Scout Notes

Martial furthers FPL cause as Man United defence improves

Wolves 1-1 Manchester United

Goals: Rúben Neves (£5.5m) | Anthony Martial (£7.6m)

Assists: Joao Moutinho (£5.5m) | Marcus Rashford (£8.6m)

Penalty miss: Paul Pogba (£8.6m)

Penalty save: Rui Patrício (£5.0m)

Bonus Points: Moutinho x3, Patrício x2, Neves x1, Rashford x1

Manchester United’s key attacking assets delivered points on Monday night to add further evidence to suggestions they can be important Fantasy options this season.

After Anthony Martial (£7.6m) and Marcus Rashford (£8.6m) got attacking returns at home to a poor Chelsea defence last weekend, the pair were snapped up in their droves for Gameweek 2.

312,546 Fantasy managers snapped up the England international while 232,598 signed Martial.

Despite concerns that they might not be able to replicate Gameweek 1 form against a Wolves side that often raised its game against top-six opposition last season, Manchester United were the better side for much of the Monday night contest.

Martial now has two goals in as many Premier League matches for Manchester United this season

They dominated possession and, even though they did not fashion as many opportunities as Rashford and Martial owners would have liked, their quality still shone through.

Manchester United’s only goal of the game came when Martial made a run just left of his centre-forward furrow, spotted by Rashford, and fired high into the net.

Despite two successive games in a row with attacking returns, there are still one or two questions hanging over the appeal of Rashford.

For the second match in a row, he was deployed on the left flank of attacking midfield, acting more often than not as a winger rather than a forward.

While Rashford was still able to link into attacking play well, it might be hard to justify the extra cost compared to Martial, who is being used as the centre-forward with a midfield classification in FPL.

Furthermore, Monday night also demonstrated that Rashford cannot always count on penalties to supplement his attacking returns either.

Despite scoring one last week against Chelsea, Rashford was not considered for the one Paul Pogba (£8.6m) won in the second half at Molineux.

The two players had a quick discussion before the Frenchman took the spot-kick, only to see his powerful effort saved by Rui Patrício (£5.0m).

Another penalty miss for Pogba sparked a post-match media inquisition into Manchester United’s spot-kick set-up

Pogba has now missed four penalties in 2019 while Rashford has scored all four he has ever taken in his career so far.

Understandably, with Manchester United not winning the game, there was a media inquisition at full-time, in which we learned a little more about the penalty situation.

Last week, Rashford insisted there was no penalty taker, although, at Molineux, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed that the Englishman and Pogba form a designated duo.

“The two of them are the designated penalty shooters. It is up to them, there and then who feels that this is mine. Sometimes players just feel that they’re confident enough to score. Paul has scored so many penalties for us and Patrício made a good save. You can see the slides, they’re on the powerpoint. No (it doesn’t change). Not at all. The two of them have been very confident and of course last week Marcus scored a goal, I’m sure he would have liked to take this one but Paul was confident. I like players full of confidence.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

“Paul wanted to take it. Everyone can miss a penalty. He has scored countless penalties for us and throughout his career. It’s normal to miss one. We forget about that one and we go again. It’s simple. If you want to take it, you take it. But I took one last week so it’s no problem for him to take one this week. Like I said, it’s unfortunate he didn’t score but that’s football.” – Marcus Rashford

While Martial appears not to be in the frame for penalties, the case for his inclusion remains strong.

His goal at Molineux was the 50th of his Manchester United career, with no other colleague netting as many since the Frenchman’s debut in September 2015.

Owners of Manchester United defenders can probably consider themselves very unlucky not to capitalise on a second clean sheet in a row.

The Red Devils were in control for large spells of the game, in contrast to their previous meetings with Wolves.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s men have typically risen to the occasion against the top six, especially Manchester United, but they were somewhat subdued for most of Monday night.

They largely sat deep in an attempt to soak up pressure in the first half, which did initially limit Rashford and Martial’s ability to use their pace to exploit space.

However, Wolves’ creative midfield players were stifled by Manchester United, meaning that the home side were limited to playing long balls forward.

Harry Maguire was commanding in the air for Manchester United on Monday night

This made life very easy for Harry Maguire (£5.5m) in particular, who won virtually every header all night.

Also making a big impact on Manchester United’s defensive potential this season is Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.5m).

The right-back kept Diogo Jota (£6.5m) quiet and ensured he played a peripheral part in the match.

