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Scout Notes

The Digne injury latest as Everton’s defence ride their luck

Although the Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester United match is still to come, Everton are the only Premier League club with two clean sheets to their name in 2019/20 at the time of writing.

As we will discuss, though, this latest shut-out wasn’t straightforward and the Toffees suffered an injury scare to their most-owned Fantasy Premier League defender in the second half.

Everton 1-0 Watford

  • Goal: Bernard (£6.5m)
  • Assist: Lucas Digne (£6.0m)
  • Bonus: Bernard – 3, Digne – 2, Yerry Mina (£5.5m) – 1

Marco Silva didn’t appear too concerned about Lucas Digne‘s (£6.0m) hamstring injury after the left-back limped out of Everton’s win over Watford after 73 minutes.

Digne banked an assist, a clean sheet and two bonus points for his owners but they will now be sweating on his availability for the trip to Aston Villa in Gameweek 3.

Speaking after the match, Silva said:

We hope it is nothing really special. He started to feel a bit more tired [in the muscle] and gave the sign to me to make the change.

Let’s see in the next few days but we hope it is nothing special.

The Liverpool Echo report that Digne will undergo a scan to determine the extent of the problem but Leighton Baines (£5.0m) will be on standby to deputise having only just returned to training himself.

Should Baines and Digne not recover, we may see a repeat of Saturday’s reshuffle: Seamus Coleman (£5.5m) moved over to left-back following Digne’s departure, with Mason Holgate (£4.5m) thrown on at right-back as new signing Djibril Sidibe (£5.5m) wasn’t yet ready to feature.

Digne’s availability may also be being carefully monitored by owners of Gylfi Sigurdsson (£8.0m), who have seen Digne upset the Iceland international’s monopoly at set plays over the last year.

Sigurdsson was barely involved from open play on Saturday, with only Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£6.0m) registering fewer touches among the 22 starters, but carved out two excellent opportunities for Richarlison (£8.0m) from indirect free-kick situations, underlining how important dead-ball duties are to the Icelander.

Richarlison headed both of those chances over and it was another below-par display from the Brazilian, who was hooked on the hour-mark.

Calvert-Lewin again offered little from an offensive perspective and there was an element of fortune about Everton’s winner, with Bernard (£6.5m) collecting a long ball from Digne before firing a deflected effort beyond Ben Foster (£5.0m).

Having scored just three goals in seven pre-season outings, the Merseyside club have only one goal to their name in 2019/20 and there has been little incentive to invest in the Toffees’ attacking assets so far this campaign.

Moise Kean (£7.0m) may be the man Silva’s side have been crying out for, however.

The summer signing looked sharp in an 18-minute showing against the Hornets, managing to do what Calvert-Lewin hadn’t and actually get a shot away on goal.

The former Juventus man fired narrowly wide in stoppage time and it will be interesting to see how quickly his ascent to the first team will come from a Fantasy perspective, given how favourable Everton’s fixtures are in the coming weeks and months.

One thing that perhaps needs addressing is Calvert-Lewin’s work rate in attack and how he fits into Silva’s tactic of defending from the front.

Speaking after this latest clean sheet, Jordan Pickford (£5.0m) said:

It’s a full team effort, really, from the front, whoever starts up top. All the way through, we work hard in training all week. We’re resilient.

Silva added:

I like that the team is solid like we are, we’re not a defensive team at all. We play using a full pitch, and we like to press high.

We have to put quality in our work. The players have to understand the idea and philosophy, and we have to make them believe this is the way we can be stronger as a team.

Whether Kean can afford his side the same protection from the lone striker’s role remains to be seen and is something to monitor for those of us who own an Everton defender.

Saturday’s shut-out owned a bit to luck, it has to be said.

While Everton largely held Watford at bay despite the visitors bossing possession, the Hornets ought to have scored at least once: Craig Dawson (£5.0m) hit the bar from close range, Troy Deeney (£6.4m) fired into the face of Pickford when clean through and Abdoulaye Doucoure (£5.9m) couldn’t steer in a deflected shot with the goal gaping.

