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. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Hendo
    VVD Digne Montoya X
    Sterling Salah Robinson X
    X Wesley
    (Stek, Diop, Greenwood, Dendonk)

    A) Kane, Martial, AWB
    B) Rashford, Son, Robo
    C) Rashford, KDB, Robo
    D) Kane, KDB, Lunny/Diop

    Currently on A as covers all teams and gives me 0.8itb to upgrade Wesley or Robinson asap

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

      You know my thoughts.☺

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Would it change to A if I capt Kane?

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

          A or D with Kane (c).
          Not convinced by Man U though.

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

          A with Walker for AWB. Also leaves a bit to get Ceballos for Robinson.

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

      A but I'd be looking to get more City coverage with their fixture run, like Zinch over AWB

    3. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      A) out of those by some way for me

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

      It all hangs on captaincy

      If you want Sterling Kane going forward do it. If you think Mo Sterling works then get KdB. That’s a glorious run of fixtures.

      Short term this week irrelevant- just depends on which way you want to swing long term. Think it really wasteful to get Kane now and then KdB later. Two holes to fix already

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

    With money not an issue, which option would you go for on a WC?

    A. Ederson + Pieters
    or
    B. Pope + Walker
    or
    C. Pope + Zinchenko

    1. skully
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      B

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

      B

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

      B.

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

      Pope and Zinchenko.

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

        The way I see it is Mendy is as much of a threat to Zinchenko, as Cancelo is to Walker. They'll all miss the odd game, so you may as well go with the cheaper option.

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

      B

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

      Money always matters. Probably B

    7. The Beer Baron
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      A, 100%

  3. Farke Sake!
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Thoughts on my team for Gameweek 3.....change formation?

    Pope
    V Dijk, Zinchenko, Digne, Wan Bissaka
    Salah, Sterling (C), De Brunye (VC), Martial, Cantwell
    Pukki

    (Heaton, King, Rico, Greenwood)

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

    Same old story with salah and mane. Just stick to salah hell score
    more points again this season.

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

      Nah, Mane has become a different animal over the course of this year.

      1. Tamagotchi Massacre
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        He's also gone up by a couple of million.

        There's little difference in their points per million if you look at salah's worst full season (last year) over current price and Mane's best full season.

        Mane needs to repeat his best, salah his worst.

        Salah comes out more promising in that sense for me

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

          Its more how much Mane has accelerated his performances in this calendar year. So if forgetting August to December last year, Mane has really challenged Salah as best player. Mane has scored 20 times in 2019, Salah is next on 12. He's added heading and other aspects to his game now, really fancy him.

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

      It’s closer than you think, both are lethal

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

      Maybe but hell still emd up woth fewer points

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

      It's still early. xG + xA per 90 mins:

      Mane - 1.02
      Salah - 0.63

      Kudos to Mane who finished last season in really good form and has been able to carry it over to this season. As long as Milner's on the pitch for pens, I think Mane is worth the savings.

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

      Two season wonder

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

    What's my best option here?
    A. TAA > Maguire
    B. TAA, Siggy > KDB, Monreal/KWP/Boly/Dunk -4
    C. Siggy > Mount
    D. Save FT

    Own Robbo already alongside TAA

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

      B with KWP

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

      I'd save.

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

    https://www.arsenal.com/news/team-news-ozil-xhaka-holding-tierney

    Here's our latest team news ahead of Saturday’s match at Liverpool:

    Granit Xhaka
    Back in full training.

    Mesut Ozil
    Back in full training.

    Rob Holding
    Left knee. Continuing with on-field rehabilitation and now participating in full training with the first team.

    Emile Smith Rowe
    Groin. Aiming to participate in full training by the end of August.

    Hector Bellerin
    Left knee. Continuing with on-field rehabilitation. Aiming to participate in full training in October.

    Kieran Tierney
    Groin. Continues to receive treatment and further assessments. Aiming to participate in full training in October.

    Dinos Mavropanos
    Groin. Continues to receive treatment and further assessments. Aiming to participate in full training in October.

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

      Great stuff.
      Cheers!

    2. mookie
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Thanks

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

      What's going on with Kolasniac?

      1. PAL
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        He was on the bench against Burnley and came on the pitch around 70th minute.

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

          Ah i see, he is much better than Monreal.

  7. Athletic Nasherbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Which 2 would you play this week?

    A) Mina
    B) Soyuncu
    C) Dunk
    D) Lundstram

    Thanks

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

      AB

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 days ago

      A and C

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

      Possible A and C.

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

      AC

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

      A and C

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

      Definitely A.

