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. Tev
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Hodgson: next PL manager to leave surely worth a punt @ 4/1 right?

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

      Watford, Newcastle, Palace.

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

        Gracia took them to FA Cup final, Bruce 2 games in, gives them time I think.

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

        Ashley is too much of a cheapskate to sack Bruce and pay him off.

      3. Kante FC
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Gracia should be sacked first. Awful start to the season and I’m surprised he is still there bearing in mind Watford sack managers for fun who finish mid table...

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

          I don’t know about ‘should’, but I agree with the second bit... I’m scared Watford think of themselves as a top half team now, and that they won’t settle for anything worse...

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

      Think so.

      As much as I stan Hasenhuttl, I can see the players just not cut out for his style of play and results suffering. Our three CBs, Yoshi-Bednarek-Vestergaard, are okay, but what happens when one lacks fitness and needs to be rotated? Hoedt/Stephens not good enough at all, Danso still an unknown quantity.
      Our midfield is good, but once again, Romeu is the only one who provides an inkling of defensive protection for the back 3, JwP and Hojbjerg not nearly as proficient playing in that role.
      And attacking-wise, think we'll be able to adapt, but question is how much time do they need to coordinate as a unit? Redmond's work-rate is incredible, his finishing needs a lot of work. Adams overcomplicates things in the name of more time on the ball which he does not have. Ing injury woes are a source of worry.

      1. Kante FC
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Agree with you! Hasenhuttl seems to be a good manager but his players simply aren’t good enough. Fortunately for him and saints fans I think the board believe that they need to improve the playing squad rather than the manager.

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

          Recent fan forums give me hope that the club has a better perspective of what the club needs to improve, and Ralph seems to be bang in the middle of the blueprints.

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

        Thanks for this mate! Personally don’t see Hasenhuttl being sacked yet, you gave Liverpool a hard time and certainly look more inspiring than Palace. I had a long look at the list and concluded Hodgson is insane value at 4/1... a few calls for him to go already, 0 goals scored yet and barely a chance created vs Sheffield, can’t see it improving either

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

          Palace have been very poor, i agree. Think he's time has come, did okay but never really took them to the next level at all.
          The loss of Awb and the fact they kept a Zaha who's mind is somewhere else is a blow to their team. If they're relying on Benteke to return to his Villa form, they are sadly mistaken.
          Sakho-Tomkins so important to the side, need to return as a duo, that partnership will bring them 10/12 pts throughout the season.

    3. thepeen555
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Yes

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

      Reply fail.

      1. thepeen555
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Lol

  3. 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

  4. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Anyone care enough to have a look at this lot, not a clue what to do......

    Pope Button
    Robbo VVD Digne Zinchenko Guilbert
    Salah Sterling Moura Perez Dendoncker
    Wilson Jota Greenwood

    2ft

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

      Wilson > Pukki
      Moura > Martial

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

        Wilson have good fixtures after city

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

      Who do you want?

      1. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Kdb, United attacker, maybe united defender

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

          Moura, Perez & a Liverpool defender out could help you get 2 of the 3.

          Salah out could of course open up a lot of possibilities.

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I'd probably get rid of Wilson and one of Perez/Moura and get Martial.

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

      Guilbert, Perez, Greenwood -> Lundstram, Cantwell, Pukki maybe - you've got quite a lot of different route's you can go in there

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

      See how Martial does tonight but probably Pérez to him, and Wilson to a mid priced ST, not totally convinced by Pukki myself. You’ve missed his rise and now he plays Chelsea, West Ham away, City, I think the masses are points chasing.

    6. thepeen555
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Salah to mane = +1m itb
      Perez to Kdb = -3.1m
      Wilson to Pukki = +1.3m
      Robbo to awb = +1.5m
      Moura to martial = -0.01

      So all in all you would need 3.2m to fund Kdb and martial

      Making them changes gives you 3.8m. Providing I remembered the prices correctly

    7. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Wow, lots to think about, cheers all for the input

  5. FredrikH
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Got lost in an ancient post.

    Current state
    Pope (Heaton)
    VVD TAA Digne KWP (Rico)
    Salah KDB Martial Perez Dendonc
    Kane (King Greenwood)

    Tempted with TAA to Lundström. Would you A) Kane Perez to Mane Pukki (-4) or B) just Perez to Son. Other suggestions?

