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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

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

    A) Mane + VVD
    B) Salah + Zinchencko

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

      B

    2. FPL-(VAR)dy
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      b

  2. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Give Perez more time?

    1. TERIYAKI 69
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      sell sell sell

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 16 days ago

      I think I'm going to, hopefully he isn't dropped.

    3. But to who Chris Kamara
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      No

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

      I'm giving him the next two games. I understand why people are selling but I had bigger fish to fry.

    5. FOO FIGHTER
      7 months, 16 days ago

      If you have the funds to do Perez for KDB then go for it. Otherwise stick.

    6. SEYPULISIC
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Didn't passed the eye test for me.

  3. FPL-(VAR)dy
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Have Kane,Sterling,Salah..should I be worried about Kdb??

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

      Can't have them all.

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      7 months, 16 days ago

      You will struggle to fit KDB unless getting rid of one of Kane, Sterling or Salah.

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

      Can be done if you have Mane instead of Salah

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        7 months, 16 days ago

        And then end up with a defence costing you points.

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

        you can't have Pukki though...

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

          Pope
          VVD Digne Soyuncu Dunk
          Sterling Mane KDB Trossard
          Kane Pukki

          Button Greenwood Lundstram Dendocker

          1. FPL-(VAR)dy
            • 2 Years
            7 months, 16 days ago

            wow

          2. FOO FIGHTER
            7 months, 16 days ago

            Good team but Dinge may be out. How many hits to get Salah back?

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

              One

  4. TERIYAKI 69
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    please please STOP transferring Pukki in great people. His price is slipping further and further away from my grip. Don't want to get him in at 7 million.

    1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Don't worry they'll all sell if he blanks for the guy who scores a hatty that week

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

      You've convinced me, getting him in now

    3. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      You have the same opportunity to get him at any time as everyone else. No good whining about price rises if you choose not to.

      1. TERIYAKI 69
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Need the fixtures to clear up before I buy.

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

        This.

        Made that mistake many times in the past, decided not to repeat it this year.

        Got Pukki last night.

    4. Four Hit Wonder
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      So you're aware of the price rise but choose to wait. I hope he rises to 8.5m.

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

    Decided to go for a -4 and save WC...

    Team was

    Ryan
    Taa, robbo, digne, zink
    Salah, sterling, fraser, perez
    Wilson, jota

    Fraser is now KDB
    Perez is now Cebellos
    Wilson is now Pukki
    0.4 Itb

    Kane is the only player is like to own.. but i think pool / city are still miles ahead of spurs and I cant see myself taking their big hitters out unless injured.

    i may d/g pool def to get martial if he looks great value but other than that i’m holding firm

    83 and 41 points - jota to play...

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

      Good moves imo.

  6. trinzoo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Need to get rid of 2, which 2:

    A) Siggy
    B) Fraser (keeping Wilson)
    C) Perez

    Getting Mount and Martial if he's good tonight

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

      AB

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

      A) and b). Keep perez

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

      BC

    4. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      AC

    5. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      BC

    6. SEYPULISIC
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Fraser, Perez

    7. Mings the Merciless
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 16 days ago

      BC

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

    I have 8.8m to spend on a midfielder replacement for Moura. Who do you get? (I own Martial)

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

      Siggy

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

      I find .7 and get kdb

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

        Sorry .8 now

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

          🙁

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

      Good timing! Thinking of moving him on soon too... Who else is in your side? Kane? Could downgrade Moura in that case. Or is Pogba an option given United's enticing upcoming fixtures?

    4. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Madison?

    5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Could you stretch it up to KDB?

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Probably Pogba actually

        Or Son

        Those two look pretty primed for points along with KDB

        Pepe can hopefully come in if either of them get injured as he may have found his feet by then

        It's a nice bracket all of a sudden that 9.5 midfielder range

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

      Kind of an awkward spot, may just be best to go with down to the sub 6 range and spend the cash elsewhere later?

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

      I'm keeping moura

    8. SC not pearls before swine
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      I think Mahrez could be a worthy punt. Obviously he might not start every week, but I think Manchester City could score 20 goals over the next 4 weeks.

    9. SEYPULISIC
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Richarlison?

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

    How likely is Lucas Moura to start this week do you think?

    Hopefully Son is eased back in from the bench!

    Thinking of holding on to Moura for one more week then I can move him on for De Bruyne for 2FTs next week.

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

      It's really hard to say...

      We have so many options with Moura and Lamela deserving a shot. It would very easy for Poch to just easy Son in to the mix and let everything else play out.

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

        Nice one, thanks. Does seem like Spurs have a lot of options there. Hopefully his cameo at City is enough to convince Poch!

    2. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      I'll be amazed if Son doesn't start

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

        Me too. Watching Spurs against City they were crying out for pace like his up front.

