Scout Squad

The Scout Squad picks for FPL Gameweek 3

The weekly precursor to the Scout Picks article returns ahead of Gameweek 3.

In this piece, our four regular panelists – editorial staff Paul, David, Geoff and Neale – each submit an 18-man squad of Fantasy assets (with the focus on the coming Gameweek) and elaborate on their notable inclusions/omissions.

The 72 nominations listed below will then be narrowed down to a squad of 14 (with the starting XI not exceeding a total cost of £83m) ahead of the Gameweek 3 deadline at 19:00 BST on Friday night.

As we discussed last week, we are making some slight tweaks to the way we do Scout Squad and Scout Picks this season.

We have placed stricter regulations on our panelists: there are requirements for at least one £4.5m goalkeeper, at least one £4.5m or cheaper defender, at least one midfielder priced £6.0m or below and at least one forward priced at £7.0m or lower.

As was the case last year, each panelist is restricted to no more than three players from the same team.

We will also be adding a captaincy to the Scout Picks this season, with details of that revealed on Friday.


 

  David Neale Paul Geoff
GK Hugo Lloris Hugo Lloris David de Gea Hugo Lloris
  David de Gea

Rui Patricio

Mathew Ryan Mathew Ryan
  Nick Pope Mathew Ryan Jordan Pickford Ederson
DF Kyle Walker-Peters Aaron Wan-Bissaka Trent Alexander-Arnold Aymeric Laporte
  Aaron Wan-Bissaka Kyle Walker-Peters Aymeric Laporte

Aaron Wan-Bissaka

  Oleksandr Zinchenko Aymeric Laporte Kyle Walker-Peters Willy Boly
  Seamus Coleman Trent Alexander-Arnold Lucas Digne Lewis Dunk
  Dan Burn Martin Montoya John Lundstram Caglar Soyuncu
MF Raheem Sterling Raheem Sterling Raheem Sterling Raheem Sterling
  Kevin De Bruyne Sadio Mane Sadio Mane Sadio Mane
  Sadio Mane Kevin De Bruyne Anthony Martial Anthony Martial
  Leandro Trossard Anthony Martial Leandro Trossard Mason Mount
  Todd Cantwell Leandro Trossard Mason Mount Leandro Trossard
FW Harry Kane Harry Kane Harry Kane Harry Kane
  Teemu Pukki Gerard Deulofeu Roberto Firmino Marcus Rashford
  Roberto Firmino Teemu Pukki Teemu Pukki Teemu Pukki
  Ashley Barnes Diogo Jota Diogo Jota Raul Jimenez
  Moise Kean Olivier Giroud Gerard Deulofeu Ashley Barnes

Most popular picks: Raheem Sterling, Sadio Mane, Leandro Trossard, Harry Kane, Teemu Pukki (four), Hugo Lloris, Mathew Ryan, Kyle Walker-Peters, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Aymeric Laporte, Anthony Martial (three)

David said…

Putting together a Scout Squad submission for Gameweek 3 was certainly harder than it was in the first two rounds of fixtures this season.

For me, Spurs’ defence is a must-have given how lacklustre Newcastle have looked in front of goal.

I’ve opted to throw in Hugo Lloris and Kyle Walker-Peters, who both have the potential for more than just clean sheets.

The goalkeeper was second-best for saves among premium options last season, while Walker-Peters offers some creativity.

I’ve included Harry Kane as the third member of my Spurs contingent after his six shots in the box at home to Aston Villa in Gameweek 1.

Manchester City is another team I want to go big on for Gameweek 3. Only West Ham have conceded more big chances than Bournemouth in the opening two matches, which only pitted them against newly-promoted sides.

As things stand, Raheem Sterling is joint-top of the league for shots in the box, while Kevin de Bruyne is streaks ahead for chances created.

Bournemouth’s attack has underwhelmed so far this season, so Oleksandr Zinchenko is included to capitalise on a potential clean sheet.

I am expecting plenty of goals when Arsenal come to Anfield on Saturday evening, which is why I have no defenders from either team.

