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. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    6.4 & below strikers. Who's the best of this horrible bunch?

    A. Deeney
    B. DCL
    C. Wesley
    D. Ings
    E. Adams
    F. Wood
    G. Deulofeu
    H. Murray
    F. Benteklo

    1. Offs!de
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Wood

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

      Wood - started with him and I'm sticking with it.

    3. Jacky boy
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Adams or deulofeu

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

      Probably D/E.

      But I prefer McGoldrick personally.

    5. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Ings
      Adams
      Wood

    6. KUNingas
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I have Ings but would like to transfer him out, but yeah, not so many good options.

    7. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Maupay will be in a few weeks. Adams suits me best, if he can find his scoring boots

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

      Deeney 6.4 - WHU & new next two, then ditch.

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

      Literally none - think you have to find 6.5+ the fact there are such bad options below 6.5 is what makes it so tough.

      I’d go with Wood and then one of the Saints strikers

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

      For me this kind of bracket is always about fixtures. I remember seeing Ville Ronka keep Joselu for like 12 game weeks in a row despite mediocre returns a few seasons ago. I think that's the solid strategy unless someone is clearly mispriced. Therefore I'm going for Wesley despite unconvincing performances so far. Hope it works out.

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

        I stopped reading at Joselu...

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

      Che

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

      Ings

    13. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      as i see it none of them has a good run of fixtures yet, Wood perhaps after GW4, Ings was benched, Murray has competition and is old, DCL, Everton has bundles of options, and he is not a goalscorer, Wesley got the fixtures but not doing much, Deeney is on pens and nailed, Adams seems nailed but Sotons fixtures is mediocre and bad, Deu is a no go unless he plays Huddersfield or Cardiff

      Going Wesley myself but actually plan to play Dendoncker instead this week. Palace and then West Ham is nice i guess, and i will prob downgrade somewhere to get him upgraded before Gw6.

      If i were to put money on someone here for the longer term is either Deeney or one of the Saints guys

    14. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Ta all

      That bracket really is a big bucket of vomit at the minute

  2. Offs!de
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Hello fellows,
    a) VVD / TAA + Perez to KDB for -4
    b) VVD to AWB
    c) Hold the FT and play Perez & VVD (already have TAA)

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

      C

  3. Jacky boy
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Pretty happy with this.
    G2g?

    Pope
    Robbo TAA Digne
    Sterling KDB Martial Perez Mount
    Kane(C) Jota

    Salah, barkley, wilson out
    Kane, mount, kdb in

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

      Undeniably good but you'll want Salah back before you know it.

      1. Jacky boy
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        I didn't want him from start. But the fear of norwich and saints game forced me to pick him.

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

    Thinking of taking out VVD and Townsend. Which option would you pick?

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

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

      AWB + ?
      Mount I like the look of but unsure on his starts with Barkley roaming around

    2. Offs!de
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      D) AWB+Mount

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

      Pulisic not looking so good, go for Mount

  5. kidzac
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Best start to a season I've ever had. Playing lundstrum ahead of vvd feels so good.

    Already used this week FT on Robinson to kdb. Midfield and defence seems settled bar mcginn for ceballos in a few weeks time. Now I'm looking at improving my strikers. Who would you guys suggest to look out for in place of jota and Adams?

    Pope henderson
    Digne vvd zinchenko lund rico
    Salah sterling kdb tross mcginn
    Jota pukki Adams

    0 FT 0.5 itb

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

      Jota is fine, hes a season keeper imo.

      Adams you cant really do much without some cash, so id just hold and wait for better options to appear

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

        This. Def keep Jota

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

        Wolves has a lot more option at the forward role now. Already seeing jota and jiminez taken off earlier. With jota's tendency to get a yellow, that's the reason I'm hesitant to think he is a season keeper.

    2. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Very well done on playing Lundstrom ahead of VVD. Kudos.

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

        Thanks mate!

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

      Jotas only played one game.

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

      Hello fellow M'sian!

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

    Lanzini or Mount to replace Barkley?

    1. St. Joseph
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Im going Mount as i dont have any spare in the bank.

      But if ure having 0.5 itb, i'll pick Lanzini

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

        Yeah I do have the cash.

