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.


 

 DavidNealePaulGeoff
GKHugo LlorisHugo LlorisDavid de GeaHugo Lloris
 David de Gea

Rui Patricio

Mathew RyanMathew Ryan
 Nick PopeMathew RyanJordan PickfordEderson
DFKyle Walker-PetersAaron Wan-BissakaTrent Alexander-ArnoldAymeric Laporte
 Aaron Wan-BissakaKyle Walker-PetersAymeric Laporte

Aaron Wan-Bissaka

 Oleksandr ZinchenkoAymeric LaporteKyle Walker-PetersWilly Boly
 Seamus ColemanTrent Alexander-ArnoldLucas DigneLewis Dunk
 Dan BurnMartin MontoyaJohn LundstramCaglar Soyuncu
MFRaheem SterlingRaheem SterlingRaheem SterlingRaheem Sterling
 Kevin De BruyneSadio ManeSadio ManeSadio Mane
 Sadio ManeKevin De BruyneAnthony MartialAnthony Martial
 Leandro TrossardAnthony MartialLeandro TrossardMason Mount
 Todd CantwellLeandro TrossardMason MountLeandro Trossard
FWHarry KaneHarry KaneHarry KaneHarry Kane
 Teemu PukkiGerard DeulofeuRoberto FirminoMarcus Rashford
 Roberto FirminoTeemu PukkiTeemu PukkiTeemu Pukki
 Ashley BarnesDiogo JotaDiogo JotaRaul Jimenez
 Moise KeanOlivier GiroudGerard DeulofeuAshley 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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Lessons learned from Gameweek 2



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  1. james 101
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    (WC team)

    Anything you’d change or am I gtg?

    Pope
    Digne WanB Dunk
    Mane Sterling KDB Martial
    Pukki Barnes Rashford

    (Button Cantwell. Lunds. Kelly)

    Is the bench set up right?

    1. james 101
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Thanks!!

    2. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      It's a very good team but I personally don't see the logic in WC'ing and not getting the outstanding choice this week - Kane (C).

      If you don't have Salah, surely you'd have Kane - who rotates very well with Sterling in terms of (C).

      1. james 101
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Appreciate your thoughts B.

        Honestly, I’m not 100% convinced by spurs right now.

        Not doubting Kane’s ability. Just want to see son / him clicking together.

        Out of interest how would you get him into my team?

        1. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Rashford + Martial / KDB.

          1. james 101
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            I could do this

            Rashford / Barnes / Dunk

            To

            Kane / 4.5m fwd / 4.5 def

            (Not sure who those two would be)

        2. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          They have just fought out a very good draw with the best team on the block.

          1. Goonsquad245
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            The luckiest draw since the inception of football? Must be close. Think I heard there was statistically more chance of city winning 7-0 the way the game went...

        3. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Think the only way you can really while keeping a defence is going from KdB Rash - that would leave you with a variation of what I went for last week

          The benefit of Kane as B points out is the captaincy rotation with Sterling. KdB looks fantastic of course but you're unlikely to captain him with Sterling around.

          Other benefit of Kane is that he leaves you within reach of Auba and Kun going forward. Vardy too perhaps. Kun if he makes up with Pep could be devastating

          That leaves you light on City for their golden run but Im thinking Walker is likely to be as good value for 6.0 as kdb at 9.5 when teams set up for damage limitation and don't attack.

          1. james 101
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Great post mate. Will look at those options

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Would get Kane instead of Rashford + Barnes.

      1. james 101
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Can’t do it mate.

        0.1m short!

        (Isn’t that always the way?!)

    4. Typo
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Its a nice team for sure. But you are going HAM united attack, and that hurts your defence in regards no City or LFC defender.

      Can Rashford make up for that?

      With 442 you could prob have vvd and zinc if you switch rash to wickham.

      1. james 101
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Thanks mate. Not 100% convinced by expensive defenders just now.

        1. Typo
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Agree, right now Going without lfc defence does not look that scary. Can always transf in when allison is back

          1. james 101
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Exactly.

