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. JohnRoss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Didn't see the match for the eye test, but Anderson's stats were very good. Could he be back? Decent fixtures....or is Haller a safer option I suppose...

    1. GinjaWhinja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Lanzini looked the most creative from what I saw. Yet he doesn't shoot enough to interest me at this stage.

    2. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Lovely player - but Haller is the FPL pick yes. Anderson will be streakier. I'd prefer Lanzini to Anderson for FPL.

    3. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Thanks guys

    4. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Anderson looked great in these highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNd9zNaNcUw

      Getting forward and in the penalty box. Good assist for Haller.

      Considering getting him. Already have Haller.

    5. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Never trust Anderson

      1. Lord Tachanka
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        DTA = Don’t Trust Anderson

  2. FOO FIGHTER
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Todays results should give us us a few answers whether it is about having Son or KDB alongside Salah and Sterling.

    1. Drip Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      It won't. They'll both score well in the coming weeks.

  3. mcgrejam
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    How’s this WC looking....

    Pope
    Mina, AWB, Laporte
    McGinn, Salah, Sterling, Mount, Martial
    Pukki, Kane

    Subs- Kelly, Lundstram etc - team good enough?

    1. Drip Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Prefer Haller & Son to Kane and Mcginn. Other than that, it's good.

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        McGinn could be fool's gold.

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          He's 5.6 - a return every 4 games would be plenty

          1. baps sniffer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Is that enough? For 4.5 I can get a def and expect more imo.

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Solid

  4. jayzico
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Had anyone actually heard of Pukki before this season?

    1. Bruce Lee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Yes in fifa career mode/FM

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Everyone who follow the championship

      1. jayzico
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Ha I suppose so

    3. Critical Observer
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Yes. scorer in the championship last season, doing well for our national team as well.

      1. Critical Observer
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        *top

      2. Wally banter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        need that id for finnish league standings in fpl, could you please share..

          1. Wally banter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Thanks mate, finnish always do well in fpl... time to monitor the no.1

    4. The Mighty Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      I just remember him as the guy who was rubbish at Celtic

    5. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      ????……….....you live in a cave ??

    6. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Has anyone ever heard the word "Championship"?!?

    7. Free Hat
      2 months, 20 days ago

      My best friend had a cross eyed cat called Pukki thats it.

    8. ALegendJ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      He had a purple card in FUT19, submitted him in an SBC

    9. Brooksy86
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      FM12

    10. Root
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Yes

    11. PAL
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Yeah, I remember him from his Schalke days.

      1. Root
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        I remember him from his FC KTP days in 2006-07.

  5. Bruce Lee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Adam Johnson has more Premier Legaue assists (11) than Jesse Lingard (10) in the last 6 years. Adam Johnson has been in jail for the last 3 years...

    1. Critical Observer
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      #opta

    2. olidooley
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Haha...Lingard getting a bashing everywhere but he really is average

      1. FPL_DON
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Not wrong

    3. Jurgen Flopp
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Made me chuckle

      J Lingz

    4. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Jesse Lingard wont go to jail beacasue him and his mates shagging pillows.

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Erm

    5. Would Ed Woodward
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Did Jesse Lingard score or assist a PL goal?

      May 2018: no
      Aug 2018: no
      Sep 2018: no
      Oct 2018: no
      Nov 2018: no
      Dec 2018: YES (4G 2A)
      Jan 2019: no
      Feb 2019: no
      Mar 2019: no
      Apr 2019: no
      May 2019: no
      Aug 2019: no

      1. Critical Observer
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Really makes you think.

        Well, obviously it doesn’t really, but I find this peculiar: what gave the waterboy such impetus to perform in December 2018? Wanted to impress Santa? Left it late if that’s it.

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          2 months, 20 days ago

          There was a bandwagon afterwards too, people were suggesting him as an alternative to Pogba on here during Ole's good run.

    6. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      There's only one JL7

    7. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      He shouldn't be starting against teams that play a low block. Mata or Gomes should be.

      He does offer a lot off the ball against the big sides though. The goal against Wolves wouldn't have happened without Lingard on the pitch. He's a player that needs to be used selectively, and absolutely should never start against a team like Palace.

    8. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Jail Lingard

    9. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Lingard angers me tremendously as a utd fan

      Embodies what is wrong with the club

      1. Jafoole_88
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        True, but doesn't he just have the best goal celebration?! It's like he's Batman

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Can't remember it.

    10. PAL
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Hell of a stat hahaha

  6. OBAMA
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Hey guys, I have a very random question which is to do with a bet I have with my mate.

    Please only answer if you know...

    Were there any gameweeks last season where all teams playing scored? In other words, where no team left a clean sheet?

    Please let me know, it's turned into something way bigger than it should be lol

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Not sure but reckon we will ser less clean sheets this season compared to last.

