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. Szarleej
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Whats the best midfilder option fo 6m or less? Trying to fit him to the team below:

    Ryan
    AWB VVD Mina Lundstrom Kelly
    Sterling Mane KDB X Cantwell
    Kane Pukki Greenwood

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      McGinn. 6 shots 3 on target 2 key passes vs Bournemouth

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Mcginn probably

    3. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Just mount, mcginn or ceballos tbh.

      1. Valar(Keith)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        My preference would by mcginn.only one with certainty long term

        1. Szarleej
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Cheers guys, make sense. With Mcginn in i could afford to upgrade Mina to Digne, you think it's worth it?

          1. Valar(Keith)
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            I like mina. I'd upgrade Kelly to soyuncu.

            1. Szarleej
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 20 days ago

              Nice one mate. I like it, gives better options for rotation

    4. The Man Pastore
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Mcginn

      1. FortunesAlwaysHiding
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Trossard?

    5. SEYPULISIC
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      McGinn Trossard Mount

  2. michudagawd
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    I'm not able to view touch heatmaps etc. on Google Chrome in the comparison tool in the members area. Anyone know how to fix this issue?

    1. Ross From Friends
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Update your flash

  3. The Man Pastore
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    I took a hit yesterday to do Salah / Fraser / Perez --> Mane / KDB / Ceballos for -4pts.

    My new team is :

    Pope
    VVD Digne Dunk
    Mane Sterling KDB Ceballos Mcginn
    Auba Jota

    Button Guilbert Rico Greenwood

    Would you do Auba to Kane(c) for another -4pts ?

    1. Origi-nal
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Wouldn't have done the initial trades to be honest. -8 and you're staring at a big red arrow.

  4. Slitherene
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Pope Heaton
    VvD Digne Diop Zinchenko Robertson
    Zaha KdB Salah Sigurdsson Stephens
    Jimenez Wilson Greenwood

    2FT, 0 ITB

    A) Robertson + Zaha -> Soyuncu + Son

    OR

    B) Robertson + Wilson + Jimenez -> Soyuncu + Pukki + Kane? (-4)

    Should I take a hit?

    1. michudagawd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      I'd say B as I brought in all those players for a hit. I think if you captain Kane it's worth it.

  5. Valar(Keith)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Salah, Mane, Sterling, KDB, Kane, Son, Aubameyang.. These 7 are going to drive ppl crazy this year. The best differential would be to pick 3.. Ideally from different teams so you have 3 captain choices.. And just hold them long term. Logic says they'll all end up averaging 5.5 to 7 ppg by the end of the season anyway so even if your premium doesn't haul while one of the other 4 does remember the reverse is likely in future weeks. The worst thing would be getting stuck on a 2 ppg swapping your premiums who don't perform for one's that did the previous week. I've got Salah, KDB and Kane and il be rotating captaincy between them and I'm very happy about it. Would only shift if injuries occur or when I WC tbh

    1. Trovsmash
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Agree, on a WC i can fit 4 in, super tempting.
      Mane, Kane, KDB & Sterling.
      CaptainMane at home & Sterling the rest of the time

      1. UpAndAway
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Does that mean you're playing a 4.5 mid each week? Assuming it's Kane + a 6.5ish forward + Greenwood?

      2. Valar(Keith)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Dint even know that was affordable. Salah for me is the one player in the game who I can't see getting rid of(alongside kdb). So I'm not a huge fan.. But I can see the logic.

      3. Stoneleigh
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Me too, see a lot of value in budget defence so have gone with
        Adrian(4.0)
        Lund, Soyuncu, Dunk, (Montoya, Kelly)
        Sterling, KDB, Mane, Martial, Trossard
        Kane, Barnes (Origi)

    2. Zlatanzo
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Will you be happy when Sterling keeps hauling though?

        1. Valar(Keith)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          As long as kdb keeps getting his 6 ppg on average yes. While watching football players are players for me. But for fpl they are just numbers and math for me now tbh. If that makes any sense.