The Portuguese international will have disappointed his 11.3% ownership as he was forced out very wide for much of Monday night. Two matches in a row without any attacking returns for him and Raúl Jiménez (£7.5m) will certainly give their owners itchy feet especially with Teemu Pukki (£6.7m) rising in popularity.

Jota (left) had a quiet game for Wolves on Monday night

However, there are still mitigating factors for Wolves’ forwards, to some extent. Gameweek 1 saw them play very soon after a 6,000-mile round-trip to Armenia, while it has to be said that Manchester United defended very well on Monday night.

The additions of Maguire and Wan-Bissaka looked to have had a positive effect on the Red Devils’ back-line.

The right-back is also slowly offering more creativity too. In the second half, Wan-Bissaka was making more advanced runs and set up two opportunities for Jesse Lingard (£6.5m).

In the end, the only thing that could breach Manchester United’s defence was a world-class goal from Neves.

Anyone who has ever seen the Portuguese midfielder score for Wolves should have a pretty good idea of what his latest one looked like.

Joao Moutinho (£5.5m) played a ball to him on the edge of the box which he stroked marvellously into the top corner off the crossbar to a roaring Molineux ovation.

Neves scored a trademark goal against Manchester United

While such a goal will have frustrated owners of Manchester United defenders, it won’t be every week they face arguably the best finisher from distance in the Premier League.

Wolves certainly pushed the Red Devils in the closing stages, buoyed by Neves’ goal, but Solskjaer’s men held on for the point.

It makes for encouraging clean sheet potential when Crystal Palace come to Old Trafford in Gameweek 3.

Finally, there are some concerns over Matt Doherty’s (£6.0m) fitness after he limped off at half-time.

There were reports that the right wing-back was struggling in the warm-up but according to the local press, Nuno said Doherty would be “okay tomorrow.”

His departure at the interval allowed Adama Traore (£5.0m) to replace him and it was the pacey wide-man who was the spark for Wolves coming back into the game.

“Traore was able to impact the game directly. We keep trusting him, keep giving him chances to make his impact.” – Nuno Espirito Santo

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Wolverhampton Wanderers XI (3-5-2): Patrício; Boly, Coady, Bennett; Jonny, Neves, Moutinho, Dendoncker, Doherty (Traoré 46′); D Jota (Neto 86′), Jiménez (Cutrone 90+1′).

Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Shaw, Maguire, Lindelöf, Wan-Bissaka; McTominay, Pogba; Rashford (A Pereira 89′), Lingard (Mata 80′), D James (Greenwood 89′); Martial.

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Lessons learned from Gameweek 2

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  1. GW2 Rough with the Smooth
    Geoff
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 6 Years
    28 days, 8 hours ago

    Gameweek 2 Rough with the Smooth

    How did your GW2 go? Were any of your players benched? Did you get any injuries? How did your bench perform?

    Feel free to post your tales of joy and woe from Gameweek 2 here:

    1. pundit of punts
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Lundstram in the starting 11 saved my week. Big green arrow.

    2. French Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Rough
      Double Liverpool defence + Salah Captain Like many of us

      1. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Very common one that I think

      2. MITHRRANDIRR
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 7 hours ago

        Same but Lundstram and Digne saved me.

    3. Link
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Rough - Main ML rivals got Lundstram points
      Smooth - Already have KDB so no scramble to get him in

    4. SPorting
      • 8 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Rough: Perez and Vardy blanks
      Smooth: Trossard came good and Martial continued to shine.

      1. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Martial definitely in for me this week

    5. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Played WC last Thursday after 97 pts. Got a lot of flack on here about it...

      Anyway...sold Robinson(1), Zinch(1), Wilson(5), Salah(3) and Perez(2) for Cantwell(10), Pukki(17), Mane(11), Auba(6) and Mcginn(2)

      72 pts. OR 2.5k

      Only downside was not playing Lundy(14) and opting for TAA over Vvd which resulted me in losing Digne(11) for Coleman(5).

      1. SPorting
        • 8 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        One week wonder.

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          ...says the manager that had a rank of ...ZERO last season..

          😆

          1. SPorting
            • 8 Years
            28 days, 8 hours ago

            OK then, two week wonder.

      2. JoeJitzu +42
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        That’s some delivery

      3. Krionos
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        I really like this idea of being aggressive at the start. Wildcarding after a good week and then smashing it the second is great! I do wonder though, have you set up your team for the future also?

