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. bigbudgie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Going to be question of the week, but:

    A) Perez/King > Mount/Pukkiwagon
    B) Just Perez > Mount for free
    C) Perez/King > Cantwell/Haller
    D) Just Perez > Cantwell
    E) Save FT and reassess, Perez has BOU, Jota and Dendonker can score points at Everton

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Perez 3 blanks. Worth waiting when his price could dropp again?

      Not worth waiting tbh.

    2. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Predictable 🙂
      I went A but Jota instead of King before today’s price changes as I had exact money. The Pukki FOMO was just too much

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        The Pukki FOMO is real.

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Once I did the move and looked at my lineup for next week, I instantly saw

          1. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Reply fail, was meant to read rainbows and unicorns

    3. The Sociologist
      3 months, 19 days ago

      A) for sure

    4. BAMBAA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      A

    5. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      A just edges C, but for what its worth, I'm doing Dendoncker and King to Haller and Cantwell for -4, mainly as I've got a weak bench (Rico and G'wood) and the Lundstram/Cantwell rotation looks quite tasty.

  2. JJeyy
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    best option?

    A) Perez and Lanzini
    B) Haller and Cantwell -4

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      b

    2. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      A for this GW

  3. sandman58
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Any advice who to replace Harry Maguire with??
    5.5 mill and have Digne VVD Montoya & Lundstram

    1. Misteak
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Mings

    2. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Coleman

    3. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Soyuncu and invest the rest elsewhere.

    4. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Zinchenko?

    5. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      a 4.5m rotator

    6. Winston.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Zinc for next four before wildcarding?

      1. sandman58
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Reading this morning Mendy back in training

    7. sandman58
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Wats the views on Zinchenko guys?
      Some good shouts there
      Ñot sure on double Everton
      And have Heaton in goal
      Soyuncu is an intesting one
      Thanks guys

      1. Misteak
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Then Pieters. You need some Burnley in your life.

        1. sandman58
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Lol....Charlie Taylor wud let me change Dendoncker to Ceballos...surely Taylor will get the shirt back

      2. The Sociologist
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Wait for City game today, but I'd go Zinchenko. Should be nailed for the next few. If you're not keen, Soyuncu is a good alternative, as well as Mings.

        1. sandman58
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Wat about Gilbeurt at Villa
          4.4
          Played well fri night?

          1. The Sociologist
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Looks a good prospect, but I'm unsure if he's nailed atm.

    8. sandman58
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Cancelo an interesting one too
      Maybe judge after City line up today

    9. Karhumies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Rose/KWP, Coleman, Jonny/Boly, Monreal, Soyuncu. Cancelo after a few GWs into the future. I am currently rotating Boly+Soyuncu as my 3rd/4th defender.

      1. sandman58
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Rose a great shout

        1. jtreble
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Maybe - the TOT wingbacks are rotation prone however.

    10. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Mings.

      Good fixtures coming up and BAPs magnet.

      Thinking of getting him in myself once KWP loses his starting place.

      1. sandman58
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Have Heaton
        Double Villa wud be madness i reckon lol

    11. sandman58
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Didn't think replacing Maguire wud be that difficult
      Lol

  4. yakirh
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Do you think this worth a hit?
    Cathcart (new) + Perez (BOU)
    to
    Kelly (AVL) + Lanzini (NOR)

    1. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Dont like the kelly pick at all

    2. Devo-McDuff
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 19 days ago

      No way

    3. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Sh*te for Sh*te.

  5. Misteak
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Was it silly of me to bring in AWB? Mind you it allowed me to upgrade Perez to KdB... but I didn't bother to check that Manure have only one clean sheet in 18 or something.

    1. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Not the best move, not the worst either as It's looked relatively solid first 2 GWs.

      1. Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        *Utd

    2. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      United defence isn't the best choice, but it's not a bad one. Much prefer Coleman/Mina

      1. Misteak
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        I have Digne and don't think any defense except Liverpool's last season is worth doubling on. I'll give him two weeks and potentially downgrade to Mings if needs be.

        1. Respect My Authoritah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          If one of them is a good option, two of them are.

          Coleman v other 5.5s - better defence than everyone bar City, more attacking threat than Zinc/Stones.

    3. Freaki
      3 months, 19 days ago

      No it’s a good idea but maybe switch awb for a different 5.5 since their are loads of bargains

    4. FOO FIGHTER
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Yeah, after this weekend I can see a repeat of UTD results from end of last season. They were really bad yesterday.

      That is why I would stay clear from their assests. Have Greenwood on my bench but thinking of reverting to 343 so he will be going. Does not look like Greenwood going to get that many minutes unless injuries occure.