Roberto Pereyra (£6.4m), back on the left flank in this match, also nodded over when well positioned.

How much Everton will miss Idrissa Gueye is also worth mentioning, with a lot being asked of Jean-Philippe Gbamin (£5.0m) as his replacement.

Watford will have been heartened by Saturday’s display if not the result, with the Toffees not really carving out any clear chances from open play and the Hornets looking more of a threat going forward than they had in Gameweek 1.

While some of his teammates still struggled to hit form, Gerard Deulofeu (£6.4m) was much better playing alongside Deeney up top than he had been in an illness-affected 45-minute showing on the left flank against Brighton and was Watford’s creative spark at Goodison – although failed to register a shot himself.

Danny Welbeck (£6.0m) came off the bench late on, meanwhile, to record his first minutes in a Watford shirt.

Reflecting on the game, Gracia said:

I think today we had a good performance. We were close to getting a better result. I think we deserved a better result.

We had some clear chances, some moments when we dominated the game. We had more possession and the same shots on target, more corners than them. But we didn’t score and we need to try to be better next time.

They scored from a long ball and we were a bit unlucky because our defender touched the shot a little bit.

After, we hit the crossbar, had a clear chance with Troy. I believed until the end.

In the second half, we started dominating and I think we had three corner kicks in the first three minutes. We were playing in the opposition’s half, but you have to score if you want to get points.

Everton season ticket holder @FFEyeTest did what his Twitter handle suggests and gave us his thoughts on Saturday’s game, saying:

Everton started brightly, with the full-backs playing a key role. Digne, in particular, set up the only goal of the game on 11 mins. Picking up the ball in his own half, he played a fantastic long ball to Bernard, who beat his man in the box and scored at the near post (with the help of a small deflection).

Watford’s main chance of the half came from a Holebas corner, a header from Dawson off the bar. The Hornets were a threat in the air all game. Mina nearly gave away a penalty just before half-time but VAR denied it.

Watford started brilliantly in the second period and had the best chance of the half on 57 mins. Richarlison gave the ball away and Deulofeu carried the ball to the edge of the box before playing a fantastic through ball to Deeney, who shot straight at Pickford – he should have scored.

As Moise Kean came on for his home debut, Digne went down off the ball. He went off for Holgate straight away but was able to walk off on his own accord. One to keep an eye on this week.

As Watford pressed for an equaliser at the end, Everton had a couple of chances on the counter with Kean, who looks sharp.

Watford will feel disappointed not to come away with a point, but Everton’s defence ground out a clean sheet yet again – a big three points for the Toffees.

Everton top performers = Bernard/Coleman
Watford top performers = Doucoure/Deulofeu

Everton XI (4-2-3-1): Pickford; Coleman, Keane, Mina, Digne (Holgate 73); Gomes, Gbamin; Richarlison (Walcott 63′), Sigurdsson, Bernard; Calvert-Lewin (Kean 72′).

Watford XI (4-4-2): Foster; Femenia, Dawson, Cathcart, Holebas; Pereyra, Doucoure, Capoue (Gray 83′), Hughes (Welbeck 67′); Deulofeu (Cleverley 78′), Deeney.

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Lessons learned from Gameweek 2

736 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Stimps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Wilson to Pukki, no brainer?

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      it's such a no brainer that you have to ask 😀

      1. AuFeld
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        So much logic.

    2. Marty McFly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      What if Rashford scores a brace tonight?

      1. Big Bambora
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        What if Jota scores a brace tonight ?

        1. AzzaroMax99
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          That would be awesome!! 😀

        2. Jafoole_88
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          then Pukki to Jota... duh!

        3. Marty McFly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          What if Boly scores a brace tonight?

    3. tangtastic
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Of course.

      TAA to Lundstram too while you're at it

      1. Jafoole_88
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        yes, but Stimps should only consider this move for a -4pts hit. otherwise no point in doing Trent to Lundstram

    4. the vanisher
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      I would keep Wilson.

