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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  1. Gizmo13
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    A) Fraser + Perez --> KDB + Cantwell
    B) Fraser + Vardy --> KDB + Pukki/Barnes
    C) Fraser + Perez + Vardy --> KDB + Cantwell + Pukki/Barnes for a -4

    Only considering C due to Vardy and Perez's potential price drop - Thoughts?

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      B pukki

    2. NestorC
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      B

  2. Ian Davis
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Guilbert to Lundstram?

    Very boring transfer but seems to make sense..

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      lundstram not nailed imo

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

        He seems pretty nailed on to me. He's played great. Just because some random SHU fan doesn't think he'll be an every day starter doesn't mean he won't be.

        The move is good.

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 2 days ago

          sheff utd fans know better than you. he wasnt well liked last season either

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

          It's not just some random SUFC fan. It's practically every single one.

          However, I think he's proven he deserves his starting spot in the team now and most of us have changed our minds

    2. NestorC
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      If you need that 0.5 otherwise get someone better

    3. DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I’d go Dunk or Montoya, you might be dissapointed with Lundstram

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

    WC options:

    A Kane + Dendoncker
    B Son + 6.2 forward (who?)

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      A but Cantwell? If you already have not that big a deal. Any forward 6m and below probably won’t get as many points as Dendoncker

    2. NestorC
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      A

    3. liverpool01
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      B + Ings

  4. NestorC
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Best Fraser replacement for the up to 7.5m?

    1. DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Trossard could be a shrewd move, he was awsome yesterday plus 1.5M savings

      1. NestorC
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Cheers, could look into it

        1. DAZZ
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Im contemplating Perez > Trossard

          1. NestorC
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Can't deal with Perez now unless I wc, which is an option but never did it so early

            1. DAZZ
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Same i dont really want to WC but my team is healthy with kdb pukki and sterling

    2. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Martial

      1. NestorC
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        He is 7.6m and have him already

      2. French Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        hes 7.6 though ...

    3. Rigid Digit
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Zaha (if he pulls his finger out and Palace get back some of their legendary/mythical discipline)

  5. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    2ft...
    A) Perez and Adams to 5.5 mid and Pukki
    B) Perez and King to 6.0 mid and Pukki

    1. NestorC
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Save Perez deal with adams and king

      1. Freddiebell
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        No perez has to go, he was terrible today.

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

    Pope (Heaton)
    Robbo Vvd Digne Zin (Rico)
    Salah Sterling Perez Martial (Den)
    King Wilson (G'wood)
    2ft 0itb

    Best moves. Just fancy listening for suggestions right now. Probably want to lose a pool defender/bou attacker and in an ideal world get kdb. Not too much to ask!

    1. Horlicks esq.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Robbo & Perez

      Lundstram and KDB

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

        I could see that. Is it worth moving a Bournemouth attacker out for a hit?

  7. JorisLa
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Robbo Fraser Deulofeu --> Dunk KdB Pukki? For -4.

    Doing it tonight saves some 0.1s

    Yay OR May? I Will miss out on ManU...

    1. JorisLa
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Hold my knees?

  8. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    how this looking ?

    Pope
    VVD Soyuncu Digne
    Salah Sterling Martial Perez Donk
    Kane(C) King

    Button Zinc Lund Greenwood

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

      Solid

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I think you could score more points by spreading Salah's price across Salah - Perez - Dendoncker. It's too much of a compromise.

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

    Tempted by pèrez to ceballos for free. Good idea?

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

      Look at the fixtures and then change your mind.

      1. Rinseboy
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        for 5.5 he looks decent value though. Are the fixtures that bad?

      2. Eastman
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Not too sure about that

  10. thomas19390
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Ryan,Button
    Digne,Robbo,Zinchenko,Aarons,Lundstram
    Salah,Sterling,Perez,Martial,Dendoncker
    King,Wilson,Jota
    0,5 ITB
    I am so tempted to do Robbo,Perez,Wilson>Ings,KDB,Van Dijk(-4)
    Guys your thoughts?

  11. tissae
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    If I WC, can i catch all the rises and increase my value or it doesnt count that way ?

    1. Pat Butcher
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Yes

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Yes you can

    3. Horlicks esq.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Yup

    4. tissae
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      If I already took a -4 hit this week, If I activate my WC, will the hit still count?

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

        No

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

        no

  12. Millie7
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Heaton
    Van dijk - Trent - Montoya - Digne
    Salah - Sterling - Perez - Dendonker
    Auba - King

    Pope - Kelly - Robinson - Greenwood

    Have 2FT:
    1. Auba + Van Dijk > Kane + Laporte??

  13. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Siggy owners

    Keeping or selling ?

