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. JurgenRocks
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    I’m thinking of taking a -8 hit this GW. Do you think I’m getting the right players in?

    Selling Siggy, Salah, Wood and Wilson
    Buying Mane, Cellabos, Kane and Pukki

    Cellabos is the only one I’m a bit doubtful about. I have 5.7 left for a midfielder and Tielmans has also blanked in my team, but leaving him for one more week.

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

      I think you'll cover your -8

    2. The Strokes
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Not worth -8 imo

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

        Kane plays Newcastle at home and I think he’ll score well.

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

      No

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

      If the 4 departed guys score 18 pts, you need your 4 new guys to score 26 just to break even.

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

        *To break even in first week

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

        Wood and Siggy have blanked both gameweeks and not even looked like scoring points, but I agree with you about Salah and Wilson.

        1. Le Nick
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          Wood had a goal disallowed against Saints

    5. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Wouldn't like to be taking Salah out before a game against arsenal, but overall the move looks decent. Could you do it in stages?

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

      I’m not an FPL expert but taking a -8 and losing salah does not sit well with me at all

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

        Is Mané not an upgrade on Salah?

        1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          No, he’s not.

          🙂

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

          Definitely not an upgrade

        3. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          I agree with you guys but the stats say differently

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

          How can mane be upgrade, salah still holds the pfl points record and is on pens. Everyone knows he's going to explode soon..

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

            He’s on pens when Milner is off the pitch.

            I much prefer Salah but Mané has scored more goals in 2019.

  2. The Strokes
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Who will score most point in next 2 matches ( West H and New)
    A. Deeney
    B. Deulofeu
    C. Gray

    Thank you

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

      A based on nailedness I guess, all 3 pretty punty right now

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

      Flip a coin between A and B

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

      100% not C!

  3. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    On -4 as it stands.
    Would it be crazy to WC ?
    To get Kane and some United.

    Pope
    TAA,Digne, Zinchenko,KWP
    Salah,Sterling,KDB,Perez
    Pukki,Jota

    Heaton,Cantwell,Lundstrum,Greenwood 0.9m itb -4.

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

      Obvs the game will give us some insight as to how Wolves and Utd perform but I wouldn't take any more hits on that team, looks good

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Thanks.
        I took out Fraser,Barkley and Wilson for KDB,Cantwell and Pukki.

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

      Think it could possibly be just worth it if you're prepared to be shot of Mo. Very marginal though.

      To get Kane Martial you'd need to strip your defence bare. Was briefly on that set up on WC last week. Looks tasty but there moment premium defenders start returning - which is going to happen - or you get an injury or Pep rotation then it looks a bit "bold"

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Yeh thinking it’s unwise. Might just plan to go KWP > AWB wk4.

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

      Yes it would

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

    Soyuncu really getting a lot of traction here. Everyone agrees he has performed well enough to nail the spot? Know him from his Freiburg days, and was disappointed he wasnt given more chances last season

    Also, cracking song about him they've made haha. Cant repeat the lyrics because of certain language that is used, but its brilliant.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mlot4dscgM4

    1. ‘Tis the Season
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      He is a great choice

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

      Fraser + TAA to KDB + Soyuncu already done. Lets see

  5. Whats the Mata?
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    On a WC, which option would you go for?

    A. Zinchenko + Barnes in a 343
    B. Laporte + AWB in a 442

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

      B

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

      B, not even close imo

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

      B

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

    So much hyperbole everywhere.

    Are Pukki and KDB good options? Yes.

    Are Liverpool defenders good options?
    Yes.

    Owning one or not owning the other is not worth wildcarding. In fact it is likely to even out and barely even affect your season.

    Chill!

    1. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      This is a good point. For me, wildcard is to deal with a major crisis or latch on to a big fixture swing. Not to accommodate a couple of players who have shown form in 1 or 2 games.

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        It's so tempting though

        Ha

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

          Even more tempting in gameweek 10.

          1. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 5 months ago

            You're right. I don't love my team, but it looks good enough

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

              I am struggling to use my transfer but I think it will involve switching Perez to Maddison who I think will prove to be a good long term move.

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

      Also, James Maddison appeals to me more than Pukki and KDB (although I don't write either off as options there are plenty of others out there as well).

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        What is your team?

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

          Ryan
          Digne - Robbo - TAA - Laporte - Zinchecnko
          Sterling - Perez - Salah - Martial
          Jimenez

          1. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 5 months ago

            Nice, better than mine

            Pope
            VVD Robbo KWP Kiko
            Salah Sterling Martial Trossard
            Kane King

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

              You have the 3 big hitters which makes a difference.

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

    Folks sorry for reposting but nobody answered me. What do you say about this transfers? Have 2 ft and 0.0 itb

    Bilva, Fraser and PVA > Sterling, Dendoncker and Lundstram for -4

    The team is:

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

    I really want Sterling in my team (he is a fpl beast) and this way I get rid of one Bou aset and upgrade Bilva to Sterling, PVA was punt anyways.

    1. @FPLDIARYFPL
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      If you happy playing 1 bench fodder in your team each week as well as montoya, then go for it. Sterling probably covers what they will not get.

