Scout Notes

Trossard displays goal threat in impressive Brighton debut

Brighton 1-1 West Ham

Goals: Leandro Trossard (£6.0m) | Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez (£6.0m)

Assists: Manuel Lanzini (£6.5m)

Bonus Points: Lanzini x3, Chicharito x2, Lewis Dunk (£4.5m), Pascal Groß (£6.5m)

Leandro Trossard (£6.0m) was the standout performer for Brighton as they drew 1-1 with West Ham on Saturday.

The Belgian midfielder rewarded patience shown in him by owners who disappointed by his no-show in Gameweek 1 with a debut goal.

Manager Graham Potter had opted not to throw him, or any new signings, into a starting role away at Watford, but had no issues doing so at home to West Ham.

As we saw in pre-season, Trossard was deployed on the left side of striker Glenn Murray (£6.0m) in a 3-4-3 formation, Jurgen Locadia (£5.5m) dropping to the bench and Pascal Groß (£6.5m) occupying the left-wing slot.

Accordingly, he emerged from Saturday’s match with seven points and looks highly unlikely to lose his place for the Gameweek 3 visit of Southampton to the Amex Stadium.

“He had a really good season. They were champions over there and he is a hungry guy who wants to take that next step. From the Belgian League to the Premier League is, of course, a step, but he has got that quality as you can see. Our job is to help him make that transition. Of course, it is nice for us to attract these guys.” – Graham Potter

Trossard carried the most goal threat of any Brighton player against West Ham

We had expected Trossard to mainly offer creative potential this season but, based on this performance, the former Genk man is more about the goal threat than anything else.

No Brighton player looked more dangerous going forward than Trossard, who could have scored a hat-trick in different circumstances.

He had a first-half goal ruled out for offside by the Video Assistant Referee and screwed one chance over the bar before getting his hands on some FPL attacking points.

A high ball was lofted up to Murray who did well to hold it up before being tackled. Trossard picked up the scraps and found himself the space to shoot from the edge of the box, rifling into the bottom corner of Lukasz Fabianski‘s (£5.0m) net.

It must be said that Trossard did well to continue asking questions of West Ham’s defence after the emotional rollercoaster of his disallowed first-half goal.

Centre-back Dan Burn (£4.5m) crossed the ball back across the box in the second phase of a free-kick, for Trossard to drill a volley into the back of the net.

However, it was not until after Brighton had celebrated the incredible finish that referee Anthony Taylor disallowed it for an offside call against Burn, spotted by VAR.

The introduction of this technology into the Premier League has somewhat altered the ebb and flow of matches, with it being easy for disappointment to creep in having celebrated a goal.

However, Potter credited Trossard after the game with having the determination to not let that bother him.

“It (VAR disallowing goals) changes the atmosphere in the stadium a little bit. It goes from euphoria to almost disappointment but that is something we all have to deal with. I thought the players did it really well.” – Graham Potter

“It’s disappointing especially if you score a nice goal like that but you have to keep on going because it is a football game and you know that VAR is there. If you don’t stand up and it goes to your head, it’s not easy to keep on going so that is what you need to do.” – Leandro Trossard

Despite Trossard taking some set pieces in pre-season, it looks as if Groß is the main man for these once again this season.

However, the German midfielder continues to have his minutes managed, replaced by Neal Maupay (£6.0m) in the 67th minute and with Trossard offering more goal threat for £0.5m cheaper, he certainly seems the better option.

With Groß off the pitch for some of the second half, Solly March (£5.0m) and Aaron Mooy (£5.0m) also had a hand in corners and free-kicks.

For the second match in a row, Murray led the Brighton attack with Maupay only coming on as a second-half substitute.

However, Murray is still yet to complete 90 minutes this season. After managing 63 against Watford, he was replaced by Florin Andone (£5.0m) in the 73rd minute on Saturday.

Dan Burn has become an important part of Brighton’s back-three

Brighton appear to have a new set-piece target this season in centre-back Burn.

The 27-year-old carried plenty of threat from dead-ball situations, heading over from an early Groß free-kick and also providing the assist for Trossard’s disallowed goal.

However, placing trust in Brighton defence at this early stage under Potter’s management might be hard to justify.

Yes, the Seagulls kept a clean sheet away at Watford in Gameweek 1, but it was widely reported that the Hornets were dreadful and they did not create a single big chance for Brighton to deal with.

