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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.

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4,129 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Vigorish
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    My fellow gaffers, appreciate your insight on these 2 combos, which one would u choose?
    My team consists of heavy hitters in MID + Kane up top, left 0.3mil ITB. Currently on WC.

    a) Soyuncu (or any 4.5m DEF) + Trossard + Barnes
    b) Mina + Cantwell or Douglas Luiz + Pukki

    1. bigbudgie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      A

      1. Vigorish
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Thx Biggie..is B too kneejerk?

        1. bigbudgie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Just don't like any of those in B
          Soyuncu could prove good value for 4.5
          Trossard looks like a player and Brighton vastly improved
          Barnes probably the weakest link there

          1. Vigorish
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 28 days ago

            Had the same thought really...

    2. AicilaXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 28 days ago

      A

      1. Vigorish
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Thx buddy. I feel I needed some differentials in Trossard - seen him played, took some few good shots. Having said that, Cantwell's ownership is just 3.7% more than Trossard.

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 28 days ago

      B

      How many heavy hitters in midfield?

      1. Vigorish
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        With Mane, Sterling, KDB and Marshall Mathers..still B?

    4. juho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      I have a similar WC team
      Went for Trossard as 4th mid and Pukki

      1. Vigorish
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Interesting but I'm not ready to lose any of my heavy hitters in midfield. Can't have it all I supposed.
        Good luck with your WC.

  2. Helia
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 28 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? Any reason I’m missing that makes Firmino score more goals this season?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Given the past, yeah.

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Wow easy $100 for you assuming PL goals only

      1. Helia
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Haha yeah, I almost feel bad

    3. AicilaXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Congrats on the $100.

      1. Helia
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Haha thanks!

    4. The Man Pastore
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      You should be safe

    5. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Interested in Benteke to score no less than 5 goals this season? I say he score 5 or more. $ 350??

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        You'd need to get membership 1st or you would just disappear when he doesn't.

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Hahaha

      2. Helia
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Hahaha If I knew you I would take that in a heartbeat.

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Loool

    6. bigbudgie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      20 is a lot of premier league goals

      22 last season was the golden boot for Mane/Auba/Salah

      Very safe bet imo

      1. Helia
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Huge amount. Its an amount that if he scored that much I’d assume liverpool won the league

    7. Vigorish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Yea, would think so. 18 is alot goals in EPL IMO.

    8. Lecky Legs FC
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      As a die hard Kopite I think your safe too but he's absolutely key player in our system and plays Arsenal who he loves scoring against I'm heading that game and will consider throwing the armband on him.

    9. Batchain
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      I'm interested in the Benteke bet. You think he's going to 'explode' and get 6 or 7? Can't see it. 3 max.

  3. michudagawd
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Good to go?

    -4

    Pope
    KWP VVD Soyuncu
    Salah Perez Martial Trossard Sterling
    Pukki Kane (c)

    Button - Cathcart Greenwood Rico

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      G2G. Confident on Kane over Sterling captain?

      1. michudagawd
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        I think it'll be close. I got Kane in this gameweek though with the intention of captaining him against the Magpies because I'm targeting players against Newcastle.

  4. Snipez21
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Is this worth it lads for a -4?
    And If so which def?

    Walker + Moura + Wilson
    To
    5.0 + De Bruyne + Pukki

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Might be a bit late, price rises have taken their toll.

      1. Snipez21
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 28 days ago

        I can still make the change but which def up to 5.0 is best value? I have zinchenko so still have city courage at the back.

        1. michudagawd
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Have you wildcarded yet? Maybe KWP at home to Newcastle.

          1. Snipez21
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 28 days ago

            No still have WC. I like that I never have considered him 2bf, I know rotation is a risk but I got WC to fall back on. Thanks for the reply.

    2. Batchain
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Who IS KWP?

      1. F0oTBall GuRu
        4 months, 28 days ago

        the legendary
        Kevin Wright Phillips....

