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. KUNingas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Play one

    A) King (MCI)
    B) Lunstram (LEI)
    C) Dendocker (BUR)

    1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Similar quandary. Currently benching King.

    2. Goat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      I’ve same players. Going Lundstram because of CS potential as well as attacking

      1. KUNingas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Currently on this

    3. TuplaPukki
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      A or C, tough one, i have same dilemma

      1. KUNingas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Yeah not much in it. All could get 2 pointers

        1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          This. I may end up playing 2 anyway and as I say King still benched. I suppose common sense benches Donker.

    4. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      B or C

    5. SEYPULISIC
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      C

    6. thewhitepele
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      B

    7. KUNingas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Thanks all! So B or C it is.

    8. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 25 days ago

      C

      I’m guessing Bournemouth will set up super defensively as they did in this match last season - ten behind the ball - they did it quite well in truth.

      Leicester attack looked hot in second half.

      Dendo seems to be playing quite offensively - monitoring him tonight for a possible start next week

      1. marco_atk85
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        This! Without watching Dendo tonight, there is no sense to decide for now.

        1. KUNingas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Yeah of course. Just planning ahead.

    9. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      King for me.

    10. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Dendoncker worth a shout here despite wolves playing EL thursday, i don´t think he starts that one.

      1. KUNingas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Yeah, have to watch how he plays tonight

    11. Krionos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      I think you need to leave King out of the equation at least. Considering the article above, with Kane coming out of the game with an expected goal involvement of 0.01 lol.

      1. KUNingas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Thanks

    12. Regin
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      b

  2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

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

    The obvious issue is those Bournemouth strikers. No cash or ft. Is Wilson to Pukki, or King to Jota/Barnes worth hitting?

    1. Better luck next year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I'm in the same boat regarding Wilson. Think I'll give him one more GW.

    2. Bartowski
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      It's going to worth a hit to do:
      Perez, Wilson - Martial, Barnes
      Isn't it?

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        If you have Pukki yeah

        1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          You on pukki Rafa, I mean Bruce?

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Thinking Pukki. See below mate 🙂

        2. Bartowski
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Yes I have Pukki

      2. SEYPULISIC
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Wait till United play?

        1. Bartowski
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Yeah I'm not doing anything until price rises and drops force the issue

      3. Rhodes your boat
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Possibly not

        1. Bartowski
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          That's pretty much where I am now. Not sure I want to lose Wilson and Martial is still finding form.

    3. TuplaPukki
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      VvD&Perez to AWB&Maddy good move for free? It saves some money for me and i could do King-Pukki next week...

      1. kidzac
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Maybe perez to mcginn or ceballos and you can get pukki for king this week?

        1. TuplaPukki
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Not bad idea, it just maddison look really good yesterday and i have strong feeling that he will score good points next gw

    4. FOO FIGHTER
        1 month, 25 days 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 on this or should I give Vardy and Perez another week?

        1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          You missed the rise and Leicester have Sheffield United so you could certainly afford to wait. At least you have Sterling to 'cover'. I sacrificed Robbo to get kdb in the end.

        2. Krionos
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          When KDB is fit, he starts. The injury free seasons of '16 and '17 highlight this. Which is why I prefer him over the other city attacking options, excluding Sterling.

          1. FOO FIGHTER
              1 month, 25 days ago

              That and City's next 9 GW's fixtures.

              Would be madness not to have KDB in ones team!

        3. Gudjohnsen
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Is it worth -4 to get Sterling for Bournemouth game?

          1. Bartowski
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Depends who you're taking out I guess

            1. Gudjohnsen
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              TAA, Sigurdsson, Wilson to Lundstram, sterling, forward up to 6,9

              1. Bartowski
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Probably presuming the forward is Pukki

          2. TheLord
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Yes with Pukki

        4. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Non sterling owners like myself what do you do ?

          A carrying on without him?
          B using wc to fit him ?
          C taking hits to fit him.?
          D Salah to sterling ?

          Thanks

          1. Gudjohnsen
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            B but after gw 4

            1. Gudjohnsen
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Or maybe a -4

          2. FOO FIGHTER
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Would not get rid of Salah and you probably will take a big points hit to get Sterling in. Using him for your WC also madness unless you want to rip up your team?

            • Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Thanks all. Think I will go a for now

            • TheLord
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              C

              1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Thanks

            • bench boost for every gamew…
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              E, buy KDB instead. for me that makes me able to get either another premium (10+) or two in the 9-10m bracket. I for one prefer that than just relying on one player every week. Lundstram won´t score or get CS every week to save people´s team

          3. Crisnel Ronessi
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Who would you captain out of and why?

              A) Kane
              B) salah
              C) sterling

              1. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Kane if I had him but Sterling could do very well at Bournemouth and has a very good record against them.

              2. kidzac
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Sterling because he has kdb.

              3. Gunner Boy
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Kane

              4. Daniel - The Veteran
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Salah

              5. TheLord
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                A

            • Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              For next few GWs which two from:

              A) Salah
              B) KDB
              C) Kane

              Currently thinking AB

              1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                A and c for me assuming you have sterling

              2. TheLord
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                AB I think the KDB - Kane diff in points will not be 1.5mil worth

            • RAFA THE GAFFA
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Providing Martial looks good again tonight... how’s this? Wilson+Pérez/Moura >> Pukki+Martial

              Thinking Pérez as he offers very little out wide and I think he may even be dropped.

              Heaton
              TAA • VVD • Digne* • Zinchenko
              Salah • Sterling • Moura • Pérez
              Wilson • Jota
              (Pope, Rico, Dendonk, Greenwood)

              1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                I like it

              2. TheLord
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Yep I like it !

              3. pingissimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 25 days ago

                I’d keep Perez over Moura personally. He was just a Maddison horror miss away from an assist.

                Lamela Son make Moura far more iffy for a start I’d say.

                1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Hmm yeah, but my gut is saying ditch Pérez. I also think that Maddison assist would have been very very lucky and undeserved based on his performance

            • Dacra
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Clinging on to top 1m...

              Dedonker, Greenwood, Martial to save the week tonight?!

              Maybe not..

              1. SEYPULISIC
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Dendoncker to save me after Stones no show. Fingers crossed.

              2. TheDragon
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Rank is irrelevant at this stage - so don’t worry about that

                For my week to go well I need Jota goals and Wolves to win to nil

                United clean sheet and goals for rash, martial and Pogba and it’s carnage for me (plus they will all rise too)

            • Crisnel Ronessi
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Bundesliga fantasy has dynamic price changes. Price changes after every game

                1. Miguel Sanchez
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  It's got nothing to do with your vorsprung durch technik you know?

                  1. Crisnel Ronessi
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Fpl towers are really slow and lazy

                    • LangerznMash
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Have an upvote.

                2. SMOOTH
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  A. 6.0 def martial son
                  B. 6.5 def ceballos kane

                  1. TheLord
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    A

                  2. Tingate
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    A with Digne, I'd wait until after the game tonight first tho

                3. TheLord
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Play one:

                  A) King (MCI)
                  B) Montoya (SOU)
                  C) Lundstram (LEI)

                  1. poulteren
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    C

                4. Bartowski
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Am I only one that thinks Son is overpriced?

                  1. Wild Rover
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    He's been way under priced previously

                    1. Bartowski
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Possibly but given the Pool and City mids I won't be trying to squeeze him in.

                  2. TheDragon
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Need to wait and see how he fits into the team - I wouldn’t be rushing to get him this week

                  3. thewhitepele
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Maybe by 0.5m, hard to say atm. Feels it will depend more on Spurs' season as a whole than on Son alone.

                  4. Rhodes your boat
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    No son is great for fpl

                5. TheDragon
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 25 days ago

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

                  1FT

                  Anything obvious? I’m seriously considering saving the FT.

                  Also play one of:
                  A) Lundstram
                  B) Robinson
                  C) King

                  1. TheDragon
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    🙁

                6. Ajax Hamsterdam
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Didn't expect no returns from siggy after 2 gws.

                  Same for vardy but at least I don't have him 🙂

                  1. Toblerone52
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Siggy has been okay, one cleared off the line and a couple of chances created missed by richarlison... but when compared to KDB...