West Ham did not offer too much going forward either but still managed to break through and find the back of the net at the Amex Stadium.

Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez and Manuel Lanzini celebrate a goal for West Ham

In the second half, all it took was a well-timed Manuel Lanzini (£6.5m) pass from midfield to unleash Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez (£6.0m), who had beaten the offside trap.

The Mexcian forward only had to slot the ball underneath Mat Ryan (£4.5m) to hand West Ham a, probably, undeserved lead in the 61st minute.

“We know that Hernandez is a box player. When he has the option he normally scores.” – Manuel Pellegrini

At Brighton, West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini made five changes to the side that was thrashed 5-0 by Manchester City in Gameweek 1.

Two of these were forced as both Felipe Anderson (£7.0m) and Sébastien Haller (£7.5m) missed out with injuries, although Pellegrini is positive about whether or not they will return for the Gameweek 3 trip to Watford.

“I hope that both of them will be back next week. Sebastien Haller and Felipe Anderson.” – Manuel Pellegrini

Chicharito came in for Haller, while Pablo Fornals (£6.5m) was handed his first West Ham start in the place of Anderson. As we suggested as a possibility in our pre-season Scout Report, the Spaniard struggled to compete with his new colleagues for creativity.

Meanwhile, Arthur Masuaku (£4.5m) took Aaron Creswell‘s (£5.0m) place at left-back and performed admirably, registering five tackles, two clearances, one interception and winning the ball back for West Ham’s goal.

Elsewhere Fabian Balbuena (£4.5m), an ever-present when fit last season, was dropped to the bench to allow Angelo Ogbonna (£4.5m) to start alongside Issa Diop (£4.5m).

West Ham’s defence is still an unreliable source of investment for Fantasy managers

The final change saw Robert Snodgrass (£5.5m) come in for Michail Antonio (£7.0m) as West Ham’s attacking midfield remains rather unsettled at this early stage of the season.

“We also have a lot of new players that arrived, players that are coming back from a long injury so I think it was useful not to lose a second game in a row. Maybe the first game we need to fix all the new players in their correct position.” – Manuel Pellegrini

Jack Wilshere (£5.0m) came in for some criticism from the local press for a poor display at Brighton.

The former Arsenal midfielder reportedly left Declan Rice (£5.0m) exposed at multiple points before being replaced by Antonio at half-time, although it seems his withdrawal was somewhat influenced by his fitness.

“Jack is like Carlos Sanchez, [Andriy] Yarmolenko and Manuel Lanzini – who played a lot of games in the last part of last season – he needs time, of course. He hasn’t played 90 minutes in a long time, so in every game and every minute he has he will be improving.”

The Eye Test

Ian Davey: “I’m not quite sure how Brighton didn’t win that match.

“Trossard is a STAR in the making.

“He had a goal ruled out by VAR and missed a big chance before finally scoring.

“It turns out he’s not on set pieces but was our main goal threat.

“There’s no chance he doesn’t start next week.

“Our defence still isn’t great and there are probably better £4.5 options out there, even if Montoya is playing at right wing-back.

“Despite getting into some good positions, he lacked quality in the final third which doesn’t scream FPL returns.

“March at left wing-back is also a no-go, in my opinion, given he is a midfielder in the game.

“I’d also avoid our forwards for now. Murray didn’t do much and doesn’t look like he can play for more than 70 minutes. 

“That said, Brighton are, on the whole, much more attacking than they were under Hughton.”

Members Analysis

Brighton and Hove Albion XI (3-4-3): Ryan; Burn, Dunk, Duffy; March, D Stephens, Pröpper, Montoya; Trossard (Mooy 85′), Murray (Andone 74′), Groß (Maupay 67′).

West Ham United XI (4-1-4-1): Fabianski; Masuaku, Ogbonna, Diop, Fredericks; Rice; Fornals (Yarmolenko 77′), Lanzini, Wilshere (Antonio 45′), Snodgrass; Chicharito (C Sánchez 83′).

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Lessons learned from Gameweek 2

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  1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Should I get in kane for the Cardiff match? Reckon he'll haul.

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      1 month, 3 days ago

      That's definitely the risk but he's coming off 2 goals against Villa and a nice rest against City.

      1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Hah, rest is a good way of looking at it 😉

        Feel he won't be the top spurs asset in the game (although of course I can't call who will)

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Probably Parrott knowing my luck atm.

        2. Four Hit Wonder
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          He claims other people's goals, man.

          You shoot on target, there he is, touching the ball and making the goal his own. Can't avoid him.

