Scout Notes

Man United defence stunned as Rashford misses penalty

Goals: Daniel James (£6.0m) | Jordan Ayew (£5.0m) Patrick van Aanholt (£5.5m)

Assists: Anthony Martial (£7.7m) | Jeffrey Schlupp (£5.5m)

Bonus Points: Ayew x 3 Van Aanholt x 2 Schlupp x 1

Crystal Palace secured their first win of the 2019/20 Premier League season in dramatic fashion with a last-minute winner from Patrick van Aanholt (£5.0m) at Old Trafford. 

Manchester United came into the game off the back of an unbeaten start to 2019/20 with a 4-0 victory over Chelsea and a 1-1 draw on Monday with Wolves.

However, instead of playing with energy and confidence from their opening encounters, Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer’s side were laboured against Palace on Saturday as a missed penalty from Marcus Rashford (£8.7m) summed up the Red Devil’s afternoon. 

Last week’s draw at Wolves drew considerable debate regarding United’s penalty-takers, with Solsjkaer claiming in his post-match interview that he leaves the final decision to either Paul Pogba (£8.6m) or Rashford dependent on their own preferences. 

Manchester United had further penalty problems on Saturday afternoon

Pogba’s poorly taken spot-kick at Molineux meant it was Rashford who resumed duties from the penalty spot against Palace. It was interesting to see that Anthony Martial (£7.7m) took command of the penalty situation this time, decisively picking the ball up after Scott McTominay (£5.0m) was fouled, and thrust it into Rashford’s hands. Pogba, meanwhile, was conspicuous by his absence from the exchange.

However, Rashford was still unable to bury his spot-kick, striking the post on Saturday afternoon. That was a huge blow for Rashford’s 27.6% ownership, as he registered a Gameweek 3 score of zero points.

“Fine margins. We’re disappointed but I’m sure Marcus will look at his penalty again but he’ll definitely step up again.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Martial registered an assist for Daniel James’ (£6.0m) goal, yet the Frenchman will have been disappointed to not have added to his tally of attacking returns in 2019/20 after failing to add a clinical cutting edge on a number of occasions.

Backed by 18.6% of managers as the most-owned United midfielder, Martial certainly is passing the eye-test, and at £7.7m the French forward is certainly a value-for-money option amidst United’s attacking options. 

Martial was one of two Manchester United players to pick up an injury against Palace

However, any potential new owners may want to keep an eye on his fitness this week as Martial limped off at the end of the game.

The Manchester United website reported that he had picked up an injury in the closing stages with Solskjaer unable to provide much of an update at this early stage.

There was also some concern for Luke Shaw (£5.5m) after he was taken off in the 34th minute, but Solsjkaer confirmed the injury is not thought to be serious or long-term.

“We’ll have to wait and see. Hopefully, they won’t be too bad and maybe we can have them training during the week. We’ll do the scans tomorrow but (Shaw) felt something in his hamstring. Hopefully, it won’t be too bad and I hope he is going to be back for Southampton.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

James, a bright spark amidst an afternoon of misfortune for United, was energetic throughout the game against Palace and got a well-deserved goal in the 89th minute.

He now has attacking returns in both of his matches at Old Trafford this season and has started the last two Gameweeks in a row. That may suggest the former Swansea City midfielder can provide an alternate budget route into the Manchester United attack.

Daniel James celebrates scoring for Manchester United

Fantasy managers had also been flocking to United’s defensive assets after some impressive displays at the back in the first two Gameeeks. The arrivals of Harry Maguire (£5.5m) and Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.6m) looked to have stabilised the Red Devils’ backline.

However, their failure to keep a clean sheet against a team that offered little going forward might reminder to managers of how far United still have to come. There was also frustration for Wan-Bissaka owners as he picked up a yellow card in the second half.

Solskjaer’s men spent the majority of the first half camped in Palace’s final third and were caught off guard by the first counter-attack of the match.

Ayew capitalised on Manchester United’s high line in the first half

Palace had been resilient in the face of considerable pressure in the opening stages, but it was Jordan Ayew (£5.0m) who found the breakthrough for Palace to put them 1-0 up against the run of play.

The Eagles’ lack of goalscoring impetus aside from Wilfried Zaha (£6.9m) is well documented, though Ayew’s performance and goalscoring contribution could suggest he is capable of involving himself in Palace’s attacking efforts in 2019/20. 

Van Aanholt also reminded Fantasy managers what he is capable of, sending Palace’s away end into a state of euphoria with a winner in injury time. The Dutch defender has always held an attacking threat, averaging nearly five goals a season since 2015/16, and he was once again on target to secure a vital win for Palace. 

For Hodgson’s men, this was an extremely important result, yet it was also a timely reminder that the Eagles, on their day, can be a match for any of the Premier League’s elite sides if they show the resilience they displayed at times in 2018/19.

