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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  1. DarkGreen
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Which 2 players should i play out of Dendonker, Montoya, lundstram and lucas moura?

    1. CantWell CanWell be my 4th …
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      montoya n moura

    2. PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Moura Montoya

    3. jsd202
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 1 day ago

      If I had Moura hands down first choice vs a leaky Newcastle, I think Saints will score against Brighton so either Dendo or Lundstrom for second choice.

  2. CantWell CanWell be my 4th …
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    bottomed

    Who wud u have for the season as set and forget: And rotate captaincy with sterling and mane

    Kane or Aub?

    1. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      bottomed
      Kane but "for the season as set and forget" won't happen anyway

      1. CantWell CanWell be my 4th …
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        why not 🙂

        Mane and Sterling are st n forget and we wont remove them if they had a few bad GWs 🙂

        1. MTPockets
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          There's another wildcard, injuries, form, Aguero

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Easy fore me, set and forget Salah and Sterling.

      Rotate between them.

    3. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 1 day ago

      The fact that you are confused between the two based on just two GWs of data means it is very unlikely that either would be "set and forget"

      See how certain you are with Salah and Sterling? That's set and forget

    4. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Kane

  3. ChelseaBlues223
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    A Walker, Ceballos, Rasford

    B Montoya, Martial, Wilson

    1. CantWell CanWell be my 4th …
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      walker martial and a striker

      1. Bruno BaNani
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        This, with Barnes or Pukki. Even Maupay could come good. If it’s too little itb, then I’d go for A.

        1. ChelseaBlues223
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 1 day ago

          No, I can do it. But just to a 6,5, I prefer Jota. And have already Pukki.

          1. Bruno BaNani
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Then I’d prefer that with Jota instead.

    2. Saint & Reevesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      A

  4. bulbuf
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Appreciate a comment or 2 or 90..

    WC team here:

    Heaton - Pope

    VVD - AWB - Soyucu - Lundstram - Digne

    Mane - Sterling - Martial - Trossard - Cantwell

    Kane - Pukki - Greenwood

    G2g?

    Soyucu + Trossard + Kane > Zinchenko + Son + Kean?

    1. lekalatch
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Nope G2G

    2. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Looks fine. Rotating keepers tends to fail for me so would just pick one

    3. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Personally wouldn’t have Leicester defender or greenwood (deadwood)
      Mcginn would be an option for 4/5 midfielder
      Pretty template otherwise if that’s What you’re going for

    4. Bruno BaNani
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Like it. Could even get rid of Heaton for a 4.0 gk, and upgrade vvd to TAA/Robbo or just have extra itb.

    5. jsd202
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 1 day ago

      This is pretty much my team, however I've downgraded VVD and Digne to upgrade Trossard to KDB (although I did have Trossard for his haul in GW2 and wish I could keep him but my 5th mid is now Cantwell). Definitely would want Kane for this weekend and maybe switch out Greenwood for Wickham who is likely to get same number of points over season but if Man U look hot then you can bring in a third Man U asset who will play.

    6. bulbuf
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      cheers lads. my main concern is yes, replace greenwood and bring in mcginn. not sure who to get rid of though

  5. Big baller
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    A or B for the Next 2&3 gw?
    A)Mané, Rash, Montoya
    B) Salah, Zinc and Barnes

    1. lekalatch
      1 month, 1 day ago

      A

  6. Kopkloppers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Long term investments.
    Pope 4mil
    Digne Emerson AWB
    Mane KDB Son Cantwell Martial
    Pukki Firmino

    12 of 15 sorted.
    Fitting in a Pool back, a Citeh Back, an Arsenal player and Sterling is difficult. Only 15.6 to spare with 4 mil keeper in place to get another 3 players.
    Help me with a move?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Would not go Martial long term.

      KDB most definitely.

      Jury still out on Son and minutes on the pitch. Ali still needs to return and rotaion under Potch probably going to make everyone fuming.

  7. Knallie
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Ryan Button
    TAA Zinchencko AWB Coleman Lundstram
    Salah Sterling KDB Martial Cantwell
    Pukki King Greenwood

    WC, 0 ITB
    A) need Digne? if so, who to downgrade?
    B) Adrian over Ryan short term?
    C) downgrade defense to 5.5 - 5.0 - 4.5 - 4.0 - 4.0 to get Kane in?

