Scout Notes

Debate over Chelsea and Leicester’s FPL assets after entertaining draw

What to do with Leicester City and Chelsea’s Fantasy assets is the subject of our latest Scout Notes article.

Whether it be existing owners or those FPL bosses looking to pounce ahead of some favourable fixtures, Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge left us with plenty of questions to mull over.

Chelsea 1-1 Leicester City

  • Goals: Mason Mount (£6.0m) | Wilfred Ndidi (£5.0m)
  • Assists: James Maddison (£7.0m)
  • Bonus: Ndidi, Mount – 3, Jonny Evans (£5.0m) – 1

As happened at Old Trafford on the opening weekend, Chelsea were involved in a match of two halves in Gameweek 2.

The Blues again came out of the blocks the fastest against Leicester on Sunday and achieved something they couldn’t do in Manchester, capitalising on their early dominance to take the lead through Mason Mount (£6.0m).

The familiar failings were again apparent after the break, however, with another goal conceded from a dead-ball situation – there were plenty of those in pre-season – and Chelsea’s high backline looking vulnerable to swift counter-attacks.

Owners of Teemu Pukki (£6.7m) et al would be particularly encouraged by the space afforded to the Foxes’ front three in the second half, with even the presence of N’Golo Kante (£5.0m) not enough to stem the Leicester tide after half-time.

Running out of steam after the interval is becoming a recurring theme, with Chelsea having dominated against Liverpool in the Super Cup before the break but allowing their admittedly excellent opponents to wrestle control of the game thereafter.

Whether it is fatigue kicking in after their aggressive, high-pressing starts or simply mental frailty is unclear but Frank Lampard was quick to highlight the effect of Wednesday night’s exertions in Turkey after full-time, saying:

I hate the tiredness excuse but I think it was a factor in the second half of the game. We’re good enough that if that is a factor we can take it out by being better on the ball, we turned it over too many times, we allowed them counter-attacks which means you run a lot.

We need better game management. When the game turns slightly against us then we need to be good enough to wrestle that back and move the ball better so that’s something for us to keep working on.

Reflecting on the game overall, Lampard said:

The first 25 minutes was how we want to play but the rest of the game wasn’t quite how we want to play.

Credit to Leicester for that, they put us under pressure and we weren’t good enough in possession after the first period. We gifted them possession back and gave them the feeling they were still in the game because we didn’t score that second goal.

In the second half, we left far too many spaces for them. They’re a very good team on the counter-attack, they have good attacking players who can really hurt you and that was the disappointing thing for me, the fact we couldn’t sustain the period in the early part of the game.

I don’t expect that 100-miles-an-hour energy for 90 minutes but I do expect that we keep possession of the ball better when we rest.

The match had started positively for Chelsea, who were in the same 4-2-3-1 shape they adopted at Manchester United last weekend.

Christian Pulisic (£7.5m) and Pedro (£7.5m) flanked Oliver Giroud (£7.0m) in attack as they had done in midweek, while Mason Mount (£6.0m) reprised the ‘number ten’ role he had taken up at Old Trafford – although drifted towards the left flank on occasion.

While there will undoubtedly be rotation in the weeks and months ahead, Mount is clearly a favourite of Lampard’s and seems to have the upper hand over Ross Barkley (£6.0m) in the hole, having started there in Gameweeks 1 and 2.

Barkley failed to even make it onto the pitch on Sunday and his Fantasy stock has fallen as quickly as it rose in pre-season following his eye-catching summer displays.

Mount dispossessed Wilfred Ndidi (£5.0m) on the edge of the Leicester box and scuffed an effort beyond Kasper Schmeichel (£5.0m) to put Chelsea 1-0 up after just six minutes and the chances continued to come for the young midfielder.

Schmeichel had twice thwarted Mount either side of the opening goal, with the 20-year-old prospect well-positioned in the Leicester box.

An ambitious free-kick that sailed into the crowd late on underlined the fact that Lampard wants Mount and the rest of his players to play without fear, while the ex-Derby loanee was also heavily involved in indirect dead-ball situations, taking three of Chelsea’s four corners.

Whether £6.0m is cheap enough to spend on a midfielder who may well face a benching or two in the weeks ahead is a question for Fantasy managers to decide, with Chelsea’s fixtures looking promising between now and Gameweek 12.

Lampard said of Mount after full-time:

The epitome of his talent was shown in his goal – great energy off the ball to close people down and then the quality to finish it. He could have scored two more goals in that opening period actually but we know he’s going to get better and better.