    5. windowview
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Literally just made this move before I logged in here

  2. Zlatanzo
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Will Pukki rise in the next few hours? Currently on 73%

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      not in the next few hours, unless FPL go really rogue

      1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        That would be fun tbh

    2. Marty McFly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Pukki, Sterling and Lundstram to rise tonight

      1. Marty McFly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        And possibly Pickford...

        1. Snevitz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          From £5m?

          1. Marty McFly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            7 months, 16 days ago

            He’s at 98.4% on one of my price checking sites and progressing at 0.4% per hour.

  3. Atletico Junior
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    A. TAA + Dendoncker
    B. Soyuncu/Zouma + Martial

  4. Chandler Bing
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    King owners, you playing him against City?

    1. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Yep

    2. Marty McFly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Wilson owner here. I'm selling.

    3. MARVELLUS
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Tempted only because of VAR.

    4. Rocky.007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Selling him for Pukki unless Jota gets injured

    5. Zlatanzo
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Wilson out, King stays in not by choice. I think I'll be playing Dendoncker over him gw3

    6. AzzaroMax99
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Sold him yesterday for Pukki.

    7. Will Kane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Yes, and Wilson too. Not thrilled by the prospect, literally zero chance of King scoring unless they get a pen, but I used my transfers for other things so I'm stuck with them for now.

    8. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Wilson owner. Sold him last night

  5. Arteta
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Vardy owners - keeping or selling?

    1. AzzaroMax99
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Keeping for now.

    2. ‘Tis the Season
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Keeping. He looked great yesterday and was unlucky not to score 2

  6. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Hell fire I didn't realise Pukki had already risen twice. Is he likely to rise again in the next few days?

    1. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Probably tonight, if not tomorrow night. He'll probably be 6.9 by Friday.

      1. Bubz
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Really? Fek

      2. Klaren
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        (Currently at 73.2 according to fplstats)

    2. The Big Fella
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Rose once before this weekend's match and then again after and will likely rise tonight or tomorrow too. I got him for his hattrick and I am loving how fast he is rising.

      1. Bubz
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        I might just pull the trigger on Wilson to him and be done with it

        1. The Big Fella
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          There seems to be a lot of scorn towards him on here but I thought he played well against Liverpool and the attack went through him. He scored too, not easy at Anfield. Then he played well again this weekend. For 6.5m I think he will be excellent value. Obviously not going to get a hattrick each week but as it stands, I don't see many better options in the non-premium category.

          1. Bubz
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 16 days ago

            I just wish I'd got him at 6.5, would be an absolute no brainer to have him at that price, the .2 extra is making things difficult. But better to get him now than when hes 7.2 or something

            1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
              • 3 Years
              7 months, 16 days ago

              One blank and see how he falls by .1

              1. Bubz
                • 6 Years
                7 months, 16 days ago

                Not many players to switch him to though

                1. The Big Fella
                  • 3 Years
                  7 months, 16 days ago

                  This

              2. The Big Fella
                • 3 Years
                7 months, 16 days ago

                It sounds like you really want that to happen. I am unsure why there is so much scorn against him. He has played well from what I have seen and for his price, represents value.

                1. Marty McFly
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  7 months, 16 days ago

                  If he keeps shooting as much as he did at the weekend he’ll still be good value at 7.0 when his fixtures improve.

                  1. The Big Fella
                    • 3 Years
                    7 months, 16 days ago

                    I agree. I got him at 6.5 so am happy to wait and see. Need to make a decision about Perez now.

            2. The Big Fella
              • 3 Years
              7 months, 16 days ago

              Yeah get him now - he is on 73 at the moment and will probably go up once or twice more this week. He has Chelsea next (at home) and they aren't looking overly solid at the moment then WHU who are never good defensively. City (at home) after that and then a nice run of about 5 good fixtures. Even if he flops, you can hopefully sell him for profit.

