KDB has looked really good so far this season, i think if he keeps it up people

            1. dmkp
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 5 hours ago

              *will have him in their team

    5. Eriksen Maestro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 hours ago

      Thoughts on below? Own Robbo.

      A) Siggy, TAA, Wood => Lanzini, WB, Rashford (-8).

      B) Give 2x Liv a chance against Arsenal & give Siggy another 2 GW's.

      C) Just Siggy => Martial FT.

    6. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 hours ago

      What are the pros and cons of a GW3 Wildcard?

      1. cravencottage
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 5 hours ago

        Get early form players and build TV. But when injuries and congestion happen, you will want it then

      2. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 5 hours ago

        Pros : Can change your team
        Cons : Have to wait until next year to WC again.

    7. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 hours ago

      Is this a crazy move?
      Auba, Wilson, Perez > Pukki, Barnes, Sterling

      1. Snevitz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 5 hours ago

        Not sold on Barnes but overall looks a good move.

        1. cravencottage
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 5 hours ago

          Jota instead?

          1. Snevitz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 5 hours ago

            actually once the next two fixtures are out the way Barnes looks good.

      2. Forza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 hours ago

        If there's no easy way that Auba could be kept, those are good moves.

    8. Snevitz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 5 hours ago

      Repost from 4 hours ago when I hit the bottom of the page and got no replies...

      If you were considering WCing, what would you change in the team below....

      Pope, Button
      TAA, Digne, AWB, Zinchenko, Lundstram
      Sterling, KDB, Ceballos, McGinn, Dendoncker
      Kane, Rashford, Pukki

      + Sterling and Kane rotate captaincy really well.
      + Can rotate players depending on fixture with plenty of cover if someone doesn't start.
      + Should get lots of price rises.
      - Missing £6-8m price bracket midfielder.
      - Very early to WC a team that isn't too bad.

      1. boroie
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 hours ago

        Having no Liverpool attackers is a massive risk!

        1. Snevitz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 5 hours ago

          Liverpool mids will score points, but I think Kane, Sterling and KDB will score more in the next 10 weeks.
          Week 5 won't be much fun though.

      2. cravencottage
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 5 hours ago

        Really like your team. MF is a little light, but should be fine. Son instead of Kane?

        1. Snevitz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 5 hours ago

          Thanks.
          I want Sterling and Kane to rotate captaincy.
          If Son hits a decent patch of form then I would definitely consider the downgrade.
          Midfield is lacking a £7m option but the option I do have could prove good value.

      3. ZICO SENNA
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 5 hours ago

        That midfield with no Pool attack, it's a no from me, sorry.

    9. Jacky boy
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 hours ago

      Did salah, wilson and barkley to kane, kdb and mount for a -4

      How does it look? Any further hits needed?

      Pope
      Robbo TAA Digne
      Sterling KDB Martial Perez Mount
      Kane(C) Jota

    10. boroie
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 hours ago

      How accurate have fpl stats been with price changes over the last few nights since their mess up earlier in the week?

    11. Boo Ya Ka Sha
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 hours ago

      ... I thought price changes were over a minute ago

      1. Irbox ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 hours ago

        Have been randomised but could be in 1 hour

      2. dmkp
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 hours ago

        Price changes have been various times this season including as late as 6.30am, last nights was at 3.30am

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

        Usual time should've been less than 50 mins from now before the late ones recently

    12. Supersonic
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 hours ago

      Who to start this week?

      a) King (city)
      b) ceballos (lpool)
      c) lundstrum (leic)
      d) Montoya (saints)

      Cheers

      1. yakirh
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 hours ago

        B or D

    13. ZAWAd25
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 hours ago

      12.0m for two playing midfielders?

      1. Irbox ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 hours ago

        Mount, Ceballos

      2. Mr Peanutbutter
          2 months, 5 hours ago

          mcginn/mount/trossard

      3. boroie
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 hours ago

        Any updates on Digne injury?

        Wan Bissaka likes to go up £0.1 tonight?