        Do you have plans to get in players that might still come alive? Is the team you have now a team you are happy to stick with for 10 weeks??

        I'm asking cos I have played with the idea of a WC as well, to try and build on a good start. Have you used this strategy before with good results?

    6. MosF94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      4 point hit - took out Perez and Ings, brought in Grealish and Pukki

    7. Jandal Tan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Overall a good week, went from 343k to 17k, largely thanks to my lucky decisions to play Lundstram and transfer Pukki in! Not far off my bet ever FPL finish, so probably only one way for me to go now! 😉

      1. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Huge OR 🙂

    8. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      King to Pukki(C) might win the Smooth!
      840k to 9.2k jump in OR
      (80pts...and that was with 5 players blanking and no Lundstram, Mane or KDB!)

      1. Jandal Tan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Nice, I did Kink to Pukki also, but forgot the captain part 😉

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          🙂

      2. RedLightning
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 37 mins ago

        Pretty similar to Gareth Oakes, the new leader of Top 10k Any Season, who did Ings to Pukki(C).
        593k to 1,573 jump in OR.
        (87 points, also with 5 players blanking and no Mane or KDB - but he did have Lundstram).

    9. PAL
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      8 blanks and Lundstram first on the bench. Dreadful GW.

    10. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      I'd count keeping Trossard as a smooth so thanks to the scoutcast for their advice last week 🙂

      1. Jandal Tan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        What are your thoughts on him going forward, worth bringing in for say Perez?

        1. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 9 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          I'm not sure to be honest. Keeping him for Saints at home for sure, but considering getting Mount the week after. If he does score against Saints, then I'll keep and I think many will jump on board.

          I'm not sold on Perez, but he does have the fixtures so perhaps some patience could pay off.

          1. Jandal Tan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            28 days, 8 hours ago

            Mount could be an interesting prospect, seems to play quite advanced and has some good stats based on the last two weeks. Could be a good shout.

    11. ameisin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Rough: losing faith in Wood and Perez, shipping both out for -4 (albeit for Pukki & Martial)

      Smooth: keeping faith in Trossard

      1. petergriff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        How is that rough a rough?

        1. ameisin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          Missed their hauls, got 2 blanks, took a hit and chasing points for GW3.

    12. roscola
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 7 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Smooth: Trossard rewarded my new policy of patience
      Rough: Trossard could and should have had more 😉

    13. aapoman
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Decent. Small green arrow from 390k to 280k. Double Pool defense screwing me over. At least Sterling (c) and Martial saved my gameweek. 2 free transfers for next week should come in handy

    14. pedro-tacuara
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      No special roughs, Salah (c) with double LIV defence.
      Smooths: Barkley no show allowed Lundstram's 14 pointer to come off the bench

    15. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Rough - Double Leicester attack, double Bournemouth attack, double Liverpool defence and Salah (C)
      Smooth - Had Digne and KDB and 2 FTs to mini WC

    16. jackx13
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Rough: Not captaining KDB over Salah - had my finger on the trigger on Sat morning and keeping Iwobi over bringing in Trossard.

      Smooth: Kept a FT. Still got a decent score and a green arrow overall which means I can hold off the WC button a while longer.

    17. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Can't complain too much.
      Smooth - triple Toffee defence keeping a second clean sheet.
      Rough - triple Wolves attack blanking again.

    18. Markus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Smooth: Robinson and martial doing the business after a poor start to week

      Rough: Joelinton missing big chance and bring generally awful. Temporarily demolishing team structure and a +4 to bring in kdb.

    19. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      smooth: Digne, Bournemouth strikers, sterling not destroying my captain salah choice
      rough: disappointed by Perez, Liverpool gk error denying some hauls for defence

    20. Prison Mike
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Rough: Adrian...

      Smooth: Lundstram coming off the bench for Barkley

    21. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Rough. All those Lundstram points sat on my bench laughing at me.
      Smooth. Went through with my Martial captain punt...

    22. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Rough: Salah faith; might demote him to VC with Sterling as near-permacap. Lund second sub while he kept my ML rivals above me

      Smooth: -4 produced a rank jump. Pukki at 6.5. Trossard faith. Martial ghosting through matches but getting points. Wilson two returns before the planned GW3 sale. Sterling didn't hurt ranks too badly with his goal. Having "only one" Liverpool defender looked like a smooth after that Adrian error, although Zinch also got 1 point 😀

    23. shirtless
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Smooth: Started Lundstram and benched KWP the main call for me.. De Bruyne, Grealish, Wilson all returned. Salah(c) subbed before Liverpool conceded for two extra points.

