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. Aldoman
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    so my score this week is 60 with AWB and martial yet to play.. i already used my free transfer to get pukki instead of king.. now i still got rico whom i want to get lundstram instead and also i got barkley.. i am tempted to get lundstram before the price rise, is it worth the -4? or should i play the wild card to get rid of perez and barkley to get ceballos and mount? i am really confused and need some wise advise

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

      wc only if u want to do more than 8 changes. lundstram -4 not worth it, but if u have no money at all, maybe worth it.

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

      Both Ceballos and Mount feel dicey to me right now. We haven’t yet seen really how Emery intends to set up consistently and Mount didn’t start the Super Cup and CHO is getting closer.

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

      Keep Perez for one more week, and just change Barkley to Ceballos??.. I wouldn’t worry about missing the .1 on Lundstram immediately

    4. luk46
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Ceballos' fixtures for the next couple weeks look bad nor is he nailed just now... I wouldn't get him...

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

    Which 4.5 defenders rotate best with Montoya (Brighton)?

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

      Maybe unpopular but I like Aarons personally

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

        Norwich don’t look like they have a clean sheet in them

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

          Despite it being newcastle they really were close to one vs them. I just love how high up their full backs get too, Aarons could get 5-10 attacking returns this season and I am really eyeing up that West Ham game GW4 due to their problems at left back (I am a West Ham fan) I think we’ll struggle against them

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

        Lowton, Aaron's or Diop for me.

    2. MTPockets
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Ward, Soyuncu?

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

      Looks to me like a straight choice between KdB and Kane this week, even with a wildcard I can't find a team I'm happy with that includes both. Who do we think is more essential?

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

        KDB. I'd go Son over Kane

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

        if u have sterling, then kane.

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

          Agree

          Kane gives one more team to captain - that’s potentially an extra player.

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

          "If you have Sterling, Kane outscores KDB. If you don't have Sterling, KDB outscores Kane."

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

        Kane from now for me

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

        In the same boat, prefer Robertson/sterling/Kane Salah and will work players around the 4

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

      Christ them United fixtures look good. Rashford may be the one as too many midfielders I want.

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

        Not the worst shout. Shaw/AWB look cool too, see how they all look tonight

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

        i got rash.

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

          You want to see a doctor about that

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

        Yep

        Palace - sadly for me - looked horrid against SU and Rashford could be great next week. Have Martial so hope that’s enough.

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

          Horrible going forward - but I would expect Hodgson to have them set up well to defend - just one goal conceded in two games

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

            Agreed sort of

            Palace defence will be among the best of the rest long term imo but the midfield was overrun and that needs to be sorted out pdq. Either Kouyate or McCarthy needs to start.

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

      Thoughts please

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

        I wouldn’t rush Perez out, I’m giving him another week, and likely to get in a cheaper alt as I have Salah sterling combo

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

        So save

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

      How does this WC look?

      Pope (Button)
      VVD Digne Cancelo Dunk Lundstram
      Mane KDB Sterling Martial Dendonker
      King Jota Pukki

      Will bring in Barnes from GW5. Only issue is lack of Spurs attacking cover.

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

        King on wildcard - interesting.

        Care to explain why?

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

          They still have nice fixtures plus he is on pens. May rotate him with Pukki when plays City.

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

        king to 4.5 and dendon to ceballos ? extra million to spend

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

          You think Ceballos will outscore King? Good idea though.

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

      Thoughts on the best moves here? got 1ft and 3m

      Heaton (EVE)
      Digne • VVD • TAA • Zincheko
      Sterling (c) • KDB • Martial • Perez
      Wilson • King

      Pope Dendocker Wickham Rico

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

        Perez to Son or King to Rashford

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

      Disappointed with Lampard as Chelsea manager so far:

      1) Playing Championship quality players (Mount and Abraham) in the first XI
      2) Playing too intensely in the first half so the players are spent after 60 mins
      3) Leaving the team exposed to counter attacks

      The only thing he has done right is to integrate Pulisic in slowly.

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

        Never rated him at Derby. Don't know why he got the job

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

        Mount is a premier league player imo, Abraham is garbage, agreed.

        1. Pinky and De Bruyne
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Mount is class

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

        Harsh on Mount who has had 3/3 good performance.

        Who else is he supposed to play there? Barkley is absolutely sh1te.

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

      Any news on Digne injury?

    10. Muscout
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Morning guys

      Not sure if I'm missing something but can we not view other peoples transfers any more?

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

        You can see their transfer history but not their current GW details.