    Thanks

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      keeping

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Same.here I think

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Sold for Martial.

  14. Pat Butcher
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Perez and TAA

    To

    Dunk and KDB?

    Thoughts?

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

      Soyuncu over Dunk and yes.

    2. Evans
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Aye

  15. Boo Ya Ka Sha
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Has Fraser been close to scoring at all?

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      0.6xg, pretty normal for 7.5 mid over small sample

  16. GS456
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    McGinn or Ceballos?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Ceballos.

    2. Evans
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Ceballos

  17. Drip Doctor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    What classes as a big chance? Ndombele is on Zero big chances created, but vs Villa, he laid on a huge chance for Kane.

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

      A situation where a player should reasonably be expected to score, usually in a one on one scenario or from very close range when the ball has a clear path to goal and there is low to moderate pressure on the shooter. Penalties are always considered big chances.

      1. Drip Doctor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Seemed like a big chance to me. Free header which you'd expect Kane to score.

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

          Not in August.

  18. Horlicks esq.
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    I’ve done the WC. Let’s hope it’s not as toilet as it sounds

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      🙂

  19. Manani
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    need to free up .5m from the following team to fund KDB, Pukki for Fraser, Wilson

    Stones TAA VVD Digne
    Salah Sterling Perez
    Jota

    thinking Perez > Mount. thoughts? or should I go Ceballos?

    1. Pat Butcher
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Ceballos has come to us to play...he looked class reckon he gets a lot of game time

    2. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Trossard?

      Ceballos fixtures are awful

      1. Manani
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        what's wrong with Mount?
        not a fan with Trossard as I am planning on long-ish term.

      2. Evans
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Trossard 0.5 more than ceballos also

  20. Brakos2k
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Best 4.5m def? Got Montoya. Cheers

    1. Pat Butcher
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Soyucnu

    2. Evans
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Dunk ?

  21. FOO FIGHTER
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Would anyone replace TAA with Dinge? I have VVD. Trying to get KDB into my team.

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Isn't digne a doubt ?

      2. Bird Raymond
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Yes, once Digne is confirmed as fit.

    • zamorac69
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Ryan

      TAA VVD Zinchenko Mina
      Salah Sterling Siggy Barkley
      Wilson Jimenez

      Button Landstram Dendoncker Greenwood

      2 ft, none money itb. Please any andvice what to do?

    • lilmessipran
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      What should be the priority order be ( high to low) of getting rid of these players, ( have 2 FTS)

      A king
      B C Wilson
      C Fraser
      D perez

    • HaffNanner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      A. Trossard and Kane
      B. KDB and Wilson

    • ludaslol
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      No clue what to do here. Would like some input!

      Pope
      TAA VVD MLN Lundstram soyuncu
      Salah Perez Siggy 4.5 4.5
      Auba Kane King

      Really feel I need atleast one of Sterling/KDB in.

      2FT

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

        Need to work out which big hitter/s need to go if Siggy gets an upgrade.

      2. Rigid Digit
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Drop one of Auba or Kane to free funds for Siggy to KDB
        (or stick with Siggy who will deliver, and keep the big two up front)
        2 x 4.5s? Dendonker / Cantwell / Luiz

    • pelle9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      On wildcard...

      A) Keep Salah

      B) Sell for Mane

      Thanks guys.

      1. Pat Butcher
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        B

    • Slitherene
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

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

      2 FT, 0 ITB

      A) Robertson + Zaha -> Soyuncu + Son

      OR

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

      Should I take a hit?

    • Rinseboy
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      probably been said before but Ceballos looks like Carzola type player. surely a steal at 5.5?

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        I think he's a great enabler.

      2. GS456
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        I thought this too, only watched him for 5 minutes.

        Think he’s my Perez replacement and upgrade Fraser to KDB

      3. Four Hit Wonder
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Cazorla, exactly.

      4. Manani
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        watching highlight his assist looks a bit lucky though. Didn't watch the game so not sure how likely he will be the assister/scorer

      5. Lazaretti
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Seems to be good but too expensive for 5th midfielder and not sure if I have a place for him in my midfield, yet. Salah, KdB, Sigurdsson, Martial, Dendoncker. Maybe week after if Siggy blanks against Villa.

    • LIARS POKER
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Need to get rid of Guilbert tonight before he drops - best replacement? Already have Montoya and Lundstrom.

      Soyuncu the best 4.5 option?

      1. BremerHB
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Interested in this too...

      2. Pat Butcher
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Yes definitely

    • DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      If you have 2FT, but only play 1, the other rolls over to the next week again, can you keep rolling the extra FT over? Or do you eventually lose it?

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

        yes

      2. adams_6
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Keep on rolling buddy.