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Son will almost certainly start imo - they'll want him up & running for the arsenal game so will give him Newcastle for target practise

      He's their best pacy forward by quite some distance, and he's well rested

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

        Thanks all. Best to do Moura to KDB for -4 this week then do you think? I was considering Robbo to Soyuncu to finance it (then keep VVD).

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          Hard to know... Moura could easily hattrick for example, or easily be benched - that's the problem with risky players like him!

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

            Ha, yeah! I had him in from the start as an early season punt. Think I'll ponder it for a few days!

  9. merin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Do you see an obvious way to use 1FT here?

    Pope Button
    TAA Robertson Zinch Digne Lundstram
    Salah Sterling Perez Fraser Dendoncker
    Wilson Pukki Greenwood

    1 FT, 0 ITB

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

      Fraser to someone! Unless you think dbl bou attack is way to go...

      1. merin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Agree, but who? I’m 0.2 short for Martial 🙁

  10. JONALDINHO
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Thoughts?
    Pope
    Robbo - Van Dijk - Digne - Kelly
    Mane - Sterling - KDB - Cantwell
    Kane - Jota
    (4.0 / Kelly / Rico / 4.5)

    Managed to get Mane, Sterling, Kane and KDB aswell while having the 3 big defenders. Cantwell to cover Pukki until I WC around gw6/7.

    1. ZakyJ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      you have 2 x Kelly and missing a midfield i think

    2. RUUD!
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      2 Kelly's interesting

    3. Jamizz
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Robbo> Walker? then upgrade your mid to McGin/Ceballos

  11. ZakyJ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    So how about this:

    Perez, Salah & Auba > Sterling, Mane, Deulofeu (-4)

  12. RUUD!
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Thoughts with 2FT and 0.0 in the bank here chaps? Thinking about doing 2 transfers and leaving 1.0 in the bank for Kane to Aguero GW4.

    Pope
    TAA Robbo KWP Digne Cathcart
    Salah Sterling Perez
    Kane (C) King
    4.0 Dendonk Hayden Greenwood

  13. simong1
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Suggested changes here, if any? 2 FT

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

    1. But to who Chris Kamara
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Any money in the bank?

      1. simong1
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 16 days ago

        None unfortunately

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

      Not really, looks good. Would be nice to get Barnes or Pukki in for King obviously but I'm pretty sure you've nothing in the bank.

      Probably best waiting until later in the week for news on Digne's injury or anything else that might come up.

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

        Salah to Mane or downgrading Robbo or Digne to be able to upgrade Perez later if needed?

  14. MagnetBPS
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Best 2 4.5M def?

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

      I'm looking to bring in Soyuncu because he rotates quite nicely with Montoya, who I also have.

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

      Cantrell + Fonks 😉

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

        Oh, sorry, read mids... Lundstram + Dunk / Montoya?

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

      Pieters and Dunk?

  15. Differential (c)
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Nothing worth a hit, surely?
    Did Fraser+Lacazette->DeBruyne+Pukki with 2 FT.

    Heaton
    Robertson VanDijk Zinchenko Coleman
    Salah Sterling deBruyne Perez
    Pukki Adams

    Woodman Lundstram Dendoncker Greenwood

    0 FT // 0.9m ITB

    good to go, right? Unless injury news suddenly pop up.

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

      looks good

      1. Differential (c)
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Very scared that I don't have any United players. Or Spurs.

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

      Looks good, definitely wouldn't take a hit on that this early in the week?

      How are you feeling about Adams? I remember you were very positive in preseason.
      Did the first half against Liverpool give you hope?

      I'm looking at getting to essentially the team you have via Fraser/Wilson/Vardy -> Sterling/Pukki/6.1, but obviously the options at that range haven't done much as of yet.

      1. Differential (c)
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Adams still looks a threat, but I think right now he may be adjusting to the PL, and will take time to do that. Feel like he is always looking for more time on the ball, an extra dribble or an extra second waiting, something which the Championship affords you, but is almost non-existent in the Premier League. Need to take less time over complicating simple things.
        Who knows, maybe he'll get better chances vs BHA.

        The three transfers look good. Sterling and Pukki are good picks. At 6.1m, think Adams is STILL the best pick of the bunch.

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

          Cheers for the reply, hope the transfers work out for you

  16. Mr.K
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Is Hourihane to Lamela a nobrainer?

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

      may not start with Son back

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

      getting rid of Hourihane is but not to Lamela its not. doubt either start very often

    3. Chenku╰☆╮
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      i would get cantwell and bank the money.

      1. Mr.K
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Not at all a bad shout. Wouldn't hurt to strengthen my DEF some.

    4. Mr.K
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Good points, I somehow managed to ignore Son.

    5. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      A bench player to a bench player, sure...

  17. Would Ed Woodward
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 16 days ago

    McGinn or Ceballos?

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Ceballos 100%

      1. Chenku╰☆╮
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        he isnt even guaranteed a start. his assists were from corners which ozil also takes.. why?

