Scout Notes

Jiménez and Jota’s minutes managed in latest Europa League win

Torino 2-3 Wolves

Goals: Diogo Jota (£6.5m), Raúl Jiménez (£7.5m)

Own Goals: Bremer

Assists: Joao Moutinho (£5.5m), Adama Traoré (£5.0m), Romain Saïss (£4.5m)

It was more of the same for Wolves on Thursday night as they won another Europa League tie with goals from Raúl Jiménez (£7.5m) and Diogo Jota (£6.5m).

The forwards teased Fantasy owners still waiting on the first FPL attacking returns this season with their quality once again.

Jota, who should have scored in the first half, drove home close-range finish around the hour-mark, while Jiménez netted after running through the heart of the Torino defence.

Wolves’ latest opponents were certainly the highest quality Wolves have faced so far, after Crusaders and Pyunik were swept aside with relative ease.

The Italian side finished seventh in Serie A last season, which made for an even contest between two well-matched sides.

While Wolves played well, largely controlled the game and certainly deserved to win the tie, owners of their Fantasy assets might be slightly more concerned than after previous European wins this season.

Fantasy managers are still waiting on attacking returns from Jiménez and Jota in the Premier League this season

Just three days after a draw with Manchester United, Wolves had to be at the top of their game to get this result, and the compounded effect of those two matches could lead to a subdued performance against Burnley.

Furthermore, the fact that the aggregate score currently stands at 3-2, the tie is far from over and will probably require as much exertion from the fist-choice players next Thursday, just days before the Gameweek 4 trip to Everton.

“It’s far from being over, it’s a close tie. We have to play next week against a very, very tough and a very good team. We played good, we were organised, we stayed in shape, we produced some goals but, as I say, there’s still one game to go and we have to be really, really good to perform again against a very, very good team.” – Nuno Espirito Santo

That said, Nuno Espirito Santo did everything he could to guard against burning out his players in Turin as Wolves’ busy schedule continues.

He made four changes to the side that drew with Manchester United and rested both Jiménez and Jota after their goals, Patrick Cutrone (£5.9m) and Pedro Neto (£5.0m) their replacements.

Jesus Vallejo (£4.9m) came in for Ryan Bennett (£5.0m) at centre-back, Rúben Vinagre (£4.5m) replaced Jonny (£5.5m) at left-back and Romain Saïss (£4.5m) slotted into midfield allowing Rúben Neves (£5.5m) the night off.

Meanwhile, Matt Doherty (£6.0m) travelled with the squad and participated in the warm-down after the match, which means he is probably fit, but played no involvement in the match.

“Everybody’s fine, Matt Doherty is OK. We’ve been preparing since the beginning for the season for this kind of cycle. Two days is difficult, but we are ready to play.” – Nuno Espirito Santo

Filling in for Doherty at right wing-back was Adama Traoré (£5.0m) who played 64 minutes before Jonny came on for him.

The wide-man is starting to show increased potential for attacking returns from right wing-back in the event of another Doherty injury.

Traoré was the man who set up Jota’s goal on Thursday night

After adding some much-needed impetus against Manchester United on Monday night, Traoré asked all the questions for Wolves’ second goal in Turin.

He used his pace to get around the back of the Torino defence in the 59th minute and a calmly delivered square ball was driven into the back of the net by Jota.

Traoré’s assist was proof of the player’s increased usefulness to the Wolves team.

Last season, he was largely all about the pace, without much end-product but in recent weeks he has shown much more awareness and quality delivery. That made for an extremely difficult night for Torino left-back Cristian Ansaldi.

“I’m pleased. He helped the team, others did what they had to do. It’s about tasks, it’s about rules, it’s about always being a team. Knowing that, when you know yourselves better and the characteristic is of the player what they can give to the team is important.” – Nuno Espirito Santo

That said, Traoré may still need to make some improvements to the defensive side of his responsibilities at right wing-back.

Almost immediately after Jota had scored Wolves’ second goal, Traoré lost the ball in his area of the pitch trying to play out from the back.

