Scout Notes

De Bruyne firmly on FPL radar after double-digit haul

Raheem Sterling (£12.1m) made it four goals in two Premier League matches as Manchester City were held by Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday afternoon.

It was the performance of Kevin De Bruyne (£9.6m) that really caught the eye, though, and we lead on the Belgian’s impressive display against the Lilywhites in our Scout Notes article below.

We also round up the other Fantasy talking points at the Etihad and provide some Members’ analysis at the bottom of this piece.

Manchester City 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur

  • Goals: Raheem Sterling (£12.1m), Sergio Aguero (£12.0m) | Erik Lamela (£6.0m), Lucas Moura (£7.5m)
  • Assists: Kevin De Bruyne (£9.6m) x2 | Lamela, Tanguy Ndombele (£6.1m)
  • Bonus Points: De Bruyne – 3, Lamela – 2, Ndombele – 1

After just two matches of the new season, De Bruyne already has as many Fantasy Premier League assists to his name as he did in an injury-ravaged 2018/19.

It is perhaps premature to say the Belgian is back to his scintillating best given that we are not yet out of August but few would argue that De Bruyne was the most influential player on show at the Etihad on Saturday, having looked in ominously good form in pre-season and in Gameweek 1.

The player himself said of his Gameweek 2 display:

I feel good and I’m becoming better. It’s still the beginning of the season so sometimes it’s heavy but I feel fine so everything will be OK this season.

Many Fantasy managers will still have reservations based on last season, given De Bruyne’s injury record: the former Chelsea and Wolfsburg midfielder had five separate spells on the sidelines with fitness issues of varying severity.

De Bruyne’s comments above even hint that he is still some way from feeling in top condition physically.

FPL bosses with longer memories will recall that the Belgium international made 36 and 37 Premier League appearances in 2016/17 and 2017/18, however, with all bar four of those coming from the start.

A fit and firing De Bruyne is a Fantasy force to be reckoned with, as Gameweek 2 underscored.

The Belgian playmaker was the supplier of Sterling and Sergio Aguero‘s (£12.0m) goals with two superb crosses from the right and would have claimed a hat-trick of assists had Ilkay Gundogan (£5.5m) not planted a side-footed effort narrowly wide on the stroke of half-time.

De Bruyne created three times as many opportunities as anyone else on show in Manchester and indeed registered more key passes than any other FPL asset in Gameweek 2 so far.

Assists are more likely than goals (that has been the case in each of his five previous seasons as a Premier League player) but De Bruyne is fond of a shot and more than capable of finding the back of the net himself.

Against Spurs, the Belgian whistled an effort narrowly wide of Hugo Lloris‘ (£5.5m) goal just after half-time, having earlier sliced an effort uncharacteristically high and wide when well positioned in the Spurs box.

One of the possible downsides to De Bruyne as a Fantasy asset (certainly compared to the likes of Sterling) is his more deep-lying position in central midfield.

It was notable on Saturday, however, just how advanced he was, often underlapping Bernardo Silva (£7.9m) on the right flank.

The superb Portugal international certainly wasn’t peripheral on Saturday – only Sterling had more shots and penalty box touches at Eastlands – but his limitations as a Fantasy asset were perhaps illustrated by the fact that he ‘assisted the assister’ for both of City’s goals.

Bernardo lobbed an effort against Lloris’s bar in the second half, unsurprisingly from a De Bruyne corner.

The Belgian’s continued availability and creativity could also be crucial to Sterling and Aguero this season.

The Argentinean striker was otherwise fairly quiet on his first start of 2019/20 and was indebted to De Bruyne’s teasing low ball from the right to double his goals tally for the new season.

Aguero was hooked for Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m) midway through the second half, prompting a heated exchange between player and manager.

Pep Guardiola downplayed talk of any row after the game, saying:

He believes that I was upset with him for the goal we conceded but that was a corner, it was a one vs one movement.

He thought I was upset with him, I am animated but I was a player, I know what it’s like. We talked after and during, I love him a lot as a player.

Sterling gave Kyle Walker-Peters (£5.0m) a torrid afternoon down the left flank, especially in the first half, and scored a rare headed goal when nipping in front of his marker after 19 minutes.

In truth, we didn’t learn much new about the England winger as he carried on where he left off in 2018/19, registering more penalty box touches than any other Premier League player in Gameweek 2.

