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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  1. bigbudgie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    22 days, 2 hours 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
        22 days, 2 hours ago

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

        Not worth waiting tbh.

      • HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        22 days, 2 hours 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
          • 9 Years
          22 days, 2 hours ago

          The Pukki FOMO is real.

          1. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            22 days, 2 hours 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
              22 days, 2 hours ago

              Reply fail, was meant to read rainbows and unicorns

      • The Sociologist
          22 days, 2 hours ago

          A) for sure

        • BAMBAA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          22 days, 2 hours ago

          A

        • AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
          • 3 Years
          22 days, 2 hours 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.

      • JJeyy
        • 3 Years
        22 days, 2 hours ago

        best option?

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

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          22 days, 2 hours ago

          b

        2. ritzyd
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          22 days, 2 hours ago

          A for this GW

      • sandman58
          22 days, 2 hours ago

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

          1. Misteak
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            22 days, 2 hours ago

            Mings

          2. Respect My Authoritah
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            22 days, 2 hours ago

            Coleman

          3. Gregor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 9 Years
            22 days, 2 hours ago

            Soyuncu and invest the rest elsewhere.

          4. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            22 days, 2 hours ago

            Zinchenko?

          5. MTPockets
            • 10 Years
            22 days, 2 hours ago

            a 4.5m rotator

          6. Winston.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            22 days, 2 hours ago

            Zinc for next four before wildcarding?

            1. sandman58
                22 days, 2 hours ago

                Reading this morning Mendy back in training

            2. sandman58
                22 days, 2 hours 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
                  • 4 Years
                  22 days, 2 hours ago

                  Then Pieters. You need some Burnley in your life.

                  1. sandman58
                      22 days, 2 hours ago

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

                  2. The Sociologist
                      22 days, 2 hours 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
                          22 days, 2 hours ago

                          Wat about Gilbeurt at Villa
                          4.4
                          Played well fri night?

                          1. The Sociologist
                              22 days, 2 hours ago

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

                      2. sandman58
                          22 days, 2 hours ago

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

                        • Karhumies
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          22 days, 2 hours 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
                              22 days, 2 hours ago

                              Rose a great shout

                              1. jtreble
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                22 days, 2 hours ago

                                Maybe - the TOT wingbacks are rotation prone however.

                          2. Nomar
                            • 9 Years
                            22 days, 2 hours ago

                            Mings.

                            Good fixtures coming up and BAPs magnet.

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

                            1. sandman58
                                22 days, 2 hours ago

                                Have Heaton
                                Double Villa wud be madness i reckon lol

                            2. sandman58
                                22 days, 2 hours ago

                                Didn't think replacing Maguire wud be that difficult
                                Lol

                            3. yakirh
                              • 3 Years
                              22 days, 2 hours ago

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

                              1. ritzyd
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                22 days, 2 hours ago

                                Dont like the kelly pick at all

                              2. Devo-McDuff
                                • 1 Year
                                22 days, 2 hours ago

                                No way

                              3. Nomar
                                • 9 Years
                                22 days, 2 hours ago

                                Sh*te for Sh*te.

                            4. Misteak
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              22 days, 2 hours 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
                                22 days, 2 hours 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
                                  22 days, 2 hours ago

                                  *Utd

                              2. Respect My Authoritah
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                22 days, 2 hours 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
                                  • 4 Years
                                  22 days, 2 hours 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
                                    22 days, 2 hours 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
                                  22 days, 2 hours ago

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

                                • FOO FIGHTER
                                    22 days, 2 hours 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
                                      • 1 Year
                                      22 days, 2 hours ago

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

                                      1. FOO FIGHTER
                                          22 days, 2 hours ago

                                          You cannot have a 4.5 FW if you going 343

                                          1. ritzyd
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 1 Year
                                            22 days, 2 hours ago

                                            Ah, good point!!!

                                  • Kiwivillan
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 5 Years
                                    22 days, 2 hours ago

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

                                    1. Hairy Potter
                                      • 4 Years
                                      22 days, 2 hours 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
                                      22 days, 2 hours ago

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

                                    3. MTPockets
                                      • 10 Years
                                      22 days, 2 hours ago

                                      One can hope

                                    4. Misteak
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      22 days, 2 hours ago

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

                                    5. Magic Zico
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      22 days, 2 hours ago

                                      Relegated from top six

                                    6. The Pesci challenge
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 5 Years
                                      22 days, 2 hours ago

                                      They’ll take 17th now

                                    7. FOO FIGHTER
                                        22 days, 2 hours ago

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

                                      • jtreble
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 2 Years
                                        22 days, 2 hours ago

                                        Your analytical skills are impressive. :).