      Then it's Dunk vs Soyuncu. I guess Dunk is better because he's at home but my gut prefers Soy and fancy Southampton to score vs BHA.

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

    4-3-3 is back. feels good man

    Pope 4
    Digne AwB Otamendi (Lund, Kelly)
    Sterling KdB Martial Mount (Donkey)
    Kane Bobby Pukki

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Nice 343

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

      You mean 3-4-3
      Nice team

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

        yeah lol

  9. Farke Sake!
    2 months, 21 days ago

    A & B

    1. Farke Sake!
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Meant for post above haha

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

    As a terrified non owner, i welcome nothing more than a Kane 2 pointer.

    1. Athletic Nasherbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      I’ll take one goal from Kane where he gets booked and gets 1 bonus.

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

        very specific

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

      I would be shocked if that happens.

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

        Cardiff flashbacks. I loved that week. I captained Hazard for 28 points and saw loads of people take a hit to bring Kane in only to see him totally whiff.

    3. Hakim Ziyech
      2 months, 21 days ago

      I wish your captain the same

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

      Very wishful thinking.

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Lol

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

      It happened against Cardiff and Palace last season, here's hoping.

    6. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      You'll need plenty of that soapy white powder by the time that final whistle blows with Kane unfortunate to leave with just a hattrick!

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

      Son?

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Let's see if Kane can better Pukki's points haul vs Newcastle?

  11. RustyBz
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    All set here? Questioning the bench.

    Ryan;

    Digne, VVD, Lund, AWB;

    Salah, Martial, Sterling (VC), Trossard;

    Kane(C), King;

    Button, Dedonker, Cathcart, Greenwood 0.0 ITB 0 FT

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

      Looks good, would possibly start Dendoncker over King, but that one could go either way.

      1. Gunner Boy
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        This
        Am starting Dendoncker over King

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

          Me too

  12. Tabasco
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Anyone think Greenwood will come on for more than 15 minutes against Palace?

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

      16 minutes

    2. The 5% Team
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 days ago

      less than 10 once again

    3. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      I wouldn't hope for anything more than 30 minutes and that's only if someone from forwards plays badly...

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

      Yes, because they will lead by 2 goals around 60'

  13. Benny01_
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Zinchenko vs Mina vs KWP (+.5)?

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

      all good options

    2. HIT ME!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Not nailed vs nailed vs not nailed.
      I like the non nailed players better tbh but I guess it depends what the rest of your defence looks like

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

        Mina is nailed

        1. HIT ME!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          That was my point

  14. Aubaaaaa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Play Dendocker or C.Wilson?

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

      Wilson

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

    Who else is hoping for a Dendonkey attack return this weekend?

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

      me

  16. mookie
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Is Foyth a CB or a RB?

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

      Well he is currently injured

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

      Injured anyway.

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

      His natural position is centre back, but Poch has played him at right back a few times.

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

        Cheers

  17. Tsssst
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    0.1m off this... where can i get it from?

    Heaton
    Digne VVD Walker
    Mane Sterling Ceballos Martial Mount
    Pukki Kane

    Button Greenwood Lundstram Kelly

    1. HIT ME!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Walker -> Zinchenko

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

      Walker > Zinch

      or

      Pukki > Barnes

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

      Nice team.

      Walker to Emerson/AWB?

      Quite a bench to be running with given Ozil is back in full training and Chelsea flux

      1. Tsssst
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        ha, how do you mean? the bench needs to be average to poor to enable 😉

        cant see ceballos losing his place to ozil but mount is relatively a gamble

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

        Ozil will be used in Europa imo plus Emery doesn't like him one bit.

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

          Possibly but suspect there’ll just be lots of flux

  18. evilfish
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Correct order?

    Play: Lundstram
    Bench 1: King
    Bench 2: Dendoncker

  19. Sj3451
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 21 days ago

    WC is active, let me know what you think. Been changing it twice a day all week. Have got doubts over double Leicester defence and starting Luiz but wanted to get the big hitters in! Have got 0.4 ITB

    Schmeichel
    Dunk, Soyuncu, Walker
    Martial, Mane, Sterling, KDB, Douglas Luiz
    Pukki, Kane

    Button, Lundstram, Kelly, Greenwood

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

      Schmeichel ~> Pope. Pope (subsequently the Burnley GK) has a great track record of clean sheets, bonus, and save points.

      Upgrade Soyuncu if you want, but he is good value for $4.5m.

      I don't know too much about AVL or D. Luiz. I would opt for Cantwell.

      1. Sj3451
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Thank you pal

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

      Same advice I give to all WC'ers.

      Kelly > Hanley. Kelly is going to lose his place and drop in value.

