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. IRBOX ⚽
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    How many still think Mane can cover Salah?

    1. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Attacking cover does not exist anywhere, not specific to this example.

      1. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Salah doesn't cover Mane either.

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          No, he dominates him!

    2. fantasyfog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      over a season...me

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Living in a foggy fantasy.

    3. That TV angle at Highbury
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Still think they will end in approx same point range - maybe with a small advantage to Salah. But I’m afraid not to have Salah right now with high ownership and recent haul.

      Salah have penalties, but Mané seem to have improved his movement - I think he is better at getting in the box and that he gets more “easy” goals than Salah such as headers. I’m not sure myself though

    4. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Don’t rate, Mané, too streaky for 11.5m

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        A bloke with sense.. and a member with respectable history. Up tops!

    5. Demel
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      It was never likely. You just jumped on a short term bandwagon. It is quite common amongst new managers.

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Spot on Demel. Us professional veterans would never make such a mistake

        1. Klein
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Veteran lmao.

          1. IRBOX ⚽
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Veteran troll with no pedigree that’s the extent of it

      2. IRBOX ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        I jumped on Mane? I would never put such a poor player in my squad. You delusional?

        1. Demel
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Mane is certainly not a poor player.

          1. IRBOX ⚽
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            He is when you can have Salah for only 1.0 more!

    6. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      o/

    7. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Well both scored 22 last season so why not. My theory, get both and stick

  2. Superkitten
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Wilson to Haller seem a sensible FT?

      1. Gregor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Like it.

      2. FOO FIGHTER
          3 months, 12 days ago

          I acually had Haller. Worked my way to get KDB.

          Haller looking like a really good option and his price dropped so was not the worst thing to get rid when I can get him back 🙂

          1. Superkitten
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Cheers lads

          2. Winston.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Maybe

        • That TV angle at Highbury
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Salah + Cantwell

          Or

          Martial + Son

          Already have Mane, Sterling and KDB

          1. ONGO GABLOGIAN
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Martial & Son

          2. FOO FIGHTER
              3 months, 12 days ago

              What does your defence and attack look like?

              1. That TV angle at Highbury
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                I have Pukki and Jota in offense. In the back I have Digne, KWP and Pieters (great Burnley fixtures soon to come

                1. FOO FIGHTER
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Not a bad team, Salah and Cantwell for me.

                  • Uncle Avram
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Exactly the same team as me my midfield I has Mane,KDB, Son, Sterling and Martial

                    Although Salah killed it for me yesterday but midfield is cracking

            • EL tridente
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Robinson to McGinn?

              1. FOO FIGHTER
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Yes

                • Chandler Bing
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  I would, yes

                • Offs!de
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  I would say No. In Gw 3, McGinn has just created 1 chance which was converted to goal. To me, just manage another 0.5m to get Mount/James

                  1. Karhumies
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    McGinn had a different, deeper role GW3 compared to GW2 so you're comparing apples to oranges. McGinn is a great 5th mid but fixture dependant because he seems to have an attacking role only vs bottom half teams so you need a decent rotation option if you want to include him. Villa's fast counterattacks vs top half teams are played too fast for McGinn to typically join in.

              2. Chandler Bing
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Did anyone watch Haller last night? Did he look like the primary source for goals for the team? West Ham's fixtures are deadly.

                1. el polako
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  He is a quality player which cangive team more than just goals. His link up play is something special, think he will.get some assists too.

                2. FOO FIGHTER
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Yeah will be intersting to hear views about Haller.

                  • Twisted Saltergater
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Yes, looks very confident as a character. Shades of Ibrahimovic

                  • SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Get him. Trust me

                3. ONGO GABLOGIAN
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  God wildcard week is not fun...

                  A) Digne, Cantwell & Firmino
                  B) Pieters, Mane, Greenwood

                  Leaning towards A due to how sharp Firmino has looked but Man U are one injury away from Greenwood starting!

                  1. Shuko
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    WC week is fine, but the next week after that is not when you want another WC. 😉

                4. Infected by ebolasie
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Anyone else have/ thinking of having Cantwell + Dendoncker in their team? I made a WC draft and having those 2 really frees up funds for elsewhere

                  1. Shuko
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Except they take 2 midfield spots that should/could be used for better players.

                  2. Twisted Saltergater
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    I have Cantwell + Ceballos. Wish I could find 0.5m or so more for Mount but am going to be patient with Ceballos and maybe get both.

                  3. Christina.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    I have them since gw 2.

                    1. Christina.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      Heaton
                      TAA Coleman Dunk
                      Sterling Mane Mcginn Cantwell
                      Kane Pukki Auba

                      Lundstrum Donkey Kelly

                      1. Twisted Saltergater
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        3 months, 12 days ago

                        A great fire and forget team, that Christina. Not sure how you make transfers without saving 2 and losing a big hitter for midpriced options.

