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.

Lessons learned from Gameweek 2

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  1. Stimps
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

    Wilson to Pukki, no brainer?

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

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

      1. AuFeld
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 3 months ago

        So much logic.

    2. Marty McFly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      What if Rashford scores a brace tonight?

      1. Slouch87
        • 6 Years
        2 years, 3 months ago

        What if Jota scores a brace tonight ?

        1. AzzaroMax99
          • 5 Years
          2 years, 3 months ago

          That would be awesome!! 😀

        2. Jafoole_88
          • 6 Years
          2 years, 3 months ago

          then Pukki to Jota... duh!

        3. Marty McFly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 years, 3 months ago

          What if Boly scores a brace tonight?

    3. tangtastic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Of course.

      TAA to Lundstram too while you're at it

      1. Jafoole_88
        • 6 Years
        2 years, 3 months ago

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

    4. the vanisher
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      I would keep Wilson.

    5. windowview
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Literally just made this move before I logged in here

  2. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

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

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

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

      1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 3 months ago

        That would be fun tbh

    2. Marty McFly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Pukki, Sterling and Lundstram to rise tonight

      1. Marty McFly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 years, 3 months ago

        And possibly Pickford...

        1. Snevitz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          2 years, 3 months ago

          From £5m?

          1. Marty McFly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 years, 3 months ago

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

  3. Atletico Junior
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

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

  4. Chandler Bing
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

    King owners, you playing him against City?

    1. Galza-The Wanton Trader
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Yep

    2. Marty McFly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Wilson owner here. I'm selling.

    3. MARVELLUS
      • 12 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Tempted only because of VAR.

    4. Rocky FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Selling him for Pukki unless Jota gets injured

    5. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

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

    6. AzzaroMax99
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Sold him yesterday for Pukki.

    7. Will Kane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 3 months 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. Shineonme
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Wilson owner. Sold him last night

  5. Arteta
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

    Vardy owners - keeping or selling?

    1. AzzaroMax99
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Keeping for now.

    2. ‘Tis the Season
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

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

  6. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 3 months 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
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

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

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 years, 3 months ago

        Really? Fek

      2. Klaren
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 3 months ago

        (Currently at 73.2 according to fplstats)

    2. The Big Fella
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 3 months 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
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 years, 3 months ago

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

        1. The Big Fella
          • 5 Years
          2 years, 3 months 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
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 years, 3 months 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
              • 5 Years
              2 years, 3 months ago

              One blank and see how he falls by .1

              1. Bubz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 years, 3 months ago

                Not many players to switch him to though

                1. The Big Fella
                  • 5 Years
                  2 years, 3 months ago

                  This

              2. The Big Fella
                • 5 Years
                2 years, 3 months 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
                  • 9 Years
                  2 years, 3 months 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
                    • 5 Years
                    2 years, 3 months 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
              • 5 Years
              2 years, 3 months 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
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 3 months 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. KunDogan (B.D.)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      D

    2. yakirh
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

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

  8. BARIO MALOTELLI
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

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

  9. Zygaenid《Tazard》
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 3 months 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 hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

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

    2. Shineonme
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

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

      1. CR7 is Home
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 3 months ago

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

  10. 1justlookin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

    A) salah and Barnes

    Or

    B) kane and martial

  11. Andre_The_Giant
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 3 months 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
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

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

    2. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

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

      1. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 3 months 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
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 3 months ago

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

      3. Klaren
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 3 months 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
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

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

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 3 months ago

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

      2. RichardNixon
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 3 months ago

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

    4. yakirh
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 3 months 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
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 3 months 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. Mahjongking
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

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

    Subs:button mcginn kelly greenwood

  13. KingOllie
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 3 months 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Spurs are an insanely lucky team

      1. KingOllie
        • 6 Years
        2 years, 3 months ago

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

    2. Garlana
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

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

    3. Arteta
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      3 shots and 2 goals. Disgusting.

      1. KingOllie
        • 6 Years
        2 years, 3 months ago

        Like playing fifa online

    4. Hy liverpool
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      30 shots for city vs 3 for spurs.
      Insane

      1. RichardNixon
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 3 months ago

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

  14. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

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

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

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

    2. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      In roughly ten and a half hours.