  7. the vanisher
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    i have double pool def Robertson/VvD.
    What to do?

    A. VvD to Laporte
    B. Vvd to Zinchenko
    C. VvD to Maguire/AwB
    D. Keep

    1. B.D.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 16 days ago

      D

    2. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      If you need the money, then go for it, Robbo should be enough

  8. BARIO MALOTELLI
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Bilva and zaha
    To
    Kdb and ndidi
    Yay or nay ?
    Cheers

  9. Zygaenid - BRAZIL NUTS
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Dont buy everton defenders.
    they were lucky first game and second game and perhaps will get lucky a few more .
    Every explanation i hear when things go the opposite way.

    1. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Feel free to by Digne now 🙂 (This Coleman owner here is not doing it)

    2. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      In Everton's first two games they allowed 19 shots at they're goal. Very lucky in both games to not concede.

      1. MoManeTaa
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Watched both games , palace and Watford never looked like scoring despite the no of shots

  10. 1justlookin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    A) salah and Barnes

    Or

    B) kane and martial

  11. Andre_The_Giant
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Can someone please convince me that the “Mount” part of my KDB and Mount transfer in was a good idea? Already feeling some buyer remorse..

    1. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Mount is possibly the best midfielder below 7.5, he is seriously underpriced.

    2. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 16 days ago

      He looked good in the first half. Then Chelsea regressed.

      1. Zim0
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 16 days ago

        That might be because of supercup plus Leicester are a good team now. So for 6m he's really good if he plays consistently.

      2. Zim0
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Norwich have a bad defence so if he starts I think he'll score

      3. Klaren
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        He also looked good against Liverpool in Super Cup. And also it seems clear now that he is first choice over Barkley and he can also play winger if needed, so he should start most games.

    3. Andre_The_Giant
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Cheers lads. He looks a decent baller but is he nailed? Lampard seems to like him but I fear rotation..

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        If he does well, he is likely to start. But their midfield is a mine field when CHO is back.

      2. RichardNixon
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Lampard has said that Mount wont start every game but he looks like Chelsea's main goal threat

    4. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      I am getting him as well, he could be very short term punt, but I'm fine with it, Mount -> Ceballos is a potential move once Arsenal fixtures ease up

      1. Andre_The_Giant
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Yeh can see goals in Chelsea’s next few games and hopefully he’s involved. Ceballos could be a great shout alright later on if he nails down that position. Ran the show for Arsenal the last day.

  12. HUATSHOOTER
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    On wildcard
    Pope button
    Dunk vvd laporte awb
    Sterling son(C)mount mane
    Rashford pukki

    Subs:button mcginn kelly greenwood

  13. KingOllie
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    I hate how lucky spurs were vs City...

    Really didnt deserve a point - i don't know how Pep kept his cool

    1. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Spurs are an insanely lucky team

      1. KingOllie
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        feels like it sometimes, were so close to missing out on CL football too

    2. Garlana
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Probably knows his team will still win the league after seeing how poor pools defence have been

    3. Arteta
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      3 shots and 2 goals. Disgusting.

      1. KingOllie
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Like playing fifa online

    4. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      30 shots for city vs 3 for spurs.
      Insane

      1. RichardNixon
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        I think one of those shots might have been Kane from the half way line.........

  14. Zlatanzo
    7 months, 16 days ago

    What time do the prices changes happen? Scared I'm going to wake up to Pukki at 6.8

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      about 11 more hours probably (but it's not definite this year)

    2. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      In roughly ten and a half hours.

    3. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Think it’s between 01:30 and 02:30 gmt but most twitter price change sites are automated so go look at when they have happened lately 🙂

    4. Zlatanzo
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Ok I'll be safe then thanks all!

  15. ‘Tis the Season
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Debauchery on here after SALAH first haul! Rubbing my hands in glee!

    1. Babit1967
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      I’m going Salah captain

      1. ‘Tis the Season
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Me to mate

    2. Big Bambora
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Problem is Sterling and Kane likely to do the same.

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        I will have SSK 🙂

  16. Brooksy86
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Bench 2;

    C Wilson
    VVD
    TAA
    Lundstram
    Perez

    Thanks in advance.

