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. ZeBestee
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Thinking of doing these 3 transfers for a -4, but I think Salah will prove all of us wrong.

    Salah + Fraser + Wilson >>> Mane + KDB + Pukki

    Worth it? Or Pukki is a bit of kneejerk, fixtures aren't great and he won't score every game while teams come up with ways to stop him.

    Also looking at Son, he was sublime when I brought him early last season, got me around 100 points in around 7-8 gameweeks.

    So choose 1 here

    1) Son
    2) KDB
    3) Kane

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

      See below. I’m thinking exact same move.

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

      Also considered Son and downgrading one Liverpool defender. Son more of a risk but could be golden.

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

        Son comes straight into the team imo. If he fires up, then there are little better than him. Issue is Kane is only 1.5 more and super nailed and on pens.

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

          Son gets 5 points for goals and 1 for CS though

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

            Yup, and when he starts, he pretty much scores same if not more than Kane. Actually he is their most dangerous attacker imo.

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

              It's a tricky one. I've been going back and forth between Kane + Martial or Son + Rashford + 0.5m itb.

              Waiting until after tonights match to make up my mind.

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

      2 by a mile

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

    I missed that Fraser price drop and am not 0.1 short of doing he and C.Wilson to Dendonder and Kane. Really peeved off...!!!

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

      now**

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

        it's okay, Wolves hasn't played, you never know if Dendonker goes out injured or something.

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

      I knew he is dropping, but I still somehow waited. Now I will wait til Friday anyway.

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

    Time for Mane instead of Salah? I seemed to have watched Mane single handedly lose me my league last year and seems to have started better. Although Salah has a habit of punishing me when I sell.

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

      Removing Salah replacing him with Mane then trying to get Salah back when he is firing on all cylinders.

      That is the problem, getting Salah back in your team...

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

        I can see me WC in a few weeks so may not be an issue. But I take your point.

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

      i got both. No confusion.

      1. SirT83
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Too much Pool on the mid, no sterling or kane/Auba i presume? Confusion!

  4. Tsparkes10
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    (-8) Welsey, Robertson, Robinson, Aubam to Maupay, Lowton, Son, Rashford gives me:

    Hendo
    VVD Digne Montoya AWB
    Son Salah Sterl Perez
    Rashford Maupay
    (Stek, Diop, Dendonk, Greenw)

    Like the look of that tbh. Also got 0.4itb to upgrade Perez or Maupay if needed.

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Should say AWB instead of Lowton.

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

      Maupay has only subbed on. Wesley looked like he's finding his feet but may come good. Trezeguet should've buried his pass. Wish it was anyone instead of Trezeguet at the end of it

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Cheers. Maybe Robertson, Perez to Lowton, Son

  5. kime67
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Its impossible to fit in kdb without hurting the rest of your team.

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

      KDB is easier imo, Kane/Son + KDB is the issue.

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

      He is the cheapest big hitter in the game

    3. kime67
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      hes not a big hitter like salah and sterling and kane

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

        In your opinion

      2. Brehmeren
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        This.

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

      If you are married to Salah and Sterling, certainly.

      KDB is a cheaper, less explosive but more nailed alternate to Sterling IMO.

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

        he is not more nailed than sterling. both are nailed

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

      I disagree.

      Heaton
      Taa Coleman Dunk
      Mane Sterling KdB Cantwell
      Kane Pukki 6.9

      Donkey Lundstrum Kelly

      Not too bad.

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

        If I were to WC this would be my team

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

          Taa->WannaB/Maguire could potentialy also give you Martial over the 6.9m striker

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

            I'm gonna make an early free transfer every week in the hopes that I get an injury so I can make an excuse to WC lol.

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

          *With Jota, VVD and Maguire for 6.9, TAA and Dunk

    6. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I'm looking to make a couple or moves to end up with this, looks fine to me

      Heaton
      TAA Digne KWP Montoya
      Sterling Mane KDB Son
      Pukki Jota

      4.0 Soyuncu Donck Greenwood

    7. President Giggs
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I've had him from the start

      Pope
      VVD-Zinchenko-Coleman
      Salah-Sterling-KDB-Perez-Pulisic
      King-Pukki

      Button-Greenwood-4.5-4.0

      Bench is admittedly very weak but rest of team isn't in bad shape really

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

      what is your team?

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

    Siggy & TAA --> Son & Zinchenko with 2FTs

    Sounds good or good chance of backfiring?

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

      Son might not start straight away. I'd be looking to get rid of TAA since he could be dropped against Arsenl for Gomez

    2. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I'd rather have Siggy and TAA

  7. Mufc123
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    McGinn or grealish or trossard??

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

      Trossard looked like a good player and can shoot at a distance. McGinn not bad either. Grealish also a good shout.

      Trossard for me.

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

      I have Mcginn and Trossard. Not many other options in their price bracket.

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

      Trossard looked quality. He will get goals and assists aplenty.