                    Leicester seem to be adjusting to new season and in particular Perez has not fit well with the team so not surprised they aren't quite flowing yet.

                  2. bench boost for every gamew…
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    same here, not expecting much but one goalinvolvement at least, not seen much from the watford game but in the first one he was downright unlucky to not get anything, missed a sitter and had one assist denied of the line. To me he is both a nice and steady point supplier but also because of his price he is my current cash cow if needed. Villa count in next looks nice if you count in their hapless defense, if not anything there i will start to get itchy, Wolves home is tough then two better fixtures followed by City, my plan was to keep until City game so prob gonna but will see

                    People seems surprised of the lack of leicester scoring, with those two fixtures is it not expected in a way? And while i see the temptation to sell, now is not the time is it? I´l give them those next two, then their fixtures turn really bad, Perez for me can then be someone like Mount, Lanzini etc or another one popping up

                7. Internal Error
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  I haven't had a chance to see the highlights yet, but did Ceballos play in the hole and do you think he will play most games in that position?

                  1. Daniel Exeter
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    People say Ozil will challenge him - I can't see that personally
                    I can't remember the last time I saw Ozil as involved as Ceballos was in that game

                    1. Internal Error
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Thanks. Ozil wasn't one of Emery's favs last season

                  2. el polako
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Challenege ?
                    Maybe at Fortnite....

                8. Andrew
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  So everyone with 2 FT's what seems to be the done thing right now. I'm thinking of getting rid of 1 of my Liverpool defenders.

                  1. Daniel Exeter
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Yeah it's what I did

                    1. Iggy pop
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Yeh im thinking VVD to AWB, keep robbo

                  2. TheDragon
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    It seems very popular but I’m trying to resist the urge

                    1. Daniel Exeter
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      My rationale is:

                      Alission injured
                      Adrian prone to errors and not as good as Alisson
                      VVD still provides cover and attacking returns
                      Liverpool have struggled for clean sheets in pre season and both games so far, Norwich and SOT are two I'd have expected CS from

                      Maybe the second half of the season is when I'll reinvest in a double Pool defence

                  3. TheLord
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Yes that's one of the moves I've done. I am not comfortable with Adrian. I think to downgrade to a United defender if they perform tonight could be a good move (AWB's ownership is over 30%)

                  4. Berbinho's Forehead
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    I'm using 1FT, and carrying over. This is the first week Liverpool will have more than 4 days to prepare for the game - I think it's obvious they will fine tune the defence again, which we know is the best in the league.

                    1. Berbinho's Forehead
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      First week since GW35 last season, if I'm not mistaken.

                  5. thewhitepele
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Very tempted to get rid of TAA and keep VVD, but then I look at his 13 assists from last season...

                  6. Toblerone52
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Find a way to get KDB...

                  7. Krionos
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    My thoughts at the start of the season were that 2 liverpool defenders were season keepers. I'm not going to abandon that tactic after 2 games...

                    Looking at the stats TAA seems to have started just as he finished last season, so there will be plenty of fantasy points, even if they don't get as many CS.

                  8. Clock Wilson
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    On similar situation here. Maybe to Lund or some other cheapy to fund Wilson to Kane or Perez to Son

                9. Lukakus talking
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Worth a -4 to do:

                    Robbo - VVD
                    Pérez - cantwell
                    Greenwood - Pukki

                    Would give me

                    Heaton (Button)
                    VVD Digne Shaw Zinc (Lunvdstram)
                    Salah Sterling Trossard (cantwell) (dendonker)
                    Kane King Pukki

                    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      So basically -4 to bring pukki. Not sure he s worth it to be honest

                      1. Kiwivillan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        I did -4 for Pukki last week. Was great. Wish I'd captained like my mate did

                        1. pingissimus
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          Good call last week

                          Dubious this time out unless he’s coming in for an extended run. He’d need a brace to justify the hit really.

                  • Daniel Exeter
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Is this ok for a defence:

                    Ederson
                    Digne, VVD, AWB, 4m, 4m

                    1. Stef rocks
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Looks fine with me - all three of them are very less likely to be rotated - also good 4.0 options as back up

                    2. thewhitepele
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      For a 3 man line that looks solid

                  • as33
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Hi, i have Sissoko, Lucas, should i get Kane asvel?
                    Ryan
                    Robbo, WB, Coleman
                    Salah, Lucas, Sterling, Sissoko, Perez
                    Auba, King
                    Auba>Kane?