That allowed Ansaldi to get the ball into the box for Lorenzo de Silvestri to score a diving header at the far post after Vinagre had lost the run.

Vinagre had a tough night for Wolves, especially in the second half

The young full-back was also at fault for Torino’s second goal late-on, which ensured the tie is still very much alive going into next week.

His wild swing at Andrea Belotti caught the striker and brought him down in the penalty box. Torino’s number nine coolly dispatched the spot-kick under Rui Patrício (£5.0m), who guessed the direction of the shot but couldn’t keep it out.

Finally, a mention for central midfielder Joao Moutinho (£5.5m) whose involvement in Wolves’ set-pieces led to another assist on Thursday night.

This time, it was his free-kick at the back posted that was headed into his own net by Torino defender Bremer under pressure from Saïss.

The Portuguese international now has four in five Europa League matches this season, having set up Neves’ wonder-strike against Manchester United.

“(Moutinho) respects himself, he rests and he’s a fantastic player and other players play also. It’s a very, very busy schedule – we have to manage that and always try and make good decisions so the team stays compact and organised. Moutinho is just one case among others that play two games in a row and three games in a row, then we have to decide for the next one. The most important thing is that the players understand that they have to really, really work hard and recover well to be able to cope with such a difficult time and such a difficult schedule.” – Nuno Espirito Santo

Wolves XI (3-5-2): Patrício; Boly, Coady, Vallejo; Vinagre, Moutinho, Saïss, Dendoncker, Traoré (Jonny 64′); Jota (Neto 69′), Jiménez (Cutrone 76′).

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Lessons learned from Gameweek 2

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  1. Garfield1001
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    26 days, 21 hours ago

    Play one:

    Heaton (EVE)
    Pope (wol)

    Thanks

    1. In Bale We Trust
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      Pope

    2. Tshelby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      Pope

    3. Martial Mathers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      Heaton for me...just

      Have the same 2.

    4. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      Hey that's my question.
      I've the Heaton at the minute but could Pope be better.

    5. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      Well so far it's 5 goals conceded and less saves vs 2 and more.

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

    What's the story with hanley? Am I better off taking him or Kelly on WC?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      To be honest, I'd say you're better off not having a 4m defender on a wild card.

      1. Krionos
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        26 days, 21 hours ago

        Lundstram is the only 4m defender I would consider.

    2. Tshelby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      They both are short term options I think so wouldn't take any of them but that's me I like to have a playing bench.

  3. FOO FIGHTER
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      TAA or VVD?

      1. Tshelby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        26 days, 21 hours ago

        TAA

    • The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 21 hours ago

      So Slabhead to score this week.

      1. FOO FIGHTER
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          Would not bet on that.

        • teneighty
          • 4 Years
          26 days, 20 hours ago

          Hopefully not. Planning on getting him in soon and would like his price to stay the same.

      2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
        • 7 Years
        26 days, 21 hours ago

        Painful process of deciding to go with or without Kane... Thoughts on A or B?

        A)

        Pope (Button)

        Laporte, Digne, Wan-Bissaka (Soyuncu, Lundstram)

        Sterling (c), De Bruyne, Mane, Martial, Mount

        Pukki, Barnes (Wickham)

        or

        B)

        Pope (Button)

        Zinchenko, Wan-Bissaka, Soyuncu, Lundstram (Kelly)

        Sterling, De Bruyne, Mane, Martial (Dendoncker)

        Kane (c), Pukki (Wickham)

        1. Martial Mathers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          B

          1. Krionos
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            26 days, 21 hours ago

            Not for me. Kan cannot cover Laporte, Mount and AWB each week...

        2. Krionos
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          If you decide on Kane, I would drop a big hitter in mid. That Kane team is has a weak bench and Zinchenko might lose his spot soon. Will give you all sorts of problems later on if this is on a WC..

        3. MC-HAMMERS-TROUSERS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          b

        4. Gazza2000
          • 7 Years
          26 days, 20 hours ago

          I’m on B

        5. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
          • 7 Years
          26 days, 20 hours ago

          Thanks everyone! Much appreciated!