  6. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    If wildcarding this week which Pool & City defender would be in your team if any?

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

      Laporte, VVD. You’ve got a long time till your next WC.

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Those two make sense to me as well.

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

      A lot of wildcards with none from either 🙂

      Gotta pump that cash up the field and have Adrian + 3x 4m defenders instead.

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Not for me though. I'd ideally like to have one each from both just not sure who the best options are.

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

          That ties up a lot of cash quickly though and them attackers that people are wildcarding for become unattainable as there's only one cheapie, in Pukki, thats showed anything of note so far.

        2. thepeen555
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          I would like a 5.5m defender for mcfc but zinc isn’t nailed I don’t think

      2. Arn De Gothia
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        im going the other way, aiming for backline of
        VVD, Laporte, Digne, AWB, Walker-Peters

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

      Probably Laporte, one Liv of TAA or VVD

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Laporte & VVD is the max I could stretch too.

        Zinchenko & TAA tempt me but rotation could be a problem with them.

    4. thepeen555
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I would have hoped cancelo would have made an appearance to make my defence Choices easier but it hasn’t happened. So went just with vvd

  7. Art Vandelay
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Good afternoon all.

    Unlike most currency traders at the moment, I need Sterling...

    I would love some thoughts on the following. Should getting Sterling even be my priority?

    1FT and 1.5 ITB

    Heaton
    TAA VDV Digne Montoya
    Salah KDB Mount Trossard
    Adams Kane

    Dendoncker King Rico

    a) Salah to Sterling and look to bring in Mane in a couple of weeks with a Kane downgrade.
    b) Downgrade one of the Liverpool defenders this week and then upgrade KDB next week.

    I would much prefer the double up with KDB so am erring towards a)

    Many thanks

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I’d do A or go rogue and WC??!

      1. Art Vandelay
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Cheers mate

        I was tempted to WC but I slept on it and decided against it.

        I think I will go A or forget Sterling for a bit.

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

      I don’t have Sterling. Personally think Salah will match him at some point and the KDB saving has offered flexibility elsewhere.

      1. Art Vandelay
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Cheers

        That was certainly my thinking pre-season hence my preference for Kane + KDB instead of Sterling. However, I think that may have been a mistake (I accept 2GWs isn't a big sample). Sterling looks as if he could absolutely smash it.

    3. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I wouldnt go both

      Save

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

    What’s everyone predicting Pukki to score over next 3 GWs? Could see Lamps telling Kante to man mark.

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

      Why would a midfielder mark a striker

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

        A-la Herrera shadowed Hazard?

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

          Precisely Differential (C). Jose no doubt taught lampard about this type of thing.

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

        Are you really going to trust Zouma or AC to do that job?

    2. Rik Waller
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Little 4ft8in Kante at centre back?

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

      Easy 6 points.

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

        Put my mortgage on an easy 6!

    4. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      With Chelsea's rushed defence it may end in a Pukki Party.

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

      Around 15? City the only bad fixture there.

  9. Pad Randa
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Perez >> Martial for -4? Already did Wilson > Pukki and Salah > Sterling.

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

      Salah out could hurt, any Liverpool cover? I would do it for -4 anyway.

      1. Pad Randa
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        I have VVD

  10. zamorac69
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Ryan

    TAA VVD Zinchenko Mina
    Salah Sterling Siggy Barkley
    Wilson Jimenez

    Button Landstram Dendoncker Greenwood

    2 ft, none money itb. Please any andvice what to do?

    1. Pad Randa
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Decent team, to be honest. Monitor Zin to see if his injury was anything more than cramp. Maybe ditch Barkley.

