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. mlm
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Ederson
    TAA Robertson Digne Coleman Zinchenko
    Salah Sterling McGinn
    Wilson King

    1.0ITB 1FT

    A) Save
    B) Wilson => Rashford
    C) Wilson => Kane(c) by -4

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

    I've actually ditched King for now after this GW. Not too confident on him still

    Hows this WC team looking?

    Pope (Button)

    AWB / VVD / Digne / Walker (Lundstram)

    Sterling / Mane / Martial / McGinn

    1. Ragnar Lothbrok
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Hit post by mistake...

      Following on from above (Dendonk)

      Kane (c) / Pukki (Wickham)

      Thanks in advance

  3. Fozzyb34r
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Ceballos still showing as 5.5 for me

    1. mysteryDave
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      he isn't though
      hit refresh (or try buying him)

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Prob need to refresh your page

    3. Fozzyb34r
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Yeah think I need to refresh. Still showing KDB pre-price rise as well. What would happen if I tried to transfer?

      1. SPorting
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Ed's server would implode.

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Mark would step in and stop it personally

  4. Jeanz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    I'm seeing a lot of love for McGinn on here.

    Mount seems to do better than McGinn and Trossard using the FFS player comparison tool. Mount also has great fixtures and plays for a stronger team. Why all the McGinn love?

    1. Unliklinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I'm with you - Mount for me

    2. mysteryDave
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      0.5m cheaper
      also great fixtures
      more certain to start / less rotation risk

      1. Jeanz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Mount has played 180 minutes out of 180 minutes. And he is only 0.4 more expensive.

    3. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Cheap, nailed, good fixtures, and gets forward

      1. Jeanz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Using the fixture ticker, Mount has a much better run of fixtures. Also, heat map shows that Mount is much more advanced than McGinn.

        1. Pieterke30
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Abt their fixtures. 3 and 4 is great, but then it’s Wolves and Pool. So not great. Also, even if he did play 180 mins, he is only one bad game away from a benching imo

          1. Jeanz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            I had the ticker set at 8 games, so was looking at it from a medium term perspective. Granted the Pool and Wolves games are a bit tougher.

            Regarding the benching, same can be said about any player right? I'm just going off two weeks worth of data. Mount's performances have been great. Not sure he will get dropped any time soon.

        2. JT11fc
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 28 days ago

          He could defo be a good pick, personally id take the punt on mount. But mcginns probably safer as chelsea just abit unknown right now

        3. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 28 days ago

          No he doesn’t. Villa have the better run when you set to attack no?

          Seems perverse to switch from Barkley to Mount on basis of 2 matches saying one is nailed. Mount is not nailed yet.

          1. Jeanz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Set it from GW3-10/11 and Chelsea have a much better run than Villa.

            I take your point on Chelsea not yet being settled. However, on current stats (180 minutes played) he must be relatively safe. When you're talking about attacking players in the top 6 clubs there's always going to be some risk of rotation. However, the stats are pretty damning. Recommend joining as a member and taking a look for yourself.

    4. Nabs Kebabs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Mount has been so impressive from the eye test

      1. Jeanz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Yes, I think I have found my Barkley replacement.

      2. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        surprised you did not BB1?

        1. Nabs Kebabs
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Didn't feel comfortable doing it this year. In previous seasons I felt I had a good idea of how teams were gonna start the season but this year thought there was a lot of unknown quantities. Took a few punts with my GW1 team that haven't pulled off so pulled the WC pin.

          1. Pieterke30
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            And what does your first WC draft looks like mate?

    5. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Power midfield of Salah, Sterling, Martial, Mount and Pepe/Son for me soon. Currently on Trossard for that Pepe/Son spot, waiting to see who earns it in GW3

      1. Jeanz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I had Trossard for GW1 and missed out on his GW2 points. I included Trossard and Cebellos in my player comparisons and Mount still comes up on top.

        1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I know. Tross has been a placeholder since preseason. Got exact funds for Son or with spare 0.1 for Pepe (price dropped) in GW4, when Trossard's fixtures turn. I knew he'd come good. Just wish he had started GW1 as well 😀

          Mount came in for Perez with a hit for the Norwich game. It stinks of a possible haul for both Pukki and Mount

          1. Jeanz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Yes I brought in Puki for King this week. Looking at taking my first hit to get rid of Barkley for Mount.