Van Aanholt celebrates scoring the winner for Crystal Palace at Old Trafford

Gary Cahill (£4.5m) was solid at the back alongside Martin Kelly (£4.0m), which is good news for the Fantasy appeal of the latter, who started ahead of Scott Dann (£4.5m).

The arrival of the ex-Chelsea man on a free transfer could potentially revitalise Palace as a defensive unit worthy of investment – a prospect that may have been discarded by managers following the departure of Wan-Bissaka to United. 

This was an afternoon that belonged to Palace and their resilient attitude in the face of extreme pressure, yet after just three Premier League games of 2019/20, a familiar line of questioning may be pointed towards United.

Defensive frailties have once again been exposed, and they were not too ruthless going forward either. That may lead to further scrutiny of their Fantasy assets in the upcoming Gameweeks.

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Lessons learned from Gameweek 3

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  1. gamesmad11
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    "Gabriel Jesus picked up a hamstring injury in training and will be back after the international break, City say"

    1. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Interesting.

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Sterling surely keeps playing now

      1. Dsmythy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Sterling will probably miss one league game between now and Christmas. No worries about him.

    3. Kinkladze
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      This is Pep keeping him back from international duty, after the long summer.

  2. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 26 days ago

    That midfield mid to me means KDB won't be as forward as we've seen. Silva more so, Gundo doesn't sit like Fernandinho or Rodri but who knows. Will staul get atleast 7 points though and wish I had him

    1. gamesmad11
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      You think KDB will have to play deep at all against bournemouth?

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        this lol

      2. Dsmythy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Bouremouth dangerous on the counter. I trust they won't be underestimated.

        1. gamesmad11
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Bournemouth of last seasons yes, they haven't impressed so far. Also I'm sure they won't underestimate but I doubt KDB is going to be pushed back behind the half way line much

      3. Ramboros
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        I remember this place going mental after KDB apparently played deep against Bournemouth at the start of the season before last.

    2. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      His long shots are amazing

    3. Hairy Potter
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Dilva to pull back to KDB to cross or pass to Walker on the overlap to cross.

  3. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Dilva playing, KDB to drop back, noice...

  4. Four Hit Wonder
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    King a midfielder in 4-5-1??

    1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Yep

    2. Dsmythy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      They'll be packing their own box.

  5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Breaking bad movie Oct’19

    Trailer looks intruiging!

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      The entertainment industry is creatively bankrupt.

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Still some genius gems here & there

        The leftovers is up there with the best of them & is very recent

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Theres still a lot of good stuff coming out but thats not what gets media attention like Disney's endless stream of boring remakes and sequels

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Chernobyl was another decent recent arrival - I actually have loads to catch up on

      2. Four Hit Wonder
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Netflix has no standards.

      3. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        This comment is about 15 years overdue

      4. Would Ed Woodward
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Vince Gilligan gets the benefit of the doubt after Better Call Saul.

    2. Four Hit Wonder
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      At least it won't waste 60 hours of people's lives but hopefully only 2 or less.

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        An hour enjoyed is never an hour wasted 😉

        *Unless it’s heroin

        1. Four Hit Wonder
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          I beg to differ.

          It is in fact quite common to waste your life away on pleasurable things.

          Hence the Netflix binge zombies.

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            By deriving enjoyment you have by definition accomplished a goal with the time. If you set out to enjoy yourself for the hour, and you did enjoy yourself, the hour by definition has not been wasted.

            1. Deulofail
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              By definition, I am what I define myself to be. Therefore, I am a tiger. By definition.

              1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                What gender of tiger? And what is the correct pronoun when referring to a tiger?

                1. Yankee Toffee
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  It.

                  1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Is that for male or female?

                    What about a hermaphrodite tiger? Or one that wants to be gender neutral?

                2. Deulofail
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Gender: Nonconforming spotted dweeb
                  Pronoun: Rarr
                  Title: Rr. Deulofeu

                  1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Then by definition it shall be done

                    Cognito Ergo Son Heung Min Haul

                    1. Deulofail
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      By the definition of my bulge, make it Le Saux.

          2. Trossard or not Trossard
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Lol, there's nothing wrong with series on Netflix. The quality of actual Netflix original movies is beyond pathetic.

            1. Deulofail
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              With the exception of Roma

              1. Trossard or not Trossard
                2 months, 26 days ago

                True that. Roma was one of the best movies of that year.

                1. The One True Marvin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Brilliant l. I really wish I'd been able to see it a the cinema though.

              2. art2gee
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                What has Roma ever done for us?

      2. Dannyb
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        How is breaking bad a waste of your life? For me it's up there with some of the greatest things I've ever watched.