    2. Bookkeeper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      There were NO gameweeks last season where all the teams scored.

    3. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      90% sure. there must be an easy way to find out

    4. mookie
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      GW 15 I think

    5. Underdog333
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 20 days ago

      GW 15
      The only one

    6. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      GW 15

    7. Klein
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      So you won or lost?

  7. Srv210
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    How nailed is daniel james in the united lineup??
    He has played well whenever got a chance and i think ole likes the boy, so anyone with an insight?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      2 months, 20 days ago

      He won't be getting into my team this season.

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Never say never 🙂

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Seems his place to lose after scoring again.

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Seems nailed. Played well. Lingard the player who should and will lose out of the attack.

    4. Bram
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Looks like Sanchez is going to Inter pretty much cements James' place I'd expect - his place to lose at least for now..

  8. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Anyone any ideas what the hell has happened to DDG?

    And over what time period does “bad form” become “just plain bad”?

    1. June 2018 – Problems begin at the World Cup where De Gea lets a long-range shot from Cristiano Ronaldo squirm through his hands as Spain draw 3-3 with Portugal.

    2. December 2018 – De Gea parries Shkodran Mustafi‘s header into his own net as Manchester United draw 2-2 with Arsenal at Old Trafford.

    3. March 2019 – Granit Xhaka‘s speculative shot flies in from 30 yards in a 2-0 defeat in the return fixture.

    4. April 2019 – De Gea dives over a right-footed shot from Lionel Messi as Barcelona win 3-0 in the Champions League quarter-final second leg.

    5. April 2019 – The goalkeeper’s positioning is called into question again as Gylfi Sigurdsson scores one of four Everton goals at Goodison Park.

    6. April 2019 – De Gea is criticised for allowing Bernardo Silva and Leroy Sane to score at his near post in a 2-0 derby defeat to Man City.

    7. Aug 2019 - DDG again drops a clanger at his near post, beaten by Patrick Van Aanholt, 2 minutes after Utd had equalised, allowing a last stoppage time winner winner for Crystal Palace at Old Trafford

    This is going on well over a year now

    1. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      trying to secure his dream move to Salford....

    2. Differentiator
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Confidence - see Huerelho Gomes at Spurs

    3. Kinkladze
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      He has a technical issue getting down to shots close to him; he brings his knee down...which works well for one-on-one challenges, but slows him down when the shot is only slightly to one side of him.

      Hence all the bad-looking concessions.

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Looks like teams have cottoned into this as well as it’s being continually targeted

        Between that & Lindelof’s diabolical aerial ability they’d want to get their act together

      2. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        He has a near post weakness and his obsession to pull off a save with his opposite hand when diving to the top left or right corner is an issue too.

        1. Kinkladze
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          that near-post weakness is the speed, he is slowed by trying to "bend fast" instead of just driving the arm down.

    4. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      If I was him I would sign that 5 yr 350k contract today as he is not the player he used to be......

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Per week

    5. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Always been an elite shot stopper but the rest of his game has never been top level. Perhaps a transfer not materialising has made him lose concentration, motivation etc.

      Alisson, Ederson, Oblak, MTS are all better imo, and I think most will end up agreeing (eventually).

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        DDG hasn’t even been in the same postcode as Allison or Ederson for well over a year, I’d be suprised if anyone (Utd fans included) tried to argue otherwise

        1. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          You'll always find nostalgic fans who do. Check the lads at United Stand and Full Time Devils, they say he's the world's best let alone PL best. Of course, they don't represent the whole fan base though.

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Not sure you’ll find the world’s sharpest minds on fans forums - see also Liverpool, Spurs, City etc.. etc...

            It would be crazy to seriously put forward that notion

            1. Berbinho's Forehead
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              Yep. Everyone fan base, particularly on YouTube and Twitter, have these sort of people.

          2. Would Ed Woodward
            2 months, 20 days ago

            I wouldn't rate him above Ederson, Alisson or Oblak.

    6. rozzo
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Never rated De Gea as world class

      Yes he is very good at shots basically fired right at him but put it either side of him and he is no better than dozens of keepers in the world game

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        2 months, 20 days ago

        I think that's a bit harsh, he's consistently made some amazing saves over the years and single handedly won us points that we had no right to.

      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Sounds like he has very cleverly utilised the laws of physics into his favour by being good at stopping shots straight at him 😉

      3. HollywoodXI
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        De Gea was world class for a few years. It’s not by coincidence that Real Madrid wanted to sign him for so long.

    7. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      took his drugs off him

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Get him the hell back on them or prepare for a struggle to make the top 10 I reckon

    8. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      He needs competition to give him a kick up the ar$e...seemingly Romero isn't giving him much

  9. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Score predictions for today?