    6. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

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

      1. Jeanz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Bournemouth have always been fragile at the back. Looking at two weeks of data, its black and white. Mount has the better stats and upcoming fixtures and plays in a better team.

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Ramsdale kept them in it. I fancy our chances against Everton and Palace. Chelsea have proved nothing yet

        2. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I will consider Mount as 4th mid though

  5. SPorting
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    How's the mood in here today?

    Still mass despair and WC triggering?

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Great. Cant be better.

      😉

      1. Nabs Kebabs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        You are one week ahead of everyone else. Great use of the WC. What made you pick and play Cantwell? Genius.

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          stats and eye test. Only KdB have more chances created. Bargain for 4.5m. Position as well.

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Pleased I didn’t despite the price rises on watchlist players

    3. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Cloudy with a chance of wildcards

    4. Unliklinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Personally I'm wcing from a place of power - had a nice green arrow this week (albeit with one game still to go) 400k to 80k and loading up on City with the wc. Wasn't pre-planned just feels right.

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        How does the team look? Nice to WC after a good week. Hit the iron while its hot. Easier to think with a clear head.

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          ...btw fix your link

          1. Unliklinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Heaton
            Walker AWB Mina Dunk
            Raz Mane Kdb Mount
            Kane Pukki

            Button Lund Dend Gwood

            Thanks for the reminder

  6. zhiren
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Typo in my previous post. So here it goes again! Thinking of taking out VVD and Townsend. Which option makes more sense?

    A) Zinc + Pulisic
    B) AWB + Pulisic
    C) Walker + Mount + 0.5

    1. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Not sure VVD needs to go

    2. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      C

    3. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Easy to discard Pool. Makes my team look good. But:
      Having Kane Mane Sterling KDB I really want says my cash. I get lanzini Pedro cabellos Maddi makes it possible for better defenders.

  7. Galza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    One thing I’ve learnt from the start of this season is that I’m definitely going to leave 0.5-1mil in the bank at the start of next.
    Sooo many moves that I want too make, but can’t...

    1. SPorting
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Yeah, I think that's going to be my piece of advice when the questions are asked at the end of the season.

      I saved 0.5m this year to ride out any rises for the players I really want. Just need to figure out who they are with my 2FTs.

      1. Galza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Lots of options, probably too many.
        I like my team, but feel I could get stuck with some of my players without having to make multiple transfers.
        I’ve had a decent start by my standards and really want to hold of using my wildcard...

    2. Nabs Kebabs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Yeah I've learned that lesson aswell.

  8. Jam0sh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Morning guys. Any ideas what to do here?

    Heaton
    TAA, Van Dijk, Zinchenko, Digne
    Salah, Sterling, Perez, Moura
    Wilson, King

    subs: Pope --- Lundstram, Dendoncker, Greenwood --- 2 FT, 0 ITB

    1. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      King and one of your Pool defs > Pukki and Emerson?

      1. Jam0sh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Have to give some thought for this, cheers. Could save third FT xD

        1. Galza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Yeah.
          I know it’s early days, but double pool defence is becoming very unpopular, that’s not to say it won’t come good though...

    2. Zlatanzo
        1 month, 28 days ago

        My team is very similar, I'm doing Wilson, Perez, Robbo --> Pukki, KDB, AWB

        1. Jam0sh
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          That would be interesting possibility cheers

    3. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Any thoughts on this:

      Ryan (Button)
      Robbo, VVD, Digne, Soyuncu (Lundstram)
      Salah, Sterling, KDB, Perez (Robinson)
      King, Jota (Greenwood)

      Only 1 FT

      Issues as I see it (roughly in order): Robinson, King, Perez, Double Liverpool defence, I have no spurs I have no United.

      Thoughts? Maybe it’s not quite as bad as I think?

    4. TuplaPukki
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Wilson&Perez to Pukki&Maddison

      1. Pukki Party
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Yes

      2. Zlatanzo
          1 month, 28 days ago

          No, too sideways

          1. TuplaPukki
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Perez was pretty poor last night and maddy look really good, he is gonna be great value this season!

      3. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Best mid for 6m or under to replace barkley? Tempted by Trossard's fixtures. Or McGinn a better option? Cheers

        1. Trossard or not Trossard
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Trossard but both are good options. Go for Trossard unless you really need some cash for future planned transfers.