      3. Karhumies
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        26 days, 21 hours ago

        Is anybody using a 3-4-3 formation? I feel that there is a solid back 3 in Digne, Laporte, VVD/AWB/Maguire and a solid front 3 in Pukki, Jota, Kane/Auba. This should leave enough cash for 4 great mids, a solid 4.5+ 5th mid and a solid 4.5 4th defender.

        1. DA Minnion
          • 7 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          Use it always.

        2. Hungry Singh
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          Yupp.

          AWB Zinchenko VVD

          Sterling KDB Lanzini Martial

          Kane Barnes Haller

      4. pundit of punts
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 21 hours ago

        When are the likes of Sakho and Tomkins back?

        Thinking about Kelly's nailed onness.

        1. milanista10
          • 6 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          I would love to know that too. In fact I only “really” want him to play next week against AVL & I’m all set on my WC team!

      5. Holteenderinthesky
        • 1 Year
        26 days, 21 hours ago

        I feel this is the perfect week for a gamble, I've gone Giroud and Son over everyone else picking KDB and Pukki. Currently planning to Wildcard on the internationals so only a two week punt.

        1. Tshelby
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          Is Giroud nailed? Son is a punt enough imo

          1. Holteenderinthesky
            • 1 Year
            26 days, 21 hours ago

            Neither are hence the gamble. But if they do I'd expect point returns from both.

        2. TheDragon
          • 1 Year
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          What makes it a perfect week for a gamble on 2 players who may not even play vs 2 players certain to start where the 2 certain to start have higher expected points totals?

          1. Holteenderinthesky
            • 1 Year
            26 days, 21 hours ago

            Simply because I'll Wildcarding in a couple of weeks, Son Vs a very poor Newcastle, and Giroud Vs two promoted teams. Everyone has jumped on Pukki because of a hattrick against Newcastle so why not go for Son Vs the same team.? The gamble is there not certain to start. But if they do they can definitely outscore KDB+Pukki over two weeks.

      6. Krionos
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        26 days, 21 hours ago

        With Dominic Calvert-Lewin being absolute pants, does anyone think that Kean could start this match, regardless of what Silva said in the presser? I mean, he looks the real deal and could be great value at 6.9?

        Any Everton fans out there who reckon he is close to a start? They have such great fixtures AND they desperately need some goals!

        1. noquarternt
          • 4 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          Could do, wait though

        2. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          Not an Everton fan and happy with my triple-Toffees at the back, but I don't see them scoring without him on the pitch. Only Silva knows if he's fit and smart enough for 90 minutes, but if he doesn't start this week he'll come off the bench and start next week, surely.

        3. In a Rush
          • 2 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          I hope he does, I’ve had him since week 1 and I’m sticking for now. Dcl is awful!

          1. In a Rush
            • 2 Years
            26 days, 21 hours ago

            I’m sure he’ll score in a cameo soon if he doesn’t start and then grab the spot.

          2. Krionos
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            26 days, 20 hours ago

            I just can't seem to find a striker I REALLY want in that price bracket... Other option is Barnes or stick with King, but with the price changes the difference is minor now...

        4. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          Most Everton fans I've spoken to seem to think DCL starts tonight, Kean in midweek in the EFL Cup.

        5. The 12th Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          26 days, 20 hours ago

          He’s just entered my WC team.
          Probably 30 mins.

      7. danlynch13
        • 4 Years
        26 days, 21 hours ago

        A) Salah + VVD
        B) Mane + Trent + 0.5m

        1. matty8t9
          • 6 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          Mane and VVD + 1m

          1. danlynch13
            • 4 Years
            26 days, 21 hours ago

            Don’t know which to pick

      8. matty8t9
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 21 hours ago

        Or
        Zinc + KWP (have St£r, KDB, SoN)

        Gut is telling me Dig.