      Rough: Double Liverpool defence conceding late. Everyone else 1/2 pointers.

      53 for the week and up to around the 500k mark. 2 FTs to bring in some fresh recruits.

    24. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Rough: H2H opponent got 74
      Smooth: I got 76

    25. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Lundstrum off the bench for Barkley

    26. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Rough - double LFC defense & Salah(c)

      Smooth - Lundstram & Pukki in starting 11

    27. Jarvish
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 7 hours ago

      Rough: Just 2 players didn't blank - 34 points and out of LMS already
      Smooth: My balls after I shaved them this morning

      1. Ratatouille
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 7 hours ago

        Smooth: Benched Zinchenko and played Lundstram. Captain Sterling instead of Salah. Moved from 15K to 4k overall.

        Rough: Double Liverpool defence.

    28. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 7 hours ago

      Barkley no show was the best part of the GW. Brought on the jammy 14 from Lundstram!

      Rough as well I guess in that Barkley proved himself my biggest fail.

    29. Vobinho In Wengerland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 7 hours ago

      Big Smooth this week,

      Trossard & Lundstram hauling. 63 points all out and a big green arrow.

    30. Mreidfelt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 7 hours ago

      All in all well...65pts following last weeks 89pts...played wc to get Pukki, Martial, Rashford, Barnes and McGinn in first 11...also Pieters and Dendocker as subs...all in all 7 subs...only thing still hunting me was not giving captaincy to Pukki...

    31. Alright wee yin
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 7 hours ago

      Smooth:
      Digne, De Bruyne and Martial providing consistency of returns.

      Rough:
      8 players return 1,2 and 3s inc last weeks heroes VVD, Zinchenko, Kane Origi etc
      Head said captain Salah to protect rank, Heart said promote Vice Captain KDB to lead the team out. Chose with my head. Too defensive minded.
      Where is pre season Ross Barkley?
      No show for him and Chambers (insultingly Luiz takes his place at Arsenal)
      When and will they return ?

      Staying patient for a change. Although 4th choice defender Chambers sold for Lundstram yesterday.( no brainer)

    32. Toblerone52
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 7 hours ago

      Not much good stuff this week. Lundstram first on the bench like many on here I presume. Digne, Sterling and Wilson only returns. 41 points so not the end of the world

    33. BayerNeverlosin
      • 8 Years
      28 days, 7 hours ago

      Rough...Liverpool conceding, though only had TAA, Mo

      Smooth...Auba captain, Digne, Lund, KDB, small hauls from Raheem and King

      For first time in a decade I’ve had a great start at 5k OR

    34. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 7 hours ago

      Two extremely average weeks so far. Nothing special, nothing disastrous

    35. Brimble82
        28 days, 6 hours ago

        Rough;
        Lundstram first (non-playing) sub. Giving me a 20pt bench!
        £26.5m of Liverpool assets (TAA/Robbo/Salah) producing 6 pts!

        Smooth;
        Kane>Auba hokey-kokey (with armband) just about paid off.
        Digne saved my GW and delivered a green arrow of 36k

      • Spab
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 5 hours ago

        Rough- my transfer of Lundstram to AWB in order to restructure failed. Also I have triple Liverpool defense and decided to bench Ings.
        Smooth- everyone else returned something and I find myself at 28k.

      • Matjes_taet
        • 1 Year
        28 days, 2 hours ago

        Smooth:
        I believed in AZ (scoutcast ep1) and took a punt on Chelseas most offensive bargain-midfielder.
        It was worth it.
        Barkley`s no-show got me 14 Points from first sub Lundstram. 🙂

        Rough: That Adrian had no Pool-Defenders in his Fantasy-Team.

      • Carlton_Goal
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 1 hour ago

        Had Lundstram come off the bench for Haller. Turned an average GW into a good one

      • RedLightning
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 31 mins ago

        Rough; a good GW1 followed by a poor GW2 resulted in a fall from 1st to 10th in Mods & Cons.
        Needs hits or a wildcard.

      • bencaraway
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        28 days, 24 mins ago

        Smooth - transferred Pukki in on Friday evening following the discussion on the excellent podcast, Sterling (c) as opposed to Salah, Martial, Digne, up to 38k OR.