Sadio Mané and Roberto Firmino get into my Scout Squad after some uninspiring performances from Mohamed Salah in the first two matches, both from an eye test and underlying statistics perspective.

In-form forwards Teemu Pukki and Ashley Barnes also get the nod, while Todd Cantwell and Leandro Trossard are my differentials I expect to continue their good form from Gameweek 2.

Neale said…

There’s something uninspiringly template about the midfield I’ve picked but the differentials can wait for another week, with City and Liverpool’s premium options in form and up against defences of questionable competence.

Given that we’re obliged to have one £6.0m-or-under player in that position, I struggled to look any further than Leandro Trossard for my cut-price option.

Brighton may have only drawn 1-1 with West Ham on Saturday but they carved out multiple opportunities against the Hammers and the Belgian was in the thick of the action, cutting in off the left flank and firing off more goal attempts than anyone else on show.

Southampton still have that ‘work in progress’ feel about them and, although there have a few green shoots in an attacking sense, they still look ropey at the back and haven’t kept a clean sheet in nine Premier League games.

Arsenal continue to look susceptible to headed chances and opportunities created from set plays (they have conceded the most of both this season) so I’m backing Sadio Mane, he of more headed goal attempts than any other midfielder in 2018/19, and dead-ball specialist Trent Alexander-Arnold to exploit the Gunners’ defence – as they so often do at Anfield.

Crystal Palace were abysmal at Sheffield United last weekend and offered very little going forward, with the Blades giving Wilfried Zaha some special ‘attention’ to nullify him and with it render Palace toothless.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka knows Zaha’s game intimately and if there’s one man who can stop the Ivory Coast international, it’s United’s new right-back – I’m expecting plenty of tackles on the Palace winger to go with a Red Devils’ clean sheet, potentially handing Wan-Bissaka a route into the bonus points to supplement his shut-out.

West Ham’s defensive woes continue and even though they picked up a point at the Amex, Brighton had ample opportunities to bury then.

Manuel Pellegrini’s ongoing search for solidity at the back saw Fabian Balbuena surprisingly dropped on the south coast, a decision which smacked of desperation and had little effect on the volume of chances the Hammers subsequently shipped at the Amex.

I’m backing Gerard Deulofeu to exploit the undoubted defensive weaknesses, then.

Watford haven’t got a point yet but Deulofeu looked much better for a return up front (albeit he did still drift wide) at Everton and attacking returns are there for the taking at Vicarage Road, even if West Ham could have Mark Noble back to give Declan Rice some much-needed help in front of the back four.

Paul said…

Striking a balance between defence and attack looks key this week.

Man City, Spurs and Man United all face obliging opponents that raise the appeal of investing at both ends of the pitch.

Going without Liverpool attackers could be a big risk, though – Jurgen Klopp’s men have put 12 goals past Arsenal in their last three at Anfield.

In midfield, Leandro Trossard and Mason Mount were both on the scoresheet last time around and have the statistics to strengthen their claims in the budget bracket.

No Brighton player has topped Trossard’s four shots and three efforts in the box in the opening two matches – despite him failing to feature in Gameweek 1.

Mount, meanwhile, is second only to Raheem Sterling for shots on target in midfield, by five to seven.

Up top, a home clash with West Ham hands Gerard Deulofeu the chance to open his account for the season.

The Spaniard took advantage of the Hammers’ obliging defence in both their meetings last season, scoring home and away.

Having now dropped to £6.4m, his 4.2% ownership marks him out as a strong differential for the Vicarage Road encounter.

Diogo Jota shouldn’t be overlooked either, as Wolves prepare to entertain Burnley.

At home, the Portuguese played a part in 52% of his side’s goals last term – the same as the pricier Raul Jimenez.

Yet it was Jota who found the net at a faster frequency at Molineux – he scored a home goal every 172.7 minutes compared with the 205.9 of Jimenez.

Geoff said…

I see Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris getting a first clean sheet of the season at home to Newcastle, and look to Mathew Ryan as a budget pick for Southampton’s visit.