That was the first of some big moments for Mason and I’m delighted for him on that level but I know he’ll have wanted that to be part of a win.

Rotation is also a worry in the wide areas, with Willian (£7.0m) now back from injury – he emerged as a 71st-minute substitute on Sunday – and Callum Hudson-Odoi (£6.0m) set to return after the international break.

Pedro was again the pick of the Blues’ wingers this weekend, firing into the side-netting in the first minute and giving stand-in left-back Christian Fuchs (£4.5m) an uneasy opening quarter of the game as Chelsea swarmed over their visitors.

The promising start and underlying stats amounted to nothing in FPL terms, though, and both Pulisic and Pedro faded as the game wore on.

The same could be said for Giroud, who was hugely impressive in the first half as his hold-up play carved out excellent opportunities for Pedro, Mount and Kante in the opening 25 minutes.

Be it Giroud’s link-up play or Tammy Abraham‘s (£7.0m) off-the-ball runs, the recurring theme among Lampard’s strikers seems to be that they are more likely to create space and opportunities for their teammates as they are score themselves – something that FPL managers will likely baulk at given the sub-£7.0m options who are more traditional goal-getters.

Emerson Palmieri (£5.5m) again caught the eye from an attacking perspective and looks the pick of Chelsea’s defenders, with Cesar Azpilicueta (£6.0m) struggling at right-back.

Whether Fantasy managers would be willing to spend a considerable amount of money on Emerson given Chelsea’s current aversion to clean sheets, however, is another question.

Having struggled to create many chances of note against Wolves in Gameweek 1, Leicester’s attacking assets were again anonymous in the opening 45 minutes of Sunday’s match.

The Foxes had only one shot in the first half and the closest they came to an equaliser was when Jamie Vardy (£9.0m) almost caught Kepa Arrizabalaga (£5.5m) dallying on the ball after half an hour.

That all changed after the interval, with Leicester much the better side and quicker on the break – if not quite clinical.

The stats will show that Vardy had only one shot on goal and blanked for the fourth Premier League game in a row but there were multiple instances of the premium Leicester forward being only a pass away from a gilt-edged chance, only for his teammates to fail to find him.

James Maddison (£7.0m) was perhaps the worst culprit, either hanging onto the ball or delaying a pass until Vardy was offside, but Ayoze Perez (£6.5m) and Youri Tielemans (£6.5m) also failed to feed their centre-forward when he had peeled off the Chelsea stoppers.

Vardy’s one chance was a good one, too, as he flashed an effort across Kepa’s goal and narrowly past the toes of an onrushing Perez on 77 minutes.

With other FPL strikers in fine form and facing appealing fixtures in Gameweek 3, Vardy’s owners may well think about ditching him – indeed, over 100,000 FPL bosses have lost faith since the opening weekend.

The second half of the Chelsea match ought to provide some reassurance, however, even if Sheffield United’s impressive defence may not be as charitable as Chelsea’s next Saturday.

If Maddison was at time selfish on the ball to Vardy’s cost, he was still the driving force behind a lot of Leicester’s attacks.

A couple of teasing deliveries flashed through the Chelsea backline before Ndidi got onto the end of Maddison’s 66th-minute corner to bring the scores level, while the England midfielder himself had two presentable opportunities to score: first being crowded out when rounding Kepa and then blazing over a glorious chance from just outside the six-yard box on 72 minutes.

Rodgers said of his playmaker:

He was outstanding today, so clever, working in the spaces and he is such a good player. He played very well.

While Maddison and Vardy offered some encouragement to their owners, Perez was less effective.

Playing on the right of Leicester’s front three, Perez had, like Vardy, a couple of nearly-moments but looked like he was running out of steam midway through the second half, perhaps – as Rodgers suggested last weekend – because of his pre-season being disrupted by injury.

It may simply take another week or two for Perez to bed in and get up to full speed but there will be understandable twitchiness among his owners, with some trickier tests ahead in Gameweeks 4 to 8.

We weren’t overly impressed with Leicester’s defence in Gameweek 1 despite the clean sheet and indeed highlighted a couple of nervy moments that stemmed from Rodgers’ troops trying to play out from the back in our Scout Notes from the Wolves game.

Those failings were again exposed on Sunday, with Chelsea ripping the Foxes to shreds early on and Mount’s goal coming from a Ndidi mistake on the edge of his own box.

Rodgers took blame for that goal, saying:

I assume responsibility, I always ask my players to play, to show confidence and to play like a top player.

