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. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Heaton (pope)
    Zin VVD Digne Lund (Rico)
    Kdb Salah Sterling Martial (Den)
    Wilson King (Gwood)

    Is a Bournemouth striker out worth a hit this week? Nothing in bank.

    1. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      No

      1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        The other option is play Dendoncker and Wilson -bench King. Just looks a bit iffy this week.

    2. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Patience dude!

  2. MITHRRANDIRR
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    What are people's thoughts on Perez?

    Not only he has not been among the points, his performances have been poor, looks less involved (passing the ball back to Tielemans all the time, hardly taking on the defenders). At best he looks to be the one assisting the assister. Failed the eye test for me.

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

      Waiting for Robinson's injury update and it will either Sheffield man or Perez who will go prior GW3.

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

      6.5 and has 2 decent fixtures coming up. I'm keeping but understand those that are selling.

    3. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Gonna give him a week or two

    4. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Not sure what everyone expected to be honest. From what I have read/seen, he is pretty inconsistent. Majority of his points came in last 6-8 weeks, same situation as 17-18 iirc.

      Not trying to be captain hindsight, I have him as well but didnt really expected much, he was just a place holder for the next bandwagon.

    5. The Poor One
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      one more week of blank he is gone

    6. Lemongrab
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Giving him the next 2 weeks then likely switching for Ceballos when Arsenal fixtures pick up.

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

      Sell if you can. Maddison is the only Leicester attacking asset worth keeping atm

    8. Bartowski
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Think I'll give it another week. Unclear who the best alternative is yet and he could do as well as any of them against Sheffield

  3. Millie7
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

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

    Pope - Kelly - Robinson - Greenwood

    2FT
    Tempted by Auba > Kane to avoid lots of liverpool vs arsenal, but not sure where to go with the other free transfer?

  4. wasp3000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Lundstram's 14 points sitting first on my bench is tough to take....especially when I did a poll on here earlier last week as to who to start between him and Zinchenko as i have Moura also. Zinchenko won the poll obviously. We take the bad with the good 🙂

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

      Of course it’s everyone on here’s fault is it?

      1. wasp3000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        No not at all. My decision. Still hurts though.

        Quick Q, do you need anger management you clown

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

          Then why come here telling us it was our fault?

          No it’s just very petty to blame others for your poor decisions

          1. wasp3000
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 3 months ago

            I didnt you absolute tool.

            I actually had Zinch in myself before and after the poll. Just needed the reassurance. Merely venting a small bit of frustration at the result. i'm big and ugly enough to make my own decisions, just use this platform to see other peoples thoughts.

            Why did you take the comment so personally, you on the rag? Get a life man

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

              “tough to take....especially when I did a poll on here ”

              Not personal just a show of poor character

              1. wasp3000
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 year, 3 months ago

                Right Ted. Eh thanks for your input, I have bigger things to worry about so will be leaving now.

                I suggest you have a Tommy Tank for yourself and let off some steam. Didn't get the hump the weekend did you, poor thing. Keep fighting the good fight

                1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 year, 3 months ago

                  A wasp telling a cow to relieve himself. Am I on drugs?

                  1. wasp3000
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 year, 3 months ago

                    Haha Happy Monday 🙂

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

      Take my advice: listen to others' opinions and do the opposite.

      1. wasp3000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        hahaha I actually fancied a Lundstram CS over Zinch but just thought i'd hedge my bet with Moura incase City put on a dominating performance. Ah well

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

          What's done is done. I'm giving you life advice; it'll change your whole outlook.

          1. Crisnel Ronessi
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 3 months ago

            You sir, are a great person

            1. wasp3000
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 year, 3 months ago

              He's changed my life anyway. Legend

      2. The Poor One
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 3 months ago

        this

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

      That stung, unlucky!

      1. wasp3000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        annoying but we'll drive on.

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

          Just stay away from my lemonade. 🙂

          1. wasp3000
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 3 months ago

            ha cant resist a glass of fizzy drink.

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

              Go and have better fun and sting a few Cows on their
              Udders!

              1. wasp3000
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 year, 3 months ago

                Fact. Cows are so annoying. Especially sexually frustrated ones 😉

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

        Hehe 'stung'

        1. wasp3000
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Puntastic

  5. Gunner Boy
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Which is better?

    A- Barkley + Perez > Martial + Cantwell
    B- Barkley + Perez + VVD (have Robertson) > KDB + Cantwell + Montoya (-4)
    C- Barkley + Perez +VVD > Martial + Lanzini + Montoya (-4)

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

      A for me, but would hold off until after the game tonight.