      1. ritzyd
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Surely a 4.5 fw is just sat in 3rd bench slot anyway so doesnt really matter

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          3 months, 19 days ago

          You cannot have a 4.5 FW if you going 343

          1. ritzyd
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Ah, good point!!!

  6. Kiwivillan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    After the Palace result are Man U in the relegation mix?

    1. Hairy Potter
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Nope, but anyone in the bottom half of the table last season plus the three promoted clubs are, until they prove otherwise.

    2. Licky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      No, but I think they'll struggle to be near the top four.

    3. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      One can hope

    4. Misteak
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      It can't be ruled out but they should have enough to scrape by.

    5. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Relegated from top six

    6. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      They’ll take 17th now

    7. FOO FIGHTER
      3 months, 19 days ago

      It is unthinkable, they will struggle again this season though.

    8. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Your analytical skills are impressive. :).

  7. Differentiator
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    After watching that palace game, I don't think United will ever keep a clean sheet again. They were totally dominated in defense and conceded 26 shots on/off target. AWB -> ? for -4?

    1. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      They conceded 5 shots

      1. Differentiator
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Whoosh

        1. soup natsi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          If you’re the one who whooshes it’s not a valid whoosh

          1. Differentiator
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            🙁

            Clearly my post wasn't sarcastic enough

        2. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Wheres the woosh? Talking nonsense and being called out means people dont understand?

          1. Differentiator
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Christ, though the sarcasm was clear in my post....

            1. Giggs Boson.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              Sarcasm translates really well in text 😉

          2. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            I can see the sarcasm now that you point it out but its hard when you include incorrect stats :p

        3. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          stop it

    2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      united conceded 26 shots? what match were you watching

      1. Differentiator
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Whoosh again

    3. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Wrong way around stats I think

      1. Differentiator
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        ... x3

    4. The Sociologist
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Depends on the rest of your defense... don't think I'd be looking to remove for a -4 though. If they do manage to speak a miraculous clean sheet he'll get some bonus for sure.

      1. The Sociologist
        3 months, 19 days ago

        ...whoosh?!

    5. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      If every person on the planet misses the "joke", is it still a joke? 😯

      1. Differentiator
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Failed joke :0). Just end up with egg on face

      2. Devo-McDuff
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Whoosh!

    6. MeatPieSausageRoll
      3 months, 19 days ago

      I don’t think I’ve ever seen a post backfire to quite this extent.

  8. fr3d
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    If Kante and Rüdiger are back, Maguire -> Emerson for free this week?

    1. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      No

      1. fantasyfog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        screw you guys

        1. The Pesci challenge
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          I’m going home

    2. soup natsi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      No

  9. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Perez at -36 with three red arrows

    Prediction for one more price drop?

    Tomorrow?

    1. soup natsi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      If any 6.5 mid returns today almost certainly

    2. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Yeah, annoying, want to wait till weekend to move him with league cup midweek but can't afford another price drop.

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        If we get another price drop before cup we may aswell keep for this week and shift to Mount, James, McGinn etc

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Shift to them after the BOU game **

          1. ritzyd
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Fairpoint but could be 0.2m swing by then. That's a lot at this stage. Bench is decent so could take the risk early doors.

  10. ritzyd
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Struggling with this one, Perez to:
    A) Mount
    B) Lanzini

    1. soup natsi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Mount fo sho

    2. But to who Chris Kamara
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      B

  11. soup natsi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Did Kane, King, Perez > KdB, Pukki, Haller last night.

    Never a -8 felt so good. 0.0 itb.

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Lol, Pukki is doing everyones head in 🙂

    2. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Fingers crossed for no midweek injuries

      1. soup natsi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Then enter wc

    3. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      2 weeks late

      1. soup natsi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        That’s the kind of thinking that ruins the entire season

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Losing Kane on a minus 8 before that run of fixtures is what ruins the season. Perez > 5.5ish and king > Pukki is enough

          1. soup natsi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            You mean ars CPL lei, I wouldn’t captain him for any of these

    4. The Sociologist
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Kane out for a hit is bold...

      1. soup natsi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Bolder when you bought him only this week but kind of ok when you have both Salah and Sterling

  12. Wijnaldum FC
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Trossard + King to Mcginn + Pukki (-4)?
    Missed out on pukki rise

  13. Jurgen Flopp
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Kean to Haller a good move? Everton just don't look like scoring many but starting Iwobi and Kean may change that.

    1. Devo-McDuff
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 19 days ago

      For sure. Both have the fixtures and Kean is worth keeping an eye on as I have been myself, but weirdly Silva is still reluctant to play him even when the alternative is a goal allergic DCL. Haller on the other hand is a guaranteed starter with proven pedigree and less raw.