                                    8. Differentiator
                                      • 3 Years
                                      22 days, 2 hours 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
                                        22 days, 2 hours ago

                                        They conceded 5 shots

                                        1. Differentiator
                                          • 3 Years
                                          22 days, 2 hours ago

                                          Whoosh

                                          1. soup natsi
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 4 Years
                                            22 days, 2 hours ago

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

                                            1. Differentiator
                                              • 3 Years
                                              22 days, 2 hours ago

                                              🙁

                                              Clearly my post wasn't sarcastic enough

                                          2. Brosstan
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 5 Years
                                            22 days, 2 hours ago

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

                                            1. Differentiator
                                              • 3 Years
                                              22 days, 2 hours ago

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

                                              1. Giggs Boson.
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 8 Years
                                                22 days, 2 hours ago

                                                Sarcasm translates really well in text 😉

                                            2. Brosstan
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 5 Years
                                              22 days, 2 hours 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
                                            22 days, 2 hours ago

                                            stop it

                                      2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 9 Years
                                        22 days, 2 hours ago

                                        united conceded 26 shots? what match were you watching

                                        1. Differentiator
                                          • 3 Years
                                          22 days, 2 hours ago

                                          Whoosh again

                                      3. MTPockets
                                        • 10 Years
                                        22 days, 2 hours ago

                                        Wrong way around stats I think

                                        1. Differentiator
                                          • 3 Years
                                          22 days, 2 hours ago

                                          ... x3

                                      4. The Sociologist
                                          22 days, 2 hours 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
                                              22 days, 2 hours ago

                                              ...whoosh?!

                                          2. Giggs Boson.
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 8 Years
                                            22 days, 2 hours ago

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

                                            1. Differentiator
                                              • 3 Years
                                              22 days, 2 hours ago

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

                                            2. Devo-McDuff
                                              • 1 Year
                                              22 days, 2 hours ago

                                              Whoosh!

                                          3. MeatPieSausageRoll
                                              22 days, 2 hours ago

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

                                          4. fr3d
                                            • 1 Year
                                            22 days, 2 hours ago

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

                                            1. Respect My Authoritah
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 5 Years
                                              22 days, 2 hours ago

                                              No

                                              1. fantasyfog
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 4 Years
                                                22 days, 2 hours ago

                                                screw you guys

                                                1. The Pesci challenge
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 5 Years
                                                  22 days, 2 hours ago

                                                  I’m going home

                                            2. soup natsi
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 4 Years
                                              22 days, 2 hours ago

                                              No

                                          5. Peter Ouch
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 1 Year
                                            22 days, 2 hours ago

                                            Perez at -36 with three red arrows

                                            Prediction for one more price drop?

                                            Tomorrow?

                                            1. soup natsi
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 4 Years
                                              22 days, 2 hours ago

                                              If any 6.5 mid returns today almost certainly

                                            2. ritzyd
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 1 Year
                                              22 days, 2 hours 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
                                                22 days, 2 hours 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
                                                  22 days, 2 hours ago

                                                  Shift to them after the BOU game **

                                                  1. ritzyd
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 1 Year
                                                    22 days, 2 hours 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.

                                          6. ritzyd
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 1 Year
                                            22 days, 2 hours ago

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

                                            1. soup natsi
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 4 Years
                                              22 days, 2 hours ago

                                              Mount fo sho

                                            2. But to who Chris Kamara
                                              • 2 Years
                                              22 days, 2 hours ago

                                              B

                                          7. soup natsi
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 4 Years
                                            22 days, 2 hours ago

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

                                            Never a -8 felt so good. 0.0 itb.

                                            1. FOO FIGHTER
                                                22 days, 2 hours ago

                                                Lol, Pukki is doing everyones head in 🙂

                                              • MTPockets
                                                • 10 Years
                                                22 days, 2 hours ago

                                                Fingers crossed for no midweek injuries

                                                1. soup natsi
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  22 days, 2 hours ago

                                                  Then enter wc

                                              • Christina.
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 9 Years
                                                22 days, 2 hours ago

                                                2 weeks late

                                                1. soup natsi
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  22 days, 2 hours ago

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

                                                  1. Ask Yourself
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 3 Years
                                                    22 days, 2 hours 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
                                                      • 4 Years
                                                      22 days, 2 hours ago

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

                                              • The Sociologist
                                                  22 days, 2 hours ago

                                                  Kane out for a hit is bold...