        Rough - the usual suspects, 2 Liverpool defenders, Perez, Jota, Mo, Heaton over Pope.

        All in all, quite happy.

    36. pundit of punts
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      A. KDB + Dunk + Lowton

      Or.

      B. Lanzini + Laporte + Alderweiereld

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        a

        I dont get the wham love

        1. pundit of punts
          • 6 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          I think they are in for a good few GWs attack wise.

      2. Link
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Big fan of Lanzini - but A as KDB is looking very, very good and I'm not sold on Spurs defence

        1. pundit of punts
          • 6 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          Spurs defender can be Emerson/Coleman

    37. palace ash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      I have already done -4 this week to leave me with:

      Heaton, McGovern
      TAA, VvD, Digne, Zinchenko, Lundstram
      Salah, Sterling, Ceballos, Martial, Dendonker
      Pukki, King, Greenwood

      My potential WC team is:

      Heaton, McGovern
      TAA, AWB*, Digne, Zinchenko, Lundstram
      Salah, KdB*, Son*, Martial, Dendonker
      Pukki, Barnes*, Jota*

      Should I:

      A) Hold -4
      B) WC and get those 4 points back

      1. MosF94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        I'd probably stick, mainly because I don't think losing Sterling is a good idea.

        Having said that, I WCd yesterday and moved Salah > Sterling, so I wouldn't!

        1. palace ash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          So you'd happily go Salahless at this point?

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            28 days, 8 hours ago

            Having Mane over Salah is understandable. Not having either would be foolish.

            1. MosF94
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              28 days, 8 hours ago

              Not if you aren't going to captain them

          2. MosF94
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            28 days, 8 hours ago

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

            That's Sterling/Kane captaincy rotation through GW12.

            It's a gamble, but not an uncalculated one

      2. Klein
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Wouldnt wc with that. -4 is fine.
        Also can you handle some casual sterling hatty here and there?

    38. Riders of Yohan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Best 5.5 mil defender?

      AWB?
      Emerson?
      Someone else?

      1. Rocky.007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Awb and Zinchenko for now.
        Coleman also a good shout.

        1. Riders of Yohan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          Thanks!

    39. corderz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Transfer suggestions? Have 2FTs and nothing in the bank

      Pope Button
      TAA Robbo Digne Montoya Lundstram
      Salah Sterling Fraser Perez Drinkwater
      Vardy King Greenwood

      1. ameisin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Vardy > Pukki
        Fraser > KDB

        1. corderz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          Yeah Vardy seems the obvious choice to free up funds but hoping to keep him for upcoming decent fixtures

          What about:
          Salah > Mane
          Fraser > Martial

          1. ameisin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            28 days, 8 hours ago

            Personally I'd wouldn't get rid of Salah.

            Alternatively, downgrade Fraser to a 6m mid (Tross or Mount) and King > Pukki

    40. Lignja
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Keep Robertson or Taa?

      1. Kiwi Don
        • 7 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        TAA

      2. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Happy to hold Robbo for the season bar injury...been very unlucky not to have attacking returns thus far.

        1. Warby84
          • 4 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          Agree

    41. SPorting
      • 8 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      1FT

      A) Perez -> 6.8m
      B) Vardy -> 8.3m

      Or keep them both because, hey, it's SHU.

      1. Rasping Drive
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Give them one more week

      2. Kiwi Don
        • 7 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Perez to a 6 million mid and bank the change.

      3. Irbox ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        May as well hold for now. Update your link man!

        1. SPorting
          • 8 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          Will do, Sir!

      4. MosF94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Sheff Utd have the 4th lowest xGA so far, and if Wilson had stuck away his chance against us (where Mepham slotted the rebound), we'd have the lowest xGA.

        We also kept 15 clean sheets in our last 22 league games last season.

        Not saying Perez/Vardy won't get a goal or two, they might, Leicester are the best team we've faced so far, but I don't think Sheff Utd away will generally prove to be a fruitful attacking fixture

        1. Markus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          28 days, 25 mins ago

          I didnt know that about the end of last season just overall stats, that's an unreal run. Was planning to move to pope on wildcard but might keep Henderson in on that basis!

      5. Colonel Shoe 肝池
        • 7 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Hold

    42. kovakanada
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Ok,

      So if history taught me anything is that I don't care about history. So goodbye Pukki on your beautiful train, Ill be waiting for you in GW6...

