Members

Why has Everton’s attack been so underwhelming so far this season?

Everton’s popular attacking assets have underwhelmed Fantasy Premier League managers so far this season.

After two matches, they have scored just once, only Crystal Palace finding the net fewer times than the Toffees at this stage.

Perhaps we should not be too surprised to see Marco Silva’s men struggle in front of goal at this stage.

During their pre-season campaign, they scored just three goals in seven matches, with Richarlison (£8.0m) the only key figure missing for most of it.

One was registered against Kenyan side Kariobangi Sharks, while Monaco and Mainz were the only other teams to concede against Everton.

The Toffees drew blanks in four of their summer friendlies, against FC Sion, Wigan Athletic, Sevilla and Werder Bremen.

Of those who found the back of the net, Joe Williams and Lewis Gibson are not first-team regulars, the former now a permanent Wigan player, while Seamus Coleman (£5.5m) is the only summer goal-scorer to have played in either Premier League match so far this season.

Accordingly, ahead of a Gameweek 3 trip to Aston Villa, Fantasy managers might be looking to move on their Everton attackers.

We have assessed the underlying statistics from their first two matches of the campaign to find out if the Toffees have simply been unlucky not to score more often, or if there are some tangible reasons for concern.

As this article uses data from the Fantasy Football Scout Members Area only those who have signed up for the 2019/20 season can access it in full.

Team Data Analysis

Become a Member and access our data

Memberships for the 2019/20 campaign are now available for the price of £17.50.

Join now to get the following:

  • Plot your transfer strategies using the fully interactive Season Ticker.
  • Get projections for every Premier League player provided by the Rate My Team statistical model.
  • Use Rate My Team throughout the season to guide your selections and transfers.
  • Get access to over 150+ exclusive members articles over the season.
  • Analyse our OPTA-powered statistic tables specifically tailored for Fantasy Football Managers.
  • Use our exclusive tool to build custom stats tables from over 100 OPTA player and team stats.
  • Enjoy our brand NEW Flat-Track Bully feature which introduces an opposition filter to your tables.
  • View heatmaps and expected goals data for every player.
  • Use our powerful comparison tool to analyse players head-to-head.

ALREADY A USER? CLICK HERE TO UPGRADE YOUR FREE ACCOUNT

NEW TO SCOUT? CLICK HERE TO START A MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT

Lessons learned from Gameweek 2

4,129 Comments Post a Comment
  1. zotter
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Gtg??

    Anything worth a hit. 0.2 itb

    Heaton
    Vvd. Robbo. Zinch
    Martial. Salah. Sterling c. McGinn
    Puki. Jota. Wilson

    Button. Donk. Zouma. Rico

    1. The Man Pastore
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Nothing worth a hit

  2. ddfc
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Hows this looking?

    Pope
    Robertson VVD Digne KWP
    Salah Sterling KDB Mount
    Pukki Jota

    Button Montoya Dendoncker Greenwood

    0 FT, 0.3 ITB

    Thanks

    1. zotter
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      All good. Who cap ?

      1. ddfc
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Raheem atm, you?

  3. SAY MY NAME
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    bottomed:

    a) Maguire + mina?
    b) Laporte + dunk?

    a seems better, but would love to squeeze in laporte! any thoughts please gents?

    1. BATISTUTA ®
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      A I would say ... zinch and mina if you can thou

  4. The Man Pastore
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Already on -4 this week... Am I good to go?

    Pope
    VVD Digne Dunk
    Mane Sterling(c) KDB Ceballos Mcginn
    Auba Jota

    Button Guilbert Rico Greenwood

    Cheers !

    1. SAY MY NAME
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      gtg, mane vc I assume, pool do like to score against arsenal

      1. The Man Pastore
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        VC is currently on KDB at the moment

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      If you don't want Kane, sure.
      Bench needs work.