He has just had a wee heavy touch, but I’d rather take that – it’s not even a risk for me, it’s an opportunity when you build the game, because you see throughout the game, after that, the number of times from build-up play that we were able to get out and play through.

Sometimes that will happen, and unfortunately for Wilf, it did, but I’m so pleased that he scored the header because he is such a great player for us and he deserved to get the goal.

Ben Chilwell (£5.5m) missed out through injury but the problem doesn’t appear to be too serious, with Rodgers saying:

Should be fine for next week. He had a hip problem and we tried to give him right until the last minute but unfortunately, he didn’t make it. He should be ok for next weekend.

Members’ Analysis

Chelsea XI (4-3-3) Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Zouma, Emerson; Jorginho (Kovacic 70′), Kante, Mount; Pedro, Giroud (Abraham 61′), Pulisic (Willian 70′).

Leicester City XI (4-3-3): Schmeichel; Pereira, Evans, Soyuncu, Fuchs; Choudhury (Praet 73′), Ndidi, Tielemans; Perez (Albrighton 79′), Maddison, Vardy.

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Lessons learned from Gameweek 2

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  1. mojoindojo
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Stuck with Barkley for now. Will get rid next week.

    1. GREEN IS GOOD
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      4-0

      Jota 2G 2A

  2. yakirh
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Score prediction for Wolves vs Man Utd ?

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

      1-2

    2. Differential (c)
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Honestly? 1-1. Both will nick goals, but it'll be very even.

    3. Four Hit Wonder
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      1-3

    4. ALegendJ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      2-2

    5. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      0-2

    6. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      1-1 flukey late United equaliser

      1. norab
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        2-2

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

      2-1

    8. PerthSuperIrons
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      0-2

    9. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      2-1

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

        My Superbru prediction is 1-2. My FPL team would prefer 2-1

    10. Eytexi
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      1-1

    11. Luke Chadwicks Left Peg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      If United can grab an early goal they’ll run away with it. Otherwise, 1-1.

    12. BobbyV
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      0-4

      1. Poseidon.
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Yes bro come on

    13. Poseidon.
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      0-4 to the Utd

      GGMU

    14. RichardNixon
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      2-1

      The press loves to build Utd up, in particular Sky, but in reality they are an average squad bar a couple of players. Will be found wanting tonight I reckon

      1. Demigod Mendy
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        That's why the worst United team in years still finished above the best Wolves team in recent memory?

        I admire Wolves and I'm not even a United fan but your ignorance is unreal.

        1. RichardNixon
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          Do you realise that Wolves beat Utd twice last season?? 2-0 in the FA cup and 2-1 in the league? And then they drew in the 1-1 at Old Trafford!

          What was that you were saying about ignorance?

          Tw@t

          1. Demigod Mendy
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 5 months ago

            A team's standard is determined by their position in the league table come end of season. Going by your logic, Huddersfield > Wolves because they defeated Wolves twice last season. Using cuss words to convince yourself otherwise isn't going to help sweetie.

            1. RichardNixon
              • 4 Years
              1 year, 5 months ago

              I dont think so. There is more merit in my prediction then your logic. Beat them twice last year which you didn't realise and the cuss word was an appropriate response to your comment...... which ironically was ignorant

              1. Demigod Mendy
                • 4 Years
                1 year, 5 months ago

                So Huddersfield > Wolves going by your logic.

                You're just hurt. B!tch boy. 😆

                Not worth my time and attention.

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

    RP;

    Anyone remember how Lacazette does against top six sides, with Liverpool, Tottenham, and Man Utd in his next five, should I stick or twist with him?

    1. Differential (c)
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Reposting in case you didnt read my earlier reply.

      Arsenal did absolutely poorly vs Liverpool last season in their second meeting, almost nothing bar a single lapse of concentration which allowed AMN to score, but other than that VvD and co. afforded them zilch, Laca and Auba were terribly isolated.Maybe things will be better with Ceballos, but I've already kicked Laca out of my team, the week after I gave him the armband and he delivered.

      1. HamezMace
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        I did see it mate, and thank you.

        Who have you moved him on for?

        1. Differential (c)
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          Fraser+Laca->Pukki+Debruyne

          Always the plan to take him off after GW2, but it was either for Son or KdB. Eventually dB won out.

          1. HamezMace
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 5 months ago

            I like those moves, looking good.

      2. RichardNixon
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Arsenal have conceded 20 goals in the last six league games v Liverpool

    2. Arteta
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      He scored one goal against all of them. 3 assist vs Utd, 2 vs Spurs, 1 vs Lpool.