        1. matty8t9
          • 6 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          Dig + Soy (no Leicester or Everton cover)
          Or
          Zinc + KWP (have St£r, KDB, SoN)

      9. DA Minnion
        • 7 Years
        26 days, 21 hours ago

        Pope Heaton dilemma is why you get one keeper set and forget.when will I ever learn.

        1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
          • 3 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          Exactly. You'd keep Pope right? Perhaps that helps?

        2. Teomi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          this 🙂

        3. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          26 days, 20 hours ago

          Just set and forget with Pope and cash in on Heaton on your WC

        4. BRUCE THE MOOSE (F.K.A RAFA…
          • 3 Years
          26 days, 20 hours ago

          At the start of the season who would you have pencilled in for this game? Heaton I’d guess. We only have a small amount of data so far, Heaton could do very well tonight

        5. bench boost for every gamew…
          • 2 Years
          26 days, 20 hours ago

          That's why i picked Henderson and pope. 8 and 9 points. Playing pope this week. Leicester will score. Burnley will keep wolves away. Burnley whi plays with heart and soul against tired wolves. Smells 0-0

      10. RubberDucky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        26 days, 21 hours ago

        Quick Question

        Just making sure, if i fill my full quota of leagues in FPL, (20 i think)

        Does this affect joining any cup competitions?

        Anybidy signed up for the FFS Cup yet?

      11. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 9 Years
        26 days, 21 hours ago

        Trent and Gomez 18/19 season.

        GW1 - WHU (H)
        Trent RB, Gomez CB. 4-0 win.
        GW2 - cpl (a)
        Trent RB, Gomez CB. 0-2 win.
        GW3 - BRI (H)
        Trent RB, Gomez CB. 1-0 win.
        GW4 - lei (a)
        Trent RB, Gomez CB. 1-2 win.
        GW5 - tot (a)*
        Trent RB, Gomez CB. 1-2 win.
        CL - PSG (H)*
        Trent RB, Gomez CB. 3-2 win.
        GW6 - SOU (H)
        Trent RB, Gomez benched. 3-0 win.
        GW7 - che (a)*
        Trent RB, Gomez CB. 1-1 draw.
        CL - nap (a)*
        Trent RB, Gomez CB. 1-0 loss.
        GW8 - MCI (H)*
        Trent benched, Gomez RB. 0-0 draw.
        GW9 - hud (a)
        Trent benched, Gomez RB. 0-1 win.
        CL - RSB (H)
        Trent RB, Gomez CB. 4-0 win.
        GW10 - CAR (H)
        Trent RB, Gomez benched. 4-1 win.
        GW11 - ars (a)*
        Trent RB, Gomez CB. 1-1 draw.
        CL - rsb (a)
        Trent RB, Gomez benched. 2-0 loss.
        GW12 - FUL (H)
        Trent RB, Gomez CB. 2-0 win.
        GW13 - wat (a)
        Trent RB, Gomez not in suqad. 0-3 win.
        CL - psg (a)*
        Trent benched, Gomez RB. 2-1 loss.
        GW14 - EVE (H)
        Trent RB, Gomez CB. 1-0 win.
        GW15 - bur (a)
        Trent benched, Gomez RB. 1-2 win.

        05/12/18 Gomez injured.

        GW16 - bou (a)
        Trent benched, Milner RB. 0-4 win.
        CL - NAP (h)*
        Trent RB. 1-0 win.

        11/12/18 Trent injured.

        G17 - MUN (H)*
        Clyne RB. 3-1 win.
        GW18 - wol (a)
        Milner RB. 0-2 win.

        26/12/18 Trent returns from injury.

        GW19 - NEW (H)
        Trent RB. 4-0 win.
        GW20 - ARS (H)*
        Trent RB. 5-1 win.
        GW21 - mci (a)*
        Trent RB. 2-1 loss.
        GW22 - bri (a)
        Trent RB. 0-1 win.

        12/01/18 Trent injured.

        GW23 - CPL (H)
        Milner RB. 4-3 win.
        GW24 - LEI (H)
        Henderson RB. 1-1 draw.
        GW25 - whu (a)
        Milner RB. 1-1 draw.

        09/02/18 - Trent returns from injury.