        I think am leaning towards Lanzini atm.

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

          What to do with Barkley?
          Mid- Barkley sterling kdb martial perez
          Fwds- Kane Wilson Greenwood

          0.4itb
          0 Ft
          Dont really like Wilson and Barkley atm

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

      Lanzini for me.

      I want off Lampards wild ride

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

      Lanzini

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

      I've gone with Cantwell

    5. Jacky boy
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Mount

  7. milanista10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Why is everyone relating their score with the actual WC decision! My team did very well for the past 2 GWs yet I am on WC. It is quiet obvious that players like KDB, Pukki, Martial, Mount/McGinn, etc.. were somehow overlooked and offer better alternatives than our original Perez, King, (ROBINSON), etc... so it only makes it tougher to jump into such players if you wait!

    Opinions lads?

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

      Best two from:

      A) Salah
      B) KDB
      C) Kane

      1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        AB

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

        Ignore - WC when your squad needs mass overhauls (at least a -16)

    2. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Because there's a lot of knee jerkers on here. We still don't know how some things will play out (Spurs attacking midfield, is Mount even nailed, will Villa be able to hold it together without any forwards who can score). That said, there is value in jumping on two days ago and getting ahead of the curve - the curve is tough to predict, however.

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

      Mount is the ringer in that lot imo. He missed a start in the Super Cup and is man in possession as opposed to nailed. He’ll surely get minutes but CHO isn’t that far off and that’ll confuse things further.

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

      Yeah WCed GW5 last season didn't make huge difference always around 5-6 last 3. Took early one today as can see about 1.0m in price fluctuations of 4-5 players I have dropping that I want rid of and players I definitely want in. 1st WC for me is always cash grab as much as form reset and fixing punt mistakes

    5. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Not sure I understand the question. Are you saying folks should play their WC in order to jump on the form players?

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

      The fatal flaw in the early template imo was no place for a 9.5 mid - suspect that’s the impetus for lots of WCs now - too much at the back and not enough further forward. This week it’s kdb but he’s likely to be just the first high mid midfielder to hit form.

    7. Swanremainsthesame
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      & in 2 weeks time there will be different crop of 'overlooked'

      Pays yor money makes yor choice

  8. KingOllie
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Whose more important to own this GWK?

    A) Sterling
    B) Kane

    1. St. Joseph
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A

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

      A

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

      B - Newcastle are terrible.

  9. Mweene
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    If Martial scores again tonight - is KDB really worth the extra 2m over him?

    1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Porque no los dos? Very comfortable price.

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

      Imo no. Think I'm going for Martial.

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

      Yes

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

      I think this KDB returns are not sustainble. Sterling is enough

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

        KDBs history tab says hello

      2. Rasping Drive
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        It wasn’t that long ago that KDB got 20-odd assists in a season. With City’s fixtures and the form he is in he may well turn out to be a better option than Mané or Salah up until around GW10.

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

        199 pts & 201 pts back-to-back.

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

          209*

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

      I'm going for both. Martial a long term keeper for me.

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

    AAT to Coleman and then Wilson to Rashford ?
    Give me a crazy double up of everton defense , city defense and United Attack 😮

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

    Is anyone keeping faith in double Bournemouth attack?

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

      Wilson, no. King, yes, but maybe not for long.

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

        Have Fraser&King this is why I ask. And yes thinking to get rid of Fraser, because I missed the Pukki train and there are more options in midfield

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

          Fraser needs to go yeah, just because you're missing out elsewhere. If you can afford to have King sit on your bench for this week then he could be worth keeping: nobody much better in his price range just yet.

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

            Agreed, thats the problem. Thanks for reply!

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

      Wilson yes, Fraser no.

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

    What's the best 4.5 defender to go with Dunk + Lundstram? (Already have Zinchenko and VVD)?

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

      Soyuncu - has a home fixture in GW 4 when Dunk (mci) and Lunstram (che) have tough away games

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

        AH, not looked at him at all - will take a look at him - cheers.

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

      I'd save the money and get Kelly.

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

        Good idea - thanks. Palace have Villa home in GW 4 for the tough fixtures mentioned above too.