          1. Valar(Keith)
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            And a fully fit kdb imo will cross 200 easily and is very captainable in home games. So not worried at all

          2. Kiwivillan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Stats over eye test for me every day especially as easier to peruse than watch every game

    3. beans and sausages
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Morning all.

      Looking at a -4 for GW3.

      IN.....Martial, McGinn and Pukki
      OUT.....Sigurdson, Robinson and King.

      Team would look as follows....

      Heaton
      TAA Digne Zinchenko Montoya
      Salah Sterling Martial McGinn
      Kane Pukki

      What do you think?

      1. Zlatanzo
          3 months, 20 days ago

          I wouldn't do the first transfer for a hit, Siggy very unlucky to not return in both games

          1. beans and sausages
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Where else would you downgrade?

            1. Zlatanzo
                3 months, 20 days ago

                Oh my bad, if you need the funds it's probably the best choice downgrade

        • Manumana
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Havs exact money to do these moves for -4

          Fraser Wood VVD
          to
          KBD Pukki Dunk

          Pope
          Robbo VVD Zinch Digne
          Salah Sterling Fraser Perez
          Wilson Wood

          Button Lundstram Dend Greenwood

          Thx for thx advice
          0.5itb

          1. Cruyff's Eleven
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Pogba rather than KDB?

            1. Manumana
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              I dont know about that mate

              1. Cruyff's Eleven
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 20 days ago

                Yeah, me neither, but it's a 1M difference which means WanB rather than Dunk.....

                1. Cruyff's Eleven
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 20 days ago

                  I'm considering exactly the same transfers 😉

            2. Freddiebell
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              No way

          2. De Gea is GOAT
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Worth it imo.

            1. Manumana
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              Thx for youd coments

        • Notorious
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Pope Button
          TAA Digne VVD KWP Rico
          Moura Perez Salah Sterling McGinn
          Wilson Jota Greenwood
          2FT 0.0 ITB

          Thinking Wilson, Moura and Salah --> Pukki, De Bruyne, Mané

          worth the -4?

          If not, any suggestions?

          Thanks

          1. Cruyff's Eleven
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Pogba rather than KDB?

            1. The Man Pastore
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              nah

        • Big_Andy_GAWA
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          That 0.1 drop on Fraser has ruined my intended transfers. Am gutted!!!

          1. BIELSA
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Any news on digne?

            1. BIELSA
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              Sorry, didnt mean to reply

          2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            There are options in every price bracket, so relax...

        • FPL-(VAR)dy
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          What is considered a really good start in 5 GW time??(what rank range)

          1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Top 500k is fine I guess.

            Top 100k is probably considered as good start.

        • Zlatanzo
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Are prices rises/drops still happening every 24 hours at 6am UK time?

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              No, today was earlier, maybe in line with last season's 2 am

          • BIELSA
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Is sterling worth -4 if it means im going to captain him?

            It means dropping wilson, fraser and robertson for Pukki, Sterling and Lundstrom

            1. De Gea is GOAT
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              I'm considering doing the same. Defs worth it imo. Care to comment on the below?

          • De Gea is GOAT
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Seriously tempted to use WC this GW. Thoughts please guys. Current team:

            Ryan
            Robbo VVD Laporte Lund
            Salah Strerl Perez Moura Fraser
            Wilson

            Or i could just go Fraser/Wilson/Robbo for KDB/Pukki/Coleman for -4? Thank you so much everyone.

            1. BIELSA
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              Similar team to mine and im considering similar moves. I Wouldnt wildcard yet

            2. True Deadzoner
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              Wc

            3. Zlatanzo
                3 months, 20 days ago

                Don't WC. -4 hit is worth it

              • De Gea is GOAT
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 20 days ago

                Thanks for bringing me back to earth guys!

