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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Lessons learned from Gameweek 2



1,929 Comments Post a Comment
  1. waltzingmatildas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Think I'm happy with this. Just unsure about bench, what do you think?

    Heaton
    Robbo zinchenko digne
    Mane kdb martial mount
    Aubameyang jota pukki
    Pope montoya dendoncker cathcart

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

      is this wc ?

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        No, - 4

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

          looks good. a shame you dont have kane instead of auba.

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

      Mane (c) kdb (vc)

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

      Bench is fine

    4. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Nice team

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

    G2G Folks?

    Pope
    AWB Zinchenko Soyuncu
    Sterling Mane KDB Son Martial
    Pukki Jota

    4.0 Lundstrum Kelly 4.5

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

      Wow looking good

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

      That's got to be a WC team.

      If that's the case, Kelly > Hanley. Kelly is going to be dropped very shortly and if on WC no opportunity to replace him before the masses dump him.

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

        Umm, I’ve got Kelly in my W/C.
        Not anymore, thanks.

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

        That's solid info. Thanks Camzy

      3. Sharkytect
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Is Hanley's place secure?

  3. Thunder Warrior
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Why’s there nobody with spurs defenders?

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

      Got other defenders.

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

      Contract disputes and injuries with centre backs, not knowing who the hell would be left and fit out of the full backs.

    3. kime67
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      beacause theyre not nailed

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

      There is .

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

    Blimey, 97 players have dropped in price this week.

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

      I wonder how the overall value of the "market" of players varies over the season.

      I would think it drops by a fair bit

      1. Sharkytect
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Someone on here will have a table for that

  5. Jinswick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Best move here fellas?

    A) Robbo & Barkley -> KWP & Martial (5-4-1, bench King)
    B) Robbo & Perez -> Shaw/AWB & Martial (5-3-2)
    C) Barkley & King -> Martial & fodder (5-4-1, bench fodder)

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

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

    1. mad_beer ✅
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      I would choose A knowing that KWP is a risk.

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

      A. Barkley isn't nailed.

  6. Zygaenid - BRAZIL NUTS
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    G2G ?

    Pickford (avl)
    Digne (avl)/ emerson (nor)/ alder (NEW)
    Kdb (bou) /martial (CRY) / richarlison (avl)/ tross (SOU)/ perez (shu)
    (K)ane (NEW)/ firmino (ARS)

    Bench: abraham (nor)- montoya (SOU)- lundstram (LEI)

    My bench gave me a headache with all the options i have for this gw.

    Cheers

  7. milanista10
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    A) Ceballos (352)
    B) Zinchenko (442)

    A or B?

    1. Zygaenid - BRAZIL NUTS
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      B

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

      B

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

      B

  8. Whats the Mata?
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Best Man City def asset to get in on a WC that is NOT Laporte?

    1. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Ederson 😛

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

      Ederson, obvs

    3. kime67
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      laporte

    4. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Ederson.

      Could be mendy in a few weeks

    5. Pia06rc
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Zinchenko and playing subs

  9. La Vida Latte
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Member stat question -

    ICT influence? How is this calculated and what does it mean?

  10. CRO KLOPP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    How do you like this team long term? 0.2 itb

    Pope
    VVD Laporte AWB Mina
    Sterling Mane KDB Mount
    Rashford Pukki
    (4.0 Dendo Lundstram Wickham)

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

      v good ! only thing that "bothers" me with playing 2 at the front is you only have 2 playing subs but i suppose you cant expect much from 4/4.5 players anyway. also not having kane is risky, assuming you re on wc.

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

        With Sterling/Mane captain Kane just takes too much sacrifice in defence, could swap KDB to Son if he starts firing

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

          good luck 🙂

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

            Cheers and you too

      2. Arte Et Labore
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Well, basically you only need to subs. One sub is a must have, two subs is nice to have, but three subs are waste of money/descision from week to week and won’t appear in many games. At least at this stage at the game. There is an article about this I think. I think it’s the striker spot who must be the “dead player” because it offers lowest value.

  11. elwardio
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Need to bench one of Perez (shu), lundstram (LEI) or Dendonker (BUR). Any thoughts?

    Got it wrong last week with Perez on the pitch and Lunds first on the bench

    1. Little fekirs
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Bench Dendoncker

  12. Rashford FC
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    This is doing my head in...

    A. Mount
    B. Trossard

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

      Mount for me. Trossard's good fixtures run out this week.

      1. Rashford FC
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        You’re right.

        I’m really struggling on my WC. So many options

        1. Rashford FC
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Salah Kane Mount

          Vs

          Mane KDB Rashford

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

            tough one !!!