      Digne over Walker (Cancelo is waiting to bounce)

      Douglas Luiz is an interesting option but would do the Schmeichel > Pope and free the funds to go up to Ceballos.

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        2 months, 21 days ago

        thanks camela. Kelly-> Hanley will be the next for me

  20. yakirh
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    G2G?

    Heaton
    VVD AWB Digne Montoya
    Salah Sterling (c) Martial Mount Perez
    Kane

    4.0 Cathcart 4.5 4.5

  21. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Mark my wordd. Next big bandwagon will be Haller.

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

      Kean*

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

      I think he could be a good punt for those ignoring Pukki, which might be me.

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

      Son/ Sigurdsson : -D

    4. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Hope so.

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

      Is he back? I am still holding him

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

      Will be watching Kean closely too. 6.9m is the same price as Pukki basically.

  22. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 21 days ago

    A) Rash, KDB
    B) Kane, Martial

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

      B for sure

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

    On WC. Who for first sub?

    A. Soyuncu
    B. Dunk

    Such a hard choice, Dunk less CS potential but will score the odd one in an attacking side

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

      I'd say B. Are you playing Lundstram over both though or you just ignored him?

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

        Lundstram is the second sub

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

          Oh thought you are asking who to be first on bench among those 2!
          Tough choice, I have the same 3 options but was even considering Soy & Dunk to KWP & Kelly to make the decision easier, but not sure how nailed KWP is long-term!

  24. Internal Error
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Hoping for a repeat of this

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/45689297

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

      I think it will be a low scoring game. Newcastle are bound to have done something on the training ground this week. They will sit deep all game. Spurs been poor in attack so far.

      1. Internal Error
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        That's all im asking for

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

        Disagree. Bruce is clueless and an early goal likely to start an avalanche.

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

          This. People thinking Bruce is as good as Rafa and thinking spurs are still trying to get used to Wembley. Whitewash imminent.

      3. GreenWindmill
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        You're thinking of Benitez's Newcastle where there was a structure and a well executed plan. This is Bruce's Newcastle where the players don't seem to have met each other before.

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

      You have Dier? Awful pick in my opinion

      1. Internal Error
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        I know. I think putting TC on him might be too much

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

      I know he was injured for spells last season, but his home record in the league really wasn't anything to shout about. Only against Southampton did he pick up more than one attacking return.

      1. Internal Error
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        That's reassuring

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

          I think it was 6 goals and 2 assists in 11 home games.

      2. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        But home wasnt really home back then.

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

          That's a fair point.

  25. Knallie
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

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

    A) keep Coleman
    B) TAA -> VVD to fund Digne
    C) AWB -> KWP/Soyuncu to fund Digne
    D) Salah -> Mane to fund Digne

    C with Soyuncu or D would give me 0.5 extra with which to upgrade King to Barnes

  26. fusen
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    They've included the snapshot of bank value and transfers made for other users

    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/3260747/event/2

    So it looks like we aren't getting live (instant) values for other players, so no snooping midweek.

    1. fusen
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Which is funny as this info has been available via the API the whole time, but they didn't show it on the main user page, and the email to the person asking for the feature wasn't lied to

  27. HIT ME!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    When will the HOF be updated?

  28. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Anything worth a hit here? 0m itb

    Heaton -- Pope
    VVD TAA Digne Zincheko -- Rico
    Sterling KDB Martial Perez -- Dendocker
    King Kane (c) -- Wickham

    A: Gtg and hope that TAA / Digne / Perez play
    B: Perez >> Lanzini / Mount (-4)
    C: something else? Ideally want Rashford and Pukki in there somehow

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

      I'd swap King and Dendonker

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

      Play Pope. Villa are useless defensively. I don't know why people thought the fixtures could overcome Villa's weak defense. They had the worst defense of all the promoted sides.

  29. Farke Sake!
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Any feedback on this team would be much appreciated!! Would you change formation for this weekend?

    Pope
    V Dijk, Zinchenko, Digne, Wan Bissaka
    Salah, Sterling (C), De Brunye (VC), Martial, Cantwell
    Pukki

    (Heaton, King, Rico, Greenwood)

  30. OptimusBlack
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Pick One to get . with 8.5 or less
    A- Lanzini
    B- Mount
    C- Mahrez
    D- Siggy
    E- other one... but don't like Martial
    F- Son

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

      Son is £9.5m

    2. mookie
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      That rules out Son. I don't like Martial either but I do have him.
      A or B

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

        Thank You

    3. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      B or E (Trossard, Ceballos, McGinn,...)

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

        I have Trossard