      Currently on:
      Pope
      Zinch-Digne-TAA-KWP
      Salah-Trossard-Steriling-Perez
      Auba-Jota
      (Heaton-Dendncker-Kelly-Greenwood)

      (a) Auba to Kane, putting a c on him, and waiting for pressers for my second FT. Im a bit scared that few of my defense will not start next GW.
      (b) Perez > Martial, TAA>AWB
      (c) Find a way to get KDB

      1. borispkpk
        • 2 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Similar team. I did C before the price change

    43. milanista10
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      A) TAA, Martial, and Barnes
      B) Soyuncu, Ceballos, and Kane

      A or B lads?

      1. Kiwi Don
        • 7 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        A

    44. Benteke Fried Chicken
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Even though im 32000OR, decided to wildcard, team next week looked hideous and too many players i wanted. Please grill me here:-

        Pope

        AWB TAA Digne

        Martial KDB Sterling Mane Ceballos

        Pukki (undecided 7.5m striker punt)

        Button Lundstram Wickham Kelly

        Any surgery required?! 0.3itb.

        Thank you.

        1. Kiwi Don
          • 7 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          That other cheap striker is the missing link for my team as well. Hoping Kean starts for Everton soon.

      • Jandal Tan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        One of my better starts to the FPL season so far, sitting circa 17k overall which I'm pretty happy with, but feel I've been a bit lucky with bringing Pukki in right before his hattrick and playing Lundstram this game week (decision made after reading how well he played the first game).

        That being said, I'm fairly happy with my team currently but I'm wondering what I do with Perez - he should be a decent prospect based on the fact he's a mid playing a forward role, however it seems Leicester haven't really hit their straps yet from an attacking perspective, and my concern is that it could take them a few game weeks (and therefore a few more 2-3 pointers from Perez) before they pick up. As such, I'm considering Perez to Trossard for a while (with a view to bringing Perez back in when he's scoring). I'm sure this had been discussed previously, but keen to get peoples thoughts on this. Brighton have been a much better attacking team based on their goal threat, but from looking at the comparison data Leicester are actually making more attempts, it just seems that Brightons are better quality attempts so far, with a better XG/XA.

        When comparing Trossard to Perez (yes, only one weeks data for Trossard), Trossard seems to come out on top based on attempts and quality of those attempts, however, Perez is getting more touches in the penalty box, just not doing much with them.

        I realise that it's early days yet, and Leicester and Perez could kick off next week, but the other point playing on my mind is that it's likely Perez will drop in price (being shipped at high rates), so I can likely buy him back at a cheaper rate which has a longer-term benefit also.

        What do you think, should I (and others in a similar position) stick or twist with Perez (assuming there are no other pressing matters)?

        1. Kiwi Don
          • 7 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          Sell

        2. KingOllie
          • 4 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          i think Perez is good for 2 more weeks. If hes done nothing by then hes gone

        3. SPorting
          • 8 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          Got both. Keeping both, for now.

          1. Jandal Tan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            28 days, 8 hours ago

            I can only do one or the other, as not enough funds to upgrade my bench fodder mid, and don't want to lose my other mids (other than maybe Perez). If you had to choose, which one would you pick?

            1. SPorting
              • 8 Years
              28 days, 8 hours ago

              In that case, Trossard. I like shiny new punts.

        4. Colonel Shoe 肝池
          • 7 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          Sticking as it's only been 2 weeks, need more data

        5. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          hold for two GWs then ship if no significant improvement is my plan

          1. Jandal Tan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            28 days, 8 hours ago

            What do you think about Mount as another alternative?

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              28 days, 8 hours ago

              looking more and more a good option, Frank's boy and may well nail dow that no 10 spot and see Chelsea improving

      • Link
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Only saw the first half yesterday and it looked like Rashford was very much on the left with Martial through the middle.

        However, comparing them in the members comparison tool and the touch heatmap has them both very much wide left. Did they interchange second half?

        0 pen box touches for Rashford is alarming

        1. SPorting
          • 8 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          Should have had 1 touch in the box. The penalty.

        2. Martial FC
          • 7 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          They do interchange a lot. But Rashford finds himself on the left more often.

        3. potatoace
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          There was a lot of inter changing. But the reset was rash left , martial middle.