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

        This is what I was thinking, and really dont want to tremble every time City plays. Montoya/Lundstram/Dendocker can be rotated depending on fixtures and formation and there can also be some points sometimes

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

    Any last words before I pull the trigger?

    Auba & Perez -> Kean & Sterling

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

      Yes. Wait until the match tonight. When Rashford/Jimenez bang in a hat trick you may want to have a rethink.

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

        Can't afford Rash or Jimmy so it doesnt matter

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

          Fair enough. Still you may get KDB and one of those two. No harm in waiting.

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

            Already have kdb. Sterling is the one my team really needs was mistake not to have in from the start.

            I tend play aggresivly first half of the season to catch price rises but like you said it might be better to wait

    2. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Been listening to some Everton podcasts today.
      They all reckon DCL will start at least 2 more while Kean gets up to speed.

      Of course he could come of the bench and do well and of course they could be wrong if Silva thinks Kean is ready to start.
      I’m waiting.

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

        They could be right. Kean is probably ready after int. break

    3. Bird Raymond
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I've brought in Kean this week but already regretting it, Silva's latest comments aren't encouraging, doesn't look like he'll be starting yet. Also, isn't he close to dropping in price?

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

    Is it worth taking a hit for a benchfodder? Thinking of Rico > Lundstrum (-4)

    - lundstrum should by rise 0.2 this gw
    - swaps a non-starter for a starter
    - need a good bench player in case taa/digne/Perez don’t play
    - other bench players are Dendocker and wickham so lundstrum has a higher ceiling

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

      I've done it (not done the hit part yet) but I need to play him this week really - not sure I'd bother otherwise

    2. @FPLDIARYFPL
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      not for a -4

  10. jayjay2411
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Which do you guys feel I should do first?

    A) Moura to Pulisic
    B) Wilson to Rashford

    I'm undecided and need help

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

      A no.

      B wait for tonight.

  11. n-doggg
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Who would you ditch this week.

    A. Robinson
    B. Perez
    C. King

    If more than one, in which order!

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

      A
      C
      B

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

      B

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

      Keep Robbo and Perez I say.

    4. The Littlest Robbo
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I think your order is just about correct

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

      I have all three, and would be happy to lose any of them.
      I'll keep Perez as he has good fixtures, and if he can click in that team he'll do well.

      So in order,

      A,C,B

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

      C B A

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

      Just a for me

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

      Depends on Robinson's injury. Probably King if all fit.

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

    Would this be crazy for free?

    TAA+Wilson >> Lundstram+Kane(C)?

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

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

      No.

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

        It does give me Kane for the weekend and catches Lundstram’s price rise tonight. Means playing him for a few weeks though

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

      Like it!

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

        Means playing Lundstram for few weeks (or Dendonk) but gives me Kane on a free

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

      Yet wait. Rashford brace with good fixtures could change the situation.

  13. You never give me your Man&…
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Any news on Vertonghen?

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

      3rd choice CB at present

  14. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    pop quiz, do take pricing into account

    1) Martial or Rashford
    2) Ceballos or Mount
    3) Salah or Mane
    4) Kdb or Son
    5) Dendonker or Greenwood
    6) Barnes or Kean
    7) Emerson or AwB
    8) VVD or Laporte

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

      M
      C
      depends
      S
      D
      B
      E
      V

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Martial
      Ceballos
      Salah
      Son
      Dendoncker
      Kean
      AWB
      VVD

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

        This with Barnes over Kean

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

          Kean will come good.

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

        why salah over Mane?

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

      Martial
      Ceballos
      Mane
      KdB
      Donck
      Barnes
      AWB
      Laporte

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

      Martial
      Mount
      Salah
      KDB
      Dendonker
      Kean
      AWB
      VVD

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

      1) 5-0 martial (agree)
      2) 4-1 Ceballos (nailedness + money?)
      3) 3.5-1.5 Salah (agree)
      4) 3-2 Son (surprised, KdB looks essential)
      5) 5-0 Dendonker (yeah I get that but midfield slots dont exist...)
      6) 3-2 Barnes (think Kean but barnes for $$ until Kean shows form)
      7) 4-1 AwB (guess we'll know more tonight Emerson has attacking form and fixtures)
      8) 4-1 VVD (clean sheets vs set plays I suppose)

      thanks all

  15. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    2FT 0 ITB

    Heaton
    VVD TAA Robbo Digne
    Sterling(C) KDB Perez Tielemans Donkey
    Vardy

    Pope Wilson Lunny Greenwood

    1. Play Pope or Heaton?
    2. Play Donkey or Wilson?
    3. Waste FT or do 4/5
    4. Wilson to Haller / Pukki
    5. Perez / Tielemans to Mount / Trossard / Ceballos

    Please advise.

  16. Riverside Red
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Desperately worried about no Spurs contingent for GW3, team below already cost -4 hit

    Pope
    TAA VVD Digne
    Salah Sterling(C) Maddison Martial Donkey
    Wesley Jota

    Subs: Heaton, Cathcart, King, Kelley

    Would you change anything?
    P.S. Come on Jota!!