Another season of 30+ attacking returns likely beckons if he stays fit, particularly if De Bruyne can avoid injury.

City were utterly dominant in this game, having a late winner chalked off after VAR intervention and allowing Spurs just three shots on goal – two of which found the back of the net – and five penalty box touches.

The fact that they didn’t register a clean sheet would have been a great source of frustration to Fantasy managers and indeed Guardiola, who said after full-time:

We played incredible. One of the best games we’ve played in our time together. We played good, but unfortunately we could not win.

The way we arrive, create chances and put Tottenham deeper when they wanted to press. Unfortunately, when they cross the line they score and then a set-piece. Nothing else.

We play Tottenham, one of the best teams in Europe. Today was fantastic in everything we have done, our pressing, closing spaces, controlling counter-attacks and creating chances.

Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.5m) was part of the City backline that was breached but John Stones (£5.5m) missed out with a thigh problem.

A club statement said:

John Stones has suffered a rectus femoris strain and will miss today’s game at home to Tottenham Hotspur. The defender will be assessed and a prognosis is likely next week.

Owners of Spurs’ assets can probably just put this Gameweek 2 performance to one side and look forward to easier tests ahead, as Saturday’s display was almost non-existent from an attacking perspective.

Harry Kane (£11.0m) and Christian Eriksen (£8.9m) had little chance to impress, with Kane starved of service up top and Eriksen asked to play on the left of midfield in a 4-4-1-1.

The Dane spent much of his afternoon chasing shadows and perhaps showed his defensive naivety in that position given the time De Bruyne had to cross the ball from City’s right flank.

Erik Lamela (£6.0m) was the one bright spark as he curled in a strange equaliser from distance in the first half (Ederson‘s (£6.1m) positioning definitely up for debate) before assisting substitute Lucas Moura (£7.5m) for the visitors’ second leveller from a corner.

Even Lamela, providing support for Kane, was mostly tasked with pressing Rodri (£5.5m) in the centre of the hosts’ midfield and Mauricio Pochettino clearly set his stall out to sit deep.

The Spurs boss admitted his side were second-best, saying:

I think they were better. I think they dominated the game. It was clear the game. Of course, with the different circumstances of both teams, I am happy with the result. It was a very positive result for us here, one point. I’m happy because of the point but like I said after the game against Aston Villa we need to improve a lot.

An away match at City is unlike any other, of course, and we can expect Spurs to show a similar level of attacking ambition against Newcastle next Sunday as they exhibited in Gameweek 1 when racking up 31 shots against Aston Villa.

Who joins Kane in the attacking positions is another question and Pochettino’s wealth of options is one of the downsides of owning a Spurs midfielder at present.

Lucas and Lamela presented convincing cases at the Etihad but Son Heung-min (£9.5m) now returns from suspension and Giovani Lo Celso (£7.5m) registered his first Premier League minutes as a substitute at the weekend.

Eriksen could yet stay in north London, too, while Dele Alli (£8.4m) is another name to throw into the mix when he returns from a hamstring injury.

Further back, Tanguy Ndombele (£6.1m) registered his second attacking return of the season with the assist for Lamela’s goal, although that was his only key pass and he registered just two final-third touches as Spurs struggled for meaningful possession.

Jan Vertonghen (£5.4m) again failed to start but there was another run-out at right-back for Walker-Peters.

Serge Aurier (£5.0m) wasn’t among the substitutes on Saturday and, with Juan Foyth (£5.0m) sidelined with an ankle injury, Walker-Peters’ owners will be hoping that the shirt is his to lose heading into Gameweek 3.

Reflecting on Walker-Peters’ display, Pochettino said:

I think he still needs to improve. He’s still so young. It’s not easy. When you’re a back-up player, your excitement and motivation is massive when you have the possibility to play. It’s an amazing opportunity no? You are focused 200 per cent to show you can play, but when you start to feel the responsibility that you are first choice we’ll see how he’s going to behave.

Today I think was a massive test to play against one of the best offensive players like Sterling. I think one thing good, but other needs to improve on. He’s still so young but the experience will be massive for him.

Members’ Analysis

Manchester City XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Zinchenko; Gundogan, Rodri (D. Silva 78), De Bruyne; Bernardo Silva (Mahrez 80′), Aguero (Gabriel Jesus 65′), Sterling.

