Scout Notes

West Ham assets on Fantasy radar after win at Watford

Watford 1 West Ham United 3

Goals: Andre Gray (£5.9m)| Sebastien Haller (£7.4m) x2 Mark Noble (£5.0m)

Assists: Will Hughes (£5.5m)| Michail Antonio (£7.0m) Felipe Anderson (£6.9m) Manuel Lanzini (£6.5m)

Bonus Points: Haller x3 Noble x2 Gray x2

Sebastien Haller (£7.4m) scored twice for West Ham United to consign Watford to a third straight defeat of a decidedly miserable start to the season.

Hammers skipper Mark Noble (£5.0m) celebrated his first action of the campaign by converting an early penalty, only for Andre Gray (£5.9m) to level for the hosts in an entertaining first half.

Excellent chances came and went for both sides before summer signing Haller’s brace sealed the deal for the visitors after the break.

West Ham’s win was a question of quality over quantity at Vicarage Road.

Watford had 23 attempts, but just three on target, compared to 16 and 10 respectively for Manuel Pellegrini’s side.

Gerard Deulofeu (£6.4m) epitomised that lack of a meaningful end-product from the Hornets, with a match-high seven attempts, only one of which was on target.

Haller (right) scored a brace for West Ham as they beat Watford 3-1

Haller, by contrast, had a shot accuracy of 75% and a conversion rate of 50% from the four chances he had.

His first league goal in English football came from a tap-in following smart work by Felipe Anderson (£6.9m).

He then doubled the advantage with an instinctive overhead kick after Ben Foster (£5.0m) could only parry Michail Antonio‘s (£7.0m) header from a corner.

Haller’s 13-point haul – he was awarded maximum bonus – furthers the Fantasy cause of yet another reasonably priced striker, with the majority of the top ten scoring frontmen in Fantasy Premier League currently costing less than £7.5m.

The appeal of the France Under-21 international, owned by just 2.9% of FPL managers for Gameweek 3, is also boosted by his schedule.

The Hammers will host a very obliging Norwich City defence next weekend and they have just two matches with a Fixture Difficulty Rating of more than ‘three’ over the next nine Gameweeks.

Pellegrini’s first job of the season has been to try and successfully integrate the abundance of attacking talent now at his disposal.

Mark Noble scored West Ham’s opener from the spot

He might well have hit the jackpot at Vicarage Road, with Haller leading the line in a 4-2-3-1 formation that allowed Anderson and Manuel Lanzini (£6.5m) plenty of scope to get forward in support.

The latter earned a second consecutive assist of the season when he was brought down by Abdoulaye Doucouré (£5.9m) in the area after just three minutes.

Noble converted the spot-kick and West Ham were up and running.

Of the attacking midfield trio, only Andriy Yarmolenko (£5.9m) failed to impress, whereas his replacement Antonio, who came on after 55 minutes, set up one goal and could have had a couple himself.

Pellegrini’s post-match comments confirmed his continued commitment to progressive football, despite the 5-0 drubbing they received at the hands of Manchester City in Gameweek 1.

“It would be very easy for me, as a manager, to say after Manchester City to the players that we are going to play a different way and stay all back. I don’t think we would improve in that way. We did 45 minutes in a very good way against Manchester City. After that, we made an important mistake that decided the score. We’ve worked exactly the same though and we’ve won away, and now I hope we can win at home against Norwich City on Sunday.” – Manuel Pellegrini

That should increase the ownership figures of Haller, Lanzini and even the Fantasy troll that is Anderson.

FPL forward Deulofeu was deployed in midfield again for Watford

Only Deulofeu had more penalty area touches (12) than the Brazilian’s 11, and he was unlucky not to score when his glancing header shaved the post at Vicarage Road. He also created two big chances for his teammates.

But if West Ham attackers are now looming larger on the Fantasy radar, their defenders deserve to remain out of sight and mind for now.

Three matches in and the Hammers have kept no clean sheets and only Aston Villa, with 55, have allowed more shots than the 53 they’ve conceded.