                                                  1. soup natsi
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 4 Years
                                                    22 days, 2 hours ago

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

                                              • Wijnaldum FC
                                                • 2 Years
                                                22 days, 2 hours ago

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

                                              • Jurgen Flopp
                                                • 5 Years
                                                22 days, 2 hours 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
                                                  22 days, 2 hours 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
                                                    22 days, 1 hour ago

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

                                                3. Bossworld
                                                    22 days, 2 hours 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
                                                      22 days, 2 hours ago

                                                      Which one would you prefer?

                                                      1. Bossworld
                                                          22 days, 2 hours ago

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

                                                          1. Devo-McDuff
                                                            • 1 Year
                                                            22 days, 2 hours ago

                                                            That a boy!

                                                      2. mojoindojo
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 5 Years
                                                        22 days, 2 hours ago

                                                        1 goal 4 assists and 3 bonus.

                                                        1. Bossworld
                                                            22 days, 2 hours ago

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

                                                        2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • 9 Years
                                                          22 days, 2 hours ago

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

                                                      3. mojoindojo
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 5 Years
                                                        22 days, 2 hours ago

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

                                                        1. MTPockets
                                                          • 10 Years
                                                          22 days, 2 hours 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
                                                          • 4 Years
                                                          22 days, 2 hours ago

                                                          Wouldn’t shift ceballos but quite like both transfers

                                                        3. Brosstan
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • 5 Years
                                                          22 days, 2 hours 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
                                                            22 days, 2 hours ago

                                                            Yeah. Looks like chasing points...

                                                        4. mojoindojo
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • 5 Years
                                                          22 days, 2 hours ago

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

                                                      4. Giggs Boson.
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 8 Years
                                                        22 days, 2 hours ago

                                                        Is Mount the next Lampard?

                                                        1. Jafoole_88
                                                          • 4 Years
                                                          22 days, 2 hours ago

                                                          Mount is the next Jack Rodwell

                                                          1. Devo-McDuff
                                                            • 1 Year
                                                            22 days, 2 hours ago

                                                            Behave.

                                                        2. Prisoner B5160-8
                                                          • 1 Year
                                                          22 days, 2 hours ago

                                                          No, but it makes for a lovely story.

                                                        3. Devo-McDuff
                                                          • 1 Year
                                                          22 days, 2 hours ago

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

                                                      5. Differentiator
                                                        • 3 Years
                                                        22 days, 2 hours ago

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

                                                        1. soup natsi
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • 4 Years
                                                          22 days, 2 hours ago

                                                          3 years too late

                                                        2. The Sociologist
                                                            22 days, 2 hours ago

                                                            Only for a -8 involving AWB in.

                                                        3. pingissimus
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          22 days, 2 hours 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
                                                            22 days, 2 hours 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
                                                              22 days, 1 hour 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
                                                                22 days, 1 hour 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
                                                                  22 days, 1 hour ago

                                                                  Yep

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

                                                          2. Giggs Boson.
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            • 8 Years
                                                            22 days, 2 hours 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
                                                              22 days, 1 hour ago

                                                              That and DDG

                                                          3. jtreble
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            • 2 Years
                                                            22 days, 1 hour ago

                                                            I see value in both AWB and Shaw.

                                                        4. KAPTAIN KANE
                                                          • 2 Years
                                                          22 days, 2 hours ago

                                                          Get your sofas ready lads, Kane's in town

                                                          1. Differentiator
                                                            • 3 Years
                                                            22 days, 2 hours ago

                                                            Need it, to save my Salahless team

                                                          2. Jurgen Flopp
                                                            • 5 Years
                                                            22 days, 2 hours ago

                                                            Son to gate crash the party

                                                          3. el polako
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            • 2 Years
                                                            22 days, 2 hours ago

                                                            No thanks, I'm straight.

                                                          4. MTPockets
                                                            • 10 Years
                                                            22 days, 2 hours ago

                                                            More concerned about Moura scoring after I sold him

                                                            1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                                              • 2 Years
                                                              22 days, 1 hour ago

                                                              Probably won't play with Son back

                                                          5. TheBrazilianRonaldo
                                                              22 days, 1 hour ago

                                                              Lucas Moura hatty lol

                                                          6. Cheesyzoot
                                                              22 days, 2 hours 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
                                                                22 days, 2 hours ago

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

                                                            • EL tridente
                                                              • 1 Year
                                                              22 days, 2 hours ago

                                                              Robinson and King to Cantwell and Haller for -4?