    2. TheBrazilianRonaldo
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Yes please. I’ve had Haller since start and would love a bandwagon to 10% ownership to get the price up

  14. Bossworld
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 19 days ago

    I believe I've covered not having Kane today. Placed £4 at 11/4 that Kane scores 2+ . That may well stop it happening.

    1. Devo-McDuff
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Which one would you prefer?

      1. Bossworld
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Lose the cash! Though it would go a long way towards this year's cash league fee (£20).

        1. Devo-McDuff
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 19 days ago

          That a boy!

    2. mojoindojo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      1 goal 4 assists and 3 bonus.

      1. Bossworld
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 19 days ago

        888Sport (other bookmakers are available) are offering odds on 1 goal + 1 assist.

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      You just know he’s getting 1G 2A 3 Baps now 🙂

  15. mojoindojo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    King, ceballos to Haller, Cantwell for -8 is madness. Right?

    1. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Probably. Doesn't look great in context of a west ham fwd and norwich mid who need an extra goal each just to break even, but who knows

    2. soup natsi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Wouldn’t shift ceballos but quite like both transfers

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Yes but mostly because it means you had no long term plan when you brought in Ceballos. You need to give your players time or you will find yourself in the same situation again when Haller has two bad games and someone else looks good.

      1. mojoindojo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Yeah. Looks like chasing points...

    4. mojoindojo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Current team is
      Ryan Button
      Vvd Zinc Digne Lundstram pieters
      Salah sterling Ceballos Mount Dendo
      Kane King pukki

  16. Giggs Boson.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Is Mount the next Lampard?

    1. Jafoole_88
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Mount is the next Jack Rodwell

      1. Devo-McDuff
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Behave.

    2. Prisoner B5160-8
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 19 days ago

      No, but it makes for a lovely story.

    3. Devo-McDuff
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Maybe, probably not ... quite a benchmark. Next Joe Cole will do.

  17. Differentiator
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Differentiator whooshed our the door for -4? Yay or Nay

    1. soup natsi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      3 years too late

    2. The Sociologist
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Only for a -8 involving AWB in.

  18. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Finding the rush to sell United defence hilarious. Palace are specialists in upsetting the odds against top 6 away. See City Arsenal and Liverpool last season

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Their XGc is actually quite encouraging

      That team is absolutely crying out for a Roy Keane type though - an ultra aggressive leader to inject a bit of ruthlessness into the talent that is there

      They started so well and needed the goal for that early dominance & it would have been a very different result imo

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Perhaps true

        Think there defence is still a good call for the time being. OGS has probably improved in a fair bit if I’m reading the stats correctly.

        Suspect people are over reacting to Palace weaknesses. The attack looks horrid on paper but the goals for column has stood up fairly well over the last 2 seasons. The high pen count helps of course but the likes of MacArthur Schlupp Townsend and PvA chip in consistently. It’s a better attack in real life than FPL. And United were perhaps more vulnerable than SU to it. Still problems there mind - just trying to point out Palace aren’t complete dross

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          It’s also interesting that they’ve picked up where they left off last year home/away:

          Home: 0 goals, 1 point
          Away: 2 goals, 3 points

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Yep

            We talked about this preseason. Villa next up is an interesting one

    2. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Palace targeted Lindelof with long balls all game. His aerial ability is the only weakness in that defence now.

      I'd like to see Axel Tuanzebe given a chance with Maguire.

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        That and DDG

    3. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      I see value in both AWB and Shaw.

  19. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Get your sofas ready lads, Kane's in town

    1. Differentiator
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Need it, to save my Salahless team

    2. Jurgen Flopp
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Son to gate crash the party

    3. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      No thanks, I'm straight.

    4. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      More concerned about Moura scoring after I sold him

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Probably won't play with Son back

    5. TheBrazilianRonaldo
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Lucas Moura hatty lol

  20. Cheesyzoot
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Tammy worth a one week pint before WC in GW 5?

    Would mean holding on to Pérez instead of getting mount as I need to ship the injured Deeney...

    Or worth a hit to bring in both?

    1. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      I'd need at least 4 pints first
      Don't know really, but yeah Deeney has to go

  21. EL tridente
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Robinson and King to Cantwell and Haller for -4?

  22. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Tammy Abraham 2 goals from 0.2 XG

    After McGoldrick having 2 big chances but an XG of 0.4 in GW1

    Is it time to just retire XG as a player-level metric and leave it for team-level analysis?

    1. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      To be fair, Tammy's shots weren't in dangerous positions. After rewatching the highlights, I thought Krul should have done better with them.

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        There’s just so much variance in the player level XG numbers from week to week I don’t really think they add much value as a predictor of FPL points over 2,3, 4 game periods tbh

    2. soup natsi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      That’s like asking Mount to retire after the knock

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Im probably slow on the draw this morning... but... how are they similar?