    1. B.D.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 16 days ago

      L,P

  17. Babit1967
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Gtg lads? , choose son over Kdb on ft, went a bit maverick but challengers in ml have Kdb so wanted to change it up

    Pope

    Taa Digne Vvd Walker

    Salah Sterling Son Ceballos

    Pukki Jota

    1. Pinatta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Too much money in DEF imo, guessing your bench is 4.0 4.5 4.5

      1. Babit1967
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        It is mate

  18. Kuyt Hero
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Wilson and Siggy to Kane + 5.0 mid

    OR

    Wilson and Perez to Pukki/Jota + Martial?

    1. Zlatanzo
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Second.

    2. Babit1967
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Yeah second

      1. Kuyt Hero
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Cheers. Martial + Pukki/Jota or Son + Jota?

  19. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Salah most transferred out so far this week, love it.

    1. Zlatanzo
      7 months, 16 days ago

      As a Salah owner?

      1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Not an owner, no. But not because of that, it’s just weird backtracking so soon on him.

        1. Zlatanzo
          7 months, 16 days ago

          As an owner I don't mind at all. The less people that own him the better for us owners 😉

    2. Babit1967
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      It’s definitely risky going without

    3. ‘Tis the Season
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Ei ei

    4. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Arsenal are solid tbf

      1. ‘Tis the Season
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Righto mate. How do you gather that?? I can see a thumping tbh

      2. Big Bambora
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Bait thrown. ☺

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          2 in the boat, not bad

          1. SADIO SANÉ
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 16 days ago

            sorry, 3 - nice

      3. KingOllie
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        monreal vs salah aint gonna be pretty mate lol

      4. Hy liverpool
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Did you watch arsenal game vs burnley? Noway

      5. Andre_The_Giant
        7 months, 16 days ago

        There recent record against Liverpool is abysmal. I’d be surprised if Arsenal concede less than 3 goals in that game (Arsenal fan).

  20. Kuyt Hero
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Wilson and Siggy to A) Kane + 5.0 mid, B) Son and Jota

    OR

    C) Wilson and Perez to Pukki/Jota + Martial?

  21. The Overthinker - I blame R…
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Gw2 hasn't ended yet, 4 days for Gw3 , and I am all set with -8 😀

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      What the moves?

      1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Auba to Kane
        Perez to Lanzini
        Wood to jota

  22. OBAMA
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Bit of help would be greatly appreciated fellas...

    Ryan / Button

    Digne / TAA / Robbo / Zinch / Kelly

    Sterling / Salah / Perez / Pulisic / Dedonc

    Wilson / Jota / Greenwood

    -----

    Do I save the transfer or do I -4 to get in KDB?

    Thinking - Robbo/Trent -> Mings
    - Pulisic -> KDB

    A) Don't do anything
    B) Pull the -4 trigger

    1. wijohnson85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      How’s Digne injury? I’d hold off for now but De Bruyne looking very good thus far

  23. wijohnson85
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Salah and Wilson to Kane and de Bruyne? 2FT and like look of next few fixtures for both

    1. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      That’s what I did last night. So thumbs up from me. Risky but that’s what this game is all about.

  24. danlynch13
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Trossard or mount?

    1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      I went Mount. It was opportunistic goal yesterday but set pieces for chelsea not to be sniffed at and he has a really long run of generous (bar one game) fixtures so you can set him for a long time.

    2. HUATSHOOTER
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Mount!

    3. B.D.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Lamela

    4. thomashl
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      I had Trossard, and if he's to be benched every (or every other) away game, then he's not reliable. But people find it hard that he's going back to the bench after yesterday's performance..

  25. thomashl
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Would you be happy with this WC team?