That they weren’t punished for this generosity on Saturday was down to Watford’s wastefulness.

Deulofeu, as already mentioned, was the main culprit, but the otherwise impressive Gray was similarly profligate.

He hit the target just the once in five attempts, although he at least had the decency to score from that one accurate effort.

Will Hughes (£5.5m) set up Gray’s goal with an astute pass before contriving to miss an open goal from two yards out that rather summed up the Hornets’ sorry afternoon.

Head coach Javi Gracia lamented that failure to convert chances into goals.

“We’ve lost 1-3. That’s the final result. It’s true there were some moments in the game when we dominated, we created chances but if you don’t score with 23 shots then it’s difficult. We have to be more clinical when we dominate the game.” – Javi Gracia

His decision to partner Gray with Deulofeu in a tweaked formation was forced by a knee injury to Troy Deeney (£6.4m) that is likely to keep the captain out for the next couple of months.

“Without Troy, we tried a different formation, with four in a diamond and keeping two strikers with more mobility. In the first half, we did it well, with good chances after 10 minutes: two clear chances for Gerard. We tried a different way to find the balance, but not so well in the second half.” – Javi Gracia

Watford defensive assets remain off-limits for Fantasy managers

The goals, you feel, will come for Watford – Gracia’s side have scored just once from 42 attempts, whereas Manchester United have found the net six times from the exact same number.

But investment in that promise should likely be kept on hold, at least until after matches with Arsenal and Manchester City over the next three Gameweeks.

And, like West Ham, their defenders should remain well off limits.

The only reason for cheer at the weekend was the two save points Foster managed from his seven stops as Watford failed to keep a clean sheet for the 18th straight match.

The Eye Test

Watford fan James Moseley:

Watford looked very fragile at back against the counter but managed to dominate possession in the first half.

“They largely played through the middle nice with some nice one-two touch passing creating chances, asking some serious questions of the West Ham defence.

“Gray’s goal was fully deserved after Hughes drifted inside from the right and threading a ball behind the defence.

“However, the big problem was that the Watford full-backs were exposed to overloads in wide areas due to the diamond shape and lack of defensive width from the midfielders.

“Both Holebas and Femenía got forward themselves too to support the attack, although West Ham weren’t capitalising as much as they should, Anderson often drifting into the middle from wide.

“Also, Haller was largely anonymous before half-time, only really contributing a few headers from West Ham goal kicks.

“It was interesting to see that every Watford corner in the first half was aimed at Craig Dawson at the back post.

“He won a couple of headers but most of them were blocked and he didn’t look too dangerous.

“Watford continued to dominate possession in the second half although the game became a lot more open at this stage, West Ham only threatening on the counter.

“Hughes missed an absolute sitter while Antonio forced a decent save from Ben Foster in a one-on-one.

“Then Haller came to life after a quiet first half, tapping in from a few yards out. Watford were too easily opened up here, having looked fragile at the back all game. There was no challenge on Lanzini down the left either.

“At this point, it looked like Watford had given up but Welbeck and Sarr looked lively when they came on.

“It seems clear that Fantasy managers should avoid all Watford and goalkeepers. They have no chance of keeping a clean sheet against anyone.

“Holebas does get a lot of corners and wide free-kicks but none of them amounted to anything dangerous.

“Deulofeu looked dangerous and had chances but didn’t get many efforts on target. Hughes got in good areas and threaded good balls to Gray who looked threatening with lots of runs in behind.

“Lanzini was probably best West Ham player on Saturday and while Haller got two goals and one was a nice bicycle kick.

“Anderson was quiet until West Ham got the 2-1 lead then had loads of dribbling chances when Watford got stretched. Probably should have scored and then unlucky not to get assist.”

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Watford XI (4-2-3-1): Foster; Holebas, Cathcart, Dawson, Femenia; Doucouré, Capoue; Deulofeu (Welbeck 74′), Cleverley (Quina 86′), Hughes (Sarr 74′); A Gray.