          1. Link
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            28 days, 8 hours ago

            That's what I assumed - off the ball Martial through the middle....on the ball a bit more fluid.

        4. Krionos
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          They both drift wide to the left. Did the same against Chelsea. Could be a thought to monitor James if he keeps getting starts. Links up well with AWB and they might get a lot of room on that right side!

        5. Captain Kakaroto
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          28 days, 7 hours ago

          Despite the hype over Martial, Manu was very dull. They really didnt have big chances to convert. I know he is OOP but Perez is also OOP and didnt do much for first 2 Gws. For me Manu offensive assesst are still under invesigation.

          1. Irbox ⚽
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            28 days, 7 hours ago

            Perez isn’t OOP. He is playing wide. Also Man U have played statistically the best defence in the league (Wolves)

            1. Captain Kakaroto
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              28 days, 7 hours ago

              Apologies. You are right. For get i saw the game on sunday, and he did play wide.
              Regarding to Martial, and united attacker, Sorry but im still not convinced.

              1. Irbox ⚽
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                28 days, 7 hours ago

                That’s fair. He looked poor in open play but with the bandwagon happening you may be priced out in no time

      • aapoman
        • 5 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        TAA, Zinchenko and Perez to Soyuncu, Montoya and KDB (-4)?

      • Berbinho's Forehead
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Sad to see the racist tweets towards Abraham last week and now Pogba. This isn't a club specific problem nor a football problem, it's a society problem. Unfortunately many people want the players at their club to resemble what they want their society to look like.

        We live in times where hatred and racism is normalised, and it stems right from the top - our Prime Minister for starters.

        1. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          I think you’re right. Brexit has hardly helped matters either. When the man at the top comes out with racist comments, all the closet racists come out from under their stones and think it’s ok to spout similar sh*te. It’s happening all over, not just the UK unfortunately.

        2. KingOllie
          • 4 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          Racism will never end, its ingrained into society and human nature.

          You just have to preach tolerance towards others and be the best person you can

        3. SPorting
          • 8 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          It's been an issue long before Boris added fuel to the fire. Maybe I'm an old fart but it does have a lot to do with the home environment, that's where it becomes the norm for some people.

          Growing up with the daily racism is like passive brainwashing for kids.

        4. Martial FC
          • 7 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          It’s quite sad. Huge problem in society passed down via generations.

        5. Luka - Man Like Serbia
          • 7 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          Agreed, is it sad indeed. Originally from London and now having lived abroad for 6 years - i look back at my homeland and see the increased racism and hostility on the rise - not helped by having a racist as prime minister, and what with the brexit division adding as well. Sad times 🙁

      • unitednations
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Wish I had pulled the trigger on Rico > lundstrum (-4) last night esp with digne likely injured. 1ft and 3m

        Pope
        Taa vvd Zincheko digne* - rico
        Sterling kdb martial Perez - Dendocker
        Wilson king - wickham

        A: Wilson > Kane and hope digne plays
        B: Wilson + Wickham > Rashford + Pukki (-4)
        C: something else?

      • Powell
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Earliest I've ever pressed the wildcard button. Feel dirty. Send help.

      • jackx13
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Any chances of Iwobi starting the next one for Everton. Toffees desperately need creativity in attack and him + Digne could make up for a monster of a left flank, no?

      • Colonel Shoe 肝池
        • 7 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Anyone think Sanchez was wasted at utd..... Such a good player

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          You sound like you're suggesting he's a $350,000 a week victim here.

          1. SPorting
            • 8 Years
            28 days, 8 hours ago

            Such a good agent.

        2. COK3Y5MURF
          • 3 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          The greedy man should've gone to City.

      • K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
        • 2 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Repost:
        Bench any one:
        A)TAA(ARS)
        B) Van dijk(ARS)
        C)KWP(NEW)
        D)Montoya(SOU)
        E)KIKO Femenia (WHU)

      • TuplaPukki
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Captain?
        A. Kane
        B. Sterling
        C. Salah

        1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
          • 7 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          A or B

        2. aapoman
          • 5 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          A

        3. KingOllie
          • 4 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          B for sure

        4. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          A

        5. Martial FC
          • 7 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          A

        6. ^Freedom Fighter^
          • 7 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          A

        7. TuplaPukki
          • 3 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          Thanks

      • FOO FIGHTER
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          What about a defence made up of

          Dunk Pereira TAA Aarons Lundstram

          Dunk Pereira and TAA to start. Options on bench.