          1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Hah! Then he'll swear on his daughter's life. I actually had him for that one but was given to him too late for fpl. Still annoying.

          2. The Big Fella
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            He is..... inevitable

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 3 days ago

      lol

  2. Goonsquad245
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Hit the WC button in an attempt to get ahead...

    Going big in mid and up front. Concerns are no LIV defence or Digne. If Digne is fit will try to find a way to squeeze him in

    Pope Button
    AWB Zinchenko Soyuncu Dunk Lundstram
    Sterling Mane KDB Martial Cantwell
    Kane Pukki Wickham

    Soyuncu/Dunk/Lund/Cantwell rotating for 2 spots week to week

    Thoughts?

    Thanks!

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 3 days ago

      trent and digne better value than most regardless of position

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        I totally agree

      2. Goonsquad245
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Thanks. Considering Kane to Rashford to upgrade at the back

        1. Four Hit Wonder
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          No.

      3. Would Ed Woodward
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Hello mate, what did you end up on for the week? I can't remember if you had anyone tonight.

    2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Its not too bad.. a lot of rotating but might work off for you

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Looks nice but

      Had this exact set up going into this week (Dendo for Cantwell) but ducked out at the last minute. That defence is too minimal for my taste. Long term Liverpool and Digne will fire and 16 weeks is a long time to wait to get them back on next WC

      My compromise was to lose KdB (one City attacker enough?) and keep Kane as captaincy option as he dovetails so well with Sterling.

      1. Goonsquad245
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Thanks. Defence is a concern for sure

  3. Boo Ya Ka Sha
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Bottomed. Why the love for Kane aside from fixtures?

    1. Goonsquad245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Scores lots of goals

      1. Boo Ya Ka Sha
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        How about last season?

        1. Goonsquad245
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Would probably have won the golden boot if he didn’t get injured?

        2. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Matched Sterling until GW 22 when he got injured (he and Auba and Sterling were all within 2 points of each other then)

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 3 days ago

      auba owners need to go somewhere + wc nosalah teams

    3. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      looks the best captaincy option this GW, nailed, on pens, likely golden boot winner, yada yada

    4. Boo Ya Ka Sha
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Still not convinced

      1. Four Hit Wonder
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        He's got that deadly sniper rifle and positioning / claiming skills.

        Deep role won't be an issue vs a deep lying defence. He'll be in the box all day long.

  4. MosF94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Wildcard team, 0.8m ITB:

    Pope (Woodman)
    TAA, VVD, Digne, AWB (Lunny)
    Sterling, KDB, Martial, Grealish (Cantwell)
    Kane, Pukki (Wickham)

    No Salah is a calculate gamble, based on Sterling/Kane having an extremely promising captaincy rotation for many GWs.

    Either of TAA/VVD could become Laporte (or Digne > Laporte, if Digne's injured), but I'd like to give them another couple of games, I think Liverpool's disappointing defensive start might be a red herring.

    I currently have Mount as a placeholder for Grealish, on the off-chance he rises twice (should've gone for Ceballos yesterday, but only decided to WC this eve). I do prefer Grealish as a pick, due to his 'talisman' status and very promising baseline BPS, but I'll decide which of the 2 to proceed with on Friday.

    Any suggestions where I could use the 0.8, or should I keep it where it is

    And are there any picks which look like poor choices (aside from the Salah-less gamble)?

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 3 days ago

      find it extremely unlikely kane better value than salah, the rest is sensible

      prefer mount to grealish, if money itb upgrade lunny to soyboy

      1. MosF94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 3 days ago

        NEW/bou
        BRI
        CPA/nor
        WAT
        SOU
        WOL/bri
        WAT
        AVL
        SOU
        SHU

        That's Kane/Sterling's captaincy rotation over the next 10 weeks. It's a gamble, but I think owning Kane over Salah could pay off for this period! I'm actually considering going Sterling > Salah in GW13; we'll see.

        Mount vs Grealish is tough, but I think Mount will see a bit more rotation, so that's swinging me to Grealish.

        Soyuncu looks like a good pick, agreed, might leave it a few weeks though to see if I need the 0.8 more elsewhere!

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 3 days ago

          good luck!

    2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Similar to mine except for a few spots

      Me: 4.0 Mount Ceballos Rashfordi

      You: VVD, Grealish, Cantwell, Pukki

      1. MosF94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Double Utd attack could be great for their coming fixtures! Who's your other 4.0, Kelly?