Tottenham Hotspur XI (4-4-1-1): Lloris; Walker-Peters, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Rose; Sissoko, Winks (Lucas Moura 56′), Ndombele, Eriksen (Skipp 90); Lamela (Lo Celso 85); Kane.

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Lessons learned from Gameweek 2

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  1. HollywoodXI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    WC activated. Thoughts?

    Adrian
    Montoya Lundstram Kelly
    Sterling KDB Mane Mount
    Kane Rashford Pukki

    Button Ceballos Hanley Rico

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      That defence won't last you long and then you won't have a WC to fix it. Downgrade a forward to improve defence.

      1. HollywoodXI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Lundstram/Kelly/Hanley likely to be dropped?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Quite possibly

        2. PlumaPiedra
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Hanley and Kelly definetely.

    2. Konstaapeli
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Dude, sort out your defence.

      1. HollywoodXI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Lol thanks for the feedback. Perhaps cheap defenders can score well this season? Having Sterling, Mane, KDB, Rashford, Mount, Ceballos, Pukki and Kane feels good. I appreciate this isn’t conventional and won’t sit well with group think (I understand why) but I think having a cheap defence and loading up on the front eight may well be this seasons “big at the back”. The fixtures rotate kindly for cheap defenders too.

        1. PlumaPiedra
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          But you can't even play all 8 so what's the point? Downgrade your 5th mid and get some playing defenders at least.

    3. Danstoke82
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Adrian won’t be a long term thing and that defence is very risky.

      1. HollywoodXI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        I’ll switch Adrian to Pope at the right point (Adrian will likely lose his place at pretty much the same time that Burnley’s fixtures improve).

        1. PlumaPiedra
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Pope will probably be 4.6m by then too...

          1. HollywoodXI
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 3 months ago

            I’ve got 0.2m in the bank

    4. Demel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      That has the look of a team that needs a wildcard.

    5. Valar(Keith)
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Ya you needed to activate the WC for sure with that team. What's your new WC team looking like?

    6. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      You can’t have that defence - that’s a -16 waiting to happen

      1. HollywoodXI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        See above. I’m backing rotating cheap defenders based on fixtures to allow spend on the front eight as a viable tactic this year. I may well downgrade Ceballos to a 4.5 mid to put 1m back in defence before the deadline but that’s about it.

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          I’ve not looked into it in detail but my understanding is:

          Rico - no longer first 11?
          Hanley - will lose Goan place next week?
          Kelly - will lose his place next week?
          Lundstram - has started amazing so I’d have thought he would be nailed on but Sheff Utd fans seem desperate for him to be dropped

          My main concern is that you literally won’t have a defence

          1. HollywoodXI
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 3 months ago

            Great feedback, thank you. I may well change Ceballos to a 4.5m mid and upgrade 2 x 4m defenders to 2 x 4.5 defenders before the deadline. There are some really nice rotations available.

        2. Valar(Keith)
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          That's fine.. If you actually have playing defenders to rotate. In a few weeks you'll have just 2 playing defenders and those 2 would be on most ppls benches every week 🙂

    7. Greek Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      That defence is a hot mess

      1. HollywoodXI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Ah but it’s my hot mess 🙂

        1. Greek Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Haha I like the perspective

          Okay so real advice;

          Kelly and Rico are waiting to be dropped.

          I don’t fancy norwich defence most gameweeks

          Montoya and Lundstram should be your fodder defenders, not your Locked in starters

    8. Valar(Keith)
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Bit of advice.. So not fall the I WCed so I need to change everybody in my team to make it worth it trap. I'm assuming you started off with premium defenders and the more changes you make to accommodate VVD, laporte, Digne etc the more your team looks like your old team hence forcing you to make drastic changes yet again and end up with what you have currently. Just go with a long term sensible team even if it means just 4 or 5 changes.

      1. Valar(Keith)
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        *do not fall

      2. Valar(Keith)
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        I'm just telling you this out of experience. I never play my WC early for this reason but even when I do play it around gw 10 or so I end up falling for this trap and getting rid of everyone I own just so I can justify the changes lol. You picked 15 players 2 weeks ago for a reason. Almost nothing has changed since then apart from a few adjustments etc.