                Just seeing so many crazy good WC teams is tempting me but hey its only been 2 GWs right? haha

              • ^Freedom Fighter^
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 20 days ago

                Like option 2

              • Freddiebell
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 20 days ago

                I had similar team but I wc last night and my team looks good now.

            4. ddfc
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              Would you bench one of Robertson / VVD (ARS) to play Montoya (SOU)??

              1. HMC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 20 days ago

                never!

              2. The Train Driver
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 20 days ago

                No, but not impossible that Monty gets more points than both of those combined...

                1. HMC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 20 days ago

                  correct that liverpool is not defending as well as last season but its not dire
                  if it weren't for Adrian's gift they could have easily had a CS at the weekend (albeit poor finishing from Ings too)

            5. Lignja
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              Anyone on wc with 2ft?

              Pope
              Robertson,Taa,Coleman, Zincenko
              Salah, Sterling, Fraser, Perez
              Kean, Wilson

              Already done Kean to Pukki... Thibking to wc still have 1ft can do Fraser to Martial...

            6. FortunesAlwaysHiding
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              As an overall pairing, who do you think will score more over the course of the season?

              A) Salah & Wesley
              B) Son & Vardy

              I have A but may look to trade for B in a draft league.

              1. iL PiStOlErO
                  3 months, 20 days ago

                  B because of Wesley

                  1. gbpearce - AMERICAN DYCHO
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 20 days ago

                    ^ this

                  2. Kiwivillan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 20 days ago

                    Wesley looked a handful against Bournemouth. The points will come

              2. The Train Driver
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 20 days ago

                Can't believe Kun is a differential...

                1. Dthinger
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 20 days ago

                  interesting....

                2. iL PiStOlErO
                    3 months, 20 days ago

                    Dont drive that train, yet.

                  • lilmessipran
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 20 days ago

                    And a very expensive one for that as well

                    1. FPL-(VAR)dy
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 20 days ago

                      and will get hooked at 60 minutes

                3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 20 days ago

                  G2G?
                  Pope(Button)
                  TAA VVD AWB Digne (Rico)
                  Salah Sterling KDB Ceballos (Dendoncker)
                  Jota Pukki (Greenwood)

                  0.8 itb, 0 ft
                  I'm fine with Dendoncker coming on if Digne isn't fit, can always swap to Laporte next week..

                  1. Miniboss
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 20 days ago

                    Looks good. Planning to stick with double Pool defence for long?

                4. iL PiStOlErO
                    3 months, 20 days ago

                    What to do with this lot guys? Best transfers?
                    2FT, 0.0 itb

                    Heaton Pope
                    TAA Digne PVA Montoya Guilbert
                    Salah Siggy Bilva Fraser Mcginn
                    Kane King Wickham

                    1. Miniboss
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 20 days ago

                      King&Fraser to Pukki&Ceballos could be punty considering the fixtures but can reward nicely. PvA out would be priority though.

                      1. iL PiStOlErO
                          3 months, 20 days ago

                          Thanks, had PVA from the start. He was my idea of differential, lol. But I am considering dropping him to free up some cash

                      2. Lazaretti
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 20 days ago

                        PVA to Lundstram, Fraser to 6.0 (Trossard) and then maybe next week Bilva to KdB.

                        1. iL PiStOlErO
                            3 months, 20 days ago

                            Thinking something in that way. Thanks!

                      3. Gringo Kid
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 20 days ago

                        Would you take a hit

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

                        Button/Cantwell/Greenwood/Rico

                        0 FT, 0 ITB

                      4. The Train Driver
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 20 days ago

                        No more good vs bad gw posts? I really enjoyed those...

                        1. iL PiStOlErO
                            3 months, 20 days ago

                            It will be. GW is still not over.

                        2. Pranked
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 20 days ago

                          WC options:
                          1) Martial, KWP, Zinc

                          OR

                          2) Mcginn, Digne, VVD?