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Chelsea game looks like an anomaly. Rather have premiums from Spurs City Pool before double United. 1 will have to do

          1. MosF94
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 3 days ago

            I'm happy sticking with just Martial, but I do think it's potentially a good gamble

  5. Schliegs
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Is Lundstram an essential enabler?

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 3 days ago

      no lol

    2. NATSTER
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Good one, probably not essential.

    3. Four Hit Wonder
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Yea

  6. Gregg Wallace
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Elmohammady likely to keep his place for the foreseeable future?
    Pretty beastly stats for this GW and 3 bonus in a 2-1 loss is interesting

    1. Zlatanzo
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Too much of a risk with Guilbert lurking

      1. Gregg Wallace
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Yeah likely, Mings is a safer and more boring option

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 3 days ago

      hes a wait and see. has competition

    3. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Was really good last 2 but we lost so large majority of Villa fans have scapegoated him and Taylor because we have new fullbacks so that's what's wrong though they've hardly been at fault for any of the goals conceded

      1. Gregg Wallace
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Thanks, The next 7 do look decent for some cleanies but sounds like too much of a risk so I think I will avoid, may go Mings

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          He's nailed and decent bps

          1. MosF94
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 3 days ago

            34 bps without a clean sheet or assist is pretty insane! How did he get them?

  7. SH
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Which TWO would you play in the next week?

    Moura (NEW), King (MCI), Perez (shu), Lundstram (LEI)

    1. SH
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      *THREE actually! Currently on Moura, King, Lundstram

    2. Zlatanzo
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Bench King

    3. The Big Fella
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      A+C

    4. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 3 days ago

      ac

  8. The Big Fella
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Do we expect Wickham to start when/if Hodgson gives up on Tekkers?

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Benteke must have some very incriminating photos of Hodgson that I have absolutely no desire to see.

    2. Athletic Nasherbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Probably. Ayew could play there though

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 3 days ago

      imagine how bad wickham must be

      1. purple lamborGhini
        1 month, 3 days ago

        lol

    4. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Ayew serious?

  9. Bleh
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Anything left to do here?

    Heaton
    AWB VVD Digne Robbo
    Salah Sterling Martial McGinn
    King Pukki
    Subs: Button, Kelly, Hayden, Greenwood
    0FT, 2.7m

    Already done Rico, Fraser, Auba > AWB, Martial, Pukki (-4)

  10. NATSTER
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Any news on Digne please ?

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 3 days ago

      no

      1. NATSTER
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        No update since then.

        1. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Nope

        2. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Article in Telegraph has it as a hamstring and him going for a scan.

    2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Wait for presser...

      1. Zlatanzo
        1 month, 3 days ago

        When's presser?

        1. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Thursday

  11. Hazardous Hazard
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Looking for some advice

    Pope
    Robbo/VVD/Digne
    Salah/Sterling/Martial/Perez/Trossard
    Wilson/Adams

    Heaton/Montoya/Greenwood/Rico

    Thinking of doing Robbo/Perez/Wilson > Walker-Peters/KDB/Pukki for a -4

    1. SkeletONv01
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Looks like a solid move 🙂

  12. akhilrajau
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Heaton (Pope)
    Robertson, VVD, Digne, Zinchenko, Lundstram
    Trossard, Salah, Sterling, Martial, Dendoncker
    Kean, King, Greenwood

    Suggest for gw3...
    A. Kean -> pukki
    B. No transfer play 5-4-1
    C. Other
    Ur thoughts?

    1. Fantasy Challenged
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      B

    2. Bleh
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      B

      1. akhilrajau
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Thanks only concern here Kean value may decrease

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 3 days ago

          he’ll start next week imo

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 3 days ago

      b

      great team

      1. akhilrajau
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Thanks

  13. Fantasy Challenged
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Stuck with regard to which moves to make, if any:

    Pope
    Digne, Robbo, KWP, Dunk
    Salah, Sterling, Trossard, Fraser*
    Wilson*, Vardy

    Button, Origi*, Lundstram, Dendoncker

    With 1 FT left, would you do Fraser + Origi to:
    A) Mount and Pukki
    B) Martial and 4.5 striker( 0.8 ITB)
    C) Do Fraser/Wilson to Martial/Pukki instead
    D) Nothing

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 3 days ago

      b tbh

    2. Bleh
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      I pretty much did C myself (King instead of Wilson). Feel much more comfortable

    3. SkeletONv01
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      C for me.

    4. firetog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      C

  14. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 3 days ago

    So I like my new team (fts not wc) but I'm sure there'll be some serious doubters :

    Heaton/Pope
    Digne, VVD, TAA, Robertson, (Diop)
    Sterling, KDB, Martial, Moura, Mount
    Wilson (Greenwood, Wickham)

    Thoughts?