      2. MTPockets
          1 year, 3 months ago

          e.g. https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/1/transfers

          Replace 1 with their ID

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

            Cheers! Quite a long winded way compared to before, do you know if they will bring it back to how it was last season (just a click of a button on to their transfer history)

            1. MTPockets
                1 year, 3 months ago

                No idea. Strange that still visible if they intended to remove the functionality

        • Tsparkes10
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Anyone else prefer Son over Kane? Hope Poch lets us know if he'll start or not. Robertson, Perez to Lowton, Son could be v good

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

            I’m happy with Kane

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

            Son for me. Need to listen to what Poch says first though. If there are some encouraging comments from Poch on Son then he is coming to my team.

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

            Poch has 3 strikers who can partner Kane. Lucas, Lamela and now son. Lucas and Lamela are both poch favs and both performed. He is stubbornly stockings ith the narrow 41212. There simply isn’t a place for everyone. Lamela I can see playing CAM over Eriksen, with eriksen playing deeper in the easy games. The Lucas vs Son thing will be a nightmare this year tho. Kane all the way for me

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

              Sticking with * lol. Also Son not playing for like 4 weeks will be a problem will probs be eased in

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

              disgaree. Son should be regular starter. Only 1 of Lamela or Moura will start.

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

              I don't think that Moura is a Poch favorite at all, he plays only when he is on top form and gets left out even when he deserves to play sometimes. Lamela is Argentinian so always have that advantage but he is an inferior player to Son. Son is very likely to start most games, he's been a key player for them for the last 2 seasons.

              1. Pinky and De Bruyne
                • 8 Years
                1 year, 3 months ago

                Son is nailed

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

                  For sure long term but son hasn’t played a match in 4 weeks. After Lamela and lucas’ performances last two i’d Just be wary about bringing him in and captaining this week.

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

                  Love the username

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

              As a spurs fan still don't rate Lamela at all and hate the fact that Poch favors him. Son-Kane-Lucas all the way..

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

                That makes the most sense but that would mean abandoning the formation he has used all of pre season and start of this season just for one player’s return. Poch is an idiot I agree with you

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

                  Yeah I mean I understand if he brings Son in from the bench, but in the long term opening with Lamela doesn't make sense. Loses the ball too often and makes horrible passes in important counter-attacks etc. Has the odd goal in him but don't usually see more than a few good matches from him during a season

          4. Sacked in the Morning
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 3 months ago

            I have Kane, but keeping an eye on him. He dropped deeper once Moura came on and I guess will do the same with Son.
            Can't drop him before Newcastle though.

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

              He only dropped in to help out in the middle of the park vs Man City, this wont happen in the easier games

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

            Not immediately but going forward if Son starts to fire then it could come into play. It doesn’t matter to me that eye test says no with Kane he just returns so consistently when fit. He’s still fantastic value.

            Side issue for me is Kun looking grumpy. 🙂 I did brilliantly from my premium forward spot last season but if Kun falls out if the equation then I may rethink and look to add another premium mid - more options possibly

          6. IRBOX ⚽
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 3 months ago

            Cheapskates

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

            Fair comments. I fancy Aubam against pool so not keen on that switch. Son would make it quite easy... A 30 mins against Newcastle could still be a haul tbf

        • The_Fish
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Henderson
          TAA Robbo Digne Montoya Soyuncu
          Salah Sterling Moura Ceballos Dendoncker
          Vardy King Greenwood

          1ft, 0.5itb.

          A) King to Pukki
          B) Moura and Vardy to KDB and Pukki (-4)
          C) Hold and bench King for a 541 this week
          D) Other?

        • Rinseboy
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Thoughts on the following:
          VVD and Perez to KDB and Lundstram this week -4?
          Then potentially Moura to Martial next week?

          Pope
          TAA VVD Digne Montoya Rico
          Salah Sterling Perez Moura Tross
          Pukky Jota Greenwood

        • Atimis
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Took -4, recon I should be good for at least 2 weeks??

          Ryan
          TAA/Digne/WB
          Salah/Sterling(c)/KDB/Martial/Ceballos
          Pukki/Jota

          Button/Lund/Rico/Green

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

            Your mini WC gave you as good a team as ppl who are using their actual WCs. So yeah you'll be fine 🙂

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

              Thanks 😉

        • Roysgotnoboys
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Thinking of using my 2 FTs to change from 4-4-2 to 4-3-3 by swapping Milli & Greenwood to Pukki and a 4.5

          Would give me
          Pope
          TAA, Coleman, Zinchenko, Kiko
          Salah, Sterling, Moura
          Vardy, Wilson, Pukki

          Thoughts?

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

          All set on Kane C this week and unlikely to change.. Think we already have an insight to who the new (castle) whipping boys are!!

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

            I am captaining Mane. LIV- Arsenal tend to be high scoring.