    1. Here Comes The Son ★
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Bournemouth 1-4 Man City
      Tottenham 3-0 Newcastle
      Wolves 1-0 Burnley

    2. Lord Flashheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Bournemouth city 1-2
      Spurs Newcastle 2-1
      Wolves Burnley 0-0

  10. Klein
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Pukki(c) vs wham about locked for me. Its gonna be fun.

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Not when sterling is playing home to Brighton it won’t be :O

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      I’ll gladly take the haul (and the price rise) if it comes 🙂

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

      Tough captain choice between him and Haller for me 🙂

  11. hafakilo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Wildcard team 15 points, pre- wildcard team 43 points. Anyone beat that?

    1. Four Hit Wonder
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Umm I'm too scared to check how my pre free hit team scored but I know I'm now a proud owner of 11 pts.

    2. Don Rogers FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Playing Cantwell would have helped. But of course you already know that.

    3. Klein
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      6 left to play. So its actually not that bad.

  12. FOO FIGHTER
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Which front 3 looks better

    Haller Pukki Jota

    Or

    Haller Pukki Barnes?

    1. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      B

    2. The Poor One
      2 months, 20 days ago

      B

  13. Four Hit Wonder
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Haller too expensive for a WHUFC forward?

    Arnautovic the talisman had one excellent season (167, Stoke), and one decent (144) surrounded by two crappy ones (117, 117) with a starting price of 7.5m and 7.0m respectively.

    Antonio the differential peaked at 132 pts and never played more than 2400 minutes in a season.

    So...

    Is 140ish pts from a 7.0-7.5 player good enough?

    If not, do you think Haller is going above 140, e.g. that he's better in FPL than Arnie and Antonio?

    The score to beat is 144. No West Ham player had more, to the best of my knowledge.

    1. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      He has good fixtures now, not a season keeper imo

      1. Four Hit Wonder
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Yup. Could be good for short term before they ruin him.

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

      20 years since a Hammers forward hit 20 in a season - no other current prem side has had a longer drought of having someone do that.

      But why look at the season? Transfers exist and he looks on firm in an attacking side with a great run of fixtures. When that’s done Jim and Wolves may be over EL

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

        Whoops overstated it’s just 15 years. Teddy Sheringham 2094/5 in the Champo

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      he should get more mins than perenially injured arnie

    4. Bram
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Arnie would probably have beaten it if not for the injury from his head turning too quickly to money in China.

      I think WHM attack is as good as it's been for years right now and Haller looks great value. I may change my mind over a season of course but I certainly want him against Norwich!

    5. Wally banter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      i think he will get a hattie next week and i'm boarding the train leaving hurricane behind

    6. juho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      my concern is what if he goes cold and there are no other strikers in that bracket who are firing

  14. Srv210
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    How is this Team looking if I decide to play WC

    Pope
    TAA, Coleman , soyuncu
    Salah,Sterling, Martial ,Mount , Son
    Barnes ,pukki

    Button, ward, lundstram ,Wickham

    Bench is poor but maybe rotate lundstram,soyuncu and ward

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      hmmm...how many of those dont you have currently?

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

      Nice

      Think Ward is a good call generally but there’s a horror run of fixtures just over the horizon.

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      downgrade son upgrade defence and bench

    4. Aadii
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Downgrade son and Ward and get Harry Kane

  15. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    A) Zinchenko
    B) Walker

    Which would you go for and why?

    1. Riders of Yohan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      C) laporte. Only one that’s truly pencilled in.

    2. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Walker because he has more attacking threat and he's more nailed imo (don't think Cancelo poses much if a threat to him)

    3. Bram
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      B or Laporte - Zinch is a problem in the making in 2-3gw with Mendy return. Unless you have an unused wc you plan to play soon ofc then A.

  16. Riders of Yohan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Any news on the martial injury?

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      not gonna be any today is there

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        2 months, 20 days ago

        lol

  17. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Would Jota to Haller be worth it for -4 fellas, held off last night with Jota dropping i have just the exact money to do the move, but also have Martial injury doubt??? Already done Rico to Söyüncü

    1. Wally banter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      just wait

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Absolutely the right decision I’m thinking now cheers mate

  18. HD7
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    1 FT; 0.6M ITB
    If no injuries and suspensions after the GW what do you suggest mates?

    I really wanted to do Jota to Abraham last night but decided to wait and take the 0.1 loss

    Pope
    Digne VVD Laporte TAA
    Salah Sterling Mount Martial
    Jota Haller

    Subs: Button, Greenwood, Dendoncer, Rico

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      roll ft since u already took the jota loss, great team

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Nice team, Jota will come good.

  19. Free Hat
    2 months, 20 days ago

    When the deadline has passed and the game is updated,
    Whats the first thing you do?

    A. Set up your team for next gameweek

    B. Have a look at your friends/rival teams

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      a but not sure why

    2. Halftime
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      A

    3. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Check Marks team!!!! Haha

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        This. I always check Mark's team and make early transfers to emulate his team.