    5. footballfreak
        2 months, 21 days ago

        i had to downgrade digne to zinchenko to afford kane in about the same team..also i prefer soyuncu to dunk as i believe leicester is gonna fight for top 6 whereas brighton even though a good start i think they will fight again for relegation

        1. footballfreak
            2 months, 21 days ago

            i really want digne but you gotta sacrifice something

          • james 101
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Thanks mate. Appreciate your comments. Will look at those

        2. pakroagain
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Wow..similiary with my team

          I choose 3 5 2
          Mount for barness
          In back three i have maguire,mina and walker

          1. pakroagain
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Can too swap 4 4 2 vand jik and sold mount,if alisson back

      • Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Bottomed.

        Big differential (c) here but KdB?

        Bournemouth's stats show a clear leak in his particular strengths.

        They've conceded the most crosses/chances from the left flank of any team in the PL (where KdB got both his assists last week).
        They've conceded the 3rd most shots from outside the box of any team in the PL.

        It just seems like Bournemouth, in particular, are ill equipped to deal with KdB specifically.

        1. denial
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Yeah why not. Good choice. He looks so fired up this season.

        2. In Bale We Trust
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          It's not a bad choice, but think more often than not Sterling will still outscore him so will always be a bit of a gamble.

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Do we trust the numbers? First season that I've really delved into members area and analyzed team stats/strategies. Seems like the numbers point to something here.

        3. james 101
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          He’s quality. In my wc team.

        4. antis0cial
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          I have both KDB and Sterling but I think Sterling edges for pure goal threat - likely to be the one KDB is assisting.

        5. Maddamotha
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Making me confident in my KDB pick, but im still capping Sterling.

          1. Wally banter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Thats too much biased to sterling :/

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              It's that way for a reason though. Sterling's numbers are phenomenal.

        6. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Interesting stats, but personally, I need to see more of City this season before KDB becomes a captain option. He's an absolutely class player, but he won't be playing alongside Gundogan every week. When David Silva's in the eleven, his stats will probably take a hit and he'll be positioned a little deeper, so its definitely one to monitor, IMO. What a player tho.

      • antis0cial
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Start two:

        A) Cantwell (home to Chelsea)
        B) Montoya (home to Southampton)
        C) King (home to Man City)

        I’m on AC but not convinced King will get much vs City

        1. denial
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          AC is the attacking choice. Go for it.

        2. Stef rocks
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          I would go B C

      • denial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        I have a defence of:

        VVD TAA Digne Lund Montoya

        I imagine others have same. Are you tempted to bench one of Pool defenders? Doesn't seem a good idea to me. Going with:

        VVD TAA Digne at the moment.

        Agree?

        1. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Rule 1 of owning premium defenders - never bench never captain.

          1. denial
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Quite. I guess this is why some on here have got itchy feet owning two Pool defender.

            1. Berbinho's Forehead
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              It's only been two games. I fear a lot of WC'ers may end up ruing their decision of WC'ing to get rid of the best defenders and player (Salah) in the game.

              1. denial
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Let's hope so. I'm amazed the amount losing Salah so soon.

                1. DAZZ
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Particularly before a fixture that has historically proved to be a great one for LIverpool FPL assets. Salah, Bobby, and Mane run riot every single time, and the Arsenal defense show me nothing to think it wont happen again.

              2. FOO FIGHTER
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  So true and to get back Salah shredding teams to pieces and TAA hitting record assists again going to be a headache.

          2. antis0cial
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Nah don’t bench. Even if they concede both have potential to be involved attacking wise.

            1. antis0cial
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Plus a lot are wc and don’t have any pool defensive Assets. If they pull their finger out and get a cs they could actually be a differential.

          3. FOO FIGHTER
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Most definitely. If no clean sheets then attacking returns from those 3.

              Clean sheets and attacking returns = why you want them in your team 🙂

            • Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              hold - a tight game at Anfield and you could be in for decent points

            • Stef rocks
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              I wouldn’t bench a premium defender - you either play him or ditch him. Just imagine yourself if you bench TAA and he got 15 pts - isn’t that why you pay that price tag for?

          4. Pia06rc
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Sigurdsson being overlooked on here in a lot of teams? He's a consisitent 150-180pts player and what better time to come good than in Everton's next few decent fixtures?

            1. denial
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              He will come good but Everton are struggling to score right now.

            2. Obi Wan Elokobi
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Once Kean is in starting line up I reckon Siggys points will start to pick up.

              1. Bird Raymond
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Once Kean is starting he's the one you'd want as your Everton attacker for a million less.