Aymeric Laporte might be the most secure route into the City backline, while Aaron Wan-Bissaka has looked strong at right-back for the red half of Manchester. I see bonus points if United can keep a clean sheet.

Though Burnley have scored four goals so far, I think Wolves will get their first win of the season and Willy Boly is a cheaper alternative to Matt Doherty who still poses a goal threat – albeit a different sort of one.

At £4.5m, Çaglar Söyüncü is an easy, budget-friendly route into a Leicester defence that has only conceded once.

While Raheem Sterling looks like an auto-pick, I’ve opted for Sadio Mané over Mohamed Salah. Separated by only one FPL point despite Mané not starting in Gameweek 1, Mané could easily score more this week and further underscore his (relative) value for money.

Anthony Martial continues to start up front for United, who next host Crystal Palace, and he has a goal in each game this season.

Mason Mount seems to be one of Frank Lampard’s trusted lieutenants and will be looking for a third straight start after scoring Chelsea’s only goal against Leicester.

Elsewhere in the mid-price midfield bracket, Leandro Trossard made the most of his start against West Ham with a goal and looks good value against winless Southampton.

Up top, Harry Kane has a very strong home fixture against Newcastle, making him an easy first choice among the forwards.

Marcus Rashford is another route into the United team against Crystal Palace and may well be taking the Red Devils’ next penalty after Paul Pogba’s miss against Wolves.

Raul Jiménez has yet to score or assist but I fancy his chances at home to Burnley, while on the other side, Ashley Barnes has three goals in two games. He can continue that against a Wolves team who will have some possession but won’t be able to solely rely on their counter-attack.

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The Community Champion who has the biggest lead over the Scouts during 2019/20 will win a £100 Amazon voucher (currently we can only offer Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com vouchers).

The Community Champion for Gameweek 3 is FPL Mike the Knight, who has two top 5k finishes to his name in the last six seasons.


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Lessons learned from Gameweek 2



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  1. Galza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 10 hours ago

    I’ve never been first 😉

    1. StayoutheSpiceZone
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      Congratulations

      1. Galza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        26 days, 10 hours ago

        Ahh, thanks mate.
        Do I win a mini football or something.. 🙂

        1. StayoutheSpiceZone
          • 2 Years
          26 days, 10 hours ago

          Yes, one of those plastic ones that curl the opposite way when u kick them!

          1. Galza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            26 days, 10 hours ago

            I know the ones.

    2. Fitzy.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      With any luck, a mod will delete this one.

      1. Galza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        26 days, 10 hours ago

        🙁

      2. Galza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        26 days, 10 hours ago

        It could of been a Brighton v Southampton score prediction...

    3. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      Congrats on first to the bar.

    4. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      Not what she said...

    5. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      These posts 🙄

      1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        26 days, 9 hours ago

        They don't hurt anybody. Just a bit of fun. 🙂

      2. Galza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        26 days, 9 hours ago

        Alright G?
        Glad you’re on. You wouldn’t delete such a great opening article post, would you. 😆

        1. G-Whizz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 2 Years
          26 days, 9 hours ago

          Hello mate you good? Nice to see you to see you nice 🙂

          Me delete this?

          Nah 😛

          1. Galza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            26 days, 9 hours ago

            All good pal.
            W/C active though, so a bit on edge...

            1. G-Whizz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 2 Years
              26 days, 9 hours ago

              Hopefully the rises will help you out and as long as you're happy with your team then that's all that matters...

              1. Galza
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                26 days, 9 hours ago

                Feeling happier the closer we get...

                1. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  26 days, 9 hours ago

                  As the bishop said to the actress

                  1. Galza
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    26 days, 8 hours ago

                    Ooooohhhh Matron!!

  2. StayoutheSpiceZone
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 10 hours ago

    BHA vs Saints score prediction?