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

              kane could be gold in the coming weeks...but option b looks better overall

            2. Rashford FC
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 21 days ago

              See the struggle 🙁

          2. footballfreak
            3 months, 21 days ago

            prefer the second one

            1. Rashford FC
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 21 days ago

              Currently on this. Then I get nightmares about Kane & Salah

              1. footballfreak
                3 months, 21 days ago

                lol i got mane KDB sterling kane martial and just messed up my defense

                1. Rashford FC
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 21 days ago

                  That’s another way around it. But the likes of TAA & Digne can save your GW when attackers let you down

                  1. footballfreak
                    3 months, 21 days ago

                    planning to get back pool defense when allison is back and downgrade kane..just wanna take advantage of kanes next games

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

            KdB is essential for me. B.

    2. footballfreak
      3 months, 21 days ago

      mount not guaranteed starting whereas trossard should be being their record signing..but then again you never know lol

    3. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      A

    4. kime67
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Both crap

      1. Rashford FC
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Loooool

    5. olidooley
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Mount

    6. Vasily
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Trossard

    7. Don Corleone the 1st
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Had the same issue yesterday. Wen to members comparison tools and if I only look at last match:

      Trossard has higher xG, higher xI, less times dispossessed and tackled
      Mount has higher xA, better mins per touch, higher baps, higher pen touches and what swinged it for me was shot accuracy and better fixtures...

      so Mount

      1. Don Corleone the 1st
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        but I'm only giving him 2 weeks to perform, plan is to replace him with KdB 🙂

  13. Hazardous1983
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    mane in for salah on wc? or stick

  14. Lignja
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    C. Kane or Sterling?, got Kane for hit have fealling i must out C. on him...

    1. footballfreak
      3 months, 21 days ago

      kane

    2. Rashford FC
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Kane

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

      Kane.

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

      If you have Kane captain him...

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

      Thanks

  15. SMOOTH
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    can i please get some help on this

    A. Ceballos and rotate 2 of soyuncu dunk lundstram diop
    B. Coleman and rotate 2 of soyuncu dunk lundstram cantwell

    A. Barnes Coleman
    B. Martial Diop

    1. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      BB

  16. Whats the Mata?
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Select 1:

    A. Pope + Zinchenko/Walker
    or
    B. Ederson + 3 way rotation: Pieters, Lundstram, Cantwell

    1. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      A

    2. Rashford FC
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      A

  17. Annie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Last piece of WC messing about.

    a) Digne + McGinn
    b) Hanley/Lundstram + Martial

    1. Rashford FC
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      B

      1. Annie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        surprise...

    2. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      A if B would mean playing Hanley/ Lundstram every week

  18. Pukki Party
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    A) Perez to Mount/Tielemans save1ft
    B) Dendoncker, King to Mount, 4.5
    C) Perez, King to Mount, Pukki

    Pope
    TAA VVD Digne KWP
    Salah Sterling KDB Perez
    King Jota

    Button Dendo Rico Greenwood

    Cheers

    1. Rashford FC
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      C

  19. Thunder Warrior
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Think this is my final wc draft..

    Patricio
    Zinchenko AWB Digne
    Sterling Mane Martial Trossard Mount
    Kane Pukki

    Button Soncu Lundstram Wickham

    Gtg?

    1. Rashford FC
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Decent side. I like it!

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

      Would you not want KDB if on a WC?

      1. Rashford FC
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Can’t have them all.

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

          You can

          1. Rashford FC
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Not worth destroying your defence when full backs are getting double digits regularly

    3. kime67
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Mo salah Mo salah

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

      KdB is essential imo. Would dump Tross and Kane to get him.

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

      No KDB is remarkable. Truly don't get that.

  20. El Lobito 10
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Back from the dead, the 343, G2G? WC

    Pope (4m)
    KWP Zinch Digne (Soyuncu, Lund)
    KdB Sterling Ceballos Martial (Cantwell)
    Kane Pukki Firmino

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

      V nice.
      Same as mine, except I have AWB and VVD instead of Zinch and Digne.

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

        Slightly different bench too.