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

          Hope Kelly plays against Villa instead of Sakho for Villa's sake

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

        Sakho back in training apparently.

    3. Plant Based Footballer
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Three.good 5.5+ defenders is necessary long term. If ManU keep cs today AWB is the way to go. Maybe just another Sheffield one though to answer the question.

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

    Best two from:

    A) Salah
    B) KDB
    C) Kane

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

      AB

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

        AC

  14. Ëð
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Any advice on what to do here (2FT):

    A) King/Wood, Siggy -> Pukki, Martial
    B) King/Wood, VVD/Zinchenko -> Pukki, Coleman/Montoya
    C) King/Wood, Ederson -> Pukki, Pope
    D) King/Wood, Perez -> Pukki, Mount
    E) Other

    Ederson, Button
    Robertson, VVD, Digne, Zinchenko, Lundstrum
    Salah, Sterling, Siggy, Perez, Dendoncker
    Wood, King, Greenwood

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

      Not C or D for me. See more City cs on their golden run of fixtures and Mount isn’t nailed yet.

      I’d go A if Martial looks good tonight

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

        Thanks, that was my thought too.

  15. Springbank
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Is it me or you can't see your opponents transfer history on fpl now?

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

      No - thats gone now, arguably for the better.

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

        Mmm not sure I’d agree quite like to look back at your opponents moves to spot a pattern or predicts future transfers

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

      You can see it. Just type /transfers after their team Id in the link

  16. internal error
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Anyone bringing in Son instead of KDB this week?

    1. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      o/

      1. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Captain too

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

          Brave. Not afraid of Lamela keeping his place?

          1. Wild Rover
            • 10 Years
            1 year, 3 months ago

            He might, but it won't be at Son's expense

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

        This is a big headache for me. One is doing really well but the other has a brilliant fixture that he could haul in

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

      Too risky - City have too nice fixtures to turn down KDB

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

        True but Son could get a brace against Newcastle, and then plays against Arsenal whose defence isn't the best

      2. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Spurs have good fixtures too and certainly the best this week

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

        This

    3. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      If I had to pick right now, it would definitely be KDB.

      In a few weeks and the answer could be Son, but you could transfer him in at that point 🙂

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

        good point

      2. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Son for NEW game then might swap

    4. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      This is why I decided to hold on my WC, I’d rather see what the full pictures is come the intl break

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

        That's a good idea. I'm doing the same

    5. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I am sure many did

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

    My team for Gameweek3 . suggestions?

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

    Bench - button cantwell lundstram Wickham .

    1. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I would be captaining Salah, and I would also play Cantwell over Mings.

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

        Was confused between the two, cantwell as first bench this GW was roughm might start. Him

        Cheers

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

        City have a good record against Bournemouth, hence kdb

        1. Berbs
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Salah's record against Arsenal is quite good. I think it's 3 goals and 3 assists in 4 apps. Can see goals in that game.

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

            Ah well. Add poor away performance, and Armband goes to Salah

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

      Get a plan for Sterling. He will be heavily captained in GWs 4 and 6 and any big scores could leave you reeling.

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

        Might move salah

      2. Rasping Drive
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Alternating the armband between Kane/Son and Sterling looks very nice for the upcoming fixtures.

        NEW BHA CRY WAT SOU WOL WAT AVL SOT

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

      I'd captain Kane if I had him.

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

        He doesn't look good, does he!

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

          Newcastle look terrible though

    4. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I would captain Kane.

  18. Berbs
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Looks like FPL Gargatron doesn't work anymore. Is there another site where you can check how many points you are behind rank X?

  19. Goat
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Who would you captain tonight?
    A) Maguire
    B) Martial
    C) Jota

    This is for the sky game but I appreciate any answers.

    1. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Jota. Wolves played United 3 times last season, won twice and drew the other. I would fancy that to continue tonight, with Jota being involved if they score.

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

        Yes that’s who I am currently on. TY

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

      C

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

      B

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

      Call me the Goat !!

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

    Need a 5 m defender for TAA if going to do Perez to KDB-

    Is KWP good option ? -seems likely he will keep place at least until Foyth back and playing pretty well.

    1. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Madness to sell TAA, imo.