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 3 days ago

      nice but keeper rotation waste of money imo. bournemouth xg is good, patience in bmouth will be rewarded i think

      1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Cheers embolofan. Yeah, I'm already regretting keeper rotation but worried one team would be rubbish.

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 3 days ago

          makes sense - is why i went ederson!

    2. Bigdshane
      1 month, 3 days ago

      3 Liverpool defenders

      1. Bigdshane
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Their defence looks shaky af
        Also means you miss out on Salah/ mane

  15. Unai123
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    How many more times is Pukki likely to increase?

    1. Zlatanzo
      1 month, 3 days ago

      He will increase again in the next 1-2 hours

      1. Unai123
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Yes but how many more times this week? I can only afford 6.9

        1. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          -3 per gw is the max

          1. Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            -.3

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Too many.

    3. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Twice more this week, then none next week after he blanks, then -3 the following week when he blanks again.

      1. Zlatanzo
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Or up to 7.1 when he scores against Chelsea

        1. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Could happen

  16. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Best option to complete this defence? Budget 5.4m

    Pope button
    Vvd digne xxxx dunk lund

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 3 days ago

      taa or laporte

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Way over the budget my friend. I’m downgrading Taa to afford Barkley > martial.

      2. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 3 days ago

        misread post

        soyboy

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 3 days ago

          not calling u soyboy. i mean get the leicester turk

          1. Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Thanks for clarifying 🙂

    2. Teahupo'o
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      KWP Soyuncu Pieters

    3. SkeletONv01
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      No way to get 0.1? AWB would fit great 🙂 If no, i would go for Soyboy for 4.5 😛

  17. OldBenKenobi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Has the time for price updates changed?

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      No. 3 mins ago but doesn't get publish for 10-20 mins later

  18. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    A) KDB + Rashford
    B) Mane + Pukki

    1) AWB
    2) Zinchenko

    X) Kelly
    Y) Hanley

    Currently on A2Y

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 3 days ago

      A 1 both awful 🙂

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        XY question is just for fodder

        1. Tsparkes10
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Yh, just go with either tbh. Nothing in it

      2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Why would you go with AWB over Zinchenko btw? Cancelo signing / Mendy getting better?

        1. Tsparkes10
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Yhh exactly this. Plus like AWBs fixtures a lot and can see him getting fair few baps

  19. OldBenKenobi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    I really don’t want to bring in Pukki with those fixtures....

    I just dunno...

    1. Zlatanzo
      1 month, 3 days ago

      At that price Pukki is your best bet

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 3 days ago

      next 2 are fine then switch to barnes

    3. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Same feeling. I think people are a bit quick with getting him end. Callinh him fixture proof might be a stretch. Personally I'm waiting for the fixtures to turn better. Hopefully a few blanks will make people sell him and his price drop as quick as it went up.

  20. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Right then lads. Would appreciate some help as waited til its quiet and always get a good response from dz.

    Currently got 2 FT and 0.5itb:

    Hendo
    Robo VVD Digne Montoya
    Salah Sterl Robinson Perez
    Aubameyang Wesley
    (Stek, Diop, Greenwood, Dendonk)

    I want spurs and united cover. Thinking:

    A) Aubameyang, Robinson, Perez, Robertson > Rashford, Son/KDB, Martial, Lowton (0.3 ITB) - 8

    B) Aubameyang, Perez, Robertson to Kane, Martial, AWB (0.9 ITB) - 4

    Any other suggestions much appreciated. And feel free to ask any qs

    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Auba Salah Perez -> Kane, Mane and Martial -4?

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Ooooo. V tempting. Basically Robertson to AWB or Salah to Mane. Food for thought 🙂 cheers.

      1. cravencottage
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        No!

        1. Tsparkes10
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Elaborate plz...

      2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        No problem mate. Lundstram saved my gameweek by the way

        1. Tsparkes10
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Hahaha love to see it. Didn't affect my GW but he defo made my weekend 🙂

    3. Goonsquad245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Kind of like B.

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Cheers

    4. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 3 days ago

      wouldnt rush to sell perez. still think 3 premium unneccesary

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Not rushing but he's only one I can really upgrade to martial and / or Son. 3 premium ight so far and probs not best but can't change too much rn.