        2. Pukki Party
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          A) Rico, Perez to Lunstram, Tielemans

          B) KWP, Perez to Lunstram, Maddison

        3. The real slim shady
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Choosing between:
          A) Mount, B) McGinn, C) Lanzini.
          Pros and cons for them please.

          1. Respect My Authoritah
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            I like Lanzini

        4. Freddiebell
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Has anyone noticed you can't see the team value of your opponents this year

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            yep. you cant even see their transfers the week after they did them(I think)

          2. Kiwivillan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            You can. Someone in FB group quoted mine and I made 2 trades today

          3. Kopkloppers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Yep

        5. fpork
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Advice on what to do with this team? Got 2 FTs. Considering moving Tielemans, Robertson, Diop or Auba.
          Heaton - Button
          Montoya - Wan-Bissaka - Robertson - Diop - Walker-Peters
          Salah - Sterling - Trossard - Tielemans - Dendoncker
          Aubameyang - Wilson - Greenwood

          1. Pukki Party
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Keep Tielemans, good fixtures he's no Perez

            1. fpork
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Any changes you would do? Kane to Auba? Diop to Lundstram?

              1. Pukki Party
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Second one why not

        6. milanista10
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          No one getting Emerson on WC? nice shift of fixtures & is quite attacking..

          1. Respect My Authoritah
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Some are. A bit pricey for a mediocre defence imo. Coleman/Mina and City defence better options

          2. seewhyaxe
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Chelsea can't keep a cleansheet though

        7. Dream Killers 2.0
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Anyone else tempted to get Son in now?

          1. Respect My Authoritah
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Quite a few. I've gone for KDB.

            1. Dream Killers 2.0
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              I've had KDB from the start.

          2. Galza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            In my opinion, Son will be brought on after 60 mins when the game will already be won or Spurs need a goal.
            Pretty sure Poch won’t start him, but that’s just my thinking and may well be wrong.

            1. Dream Killers 2.0
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Surely Son is one of the first name in the Spurs lineup when he's fit?
              He was key to their success last season.

              1. Galza
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                You’re right.
                I just think having Newcastle at home and the likes of Lamela and Moura playing well, that he will be eased in.
                Like I said though, imo...

          3. RFCSPACE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Yeah think I have to find a way to get him in. Primarily because it's Newcastle next and they're awful. Don't want to miss the next Pukki style haul.

          4. seewhyaxe
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Not for me if you already have KDB.

            I have KDB from the start too, and was thinking of KDB -> Son for free.

            But with the form KDB currently has, let's assess Son first.

          5. Phil's Stamps
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            The fixture is tempting, but no idea how he will be integrated into the team, might be a bench cameo to build match fitness. Plus Spurs are unbeaten, why should Poch change it?

            Having said that I do think he will play and want to get him, but I opted for KDB with my FT. Will wait a few games to see how Son does.

        8. mojoindojo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          On -4 currently. Take another hit for Barkley to max 6.4/mount?
          Ryan Button
          Digne VVD Zinc Pieters Lundstram
          Salah Sterling Barkley Ceballos Dendo
          Kane King Pukki

          .4 ITB

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Barkley to Mount seems rash especially with Super Cup match in between the 2 fixtures. You just can’t say Mount us nsiled at all. CHO is also on the horizon.

        9. seewhyaxe
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Wood (wol) or King (MCI) is the higher priority to be removed this week?

        10. MgM
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Recommended strikers within the 7~7.5m mark?

          1. Respect My Authoritah
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Pukki, Jota, Jiménez, Haller. Take your pick.

            1. Respect My Authoritah
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Barnes/Wood too I guess

          2. seewhyaxe
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            let's see after the game today

          3. MgM
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            my bad. I already have Jota & Pukki, forgotten to mention that.

          4. MgM
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            guess the wealth of options are in MFs.

        11. unitednations
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Morning dzzz,

          Confused as to which bandwagon to follow and which of these players could be important/rise in price quickly to own next few weeks

          A: Pukki..good chance for it continue. Can get derailed against Chelsea but worried it will go into overdrive if he gets another return
          B: Rashford....martial can cover
          C: Kane..no bandwagon as yet but coukd change after this gw. Best cpt shout imo
          D: Lundstrum...transfers in should slow down from next gw unless he gets another return
          E: Kdb...tempting option but not captainable. Son better at same price point?

