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′).

Lessons learned from Gameweek 2

3,571 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Covid Chameleon
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

    Who are your best 4.5 mil defenders?

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

      dunk

    2. Valar(Keith)
      • 12 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Montoya, Soyuncu, Lowton, Mings, Lundstram/JOC in that order for me

      1. Valar(Keith)
        • 12 Years
        2 years, 3 months ago

        Soy ahead of Montoya

        1. Make United Great Again
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 years, 3 months ago

          Why?

    3. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Cantwell and Dendoncker

      1. Respect My Authoritah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 years, 3 months ago

        Whoops, ignore 😀

        Not sure on defenders. Tricky to get just one. Söyüncü or Montoya perhaps

    4. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Dunk and soyuncu

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

    Pope
    AWB / VVD / Montoya
    Salah / Sterling / Martial / Perez
    King / Kane(c) / Wesley

    Button / Dendonk / Mings / Lundstram

    Would you be happy with this..??

    1. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Looks good unless it's a wildcard.

      I'd be looking to lose Wesley and King in the next few weeks.

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

        Not a W/C thank god.
        Really trying to hold off.
        Those are the 2 I don’t really like and you can chuck Perez in there in a couple of weeks.
        I’m thinking about saving transfer next week and then getting on the Pukki train, if it hasn’t run out of steam by then. 😉 ty

        1. Respect My Authoritah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 years, 3 months ago

          Yep, sounds sensible.

  3. primal33
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

    Robbo to Laporte or Zinchenko and bank the cash to change Lucas next week? I already have VVD.

    1. Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      may as well save this werk

      1. primal33
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 3 months ago

        City have a much easier fixture.

  4. Podge
    • 10 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

    Son or KDB, have Sterling?

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

      KDB first, see what happens with Son v Newcastle...

    2. Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      KDB right now

    3. Exeter Gently
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Son, eggs in baskets

  5. Lord Flashheart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

    Is zinchko safe to start for a few more weeks? Is stones? Should I go to walker or Laporte?

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

    Is Robbo to Van Dijk and Moura to KDB worth -4?. Thanks

    1. Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      I've kept Moura this week in case he plays. Got attacking returns in first. Also a shout Son doesn't start the game and the fixture is really good

    2. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Probably not, no

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

      Yes imo. Can’t risk Moura being benched and KdB has a good fixture. And these two transfers will hold value long term.

  7. Legohair
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

    Play one
    A. King
    B. Lundstram
    C. Dendoncker

    1. Podge
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      B

    2. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      King

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

      I have same problem. Currently B

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

      Dendo surely. Or King.

  8. Rinseboy
    • 9 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

    2 FTs used is my team good to go? Doubts over Moura but fixture is so good.
    Also not sure how I will get KDB in over coming weeks!

    Pope
    VVD TAA Digne
    Sterling Salah Martial Moura Tross
    Pukki Jota
    Montoya Greenwood Rico
    0.3ITB

  9. Respect My Authoritah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

    Which 5.5 defender do you prefer for GWs 4-6?

    A) Zinchenko/Stones - BHA nor WAT
    B) Mina - WOL bou SHU

    Has to be a City lad right?

    1. Lord Flashheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      A

  10. Valar(Keith)
    • 12 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

    Ceballos is quite a player isn't he. Sure he got 2 not so great assists but he was fantastic throughout and played pretty far forward. One of those players who'll just keep ticking along and il never get.. And in a few months when he is 6.5 il still stubbornly refuse to get him while inside il be wondering why I never got an attacking arsenal mid at 5.5 lol

    1. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      If he goes to 6.5 then I’m sure everyone will have him..

    2. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      He does look good but I'm not sure if he's quite fantasy material. Strikes me as a ball carrier that will help with build up rather than the final pass. Could well keep ticking along though.

      Also, despite his obvious class Emery will rotate him, because that's just what he does.

    3. Exeter Gently
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      And remember he’s fighting to be seen back in Madrid. Think he’ll do well throughout the season with returns but more of an assister than goal scorer

      1. Make United Great Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 years, 3 months ago

        At 5.6 in an Arsenal side he’s worth a punt.

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

      Reminds me of Modric, just that Ceballos plays more in the final third. We have to wait and see how he devalops, but for 5.5 its a no brainer for me. With Auba, Laca and Pepe in front of him he will sure get a few assits. He is also good at shooting from distance.

      1. Make United Great Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 years, 3 months ago

        Exactly my thinking. Rather him than any 4.5/5.0 mids

    5. Camzy
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      2 tough weeks. Wait and see from me. If he doesn't put up returns but starts both and looks promising, I'll probably still get him.

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

    Someone who knows about Spurs : Is Lamela keeping his place for the time being?

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

      As a Spurs fan I can tell you, the one thing with Poch, is that even if you’re playing well, that doesn’t mean he won’t drop you...