        1. F0oTBall GuRu
          4 months, 28 days ago

          kidding Tot defender Walker Peiters

  5. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Bottomed, Which one would you play here?

    A) Dunk (SOU)
    B) Lundstram (LEI)

    Other defenders: VVD Digne

    1. The Man Pastore
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      A

    2. AicilaXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 28 days ago

      A for me.

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 28 days ago

      A

    4. Snipez21
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 28 days ago

      A

    5. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Cheers lads.

  6. Amey
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Do we think having Digne instead of Robbo is a good bet ??
    Have Defense of

    Robbo Taa Montoya Lundstram Rico

    Will do it next gw anyway as my FT this gw are used. But the 1m ££ can be used to upgrade Midfield/attack too.

    Thank you for your thoughts

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Given your defence, TAA would be better 🙂

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 28 days ago

        So you'd keep Robbo.
        Cheers TM. Taa can get massive hauls though. Pathetic defensively so can be dropped too 😀
        Agreed

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Digne is pretty valuable atm.

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 28 days ago

            😮
            Thank you

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Upgrade Midfielder can be KDB/son for Vardy & Midfielder swap*

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 28 days ago

        That’s a minus 8 incoming 🙂

        If you wait 2 weeks to make that swap with a minus 4 KdB will be out of reach

        But yes I think Digne might be worth it. Not wholly convinced mind facing Palace (where cs was only down to Pickford) and Watford are a barometer of current cs strength.

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Ha ha
          I have 0.3 itb atm
          Can save FT this upcoming gw & do :
          Vardy Trossard Taa
          To
          Barnes KDB/Son Digne in gw 5

          Taa/Robbo to Digne can be done next gw too.
          What do you think ??

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 28 days ago

            GW5 is worth planning for - look at those fixtures. Heavy hitter heaven

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 28 days ago

              Exactly
              Hopefully can save a FT in gw 4 now.
              Cheers Pingi

          2. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 28 days ago

            Didn’t see question sorry

            Yes I’d go next week probs. Double Liverpool defence away to Burnley seems excessive right now and this Jota owner knows for a fact that Wolves aren’t exactly banging then in - except in EL of course

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 28 days ago

              Ha ha
              I need to WC 😀
              There is a IB after gw 4 right ??

    3. Squeakybum99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 28 days ago

      I downgraded Robbo early on Monday to fit Kdb and Martial. Have digne. And vvd as pool cover. Everton’s fixtures are good. Ideally i would have liked to keep Robbo but looking at the current state of things, it had to be done.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Yeah
        Thankfully this gw has Digne some doubts so i can wait.
        Agreed with you though mate
        Cheers

    4. bigbudgie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Can't have em all
      I had to lose Robbo to get KDB

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Hello BB
        Hope you are having a good start.
        I'm thinking about doing same. Taa looks more possible to get hauls instead of Robbo though isn't he ?? 😀
        Can get dropped too though.

        1. bigbudgie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Decent enough start, sitting at 355K. I only have VVD now for LIV defence along with Laporte Digne Maguire

          TAA always has the possibility of hauling, yes, but I'm hanging onto the thought that they are not quite going to repeat the monster year they had last year in terms of defensive solidity. Attacking returns are nice, but preferably they are on top of near guaranteed clean sheets.

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 28 days ago

            That is a solid Defense !!
            I'd gave to WC to get anywhere near that tbh 😀
            Maybe this is why I'm having a pathetic start. Will wait for another gw & then decide now.
            Everton City Pool United looks awesome 4 man Defense !!

            1. bigbudgie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 28 days ago

              We'll see. My moves were Robbo/Siggy/Wilson to Laporte/KDB/Jota -4. Very happy to get a city defender in

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 28 days ago

                Nice
                Wouldn't have gotten Jota personally
                He's frustrating to own from start of the season for me

  7. Rajveer
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Gtg? Stuck between Kane and Sterling for the band..Any suggestions?