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

    Will Pukki be the new Mitrovic? Off to a flying start and then blanking run. Norwich is not Fulham, but still I dont want to wait another 5-10 games for him to score

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Ride the wave for now, can always get rid after 2-3 poor performance

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

      Could be the next Mitrovic, could be the next Kevin Phillips. At sub-7, has to be value in the punt if you have someone logical to swap him for.

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

      Once norwich get figured out then his output will plummet sure. Doubt that’s for a while yet just make the most of it now it’s ridiculous value

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

      Better, will be at Real Madrid next season after winning the Golden Boot.

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

      or is he the new fjortoft?

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

      Not even remotely similar forwards or teams and Fulham came up because Bruce did a bottle job in play off finals

  7. Bruno Commando
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Thinking of taking out VVD and Townsend. Which option makes more sense?

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

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

      Not a fan of getting in Chelsea players at this point especially as they've not yet won so Frank will be still playing about with the first 11. I'd probably do Townsend to Trossard if that's doable.

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

    Cant wait to see Pukki vs this Chelsea defence.

    😎

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

      With suspect defence and goalkeeping, can see Pukki get a goal tbh.

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

    Did -4 hit, not sure if it was the right choice TAA/Perez/Wilson > KWP/KDB/Pukki

    Pope
    Robbo • Zinch • KWP • Digne
    Salah • Sterling(C) • KDB • Martial
    Pukki • King

    Button • Lundstram • Dend • Greenwood

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

      Could be very good moves, definitely could have that -4 covered after this week.

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

    Good moves to 2 FTs

    Auba and Perez to Pukki and KDB

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

      oh yes

      1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        agreed

  11. mlm
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Ederson
    TAA Robertson Digne Coleman Zinchenko
    Salah Sterling McGinn
    Wilson King

    1.0 ITB 1 FT

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

    If get kane, how to raise the 2.0 fund?
    1) Robertson => Lundstram
    2) King => 4.5 (Play Dendoncker)

  12. LangerznMash
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Would you do this?

    Leno, AMN + Auba >>> Fabianski, KWP + Kane.

    Pros: Feel like I am buying points with Spurs against Newcastle.
    Huge different in fixtures. Spurs and WHU have amazing fixtures, while 4 out of 5 of Arsenal's are very difficult.

    Cons: -4 points hit, AMN looks set to go up in value.

    1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Kane is not for me at the moment, even with decent fixtures

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

      Fab not quite good enough to justify a hit imo. I’d stick with Leno and do the other two imo

      1. LangerznMash
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Cheers,
        I want Son but it would take too many transfers to get him in.
        Arsenal's next three fixtures are Liverpool (away), Spurs then Watford away. Horrible, wouldn't expect any clean sheets and few goals.

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

          Fair but I wouldn’t expect any from Fab either over the same period tbh. Leno is a top keeper he will rack up nice save points over those then he gets some dreamy fixtures. He’s a great differential over my poo heaton and over Pope too

  13. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Perez to Mount anyone?

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

      Want to give Mount a couple more games but looks good

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

        McGinn is nailed and getting plenty of shots if you want a holder for a bit - Trossard looked promising too

        1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Good shout actually, Mount does pass the eye test

    2. Net Gains
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      You’d have to ask his wife

      1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Chuckle on a Monday morning

      2. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        😆

  14. Expected Toulouse
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Thoughts on this? Will rotate between a 352 and 442.
    Pope (4.0)
    Wan Bissaka Coleman Mina (Soyuncu, Lundstram)
    Sterling Mane De Bruyne Mount Ceballos
    Kane Pukki (4.5)

  15. THEKID_88
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Who's the best Fraser replacement?

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

      KDB if you can enable with a downgrade elsewhere.

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

      Martial if possible dependant on how tonight does. Otherwise Trossard and keep the money ITB and upgrade elsewhere in the coming weeks.

    3. LangerznMash
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Martial but there is a £0.2m difference now.

  16. Link
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Heaton - 4
    TAA - Digne - Zinchenko - Zouma (Rico)
    Salah - Sterling - KDB - Perez (Donks)
    Wilson - Jota (Wickham)

    2 FT's and plan is:

    Perez + Wilson > Ceballos + Rashford.

    Sound good? Ideally, I'd like to wait for Arsenal fixtures to improve but no other 5.5 appeals - and need the funds for Rashford with those fixtures.

  17. Hitmonlee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    I actually had 2ft’s and still went with the WC yesterday..