      3. HollywoodXI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Thank you that’s good advice. I’m pretty set on my tactic (see above) but I’ll beat this in mind. My old team was big at the back and had multiple issues: double Liverpool defence, Lloris in goal (I should’ve gone with a 4.5m keeper), Barkley, Perez, King, Rico instead of Lundstram and so on. I’ve always been quick to recognise my mistakes playing FPL and I think I got a number of judgement calls wrong pre season, hence the WC.

        1. Valar(Keith)
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Get a cheap defense of Pope, Soyuncu, Montoya, Lundstram, Zouma, Mings if you want to go cheap. Don't kill your entire defense though. Remember that regards points: 0(non playing defender) + 7(premium) every week is less than 4(mid priced defender) + 5(mid priced attacker) every week.

    9. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Zidanes and Pavons.

      1. HollywoodXI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        🙂

    10. zizoo10
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I say this with zero exaggeration, but that has to be the worst draft I’ve ever seen in my 10 years of playing this game

    11. SEYPULISIC
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      4 x 4.0 defenders is asking for distaster. 2 x 4.0 + 2 x nailed 4.5 for change.

    12. Treadstone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Would downgrade Mount to Cantwell and upgrade Rico Hanley and Kelly to 4.5s who will start.

  2. KEEEEEZ
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Hi all!

    Current team:

    Pope (Button)
    Robbo VVD Digne Montoya (Rico)
    Salah Sterling Perez Dendoncker (H.Wilson)
    Auba King (Greenwood)

    1FT 0ITB

    Follow through with the 1-week punt and go back to Kane do we reckon?
    Not too sure myself, quite keen on son for the longer term.

    Any help appreciated, cheers

  3. Johnny Drama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Waking up to a 6800 OR ranking.
    Good start to the weekend B)

    1. Johnny Drama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Have a great week ya’ll!!

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      How many points out of curiosity

      1. Johnny Drama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        157.
        93p from last gw, 64p so far from this one.

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Nice. I don't feel completely out of touch on 120pts

    3. The Man Pastore
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      well done

    4. Greek Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Well done

    5. Johnny Drama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Thx lads!

    6. MgM
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      nicely done! any United/Wolves players left?

  4. WesMantooth
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months 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

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A lot of players with "good" fixtures have looked poor or the fixtures aren't that good.

      1. WesMantooth
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Some players might have looked poor because their fixtures have'nt been that good? Leicester assets? Those who started with Vardy or Perez were probably expecting more outta 13-4 than 1-2?

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I did Vardy>Pukki last week. Should've started with him but Pool game 1 put me off. Hat trick was unexpected but can easily score in next 2

      1. WesMantooth
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Yeah, sure. And Vardy had tricky opening fixtures to. Leicester schedule actually doesnt fully come around til gw9. I'm not saying this individual should do this, or not do this. Im just pointing at the general tendencies within the communities of active FPL-players. There's a lot of talk about this and that, but few play how they talk.

  5. Danstoke82
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Repost;

    These moves a bit crazy? -8 a bit too much to accommodate KDB?

    KWP + Fraser + Perez > Lundstram + McGinn + KDB -8

    Current team:
    Pope
    VVD Digne KWP Dunk
    Salah Sterling Perez Fraser
    Kane Pukki

    Subs; Button Deondocker Greenwood Rico

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Not crazy but don’t think it’s worth a -8. Consider waiting a week if you can

      1. Danstoke82
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Cheers mate. It’s just those prices changes. It leaves me 0.1ITB but I’d imagine that Lundstram is going up in price as will KDB

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          KDB went up last night and Fraser dropped I think? Not sure if you are aware.

          It is always very tough this time of the season as you feel very pressured by the price rises. If KDB is someone you want long term (I’ve got him and think his fixtures and form make him a perfect pick) then I’d probably do the -8. (And I hate points hits normally).

    2. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      If you havent taken any other hits already Id do it.

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A bit yes - thats a good side you have there. 4 premiums too much

    4. The Man Pastore
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Price changes already happen, I wouldn't do it especially for -8. Your team looks good, better save and reassess next week

    5. WesMantooth
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      YES... it's crazy. With that team i'd either bank the FT or make an upgrade where your able to picket cash for KDB further down the line.