      1. The Man Pastore
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        I plan to fix my bench next week. I wanted Kane but not sure it's worth a hit, even if I captain him.. What do you think?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Only worth it if he outscores Auba and your vc.

  5. Balance
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Need some help! Grateful for any advice:

    Pope
    Robertson | Zinchenko | Maguire
    Salah | Sterling | Siggy | Fraser | Maddison
    Deeney* | Ings

    Heaton Montoya Lascelles Wickham

    2 FTs 0 ITB

    1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      very week striker i see

      1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        *weak

    2. Zlatanzo
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Fraser downgrade, Deeney to Pukki/Barnes

      1. The Man Pastore
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        This. Downgrade to Cantwell I guess

        1. Balance
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Thanks! Considered this but fixtures dont look great!

      2. Balance
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Thanks, any suggestions for Fraser downgrade? Can't think of a good option. Lanzini?

        1. Zlatanzo
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Yeah he's the best pick above 6.0 imo, otherwise Mount or Mcginn are also good for cheaper.

          1. Balance
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            Thanks! Which do you think is best?

            A. Lanzini + Barnes
            B. Mount + Pukki
            C. Martial + McGoldrick

            1. Zlatanzo
              2 months, 24 days ago

              A. Fixtures for Burnley are great after gw5, Barnes can go wild. Lanzini is also more nailed than Mount.

    3. BATISTUTA ®
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Fraser->Cantwell or Ceballos, depending what the differance can buy you for Deeney

      1. Balance
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Thanks! Will consider.
        Sigh, tough start.

  6. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Looking at defensive stats for shots in box and XGC there’s really very little between Arsenal and Newcastle. You’d take Norwich as one of the most attacking sides in the division and that probably explains the small margin that Arsenal have in fewer shots conceded.

    Which do you think is the more potent attacking side at home? Spurs or Liverpool?

    1. Zlatanzo
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Newcastle are poor away from home though. If I had a spurs player I'd be captaining over Pool

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 24 days ago

        You think Arsenal are good away from home 😉

        In comparative terms I’d say they were poorer away than Newcastle last season. Newcastle were pretty equal home and away: Arsenal strictly a home team. No meaningful data really this season for home away form.

        1. Zlatanzo
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Arsenal a top 6 team, Newcastle look like a relegation bound team right now 😉

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Which table are you using for xGC?
      Looks a clear difference to me.

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 24 days ago

        0.8 doesn’t look that clear to me. Both are around the bottom middle group of teams. Neither clearly at either end of the scale when you look at the table as a whole.

        Could the difference perhaps be that Norwich at home are rather more incisive than Newcastle at home? Liverpool of course have a worse XGC than Newcastle - also faced Norwich perhaps?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          No Spanish waiter this season.

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 24 days ago

            True

            But simply looking at data this season so far - which most seem to be going on - Arsenal look little better than Newcastle. I’m thinking that the Liverpool attack is more coherent than Spurs where no one knows who’ll play.

  7. BATISTUTA ®
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    On boooOOOAAaard the PUKKIIII train everyone !! Double incoming !!! 😀

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      It was a party train last week but it's just a boring freight train now although its still a runnin! 😉

  8. Laserface
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Would you do Murray(SOT) to Pukki(CHE) for a hit ?

    1. Zlatanzo
      2 months, 24 days ago

      If it doesn't create funds then no

      1. Zlatanzo
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Sorry misread that, I would hold off one more week.

  9. AK_FC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Start one: Lundstram or Montoya?

    1. Laserface
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Monty boy

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Lund

    3. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Lund, form over fixs

    4. NED KELLY
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Lunny

  10. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Still can't decide.

    A) Heaton at home against a misfiring Everton

    B) Pope away at a travel-weary Wolves

    Thank you

    1. Zlatanzo
      2 months, 24 days ago

      That's tough. Probably Heaton

      1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Thank you. That's the way I'm leaning. CS odds 1% different.