          If I had rank, it would be ACEBD

          1. Respect My Authoritah
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Lundstram's fixtures are appalling. Good bench option, but no rush to buy him.

            KDB looks the best option to me. Also think Pukki and Norwich as a whole look great. Don't see Chelsea stopping them scoring.

          2. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            There is no such thing as "cover" - players score points in fantasy for themselfs not teams.
            There is a chance that Martial will be involved in goals scored by Rashford and vice versa but it dosent have to happen.
            Cover is a myth.

          3. Skull And Gnomes 9
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            A/ Yes, are you worrield about Chelsk?...Nah!
            B/ Rashford only.
            C/ Son could cover imb.
            D/ Wilder is being cautious in his approach to all Prem games, on all evidence, scuppering the argument that he will line up more attacking at home. Goldust.
            E/ Of course Kev is Captain material, it's just a matter of timing.

        12. the divine ponytail
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Already ditched Barkley for Ceballos.

          1FT left, should I...

          A) Perez to Cantwell (leaves 2million in the bank)
          B) Perez to Trossard (leaves 0.5m)
          C) Stick on Perez

        13. Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Best Barkley replacement out of these?

          a. McGinn
          b. Trossard
          c. Mount
          d. Ceballos

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 28 days ago

            I like B & D

            1. Kiwivillan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Forget what you do in the bedroom. What about the football?

          2. the divine ponytail
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            I already did D (above!)

            I didn’t want Mount based on the fact I feel there could be a bit of rotation in the Chelsea mid.

          3. Phil's Stamps
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            A

          4. Kiwivillan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            A or C

          5. Kopkloppers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Lanzini?

        14. KUNingas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Save another FT? I already did Perez -> KDB. 1 FT and 0.5 ITB

          Heaton
          Robbo, VVD, Digne, Montoya
          Salah, Sterling, KDB, Martial
          King, Ings

          Button, Lundstram, Dendo, Greenwood

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 28 days ago

            You had 3.5 mill in the bank?

            1. KUNingas
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Yeah I had. Pretty happy afterwards with it

          2. Dele
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            King > Pukki

            1. KUNingas
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              I did thought about this. But not so sure yet

        15. FOO FIGHTER
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Reason why and why not to get Pukki as I am very tempted to bring him in for Vardy.

            1. Respect My Authoritah
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              For: form, central to a good attacking unit.

              Cons: Chelsea may suddenly become tight, plays City in 3 weeks

            2. Phil's Stamps
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              It's only been 2 gws, I can understand the Perez kneejerks but Vardy is a proven FPL asset. You also selected him knowing that Leicester's fixtures aren't great for the first 7-8 gws but then turn gold.

              Also by all accounts Leicester ran Chelsea ragged in the 2nd half at the Bridge yesterday and should have won.

              At the least he's at full fitness and Im sure you have other fires to fight in your squad.

          • Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Love the cope from Son non owners 'predicting' he won't start. Next week's bandwagon.

            1. KUNingas
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Planned to transfer him in, but took KDB instead

              1. Phil's Stamps
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                This.

          • g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Do I need ManU cover?

            If so who?

          • Vitamin C
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            How many points you expect from Jota tonight?

            1. Respect My Authoritah
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              I can see a goal and a yellow, so 5-6.

              1. pingissimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Let’s go for the Jota hat trick

                Goal
                Yellow
                Off in 67th minute

          • Respect My Authoritah
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Spotted a weird rotation that looks pretty nice from GW6/7 -
            Söyüncü & Cantwell.

            Cover each other's tougher games perfectly for ages, and you could start both in a lot of weeks if your team so requires.

          • WesMantooth
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Wildcards, «Mini wildcards» and 2 ft’s....

            After talking about patience in the space of gw1-2, it seems like everyone on ffs and Twitter are at the burstingpoint and can’t seem to wait to do multiple transfers.

            But is it really necessary? Most people have players with good fixtures and are ready to load them off for bandwagond who do not (Pukki, Barnes, lundstram etca).

            Sitting on 2 ft’s is such a «winning» position in fpl. Why not float on that cushion towards the int break? Seems to me one gets a leg up on «everybody else», without sacrificing much else than 0.1-0.2