    Ryan
    Vvd Zinchenko Robbo Dunk
    Sterling (c) Mcginn Pedro Salah
    Kane(vc) Pukki

    Button Dendoncker Greenwood Kelly

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Raz for safety & Kane for differential i guess

      1. Rajveer
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Currently On Raz but very much inclined towards Kane..Have a feeling he will score big

    2. Jeanz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Similar situation. I think if you own Kane you need to put it on him. Best striker at home against possibly the worse defence.

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Surely that's Pukki?

        1. Jeanz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Chelsea will tighten up 🙂

        2. Rajveer
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Yeah?

        3. Rajveer
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          U suggesting Pukki for the band?

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 28 days ago

            no

            Best striker at home is Pukki though.

      2. pablitosway12
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Same sort of predicament for me also , but I haven’t got sterling.
        I think sterling should be a safe bet.
        Close second = Kane

      3. Rajveer
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Yes..Newcastle looks horrible..Kane(c) is very much tempting

      4. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Fascinated by this worst defence schtick. Liverpool have a worse XGC this season

    3. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Yeah, I have been juggling between Kane and Sterling all week.

      1. Rajveer
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Sterling will give sureshot points..But Kane could score really big

        1. Zico Senna
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          I have my doubts

  8. pablitosway12
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Afternoon Lads / Ladies from down under

  9. Keep Calm and Play On
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Last choice on the WC

    A) TAA-VVD-Pieters-Soyuncu-Lund
    B) Laporte-VVD-AWB-Lund-Kelly

    VVD could also be Laporte in A)
    Better rotation of 4.5 in B)?

    1. Jeanz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      B.

      Don't get the Soyuncu love-in

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Me neither but Kelly is potentially a trap as well

      2. Keep Calm and Play On
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Me either TBH he just seemed to rotate well with Pieters and Cantwell

    2. sunzip14
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Kelly is at risk from Cahill, No?

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Or Sakho LCB Dann moves to RCB

    3. The Man Pastore
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      I prefer B

    4. AicilaXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 28 days ago

      B

    5. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Cheers all B) could also be Digne-VVD-AWB-Pieters-Lund

  10. Gentlemens club
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Anything worth a hit here? Also, play Cathcart, Lundie or Dendoncker?

    Heaton
    VVD TAA Digne Cathcart
    Martial Salah Sterling Mount
    King Vardy

    Pope/Lundie/Dendoncker/Wickham

    1. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Don’t like King but how much is ITB? I’d pick Dendonker only because he’s more advanced and Watford haven’t looked great

      1. Gentlemens club
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 28 days ago

        0,3

        1. Keep Calm and Play On
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          I know you missed the rise but surely King to Pukki would still be beneficial?

      2. Zlatanzo
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Den is playing Burnley this week

  11. Little Frank
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Finally have a WC team I haven't changed for the past hour, so I must be happy with it.

    Pope Button
    Digne AWB Dunk Soyuncu Lundstram
    Sterling KDB Martial Mount Cantwell
    Kane Firmino Pukki

    No Salah or Mane but I'll be captaining Sterling or Kane for the foreseeable future so hopefully it's a gamble that will pay off.

    Thoughts?

    1. Zlatanzo
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Solid. Assuming Dunk/Soyuncu rotate well?

      1. Little Frank
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Well let's just say I'll be watching the game behind a large sofa hoping that Bobby can do the business for me.

        1. Little Frank
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Oops, meant to reply to comment below. Yes they do rotate well in the short term at least.

    2. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Surely you'll need one of Salah/Mane when they face Newcastle in a couple of GWs.

      1. Baltic Revolution
        4 months, 28 days ago

        This

    3. sunzip14
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      V good

  12. Longiss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Thoughts on Cantwell?
    Wilson + Norwood -> Rashford + Cantwell for a hit?
    0,5 itb

    1. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Unlucky to miss the rise/fall, Wilson to Rash is a good move but not sure about it for a hit, depends how long term you’re planning

  13. Baltic Revolution
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Who would you bet on this gameweek?

    A. Perez (shu)
    B. Emerson (nor)

    Obviously not sold on Perez away to a solid Sheffield defence, but Emerson would have me playing a 5-4-1...?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      A if you think Norwich score.