        GW26 - BOU (H)
        Milner RB, Trent benched. 3-0 win.
        CL - BAY (H)*
        Trent RB. 0-0 draw.
        GW27 - mun (a)*
        Milner RB, Trent benched. 0-0 draw.
        GW28 - WAT (H)
        Trent RB. 5-0 win.
        GW29 - eve (a)
        Trent RB. 0-0 draw.
        GW30 - BUR (H)
        Trent RB. 4-2 win.
        CL - bay (a)*
        Trent RB. 1-3 win.
        GW31 - ful (a)
        Trent RB. 1-2 win.
        GW32 - TOT (H)*
        Trent RB. 2-1 win.
        GW33 - sou (a)
        Trent RB. 1-3 win.
        CL - POR (H)
        Trent RB. 2-0 win.
        GW34 - CHE (H)*
        Trent RB. 2-0 win.

        17/04/19 - Gomez returns from injury.

        CL - por (a)
        Trent RB, Gomez benched. 1-4 win.
        GW35 - car (a)
        Trent RB, Gomez benched. 0-2 win.
        GW36 - HUD (H)
        Trent RB, Gomez benched. 5-0 win.
        CL - bar (a)*
        Trent benched, Gomez RB. 3-0 loss.
        GW37 - new (a)
        Trent RB, Gomez benched. 2-3 win.
        CL - BAR (H)*
        Trent RB, Gomez benched. 4-0 win.
        GW38 - WOL (H)
        Trent RB, Gomez benched. 2-0 win.
        CL Final - TOT (n)*
        Trent RB, Gomez benched. 2-0 win.

        Total games (PL and CL) – 51
        Trent availability – 46 games
        Gomez availability – 27 games
        Trent RB with Gomez available – 22 games
        Gomez RB with Trent available – 5 games
        Tough fixtures (marked *) Trent RB with Gomez available – 7 out of 10 games
        Tough fixtures (marked *) Gomez RB with Trent available – 3 out of 10 games

        Feel free to find any other patterns or double check I added them up correctly etc.

        Happy Friday and good luck for GW3.

        🙂

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          In not more than 12 words?

          1. TheDragon
            • 1 Year
            26 days, 20 hours ago

            20-30% chance of Gomez playing over TAA each week

        2. Irbox ⚽
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          Wasn’t Matip injured for a lot of last season also? He is a better CB than Gomez imo, who would then be preferred over TAA when all fit in difficult fixtures. I appreciate the effort you’ve put in, but only time will tell who is nailed when the fixtures stiffen

          1. Berbinho's Forehead
            • 9 Years
            26 days, 20 hours ago

            https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/joel-matip/verletzungen/spieler/82105

            Matip was injured between 12th Dec - 12th Jan, missing 6 PL games.

          2. Ayew injured
            • 6 Years
            26 days, 20 hours ago

            It seems Klopp disagrees with you.Gomes gets games ahead of Matip.

          3. SEYPULISIC
            • 2 Years
            26 days, 20 hours ago

            I can tell you that now. It's Trent.

        3. Baz
          • 10 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          thank you - confident with Trent

        4. DAZZ
          • 5 Years
          26 days, 20 hours ago

          Myth Debunked

      12. pundit of punts
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 21 hours ago

        A. Lanzini + Digne + Walker
        B. Lanzini + Laporte + AWB
        C. KDB + Dunk + Soyuncu

        Help. 🙁

        1. Sarri, not Sarri
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          A for me

          1. pundit of punts
            • 6 Years
            26 days, 20 hours ago

            Ta

        2. matty8t9
          • 6 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          A

          1. pundit of punts
            • 6 Years
            26 days, 20 hours ago

            Ta

        3. Ole Trafford
          • 6 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          All nice options. Can’t really decide the best one. Are you on a WC?

          1. pundit of punts
            • 6 Years
            26 days, 21 hours ago

            I'm

            These 3 spots are really tough 🙁

        4. Rust Cohle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          A.

          Lanzini can be frustrating to own, but decent form and good fixtures. Prefer those two defenders to the other defensive combos.