                          1. iL PiStOlErO
                              3 months, 20 days ago

                              2 because of the fixtures, or wait and see how Martial plays today

                            • gbpearce - AMERICAN DYCHO
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 20 days ago

                              2

                            • lilmessipran
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              3 months, 20 days ago

                              I am not sure how long kwp keeps his place with aurier lurking..B looks more nailed on players

                              1. iL PiStOlErO
                                  3 months, 20 days ago

                                  Also Zinc, 2 risky choices

                                  1. Pranked
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    3 months, 20 days ago

                                    What if kwp and zinc became digne and a 5.0? 😮

                                    1. Pranked
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      3 months, 20 days ago

                                      And a 4.5*, so dunk

                                      1. iL PiStOlErO
                                          3 months, 20 days ago

                                          Could work, just watch the news about Digne injury

                                • Lazaretti
                                  • 2 Years
                                  3 months, 20 days ago

                                  I have Martial, KWP and Zinchenko and looking to transfer KWP or Zinchenko in quite soon as both are under rotation threat. And actually both are 2nd choices when all are fit. I would pick 1 bcs of Martial. But I would consider at least changing one of Zinchenko & KWP from no 1 option. Btw I also have VVD and DIgne.

                                  1. Pranked
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    3 months, 20 days ago

                                    I've gone dunk martial digne as things stand after thinking about it

                              2. Crisnel Ronessi
                                  3 months, 20 days ago

                                  My team for Gameweek3 . suggestions?

                                  Pickford
                                  Robertson Digne Walker mings
                                  Kdb ( captain) pulisic Salah Maddison
                                  Pukki Kane (vice captain)

                                  Bench - button cantwell lundstram Wickham .

                                • gbpearce - AMERICAN DYCHO
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  3 months, 20 days ago

                                  Son v KDB

                                  Already have Sterling
                                  Will have Kane too

                                  Both players have amazing fixtures coming up

                                  1. lilmessipran
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 7 Years
                                    3 months, 20 days ago

                                    Kdb probably..can switch to son once he is on a goalscoring run

                                    1. iL PiStOlErO
                                        3 months, 20 days ago

                                        This, and especially if you will have Kane

                                  2. Dthinger
                                    • 2 Years
                                    3 months, 20 days ago

                                    I got really lucky this week. My score is amazing. But I'm worried about next week. What do you all think about this team?

                                    Pickford (4.0)
                                    AWB Montoya TAA Lundstram Digne
                                    Salah Sterling Moura (Jorginho Stephens)
                                    Auba Pukki (Greenwood)

                                    Has originally planned to do Moura to whichever Chelsea mid stood out...but they all look risky now. Don't trust Martial, plus can't afford him anymore. Is there any chance Moura keeps his pace now that Son is back in the picture?

                                    1. Miniboss
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      3 months, 20 days ago

                                      I suppose you have 2fts and 0.0itb. If you can do transfers without hits, one option could be to get KdB in for Jorginho/Moura and swap Auba to cheaper striker like Barnes. I’d watch United match first, then consider if their attack is worth investing.

                                      1. Dthinger
                                        • 2 Years
                                        3 months, 20 days ago

                                        Actually, only have one FT (did Wood to Pukki--best transfer I've ever made). Thanks for the idea, but I'm pretty reluctant to sell Auba. I want one 20-goal striker in my side. United's attack is an interesting question. If Pereira keeps his spot and corners, I might consider bringing him in for Moura and upgrading Greenwood to Barnes. Or...if James starts, he might be an option.

                                        But...Maddison looked great today. He was largely ignored because Tielmans and Perez were cheaper. But he might be more effective.

                                  3. ddfc
                                    • 3 Years
                                    3 months, 20 days ago

                                    OK, would you:

                                    1. bench King (MCI), play Montoya (SOU)
                                    2. sell King for PUKKI, play him and bench Montoya

                                    Thanks!