                        1. Christina.
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          3 months, 12 days ago

                          I have 2 FT's now and need to make a call...I want Laporte.

                          1. Twisted Saltergater
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            3 months, 12 days ago

                            You could do Aubameyang to Lacazette as I think he’ll start against weaker opposition.

                            Another option is Haller who frees up a bucket load of cash.

                            1. Christina.
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              3 months, 12 days ago

                              Yeah, Auba or Kane for the chop. Will see how Kane goes today. I'm not interested in Laca.

                              Haller on list yes as that will give me Laporte for Dunk and money to bring Salah back for Mane if I feel like it.

                  4. Kante FC
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Yes - got the same idea as you. They are both great enablers!

                  5. Hairy Potter
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Yep did that on my WC last week. My 11th player is a choice between Cantwell, Dendoncker and Lundstram. I got lucky and chose Cantwell this week.

                  6. FeedTheGoatAndHeWillScore
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Yes, I’ve got both. Has allowed me to get a strong def and a midfield of Martial, Sterling, Salah and Pukki, Wesley and Firmino up front. Cantwell in particular like a steal given how attacking Norwich are

                5. camarozz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Sitting on 16 points for the gw.

                  Sold Salah and Auba for Sterling (have Kdb) and Kane (c)

                  Brought in Pukki last night for a hit.

                  Dropped frm 438k to 1.2m OR

                  1. Dribbles
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      Still a good rank. Anything in top 2m is respectable.

                    • Rasping Drive
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      Me too, mate. 16 (-8). Need a Kane double hattie at this rate.

                  2. Twisted Saltergater
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    GW1 No Sterling - 3 goals
                    GW2 No Sterling - 1 goal
                    Wildcards Sterling in
                    GW3 No Salah - 2 goals

                    Going well this Salah / Sterling switcheroo! 😀

                    1. Shuko
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      At least Kane and Auba will be bringing in the points.

                      1. Twisted Saltergater
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        3 months, 12 days ago

                        Happy Kane Day!

                    2. camarozz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      I know lol. Look up. Did the same and need a big day today.

                      1. Twisted Saltergater
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        3 months, 12 days ago

                        I always argue for spreading the cost around but just starting with Sterling and Salah is all that’s needed at the moment.

                  3. Jet5605
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Hey guys, thoughts on my 3/5/2 team? Just took a minus 4 hit to get Haller and Pukki in. Plan is to downgrade Vardy > Barnes after the Bournemouth game which will free up funds to potentially upgrade AWB or Dendoncker.

                    Heaton / Pope
                    AWB / Zinc / Digne / Lund / Rico
                    Salah / Sterling / Martial / Mount / Dendonck
                    Pukki / Vardy / Haller

                    1. Jet5605
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      Sorry I meant 3 / 4 / 3

                    2. FOO FIGHTER
                        3 months, 12 days ago

                        Looking good.

                    3. Offs!de
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      YOu, the gOOd people!
                      .
                      Which one looks sensible?
                      a) King to Haller for free
                      b) King to Abraham for free
                      c) King & Greenwood to Haller & Abraham for -04?

                      1. ZeBestee
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 12 days ago

                        A

                      2. rjcv177
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 12 days ago

                        C, two strikers for one is always an upgrade

                    4. FOO FIGHTER
                        3 months, 12 days ago

                        How was Vardy's overall performance yesterday?

                      • Lemongrab
                        • 10 Years
                        3 months, 12 days ago

                        Been toying with ditching one of Robbo or Trent to free up finds but after watching the game yesterday there's no way I'm selling either. Both were playing pretty much as wingers and I'm sure a huge haul from both is just round the corner.

                        1. Coldplay
                          • 7 Years
                          3 months, 12 days ago

                          Yeah but without the CS, having both of them is not worth it imo

                          1. Demel
                            • 8 Years
                            3 months, 12 days ago

                            They won't keep failing to net clean sheets and part from City no team looks any more likely to net them.

                        2. Twisted Saltergater
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          3 months, 12 days ago

                          I don’t think now’s the time. Liverpool’s next 4 are all strong CS match ups.

                        3. Twisted Saltergater
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          3 months, 12 days ago

                          Btw, Arsenal played a diamond formation in the first half which played into Robertson and TAA’s hands, so slightly exaggerated.