          Think Dunk will have a decent points haul this season.

        • tim
          • 10 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          Saved 0.5mil for these kinds of price rises.

          Time to jump on the Pukki bandwagon?

          King -> Pukki

          Leaving me with auba and greenwood and 0.3 in the bank.

        • Winter_is_coming
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          At first I am clearly decided to go with Mane instead of Salah on wildcard, but then really try to analyze - maybe Kane is a better option then premium Liv mid for 3-9 gameweeks? Or just forget about that?

        • The 12th Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          Playing around with a potential WC team.

          Pope
          VVD,Digne,Zinchenko,KWP
          Mane, Sterling,KDB,Dendonker
          Kane,Pukki

          Button,Cantwell,Lundstrum,Greenwood 0.4m itb

          1. The 12th Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            28 days, 8 hours ago

            Digne > AWB Or Coleman of ruled out.

          2. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            28 days, 8 hours ago

            I like it. Can you get Martial in mf?

            1. The 12th Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              28 days, 8 hours ago

              The only way I can do Martial is either a straight KDB > Martial swap. Not keen.

              Or downgrade VVD to a 4.0 plus Digne > Coleman,AWB Or KWP > 4.0.
              Decimates the defence.

        • Trovsmash
          • 6 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          Going out on a limb. Not touching Pool defence until Alisson is back.
          Heres my WC team.

          Pope/Button
          Zinch AWB Digne Dunk Lundstram
          Mane KDB Sterling Trossard Cantwell
          Pukki Kane Greenwood

          Shred it lads. tell me how you really feel

          1. Krionos
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            28 days, 8 hours ago

            I will be keeping my Liverpool defense and watch the tears flow in the coming weeks! 😛

            1. Trovsmash
              • 6 Years
              28 days, 8 hours ago

              Can hop back on when they have a proper keeper between the sticks.

          2. Kiwivillan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            28 days, 8 hours ago

            On WC too. Ok with it in principle

          3. footballfreak
              28 days, 8 hours ago

              i did exactly the same coz of pool defence..have nearly the same team apart from (button-digne-trossard) to (ryan-kelly-martial) yours might be more balanced out

          4. ^Freedom Fighter^
            • 7 Years
            28 days, 8 hours ago

            Gents Aruba to Kun for a hit?
            On-4 already

            Hendo
            Dann Mina. Dunk
            Sterling Debruyne Gross Trez. Mount
            Kane. Aruba

            Thanks

            1. ^Freedom Fighter^
              • 7 Years
              28 days, 8 hours ago

              3.0 itb

          5. ZeBestee
            • 5 Years
            28 days, 8 hours ago

            Perez;

            1) Keep
            2) Transfer out to Lanzini/Ceballos

            1. The Fed
              • 3 Years
              28 days, 7 hours ago

              I would probably keep, but Ceballos showed a masterclass performance for a very attacking Arsenal team where he was the playmaker + on set pieces.

            2. horace666
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              27 days, 23 hours ago

              Keep for 2 weeks and then swap for Ceballos maybe. Arsenal fixtures are rough for the next 2 weeks playing away at Liverpool and Home to Spurs. Leicester has Away at Sheffield and home to Bournemouth (who are trash)

          6. Irbox ⚽
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            28 days, 8 hours ago

            Alexis Sánchez was such a beast at Arsenal, imagine being able to pick him up at 6.9 a few seasons ago. Blasphemous

          7. William.gallant
            • 1 Year
            28 days, 8 hours ago

            Fraser + Salah - - > Mane and martial?

          8. Jurgen Flopp
            • 5 Years
            28 days, 8 hours ago

            I played my wc last night and I regret it. Previous team was

            Heaton
            VVD TAA Digne
            Salah Sterling Son McGinn Perez
            King Kean

            New team

            Adrian
            Digne AWB Zinchenko
            Mane Son Sterling KDB Mount
            Jota Kean

            Can someone please make me feel better?

            1. Kiwivillan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              28 days, 8 hours ago

              I'm on WC. Sort front line out. Son over Kane is gamble

            2. AndyCook
              • 2 Years
              28 days, 7 hours ago

              That is a rubbish time to play a wildcard, sorry your team was good, arguably better

              1. AndyCook
                • 2 Years
                28 days, 7 hours ago

                To be fair I think you have improved it a bit but it’s basically a wildcard to get De Bruyne in