    2. AicilaXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Heaton for me too.

    3. Jeanz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      has to be the home team in these situations

    4. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Tough

      I’d just go Pope despite Everton looking very poor in attack. Suspect you’re looking at probable save points and there Pope has the advantage with Burnley defence

    5. T-BOX ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Has to be Pope. Look at Villa’s xGc.. they will get thumped if Kean starts for the Toffees

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        A xGc mainly due to Spurs.

      2. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Everton best xG is 1.17 vs Watford and Villa worst 1.64 vs Bournemouth

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Not worst and xGc I meant best xGc

        2. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Palace*

          More about xGA

          1. Kiwivillan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            I'm making so many mistakes today

      3. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Are you still pretending Villa xGc is 4.1 average?

    6. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Villa looked pretty shite at the back vs Cherries. Start Pope

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Did you watch the game?

        1. La Roja
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Would have been surprising not to get that reply from you.

          I think you need remove your Villa glasses off mate. Your defence can’t handle pressure so far.

          1. Kiwivillan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            But did you actually watch the game. Both goals individual sloppy errors from Heaton( very uncharacteristic) and Luiz debut doing stepover fake in front of his own box

            1. La Roja
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              Yes I did watch the entire game and stop being on constant denial. Villa is not looking good so far. But early days, gotta get couple of wins next few gw’s

              1. Kiwivillan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Yeah wins are needed but no need to panic. Spurs away was always considered a write off anything else a bonus

      2. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        4 shots on target include 45 sec penalty from Heaton brain explosion penalty and 2nd goal Luiz mistake and wicked deflection takes it past Heaton

        1. La Roja
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Are you saying Villa is actually playing so well so far? You had one decent 45 min vs Spurs. Unfortunately team isn’t looking good at the moment and couple of more losses, Fulham version 2 alarm bells

          1. Kiwivillan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            5th most shots and shots on target in the league

            1. La Roja
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              Yet you’ve got zero pts. The point I’m trying to make is, you need couple of wins to be sustainable. Otherwise panic will kick in soon

              1. Kiwivillan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Yes need something in next 3 for sure but playing the game right way

  11. The Red Devil
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Sold robbo & kept TAA, worried TAA might be benched

    1. Zlatanzo
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Gotta have faith now. Do you have a decent bench?

      1. The Red Devil
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        The great Martin Kelly & Dendonck

    2. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Nah. He's their best deliverer of the dead ball against a team that can't defend headers. I'd think that offsets any defensive weakness.

      1. Zlatanzo
        2 months, 24 days ago

        In big games he will likely be benched though. Need defensive stability and he offers none.

        1. The Red Devil
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Yes think I'll await stones news

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 24 days ago

      One match only though if he is and it’s a dubious cs call for Robbo in any event so it could just be attacking returns you miss.

    4. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      I sold TAA yesterday and kept Vvd for this reason. I reckon he’ll be benched vs Arsenal

  12. Jeanz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Those Arsenal fixtures from GW5 are super juicy.

    Looks like the international break wildcards will be loaded up on Man City, Burnley, Arsenal and Chelsea.

    1. Jeanz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Monreal's underlying stats look great. Will be good to see how the Chelsea defence and attack beds down between now and then.

    2. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      To get or not to get Barnes...that is the question

      1. Red Card Rockets
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Barnes has been good to me, but always late season, so this seems different. But might be his season. I'm still hesitant.

        1. Yankee Toffee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Same

      2. Jeanz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Definitely getting him in GW5 on my WC. I'll run with something like this:

        Pope
        Laporte VVD Maitland-Miles Azpilicueta
        Sterling Salah Mount
        Barnes, Auba, Pukki

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Seem reasonable only imo

      I’m seeing a few of teams there that are likely to be defensively solid and unlikely to go for more many.

      SU and Palace (who should have first choice defence by then) are two examples of fixtures that could be frustratingly tight at the back despite looking great on paper

      Wolves and United so far look very decent defensively.