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

    Pope
    Dunk Laporte VVD Coleman
    Salah sterling Maddison Trossard
    Pukki Kane (c)

    Ryan, Lundstram, dendoncker, Greenwood

    All gtg? Taken an early -4 to rid Barkley and Ake

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

    Play one this week:

    a) Montoya (Sou, H)
    b) Lundstram (Lei, H)

  19. FALSE PROFIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    My watchlist:
    a Pedro b Mount c Lanzini d Maddison

    2 can only have 2. I want all 4
    Help PLS

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

      Mount and Maddison.

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

        Tnks

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

      Still a wait and watch on the Chelsea boys.

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

        Tend to agree

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

      Focus on Mount.

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

        I watched the game. Just think he is 1 bad game from the bench as good as he has been

    4. The Littlest Robbo
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Maddison played really well yesterday, he was at the heart of everything good leicester did. I haven't watched West ham, so can't comment

      Apart from running around does Pedro provide anything else.

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

        It seems there are zero comments on Lanzini

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

      B D, but I only like Mount at this stage

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

        Seems unanimous.
        If I ask I must listen.

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

    Have most gone off Robbo then?

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

      With Arsenal up next, it looks like it. Can see Liverpool keeping 5 clean sheets after the Arsenal game tho.

    2. Rhodes your boat
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Got rid last night in order to get kdb

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Still got taa though

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

        Well if you sold him to enable that move then it’s a good one.

        1. Rhodes your boat
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          Thanks mate

        2. Rhodes your boat
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          Was robbo and Perez to lundstram and kdb for free

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

      Scared to do it but hoping AWB can match him until WC

  21. Adriano
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    2 FTs and not sure who to move. Who would be best to prioritize out of C.Wilson, Moura and Perez?

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

      probably Moura because he's not a guaranteed starter, especially with Son back

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

    N ml

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

      That’s a head scratcher

  23. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    With Mané back, is Salah worth 12.5m?

    He’s going to carry on scoring of course, but does Mané really do assists? If we consider this season to go like last year, Mané sees himself as every bit as Salah’s equal. i don’t see them helping each other to score more goals, unlike when Coutinho was in the team and Salah was the main man.

    It’s a weird one. I think Mané is overpriced (he may not be, but that’s my perception), while Salah’s stock is hampered by Mané being single minded.

    Wha are your thoughts? Going with both?

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

      I think they'll both score well, and be v similar 'value' to each other which will be poor if not captaining, good if captaining but less than sterling. If there were other mid-high end players of the kdb ilk (son feels risky with all those players competing for spots, not kane playing in a 2 up) that I felt could do better I'd go without both and perma cap sterling.

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

      Think on current budgets the extra mill goes a long way. Both looked priced about right in comparison to each other I'd say but expensive compared to Auba Kane KdB

      The one thing in Mo's favour if you have him is that it's likely a double transfer to get him back.

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

      Doubt anyone is going with both but I’ll wait another week or two, and probably get Mane in for Salah.

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

      In my team Mane allows me to go get Kane, Sterling, De Bruyne and not screw up the balance of my side. That 1m makes a big difference to other players I can get

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

        Had the same thought, but then change Mané to Son and see what you can do. Martial becomes an option also.

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

      Manè would need to be 10m for me to consider him, and I don’t really know why that is. I don’t rate him as a particularly good finisher but Liverpool will always create chances for him.

      Sterling > Salah > Kane > Aubameyang > Mané would be my preference.

      Son seems pricey at 9.5m, but when you stop and consider Mané is 2m more, I’m not sure he is.

  24. Stoneleigh
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Any love for Hernández on here with Watford and Norwich next up?

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

      Not with Haller hovering, no.

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

    Does Kane look like a must-have ahead of Newcastle? Can squeeze him in if i absolutely have to but have a feeling we could see him playing deeper if Son is back. He's not exactly been exceptional in the opening two games either.

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Reminds me of the Cardiff last year!

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

        Didn't get him then and that paid off so maybe I should leave it again!

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Good placeholder for Aubameyang if he blanks in the next 2

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

      Just like the plan to captain whoever was playing Huddersfield last year, based on how they defended against Norwich, Newcastle could take over that philosophy this season

  26. Netters2018
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Gomez fraser king out
    Digne Lanzini pukki in
    Worth a -4 hit?

    1. Ruud000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Yes

  27. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    What are peoples thoughts on Henderson?

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Which one

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Dean

  28. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Rank in order from starter to bencher pls

    A) Dendonker (BUR)
    B) King (MCI)
    C) Montoya (SOT)
    D) VVD

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

      D, B, C , A

  29. Rhodes your boat
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Happy to see so many selling salah!

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

    Couple of questions based on the heat maps and average touch maps in the members area:

    1) Are the heat maps based on touches of the ball or just position on the pitch at all times?

    2) If a player has a dribble with 10 touches, do they all count towards the heat map/touch map or just the first one?

    Cheers

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

      1) Touches
      2) they all count

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

        thanks, so is it the same with touches for the stats tables - it's not just one touch per possession - it's literally every single little touch counted?

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

          I believe so. Check if Touches is higher than passes received.

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

            good idea 🙂