    1. lekalatch
      1 month, 1 day ago

      TAA to VvD and Cole to Digne

    2. HIT ME!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      A) yes, AWB -> KWP or Trent -> VVD
      B) No
      If you want Barnes over King you could do Zinchenko -> Otamendi to free up .1

  8. RustyBz
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Start Dedonker or King fellas?

    1. RustyBz
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Sneaky feeling King could get a pen...

    2. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I'm on King (and penalty hope) but little in it really

    3. Saint & Reevesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I know he’s up against City, but surely king

    4. thegaffer82
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      King. But probably a 2pter from both players

    5. Bruno BaNani
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I’m starting Lundstram. Have King first on the bench, with Dendoncer on the second bench spot.

    6. Kante FC
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Dendoncker - reckon he’s in with a better chance of getting more than 2 points. 3 points is a realistic target, anything else is a bonus.

  9. Saint & Reevesy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    I’m there seems to be a lot of Salah to Mané action going on.

    It’ll be interesting to see what happens when Salah next hauls

    1. thegaffer82
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      It’s last season all over again!

      1. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Yup. :).

    2. slamdunk
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Got burnt last season taking Salah out.season keeper over mane easily.

    3. The Bad Seed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Yeh I did the right thing and ditched both 🙂

      no headache now.

  10. ChelseaBlues223
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    A Walker, Ceballos, Rasford

    B Montoya, Martial, Wilson

    C Walker, Martial, Jota

    1. LangerznMash
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      B

  11. thegaffer82
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    What kind of percentage chance do you think Moura has of starting this weekend?

    I’m agonizing over a Moura > Martial (-4) transfer.

    But if Moura starts v’s Newcastle I’ll be really ruing my decision to take a hit to get him out. Newcastle are a shambles I’m afraid.

    What would you chaps do?

    1. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Well 50% so far and that was before Son's availability
      I've binned him, so will probably haul now

      1. LangerznMash
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Son left win, Lucas right wing

    2. denial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I can see the appeal but I would hold. Moura will get some minutes.

    3. LangerznMash
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      75%
      He deserves to start. Pretty much every time he plays he does something.

  12. Hey_Arnold
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Gutlys any feedback on this 4-5-1?
    Pope (button)
    Digne AWB Emerson El Mohamady (Lund)
    Mane Sterling KDB Cabellos Martial
    Kane (Greenwood Wickham)
    Weak bench but not too concerned about that.

    1. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Nice. Not so sure about a Villa defender but don't know anything about them tbh

      1. _figu
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        I just put him in actually. Who would you suggest instead of him (4.5)? Have Montoya as well, don't fancy Leicester with their medium term fixtures.

        1. MTPockets
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Palace rotation ok for a while (although think Leicester rotate best with Brighton long term)
          But El Mohamady could be an amazing option for all I know

    2. thegaffer82
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      No bench containing Lundy can be described as weak 😉

    3. _figu
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Looks good. Wouldn't have Chelsea defence but fixtures are there and Emerson has been close to scoring.

  13. KneejerkJoe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Care to tear my WC-team apart?

    Pope
    Coleman AWB Zinchenko Emerson
    Sterling KDB Martial
    Kane Firmino Deulofeu
    ......Button Ceballos lundstroem Cantwell
    0.0itb

    1. KneejerkJoe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      *KWP not Emerson

    2. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Will Deulofeu consistently play 90 mins, and upfront (Welbeck)?

    3. Bruno BaNani
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Downgrade Firmino and Kwp and get Mane instead of Ceballos.
      Pukki/Barnes/Jota are good alternatives, or even Greenwood as you have good bench options.

    4. _figu
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      One of Salah/Mane over Bobby

    5. HIT ME!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Switch to 4-4-2 with Son over Firmino

      1. The 12th Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Guess he’s looking at Liverpool attacking cover but yes Spurs double up in Attack could be gold.

  14. rozzo
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Would you rather have

    A) AWB and Kane in a 442 with Montoya sub
    B) Laporte and KDB in a 451 with Kelly sub

    1. Bruno BaNani
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      A for an extra captaincy option. B if you don’t have Sterling.

    2. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Easy, B. Better long-term value (points/GBP).

      1. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        ... and it’s not even close.

  15. ddfc
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Might be a stupid question but just thought I’d ask. Play (have VVD):

    1. Robertson (ARS)
    2. Montoya (SOU)

    Thanks

    1. jsd202
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Robertson, if you have premium defenders always play them - potential for attacking returns and will score far more over the season than Montoya.

    2. Budweiser
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      1. You'll be gutted if Brighton concede

      1. Takedog1
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        equally gutted if Liverpool concede

    3. Bruno BaNani
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      A all the way. In fact i’d rather play Robbo over vvd.

  16. Takedog1
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    strange not seeing a lot putting Adrian as gk on wc

    1. Budweiser
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Pope will be going up soon so he may be difficult to get once Allsson is back

  17. J0E
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Gameweek 3 Team News Stream at 2:30pm

    Neale joins me to look at the latest injury and line up news from today's press conferences.