      1. zamorac69
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Thanks...i would like to ditch barkley and either wilson or taa but do not know for who

        1. Pad Randa
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          Barkley + TAA >>> Martial + KWP and bank some £?

          1. zamorac69
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 5 months ago

            Dont like tottenham defence, or soyuncu from leicester...but it seems i will be forced into it...what do you think about barley to mount

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

    The random player price changes is stressful- is this the correct move with 2 free transfers?

    Vardy + Fraser -> Pukki + KDB

    Heaton
    TAA, Robertson, Digne, Lundstram
    Salah, Sterling, Fraser
    Wilson, Vardy, Greenwood

    4.0, Robinson, Hayden, Rico

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

      Did a similar move lol, only with Laca instead of Fraser. Good team.

  12. circusmonkey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Sunday after MOTD: I'll get KDB in, I've got the exact budget.
    Sunday 10 mins after MOTD: Oh, I'll look at it on my phone in bed.
    Sunday 20 mins after MOTD: Zzzzzzzzz
    Monday 8am: I'm wildcarding, I can't get him in and I've got 5 I can change, although most of them could have waited.

    Anyway, what's the point of holding onto it? Is there a big fixture swing ahead?

    In: KDB, Lanzini, Cabellos, Lundstram, Eve/ ManU defender (subject to change), Pukki
    Out; Siggy, Bilva, Robinson, Rico, Red Robbo, Locadia

    1. Pad Randa
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I usually like to hold on to the WC until after the international break (at least). Injuries and all that.

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

      I'm holding it until I know who is actually nailed in each team, something we don't even know yet. Also, no clue what defences are the most solid yet - and given the chances against them, there's no guarantee it's Everton or Man United

  13. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 5 months ago

    I am staying far away from Chelsea attacking assests. Unless one of them are able to prove at that they are able to get 10 plus goals this season then so be it. Wouldn't touch any of their defenders either.

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

      I’ve punted on Mount. Not because of his 1 goal yesterday but having watched pre season & the 2 GWs I think he offers enough value.

      Free kicks, corners, shots in the box etc. Plus if Giroud stays up top, I think he’s an assist machine.

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

        Willian is back, no more SP duties.

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

        Agree with this
        Mount is a great player. I hope he keeps getting credit from Lampard

  14. Sir Alex Telles.
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Pukki reminds me of mitrovic. Ignored him all season and ended up with a respectable OR. I'll steer clear for now but if he scores against Chelsea then he'll force my hand.

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

      #pukkiparty

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Pukki outperforming every big asset Forward in the game. Plus the whole Norwich team is based around Pukki. Kane how many shots on target? Abua at playing on the wing now that Lacca is back. Firmino your best bet after that.

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

        Promoted teams usually start well and fade. Wolves are the exception, not the rule.

      2. JIMMY764
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Outperforming? Based on one game vs Newcastle? It's not exactly a big deal that the team is 'based around him', most sides try to get the most out of their goalscorer. We best all ditch Sterling, Mane, Salah then if playing on the 'wing' is such a no go. Auba played there a lot last season.

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

      Mitrovic is a good player but Norwich look like they'll score much more goals than Fulham did.

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

        Did Mitro not have a ridiculous number of shots/attempts at the start of last year?

        1. Chenku╰☆╮
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          and he also had a decent run.. and then slowed down.

      2. 12steps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Agree. I expect Pukki to perform way better than Mitrovic.

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

      But by then, everyone and his grandma will be rushing to get him and another 0.3 rise will occur.

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

    Fraser + TAA to Soyuncu + KDB
    Yes or No?

    1. Pad Randa
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      No.

    2. zamorac69
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Short term yes, longterm no

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

      Soyuncu have nice fixtures ahead. Plus my defence already has Digne, Robbo and Zinchenko

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

      no

    5. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I'd go for it.