    3. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 3 months 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. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Ok I'll be safe then thanks all!

  15. ‘Tis the Season
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

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

    1. Babit1967
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      I’m going Salah captain

      1. ‘Tis the Season
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 3 months ago

        Me to mate

    2. Slouch87
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Problem is Sterling and Kane likely to do the same.

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 3 months ago

        I will have SSK 🙂

  16. Brooksy86
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

    Bench 2;

    C Wilson
    VVD
    TAA
    Lundstram
    Perez

    Thanks in advance.

    1. KunDogan (B.D.)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      L,P

  17. Babit1967
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 3 months 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
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

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

      1. Babit1967
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 3 months ago

        It is mate

  18. Kuyt Hero
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

    Wilson and Siggy to Kane + 5.0 mid

    OR

    Wilson and Perez to Pukki/Jota + Martial?

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Second.

    2. Babit1967
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Yeah second

      1. Kuyt Hero
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 years, 3 months ago

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

  19. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

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

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      As a Salah owner?

      1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 3 months ago

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

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 2 Years
          2 years, 3 months ago

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

    2. Babit1967
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      It’s definitely risky going without

    3. ‘Tis the Season
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Ei ei

    4. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Arsenal are solid tbf

      1. ‘Tis the Season
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 3 months ago

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

      2. Slouch87
        • 6 Years
        2 years, 3 months ago

        Bait thrown. ☺

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 6 Years
          2 years, 3 months ago

          2 in the boat, not bad

          1. SADIO SANÉ
            • 6 Years
            2 years, 3 months ago

            sorry, 3 - nice

      3. KingOllie
        • 6 Years
        2 years, 3 months ago

        monreal vs salah aint gonna be pretty mate lol

      4. Hy liverpool
        • 8 Years
        2 years, 3 months ago

        Did you watch arsenal game vs burnley? Noway

      5. Andre_The_Giant
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 3 months 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
    • 10 Years
    2 years, 3 months 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
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

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

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      What the moves?

      1. The Overthinker
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 3 months ago

        Auba to Kane
        Perez to Lanzini
        Wood to jota

  22. OBAMA
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 3 months 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
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 3 months 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
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 3 months 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
      • 12 Years
      2 years, 3 months 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
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

    Trossard or mount?

    1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 3 months 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. Mahjongking
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Mount!

    3. KunDogan (B.D.)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Lamela

    4. thomashl
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 3 months 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
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 3 months 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
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

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

      1. thomashl
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 3 months 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
          • 3 Years
          2 years, 3 months ago

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

    2. thomashl
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Team before WC:

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

      Appreciate feedback!

      1. OBAMA
        • 7 Years
        2 years, 3 months 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
          • 4 Years
          2 years, 3 months 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
            • 7 Years
            2 years, 3 months 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
              • 4 Years
              2 years, 3 months 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. Mahjongking
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Take mane not salah

      1. thomashl
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 3 months ago

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

  26. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 3 months 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
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      I think Kun

      1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 3 months 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
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Laporte maybe.

    3. Slouch87
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Laporte for certainty of starts.

    4. pingissimus
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 3 months 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
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 3 months ago

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

        1. pingissimus
          • 2 Years
          2 years, 3 months 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. RyanKent14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 3 months 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. inactive
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Salah and Mount / Trossard.

    2. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Mane plus maddison

  28. OBAMA
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 3 months 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
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Why not take a hit!

  29. finnish92
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

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

    --> Then my team with 0.4 ITB:

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

    Thoughts?

    1. OBAMA
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Nice team, GTG

    2. wijohnson85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 3 months 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
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

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

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Sorry if you already used your WC.

    2. ‘Tis the Season
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Sssh

    3. Cok3y5murf
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Ok

    4. wijohnson85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

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