                  • Trovsmash
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Please take a run at this WC team lads.

                    4.5 / Button
                    Mina VVD AWB Lundstram Kelly
                    Mane KDB Sterling Trossard (Mount) Cantwell
                    Pukki Kane Greenwood

                    1. Kiwivillan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Assume Kelly drops out when Sakho back

                      1. Trovsmash
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        That's fine, he would be the 3rd sub

                        1. Kiwivillan
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          2 non playing subs

                    2. Bartowski
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Very nice prefer Coleman I've Mina if they're the same price. Trossard over Mount if those brackets indicate an either or.

                    3. Ajax Hamsterdam
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Downgrade defence to have a playing sub

                  • corderz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Transfer suggestions? Have 2FTs and nothing in the bank

                    Pope Button
                    TAA Robbo Digne Montoya Lundstram
                    Salah Sterling Fraser Perez Drinkwater
                    Vardy King Greenwood

                  • lekalatch
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Pick one in a WC:

                      A) Rashford Trossard
                      B) Martial Lanzini + 0.5

                      1. Toblerone52
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        A

                    • Miniboss
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Was quite set to get rid of Moura, but having second thoughts as he's my only Spurs...

                      Are you sticking or getting rid? If rid, for whom?

                      1. Berbinho's Forehead
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Sticking for one more week. Even if he gets 20 mins against Newcastle, he probably returns points.

                        On merit, he should be starting this week without doubt.

                        1. Miniboss
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          Thanks, sounds reasonable.

                      2. Daniel Exeter
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Makes sense to stick with Newcastle coming up

                        1. Miniboss
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          thanks mate

                    • Stef rocks
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Salah and King
                      To
                      Son (after tonight) and Rashford
                      For -4
                      Obvious or no brainer?

                      Rest of the attack - Sterling De Bruyne Trossard Pérez Jiménez

                      1. Toblerone52
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Selling Salah is never a no brainer.

                        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          This

                        2. Stef rocks
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          I have Salah and I want to get rid of him for Son and Rashford (I will captain Sterling last 2-3 GWs until CL football come and he become rotation risk)

                          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            Salah to mane and king to pukki ?

                      2. Ajax Hamsterdam
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Not for me

                      3. poulteren
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Knee jerk. Salah will be top points scorer again

                    • Toblerone52
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Get KDB in this week or give siggy and Perez one more chance?

                      Ryan
                      Trent VVD Digne zinchenko
                      Salah sterling Perez Siggy
                      Wilson Jota

                      2FT 0.0ITB

                      Moves to get KDB would probably be (-4)
                      Siggy -> KDB
                      Perez -> Mount/ McGinn
                      Wilson -> Pukki

                      Look good moves or just sell Wilson and wait a week?

                      1. thewhitepele
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        I have your team except Pope for Ryan and Wood for Jota. KDB is definitely on my wishlist. Just finding it extremely hard to fit everything in, as I feel like I should also get rid of Wood asap.. Your suggestion is also one that I feel might be best, another option is to get rid of double pool defence imo.

                    • pingissimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      What is Wolves schedule in EL looking like in the next few weeks?

                      1. Bartowski
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        http://www.google.com

                      2. Miguel Sanchez
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Intense - still need to get through Torino to make group stages

                        1. Andy_Social
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          That's a real problem. They put out the reserves last Thursday to be fresh for tonight, but it'll have to be the first team next Thursday.

                    • poulteren
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Hi guys, please help.

                      Yes or no?:

                      Perez, Barkley , Fraser

                      TO:

                      KDB, Ceballos, 4,5 midfielder

                      (4 point hit)

                      1. Toblerone52
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Will you be playing the 4.5 midfielder each week?

                        1. Andy_Social
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          If the player in question is Donkers, or currently Cantwell, you shouldn't be concerned about that. I would do the hit and start all 3.

                      2. Kiwivillan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        McGinn has better fixtures next 2 and goal threat