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

              Liv battered them last year

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

          A) Kane and Martial
          or
          B) Son and Rashford

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

            A)

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

              2 strikers and a sure penalty taker

          2. MTPockets
              1 year, 3 months ago

              a

            • diesel001
              • 4 Years
              1 year, 3 months ago

              A if planning to captain Kane at some point. Otherwise B

            • Tcheco
              • 3 Years
              1 year, 3 months ago

              A for sure

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

              Cheers all

          3. EL tridente
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 3 months ago

            Any transfer to make? Have 1 free transfer
            Ryan, (Button)
            Zinchenko, Van Dijk, Digne, Walker-Peters, (Lundstram)
            Salah, Sterling, Sigurdsson, Robinson, (Dendoncker)
            Kane, King, (Greenwood)

          4. Ben Marlin
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 3 months ago

            Pope
            TAA, VVD, Digne, Coleman
            Salah, Sterling, Fraser, Perez
            Wilson, Wood

            Button, Diop, Dendocker, Greenwood

            What do I do now?

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

            Robertson, Fraser, Wilson --> AWB, De Bruyne, Pukki (-4)?

            1. Pinky and De Bruyne
              • 8 Years
              1 year, 3 months ago

              Yep

          6. Andrew
            • 8 Years
            1 year, 3 months ago

            Thinking of these transfer for a 4 pt hit

            Robbo > AWB
            Perez > Ceballos
            Greenwood > Pukki

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

              I'm assuming Greenwood was bench fodder. Who would replace him on your bench?

          7. liberalfamilia
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 3 months ago

            2FT and 0.0m ITB.

            Pope (4.0)
            Robbo VVD Digne Zinchenko Lundstram
            Salah KDB Perez Fraser Dendoncker
            Kane King Greenwood

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

            Which Chelsea defender gets dropped when Rudiger is back?

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

              Based on what we've seen it's probably Zouma

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

                The way they are defending, Lampard should consider a back five.

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

            Is it daft to consider a WC this early with this side? 2 FTs.

            Ryan Button

            Robbo VVD Digne Zinchenko Lundstram

            Salah Sterling Martial Perez Dendoncker

            Wilson King Greenwood

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

              Looks great, just sell King or Wilson

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

              dont use wc imo

              wilson to pukki and upgrade either perez or dendon

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

                I’d keep Wilson.

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

              Looks good. This for -4 perhaps?

              Robbo to 4.5
              Wilson to Jota
              Perez to KDB

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

            What's more important this week? Getting in KDB or fixing the team and get rid of the likes of Robinson* Fraser and Wood?

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

            KDB or Son? I have Sterling but no Spurs. I like the look of KDB, but I fancy a Son against Newcastle. He usually starts his season with a bang.

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

              will he even start againt newcastle ?

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

                I like Son a lot but waiting on Poch.

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

                Sure he will. He's been banned not injured and will be raring to go

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

                  That’s my feeling. Why wouldn’t Poch throw him in.

            2. MTPockets
                1 year, 3 months ago

                He didn't last season, or season before that

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

                  When he returned from Asian games last season didn’t he score 90 points in 9 games?

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

                    Ie: he can be a quick starter

                  2. MTPockets
                      1 year, 3 months ago

                      There were at least 6 PL fixtures between return and hauls (he was benched for 2)
                      https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/heung-min-son/leistungsdaten/spieler/91845/plus/0?saison=2018

                2. liverpool01
                  • 2 Years
                  1 year, 3 months ago

                  Son since you have Spurs cover

                  1. liverpool01
                    • 2 Years
                    1 year, 3 months ago

                    since you don't have spurs cover I meant

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

                A. Coleman and AWB
                B. VVD and diop

                1. Our Man Charlie
                  • 9 Years
                  1 year, 3 months ago

                  I like A

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

                    A clearly looks better, the only problem is that it means no liverpool defensive coverage.

                    Looking at fixtures i dont really see it as an issue. they could concede in all games up to GW12 except NEW and shu but its the ownership thats the problem

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

                A. VVD Ceballos Kane
                B. Digne Martial Son

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

                Need to downgrade perez to fit in kdb.
                Which one on less than 5.8 midfielders is the best
                I see that Mcgin and cebalos are popular.
                Any other opinions are welcome

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

                  People are going for Cantwell at 4.5

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

                Ryan
                Robbo | VVD | Digne
                Salah | Sterling | Fraser | Perez | Siggy
                King | Jota

                Lundstram | Greenwood | Rico

                2FT, 0.0 ITB

                Will wait until Friday for all available information, but any suggestions on either of these:

                A. Fraser + Robbo > Laporte + Martial
                B. Fraser + Robber > KDB + Ward (Lund and Ward can rotate reasonably for LEI, AVL, SOU, WOL, NOR)
                C. Anything else?

                Thanks!

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

                  I like the look of B