    2. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      all i knowhe is one of poch´s darlings but with the wealth of options and games Spurs will play, not nailed

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

    Adrian (4.0)
    VVD Digne AWB Zinchenko Lundstram
    Mane Sterling(c) KDB Martial (Cantwell)
    Rashford (4.5 4.5)

    Still have 1.2 ITB, should I further upgrade the team? Thanks

    1) Save
    2) VVD => TAA
    3) Mane => Salah

    1. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Save

      Zinchenko to Laporte could be a good move

  13. Murder On Zidanesfloor
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

    Repost...important decision, would love some opinions

    Robbo + Barkley + Wilson > Awb + Cantwell + (k)and for a -8?

    1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Anyone?

    2. aapoman
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Not for -8. Barkley is the only problem I'd try to get rid out of those players.

      1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 3 months ago

        Thanks that does make sense

  14. RIDZ
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

    Who should go this week?
    a) Siggy
    b) Wilson
    c) Jimenez

    1. liverpool01
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      B based on this weeks fixtures

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

    Best option for a 4.5m defender to complete this defence?

    pope button
    vvd digne dunk xxxx lund

    1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      I would just get Mina Awb lund and kelly

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

        For 4.5m?

        1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
          • 3 Years
          2 years, 3 months ago

          Nah instead of Digne 4.5 4.5 and lund

          1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
            • 3 Years
            2 years, 3 months ago

            Give you 2 solid starters and you can rotate lundstram with your 4.5 mid

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

              Not a wc bud. Looking to downgrade taa to a 4.5m defender to fund barkley > martial transfer.

              1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
                • 3 Years
                2 years, 3 months ago

                Ahh, I'd go with Soyuncu in that case

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

                  Cheers.....prefer him over kwp?

    2. aapoman
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Soyuncu

  16. mike09
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

    This team for a -8?

    Pope
    VVD - Digne - AWB - Zinchenko
    Salah - Sterling - KDB - Martial
    Pukki - Barnes

    4.0 - Lundstram - Dendo - Greenwood

    Transfers:
    Robbo, Perez, Wilson > AWB, KDB, Barnes

    Yay or nay?

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

      not for -8

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

    Sensible to continue with Lucas Moura (NEW) and Bilva (bou) for another week?

    1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      I would get rid or Bilva for Kdb or Son for a -4 if required

  18. Water_Pink
    • 11 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

    Just sucked into wc
    I’m top of mini league but now for some Reason it’s activated .
    Hope Kane is worth all this!!!
    So basically downgraded my defence and up graded my attack
    old Team
    Ryan (heaton)
    Robbo / vvd / kwb / digne / Lund
    Salah / sterling / martial : perez / dend
    Wilson / delfeuo / greenwood
    New
    Adrian ( button )
    Dunk / zinchenko / sonyuncu/ Lund
    Salah / sterling / martial / kdb / dend
    Kane / pukki / greenwood

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

      Missing a defender, consider Mané over Salah to improve defence.

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

      This is Madness

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

    Can go Auba to Kane (-4) to get this XI, thoughts?

    Pope
    TAA VVD Digne* Montoya
    Salah Sterling Mount Trossard
    Kane(c) Pukki

    Woodman Dendocker Rico Greenwood 0.3 ITB

    1. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Looks good and worth the - 4 I'd say of you captain Kane

    2. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      The hit has the potential to pay off. Tricky one.

      I'd stick with Sterling captain even if you make the move though

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

      Looks good

  20. Waylander
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

    Anyone got any info on Wesley from Villa? Fixtures look plum. Thanks.

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

      stay away

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

        That bad?

        1. ppv
          • 10 Years
          2 years, 3 months ago

          Unfortunately he has been so far. Falls to the ground and moans to ref

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

      nobody aiming on him, just need another 0.7 to Pukki or 0.6 to Barnes

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

        Already got Pukki. Any other striker for 6.0 or under?

    3. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Player falls over in the wind

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

        Lol really? He’s 6 foot 3.

        1. Crisnel Ronessi
          • 2 Years
          2 years, 3 months ago

          And I am the best

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

            His height is a lie?

        2. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 years, 3 months ago

          Yep but his ankles appear weaker than Kanes

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

            Damn ok. I guess he’s a no go

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

              No go until he gets a return. Trezeguet should've scored from his pass the other day

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

      I’ve had him from the start with these fixtures in mind.
      I already feel like I’m stuck with him.
      He’s heading towards the last chance saloon... 🙂

    5. Camzy
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      I'm looking to get rid. He'll stay this week but next week he'll likely be gone for Pukki.