    2. AicilaXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 28 days ago

      I'd play Perez.

      1. Baltic Revolution
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Cheers - here's hoping Leicester finally come good...

  14. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    https://edition.cnn.com/2019/08/20/football/mohamed-salah-liverpool-var-spt-intl/index.html

    "Mohamed Salah: Liverpool star warns opponents VAR will win him more penalties"

  15. @ocprodigy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    SCOUT PICKS CHALLENGE - GAMEWEEK 2 RESULTS

    Back with a bang.... welcome to the first results of the series for Scout Picks Challenge!

    As will probably be a theme this year (again), I am currently in Chicago hence the delay in preparing this but no need to worry, this year I'm modifying the spreadsheet in ways which should *hopefully* make it much easier to update. That'll take a lot less time up for me.

    (I'll also add I had to update the spreadsheet for new teams etc. which I forgot about at the start of the season!)

    Also, great to see a lot of faces - old and new. I hope you all enjoy, and I'll do my best to keep this going properly this year.

    ***** GAMEWEEK RESULTS *****

    1st - Pingissimus (77pts) [3pts]
    Top 4% - MB10 (76pts), Whiskerz (75pts) [2pts]
    Top 10% - Double Trele (70pts), No kane No Gain (69pts), Vobinho (67pts), Polar_Bear (66pts), Van Klinkert Delarosa, FC Jammer (65pts) [1pt]

    with Polska Gola and TheBoose missing out on 64pts!

    Now with a slight adjustment this year - where there are no differentials, to keep the game fair with the Scout's advantage, I'll be substituting the Differentials with their substitutes bench for awarding bonus points.

    In this instance however... they scored exactly 77pts! Therefore no bonus points.

    ***** THE STANDINGS *****

    As you can imagine after the first week of the challenge... your top three are:

    1st - Pingissimus (3pts)
    2nd - MB10, Whiskerz (2pts)

    Spreadsheet: https://www.dropbox.com/s/oyuz31n7ppeccuu/Scout%20Picks%20Challenge.xlsm?dl=0

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Yay - can we stop the season here

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Well done bro

    2. Double Treble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Wow.. 2nd try after two years, and i get top ten. Haha..

      So, what i get now? Flight ticket fRom Malaysia to UK and VIP hospitality for at least 3 days? 😮 😀

    3. POLSKA GOLA
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Yey, missed out on the top 10% but at least been name checked. I’ll take that as an encouragement for GW3 picks 🙂

      1. theBoose
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Amen to that! Real boost going into GW3! 🙂

  16. Joshtrini
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 28 days ago

    pope
    taa,digne,zinch,matip
    salah,kdb,siggy,perez
    auba and king
    bench: dendo,heaton,greenwood,kelly
    2FT & 0m ITB

    auba-->kane
    Salah-->sterling
    matip-->kwp (-4)
    Thoughts and Suggestions?

  17. 50pipsDaily
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Hello guys, which one to play?

    A) Pope or Heaton
    B) Dendoncker or Lundstram

    Pope
    Robbo Zinchenko Digne
    Sterling(vc) Salah Trossard Perez Dendoncker
    Kane(c) Jota

    Heaton Lundstram Greenwood Rico

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Pope
      Lund

      1. 50pipsDaily
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Cheers

    2. Lav
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Pope & Lund

  18. Zlatanzo
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Don't see many WC teams with Laporte... given the good run of fixtures and easy CSs why not?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      That Zinchenko guy.

      1. Zlatanzo
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Mendy back in training though, only a matter of time before Zinch loses his spot imo

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          or Mendy gets injured.

          1. Zlatanzo
            4 months, 28 days ago

            hahaha yeah that's more likely.