      And KWP has a good fixture this week but Spurs look poor at the back. Maybe take a look at Dunk (4.5m).

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

        Just wary of having double Liverpool defence at present

        Could also be done by Moura to KDB and Perez to 5.8 mid so McGinn or Ceballos-

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

          Would keep Moura for next game. If he starts, he could haul. Even off the bench.

      2. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Do you expect Liverpool to shore up immediately when Alisson is back?

        Have been considering liberating some funds from Trent as well

  21. b91jh
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    A) TAA+Perez to AWB/Maguire+KDB+0.4itb
    B) Salah+Perez to KDB+Son+1.9itb

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

    Robinson owners

    He has posted on Instagram to say that his coming off early was ‘nothing serious’

    https://www.instagram.com/p/B1UAVSaJXKx/?hl=en

    Is he worth giving another week or got to go anyway?

    1. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I'm on wc and got rid. He looked rubbish

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

        Oh I’d 100000% get rid on wildcard.

        But I’m holding out another few weeks for sure until I WC. So if not wildcarding?

        He looked decent in their first game

  23. Wigflex
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Currently on a -4, stick or WC?

    Pope

    Vvd - Montoya - Digne

    Martial - Salah - KDB - Sterling - Trossard

    Jota - Pukki

    (Button - Lundstram - Rico - Greenwood)

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

      Stick

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

        Cheers Kun

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

      Stick

      That looks very nice.The one issue is bench for me. You’re counting on Pep not resting KdB or Sterling in the next few (3/4 matches) and Potter giving Trossard an extended run.

      My suspicion is that KdB will be managed slightly this season as Sterling was last. It’s not as if Pep doesn’t have options.

  24. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    KDB surely the best long term midfield pick at the moment even with price rise? He is on fire and bound to start whenever he is fit.

    Still have not pulled the trigger, will wait for tonights match to be done as do not want to use my WC.

    So Vardy and Perez out my team and for GW3 my team will look like this.

    Pope
    Pereira, TAA, VVD
    Mcginn, Salah, Sterling, KDB, Trossard
    Pukki, Jota

    Button, Dunk, Lund, Greenwood on the bench.

    -4 point hit.

    Thoughts?

  25. lekalatch
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Pick the best WC draft please!

    The base is:
    ***** 4.0
    Digne WanBissaka ****** ****** Lundstram
    Mane Sterling KDB ****** ******
    ****** ****** Greenwood

    A) Adrian VVD Laporte Lanzini Martial Pukki (Martinelli) - 451
    B) Adrian Walker Diop Lanzini Trossard Kane (Martinelli) - 451
    C) Ederson VVD Diop Trossard Rashford Pukki (Cantwell) - 442
    D) Adrian Laporte Diop Lanzini Son Pukki (Martinelli) - 451

    Other suggestions? Is Kane essential?

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

      WC needs to be long term - Adrian is def short term, at least put Pope/Ryan/Henderson in

      1. lekalatch
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Okey, pretend it’s Any long term 4.5 Gk there, which team do you pick?

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

      C

  26. jb1985
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Was i silly to do Barkley/Auba/Wilson for KDB/Pukki/Rashford for -4?

    Rationalisation was that all 3 high possibility in scoring points over the next 5-7 game weeks. Pukki may blank at City though, my only concern.

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Not keen on hits but good move imo. Maybe bit early 🙂

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

    Haller, Wilson and Moura to KBD, Pukki and Barnes for a -4 makes sense right?

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

      Yup good long term moves

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

        Or wilson to Pukki, and wait on the other moves until I know if Haller is out

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

          Haven't seen Haller play tbh but those moves look good either way

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

      Could bite you. Say Moura starts and hauls, and KDB is rested or only gets 60 min and an assist? With the hit, that is a 15 point negative shift.

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

        agreed, lets just do Wilson to Pukki

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

    A. 6.0 Def (walker digne), son, martial
    B. VVD/Laporte, ceballos, kane

  29. 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?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Either save or downgrade one of pool defence to upgrade king or perez later on ?

  30. maurorodi00
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    A) salah to mane and perez+barkley to cantwell and son
    Or
    B)perez and barkley to cevallos and pedro ??