    Pope (Button)
    Digne AWB VvD Lundstram Montoya
    McGinn Salah Sterling Mount* Dendo
    Kane Pukki Barnes
    0.2itb

    *Mount spot is up for grabs – heard Trossard looked great, but if he's benched for every away game...

    1. OBAMA
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      I think it's a mistake not to have double or triple city if you're wildcarding

      1. thomashl
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Really want KdB in, but really fancy Kane's next fixtures.

        Can downgrade Barnes to Greenwood again to get Zinchenko for Montoya + spare cash

        1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          Think kdb fixtures are actually better, and that son can match kane.

    2. thomashl
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Team before WC:

      Pope (Button)
      Digne Robbo VvD KWP Lundstram
      McGinn Salah Sterling Perez Dendo
      Wilson Vardy Greenwood

      Appreciate feedback!

      1. OBAMA
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        do not wildcard... you're hardly changing your team.

        Downgrade Salah to get in Kane if that's your aim

        1. thomashl
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          It's five changes that I'd like right now. But I know it's a bit knee-jerky, so might just do Robbo -> AWB and Vardy -> Kane for -4.

          Prices are also a factor – Pukki might be 6.9 before next deadline, which might make other transfers harder down the line.

          1. wijohnson85
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 16 days ago

            Do you really think Pukki is going to carry on scoring at this rate? I’m not convinced but I’ve been wrong before

            1. thomashl
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              7 months, 16 days ago

              Not at this rate, no. But he scored 30 (?) in the championship last year and seems to be taking the level in the PL as he goes along. He might be the Jimenez of this season, I got on Jimi too late last time out

    3. HUATSHOOTER
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Take mane not salah

      1. thomashl
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        I'm a bit reluctant to do that. But if that's the only downside with this WC 🙂

  26. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Who would your pick be for a third city asset (after raheem and kdb)? Feels weird that it would probably be a defender, right? Or is anyone aboard the bernado or kun train?

    1. OBAMA
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      I think Kun

      1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        He didn’t look that involved but yes, could be the guy. Very expensive though! If he was 11 I would probably consider it.

    2. Arteta
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Laporte maybe.

    3. Big Bambora
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Laporte for certainty of starts.

    4. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Edison could tempt me with a double FT given their fixture run. Laporte is also possible. Really hoping that Cancelo will get a couple soon but that seems unlikely

      1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Worry about cancelo but walker has actually looked really good to me. Laporte is definitely the safe pick, hmm.

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 16 days ago

          Yep mostly agreed. Even if Cancelo gets a couple of starts then Walker has looked good enough to get back in

          My suspicion is that there's going to loads of peptation in the next few weeks with unchallenging fixtures.

          Dislike the gk swap but still think Ederson is likely the best value.

  27. ElBuffalo20
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    7 months, 16 days ago

    A - mane + 7m player
    B - Salah + 6m player

    Was looking at Maddison or Kean in 7m range, salah will be so hard to get back in team though

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Salah and Mount / Trossard.

    2. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Mane plus maddison

  28. OBAMA
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Bit of help would be greatly appreciated fellas...

    Ryan / Button

    Digne / TAA / Robbo / Zinch / Kelly

    Sterling / Salah / Perez / Pulisic / Dedonc

    Wilson / Jota / Greenwood

    -----

    Do I save the transfer or do I take a hit to get in KDB?

    Robbo/Trent -> Mings
    Pulisic -> KDB

    A) Don't do anything
    B) Pull the -4 trigger

    1. thomashl
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Why not take a hit!

  29. finnish92
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 16 days 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. OBAMA
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Nice team, GTG

    2. wijohnson85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Amazed you can fit salah, Sterling, KDB, and Kane in. They’re all the ones you want in for the next few weeks though (if not longer).

  30. FOO FIGHTER
    7 months, 16 days ago

    You will take hits to get Salah back, especially if you WC. Remembr that!

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Sorry if you already used your WC.

    2. ‘Tis the Season
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Sssh

    3. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Ok

    4. wijohnson85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      You realise the guy that won the fantasy league last year didn’t have salah in his team majority of the season right?