    6. Greek Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      -8 no way

  6. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Help please:

    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?

    A) Save the FT
    B) Robinson -> Cantwell
    C) Robertson, Robinson, King -> 4.5/AWB, Martail/ Trossard, Pukkis (-8)
    D) Other

    1. Mr. Grv
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Is there any way you get son,kane,martial ,rashford in ?

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Not unless you want to lend me £20m

  7. The Fantasy Doctor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Salah and Fraser to Mane and KdB for -4?

    Or

    TAA (have VVD), Fraser and Perez to Son/KDB, Martial and 5 defender?

  8. PBUnited
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    2 FTs, Top of the league, and somehow top 5k!! is Debruyne and Martial to punty for Salah and Perez??

    Pope
    VVD,Digne,Zin, Lund
    Perez,Sterling,Salah,Trossard
    Wilson, Kane

    Subs: Button, Montoya, Dendonker, Greenwood

  9. jnglizt
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Anyone considering Ndombele for Suprs upcoming fixtures? Kane not really an option for me & will struggle to squeeze Son in atm so thought he might be a decent alternative...

    1. Demel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Not for me. He really doesn't score many. Eriksen is the one people are forgetting but not until we know he is staying.

      1. Touré De Force
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        He's 6.1

    2. WesMantooth
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      My guess is hes a big ol' trap

  10. circusmonkey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Should I get an Everton defender or another ManU one? Which one (got AWB?).

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Get Digne if he is fit

    2. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Everton.
      But let's assess again after tonight's match

  11. Demel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    I want to switch Perez to Maddison. I am happy with my team. I have a few options to find the 0.5m.

    A) Robertson > VVD
    B) TAA > VVD
    C) Jimenez > Pukki (potentially less keen as Jimenez is at home to Burnley next)

    1. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Wouldn't buy a Pool defender now. They're in the don't buy, don't sell category for me. But if I was selling, it would be for a defender from another team.

      1. Demel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        I already have Laporte, Digne and Zinchenko. I suppose I could move to a United defender but not a lot out there. I still fancy them to do well though.

        1. COK3Y5MURF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Or Coleman if you don't mind the double up. Just that if you spend a transfer on VVD now and they continue to look shaky like they have, you're going to feel stuck with him or spend yet another transfer to get him out. C looks good to me.

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

      A

    3. CL4PTRAP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      B due to Robertson being more nailed on to start.

  12. Greek Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Personally I’m probably going to wait on the Pukki party now until after they played Man City, and just accept if he scores I’ll have to buy in for 7

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Agreed - this is where I am at

      He probably is the real deal but have missed the bot on prices now and next fixtures don’t appeal

    2. Mr. Grv
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Same

    3. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Same here. Chasing last week points is always a risk. Remember Mitrovic last year, you could never get it right

    4. Demel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Same for me. His XG isn't great. I want to see more. He will come in for me at 7m if he keeps firing. If he doesn't his price will fall anyway.

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Exactly

      2. WesMantooth
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        His xG is great. It just doesnt fit his goal tally. I agree with waiting though.

  13. iL PiStOlErO
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Those Bilva pick and Bournemouth guys are killing me.

  14. Mr. Grv
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    I am feeling like i might go without any liverpool this week and get sterling in the team and next gw i can bring mane in the team with a -4.
    This should work right 🙂 ?

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Only if Liverpool blank

      1. Mr. Grv
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        nope if sterling can get 1 goal and either of mane/salah doesnt get more than 1 goal . I should be fine since i would have both kdb and sterling.

        1. SEYPULISIC
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          "mane/salah doesnt get more than 1 goal". Doesnt this mean Liverpool blanking?

    2. Zinedine Kilbane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      In same boat- it will be more exciting watching liverpool now with no Salah rather than with him

  15. Galza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Martial captain tonight...! 😉
    Really didn’t fancy Salah or Sterling and so far looks as if I got it right.
    Really need him to get some returns though as I’m currently sat on 33 pts.

    C’mon Tony...!!

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Nice one. Even if he blanks you will be on average points, so no damage done. You could only profit if he return some attacking points tonight

      1. Galza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Anything will do.
        Would take another shinned effort for sure... 🙂

  16. topdrog3108
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    What to do with siggy?