          5. KIRA
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Any New Thoughts about 'SON' Certainty , wanna bring him and give him the armband

              1. Stef rocks
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                It is risky but a huge differential. If you are sure he will start - do it. He will be eager to play and I can see double digit score easily

              2. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                I'd do it.

              3. KIRA
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  guess i will wait if we can see a clue tomorrow at the press conference , even though im not so certain we can get a thing

              4. Obi Wan Elokobi
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                This may seem crazy but I think Mina is a better pick than Digne. The guy is a Bonus point magnet and a massive goal threat from set pieces.

                1. Stef rocks
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  I don’t mind having Digne who will assist to Mina 🙂

                2. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Digne had 3 shots on goal last week in addition to the assist. His attacking stats aren't just set pieces.

                  1. Stef rocks
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Of course they aren’t. Plus he is one of the best 3 left footed free kick takers in the premier league (if not the best one - tell me someone better).

                3. Rustin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  In wc have them both at the moment might keep both for their fixtures

                  1. Stef rocks
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    I wouldn’t double up on Everton defense though

                    1. Rustin
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Easy swap for another 5.5 if it goes pair shaped

                4. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  I think Digne is a better pick than Mina.

                5. Pompel
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Thinking there's a case of getting both

                  1. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Pickford, Digne and Keane have served me very well so far. Wish I could have a 4th defensive slot for a Toffee.

                6. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  I believe he is better value

              5. Jurgen Flopp
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                A) AWB Cantwell Kane
                B) KWP Son Barnes

                Really like the look of my midfield with B. Do we think Son/Barnes would outscore Kane/Cantwell over the next few weeks?

              6. milanista10
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                A) Ceballos & Soyuncu (Soy will rotate with Lund)
                B) Zinchenko & Cantwell (Cantwell will rotate with Lund)

                A or B lads?

                1. jsd202
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  It's a tough one, I don't see Zinch being nailed long term now Mendy is back fit whereas Soyuncu looks 100% at the moment, so you may have Zinch for a couple of weeks but then have to transfer him out. I've currently gone for Mina instead of Zinch as my 5.5 but will be keeping an eye on who seems more nailed in terms of Christensen and Zouma in that Chelsea defensive slot at 5m.

                  1. Stef rocks
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Mendy is fit again - for how long 2 weeks ?!

              7. Mumble Pie
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Martial up in everyones grill ^-^

                1. Stef rocks
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Took him this week for a hit 🙂

              8. Delueze
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Who to start:
                A) Lundstrum
                B) Dunk
                C) Cantwell

                1. Obi Wan Elokobi
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Lund

                2. 40 MIL & A QUID
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  C

                3. Runaway
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  B

              9. Dr. Rog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                A) Kane, Bobby, (Wickham)
                B) Mane, Rash, (donker), 0.3m

                1. Dr. Rog
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  lol that's just wrong

                  A) Kane, Bobby, (donker)
                  B) Mane, Rash, (wickham), 0.3m

              10. JT11fc
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Any issues here?

                Ryan
                Digne Emerson Pereira Zinc
                Salah Mount Trossard Sterling KDB
                Wilson

                Pope O'C Greenwood Wickham

                1. Little Red Lacazette
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Gtg for this week.

              11. Trovsmash
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                WC.
                Last decision

                A. Mina & Söyüncü

                B. Digne & Kelly

                Other defenders - AWB, Dunk & Lundstram

                Is Digne worth the 4.0 defender?

                1. JT11fc
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  A

                2. Miniboss
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Digne is the man to have.

                3. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  B for your particular defense.

                  I'd have Soyuncu over Dunk fwiw.

                  1. Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Oh and Hanley over Kelly. Kelly is going to be dropped soon once the CBs are fit.

              12. United2603
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Ryan
                AWB Zinchenko Soyuncu Montoya
                Sterling Mane KDB Martial
                Kane Pukki

                Button Lundstram Cantwell Wickham

                Wildcard...

                Gtg??

                or downgrade kane & improve defenders and swap mane with salah

                1. United2603
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Pope not Ryan

              13. Thunder Warrior
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                AWB or Alderweireld?
                Imo Spurs have better fixtures in next few gws..