  16. Jimjam
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Pope
    Alexander-Arnold - Van Dijk - Digne - Zinchenko
    Salah - Sterling - Sigurdsson - Perez
    Wilson - Jota

    2FT, 0.0 in bank

    A few changes I'm eyeing, but worth saving FTs (even though I'll lose one) to assess a bit further?

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

      No, not worth losing a FT obv. Take a one week punt with the Perez or Wilson spot, lamela/pukki/mcginn/Ceballos/mount/James etc. Perez needs to go imo, and could be in line for a drop this week

  17. Marcin the Pole
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Anyone willing to offer any advice on what to do first with this team? 2 free transfers so some leeway.

    Heaton
    VVD Robbo Zinch KWP
    Siggy Sterling Salah Perez
    Vardy Jota

    Button Rico Greenwood Hayden

    Thinking Perez and Siggy are first in the firing line.

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

      Exactly.

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

      Hmmm. You could nearly hold. Depending on how you feel about VVD/Robbo potentially AWB for guaranteed bonus?

    3. Chenku╰☆╮
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      perez and vardy out for kane and somone

      1. Marcin the Pole
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        And have a playing 4.5 midfielder in my first 11? I think not...

    4. Sloths
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I would have said Siggy, Robertson & Perez out
      KDB, Digne & McGinn in....but KDB just gone up....

      1. Marcin the Pole
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Could do that with Coleman instead of Digne?

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

    Can EO be calculated manually in a mini league?

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

      if you want, livefpl.net does it for you though

  19. iL PiStOlErO
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Folks what do you say about this transfers? Have 2 ft and 0.0 itb

    Bilva, Fraser and PVA > Sterling, Dendoncker and Lundstram

    The team is:

    Heaton Pope
    TAA Digne PVA Montoya Guilbert
    Salah (C) Siggy Bilva Fraser Mcginn
    Kane King Wickham

    This way I get rid of one Bou aset and upgrade Bilva to Sterling, PVA was punt anyways

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

      No City cover what the heck?

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

        Bilva and Sterling were mentioned

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

          Bilva isn't City cover at all. City is the highest scoring team and if you pick Bilva as city cover you are going to suffer

      2. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Bilva is, bit bad one. And Sterling has proven in preseason and first 2GW that he is the one. KdB is great but Sterling is fpl beast

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

    Ricky Van Wolfswinkel.

    Has the mention of his name dampened the PukkiParty brigade?

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

      was that really necessary?

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

        He was the reasoned why I had to look at one more game after he scored vs Pool, even though he did look good. Had to see if he was the real deal or not.
        The hatty proved otherwise, apparently, and I got him at 6.6

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

          ahh, one of the reasons I got him in for NEW is that a know I wouldn't be able to justify it as easily this week with Chelsea up next 🙂

  21. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 5 months ago

    One thing to note, everything about Chelsea's style under Lampard is rushed. He wants to end games before they have even started. Not good when your players have lost steam.

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

      What’s with the Chelsea bashing? I’m not a Chelsea fan but I think they’re close to battering smaller teams.

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 5 months ago

        I did not bash them. Chelsea even vs UTD lost steam. UTD went on to get 4 goals even though Chelsea played well. Look at the Leicester match.

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

      I wonder about their conditioning. Seems like they tire in the 2nd half

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

        They tire in the second half cos the high temp pressing and movement he wants is not sustainable for 90mins. Poor game management and naive tactics to be fair. Needs to be sorted out. Both the Leicester and Utd games could have been very different if Chelsea got a couple of goals in the first 30mins, and in both games it could have happened. It didn't, the intensity faded, and Chelsea got over-run convincingly by both

  22. yer old da
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Done the Perez > KDB trade yesterday and it feels gooood. Had to downgrade Robbo to Lundstram to get there for free but already have VVD so all good.

    GW3 squad (4-5-1):

    Heaton
    VVD, Laporte, Digne, Lundstram
    Salah, Sterling, KDB, Siggy, Dendoncker
    Jota

    Subs: Pope, Greenwood, King, Rico

    1. Hart-ake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Looks decent but would be looking to downgrade Siggy and upgrade King at some point.