  13. Red Card Rockets
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Play Ceballos or Dendonker?

    1. Jeanz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Has to be Ceballos imo

  14. RIDZ
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Salah+Auba to Kane+Sterling for free (already have KDB to maximize city)

    yay or nay?

    1. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Just Kane

      1. Keep Calm and Play On
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Agreed

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      You'd have the 2 popular captain choices at least.

      1. RIDZ
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        hmm that makes sense, thanks tm

  15. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Play cantwell or lund?

    1. Zlatanzo
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Lundy

    2. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      L

  16. Keep Calm and Play On
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Any changes on a WC lads or GTG?

    Ryan-Button
    TAA-VVD-Digne-Pieters-Lundy-Kelly
    Sterling-Mane-KDB-Martial-Cantwell
    Vardy-Pukki-Greenwood

    .3 ITB and thinking possibly
    Vardy>Rashford
    Which would upgrade Kelly to 4.5def
    Best rotating pairs?

    Thanks all

    1. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Also thinking VVD to Laporte to spread the risk a bit

      1. The Man Pastore
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        I'd prefer to lose TTA for Laporte and use the 0.5m elswhere

        1. Keep Calm and Play On
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Cheers, any suggestions as to where?

          1. The Man Pastore
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            You are short to do Pieters -> AWB right?

            1. Keep Calm and Play On
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              Yes unfortunate, I would have loved that

    2. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Like that Rash and upgrade

    3. amitmishr
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Since you have six defenders, you can throw one out and can upgrade your mid/striker.

      Amazing team value so early in the game, if you have got it right

      1. Keep Calm and Play On
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Haha yeah sorry Digne is out

  17. Yankee Toffee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    RMT 352 WC
    3 way 4.0def rotation, but what else do you see? Just need 1 to play every week

    4.0, Pope
    AWB, Coleman Lundstram, Hanley, Kelly
    Mane, Sterling, KDB, Martial, Ceballos Kane, Pukki, 4.5

    1. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      4.0, Pope
      AWB, Coleman Lundstram, Hanley, Kelly
      Mane, Sterling, KDB, Martial, Ceballos
      Kane, Pukki, 4.5

    2. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      If Hanley and Kelly lose their spot your team may need some surgery but in the short term I think it’s going to score very well

      1. Yankee Toffee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        I know they are both at risk but can’t find .5 to upgrade.

        Points, that’s the point! 😉

        Cheers m8

    3. Zlatanzo
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Defence too risky for my liking. Even Coleman may lose his place down the line to Sidibe, then you're in trouble

      1. Yankee Toffee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Had KWP but he could lose his place. Need a nailed 5.5 -5.0 def

        1. Keep Calm and Play On
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Maybe Coleman to two 4.5s

          1. Yankee Toffee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            Cheers

            I think I will keep him. If he loses his spot there are lots of options to change to

        2. Zlatanzo
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Prefer Mina to Coleman

    4. RIDZ
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      You risk you def for 3 player above 11.5 and 1 player 9.5, no doubt you will have poor def. Maybe avoid Mane if you wanna keep Sterling+KDB+Kane and get him when fixtures swing (by replace one of them).

      But if you wanna stick with your mid+fwd, change your def to 5.5+5.0+4.5+4.0+4.0 just to strength your bench

      1. Yankee Toffee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Thanks m8!

        Was just sorting out a 4.5er

  18. licovski
    2 months, 24 days ago

    What do you guys think?

    Ryan
    Digne-Roberston-Lundstram-Zinchenko-Boly
    Mane-KDB-Sterling-Mount
    Kane

    DouglasLuiz - Wickham - Greenwood

    1. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Gtg

    2. stupendous
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Nice

    3. bigbudgie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Yup, that'll do. Captain? Kane I presume?

    4. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      GTG, like the Boly pick not the Mount one so much. GL

      1. licovski
        2 months, 24 days ago

        who should replace?