      1. HamezMace
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Thanks Ozil,
        Hmm that gives me something to think about now.

        1. Four Hit Wonder
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          Are you thinking about Ozil now?

          1. HamezMace
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 5 months ago

            God no.

      1. Four Hit Wonder
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        In short, he's doing well.

      2. HamezMace
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Cheers, I guess I was also looking to spark some discussion.

  4. Evasivo
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Suggestions for 2FTs & £0.5itb?

    Ryan Button
    Digne TAA VVD Lowton Diop
    Mili Salah Sterling Moura Dendo
    Murray King Jota

    Guess need to se Jota tonight, but Murray and Mili my concern

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Yes, those are the 2 to be concerned about.

      1. Evasivo
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Not many options within that budget though. May need to consider downgrading a defender.
        Otherwise Trossard and Pukki could be done

    2. luk46
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      TAA > Zinchenko/AWB + Milivojevic > Trossard + Murray > Pukki? Then Moura > KDB after the upcoming gw, could also switch two transfers around to have KDB for gw3 already.

    3. 12steps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      What about a formation change, i.e. drop Murray to a 4.5? You have quite a lot of money on the bench, unless you bench both 4.5 defenders?

  5. smix
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Play:
    A. McGinn v/s Everton or
    B. Perez v/s SHU ?

    1. yakirh
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Both are playing against very good defenses
      I would go with McGinn

  6. finnish92
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Robertson, Trossard, Perez --> Evans, KDB, Cantwell (-4pts)?

    --> Then my team with 0.4 ITB:

    Heaton (Pope)
    VVD, Evans, Montoya, Zinchenko, Lundstram
    Salah, Sterling, KDB, Cantwell (Dendoncker)
    Kane (c), (King, Greenwood)

    Thoughts?

    1. gedda
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Looks great for this upcoming GW...

    2. luk46
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Not too bad, but why get rid of Trossard? Also better options than Evans and not the biggest fan of King either.

      1. finnish92
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Because I can’t afford Trossard if I get KDB....

  7. gedda
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Reposting, help needed with 2 FTs:

    Pope/Heaton
    TAA/Montoya/Digne/Lundstram/Rico
    Perez/Salah/Trossard/KDB/Lansbury
    Wilson/Auba/Jimenez

    A) Wilson -> Pukki & save
    B) Wilson & Perez -> Pukki & Martial (or other?)
    C) Wilson -> Pukki & upgrade Montoya/Rico
    D) Lansbury to anyone

    Cheers guys!

    1. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      A

  8. Wild Rover
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Last chance to get Lundstam at £4.0m. Going... Going....

    1. gedda
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Haha. Legend.

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      4.1 or 4.2 no problem ...

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

      Hopefully plenty taking a hit for him to stick on their bench, not being part of freeing up cash.

    4. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I've missed his haul. It won't come round again.

  9. Athletic Nasherbo
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Took a -4. How’s it looking?

    Ryan
    Robertson VVD Zinchenko
    Salah Sterling(C) KdB Perez Buendia
    Pukki Jota

    Button Lundstram Greenwood Rico

    1. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Very nice

  10. Chandler Bing
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Anyone else feel VAR is taking the fun out of the game (FPL and football in general) and should only be used once they have the technology to make split second decisions?

    It's taking too much time at the moment. This is not cricket.

    1. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      It's fun. Sometimes you get to celebrate twice and lol when your rivals goal is scratched 😀

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

      No

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

      I think the concept of VAR is right because decisions can decide championships. But, i think the way it is being utilised is the mistake

      1. Chandler Bing
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Exactly my point. I don't have a problem with VAR but they need to sort out the technology that goes behind it at the moment. It literally takes them 2-3 minutes to come up with a decision. That shouldn't be the case. Completely changes the atmosphere of the stadium especially if it is at a crucial moment of the match.

        1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          Still a work in progress - they'll get there in the end.

        2. Yank Revolution
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          90 seconds to decide the Jesus non-goal, so, no.

    4. THE WERNER DELUSION
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      no, but I do which they would tweak the offside rule slightly, shoulder doesn't make sense to me

      1. THE WERNER DELUSION
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        *wish

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Yeah this.

      3. lespaul
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        You can score with your shoulder

    5. Four Hit Wonder
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Var = killjoy

    6. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Loving it

    7. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Nah I think the right calls being made kind of makes sense.