  23. Oldie99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    why is everyone selling VArdy!? Looked good and has 2 good fixtures coming up

    i'll lose value today/tomorrow on him, wtf?

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

      Think its the price, at 9.0 he hasn;t provided nearly enough.
      Perez, on the other had, his blanks are acceptable at 6.5m

      1. Oldie99
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        you reckon Perez will keep starting?

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

      Pukki. 4 points in two games. People don't care if he looked good and prefer to look at past GW points instead of future ones.

      Looks likely.

      1. Oldie99
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        If i'm expecting him to start banging them in, keeping Vardy is correct in spite of the price drop?

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

          Of course, points > pounds.

  24. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Some potential Kane plans for a -4, what you think? Will captain this weekend.

    A. Wilson+Moura+Zinch >> Kane+Mount+Lundstram?
    B. Wilson+Moura+TAA >> Kane+Mount+AWB?

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

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

      maybe B only because Man City look to have more chance of CS ahead

  25. Killitzer
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Evening all. 2 FT and plenty to choose from this line up:

    Pope Button
    VVD Robertson Kelly Lundrram KWP
    Salah Sterling Fraser Perez Dendon
    Kane King Greenwood

    1. Fraser + Robertson--> KDB + £4.5m defender (Dunk/El Mohamady/Pieters
    2. Fraser + Robertson--> Martial + £6m defender (digne/ AWB)

    Cheers for any input.

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

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

    Heaton --- Pope
    Digne • VVD • TAA • Zincheko --- Rico
    Sterling (c) • KDB • Martial • Perez --- Dendocker
    Wilson • King ---- Wickham

    A: Wilson >> Kane as planned
    B: Wilson + Wickham >> Rashford + Pukki and bench King this gw

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

      stick with A. That's a really good team!

  27. Shineonme
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    What do you think people?
    Pope/
    AWB/ Soyuncu/ Dunk/
    Mount/ KDB/ Salah/ Lanzini/ Sterling/
    Pukki/ Kane/
    Subs. Button/ Lundtsram/ Kelly/ Greewood/ 0.2 itb

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

    2FTs, 0.0itb >> basically, free some funds vs. drop emerging deadweight

    1) TAA/Robbo, Wood > Lunny, Rashford
    2) TAA/Robbo, Robinson > Lunny/Soy, Martial
    3) TAA/Robbo, Salah, Robinson > Lunny, Mane, KDB (-4)
    4) Robinson, Perez, Wood > Ndombele, Ndidi, Pukki (-4)

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

      losing both TAA and Robertson is way too rash.

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

        That is meant Trent -OR- Robbo.

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

          sorry- misread it. 1 looks good but see how today's game goes first

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

    G2G

    Heaton
    VVD, TAA, Digne
    (S)on, Sterling, Mane, Cellabos, Trussard
    Vardy, Wes

    Button, Lundstram, Kelly, Greenwood

    0.0ITB 0FT

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

      Nice

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

      Nice but mine is better 😉
      Pope/
      AWB/ Soyuncu/ Dunk/
      Mount/ KDB/ Salah/ Lanzini/ Sterling/
      Pukki/ Kane/
      Subs. Button/ Lundtsram/ Kelly/ Greewood/ 0.2 itb

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

        Is that your WC team? Yeah, looks good tbf. Maybe Salah to Mane then you have an extra 1m for defence. Also Kane to Barnes and Mount to Son?

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

          That's sound advice. I'll wait and see if son starts first. You don't like the Kane pick then?

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

            Nah it’s good. But son and Barnes vs Kane and Mount. Former is a little less exspensive.

  30. Hart-ake
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    With no money itb, who is a good replacement for Robinson? (i.e. 5.5 mid and below).

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

      Ceballos was... Cantwell I guess

      1. Hart-ake
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Yup- definitely have my eye on Cantwell but only makes sense from GW 6 really or as a bench player.

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

      Ceballos, if you have a time masheen.