  21. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

    So tempted to move for Son - the fixture is primed for a starting haul

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

      Yeah me too. Just afraid he won't start D:

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 3 months ago

        Yeah Lamela has a good game - harsh to drop him

        However surely poch wants him to get game time ASAP and it’s a easy game to start him in

    2. Crisnel Ronessi
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Already got Son

    3. Gowiththeflow
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Same boat. A little bit of a risk but could be differential. Can't decide between him or Martial

  22. ppv
    • 10 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

    Not impressed so far. McGinn stand out Villa player.

  23. Covid Chameleon
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

    Montoya and Soyuncu

    Over Dunk and Pieters?

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

      If you plan to use your free transfers on those, nah

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

      Yeah - def Soyuncu over Pieters, Taylor back soon

      Montoya/Dunk is 50:50

    3. Covid Chameleon
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Thanks yeah I agree

  24. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

    Both FT's used. Is there anything here worth a hit?

    Pope
    Walker TAA Digne
    Salah Martial KDB Perez
    King Kane Pukki

    Heaton Dunk Dendonker Pieters

    0.3ITB

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

      No, GTG!

    2. aapoman
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      In the worst rotation and injury scenario none of your starting defenders start. None of the are 100% nailed.
      Cancelo could come in for Walker
      Gomez could come in for TAA for a better defensive ability against Arsenal
      Digne could be injured

      1. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 3 months ago

        So a minus 12 to move them all out? You could say something similar about the majority of players

  25. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

    Decided to take my first hits and will now try and save the next couple of GWs. Feel I need to be more bold this season after a safe but mediocre finish last year.

    Took a -8 (Wilson, Perez, Moura, Robbo > Pukki, KDB, Martial, AWB) to get this:

    Heaton
    VVD, Digne, Zinch, AWB
    Salah, Sterling, KDB, Martial
    Jota, Pukki
    (Button) (Lunds, Dendo, Greenwood)

    Will almost certainly backfire but I may as well try! At least we have 35 GWs to fix it 😉

    Big big fears are Spurs hauling and Robbo going crazy. Otherwise I’m happy as Larry 😆

    How’s the team looking?

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

      Looks really good. It's hard to find a better 442. I personally would prefer 343 downgrading defence but your team is really well balanced.

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

        Cheers mate. When I ignore who I’ve taken out i love the team ... it’s seeing what I’ve taken out with hits that makes me nervous!

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Looks good, didn’t want to take hits this year but took -4 myself - really makes me want to wildcard and get ahead of the curve with a punt on Son

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

        Ironically I want to be taking less hits this season but I felt like an early mini-WC felt like the right thing and I will just have to get Spurs or Robbo/ TAA in over next couple of weeks if needed

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

      Very nice

      I’m starting to doubt the Jota pick but I’ll be giving hi
      Another couple anyway.

      Zinc? We’ll see.

      KdB right call this week. Easy swap to Son if he looks hot. Personal opinion is double City midfield is bold in the next few running up to CL.

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

        Thanks

        Jota was just less of a priority for me but he is on thinning ice...

        Zinc is just an easy way into a hopefully solid enough MCI defence.

        Hoping I don’t lose out too much without Spurs or TAA/ Robbo for a week or 2 - you can’t have everything and just trying to jump on form while I can!

  26. KUNingas
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

    Save FT? I was thinking Robbo -> AWB/Zinch but not so sure anymore. 0.5 ITB

    Heaton
    Robbo, VVD, Digne, Montoya, Lundstram
    Salah, Sterling, KDB, Martial
    Ings

    Button, King, Dendoncker, Greenwood

    1. Riders of Yohan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Think to AWB might be worth it. Arse will probably score against Liverpool and Crystal Palace looking blunt

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

        Yeah true. And would give me money ITB to upgrade Ings next week

  27. Riders of Yohan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

    Thoughts on the following strategy:

    GW3: TAA + King > AWB + Pukki

    GW4: vardy + Dendoncker > greenwood + KDB (-4)

    GW5: Adams > Barnes

    Think AWB + pukki outscore the others long term, kdb I should have had in from the start & Burnley have excellent fixtures from gw5.

  28. Slitherene
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

    Pope Heaton
    VvD Digne Diop Zinch Robertson
    Zaha KdB Salah Siggy Stephens
    Jimenez Wilson Greenwood

    2FT, 0 ITB

    Unsold on Robbo, Zaha, Jimenez & Wilson
    Could get in Soyuncu, Son, Pukki & Kane..

    Who to prioritize?

    1. Riders of Yohan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Who would you lose to get Kane in?

  29. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

    I have a bench of Greenwood, Drinkwater and Hanley and worried Digne may not play.

    Is it worthwhile doing Drinkwater to Cantwell/Dendonker for -4 (better options long term) or just hope Greenwood or Hanley gets one point?

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

      Luiz from Villa

    2. Camzy
      • 11 Years
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Drink > Cantwell. You bag a price rise and get a very good player in the process.

  30. THEKID_88
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 years, 3 months ago

    Best 6.5m striker for the next 3 GW's?