    2. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Debating getting him in myself

      1. Zlatanzo
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Thinking of ditching VVD for him when fixtures turn for Liverpool. No Liverpool defence may hurt though

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Adrian short term cover and reassess later?

    3. sunzip14
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Kane or Salah, KDB/Sterling more attractive from City and 1 pool def plus Digne taking a lot of Cash, I believe.

    4. mookie
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      They prefer cheap defenders to fit in Kane, Sterling and Mane/Salah.

      1. pablitosway12
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Peeps - Looks like my last post , didn’t save my question?
        Good afternoon from

  19. Scout Picks Challenge - GW3
    @ocprodigy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    SCOUT PICKS CHALLENGE - GAMEWEEK 3

    Friday night game?! We're not getting caught out on those this year!

    Ladies and gentlemen, let's begin SPC GW3.

    ****** WHAT IS IT? ******

    For those of you who haven't been around or aren't aware, every evening prior to the start of the gameweek FFS releases their picks of players for the gameweek, "Scout Picks", as well as 3 differentials before the first games to separate yourself from the crowd.

    This is your way to have a bit of fun and challenge those scout picks with a set of your own (read instructions below). This will always open the day before the gameweek starts around 8pm, and whilst you don't have to play weekly, the more you play the better chance you have of winning!

    ****** INSTRUCTIONS ******

    Everyone can have their own scout picks (there is no limit on team value) but with one simple rule,

    YOU CAN ONLY PICK ONE PLAYER FROM EACH TEAM
    (yes, two of your players at least will be on opposing teams).

    You can only have ONE submission, and your FIRST submission will be what is accepted. You also must respond DIRECTLY to this post (not to a reply on this post). FFS Scout Picks are automatically enrolled. Teams must comply with FPL formation rules and be submitted in an easy to read format, e.g.

    GK
    DEF DEF DEF
    MID MID MID MID
    FOR FOR FOR

    Deadline for this gameweek is Friday 22nd August 2019 at 19:00 BST.

    ****** SCORING ******

    Regardless of number of applicants, scoring will be done by the following:

    1st place: 3 points
    Top 4% of the population will rank "second" and score 2 points.
    Top 10% of the population will rank "third" and score 1 point.

    There is also a bonus point which everyone is eligible for. If you score higher than FFS' Scout Picks AND Differential Picks/Substitutes (i.e. 14 players), you will be awarded with a bonus point regardless of whether you were in the top 10% scoring positions or not.

    Welcome to the game, and good luck.

    ***** THE STANDINGS *****

    As you can imagine after the first week of the challenge... your top three are:

    1st - Pingissimus (3pts)
    2nd - MB10, Whiskerz (2pts)

    Spreadsheet: https://www.dropbox.com/s/oyuz31n7ppeccuu/Scout%20Picks%20Challenge.xlsm?dl=0

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Pope
      AWB Digne Boly
      KdB Mane Trossard Lanzini
      Auba Pukki Kane

    2. Coldplay
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Pope
      AMN Dunk Lundstram Digne
      Salah Sterling Cantwell
      Rashford Kane Wilson

    3. mojoindojo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Ryan
      Mina Pieters Doherty
      Salah KDB Mount Martial
      Kane Pukki Auba

    4. RIDZ
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Foster
      Digne Doherty Pereira
      Mount Sterling Trossard Lanzini
      Kane Rashford Barnes

    5. Nortjam89
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Patrício
      Mee Montoya yoshida
      Pedro son Mahrez Mané
      Vardy Rashford Lacazette

    6. vartshk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Henderson
      Digne Dunk Diop
      Martial Sterling Salah Mount
      Kane Laca Jimenez

    7. Bucky Barnes
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Pope
      Elmo, Digne, AWB
      Sterling, Salah, Trossard, Mount, Lanzini
      Pukki, Kane

    8. Skloppy Kops
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Fabianski
      Digne - Rose - Dunk
      Mané - Sterling - Martial - Gudmundsson
      Kane - Giroud - Vardy