    1. Drop the Dendoncker
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      1-1

      1. StayoutheSpiceZone
        • 2 Years
        26 days, 10 hours ago

        Yes I think it might be tight too

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          26 days, 10 hours ago

          1-0

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      2-1

    3. Joggers Nipple
      • 10 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      2-1

    4. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      2-1

    5. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      1-1

    6. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      3-0

    7. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      2-2

  3. Tosa86
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 10 hours ago

    Captain?!
    Mane or sterling?!

    1. StayoutheSpiceZone
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      Raz

      1. SH
        • 4 Years
        26 days, 10 hours ago

        Sterling

    2. Drop the Dendoncker
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      Sterling

    3. Joggers Nipple
      • 10 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      sterling

    4. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      Sterling

    5. Tosa86
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      Or rashford?!

    6. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      Currently on Mane

      I'm seeing Bournemouth put ten men behind the ball again. Both sides City have played so far have *tried* to attack. Don't see Eddie Howe doing that.

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        26 days, 9 hours ago

        Dont think they're capable. Bournemouth have one of the leakiest defenses.

  4. SH
    • 4 Years
    26 days, 10 hours ago

    Good to go? Or take a hit for Auba>Kane?

    Heaton
    TAA Dinge Zinch KWP Lundstram
    Salah(C) KDB Moura Martial
    Auba

    4.0 King Dendo Greenwood

    1. StayoutheSpiceZone
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      If u captain Kane, worth the -4. If not, don’t bother with imo

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      Think the hit could be worth it if you captain Kane

    3. SH
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      I will definitely captain him over Salah if I get him

      1. StayoutheSpiceZone
        • 2 Years
        26 days, 10 hours ago

        Well in that case do it I reckon

    4. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      Yeah. And captain him

    5. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      I think it is worth the hit. 2 of his 3 next fixtures are perfect so see the minus 4 as spread over that time

    6. SH
      • 4 Years
      25 days, 15 hours ago

      Cheers all!

  5. Joggers Nipple
    • 10 Years
    26 days, 10 hours ago

    Am currently on-

    Heaton Button
    AWB Digne VVD Montoya Lundstom
    Salah Sterling Martial Hayden Dendonker
    Kane King Greenwood
    0ft 1.9M ITB

    Just looking for any general ideas!
    Over the next 2 weeks thinking
    Hayden to Cellabos
    King to Jota/ Kean

    Any input really welcome!!

    1. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      Yeah maybe. Let's see how ceballos does against Liverpool

  6. waltzingmatildas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    26 days, 10 hours ago

    A) Salah and greenwood
    Or
    B) mane and pukki

    Seems obvious to me to go b

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      Bbb

    2. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      B. But it is more expensive

  7. Dare Do The Punt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 10 hours ago

    Bottomed on article...

    Does anyone know what the following FPL IDs are?

    -Who Got the Assist boys
    -Planet FPL boys

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      16914 - James
      15594 - Suj

      Not tearing it up yet 😉 James appears to have gone triple Pool defence

      1. Dare Do The Punt
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 9 hours ago

        Thanks dude!

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          26 days, 9 hours ago

          They’re a really fun listen - haven’t tuned in yet this season. Thanks for the reminder

  8. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
    • 1 Year
    26 days, 10 hours ago

    Quite possibly my best start in ten years.

    Top of the Gravless and Scilly Isles leagues.

    Roll on Gw3.

  9. Sharkytect
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    26 days, 10 hours ago

    Didn't like reading this as a Salah owner who knows that he's opponent has wildcarded and swapped salah for mane.

    1. Joggers Nipple
      • 10 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      I wouldnt worry, one poor game does not make him a bad pick

    2. StayoutheSpiceZone
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      I think with salah, and some fans won’t agree, he is just not as good as mane!

      But for FPL he is such a threat cos he shoots all the time!

    3. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      Salah is a top player. His record over the last two seasons in the PL is exceptional. He will deliver eventually.

  10. Tamagotchi Massacre
    • 5 Years
    26 days, 10 hours ago

    So fantasy football is never as simple as an 'us V them', but if you had to distill this coming week into a two way battle then how would you see it?