          1. pundit of punts
            • 6 Years
            26 days, 20 hours ago

            It's now or never for Lanzini. If he doesn't shine with this run in, he never will.

            1. Rust Cohle
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              26 days, 20 hours ago

              Agreed

      13. DarkSideOfTheLoon
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 21 hours ago

        Who do I bench:

        1) Lundstram
        2) Dendoncker

        1. Rust Cohle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          Den

        2. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          Given his exertions last night, I'm benching Donkers for this GW.

      14. Ole Trafford
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 21 hours ago

        What to do with this squad?

        Heaton
        VVD, Digne, Maguire, Fredericks
        Salah, Sterling, Kdb, Martial
        Wilson, Wood

        Button, Dendonker, Lundstram, Greenwood

      15. Sarri, not Sarri
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        26 days, 21 hours ago

        Looks like Bury will be on my list of FM20 clubs to manage.

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          You'll need one of those lower-league patches then 🙁

          1. Sarri, not Sarri
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            26 days, 21 hours ago

            They should still be in the league I think. Probably have a negative points start (-12) and a massive debt attached.

      16. Play Easy
        • 1 Year
        26 days, 21 hours ago

        Please RMT all!

        Pope
        VD - Zin - WB - Digne
        Mane - Sterl - Martial - DeBryn
        Barnes - Pukki

        Ceballos Lundstam Wickham

      17. Rust Cohle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        26 days, 21 hours ago

        Over the next 4 game weeks, would you rather Zinchenko who’s time may be running out or go maverick and double United defense but no City defense?

        City: bou, BRI, nor, WAT

        MU: CRY, sou, LEI, whm

        1. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          26 days, 21 hours ago

          I'd back City over United every time, so go for Zinchenko now and monitor the situation ahead of Norwich and Watford.

          1. Rust Cohle
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            26 days, 20 hours ago

            Thanks. That’s how I’m set up at the moment.

        2. MeatPieSausageRoll
            26 days, 21 hours ago

            Utd defense imo

            You’re probably going to get slaughtered for suggesting Zinc’s time’s running out btw. I’m getting slated by his owners evertyime I mention he might not be nailed long term

            1. SEYPULISIC
              • 2 Years
              26 days, 20 hours ago

              How about those who will WCing in 1st IB? Two weeks for Zinc sounds good.

              1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                  26 days, 20 hours ago

                  Yep, think he’ll be alright for that

              2. Rust Cohle
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                26 days, 20 hours ago

                To be more accurate, whose time as a nailed on starter may be running out. Not suggesting he’ll be benched permanently. Hell, Mendy can’t seem to make it from one IB to the next without an injury.

            2. Sam (Team Sam)
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              26 days, 21 hours ago

              *whose

              I'd stick with one City, one United, until Zinchenko actually dropped

              1. Rust Cohle
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                26 days, 20 hours ago

                Thanks for the insight and editing.

          • SoShy
            • 3 Years
            26 days, 21 hours ago

            Shaw and Norwood out for Lundstram and Mount ?
            Missed the price changes but good moves?

            1. Ole Trafford
              • 6 Years
              26 days, 21 hours ago

              Meh

            2. avfc82
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              26 days, 21 hours ago

              Seems an odd week to take out Shaw, but the incoming players do look good.

              1. thomashl
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                26 days, 21 hours ago

                Agreed, wouldn’t remove shaw

            3. SoShy
              • 3 Years
              26 days, 21 hours ago

              Had a dream AWB got his tackle wrong and Zaha won a penalty dispatched by Mili

              1. ^Freedom Fighter^
                • 7 Years
                26 days, 20 hours ago

                Well that can happen likely

            4. Baz
              • 10 Years
              26 days, 20 hours ago

              why sell Shaw? I wouldn't not do moves

          • LLoris
              26 days, 21 hours ago

              A Perez to mount
              B King to mount
              C Wilson to Martial

              1. Baz
                • 10 Years
                26 days, 20 hours ago

                C

            • Netters2018
                26 days, 21 hours ago

                Couple of things I need help with please!