                                    1. lilmessipran
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 7 Years
                                      3 months, 20 days ago

                                      1

                                      1. Dthinger
                                        • 2 Years
                                        3 months, 20 days ago

                                        what? in what world does that make sense? The choice here is play Pukki (who already has 4 goals this season after scoring 29 last season)or Montoya (who hasn't done anything)

                                    2. Dthinger
                                      • 2 Years
                                      3 months, 20 days ago

                                      Its obviously 2, but can you afford it?

                                      1. ddfc
                                        • 3 Years
                                        3 months, 20 days ago

                                        yes... have 0.5 itb

                                    3. Kiwivillan
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 5 Years
                                      3 months, 20 days ago

                                      King scored because of an absolute brainfart from Heaton to give a penalty when the ball and Wilson were going out. Anonymous otherwise.

                                      1. ddfc
                                        • 3 Years
                                        3 months, 20 days ago

                                        yep... I'm with you, he needs to go really... its just whether I play his 'likely' replacement Pukki (CHE) or Montoya (SOU) ?

                                        1. Kiwivillan
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 5 Years
                                          3 months, 20 days ago

                                          Pukki vs Chelsea defence. I won't be benching

                                          1. ddfc
                                            • 3 Years
                                            3 months, 20 days ago

                                            yeah fair... will you bench Dunk this week or play him?

                                            1. Kiwivillan
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 5 Years
                                              3 months, 20 days ago

                                              Play

                                          2. Dthinger
                                            • 2 Years
                                            3 months, 20 days ago

                                            seriously! Zouma leaves huge gaps. Pukki could have a field day!

                                            1. Double Treble
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 4 Years
                                              3 months, 20 days ago

                                              Rudiger can be fit and play

                                              1. Dthinger
                                                • 2 Years
                                                3 months, 20 days ago

                                                Pukki-Party-Pooper!

                                  4. tajulariff
                                    • 9 Years
                                    3 months, 20 days ago

                                    How about this team for WC. 0.0 ITB

                                    Pope Ryan

                                    Montoya Digne Robertson Mina Lundstram

                                    Mane KDB Martial Ceballos McGinn

                                    Pukkimak King Kane

                                    1. Lazaretti
                                      • 2 Years
                                      3 months, 20 days ago

                                      Shortly - you need Sterling. + I would not dbl Everton defence.

                                      1. Miniboss
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 1 Year
                                        3 months, 20 days ago

                                        Everton has been pretty solid, way better than double Pool which I have. I would stick with Everton but agree that Sterling is needed.

                                        1. Kiwivillan
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 5 Years
                                          3 months, 20 days ago

                                          Everton easy fixtures. I think we might get our first win this week after throwing the kitchen sink at Bournemouth and losing

                                    2. Kiwivillan
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 5 Years
                                      3 months, 20 days ago

                                      King is junk see above

                                    3. Christina.
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 9 Years
                                      3 months, 20 days ago

                                      nah, sterling is missing.

                                    4. Double Treble
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      3 months, 20 days ago

                                      Pandai ko carut

                                    5. pingissimus
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      3 months, 20 days ago

                                      Double Brighton defence - I don’t think so. Make a choice there - you’ll never want both.

                                  5. Reddevilz
                                    • 3 Years
                                    3 months, 20 days ago

                                    Should i WC my current team ?

                                    Heaton-Ryan
                                    TAA-VVD-Digne-Kelly-Zinc
                                    Salah-Dendoncker-KDB-Siggy-McGin
                                    Kane-Greenwood-Pukki

                                    To

                                    Ederson-Button
                                    AWB-TAA-Digne-Kelly-Lundstram
                                    Mane-Sterling-Martial-Ceballos-Dendoncker
                                    Kane-Greenwood-Pukki

                                    a) Yay
                                    b) not urgernt, maybe later.