    9. DRAWNTOMECCA
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Gunn
      Duffy Mina Doherty
      Maddison Sterling Martial Lanzini
      Firmino Pukki Kane

    10. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Patricio
      Awb Emerson Holebas
      Sterling Son Trossard Lanzini
      Pukki Firmino Auba

    11. Guru Mediation
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Pope
      Dunk Doherty O'Connell
      Salah Sterling Pedro Sigurdsson
      Kane Rashford Vardy

    12. Skill
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Henderson
      El Mohammady Digne Pereira
      Trossard Lanzini Sterling Son
      Jiminez Wood Firmino

    13. mrtapio
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Foster
      Emerson l Digne l Mohamady
      Sterling l Martial l Mané l Trossard
      Kane l Vardy l Jimenez

    14. Merlin Magic
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Henderson
      Digne Boly Holebas
      Sterling Mount Martial Trossard
      Kane Firmino Pukki

    15. Double Treble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Pope,

      Wan B, Lundstram, Digne, Pereira

      Sterling, Mane, Trossard

      Kane, Auba, Pukki !!

      TQ 😀

    16. Flaming Flamingo
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Pope
      Digne, Jonny, Lundstram
      Salah, Sterling, Martial, Trossard
      Kane, Pukki, Deulofeu

    17. DaveCZ
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Ryan
      AWB Digne Pereira
      Sterking Pulisic Erikson Lanzini
      Firmino Pukki Aubamayang

    18. Van Klinkert Delarosa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Foster
      Digne - AWB - Lundstram - Pereira
      Mane - Mount - Sterling - Lanzini
      Kane - A.Barnes

    19. ALoadOfCobblers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Patrício
      Digne AWB Holebas Pereira
      Mane Sterling Trossard
      Kane Auba Pukki

    20. Ramboros
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Pope
      Digne AWB Mings
      Mane Sterling Trossard Mount
      Pukki Kane Aubameyang

    21. Permian23
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Ryan
      Boly Femenia Pereira
      Sterling (c) Mane Pedro Richarlison
      Kane Pukki Rashford

    22. MB10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Ryan
      Digne R.Pereira Bertrand
      Martial Sterling Mane Mount
      Pukki Jota Kane

    23. minges
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Ryan
      Digne Lundstram Pereira
      Martial Mane Sterling Lanzini
      Kane Pukki Jimenez

    24. Vobinho - Holly's Hams…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Schmeichel
      Digne Doherty Montoya
      Sterling Martial Salah Mount
      Kane Pukki Auba

    25. apples...oranges
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Pope
      Holebas Valery Pereira
      Mane Sterling Trossard McGinn
      Kane Pukki Rashford

    26. Expected Toulouse
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Henderson
      Digne Maguire El Mohamady
      Sterling Pulisic Maddison Trossard
      Kane Firmino Pukki

    27. Mee Pukki-Pukki Long Teemu:…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Patricio
      Digne, Lundstram, Shaw
      Salah, Sterling, , Trossard, Lanzini
      Pukki, Abraham, Kane

    28. thepuntmaster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Pope
      Robertson, Dawson, O'Connell
      Richarlison, Sterling, Martial, Cantwell
      Vardy, Kane, Maupay

    29. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Ryan
      Azpiliqueta Stevens (SHU) Digne
      Mane Sterling Lanzini Neves
      Kane Rashford Aubameyang

    30. GreenWindmill
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Patricio
      Wan-Bissaka, Digne, Pereira
      Pedro, Sterling, Lanzini, Salah
      Aubameyang, Deulofeu, Kane

    31. A Manager Has No Name
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Henderson
      AWB Digne Soyuncu
      Mane Sterling Mount Lanzini Trossard
      Kane Jimenez

    32. liamjames89
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Patricio
      AWB Digne Pereira
      Mane Sterling Trossard Mount Lanzini
      Pukki Kane

    33. Wolfsburgers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Heaton
      Digne Montoya Boly
      Lanzini Salah Sterling Mount Martial
      Kane Pukki