  8. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    I already HATE Steve Bruce and may need another name change! Any suggestions?? 🙂

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

      Try the AI program at talktotransformer.com. Give it a few bullet points with names for a prompt, such as
      - Bruce the Moose
      - Rafa the Gaffa
      - Kurt the Nerd
      - Mary the Scary
      - Carl the Snarl
      and then click on “Generate another”. Repeat a few times. Something interesting should pop up sooner or later.

  9. tibollom
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    What should I do with my 2FT? Thinking of Rico + Barkley out for Lundstram + 6M mid...

    Heaton Button
    VVD Robbo Zouma Rico AWB
    Salah Sterling PErez Barkley Dedeoncker
    Auba King Greenwood

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

      Robbo -> Lundstram

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

        interesting.. care to explain? You would just do the one transfer then? What about Barkley?

  10. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Siggy, Wilson, Perez to KDB, Pukki and Mount for a -4?

    Or give it one more week and just sell Wilson?

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

      I don't think you need to sell Wilson. Still has good fixtures coming.

      1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        I need the cash...

    2. Fire Chief Moe
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Wilson is ticking over, whats the issue? the city game? Wouldn't bet against him scoring tbh.

      1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        3 tougher games imo with Everton and Leicester after City, been fortunate with his 2 returns so far. Think I may just cash in and use him as a makeweight for KDB

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

      You think Mount will be a fixture? Can't stand players being rotated. Not bad tbh.

      1. Fire Chief Moe
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        I have gone for him, plenty of option in his price bracket if he doesn't get enough minutes.

      2. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        He's played every minute so far and I think he's a favourite of lampards. 7 shots 3 in the box already, good number to see from a 6m attacker on Chelsea

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

      Keep Wilson imo - he just has that knack of returning. He can afford a blank this week.

      I’d take Perez down to 5.5 or even over Mount to get KdB if that works

      1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        I'd have to sell Perez for a 4.9 or less midfielder and I'm not keen on playing cantwell or Dendoncker every week tbh. WIlson is the cash cow

  11. aapoman
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    What should I do? Have 2ft. Thinking of TAA to AWB and Zinchenko to Laporte but not sure.

    Pope (4.0)
    TAA Robbo Digne Zinchenko (Lundstram)
    Salah Sterling Martial Perez (Dendoncker)
    Wilson Jota (Greenwood)

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

      Are you not fairly intent on trying to get Kane in?

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

        Not really sure. He was invisible against City. I could do TAA to a 4.0 and Wilson to Kane but it might not be worth it.

        1. MosF94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Don't think Kane being invisible against City is a worry, that's 1 of Spurs' toughest two fixtures all season out of the way

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

      Do you think Zinchenko will be dropped?

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

        Yes most likely. He was pretty trash against Spurs imo

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

    Looks like reasonable odds the price gap between Mo and Mane will be down to 0.8 by GW3

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

      Yeah Salah may probably drop, Mane will rise.

    2. Skloppy Kops
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Tempting me to switch to Mané..
      All opposition defenders seem to care about Salah and leave space for Mané

      1. rjcv177
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        This...since last year

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

      And when that happens I'm just gonna end up sticking with Salah all season since the one reason for me to downgrade him will go lol

  13. Champagne supernova
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Any solid news on digne yet

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

      digne and zinchenko should be fine

  14. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Guys,

    Is Moura likely to start this week, or lose his place to Son? There's no room for Kane, Son and Moura to start in that team, right...?

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

      I think it's Lamela who is going to lose his place to Son.

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

      He deserves to start. Poch is very on harsh on him though.

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

      Yeah Kane, Son and Moura will all start

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

      i reckon lamela will start. but 50/50. but he could score 5 seconds after coming from bench again.

  15. De Gea is GOAT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Pool CS this GW? Thoughts?

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

      Slim imo. Arsenal look sharp with Lazacette, PEA, and Pepe. LIV defense looks a little unsettled.

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

        Not sure how I feel about you referring to Auba as PEA.

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

      4-1

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

    Mcginn or Ceballos?

    1. Skloppy Kops
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      C

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

      both are good value imo. Mcginn is safer as we do not know how Ceballos will be rotated

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

      Ceballos. With the trio in front of him, he may well exceed his expectation.

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

      Ceballos but waiting until GW5.

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

      thanks guys

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

    What would you do here? 1ft 1.9 itb.

    -Pope
    -TAA-VVD-Digne-Zinc
    -Salah-Sterl-Perez-Moura
    -Pukki-King
    ----Stekel---Dendocker--Green--Rico

    a) Rico to Montoya and bench King
    b) Save
    c) Moura and TAA to KDB and any 6.5 def for a hit.

    Thanks.

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

    Perez and Vardy out, KDB and Pukki in.

    -4 hit.

    Knee-Jerk or G2G?

    1. SirT83
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Can't decide myself. Don't think Pukki will keep it up. But have the feeling I might be missing out..

  19. Mufc123
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Mane or salah?

    1. Skloppy Kops
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      M

    2. rjcv177
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Since mane came back, and the two together playing
      Salah 0 goals, 0 asst
      Mane 3 goals, 1 ast

      Right now mane is on fire, at the end of the season salah will even things

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

        Really? How many games is that?