                A) Best 4.5m Defender....
                +
                B) 1) Mount, 2)Lanzini, or 3) Ndombele?

                For next 4-6 gameweeks...

              • thomashl
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                26 days, 21 hours ago

                Best selling points for Soyuncu?

                It’s KWP or him in my wc for the next weeks

                1. GreennRed
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  26 days, 21 hours ago

                  He's nailed on and cheap

                  1. thomashl
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    26 days, 21 hours ago

                    Do we have faith in the LEI def tho?

                    1. Andy_Social
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      26 days, 20 hours ago

                      You shouldn't play a 4.5 every week - he's good for his favourable fixtures.

                    2. GreennRed
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      26 days, 20 hours ago

                      No.

                  2. thomashl
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    26 days, 20 hours ago

                    Kind of rotates with Lundstram/Dendo as well... can see the appeal

                2. avfc82
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  26 days, 20 hours ago

                  Defensively at least, Leicester look good, but one good home fixture in the next four kind of puts me off.

                  1. thomashl
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    26 days, 20 hours ago

                    Cheers

              • Kenny Dogleash
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                26 days, 21 hours ago

                Best 4.8m defender? Thinking Dunk....

                1. boredjames
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  26 days, 20 hours ago

                  Soyuncu, Montoya, El Mohamady.
                  Even Cahill if Roy sorts things.

                  I think lots of good options that you can at least rotate

              • rohaansunil
                  26 days, 21 hours ago

                  Robbo +B Silva to dunk +kdb yay or nay?

                  1. bench boost for every gamew…
                    • 2 Years
                    26 days, 20 hours ago

                    If that means playing dunk every week then no. If you can rotate then yes

                • Eldon7
                  • 3 Years
                  26 days, 20 hours ago

                  Thoughts on this wildcard team:

                  Pope
                  Montoya - Zinch - AWB - Van Dijk
                  Mane - Sterling - Martial - Son - 4.5 (Cantwell)
                  Kane

                  4.0 - Lund - 4.5 - 4.5

                  1. Baz
                    • 10 Years
                    26 days, 20 hours ago

                    would rather KDB over Son if you already have Kane but good team

                  2. ChelseaBlues223
                    • 1 Year
                    26 days, 20 hours ago

                    Son to KDB

                  3. GreennRed
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    26 days, 20 hours ago

                    Nice midfield. Too much in defence, not known how much game time Son will have. Forwards weak.

                • ChelseaBlues223
                  • 1 Year
                  26 days, 20 hours ago

                  A Walker, KDB, Jota

                  B Montoya, Mount, Kane
                  (and not to forget 0,5 in the bank)

                  1. Yankee Toffee
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    26 days, 20 hours ago

                    A will score more

                    1. ChelseaBlues223
                      • 1 Year
                      26 days, 20 hours ago

                      Yes, and better balance.

                • Yankee Toffee
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  26 days, 20 hours ago

                  RMT 352 WC

                  Pope, 4.0
                  AWB, KWP, Soyuncu, Lundstram, Hanley
                  Mane, Sterling, KDB, Martial, Ceballos
                  Kane, Pukki, 4.5

                  1. TheDragon
                    • 1 Year
                    26 days, 20 hours ago

                    Pre season: All the value is in defence - the stats back it up

                    2 weeks in: is having 2 x 4.5 defenders and 3 x rotating 4.0’s fine

                    (Defence is horrible - rest is great - Ceballos is a punt - if it goes wrong he is an awkward price point)

                  2. GreennRed
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    26 days, 20 hours ago

                    Fair play. You called out Ceballos a few weeks ago and I wouldn't listen. Potentially Ramsey.

                    1. Yankee Toffee
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      26 days, 20 hours ago

                      cheers m8

                • HIT ME!
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  26 days, 20 hours ago

                  How would you rank these players for this GW? Need to play one.

                  A) Montoya
                  B) Soyuncu
                  C) Cantwell
                  D) Dendoncker