    34. Polar_Bear
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Schmeicel
      Montoya Emerson Digne
      Martial Sterling Salah Pepe
      Kane Pukki Jimenez

    35. POLSKA GOLA
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Pope
      Digne, AWB, Boly
      Trossard, Lanzini, Sterling, Salah
      Kane, Gray, Vardy

    36. Tommy Smith
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Pope
      Dunk, Digne, Pereira,
      Mount, Mane, Sterling, Martial
      Aubameyang, Kane, Pukki

    37. ameenkw
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Ryan
      Digne / Shaw / Mings
      Mount / Maddison / Salah / sterling
      Vardy / Kane / jota

    38. h00j
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Pope
      AWB Montoya Digne
      Sterling Mane Mount Lanzini
      Kane Pukki Auba

    39. SMOOTH
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Henderson
      digne perreira bertrand
      martial sterling salah mount trossard
      Kane jota

    40. il Brutto
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Heaton
      Digne O'Connell Jonny
      Sterling Pedro Anderson Trossard Mane
      Kane Rashford

    41. The_Socca_Philosopha
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Pope
      AWB Dunk Lundstram
      Sterling Maddison Lanzini Mount McGinn
      Firmino Kane

    42. Lord - Blaming it on Rio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Foster
      Digne, Dunk, Doherty,
      Martial, Mount, Mane, Sterling
      Pukki, Vardy, Kane

    43. theBoose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Pickford
      Emerson Lundstram Boly
      Trossard Martial Mane Sterling Lanzini
      Kane Vardy

    44. FC Jammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Ryan
      Boly Lundstram Mina
      KDB Maddison Pulisic Mane
      Kane Rashford Aubameyang

    45. Ambrose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Ryan
      Lundstram - Digne - Pereira
      Sterling - Martial - Mane - Ceballos
      Kane - Pukki - Barnes

    46. Goonermeister
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Foster
      Maguire Digne Boly
      KDB Salah Son Lanzini
      Lacazette Barnes Vardy

    47. Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Ryan
      Holebas Jonny Lundstram
      Salah DeBruyne Sigurdsson Felipe Anderson
      Kane Rashford Pukki

    48. Scratch
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Pope
      Pereira, Jonny, Duffy
      Salah, Sterling, Martial, Gylfi
      Kane, Gray, Auba

    49. benbro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Pickford
      Soyuncu AWB Boly
      Martial Sterling Salah Mount
      Kane Pukki Auba

    50. lugs
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Guaita
      Emerson, Shaw, Pereira
      Sterling, Erickson, Trossard, Redmond, , Richarlison
      Firmino, Jimenez

    51. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Pope
      Digne Van Aanholt Valery
      Sterling Mane Martial Trossard Mount
      Kane Jimenez Vardy

    52. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Pope
      Digne Duffy Doherty
      Martial Sterling Salah Mount
      Kane Vardy Haller

    53. 2right
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Gunn
      Azpiz Digne Duffy
      Sterling Mane Maddison Lanzini
      Rash Kane Deulofeu

    54. Solenya
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Pope
      Digne Maguire Boly
      Trossard KdB Pedro Salah
      Vardy Kane Haller

    55. Whiskerz
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Fabianski
      Digne, Doherty, Pereira
      Sterling, Mane, Martial, Trossard
      Kane, Aubameyang, Pukki

    56. ManUnitedComeBack
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Pope
      Coleman Montoya Pereira
      Sterling Salah Mount Lanzini
      Kane Rashford Jimenez

  20. SantaCruz87
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Is taking KDB and Sterling too much or one of them will do?

    1. sunzip14
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      more the better

    2. bigbudgie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Easily both

    3. Zlatanzo
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Definitely not too much, KDB is great value at 9.6 for a ruthless City side in attack.