    Seems to me it'll be people who have dropped Liverpool a asset/s v those who haven't. Very high potential gains and loses both ways

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      Sterling(c) vs Kane(c)

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      Salah v Mane

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      Premium defenders vs premium midfielders.

      TAA haul would put the cat amongst the pigeons.

    4. COK3Y5MURF
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      What you said. The pattern I've seen in most wildcards is Pool players out.

    5. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      I’m interested to see how the Pool defence gets on.
      So many who have bottled it on having 2.

      1. Tamagotchi Massacre
        • 5 Years
        26 days, 7 hours ago

        If you need courage to own two Liverpool defenders then it does raise questions

    6. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      That's basically it for me. Although it's also now salah vs mane

    7. HarryB29
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 8 hours ago

      Liverpool clean sheet could be a massive swing one way or the other

      1. Tamagotchi Massacre
        • 5 Years
        26 days, 7 hours ago

        It'll probably take more than that. If you're holding Liverpool defenders then at their value you're really looking for some kind of attacking returns on top of a clean sheet for a big swing. And that's quite possible

  11. EgyptianKing
    • 1 Year
    26 days, 10 hours ago

    Mates does this look G2G?

    Ryan
    Robertson, Bissaka, Chenko, Digne, Lundstram
    Sterling, Salah, KDB, Moura
    Jota

    Button, King, Dendoncker, Greenwood

    Cheers!

  12. mookie
    • 6 Years
    26 days, 10 hours ago

    How dare they? Mark will have to step in and put Salah in the scout picks like last season.

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      Arsenal have started well and Liverpool defence is looking a bit iffy. Although Arsenal have had two easy games and Liverpool are at home.

    2. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      Times are changing.

  13. Kun Tozser
    • 4 Years
    26 days, 10 hours ago

    No son?

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      Will he start?

      Spurs have beaten Villa and drawn with City. That is a better set of results than in the equivalent fixtures last season. Will Poch change a team doing so well?

    2. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      He needs to start a match first

    3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      On the pill

  14. HanS14
    • 1 Year
    26 days, 10 hours ago

    Help with this team please. 2ft but could take a -4 or even -8. 1.0 itb
    Pope
    Taa vvd digne zouma
    Salah sterling martial Perez
    Wilson Wood

    Button rico greenwood drinkwater

    1. Joggers Nipple
      • 10 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      One LiV def
      Perez
      Wilson
      Wood
      Zouma
      3 bench

      I would WC that team

      1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 7 Years
        26 days, 10 hours ago

        Nah, not for wc. Just -4

      2. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 10 hours ago

        Nah, not wildcard worthy imo especially with two FTs and his midfield looks very good!

    2. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      Taa, Perez and Wilson to kane, puki and mount

    3. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      I think it looks good! Maybe save your transfer til after the pressers and - if no injury news - just get rid of drinkwater for a 4.5mid who is playing.

      1. HanS14
        • 1 Year
        26 days, 10 hours ago

        Thanks for your advice guys

    4. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      There is absolutely nothing wrong with Wilson

      He's averaging 5 points a game. That's almost 200 points for 8m.

  15. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
    • 1 Year
    26 days, 10 hours ago

    Salah and Auba might not drop this Gw because of all these knee jerk wildcards.

    Nice.

    1. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      Bendy is back.

    2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      Nooooo

    3. Lingard’s Shin Guards
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      Hope he can keep his spot and recover the form he had at the start of last season

    4. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      I hope that the club cat is safe ... 😉

    5. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      How many games left for Zinch, you reckon ?

      1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 10 hours ago

        That's my thought - kinder fixtures coming up too

      2. Irbox ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        26 days, 10 hours ago

        2-3 max

        1. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          26 days, 10 hours ago

          Laporte the only viable option at this point, then

      3. Hy liverpool
        • 5 Years
        26 days, 10 hours ago

        He said: "What I want from Mendy is for him to be fit. To be available for training sessions every week. He’s had almost two years out and he needs to play. The first target is be fit rather than to play. To train regularly for a month then he has a chance to play."

    6. limbu21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      will be back in city's team in october then?