  19. RIDZ
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Ndombele or Mount? who plays more offensive?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Mount

  20. stupendous
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    All set I hope?

    Heaton
    Digne Laporte VVD Lundstram Montoya
    KDB Sterling(c) Salah
    Jota Pukki

    Pope Robinson Dendonker Ayew

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Looks good.

  21. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Heaton + Digne tonight so a 0-0 with a Heaton pen save and 5 Baps between them will be just fine 🙂

    1. The Man Pastore
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Sorry bro, but I want a Digne CS + assist/goal.

      1. amitmishr
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Have both with digne captain. So digne goal would be great to have

      2. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Ok, deal, Digne goal in one nil win with Heaton getting loads of save points and two pen save 🙂

  22. Kiwivillan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Emerson or Zinch??

    1. Pooodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Z

    2. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Zinchenko

  23. Pooodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Kane or De Bruyne?

    For the medium term, not just this week.

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      I have both but no Man U attack

    2. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      I’ve got both but I think KDB is priority with that form he is in

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Depends slightly if you want Sterling Kane captain rotation - it’s great.

      KdB may be better value but you’ll never captain him with Sterling in your side. Captain Kane is an extra player every other week.

      Also in Kane’s favour is that he purrs you in easy reach of Auba or Vardy Laca Kun if need be. (Got 250 points from one premium forward spot last season just using 2 forced transfers - they can be value)

    4. bigbudgie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      De Bruyne for the whole season. Best player in the league, getting forward loads, creating chances left right and center

    5. Helia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Kane for this week, but if want kdb long term for sure

    6. Zlatanzo
      2 months, 24 days ago

      KDB for better team balance for me.

    7. RIDZ
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Kane if you don't have someone to captain

  24. Yankee Toffee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Who rotated with SHU?

  25. smithmarv
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Morning All RMT please wildcard active.

    Ryan
    KWP, Shaw, Zinchenko
    KDB, Sterling, Mount, Mane, Cellabos
    Kane, Pukki

    Bench: Pope, Lundstram, Hanley, Greenwood

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Prefer a set and forget GK myself and think AWB & Maguire are slightly better picks than Shaw. Too early for Mount and Cellabos imo but could work out. Bench a little on the light side. GL

  26. Hakim Ziyech
    2 months, 24 days ago

    I can't wait for tge game to be updated after deadline so I can do my next transfer

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Might be an idea to wait.

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Lol...

      2. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        What are your transfer moves this GW TM out of curiosity?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Pretty obvious looking at my team 😛

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            not to me it isn't but maybe I'm just stupid 😉

          2. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            Aha, on closer inspection of your team I think the WC was likely justified

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              GL with her!

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Sold the droppers.

                1. jia you jia you
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 24 days ago

                  I had to take the Fraser & Perez drops on the chin but TV is still 100.6 so not the end of the world!

  27. Helia
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Just made a $100 bet with a Liverpool fan who believes Firmino will score 20+ this season.

    The bet is if he scores 18 or more he wins, anything under I win.

    Fairly safe bet you’d say hey?

    1. Zlatanzo
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Congrats, easy money from a deluded Liverpool fan!

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Yeah, 12-16 I reckon

  28. Rolls-Royce
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Play one:

    A) Dunk
    B) Lundstram

    Other defences: VVD Digne *****

  29. MINUS FOUR
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    I've got no issue with an early'ish Wildcard, but the question I would have asked myself before playing it this week is how many hits over the next 2 gameweeks would it take to get something very close to my preferred WC team? I think many managers would find a hit this GW and another next GW and you would basically have the players you're using the most valuable chip in the game for. That's the part I don't understand.

    In GW5, with a bit more info to work with, a WC makes sense - it's early enough to get ahead of the pack but not so early that you regret it. I know every team is different, and sometimes you do just need to pull the trigger if there are loads of fires to put out, but I'm not sure that's the case for many.