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Good double act

      KDB Assists
      Sterling scores

      Repeat 20-25 times this season

    5. SantaCruz87
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Thanks for the comments. Helps a lot

  21. bigbudgie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Pukki is gonna sukki soon enough

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Moise Kean to take over from him soon - one or two more favourable price changes in both directions beforehand

    2. mookie
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Imo Norwich looks like a team that will score goals and he certainly looks like he will be involved. That said I'm not getting him(on WC) until fixtures get better.

    3. RubeRx
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      tough to argue with his stats thus far

    4. bigbudgie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      No player has ever scored 4 goals in the first two premier league games. He's already scored as many hatricks as Salah did last season. Aguero was the only player to score more than one hatrick. But of course, he's Pukki, and he plays for Norwich. The Finnish Messi?

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Behave !!
        Messi is Argentine Pukki
        😛

    5. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      He can blank the next 4 games and I'd still have gotten a decent 5 ppg from him 🙂

    6. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      It rhymes but its a load of old rubbish, the man's a future FPL legend 🙂

      1. bigbudgie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        haha

        I didn't put much effort into it to be honest, but the sentiment remains 😉

      2. Drop the Dendoncker
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Perhaps it was just ...ahem...flukki?

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          lol that's so bad its good 🙂

  22. Joshtrini
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 28 days ago

    please help 😐
    pope
    taa,digne,zinch,matip
    salah,kdb,siggy,perez
    auba and king
    bench: dendo,heaton,greenwood,kelly
    2FT & 0m ITB

    auba-->kane
    Salah-->sterling
    matip-->kwp (-4)
    Thoughts and Suggestions?

    1. Joshtrini
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Nothing anyone can say

    2. RubeRx
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      I'd replace Matip with Emerson if i was you

      1. Joshtrini
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 28 days ago

        cheers mate

  23. Lacabacca
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Assuming Guilbert starts this week for Villa, would you start him or Dendoncker?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Dendo

    2. Zlatanzo
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Dendoncker

    3. Lacabacca
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Thanks both

  24. Lav
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Good luck DZ for GW 3 🙂

    Pope
    Robbo VVD Digne Lundstram
    Salah Sterling(c) Perez McGinn
    Kane(vc) Pukki

    Button Dendoncker Diop Greenwood

  25. Kiwivillan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Would love to know if Maupay started for definite

    1. Zlatanzo
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Brighton attack looks to be a minefield this season

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Yeah would like to stick with gamble on Wesley with upcoming fixtures but -70% Just needs one return. Should've had assist last week but weak finish Trezeguet

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Gone for Trossard myself. Keen to see whether he backs up a good performance last gw.
      Can be a bargain

  26. ninja
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Is Salah to Mane wise???
    Funds created will allow Perez >Martial also

    1. Graham Zusi's Hair is …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      nope

    2. mookie
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Yes

    3. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      I would, Mane bang in form

    4. Any Laporte in a Storm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Not sure. I did it though. Salah has returned a wee bit slow (for him) and Mane is off well. Will probably swing back and forth again.

      1. MillsAU
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Will get 285 for the season if he keeps scoring at the same rate. Bit slow indeed !

        1. Zico Senna
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Mane to equally score just as big

  27. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Solid backline? On WC

    Pope
    Laporte Digne AWB KWP

    Sub:kelly

    Can't afford lundstram

    1. mookie
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Yes, much better than most I've seen posted.

    2. Double Treble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Hanley more nailed than Kelly imo

  28. Jurgen Flopp
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Need help with final jigsaw please

    A) AWB Zinchenko Ceballos
    B) KWP Montoya Martial

    Please

    1. Any Laporte in a Storm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      B

  29. Joshtrini
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 28 days ago

    auba to kane and salah to sterling for 2FT
    Worth it?

    1. mookie
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Yes

    2. Any Laporte in a Storm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Definitely.

  30. ManofKent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Pope ahead of Heaton? Not sure there's much in it this week.

    1. Any Laporte in a Storm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Yeah, it's even for me this weekend.

    2. Joshtrini
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 28 days ago

      im doing it