        Would A make it 2 premiums or is KDB/Son a premium?

  21. Would Ed Woodward
    1 month, 3 days ago

    I'm feeling very serene despite a giant red arrow and awful team, I have no idea why.

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Could be gas

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 3 days ago

      im coming 19th in a 21-person £400 buy in league lol

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Oooof lol, I'm sure you'll turn that round. I'm lucky that the quality of my cash ML isn't great, not big money though.

    3. juho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      I'm trying to stay calm by reminding myself that I ended up taking hits soon after my early WC last season

  22. OldBenKenobi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Any advice?

    Pope
    TAA Robbo Zinchenko Coleman
    Salah Sterling KDB Perez
    King Jota

    Button Dendoncker Greenwood Rico

    2FT 0.0ITB

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Hmmm difficult. Salah, Perez, TAA/Robbo to Mane, Son, 4.5 def would tempt me. Thoughts above?

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      King and bench need sorting. Thank Heaton howler for King points and couldn't even get baps vs Elmo 3pts conceding 2 goals and no attacking returns

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 3 days ago

        bmouth been unlucky not to score more so far. 2 games small sample. i watched both

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Villa unlucky not to score 5-6 vs Bournemouth but they did get lucky early goals and parked the bus

  23. Kante FC
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Just for a laugh, you can get this team on a WC:

    Ryan, Button

    Lundstram, Hanley, Kelly, (Rico, Gibson)

    Mane, Martial, KDB, Sterling, (Dendoncker)

    Rashford, Pukki, Kane

    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Yeah that team is no good

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Basically my WC will probably be but McGinn and 4.5m forward instead of Donk Rashford but decent defence

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 3 days ago

      that defence and no salah

    4. Schliegs
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Killer

  24. Schliegs
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Fellow non Lundstram owners, how do we feel? Please subside my jerkiness

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 3 days ago

      couldnt care less

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Couldn't be happier not owning a player that hauled :). Made my weekend, crazy scenes when he bagged

    3. OldBenKenobi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Doesn’t bother me. He will sit on your bench most of the time and more than likely frustrate you there

    4. firetog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Lei, Che, Eve, Liv and Ars in next 7. Can’t see them keeping many cs. I’d wait until you WC. If you need a cheap 5th defender consider him then. Not worth using up a ft imo

    5. juho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      i moved Guilbert for Lund an hour ago

  25. Reddevilz
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Which to bench this week ?

    a) McGinn
    b) Lundstram

    Currently on:-

    Ryan
    Taa-VVD-ZInc-Digne
    Salah-McGinn- KDB-Martial
    Pukki-Kane(c)

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 3 days ago

      B

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      McGinn same shots as Sterling vs Bournemouth but 1 more on target

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        *McGinn vs Bournemouth

        1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Haha wow, you really must love this guy. You post about him nonstop 😀

          1. Kiwivillan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            He's probably the most loved Villa player by Villa fans. He's so good Alan Nixon from The Sun made up several rumours that Man U wanted to buy him for 50 million

  26. I am 42
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    need funds for Kane, who should I ditch?

    1. Robbo
    2. TAA
    3. I don't need Kane

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 3 days ago

      3

      1. I am 42
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        not even against Newcastle?

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          I need Kane

    2. ...al - Leave your comments…
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Robbo or 3

      I wouldn't cap him over next few so might go without him

  27. Keep Calm and Play On
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Screw it, hit the WC...getting married Saturday, it’s meant to be haha

    1. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Congrats!!

      1. cravencottage
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Will you be watching at the reception? Please don’t!

        1. Keep Calm and Play On
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Haha nah but to be honest I don’t think she’d mind...she’s a fan as well

    2. ...al - Leave your comments…
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Congrats, get it sorted now and live your best life

      I had to rectify some tipsy transfers and activated it tonight too

      hi5

      1. ZICO SENNA
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Nice! How’s your team shaping up bud?

        1. ...al - Leave your comments…
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Seems like a must to get KdB in, also sort out that Liverpool double at the back, maybe not keep Kane? ...I won't cap over the next few anyway, maybe get Ceballos and go 352?

          So many decisions I'll be kicing myself over next week for sure.