        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Haha I know what you mean mate, was well chuffed when I checked his team first gameweek to see my team was virtually identical bar 3 players!! Made me think I must be on the right lines then!!! Haha

        2. Giggs Boson.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          After reading this, I'm not surprised Mark's run for the hills.

      2. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Scary obsession

    4. Hairy Potter
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      A

    5. Prisoner B5160-8
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      A, in case I get hit by a bus.

    6. Kinkladze
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      (A) in case a Russia, China or someone nasty initiates a massive cyber war attack on UK servers, and we lose a week to all the international players.

      1. Forza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        This. If Putin doesn't own Pukki, we're all screwed.

    7. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Check cash league rivals immediately

  20. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Is there something wrong with the HOF. The links aren't working and even then all the FPL ID's send you to the wrong players.

  21. H-Over United
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    After some wine and the value problems of some players i did 3 transfers after midnight...

    King, Perez, Aké -> Pukki, Mount, Kelly (-8)

    Was it very silly???

    1. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Not very silly. Sometimes you need wine to give you the courage to do the right thing.

    2. Saint & Reevesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      This is how I do all my transfers. Proven

      1. H-Over United
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Hahahaha 🙂

  22. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Pope — Heaton
    Taa vvd digne Zinchenko — rico
    Sterling martial kdb perez — docker
    Kane king — wickham

    A: VVD + Wickham >> Lundy + Pukki (-4)
    B: Perez + King >> McGinn + Pukki (-4)

    A is the consensus vote as Perez/king dropping in price so best to get rid of them

    However, with A i effectively get two players as opposed to one with lundy a much better bench/rotation option then wickham.

    1. Critical Observer
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Lundstram has played most of his football this season already.

      I wouldn’t be in a hurry to get on board.

    2. Freaki
      2 months, 20 days ago

      So your saying lundstram is better than mcginn?

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        That's silly

  23. Kiwivillan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Guilbert posted on Instagram he turned up for training morning after game even though given day off. Teacher's pet 😆

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Could be good for people still have him. I'm keeping eye on at 4.4m

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        is he nailed ?

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Majority of Villa fans would like him to be although I have a lot of love for Elmo contribution to or promotion

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            thank you. i have targett so could be a straight swap and an exciting transfer 🙂

            1. Kiwivillan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              People want Targett to play as well but surprised how solid Taylor has been in defence

              1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 20 days ago

                cheers

  24. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Tammy abraham a good option ? he seems to be the main striker for chelsea and fixtures look good. or better to go with mount ? thanks

    1. Freaki
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Tammy is not nailed

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        ok thanks

  25. JohnBlack
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Just simple A or B?

    A) Wilson > Haller
    B) Save ft

    Current team

    Heaton
    VVD/TAA/Digne
    Salah/Sterling/KDB/Trossard/Cantwell
    Wilson/Pukki

    Button Diop/Greenwood/Rico

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      id go a

    2. Aadii
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      A

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        A or B both have their merits actually

  26. EL tridente
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Which combo is Best?
    A) Robinson to McGinn
    Or
    B) Robinson and King to Cantwell and Haller for -4

    1. the vanisher
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      B

  27. socho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Chelsea fixtures don't look that good, do they?

    1. Saint & Reevesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Better than most IMO

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      i think they are good yes

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Wouldnt bring any in right now, no

    4. Wally banter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Exactly... next three fixs doesn't scream goals for me

    5. Klein
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Shu wol and liv
      All quite low on xGa. I am not jumping for now.

  28. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    I have King and no MC defender. A goal from him would save my GW.

    1. Kinkladze
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      I have (S)terling, and no Bournemouth defenders....

    2. Prisoner B5160-8
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      I'm doubled up on Bournemouth today, on account I can't imagine them going anything else but apesh!t to snag a point.

      1. Kinkladze
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        ballsy!

      2. Bram
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        GL with that - "Manchester City are unbeaten in all 14 meetings with Bournemouth and have won their eight Premier League fixtures by an aggregate score of 25-3. "

        1. Prisoner B5160-8
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 20 days ago

          30-6 it is then.

  29. the vanisher
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Best MID option (up to 6,0)?

    A. James
    B. McGinn
    C. Jota

    1. Klein
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Ginny

    2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      B for me

  30. JT11fc
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 20 days ago

    The wee baby keeping me up so heres my WC draft for gw5.
    Martial funds probably spread to provide more depth

    Pope / Button
    TAA Digne Zinc / Kelly Hanley
    Salah Sterling Mount Martial? Cantwell
    Auba Barnes / Greenwood

    1. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Hopefully they let you sleep soon 🙂

      I'd personally get Pukki and Haller in, maybe for Auba/Greenwood. Cantwell can then cover Martial if he's injured.