    8. thegame983
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      In a sport where players dive, fake injuries, time waste and intimidate referees, VAR is a good thing

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

        PL use is much better than previous experiments with the ref running to watch TV at the side of the pitch.
        Used less often, done more quickly. Not perfect but getting better with each iteration.

    9. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Yeah really not enjoying it so far.

    10. Yank Revolution
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Nope. It's what's keeping me WATCHING the matches...without it, sometimes the games and calls are a joke.

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

    Yes maddion was amazing and im getting him for perez.

    1. Four Hit Wonder
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Wasn't amazing, he was simply the only one who didn't suck.

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Wont play Chelsea every week.

  12. ALegendJ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Mount or laporte? I know they are different positions but it will be a fodder to replace the other position

    1. NULL-X-VOID
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Mount, looking at today's performance. Combined with his Super Cup performance, the guy's a great choice.

    2. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      LP

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

      Thanks guys for making my decisiom harder 😀

  13. THE WERNER DELUSION
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Rudiger probably playing tonight (Bats also) - Emerson could get a little boost soon enough, looks a decent option

    1. ALegendJ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Tonight?!

      1. THE WERNER DELUSION
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        yeah

        1. ALegendJ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          I'm sorry, is the second team playing tonight or something?

  14. NULL-X-VOID
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Adrian
    Zinch Digne VVD Montaya
    Sterling Salah Martial Mcginn
    Auba Pukki

    Pope, doncks lundtram andone

    After watching Spurs VS city and Kane's performance in GW1,

    would a Auba - > Kane be smart? Or should I hold?

    honestly I feel like my team is pretty balanced even though KDB isn't there rn. Any thoughts?

  15. Differential (c)
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Which early season 4.0 trio is better?

    A)AwB-Bennett-Peltier

    B)Lundstram-Kelly-Hanley

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

      Lets see how the B boys are doing after the IB.

      AWB still in a league of his own and Bennett kept his spot all season.

      1. Differential (c)
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Bennett not exactly competition-free, had Saiss to worry about. Agree, AwB was just a beast to behold last season.

        Yeah, probably should've given more than two GWs to ask the Q haha.

    2. Budweiser
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      A

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

      Too early to say.
      Wan Bissaka and Bennett were both excellent options all season last year. Lundstram is the only one this season who looks like he'll be in the team long term, but it's wait and see.

    4. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      A

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

      A now
      B maybe with the benefit of a similar year's hindsight

  16. lekalatch
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Thoughts on this WC draft?:

    Adrian (4.0)
    Laporte Digne AWB Diop (Lundstram)
    Sterling Mane KDB Son Trossard
    Pukki (Wickham Greenwood)

    0.9itb. How can I upgrade?

    Can also do:
    Son Greenwood Laporte Adrian ---> Rashford Cantwell VVD Ederson + 0.3itb

  17. Ruffio
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Please advise on current team
    Tempted to WC. But what’s the best option for mini WC?
    Bad week but should I keep patience?

    Ederson (button)

    Robertson. Gomez. Shaw. (Kelly. Montoya)
    Pereyra. Sterling. Salah. Maddison. Bilva
    King. Jota. (Greenwood).

    1. Athletic Nasherbo
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Pererya, Bilva, King and Gomez all ones I’d look to ship out.

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

      Mini WC . Silvia, Pereyra and Gomez out.

  18. Please Answer Me
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    A) KDB+Ceballos
    B) KDB+4.5 midfielder and use the extra ~1M elsewhere

    I'm thinking B because I only want to put Ceballos in if he has a high chance of starting (even with Ozil on the pitch)

  19. Budweiser
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Is Hanley nailed now?

    1. THE WERNER DELUSION
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      no

      1. Budweiser
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Who's ahead of him? Thanks

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

          Supposedly Zimmerman & Klose, when fit.

        2. leo_messi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          klose

    2. HamezMace
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Norwich fans say no, but he's been named captain in both his starts, so it's interesting to see

      1. THE WERNER DELUSION
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        he's club captain or at least was last season, the team captain was Zimmer

        1. HamezMace
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          Good knowledge, thanks.

  20. Four Hit Wonder
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Mount is a younger Pedro.

    Pulisic is a Siggy who doesn't do set pieces.

    KDB is last season's KDB squared.

    Jesus is a Calvert-Lewin with technique.

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

      mostly nonsense

    2. Chandler Bing
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Pulisic is much faster and agile than Siggy. Also lacks the vision Siggy has. Not a good comparison.