        1. rjcv177
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Supercup and Southampton, right?

  20. Gooner97
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Perez/Fraser to whom?

    1. rjcv177
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I did fraser to mcginn last night.
      Mcginn blanking after 6 shots made him cool a bit on radars

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

        Yup. If mcginn was 5.5 I'd pick him blindly as my Robinson replacement. Had to go for ceballos instead. Though mcginn will be in my team soon enough

        1. Gooner97
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Mcgin over Ceballos do you reckon?

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

      KDB if you can downgrade elsewhere, otherwise I like mcginn - mount could also be decent

  21. rjcv177
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Kdb already on board

    A) sterling + rashford
    B) martial + kane

    B solves my C for gw3...and then selling salah on gw4 for sterling

  22. Catastrophe
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    How's this draft chaps? Trying to cover all areas. Can't seem to fit Martial in without losing Kane or unbalancing team..

    Ryan/Pope
    VVD, AWB, 4.5, 4.5
    Mane, Sterling, KDB
    Kane, Barnes, Pukki

    (Button, Cantwell, Dendoncker, Lundstram).

    Or Son, Martial, Zinchenko & Lund instead of Kane, Barnes, 2 x 4.5?

    Cheers.

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

    Any advice? Thinking of waiting on Perez + Siggy for one more week. Have 2FT. Wary of missing some new "essentials"

    Ryan
    Lundstram TAA Zinc Coleman (Kelly)
    Salah Sterling Siggy Perez (Donk)
    Kane King (Greenwood)

  24. ZakyJ
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Heaton / Button
    KWP / Zinch / VVD / Montoya (Rico)
    Perez / KdB / Salah (Dendo / Drinkwater)
    Jota / Kane / Auba
    0ITB 2FT

    Whats my best move. Obviously id like to get sterling in at some point

    Salah > Mane to start saving for Sterling
    Rico > lundstram to solidify my team
    Heaton > Pope
    Something crazy like Auba / Kane / Perez > Sterling / Pukki / Firminio
    Any other suggestions

  25. Holteenderinthesky
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Big gamble for 2 Weeks before the wildcard on the international break.
    BSilva & Wilson > Son & Giroud.
    Did it Saturday night, hoping Giroud gets picked ahead of Tammy for nor & SHU. And punted Son over KDB, with Newcastle at home next.

    Son now seems a very appealing differential captain next week. Or is that a gamble to far and just pick Sterling?

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

      anybody but giroud. why not pukki?

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

        Fixtures, looked at Pukki and Barnes but for a pick more or less guaranteed to be only for 2 weeks I didn't fancy either. Wanted to attack Chelsea's next two fixtures, so gambled on Giroud over Tammy

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

    Should I get rid of Lucas Moura?

    1. Gooner97
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Yes, or your team will get rid of you

    2. De Gea is GOAT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Let me know if you do mate as i'm in 2 minds about it myself. Is there even a chance of him starting this gw?

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

        I think there is a chance, especially after coming on and saving the day vs City

    3. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      He saved the day in CL as well, was still dropped. He was dropped last week w/o Son in the team, don't think he'll be starting..

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

        True. Might just ship

        1. De Gea is GOAT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Yeah i think the same. Poch seems to use him as a supersub more than a starter. But would that mean Lamela starting instead of him?

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

      Who would you bring in for him? I’m keeping as fairly confident he’ll start and fixture is great. Not sure if son will automatically come into the team so prepared to keep for one more gw and then get martial

  27. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Any Digne update?

    1. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Still 6.0

  28. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    I may get pelters for this comment..
    I think if a striker scores a hat-trick he should get extra bonus points as it’s incredibly rare.. For example lundstrum score a tap and cleanS/bonus 14 pts.. Pukki only gets 17pts for scoring a classy hat-trick..

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

      agree!

    2. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Lund got points for a CS as well and he is playing OOP. The

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

      Should a midfielder scoring a hattrick get even more extra bonuses points as it is even rarer?

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

      Argument for 5-4-1.

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

      I’d go further and award an extra point for a brace. Perhaps first goal is 4, second 5 etc.

    6. MTPockets
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Already gets extra bonus pts as a striker, plus that's their job.
        A defender getting a hattrick - now that's rare

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

          kurzawa got a hattrick in a CL game for PSG few years ago & he was in my CL Fantasy team.

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

        Agree!

    7. Evasivo
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      What's the consensus on KDB Vs Mahrez?

      Both likely to get similar points per £, and minutes too perhaps...

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

        Are you joking?

        Think Mahrez will be rotated while De Bruyne playes 95% of the games.

      2. Poseidon.
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Not for me. KdB to get more points to £ and minutes I can’t see being even close

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

        Oh, well that is conclusive!

        I thought Pep had been bigging up Mahrez potential of late

      4. MTPockets
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Early days but little to suggest similar minutes

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

        Perez, Wilson to Martial, Pukki for free?

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

          Yep. They're going to be my moves this week.

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

          Looks good