        1. Four Hit Wonder
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          I'm the minority, didn't like it.

        2. Four Hit Wonder
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          But in general, watching one story spread over 60 hours is a waste

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Much more productive use of time to clock up 46 pages on FFS in a few weeks 🙂

            1. Kiwivillan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              True facts

            2. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Youre sarcastic but you are telling the truth 😉

              1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                I often find that’s the best combination 😉

    3. hnmfm
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      If you enjoy the show MINDHUNTER, then you’ll love my favorite series ARSEHOLEEXPLORER

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        You might also enjoy BUMDESTROYERS

      2. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        not forgetting WORLDSMOSTDANGEROUSCHOCOLATEHIGHWAYS on Dave.

    4. Dreadful
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Should be worth a watch

  6. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Sterling always plays much better with Aguero. Let’s go Razzzzz!

  7. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Come on Sterling, hoover up the FPL points

  8. timawflowers
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Is aguero a good shout vs Brighton with jesus being inj?

    1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Extremely good shout.

    2. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      yep

    3. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      An excellent choice

    4. Marmalade Forest
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I’ll be looking to move Kane to Aguero

  9. 1zverGGadeM
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    As Aguero owner, Im quite happy this week 😎

    1. Freaki
      2 months, 26 days ago

      *gets injured first 10 mins*

      1. Four Hit Wonder
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Ban

  10. Nigel Knows
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 26 days ago

    What’s up with Jesus? Where is he?

    1. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      the search for Jesus goes on

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Almost like a fictional character

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Its a lot easier to find Jesus than Wally.

          1. Kiwivillan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Wally is in the hearts of all who looked for him

      2. ‘Tis the Season
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Thought he was nailed

        1. Nigel Knows
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Jesus is the bread

    2. Freaki
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Hammy injury

    3. Little fekirs
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Injured.

      Minor hamstring injury should be back after IB.

    4. Ginkapo FPL
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      All around us

    5. Four Hit Wonder
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      We was pushing his eyebrows so far up that they got stuck.

      He's seeing a specialist

      1. Four Hit Wonder
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Hence the secrecy

    6. Conor1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Someone else will have to go up for the crosses today.

  11. o0Ash
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    I have no idea how to bring Sterling in. Any ideas? I know I want to change a lot, but...

    Ederson Button
    Robertson TAA Coleman AWB Lundstram
    Salah Sigurdsson Barkley Perez Dend
    Kane Pukki Greenwood

    1. Dannyb
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Wont be easy without a wildcard tbh.

    2. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      drop kane

    3. Mambino
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      how many FTs?

    4. CROCosta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Kane and Siggy for Barnes and Sterling easiest I can think of

  12. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Would KdB Sterling Kun be too much in week 5? Don’t fancy City defence against Pukki 🙂

    1. money face bandwagon
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      They will score but concede

    2. Hairy Potter
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Liverpool have Newcastle at home that week as well.

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Yes it’s going to be a rerun of this week pretty much - Newcastle I suspect are better defensively than Arsenal though

        1. Hairy Potter
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          As long as Bruce can get Longstaff fully fit and keep Kraft away from the starting lineup after his nightmare debut against Norwich, then hopefully they'll be better defensively.

  13. Ginkapo FPL
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Ah well, Rico can make my third bench spot his own.

    1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      think im doing the same

    2. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Hanley's been chilling there for me. Hopefully he never comes into play...

  14. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Is this looking good all?

    Pope
    VVD Digne Zinchenko
    Salah Mount Ceballos Sterling
    Kane King Pukki

    Button Lundstram Soyuncu Dendoncker

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Looks good.. decent balance.

  15. Nigel Knows
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Come on City.

    It’s all or Nothing

  16. money face bandwagon
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    3x4m defenders in my team now. Anyone with me?

    1. Four Hit Wonder
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I agree it's a good move.

      1. Gnu Scott talent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        😆
        Sure thing.

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Why? Why would you do that? WHY!

      1. money face bandwagon
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Starting 1 out of 3 + digne and taa

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          2 out of 3 when TAA is benched 😉

          Which 3 do you have? Lundstram, Kelly and Rico? I'm not sure how long Kelly will start for but a good result for them yesterday.

          1. money face bandwagon
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Guess there might come to a week where all 3 of them are benched n I m left with 10. Hanley + rico + kelly. But again I can always fix it in the next gw

            1. money face bandwagon
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Hanley + lundsrtum + kelly I mean

            2. Twisted Saltergater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              True. Balance seems to be out of the window past couple of seasons. Load up on big hitters that are crazy consistent and fill the other spaces with fodder.

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Nope... rotating two.

      1. Trossard or not Trossard
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Hanley, Lundstram and Kelly?

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Rotating Kelly and Lundstram. They pivot nicely.