                1. Thunder Warrior
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Or pick two from this:
                  1) AWB
                  2) Alderweireld
                  3) Zinchenko

                2. Berbinho's Forehead
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  AWB - set an forget, ownership, baps magnet, absolutely nailed.

                  1. Thunder Warrior
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Alde or Zinchenko?

                    1. liner
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Alde. Nailed

              14. Little Red Lacazette
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                I still don't get why may people are using WC 2 GWs in. Think I will wait a bit tosee how things settle down.

                1. Trovsmash
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Lot's of reasons

                2. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  ok

                3. Miniboss
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  There's a hot topic about this and someone came up with a great analogy. (Not wc'ing myself)

                  https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/20689863

                4. Christina.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  because they feel like it.

              15. damiang2233
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Anyone have an update on the Digne injury? Will he play at the weekend?

                1. Berbinho's Forehead
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  He was pictured in training. Silva presser today.

                  1. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Kisses,

              16. MC-HAMMERS-TROUSERS
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                On a WC and trying to plan my FT for next week.

                Would you have Son in for KDB with the idea to swap after Newcastle game?

                1. Freddiebell
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  That's exactly what I'm thinking of doing

                2. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  No chance.

                3. antis0cial
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  No, son might not start and KDB is on fire against a poor defence.

                  1. MC-HAMMERS-TROUSERS
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    that's the worry , could get burnt.
                    Man City was only 0 - 1 last season against Bournemouth.
                    Risk / Reward ?

                    1. antis0cial
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Might not make a difference, but KDB was not fully fit for any part of last season.

                4. JT11fc
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Could be worth a punt but could backfire just as easily

              17. Freddiebell
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Please help I keep swapping and changing.
                I'll go with who's picked the most. Thanks guys & girls
                A/ Robertson/ Rashford
                B/ KWP/ Kane

                1. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  B

                2. Freddiebell
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  P.'s. I already AWB and Martial4

              18. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                How's she looking for this week? 0FT 1.9itb

                VVD Robbo Digne* Laporte
                Sterling Martial Perez Moura
                Kane Murray

                Button Dendonk Simpson Greenwood

                1. Freddiebell
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  I really like that team but having perez puts me off a biy. I got rid of him after watching him the weekend.

                  1. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Yes, he will probably have to go but he's got a nice couple of fixtures coming up next. Murray will be first to go.

                2. Freddiebell
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  By the way why no mane or salah ?

                  1. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    I did Salah and Wilson to Martial and Kane this week.

              19. Ragnar Lothbrok
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Is there any possible way / or is it even necessary for me to get KDB in the below WC team? 0.5 ITB...

                de Gea (Button)

                AWB / Digne / Zinc / KWP (Lundstram)

                Mane / Sterling / Mount / Martial (Dendonk)

                Kane / Pukki (Wickham)

                If not, should I use the 0.5 ITB to upgrade someone?

                Thanks om advance.

                1. Trovsmash
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Mina rise kinda busted you.
                  Otherwise
                  Digne -> Mina save .5
                  Zinc to 4.5 save 1.0
                  KWP to 4.5 save .5
                  Degea to 4.5 save 1.0
                  plus .5 itb

                  Then Mount to KDB

                2. Freddiebell
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Yeah that makes sense.

                3. Freddiebell
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  I guess the only way without taking out sterling. Mane, Martial or kane is to downgrade DeGea to pope or Ryan and downgrade Digne to a 4.0 then bring in KDB for mount. Does that work for you?

              20. Weasel Boy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Contemplating WC
                What you think of this?

                Patrico Button
                VVD AWB KWP Digne Lunn
                Sterling KDB Martial Son Cantwell
                Pukki Jota Barnes

                1. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Nio need to WC that.

                  1. Weasel Boy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    I wish this was my team but this would be my WC team.

                    Probably worded that question wrong.

                2. Miniboss
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  What would you change? I think this team is something people are WCing to

                3. Totally !rre!evant
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  I guess this is what you'd be wildcarding to?

                  1. Weasel Boy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Yeah

                4. JT11fc
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  I wouldnt yet. Liverpool attacks the only worry in the long run

                5. Double Treble
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  KWP is nailed? Why they have so many shot in the box conceded?

              21. Budweiser
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                On a WC..

                a) Montoya Digne
                b) Coleman KWP

                ???