    Doing this in two parts this week - Part 1 covering today's pressers. Part 2 tomorrow covering Friday's latest news.

    Link here - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKxYKQ8pgJ7V8wwh4hLsSXQ/live

    #FPL

  18. Bird Raymond
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Haven't had any "see you next season, lads" posts yet, could this be the week?

    1. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      There was one on the opening night who had Allison as his only Pool player

  19. Budweiser
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    a) Son Pope Hanley (Means I'll be starting Montoya most weeks)
    b) Mount Ederson Maguire

    1. Budweiser
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Anyone? 🙁

    2. Bruno BaNani
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      B

      1. Budweiser
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Thought so cheers. Son is just too difficult to get in

    3. DarkGreen
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      For Son, i would personally wait 1-2 game weeks. he might come from bench against Newcastle and if he doesn't score there is a good chance he will drop in value (plus he will play arsenal away next).
      On the other hand, Mount has good fixtures and he looks like a key player to score for Chelsea

  20. Scheister
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    A) KWP & Martial
    B) VVD & Trossard
    C) TAA & McGinn/Ceballos

    1. Budweiser
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      A

    2. jsd202
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Tough but I think A will score more this week but kind of prefer B once Liverpool settle.

    3. barton fc
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      B

    4. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      A

    5. Bruno BaNani
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Foyth is soon back, so might take some gametime from kwp. But if you believe that’s not a problem then A.

      B over C imo, for an alternative option.

  21. barton fc
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Best option?

    A. Emerson + cantwell
    B. Mount + Hanley/kelly

    (cheep option will probably never come off the bench, but I do have a slight feeling cantwell could be this year's Brooks)

    1. Bruno BaNani
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Awb/maguire instead of Emerson.

      1. barton fc
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Already own AWB

  22. slamdunk
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Good to go guys?

    Pope
    AWB Digne Soy Dunk
    Salah Sterling KDB Martial McGinn
    Kane

    Fod Lundstram Greenwood Wickham

    Many thanks

    1. slamdunk
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I want a spurs player but I think kane is making my defence weak.

      1. Freddiebell
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        You won't say that when he scores a hatrick the weekend 😉

        1. slamdunk
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Haha true.i can always downgrade and spread funds elsewhere if needs be I suppose.

  23. The EJJ
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Wilson -> Pukki (-4)?

    1. Budweiser
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Not worth a hit this week

  24. Marvelous Marty
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Context: I have Pukki. Def is weak; Coleman, KWP, Lund, Kelly.

    Ceballos and Soyuncu
    Cantwell and Zinchenko

    Heart says Ceballos but I am so light at the back that my head is saying enable the upgrade to Zinchenko with Cantwell

    1. Marvelous Marty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Both players will be in the starting XI, except if Lund is rotated in for a favourable fixture

  25. ChelseaBlues223
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    A Ceballos and Rashford

    B Martial and Jota

  26. Kopkloppers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    As mentioned yesterday players who pass the eye test but not getting credit on this site.
    Let us have a vote. Remember players who are not really getting a mention.
    Mine is Bobby Firmino.

    1. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Thinking about getting Bobby myself.

    2. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Good placeholder for Kean too.

      1. Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        I resisted the temptation of getting Kane as it will cost me 2 tfrs to get Bobby next week.

  27. The 12th Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    If your never going to captain Salah or Mane because of Sterling and Kane options is it viable to have Firmino instead?

    1. Jurgen Flopp
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Would you not captain Salah/Mane v Newcastle?

      1. The 12th Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Spurs have Palace and City have Norwich that week too.

    2. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I think I want to see more of 'pool before going near Bobby. If they set up the 'wrong' way for him he can be somewhat neutralised from an FPL perspective

  28. claretparrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    I have Rico (+0.5) and need to get rid.

    1) Obvious move to Lundstram as long-term bench option; or
    2) Spend the 0.5 on Fredericks in the hope that WHU pick up in the next 3?

    Thanks!

    1. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Lundstrum

  29. Jurgen Flopp
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    A) Kane Dendoncker Zinchenko
    B) Barnes Son KWP

    Thinking long term and not just the next couple of fixtures. Which combination scores more? I am swaying towards B.

    1. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      A

  30. More Cowbell
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    2FT and 0.5 ITB

    Pope, Heaton
    Robbo, Digne, Zinc, Lund, KWP
    Salah, Sterling, Perez, Dendonk, Robinson
    Kane, King, Greenwood

    a) Robbo & Perez > KDB or Martial and cheap def
    b) Perez, Robbo > Martial and cheap mid (cantwell?)

    Any other ideas?