          1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Isn't Kelly just a transfer waiting to happen?

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              They all are

        2. money face bandwagon
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Yup

    4. Optimus.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I have 4 if you include Button and my WC is gone 😆

  17. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Sterling(C), KdB and King. I will be happy with 22+ points.

    1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I'll settle for nothing less than 42.

  18. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Sorry lads, got Sterling in for Salah this week. Sterling blank incoming 😀

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      You did what , o my god, good luck with the rest of the season and hope you have Salah(best player in the league) back soon.

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        I know, I know. Didn't like my team with Sterling, Salah + Kane, so dropped Salah and tried to "cover" with Firmino. Many probably did the same with Mane.

        Firmino has looked really sharp so far, but I know as soon as I need the cash, he's likely to be the first I look at.

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Every team needs Salah and then the rest imo.

          1. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            yep, classic overthinking.

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Nahh... he'll score

    3. Conor1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Never stop Salah. I did it once and never to be repeated. He will be top scorer again this season in the league and this game.

  19. Dacra
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    King Brace 2-0 will do me here, as a Liverpool fan with Ederson Sterling (not c) King.

    1. Critical Observer
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I wouldn’t worry, the VAR is there to see your boys to the finish line.

  20. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Mahrez on around 60 to grab the 1-0 winner. Obvs really

  21. FOO FIGHTER
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Imagine a Bournemoth upset today.

    FPL meltdown...

    1. Nigel Knows
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Ha ha imagine.

      Then again... no chance

    2. Four Hit Wonder
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Bmouth seem to have prepared for a defensive game.

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I'd rather imagine Sterling hatty...

    4. Hairy Potter
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Well Rafa's Newcastle did it last season, but they were far more disciplined than Bournemouth.

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Bournemouth last season were very very disciplined in this fixture

        1. Hairy Potter
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Really? Fair enough, I just remember Bournemouth from their two matches against Newcastle where they looked poor.

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 26 days ago

            It was ten behind the ball at all times - Mahrez sneaked the late winner

            1. Hairy Potter
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              I stand corrected!

    5. CostaCoffee
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I can’t even imagine one, not happening

    6. Chandler Bing
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      More chance of Newcastle winning the league under Steve Bruce.

    7. Midlands Saint73
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      2 for Raz and Hattie for C Wilson would do nicely.

  22. Bruce Lee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Which kit are city wearing?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I liked the oldskool one.. almost ordered it and I'm not even a fan.

  23. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    How Bournemouth won't even have a shot on target.

  24. the vanisher
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Thoughts on Daniel James at 6.0?
    2 goal in 3 games but not being discussed much or included in any teams here.
    On the other hand Mount with similar stats in a similar team has risen by 0.2 already.

    1. Chandler Bing
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Mount has all the set pieces and might even take the odd penalty. Chelsea definitely more reliable offensively as well.

    2. GinjaWhinja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Would be a worthwhile consideration if he had any chance of grabbing any bonus/BPS. Sadly, not in his game, even when he scores!

    3. JonBoy
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Considering him too. Just unsure how nailed he is.

      1. JonBoy
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        (I have Abraham so not too keen on that Mount double up.)

    4. Nigel Knows
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      If James doesn’t start then Manchester United are playing a weakened team.

  25. Nigel Knows
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Josep Guardiola swares a lot on ‘it’s all or nothing” on amazon Prime.

  26. TONY123
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Who's the best max 5.0 defender to bring in right now? I'm leaning towards Soyuncu and saving 0.5?

    1. RECKLESS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Soy but looking at lei personally they were torrid defence that too vs conservative Sheffield..Value in midfield in 3-4-3 with 5.5mcgin

    2. CROCosta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Mainland Niles after Spurs game, other cheaper options: Mings, Soyuncu, Pieters

  27. RECKLESS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Damn Pep played 4-3-3 instead of kdb favouring 4-2-3-1 with rodri. Guess lot of Assisting the assister today for my punt. Will se many angry posts of Kdb to Son by night

    1. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      When will ppl realise there's no such thing as playing deep for City considering how they boss the smaller teams with everyone playing very high up the pitch

  28. VAR Star
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Going down in the FF world from 1.3m to 88k!

    All thanks to a Salah captaincy, a Pukki Rave and a Vardy party.

    Still got Sterling to come and have only made two transfers so far this season.

    Hurray for me?

    1. Ode
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      That's a huge jump in the ranks, well done mate

      1. VAR Star
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Thanks mate!

        There’s hope for everybody!

  29. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Need 60 pts from

    Zinchenko/Sterling/Kdb /Kane (c) (Wilson)

    On 16 at the moment.

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Good chance

  30. RECKLESS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Now we need an hottopic for cheap.mids. I am lost between Mcginn and Mount

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Mount

    2. PUP02
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Mount