    I'm doing a mini-WC this GW with 3 transfers (-4) and there's hardly a significant difference between my starting 11 and some of the WC teams I'm seeing posted. If you want KDB and Martial, just squeeze them in. Take a hit, it's not the end of the world surely.

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      The problem for some is Pukki, KDB, Kane, Martial, defenders etc etc.

      1. MINUS FOUR
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Still only 4-5 players, which if you saved a FT from last GW means you're a couple of hits away from your WC team in theory.

    2. bigbudgie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      it is what it is

      Some people play aggressively, some wildcards will come off and some will be wishing they had another wildcard in 2 weeks as their previous team outscores it.

      I can see a wildcard needed if your not happy with your spread of funds and it takes at least a -12 to change it about. Lots of people started with a premium defence and immediately want to shift to 3 premiums in midfield or Kane, for example.

      1. MINUS FOUR
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        -12 is about where it becomes a strong consideration, I agree. But at -8 I would not pull the trigger on a WC this early. Most teams I see around here could become very, very strong (read template) with a clever -8.

    3. Zlatanzo
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Agreed, some people have blown transfers in GW1 and were left with a horrible structure and no FTs after gw2... leaves them no choice really. Using WC this early on is something I'd never do, its simply too early, not enough data.

      1. MINUS FOUR
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        I wouldn't be at all surprised if a high percentage of decent non WC teams beat the WC template this GW.

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Trying not to be biased haha, but I actually prefer my non-hit team to most wildcard teams for this GW:
          Heaton
          Robertson / Digne / AWB
          Sterling / Martial / Fraser / Ayoze
          Kane / Firmino / Pukki
          (McG, Dendoncker, Hanley, Rico)

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            How are you fixed yourself?

    4. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      I've done WC what are your moves this week out of curiosity?

    5. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Agree with you mate but perhaps it's easy for me to agree when I had Sterling, Martial, Pukki, AWB, Digne etc in place!
      If I was missing four of those in GW2 would I have wildcarded...possibly!

    6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      A lot of WC’s are anticipating a couple of (arguably controversial) things:

      1. A lack of captaincy for Salah - looking at his fixtures out to GW13, aside from GW5 & GW8, there aren’t really any obvious captaincies (Sterling & Kane have good fixs those weeks also). Always a dangerous player to sell - but there’s method in the madness.

      2. Liverpool to continue conceding the odd goal or two while Allison is out - leaves their defs very reliant on attacking returns in the short term... even though statistically TAA & Robbo have been excellent - so again - a risky, but potentially rewardy move

      3. Son to shine - he’s their best pacy forward by some distance & should start v Newcastle & Arsenal

      4. The “form” players (and form teams) to continue - Pukki, Martial, KDB, Kane, Sterling - all looking good value, nailed, with excellent fixtures also in the case of the latter four

      5. The bargains - from a squad shaping perspective we now have more certainty on a larger pool of reliable fodder to select from - so whilst addressing starting XI’s above, benches can also be very cheaply padded out now with Uber cheap players still relatively assured of minutes... incidentally those guys are already starting to creep up in 0.1’s... Also when a 4.0 OOP defender starts scoring and keeping CS’s, it’s time to get him in your squad, regardless of his indirect statistics 🙂

      Put all that together and for many it’s resulting in 5, 6, 7+ transfers - IB’s can also be a good time to use the WC - in the same way that there’s more information after IB1, there’ll be even more after IB2, and even more again the following week, and so on and so on - there’ll always be more information in the future, but for many the timing is also “right” now.

  30. b91jh
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Anyone is starting Lundstram over King?

    1. Zlatanzo
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Nope VAR may work in King's favour.

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        VAR as likely to rule out a penalty as award it. Why do people keep implying VAR equals more penalties?

        1. Zlatanzo
          2 months, 24 days ago

          yes same penalties overall, what about comparing top and bottom sides?