    7. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      If only we could be sure he'd play ....

    8. juho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      To Zinch or not?

    9. Little Frank
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Back in training, not full training. Pep want him to "focus on being fully fit for at least a month before he can return to the starting XI" so I expect Zinchenko will play for at least the next 4 GWs.

  16. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 10 hours ago

    Some way off, but I'm trying to get my head around the move of choice next week...
    A. King to Haller (risky of course, but any sign of form this week and it could be a saucy differential, does mean I'd have to play Dendoncker). Could go for Jota/Barnes instead however.
    B. Rico to Soyuncu/4.5 (keep King, improve squad).
    C. Dendoncker to McGinn/Ceballos (same as above). Any thoughts welcome

  17. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 10 hours ago

    Rocking the Scoutpick's forward line this GW: Kane/Firmino/Pukki
    Hoping for a big 'un!

    1. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      My exact W/C front line.
      Don’t know if that’s a good or bad thing tbh...

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 10 hours ago

        Im happy seeing loads on here wildcarding to a similar team to what I have without any hits 🙂

        1. Galza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          26 days, 10 hours ago

          I bet you are.
          I had King and Wesley upfront.
          Much happier now...

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            26 days, 9 hours ago

            two very meh looking options those two for sure!

    2. Irbox ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      Firmino won’t make their 11 mainly for budget reasons, but not a terrible option by any means

  18. jackx13
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    26 days, 10 hours ago

    Salah to Mane a sideways move right?

    1. Irbox ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      Backwards even

      1. jackx13
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 9 hours ago

        Certainly feels like it yeah... especially after Mo's last game against ARS

    2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      Luxury move for most

    3. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      - depends whether you need the money.

      1. jackx13
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 9 hours ago

        Not really ... have 0.5 itb and only issue I see with the team is Iwobi for whom I am waiting on the presser but will probably ditch.

    4. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 8 hours ago

      get both...…..…...

  19. Cornholi0
    • 9 Years
    26 days, 10 hours ago

    What do people think of Bernardo Silva as a pick for the coming weeks?

    1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Not for me, thank you. 🙂

    2. Hairy Potter
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      From watching him last weekend it felt that his main job was to pass to Walker on the overlap or pass inside for KDB to cross.

    3. Teomi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 5 hours ago

      for 7,9 i´m tempted to be honest... he has great stats and alot of touches in the penaltybox, pretty safe as a starter in every game

  20. cescpistols111
    • 4 Years
    26 days, 10 hours ago

    Which is the best move?

    A. Perez -> Pulisic
    B. King -> Haller
    C. King + Trossard -> Haller + Mount

    1. HarryB29
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 8 hours ago

      They are all really bad moves

  21. LochineFDC
    • 7 Years
    26 days, 10 hours ago

    Please provide your opinions guys, Im leaving towards the second option for the next three GWs

    1. Trossard and Barnes

    or

    2. DeBruyne and Wickham

    1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      2 if Wickham isn’t starting, 1 otherwise

      1. LochineFDC
        • 7 Years
        26 days, 9 hours ago

        Thanks, Wickham is bench fodder

  22. Lord Voldemort
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    26 days, 10 hours ago

    morning all. not a single mention for Lucas Moura. do we think he won't start? he's in my team, and i'll swap him out if so?

    1. Irbox ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      He’s out unfortunately. Son back makes competition for spots even harder and he couldn’t even crack their starting eleven last week

      1. Lord Voldemort
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        26 days, 9 hours ago

        thanks. i thought/feared as much!

    2. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Only Pocchettino knows. I would judge that Lamela is slightly more solid.

  23. Lingard’s Shin Guards
    26 days, 10 hours ago

    Who scores the most?

    A) Digne, KWP, Montoya
    B) AWB, Zinchenko/Mina, Montoya
    C) Digne, AWB, Lundstrum
    D) VVD, Montoya, Pieters

    1. the vanisher
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      ABC all good

    2. The Yorkshire Pirlo
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 8 hours ago

      C

  24. mik-hail-tal
    • 1 Year
    26 days, 10 hours ago

    Wildcard team including all the big ones except Salah but Mané in his place. Any thoughts ?