                1. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  B

                2. Miguel Sanchez
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  A

              22. The Taint Tickler
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Mount/Son/Sterling/Martial/KDB
                Firmino/Pukki/Wickham (bench)

                Or

                Cantwell/Sterling/Martial/KDB/4.5m (bench)
                Firmino/Pukki/Kane

                1. Christina.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  get Mane on WC, not Bobby F

                2. Kopkloppers
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  I think Bobby is a good call atm. Impressed with his start. Passes the eye test for me.
                  I know his numbers historically have not been the standard of Mane and Salah but is reasonable value at 9.5: especially When there is little to choose from from the forwards.
                  Aba Kane Pukki Barnes are about it atm and after investing in mids a balance is required in forwards investment.
                  Personally, Kane vs Newcastle is a good shout this week but Son coming back is a time to move for Bobby. Son at 9.5 and Kane at 11 is similar to the Pool difference in their forwards.

              23. Jinswick
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Best move here fellas? Prefer the MUN defender long term, but Barkley looks dead wood and Perez has 2 decent fixtures, so perhaps losing Barkley should take priority?

                A) Robbo & Barkley -> KWP & Martial (bench King)
                B) Robbo & Perez -> Shaw/AWB & Martial

                Ryan
                TAA, Digne, Coleman, Zinchenko, Robbo
                Salah, Sterling, Perez
                Wilson, King

                Button, Barkley, Denodocker, Martinelli
                Bank 0.0m, 2FT

                1. Jinswick
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Could even do the following to keep Robbo and move cash from the bench to the first 11:

                  C) Barkley & King -> Martial & bench fodder

                2. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  A seems fine.

                  I did A but Soyuncu over KWP so I can have some money to upgrade up top.

                  1. Jinswick
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Thanks. I think I'm between A and C. C means a weaker bench, but Robbo is quite a big improvement over King imo.

              24. Jurgen Flopp
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                WC team.

                Pope
                Digne KWP Pieters Lundstram Kelly
                Son(c) Sterling KDB Mane Martial
                Deulofeu Pukki

                Will switch Deulofeu to Barnes GW5. Son(c) is risky but high risk high reward.

                Thoughts?

                1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  not keen sorry. kwp pieters and kelly all at risk. deulofeu not a great option right now. not sure son will start straight away.

                  1. Jurgen Flopp
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Pieters at risk? I doubt it. Son may not start but like I say, high risk high reward.

                    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      good luck 🙂

                  2. Freddiebell
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Kwp will play the weekend 100% you mean he's a risk in future games obviously

                    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      yes. also feel taylor could challenge pieters. i think mid should be downgraded and upgrade elsewhere

                      1. Jurgen Flopp
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 21 days ago

                        Pieters and Kelly can become Montoya and Hanley - both nailed.

              25. Bubz
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Ah godamnit AWB rose last night, feckkkkk.

              26. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                I see Wilson dropped, that's excellent. Glad I waited until today to transfer him out

                1. Weasel Boy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Glad I didnt

                2. Double Treble
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Patience will pay they said.

                  1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Who said ?

                3. avfc82
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Owner here too. Considered transferring him out last night but wasn't 100% sure so left it, also wanted to wait till Wolves have played - an injury to Jota or Dendoncker may change plans.

                  1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Definitely wise as a Jota owner, but I've no FTs left and only Dendoncker from Wolves so tonight's game wouldn't affect my transfers anyway - I was just stalling really.

                    It doesn't block me from any of the potential transfers I have in mind for the next few weeks anyway so I should be OK, just feels a bit silly

                    1. avfc82
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 21 days ago

                      Easy mistake to make this season, lots of drops.

              27. Double Treble
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 21 days ago

                Hi guys, what your 4 best defenders apart Liverpool?

                Boly?
                Digne?
                Wan B?
                Pereira?
                Emerson?
                Zinchenko?
                Lundstram?

                Thanks

                1. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 21 days ago

                  Laporte
                  Digne
                  AWB
                  Zinchenko for now

                  1. Double Treble
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Looks good

                  2. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 21 days ago

                    Yeah probably this. 2 City defenders probably all season if you can find a second one as safe as Laporte.

                    Double Everton looks good at the minute as well, Mina and Coleman have good goal threat.

                    Wouldn't trust Chelsea or Leicester defensively just yet.