    My justification came through setting my team up for the first 2 weeks to then play a mini WC for GW3. But too many things have transpired since then, Mainly:
    - Pool defence looks poor
    - KDB looks unbelievable (especially for 9.5)
    - Norwich look very attacking. Pukki being the talisman
    - Burnley look like they have goals.
    - Mane can definitely cover Salah
    - Man Utd’s no9 is playing in midfield at 7.5

    Hence why I decided 6 changes were needed. So it’s not a complete overhaul but 6 solid changes with a long term view:

    Ryan
    TAA / Digne / Zinc
    Mane / Martial / KDB / Sterling
    Pukki / Jota / Barnes

    Button / Lund / Donk / Hanley

    (Previously a 442)

    What’s people’s thoughts? Too late now as I’ve pulled the trigger. Just want to see if anyone else has this lateral way of thinking.

    By pulling the WC trigger yesterday I also avoided price drops and rises to make the team happen.

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

      What was your squad before?

      1. Hitmonlee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Ryan
        TAA / VVD / Zinc / Digne
        Salah / Fraser / Sterling / Pérez
        Wilson / Jota

        Same bench (except Greenwood not Hanley)

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

          Think you could have got very close to that with a -4, 3 transfer move but looks OK, good luck!

    2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Kane or Son essential on WC imo.

      1. Hitmonlee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Kane yes, but no way of doing it without killing defence imo. What’s your thoughts?

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Looks good

      No Kane could hurt but that double City mid probs makes up for it. I do wonder when rotation sets in though round early CL time. It’s the easy games the big boys miss. Are KdB and Sterling immune?

    4. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Had very similar thoughts, but haven't hit the WC button yet. My team would be very similar, but I can't help but feel like a Spurs player is needed. Having said that it's hard to fit in Son or Kane without some other sacrifices.

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

    Is this GTG next GW?

    Pope
    TAA VVD Digne* Montoya
    Salah Sterling(c) KDB Trossard
    Pukki Jota

    Woodman Dendocker Rico Greenwood

    0FT 1.2 ITB

    1. Hitmonlee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Looks solid tbf

    2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Very good

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

        Will bring in Son/Kane for Salah around GW6

  19. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Think there is a bit too much panic and rash decision-making going on re transfers and using wildcards at the moment.If you are averaging around the 60 points a GW mark at the moment (i.e. around 120 points after 2 GWs) you are probably okay.

  20. arndff_
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Had a tough day and fell asleep last night (price changes here happen around 4 AM). So lost -0.2M thanks to Fraser & not buying KdB on time. Perfect! 🙂

    1. arndff_
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Fraser & Wilson to KdB & 6.0M is not an option anymore.

      Fraser, Perez, Wilson > KdB, McGinn, Pukki (-4)?

      1. kopite65
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        pukkis fixtures not to great, chel & city in next 3, chel no cs, city one cs, who knows, good run of fixtures after them
        bourne fixture ok after city game
        leic utd tot liv in next 5, tough one, could all end up similar scores for next few gws

      2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        That looks okay yes

  21. Big Steve
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Pope Button
    TAA Van Dijk Laporte Diop Rico
    KDB Salah Sterling Martial Barkley
    King Greenwood Wickham

    Player considering transferring out - Diop Rico King Barkley

    2FT's / 0ITB

    Any suggestions, King got to go this week? and maybe Barkley?

    1. Hitmonlee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      - Get rid of double pool defence.
      - Laporte and Salah can be covered by Zinc and Mane.
      - Get Pukki!

      All possible with a -4

      1. Big Steve
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Pukki next 3 games include Chelsea West Ham & Man City?

        Very tempted by not following the crowd on this one... I like the look of Burnley (cant afford Barnes so risk Wood?)

        Other option is Barkley to Cabellas then king to Pukki / Barnes

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

          You have King and fodder and downplaying Pukki against 2 leaky defences

        2. Hitmonlee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Chelsea and West Ham don’t look that great. Plus he looks like someone that can score against anyone. He will be the biggest price riser this season.

        3. Lord - Blaming it on Rio
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          No reason to be put off by Chelsea's and West Ham's defence, and Pukki will be over £7M by the time he runs into City.

    2. Pocky
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      One of those Pool defenders might need to go to free up enough dollar for a worthwhile King upgrade.

      1. Big Steve
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Only really tempted by Rashford as an upgrade and that a 2.1M upgrade! which is a big structure change.... I think I am happy with the goal scoring midfielder of Martial for now! Tonights game may change this opinion of course!