    Ryan
    WB - KWP - Coleman
    Mané - KDB - Sterling(vc) - Ceballos - Cantwell
    Kane (c) - Rashford
    (Button-Lundo-Kelly-Greenwood)

    1. Lord Voldemort
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 10 hours ago

      looks good

    2. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Looks tidy but needs a bench player 100percent nailed.

      1. mik-hail-tal
        • 1 Year
        26 days, 9 hours ago

        Yeah think I'm gonna change KWP, Coleman, Mane, Ceballos and Rashford into VVD, Digne, Firmino, Lanzini and Martial. The only big issue I have with this is Firmino but to be honest I'll be captaining Kane & Sterling for the rest of 2019 anyway and other than that it's all upgrades and more security. Less punts. Without a wildcard I should play more safe I guess. You agree?

        1. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
          • 1 Year
          26 days, 9 hours ago

          Hard to say as so many variables. Gonna need pool and city back line though as highly owned and will deliver. If it was me I would downgrade cheap mids for bench players and get Pukki blinders.

  25. chrisb182
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    26 days, 10 hours ago

    Hi All, I need advice/guidance on the following changes.....

    Original Team:
    Pope, Heaton
    van Dijk, Zinchenko, Walker-Peters, Lundstram, Kelly
    Salah, Sterling, Barkley, Perez, Dendoncker
    Kane, Kean, King

    New Team (Wildcard applied):
    Pope, Button
    Mina, Zinchenko, Wan-Bissaka, Lundstram, Kelly
    de Bruyne, Sterling, Martial, Ceballos, Dendoncker
    Kane, Firmino, Pukki

    All feedback and criticism gratefully appreciated.

    1. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Looks a lot like my team.... 😉
      So I like it...

    2. FISSH
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Looks good for this gameweek, but i feel you will really want Mane/Salah

    3. Joggers Nipple
      • 10 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Id rather Firm to say Jota and then up Kelly but good either way

  26. mike09
    • 1 Year
    26 days, 9 hours ago

    Good to go?

    Pope
    VVD - Digne - Zinchenko - Lundstram
    Salah - Sterling (C) - KDB - Martial
    Wilson - Pukki

    4.0 - Dendo - Greenwood - Kelly

    0 FT 0.3 ITB

    1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Yep

  27. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 7 Years
    26 days, 9 hours ago

    Is anyone else without Kane or just me this gw ?

    1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Just you.

      1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 7 Years
        26 days, 9 hours ago

        Well, Newcastle will win 1-0 🙂

    2. n14mul
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Me and you

    3. mookie
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      o/

    4. Hairy Potter
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      As a Newcastle fan and someone who doesn't like Kane, I've still caved and gone with him. Will captain Sterling though.

    5. limbu21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Don't worry. Kane might do what he did vs Cardiff (H) last year 🙂

  28. FISSH
    • 6 Years
    26 days, 9 hours ago

    Who do you guys think is the better choice... Martial or Rashford? Can't ignore them on WC because of their low price

    1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      I have Martial, fwiw.

    2. HollywoodXI
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      I’ve gone Rashford

    3. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Number 9

    4. Hairy Potter
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      I think Rashford looks a better player, but Martial is cheaper, classed as a mid and is playing as number 9.

    5. n14mul
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      Same thing for me went martial. Midfielder playing up top but I know rash could have pens.

  29. dbeck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    26 days, 9 hours ago

    Best downgrade to find Moura to KDB?

    A) Perez to McGinn
    B) VVD to AWB (I have Robbo)
    C) Haller to Barnes

    1. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      *fund

    2. FISSH
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      B or C are both decent

    3. LochineFDC
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      C

    4. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      B with Robbo or C

    5. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 9 hours ago

      B). I have Maguire, or C), I also have Barnes.
      B) is the most popular - Barnes a bit of a differential.

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        26 days, 9 hours ago

        Cheers, Haller has nice three fixtures