      2. El Lobito 10
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        I was torn between AWB and Zinch but I think Utd's fixtures after Palace aren't great in terms of clean sheet potential. They will probably get a good few as they have tightened up impressively but feel safer with Zinch. Hopefully Cancelo gets in the team soon so the switch to him is on. If not, AWB

    2. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      I'd have one of Mane/Salah

    3. Rashford FC
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Good stuff

    4. El Lobito 10
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Cheers all

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

      start lundstram not ceballos

  21. Carroll to the rescue
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Any changes needed to this squad?

    Pope Button
    Zinchenko Digne TAA Lundstram Rico
    Salah Sterling Martial Perez Dendoncker
    Kane Pukki Greenwood
    1FT available and 0m ITB

    1. jaywills
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      G2G

    2. dr. Phil
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Not needed but what I've seen of Perez, he should go. Trossard offering more for 0.5 less, which could come in handy later if Zinchenko suddenly goes on the bench.

    3. The Yorkshire Pirlo
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      You could shift Perez to one of Mount/Trossard/Lanzini.

      I’m giving him the Sheff Utd game then possibly getting rid.

  22. dr. Phil
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    So,
    Firmino (Sterling C) or Kane (-4 and captain).

    I have the money, but I'm unsure I should make the swap.

    thanks

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

      Don't do it. I'm looking at the same move but I have Wilson not Firmino, and I'm still not sure. Wouldn't ditch Firmino

      1. dr. Phil
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        cheers

        1. El Lobito 10
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Firmino coming into serious form

    2. footballfreak
      3 months, 21 days ago

      firmino got a great record vs arsenal

  23. kime67
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    So david neale and paul are trying to ignore rashford.

  24. jaywills
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Hi All, would appreciate some help on my transfers

    Team:
    Pope,
    Robbo, TAA, Digne, Zinchencko
    Sterling, Salah, Perez, Zaha,
    Wilson, Jota

    Not sure on transfers, 2 free, here are my current thoughts:
    A) Robbo, Zaha out -> K.Walker, Martial in
    B) Robbo, Zaha out -> AWB, Martial in
    C) Leave as is.
    D) Your recommendations!

    Thanks all, J

    1. jaywills
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      E) Perez, Zaha out -> Mcginn, Martial in

  25. Rashford FC
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Final piece of the puzzle:

    A. Salah Kane Mount

    Vs

    B. Mane KDB Rashford

    1. Vasily
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      B

    2. Carroll to the rescue
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      B just

    3. CRO KLOPP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      B

  26. FOO FIGHTER
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Two forwards I will be keeping an eye on over the next 3GW's is Barnes and King. If Barnes can get regular points return will be yet another case for having budget strikers instead of the big hitting forwards.

    Have 3 budget strikers and you are bound to get far more out than having just Auba or Kane.

    Agree or disagree?

    Also the likes of Kean and Haller to wait and see.

    1. AuFeld
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Disagree, especially as captain options.

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

      How often will captain Barnes?

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        3 months, 21 days ago

        No need to when you have Salah and Sterling.

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

          Not a strategy Id ever employ.

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Salah and Sterling best captain options to have. You cannot go wrong. You just need to make the right choice who to captain out of the 2 each GW.

            Kane is injury prone and yes may not be the best strategy but likes of Barnes, Pukki and Jota bound to get between 100 to 150 points each vs Kane?

            Captaining Pukki at home vs Newcastle, I wish I already had him GW 2.

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

              mane, kane also good options to captain.

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

      what if wood starts firing?

  27. Brooklyn Zoo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Any think United may struggle to score against both Palace and Southampton? (If both teams sit deep). They look good on the counter against Chelsea.

    1. Brooklyn Zoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Anyone*

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

      No.

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

      There is a serious lack of creativity in the team, IMO, so yep, I think they may struggle against deeper lying defences, especially organised ones like Palace. Wouldn't surprise me if Mata starts to help with this.

    4. AuFeld
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Palace's back line is circa 2015 with Kelly, Dann, and Ward. Then you have PVA who can't defend.

    5. Little fekirs
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Possibly. I don’t trust United.

    6. Gnu Scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      As it stands, the jury is very much out imo.
      Pace up front but with Pogba looking like he couldn't give a toss then I'm not convinced they'll score a lot of goals.
      It's early days but I'm not convinced.

  28. The Yorkshire Pirlo
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    G2G? Taken a -4

    Heaton
    VVD, AWB, Digne, Montoya
    Salah, Sterling, KDB, Perez
    Rashford, Pukki

    McGovern, Lundstram, Dendoncker, Greenwood

  29. CRO KLOPP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Which option is better long term?

    A) Laporte and Mina/Coleman
    B) Walker and Digne

    1. jaywills
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      B

    2. footballfreak
      3 months, 21 days ago

      B

  30. AzzaroMax99
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    G2G?

    Pope
    Robbo, Digne*, KWP
    Salah, Sterling(C), Martial, Trossard
    Vardy, Pukki, Jota

    Button, Montoya, Dendo, Hanley