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

          his second assist was about as far away from an Ozil assist as possible

          1. Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            7 months, 16 days ago

            Haha, Ozil would have been backing off 😀

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

              he would have been too busy waving his arms around as soon as he lost the ball 😀 still love him though

        2. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          I'd say he's nailed, either in the hole or box to box. On set pieces for a much better team with better players to supply.

    2. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Ceballos in a better team, with quality strikers to supply.

    3. gedda
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Ceballos role isn't clearly defined yet with Ozil, Pepe & Mikhi. One of the assists was pretty fortunate, came through a recovery of a ball he lost himself. McGinn is lower risk I thinkhttps://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2019/08/19/the-digne-injury-latest-as-evertons-defence-ride-their-luck/

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

        Oops, copied in a link wierdly.

  18. Pinky and De Bruyne
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Bernard looking sharp or lucky goal ?

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Don't go there

    2. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Dribbled a lot, and looked a threat when he had a ball. A bright spot in an otherwise bland attacking quartet.

  19. Oooo Matron
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Any thoughts on this team? Quite tempting to get De Bruyne in but would require TAA/Perez to Lundstrom/KDB with 0.1 to find elsewhere.

    Pope
    TAA VVD Digne Stones Montoya
    Sterling Salah Perez
    King Kane

    Subs: Dendoncker, Wickham, Drinkwater

  20. HamezMace
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Anyone remember how Lacazette fairs against top six teams.
    Liverpool, Spurs and Man Utd in his next five games.
    Should I keep him, or move him on?

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

      Not sure. He did look really good vs BUR. I'd save the FT for now and see how he does.

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

        I've got 2FTs anyway, and nothing especially pressing - except Perez, and maybe Robinson.
        Thanks for the reply.

    2. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Arsenal did absolutely poorly vs Liverpool last season in their second meeting, almost nothing bar a single lapse of concentration which allowed AMN to score, but other than that VvD and co. afforded them zilch, Laca and Auba were terribly isolated.

      Maybe things will be better with Ceballos, but I've already kicked Laca out of my team, the week after I gave him the armband and he delivered.

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

        I thought of you when he got the opener on Saturday, well played.
        But you've moved him on already? For who?

        1. Differential (c)
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 16 days ago

          Fraser+DeBruyne->Pukki+KdB

          Was always the plan to get Laca out for GW3, but I was flip-flapping between Son or KdB.

          1. Differential (c)
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 16 days ago

            Fraser+Laca, obviously lol

  21. Coys96
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Thoughts on Haller for in my WC... great fixtures and could be great.. also a differential

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Wait on Haller. If he was injured he is unlikely to start GW3.

    2. Four Hit Wonder
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Zero evidence though. A wild punt.

  22. FOO FIGHTER
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Get in KDB now but not at the expense of Salah.

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

    Would you WC this lot?
    I have 2 FTs

    Ederson
    Robbo VvD Coleman Zinch Guilbert
    Salah Sterling Siggy Perez Trossard
    Jota (4.5) (4.5)

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

      That front line is begging for a WC but you have enough in your DF an MF to keep you going a couple of weeks.

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

        thinking of getting Pukki in for GW5 and wildcardingn in GW5 during the IB

  24. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Hope Digne pulls through - the guy is an FPL legend in the making

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Doesn't sound like much

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      7 months, 16 days ago

      If you have Lundstram in your squad then it is worth keeping Digne.

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

        Never thought I'd read this.

  25. gedda
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Help needed with 2 FTs:

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

    A) Wilson -> Pukki & save
    B) Wilson -> Pukki & upgrade Perez
    C) Wilson -> Pukki & upgrade Montoya/Rico
    D) Lansbury to anyone

    Cheers guys!

  26. HamezMace
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    New Post

  27. zon
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Good evening lads, you reckon these moves are solid if no injuries occur? The team is as follows:

    Pope Button
    TAA Robbo Zinch Digne Lundstram
    Salah Sterling Fraser Perez Dendoncker
    Wilson Jota Greenwood

    TAA -> Soyuncu
    Fraser -> KDB

    Joining the PukkiParty a bit later. A Bit of a fund shift, don't fancy double pool def now that Adrian is giving goals away between the posts.

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

    Had a good start sitting at 18k with 2FT but in a position of having no idea what transfers to do.

    Pope (McGovern)
    Digne - Van Dijk - Stones - Zouma - (Rico)
    Salah - Sterling - Trossard - Lucas Moura - (Hayden)
    Auba - King - (Greenwood)

    Any suggestions? Auba to Kane looks obvious but also keen on Kdb, Man utd, and Pukki

  29. FOO FIGHTER
    7 months, 16 days ago

    If you have Salah and Sterling, keep.

  30. FredrikH
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

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

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

    1. FredrikH
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Other suggestions?