                      • Coldplay
                        • 7 Years
                        3 months, 12 days ago

                        Best replacement for Perez? Have 7m to spend

                        1. Twisted Saltergater
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          3 months, 12 days ago

                          Mount or Trossard for me

                        2. Drip Doctor
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          3 months, 12 days ago

                          Mount

                        3. Offs!de
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          3 months, 12 days ago

                          Mount if fit, James, Trossard

                        4. ZeBestee
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 12 days ago

                          Mount, Lanzini, FAnderson, McGinn and even Cantwell. All good options imo.

                        5. Respect My Authoritah
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 12 days ago

                          Probably Lanzini

                        6. Collie01
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 12 days ago

                          I think I'm going Lanzini

                        7. Hairy Potter
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 12 days ago

                          Lanzini?

                      • Drip Doctor
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        3 months, 12 days ago

                        What would you do with Ceballos? Keep and hope he plays?

                        1. Deulofail
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 12 days ago

                          That was my plan when I bought him

                        2. Dribbles
                            3 months, 12 days ago

                            Keep, the kid can play.

                          • Twisted Saltergater
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            3 months, 12 days ago

                            Yep, I always make the mistake of not recognising great value. Started with Jimenez at 5.5m and sold him for Ings later.

                            A likely starter playing behind Arsenal’s attacking 3 should be gold for 5.5m

                        3. ZeBestee
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 12 days ago

                          If Cancelo comes to the team today, and impresses, then he may come to my team straight away. Issue is he may rotate with Walker in some games, but a potentially fantastic fpl prospect.

                          1. seewhyaxe
                            • 2 Years
                            3 months, 12 days ago

                            why get someone who is not nailed and waste a city slot?

                            1. ZeBestee
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 12 days ago

                              I think he will start today. He may take a game or 2 to become nailed. They spent a lot on him to be a bench fodder, plus more importantly he is a fantastic player.

                              1. Collie01
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                3 months, 12 days ago

                                I think it's wishful thinking to think he will be nailed. I think he will be rotated with Walker. If he played LB I might be more interested, although Mendy back now as well as Zinc and Angelino.

                          2. Respect My Authoritah
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 12 days ago

                            Seems like a terrible plan tbh

                            1. ZeBestee
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 12 days ago

                              Yes, it may turn out to be a terrible decision, but I can see him becoming a fixture.

                          3. Shuko
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 12 days ago

                            What makes you think Walker is not the first choice? If I'd have to guess, Cancelo will get like 3 starts this season.

                          4. Christina.
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            3 months, 12 days ago

                            I'm getting Laporte. Less than 8% ownership.

                            1. ZeBestee
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 12 days ago

                              Safest pick.

                          5. Meinhoff
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            3 months, 12 days ago

                            He will never be first choice RB, because Walker is a better player. He might rotate with Zinch tho also

                          6. dshv
                            • 2 Years
                            3 months, 12 days ago

                            If cancelo become nailed, i have Walker so ehat i have to do with my walker ??

                        4. seewhyaxe
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 12 days ago

                          what a game from Liquid.

                          ana throwing the game there without buying back?

                        5. Respect My Authoritah
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 12 days ago

                          What a goal from Harvey Barnes

                          1. ZeBestee
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 12 days ago

                            Perez is not getting a game after that.

                            1. Ask Yourself
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              3 months, 12 days ago

                              Different positions tho

                              1. ZeBestee
                                • 5 Years
                                3 months, 12 days ago

                                They can swap with the likes of Madisson.

                        6. Redric103
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          3 months, 12 days ago

                          Scout Notes headline after Man Utd LOSE at home to Palace - "Man United defence stunned as Rashford misses penalty"

                          Scout Notes headline after Liverpool WIN away at Southampton last week - "Salah blanks as mediocre Liverpool concede again"

                          Liverpool 3 wins out of 3 and top of the league, Man Utd one win in 3
                          Man Utd fan writing the scout notes?

                          1. Respect My Authoritah
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 12 days ago

                            Yawn

                            1. Brosstan
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 12 days ago

                              Hes right theres an annoying bias in a lot of the headlines. I suspect it has more to do with who the author has in his own FPL team than fan bias though.

                        7. Freaki
                            3 months, 12 days ago

                            Awb and mcginn to mings and mount for -4?

                            1. Dribbles
                                3 months, 12 days ago

                                Mcginn is good

                              • FOO FIGHTER
                                  3 months, 12 days ago

                                  Wait until news of Mount injury.

                              • Dribbles
                                  3 months, 12 days ago

                                  OR:- 2, 336,974

                                  Feeling fine on this beautiful day! 🙂

                                  1. ZeBestee
                                    • 5 Years
                                    3 months, 12 days ago

                                    I wouldn't care about OR at this stage. Just getting a proper team out for the shorter to longer term.