    3. TheBrazilianRonaldo
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Over a lot more games xG on player level is useful. In early season it’s team xG, shots on target, touches in the box. So not retire, just wait until it’s relevant or trust last seasons data more than this ones in teams that are set up the same - Liverpool for instance

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        So we won’t have Abraham scoring 2 goals from 0.2 XG or mcgoldrick getting 2 big chances from 0.37 XG later in the season? Sounds a bit tenuous...

        The sample sizes need to be too large (hundreds/thousands of games) for it to be useful as a predictor of FPL points for player level analysis imo

  23. Babit1967
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Cmon Sonny (C ) a wee Hattie will be splendid

  24. FOO FIGHTER
    3 months, 19 days ago

    So I guess the biggest question remains, will Pukki keep it up?

    He is not going to score in all 38 matches, would be great if he does 🙂

    If anyone watched his performance yesterday would have noticed he has sublime movement. I do not think we will be seeing a one trick pony season from him...

    1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      If he scores against Man City, I think he’ll smash Vardy’s record of scoring in 11 consecutive games.

      1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Nah. He's not played a really tough defence yet. I'm a happy owner, but heavily doubt he'll do a goal a game for 12+

    2. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      A 6.5-7m pick only needs to be scoring 3.5-4 points per game to be great value
      Seems a reasonable bet so far

      1. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Exactly. He’s a forward. I’ll be happy with Pukki’s 20X/130 points this season. It’s the 20-30X from the D and M that’s the headache ...

    3. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Pukki's movement is awesome.

      Won't score every game, but is in a team that won't park the bus. Could well be a season keeper.

      Think one of the big boys snap him up next year. He looks like he has all the tools and is already better than anything Everton, United and Chelsea have got.

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Agree

  25. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    38 points with Sterling(C), KDB and Pope to play. Decent week?

    1. Differentiator
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Should be

    2. Lukey27
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Kane blank would be nice for us.

    3. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Also on 38 but -4( for Pukki that paid off) with Sterling (C) KDB and Boly left.
      Hoping for a green arrow today

  26. Brakos2k
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Keep Perez for one more or put in Mount if ok for ft?

    1. Klein
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      I wouldnt keep him.

    2. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Ft yes

    3. Prisoner B5160-8
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 19 days ago

      I'd sooner chance against Bournemouth than Sheffield, personally.

    4. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Just get rid.

      Hit if necessary, but really no point keeping now.

  27. Wijnaldum FC
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Trossard + King to Mcginn + Pukki (-4)?
    Missed out on pukki rise.

    1. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      You need Pukki some way.

      Not a fan of losing Trossard though. He's looking really good and created a massive 7 chances last game alone. Yes he has City next, but if you handle benching him one week, I think he'll reward you.

      1. Prisoner B5160-8
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 19 days ago

        I'm just going to play him against City.

      2. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Hmm.

        I'm considering Trossard to Mount though.

        Brighton fixtures really suck now and for all the chan es created they couldn't score against Southampton.

        Reality is Chelsea are a better team and Mount is their main man already now.

        1. Giggs Boson.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Trossard or Mount is a big issue for me at the moment. My gut says Trossard.

    2. soup natsi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Watch Brighton game and think again

  28. But to who Chris Kamara
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Which one shall I pick as looking to get rid of AWB.

    A Boly
    B. Söyüncü
    C. Minus
    D Alderweireld or other spurs defender and wait and see how they do against Newcastle

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      3 months, 19 days ago

      B, at 4.5m he looks like a steal.

    2. Kinkladze
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Is Cantwell at risk of being rotated out/losing his place?

  29. james 101
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    So what’s the morning after verdict on keeping mane vs switching to salah ?

    (for those who own mane)

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      3 months, 19 days ago

      If you did Salah to Mane and now want to do Mane to Salah, you will be taking hits on assets.

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        If you did Salah to Mane you’re an idiot

        1. ZICO SENNA
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Captain hindsight:)
          Next week could be Mane to score and Salah to blank, and the merry go round continues

          1. Nomar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            This.

            As a Salah owner I fully expect Mane to be the hauler next weekend.

          2. james 101
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Tempted by both

        2. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          calling me an idiot?

      2. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        not if you have 2 FT's

      3. james 101
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Took mane on my wc

        He’s an amazing player

        But then salah is salah...

    2. james 101
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      I’d be losing mane
      And downgrading wanB or Digne to do it if I did

      (Team)

      Pope
      Digne WanB Dunk
      Mane Sterling KDB Martial Cantwell
      Pukki Kane

      (Button Lunds Kelly Greenwood)

  30. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    A) Hayden to Cantwell
    B) Ryan to someone who doesnt play ManCity
    C) Save