  22. Please Answer Me
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    best 4.5 midfielder?

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

      Cantwell or Dendocker

      1. LangerznMash
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        ^ this

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

      Luiz goal was pretty ridic. Hopefully keeps starting. DM numbers insane even if at fault for 2nd goal

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

      Cantwell

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

    I can see Vardy and party smashing the Steel back to reality.
    Captain?

    1. MagnetBPS
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      He was close to scoring this GW, but I'm selling for Pukki and get KDB instead of Siggy

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

        They're taking a couple of games to warm to the task for whatever reason, but fully expect them to throw spanners soon enough.

        1. Lord - Blaming it on Rio
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Agreed. I'm sticking.

  24. Starky22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Ryan
    VVD TAA Digne Lundstram
    Siggy Sterling Salah Martial
    King Wilson
    Worth a -4?

    A. Wilson, Siggy, VVD -> Pukki, KDB, Coleman (-4)
    B. Wilson, Siggy, VVD -> Pukki, KDB, Maguire (-4)
    C. Wilson -> Pukki

    1. Hitmonlee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      B! But maybe AWB over Maguire

  25. BarrowAFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    What happens if you accidently click 'Leave League' on a private league. Do you get your current points when re-joining?

    1. kopite65
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      yes, as some in our ml did that exact thing, and still had pts when re-joined

    2. MagnetBPS
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I did it and rejoined normally

  26. MagnetBPS
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Is Cantwell worth the -4?

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      For who?

      1. MagnetBPS
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Hayden

        1. Lord - Blaming it on Rio
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Not in isolation. Why would you take a hit to change your 5th Mid?

          1. MagnetBPS
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 3 months ago

            I would play Cantwell ahead of Dendoncker

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              1 year, 3 months ago

              No need to take a hit for a straight swap. Keep dendoncker for now

              1. MagnetBPS
                • 7 Years
                1 year, 3 months ago

                cool thanks mate

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

    Unsure about the next move(s), got 1FT and 3m itb

    Heaton (EVE) -- Pope (wol)
    Digne • VVD • TAA • Zincheko --- Rico
    Sterling (c) • KDB • Martial • Perez -- Dendocker
    Wilson • King -- Wickham

    Ideas? I was thinking
    A: Wilson >> Kane (c) and perhaps Rico > Lundstrum (-4) to gain value; have bench if TAA doesnt play and keep TAA as a cashcow
    B: Wilson + Wickham >> Rashford + Pukki (-4)..distributes funds as it gives me strong 12 players (can then bench King this gw)
    C: TAA + Dendocker >> Lundstrum + Son (-4) and play 352 going forward. means keeping the double bournemouth strikers

  28. kopite65
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    thoughts appreciated please guys? A vert (5.4) to kwp an save one trans B diop to lund, and then vert to zinch, 0r utd def awb/magurire have robbo an digne
    cheers

  29. gergin
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Need to play 2 out of these 5 :

    A) Perez (shu);
    B) King (MCI);
    C) Cantwell (CHE);
    D) Origi (ARS);
    E) Balbuena (wat)

    0 in the bank, 0 FT, so any suggestion for -4 welcomed also.

    1. LangerznMash
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A + E

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

      A and C for me, Chelsea's defence looking dodgy so can see Cantwell potentially returning.

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

    Wildcarding and worked out my team apart from the following 3 combos - what do people think of the merits of:

    A) Kane, Martial, Cantwell, 4.5 def
    B) Kane, Cantwell, Ceballos, Maguire
    C) Jota, KDB, McGinn, Maguire

    Any thoughts/comments appreciated - thanks!

    1. Please Answer Me
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Ceballos probably wont be a regular starter when ozil is back

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

        Yeah, that's a decent point - a little worried about gametime.

        basically I'm boiling down to whether it's more important to have Kane at his price, or KDB at his price.

        1. Please Answer Me
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          between Kane and KDB it's easy for me - KDB. He gets involved in practically all the attacks and it's classic Kane to disappear in matches, even against small teams. Plus KDB is 1.5 cheaper

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

        😆 genuinely the funniest thing I've read on here in ages

        1. Please Answer Me
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          what's funny?

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

      Sorry, B is: Kane, McGinn, Ceballos, Maguire

    3. MagnetBPS
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A

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

        Thanks - that's the one I'm tending towards - not sure it's just because I'm afraid not to have Kane against Newcastle though!

    4. gergin
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A), because of not Maguire there.

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

        Cheers - you don't think a Man U def is worth it then?

        1. gergin
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          I think Maguire is not worth as their both fullback options. About MU defense I do not have special opinion, but saw Chelsea left back to have 3 clear chances...

          1. gergin
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 3 months ago

            as much...