          Few ideas in atm, but have the lads in for the rises anyways so all good

          Also need some news on Digne tomorrow so just trying to keep options open after I made a mistake with transfers last weekend!

          Did you WC?

          1. ZICO SENNA
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            I did indeed WC, about an hour ago to this:

            Pope
            AWB - Soyuncu - VVD
            Mane - Sterling - KDB - Martial - Mount
            Rashford - Pukki
            ________________________________
            Button: Dunk, Lundstram, Wickham

            Agree though, some news to be awaited on digne and wanted to correct some errors and freshen it up i to a 352.
            KDB a must imo, as for Kane, i just don’t feel him at all, i can’t trust him, and to decimate my team for him i’d need trust. Just can’t justify him even for Newcastle. Son is hrs to fit in also.
            Ceballos may be a wait and see when Ars fixtures get better.
            May chop and change but happy with that team as it standa for now anyway.

            1. ...al - Leave your comments…
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              Pretty similar only one or two differences but generally the same issues it seems!

              Rash should be on pens after today and could match Kane. Stering will be cap for the next few.

              Losing Trent for me is tricky, but more open to Salah going myself for Mane. Wan B looks decent and may come in if Digne is crocked. Nice team. Not sure on Mount or Soyuncu but the price is right for them atm.

              i didn't see Ceb with the old eye test so not sure either. Fixtures suck too

              1. ZICO SENNA
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 3 days ago

                Oops, replied to this below by accident hehe

    3. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Haha thanks all, team wasn’t too bad but last year I hit the WC early to gets funds early and finished well so trying that strategy again...really only concerned with winning my ML anyway so why not

      1. ZICO SENNA
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Yeah it’s a tricky issue getting Spurs in with the players i really want.
        Rash should certainly be back on pen duties, Pogba just misses far too many, he could easily match kane next game i thought that also.
        Sterling for the next few for sure, simple as that. Losing Trent is tough to take but if it makes way for a better team then why not.
        It’s tough going Mane over Salah but they both just seem as attacking as each other now.
        I’m not sold on Mount or Soyuncu but for their prices it’ worth the risk to be fair. Some positions could change but i’m sure we’ll be reet by the time the GW starts 🙂

  28. Soapy
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Have I gone overboard on premiums here?

    Pope
    AWB Zinchenko Montoya Söyüncü
    Mane Sterling KDB Martial
    Kane Pukki

    Button Cantwell Wickham Lundstram

    Mane over Salah, No pool defence and playing 2 of Montoya, Söyüncü,
    Lundstram and Camtwell every week are the worries.

    Worth it?

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Defence ain't bad but not keen on Zinch. I'd go 451, Kane to Son and zinch to Laporte or VVD

    2. Goonsquad245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Exact same as me but Montoya -> Dunk

      I think the rotation works out quite nicely. Salah’s ownership is an issue, but I think Mane is a better option regardless of price

  29. juho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    I think I'll hold Siggy for a little longer

    He seems to show up with a double digit haul when you least expect it

    1. I am 42
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      will give him 1 last chance against villa

      1. juho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Yes, last chance saloon

    2. Balls of Steel
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Fact!

    3. Hy liverpool
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      I got rid for martial but he can come good

      1. juho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Martial is a very good alternative
        I'm quite tempted but will need to compare underlying stats

    4. ...al - Leave your comments…
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Had him in drafts but not sure I'm convinced. Not sure 10's are worth it anymore especially when the lads around him aren't great finishers.

      I opted for that reasoning and seemed to work out. He's expensive with others performing better for less

      But holding for Villa might be ok

      1. juho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Yup, agree that there are cheaper alternatives that are tempting
        Alternatively, I could find cash to upgrade to KdB/Son

  30. dsefton
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Worth a WC?

    Heaton
    Montoya, Robbo, VVD, Soyuncu
    Salah, Sterling, Perez, Moura, Trossard
    Wilson
    King, Rico, Wesley

    to
    Heaton
    VVD, Soyuncu, Montoya
    Salah, Sterling, Martial, Trossard
    Kane, Rashford, Pukki
    Cantwell, Kelly, Lund

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 3 days ago

      How many ft and itb. Your current team ain't too bad

      1. dsefton
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        currently on Perez + Wilson -> Martial + Pukki (for free)...

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      I WCed similar/worse yesterday but caught KDB and Ceballo price rises. Hoping Ceballo double rises and will cash in 0.1 profit