                                                            • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              • 9 Years
                                                              22 days, 2 hours 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
                                                                22 days, 2 hours 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
                                                                  22 days, 2 hours 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
                                                                • 4 Years
                                                                22 days, 2 hours ago

                                                                That’s like asking Mount to retire after the knock

                                                                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  • 9 Years
                                                                  22 days, 1 hour ago

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

                                                              3. TheBrazilianRonaldo
                                                                  22 days, 1 hour 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
                                                                    22 days, 1 hour 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

                                                              4. Babit1967
                                                                • 3 Years
                                                                22 days, 2 hours ago

                                                                Cmon Sonny (C ) a wee Hattie will be splendid

                                                              5. FOO FIGHTER
                                                                  22 days, 2 hours 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
                                                                    22 days, 2 hours ago

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

                                                                    1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
                                                                      • 2 Years
                                                                      22 days, 2 hours 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
                                                                    22 days, 2 hours 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
                                                                      • 2 Years
                                                                      22 days, 1 hour 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
                                                                    • 9 Years
                                                                    22 days, 2 hours 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
                                                                        22 days, 2 hours ago

                                                                        Agree

                                                                  4. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                    • 4 Years
                                                                    22 days, 2 hours ago

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

                                                                    1. Differentiator
                                                                      • 3 Years
                                                                      22 days, 2 hours ago

                                                                      Should be

                                                                    2. Lukey27
                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                      • 5 Years
                                                                      22 days, 1 hour ago

                                                                      Kane blank would be nice for us.

                                                                    3. Iceball
                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                      • 4 Years
                                                                      22 days, 1 hour ago

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

                                                                  5. Brakos2k
                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                    • 7 Years
                                                                    22 days, 2 hours ago

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

                                                                    1. Klein
                                                                      • 3 Years
                                                                      22 days, 2 hours ago

                                                                      I wouldnt keep him.

                                                                    2. The Train Driver
                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                      • 4 Years
                                                                      22 days, 2 hours ago

                                                                      Ft yes

                                                                    3. Prisoner B5160-8
                                                                      • 1 Year
                                                                      22 days, 2 hours ago

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

                                                                    4. Nomar
                                                                      • 9 Years
                                                                      22 days, 2 hours ago

                                                                      Just get rid.

                                                                      Hit if necessary, but really no point keeping now.

                                                                  6. Wijnaldum FC
                                                                    • 2 Years
                                                                    22 days, 2 hours ago

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

                                                                    1. Giggs Boson.
                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                      • 8 Years
                                                                      22 days, 2 hours 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
                                                                        22 days, 1 hour ago

                                                                        I'm just going to play him against City.

                                                                      2. Nomar
                                                                        • 9 Years
                                                                        22 days, 1 hour 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
                                                                          22 days, 1 hour ago

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

                                                                    2. soup natsi
                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                      • 4 Years
                                                                      22 days, 2 hours ago

                                                                      Watch Brighton game and think again

                                                                  7. But to who Chris Kamara
                                                                    • 2 Years
                                                                    22 days, 2 hours 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
                                                                        22 days, 2 hours ago

                                                                        B, at 4.5m he looks like a steal.

                                                                      • Kinkladze
                                                                        • 4 Years
                                                                        22 days, 2 hours ago

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

                                                                    2. james 101
                                                                      • 7 Years
                                                                      22 days, 2 hours ago

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

                                                                      (for those who own mane)

                                                                      1. FOO FIGHTER
                                                                          22 days, 2 hours 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
                                                                            22 days, 2 hours ago

                                                                            If you did Salah to Mane you’re an idiot

                                                                            1. ZICO SENNA
                                                                              • 8 Years
                                                                              22 days, 1 hour ago

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

                                                                              1. Nomar
                                                                                • 9 Years
                                                                                22 days, 1 hour ago

                                                                                This.

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

                                                                              2. james 101
                                                                                • 7 Years
                                                                                22 days, 1 hour ago

                                                                                Tempted by both

                                                                            2. Christina.
                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                              • 9 Years
                                                                              22 days, 1 hour ago

                                                                              calling me an idiot?

                                                                          2. Christina.
                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                            • 9 Years
                                                                            22 days, 1 hour ago

                                                                            not if you have 2 FT's

                                                                          3. james 101
                                                                            • 7 Years
                                                                            22 days, 1 hour ago

                                                                            Took mane on my wc

                                                                            He’s an amazing player

                                                                            But then salah is salah...

                                                                        • james 101
                                                                          • 7 Years
                                                                          22 days, 1 hour 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)

                                                                      2. Iceball
                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                        • 4 Years
                                                                        22 days, 2 hours ago

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