      Jesus is 5'9" DCL is 6'2".

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

      Digne is Baines.2

      KDB is what penny pinches thought Bilva was

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

    Need to play 2 out of these 5 :

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

    0 ITB, 0 FT, so any suggestion for -4 welcomed also.

    1. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      AE
      D out

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

        D is waiting for an injury at least to after international break.

    2. luk46
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Perez and Cantwell, I guess. Last chance for Ayoze?!

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

        Another 2 chances at least.

  22. PerthSuperIrons
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 5 months ago

    All I learned was no Chelsea player is worth a punt at the mo and maddison is a great shout for leaving in all season

  23. simong1
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Suggested changes here, if any? 2 FT, 0ITB

    Pope - Button
    Robertson - VVD - Digne - Zinchenko - Lundstram
    Sterling - KDB - Salah - Perez - Dendocker
    King - Jota - Greenwood

  24. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    How's this for a -4?

    Pope, Button
    Van Dijk, Zinchenko, Lundstram, Kelly, Rico
    Salah, Sterling, De Bruyne, Perez, Dendoncker
    Kane, Pukki, Greenwood

  25. DIMITRIS
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Is a Fraser to Maddison good switch? Fraser dipped in value as he's bow 7.4.

    I also have Wilson but doesn't fancy moving him out as City is not waterproof behind and going - 4 is too much this early in the season.
    What do you think?

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

      Yes, he is.

      1. DIMITRIS
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Cheers 🙂

    2. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I personally feel that hits early in the season are much more beneficial than late... if you do them early and do them for the right reasons and get the price rises it makes your job much easier later in the year when you have money to spend. Just MHO but that being said I WC in GW 3 last year and finished my best ever season so I dunno lol.

      I'd be tempted to make the first move and maybe take -4 to bring in someone for Wilson

      1. DIMITRIS
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        I will definately do Fraser-Madison switch, Fraser had two easy games ob paper to impress and he failed so badly. Wilson is a good player, and after City game, I can probably see him doing fine. Even if I wanted to get someone insread of him, I just don't know who should thaht be. Pukki perhaps, but then I lose 0.3 in team value...

  26. Winston.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Best two picks of these....? Thoughts?
    BC?

    A. McGinn
    B. Mount
    C. Ceballos
    D. HWilson
    E. Trossard

    1. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I like B then A then E, Ceballos played well but it's still early and his fixtures aren't the best, plus you missed one rise already. McGinn looked good as did Mount, Trossard started but I could see his minutes being shared with Gross in certain games

  27. Keep Calm and Play On
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Some advice please lads...

    Ryan-Button
    TAA-VVD-Digne-Diop-Hanley
    Salah-Sterling-KDB-Moura-Donker
    Greenwood-Jota-Ings
    0.5 ITB

    Did 2 FT yesterday to catch the price rise
    My concern is Moura and being priced out of Pukki so I'm thinking (after utd game ofc) just WC and trying to get in Son/Martial, Lundy, Pukki

    Any pressing issues besides that front line?

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

      I really wouldn’t WC that team. Jota to Pukki or Moura to Martial would suffice, depending on how the match pans out tonight.

  28. AlpoShearer
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Siggy to KDB -4?

    1. Four Hit Wonder
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I'd do it for -12.

    2. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Yup

  29. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Ignoring Price
    who should I pick Salah or Mane?

    1. onceuponatyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Ignoring price? Salah.
      Taking price into consideration? Salah. Just.

    2. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I like the look of Mane but unless you need the money this week I'd hold off one more

    3. Is Stones nailed?
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Never understand people saying 'ignoring price'.

    4. Differential (c)
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Salah, I'm looking at ownership mostly.

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

      Salah GW1
      Mane GW2

      Who knows... but you can't ignore price!

      1. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Thanks all of you for the reply.

    6. Hairy Potter
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Pick both if you're ignoring price

  30. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Who would you drop from this list? Willing to drop 3 (have 2FTs).

    Robbo, TAA, Perez, Robinson, Wood, Wilson

    This is going to be a long week...

    1. Eytexi
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Definitely Wilson. Then Robinson, but could also scrap Perez if that extra 1m could go a long way

      1. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        "Definitely" Wilson? Just because of City, I assume?

        I haven't seen him play this season, so I don't know if I'm missing something.

        1. Eytexi
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          He's been poor. Did well to win a pen vs. Villa, but that's it. Very little to offer otherwise. Also takes up funds and has tougher fixtures than he has done.

          I'm an owner and I'm selling.