                                    1. Valar(Keith)
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 10 Years
                                      3 months, 20 days ago

                                      Wcing to remove Salah, KDB and VVD isn't ideal :).. I'd wait. You have those 3 and Kane, pukki and I think mcginn is fantastic. So just Siggy to martial if you are so inclined

                                    2. pingissimus
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      3 months, 20 days ago

                                      No way

                                    3. Reddevilz
                                      • 3 Years
                                      3 months, 20 days ago

                                      I personally feel that salah and mane ( points weekly) is a toss of a coin but mane is 1.5mil cheaper. hmmm. yea. im planing to do siggy to martial after this week game.

                                  6. Little Frank
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 8 Years
                                    3 months, 20 days ago

                                    Not happy with my team, thinking about a rage wildcard to get it out of my system.

                                    Pope Button
                                    Zinchenko Mings Montoya Soyuncu Lundstram
                                    Sterling KDB Mane Martial McGinn
                                    Kane Pukki Greenwood

                                    Cheap at the back, all out up front.

                                    Talk me out of it ...

                                    1. Kiwivillan
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 5 Years
                                      3 months, 20 days ago

                                      I didn't rage WC. Calculated from 3 factors but 1 was KDB 9.6 soon and I need to shift others too

                                    2. Kiwivillan
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 5 Years
                                      3 months, 20 days ago

                                      I assume posted is planned WC

                                      1. Little Frank
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 8 Years
                                        3 months, 20 days ago

                                        Yep

                                    3. pingissimus
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      3 months, 20 days ago

                                      That is a truly horrible defence.

                                      1. Kiwivillan
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 5 Years
                                        3 months, 20 days ago

                                        It's not really although do not understand the love for Montoya over Dunk

                                        1. pingissimus
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          3 months, 20 days ago

                                          It’s horrible because it’s full of 4.5s who’ll be begging for a transfer in the next 16 gws. This is a WC which will eat up transfers on makeweight defenders.

                                          Zinc is always a mid short term doubt.
                                          Mings - you’re just biased Kiwi - 6 goals in two fairly average fixtures
                                          Soyuncu - reasonable call
                                          Montoya - the wrong Brighton
                                          Lund - 4.0 fodder who’s probably the second best call here

                                          1. Kiwivillan
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 5 Years
                                            3 months, 20 days ago

                                            6 goals? I've run 3rd-5th defenders 4.5 or less last 3 seasons. Started with Doherty and AWB last season. 7k 11k 1k finish. What am I doing wrong?

                                          2. Andy_Social
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 7 Years
                                            3 months, 20 days ago

                                            I wouldn't set up a squad like that myself but I can see it sort of working.
                                            You're right about the defence; however given that 7 or the 8 mids/strikers are nailed, you can focus your transfers on the 4 iffy defenders and 5th mid, chasing form and fixtures.
                                            Not a total disaster, maybe, is my verdict.

                                    4. Unliklinho
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 6 Years
                                      3 months, 20 days ago

                                      I've just done own wc, which is (of course) very similar.
                                      For me, Martial and McGinn inessential - you could go heavier in defence without.

                                      Pope Button
                                      VVD AWB Coleman Mont Lund
                                      Raz Mane KDB Ceballos Dend
                                      Kane Pukki GW

                                      I'm undecided as to whether to have VVD or Laporte

                                      1. UpAndAway
                                        • 5 Years
                                        3 months, 20 days ago

                                        Cantwell?

                                    5. Freddiebell
                                      • 3 Years
                                      3 months, 20 days ago

                                      Very nice team. Similar to mine

                                  7. Tree House
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 9 Years
                                    3 months, 20 days ago

                                    For how long is Kelly nailed for please?

                                    1. Kiwivillan
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 5 Years
                                      3 months, 20 days ago

                                      Sakho or Cahill could come in this week so not at all

                                    2. Andy_Social
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 7 Years
                                      3 months, 20 days ago

                                      Could lose his place any moment. If you need a current 4m nailed defender, Hanley might be your best bet.