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I am keeping him, if I choosen him for the opening run I would suck it and stick with him, because it is Siggy and if he had some luck he could already had some returns. Not jumping on any trains

  17. Chilli Heatwave
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Any advice on how to upgrade Perez would be much appreciated. Currently one FT

    Heaton
    KWP-TAA-VVD-Digne
    Salah-sterling-Perez-Mcginn
    Kane-Pukki

    1. tokara
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Tossard

  18. primal33
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Currently sitting 1,844th which I'm absolutely delighted with. Overall pretty happy with my team as well with the exception of Lucas Moura.

    Best to hold for one more week and bank the FT for next week? Or is it time to get rid with Son returning? Newcastle at home is a pretty nice fixture, assuming he actually plays.

    1. WesMantooth
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Hold. If he starts he coul haul.

  19. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    I did Wilson to Barnes
    Shouldn't have been to Pukki?

    1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Bit late

      Pukki could go either way though and Barnes has good fixtures

    2. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      No, actually thats going against the herd and I like it. Better fixtures and you can always get Pukki with some adjustments

  20. Oggle22
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Just took a -4
    VVD/Ake/Wilson to
    Lundstarm/Pieters/Kane

    G2G
    Heaton
    TAA Zinchenko Pieters
    Doncker Salah Sterling Bilva Moura
    Kane(c) King

    Woodman Lundstarm Kelly Greenwood

    Cheers

    1. One Wheels Enough
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      totally banking on kane then...

  21. Lingard’s Shin Guards
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Thoughts on this wc? Don’t think it gets much better -

    Pope (4.0)
    VVD AWB Zinchenko Soyuncu (Lundstrum)
    Sterling Mane KDB McGinn (Cantwell)
    Kane Pukki (Greenwood)

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      pretty pretty good

    2. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Coleman over Zinch

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        This - and then you've got something pretty special.

    3. Valar(Keith)
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Nice. Basically my current team but with mane in place of Perez magically. I'm jealous 🙂

    4. Mr. Grv
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      As perfect as it gets but i would get 2 4.0 defenders and 1 4.0 mid and try to get martial instead of McGinn if possible

      1. One Wheels Enough
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 3 months ago

        are there any 4.0 mids?

    5. benbro
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Alternatives for Zinchenko?

  22. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Glad I pulled the trigger on KDB in and Fraser out transfers last night and avoided losing 0.2 TV.

  23. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    It seems Auba is a differential around here....

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      If I could have him and kane I totally would just need Kane for the next few by GW6 Auba is back in mine when salah’s fixtures turn sour. So jealous of your WC team seriously it’s genius.

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        I was just lucky. KdB looks immense. Might have to get him and sell Auba.

    2. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      It seems Pukki is not anymore, lol

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        he still is overall...

        1. iL PiStOlErO
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Thats true, but then again it is overall

    3. Mr. Grv
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I have Auba but will be transferring to Kane, dont really like him is he is gonna play a winger .

      1. Mr. Grv
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        *if

  24. SKULL AND GNOMES
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    He's made the name Kevin Ultra Cool.

  25. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Auba and Perez to Pukki and KDB good moves with 2 FTs?

    Pope
    TAA VVD Digne Montoya
    Salah Sterling Perez Trossard
    Auba Jota

    Woodman Dendocker Greenwood Rico

    Original plan was to get Kane in for Auba but feel KDB and Pukki are more urgent.

    1. SKULL AND GNOMES
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Long term those moves pay off I reckon, don't see the urgency mind.
      Auba and Perez could do alright this week.

  26. iL PiStOlErO
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Everbody are buying KDB, so it is Kevin de Buyne!

  27. Tsssst
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    A.
    Pieters Coleman Montoya AWB
    Dendoncker Barnes Pukki

    or

    B.
    Zinchenko VVD Lundstram Hanley
    Cantwell Rashford Greenwood

    Alongside Mane, Sterling KDB and Kane...?

  28. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Anybody who is or plans to go without Pool defenders for next couple of matches?

  29. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Which one?

    1) VVD + 4.5 Def
    2) Robbo + Lundstram

    Will need to play both in a 4 4 2. Thanks a lot!

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      1 easily

  30. TaiwanHC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Thoughts on Wilson + Salah + Robinson --> Pukki + De Bruyne + Son (-4)?

    Thanks guys!