                                • +EV FC
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  3 months, 12 days ago

                                  I only want to make 5 transfers. Is it worth wildcarding for that?

                                  1. Dribbles
                                      3 months, 12 days ago

                                      That's a minus 28 so yes WC.

                                      1. +EV FC
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 5 Years
                                        3 months, 12 days ago

                                        It's only -16. I think a wildcard is worth more than that

                                        1. Rasping Drive
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 10 Years
                                          3 months, 12 days ago

                                          It’s borderline, I think. But as long as you’re planning for the upcoming fixtures rather than chasing points, you’ll have plenty of time to make the points back.

                                        2. FOO FIGHTER
                                            3 months, 12 days ago

                                            -16? Massive hit that.

                                        3. Deulofail
                                          • 3 Years
                                          3 months, 12 days ago

                                          I make it 29

                                        4. ZeBestee
                                          • 5 Years
                                          3 months, 12 days ago

                                          -12 if you factor in 1FT.

                                          1. fr3d
                                            • 2 Years
                                            3 months, 12 days ago

                                            My brain

                                          2. Deulofail
                                            • 3 Years
                                            3 months, 12 days ago

                                            Damn it. I was using your comment to further the joke, but your calculation is wrong. -16 already factors in the FT.

                                            1. ZeBestee
                                              • 5 Years
                                              3 months, 12 days ago

                                              Haha, yes you are right.

                                        5. Deulofail
                                          • 3 Years
                                          3 months, 12 days ago

                                          -8 when you factor in 2FTs.

                                      2. Kiwivillan
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 5 Years
                                        3 months, 12 days ago

                                        -16 is WC territory

                                      3. +EV FC
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 5 Years
                                        3 months, 12 days ago

                                        It's Siggy, Perez, Rico, Hayden, Wilson -> KDB, Pukki, Mount, Lunstram, Cantwell btw.

                                        I see 3 options:
                                        1/ wildcard at do it
                                        2/ take the 16 point hit
                                        3/ spread it over multiple gw starting off with Siggy+wilson -> Pukki + KDB
                                        (I have 1FT)

                                    • cigan
                                      • 1 Year
                                      3 months, 12 days ago

                                      Would you do Adams & Ryan >> Haller & Button for a hit or wait another week to have 2 FT for after the internationals?

                                      It would mean a second successive hit but Adams hasn't looked good and I'm worried he might not even start the next game. Not the easiest fixture either (Utd home). I'm happy with Pope as set&forget for the next 10 weeks so it's a long term move

                                    • mcgrejam
                                      • 5 Years
                                      3 months, 12 days ago

                                      Deciding on formation...

                                      A) KDB, Martial
                                      B) Mount, Kane

                                      A or B please?

                                      1. ZeBestee
                                        • 5 Years
                                        3 months, 12 days ago

                                        A

                                      2. Freaki
                                          3 months, 12 days ago

                                          B depending on mount injury and how Kane plays today

                                      3. dshv
                                        • 2 Years
                                        3 months, 12 days ago

                                        A

                                      4. Jurgen Flopp
                                        • 5 Years
                                        3 months, 12 days ago

                                        Best defender under 5m to enable Kean to Haller?

                                        1. Licky
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 7 Years
                                          3 months, 12 days ago

                                          Diop/Masuaku, Dunk still has some decent fixtures, one of the Burnley lads. I'm really just spitballing though.

                                        2. Collie01
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 2 Years
                                          3 months, 12 days ago

                                          Slim enough pickings. Diop has good fixtures. Kean should start next game so not sure it's a great time to sell him.

                                      5. gawa11
                                        • 4 Years
                                        3 months, 12 days ago

                                        Who is the best Barkley replacement for similar money?

                                        1. Collie01
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 2 Years
                                          3 months, 12 days ago

                                          Mount, Trossard are popular replacements.

                                      6. Jafoole_88
                                        • 4 Years
                                        3 months, 12 days ago

                                        Is Iwobi likely to start at home to Wolves next gameweek?

                                      7. Winston.
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 6 Years
                                        3 months, 12 days ago

                                        Best option?

                                        A. Ceballos —> Mount
                                        (+play Jota every week)
                                        B. Dendoncker + VVD —> Mount + Matip/KWP (+rotate Ceballos and Jota, and get stronger bench)

                                      8. Misteak
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 5 Years
                                        3 months, 12 days ago

                                        I have suffered the indignity of my first price drop. Jota is now 6.4.

                                        1. FOO FIGHTER
                                            3 months, 12 days ago

                                            Lot's of us are in the same boat.

                                          • MTPockets
                                            • 10 Years
                                            3 months, 12 days ago

                                            It's outrageous