      4. norab
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 5 hours ago

        Lads,

        What's the site that tells you which players are the biggest threat to your ranking and such?

        Thanks!

        1. Irbox ⚽
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 5 hours ago

          Livefpl

          1. norab
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 5 hours ago

            Thanks IRBOX

      5. AshtonJ
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 hours ago

        Thoughts and improvements on this reshaped WC team ?

        Ryan
        Zinch Lundstram AWB
        Martial KDB Mane Sterling Son
        Pukki Barns

        Button Pieters Kelly Greenwood

        1. Simple Man
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 5 hours ago

          No Liv defence, Lundstram first choice defender... this could end in tears very soon

          1. AshtonJ
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 5 hours ago

            Which 4.5 option is better than Lundstram this w/e?

      6. Gentle_Turks
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 hours ago

        After the weird rises on first day (someone rose on 63%) has fplstats been more accurate since?

      7. NestorC
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 hours ago

        Would you rather have Maguire or AWB?

        1. ZICO SENNA
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 5 hours ago

          AWB

      8. dopellganger
          2 months, 5 hours ago

          I need some advice, please

          Ryan
          TAA Robbo Zinchenko
          Fraser Salah Sterling Perez Siggy
          King Jota

          Button Kelly Rico Greenwood

          Should i do Robbo - Lundstram / Fraser - Ceballos / Jota or King - Kane / for -4

          What you think ?

        • jdp219
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 5 hours ago

          Keep?
          1) Robbo
          2) TAA

          Get?
          1) Mina
          2) AWB

          1. jdp219
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 5 hours ago

            Oops. Consider that "Get?" as A and B.

          2. yakirh
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 5 hours ago

            2A

        • davies
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 5 hours ago

          Which move to free up funds?

          A) TAA > Soyuncu
          B) VVD > Lundstram
          C) TAA > Lundstram (allows King > Pukki for free next week)

          1. jdp219
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 5 hours ago

            Probably C

          2. GoodFella93
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 5 hours ago

            Lundstram is bench fodder with that run of games imo. I personally couldn't have him starting in my team.

          3. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 5 hours ago

            Both VVD and TAA will outscore Pukki and Lundstram over the next three..

        • jaguar shark
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 5 hours ago

          ugh, my Frasier to KDB move has potential for a .2 pt swing tonight... feeling really pressured to make the move now.

          1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 5 hours ago

            Just do it.. KDB is solid

        • GoodFella93
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 5 hours ago

          What do we think?

          a) Mount & £4m defender
          b) Emerson & Cantwell

          I can do a) now for a -4 to miss Barkley's price drop. If I do b) then I do Barkley > Cantwell now and then get Emerson after GW3.

          1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 5 hours ago

            Chelsea looks a bit leaky.. So I'd go for Mount + 4.0

            1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 5 hours ago

              Can't you just do Barkley -> Mount ?

        • 007 [RoboKlopp]
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 5 hours ago

          TAA -> AWB (still have VVD)
          Perez -> KDB
          Wilson -> Pukki

          For -4, yes or no?
          Ta.

          1. Keep Calm and Play On
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 5 hours ago

            I’m wondering this exact move but I really want to wait until after the game to see if rashford/Martial play well

          2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 5 hours ago

            I don't think you need to get Pukki right now. You already missed a 0.2 rise and Norwich face tough opponents. I know he scored vs Liverpool and everything but I believe getting someone like Rashford is more ideal. But it's not a bad move at all.

            1. Irbox ⚽
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 5 hours ago

              Will miss out on 0.4 by the time next GW rolls around. Any return vs Chelsea/West Ham and he could be 7.2+ in no time

          3. Forza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 5 hours ago

            I've just done Robertson to Lundstram, Perez to KDB and Vardy to Pukki for -4, so yes.

        • jdp219
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 5 hours ago

          2FTs: TAA, Perez > KDB, Lunny

          Do it now before price changes?

          1. jaguar shark
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 5 hours ago

            I thought Perez looked pretty good today...

            1. jdp219
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 5 hours ago

              It's a funds thing.