West Ham XI (4-2-3-1): Fabianski; Masuaku, Ogbonna, Diop, Fredericks; Noble, Rice; Anderson (Fornals 78′), Lanzini (C Sánchez 88′), Yarmolenko (Antonio 55′); Haller.

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Lessons learned from Gameweek 3

1,949 Comments Post a Comment
  1. MikeBravo
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 17 hours ago

    Deulofailing...

    1. mookie
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 16 hours ago

      🙁

  2. Chandler Bing
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 17 hours ago

    Would you double up on Pool defense if you were wildcarding this week?

    1. COK3Y5MURF
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 17 hours ago

      No

    2. mookie
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 17 hours ago

      Nope

    3. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 17 hours ago

      Nope, but I'd have one

    4. SPorting
      • 8 Years
      27 days, 17 hours ago

      No. Not sure why anyone thought it was good idea.
      It's not like they were ever going to carry on where they left off last season.

      1. teneighty
        • 4 Years
        27 days, 16 hours ago

        Wingbacks playing and assisting like midfielders and a lot of clean sheets. Why would anyone want that?

    5. FOO FIGHTER
        27 days, 16 hours ago

        Had TAA and VVD from the start. Not intending to change it.

        1. chasedreamz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          27 days, 16 hours ago

          Pivot and get a Matip in there and use the freed' up funds and enhance your team.......

      • Pukki Party
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 16 hours ago

        Yes

      • Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        27 days, 16 hours ago

        No. Better value elsewhere

    6. Merlinho
      • 10 Years
      27 days, 17 hours ago

      Musing on Kane and Siggy to Sterling and Haller giving West Ham’s decent fixtures.

      What do you folks think?

      1. Dannyb
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 17 hours ago

        Yes, all day long

      2. Houldsworth Hatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        27 days, 17 hours ago

        Yes

      3. Drop the Dendoncker
        • 5 Years
        27 days, 16 hours ago

        Yep

      4. chasedreamz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 16 hours ago

        definitely. Its a No Brainer ! Sterling is a MUST !

      5. Peteski29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 16 hours ago

        Yes

    7. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 17 hours ago

      No Sterling, and I don't trust KDB with captaincy. Haller or Pukki the safer captain choice

      1. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 17 hours ago

        ?

      2. SPorting
        • 8 Years
        27 days, 16 hours ago

        Probably not.

        Besides, KdB is a solid option imo.

      3. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 16 hours ago

        Got all 4 mentioned players and seriously considering Haller, this game might be a goalfest.

      4. chasedreamz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 16 hours ago

        Work out a way to get Sterling mate , but out of these 2 - PUKKI would be my pick ....He is on a roll....keep riding him till the wheels fall off !

    8. SheBangsTheDrums
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 17 hours ago

      Best Jota replacement (up to 7)?

      A) Tammy
      B) Barnes

      Already own Pukki

      1. RFCSPACE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        27 days, 16 hours ago

        Barnes for me.

      2. Tonyawesome69
          27 days, 16 hours ago

          barnes

        • Drop the Dendoncker
          • 5 Years
          27 days, 16 hours ago

          Keep, but barnes if you must

        • BelgiumFTW
          • 1 Year
          27 days, 13 hours ago

          Tammy Abraham for me

          Sole striker at top 6 team.

      3. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        27 days, 16 hours ago

        No hits

        Heaton
        TAA Coleman Kelly
        Sterling Mane Mcginn Cantwell
        Kun Pukki Haller

        Hows she looking?

        Might push the boat out on a -4 as well...

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          27 days, 16 hours ago

          Other option is keeping one of Auba or Kane...

        2. SPorting
          • 8 Years
          27 days, 16 hours ago

          As much as I'd love to, I can't really fault it.

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            27 days, 16 hours ago

            good week for you. pity.

            1. SPorting
              • 8 Years
              27 days, 16 hours ago

              More luck than judgement. Being stubborn on FTs and not WC-ing until the IB (probably).

              Although Martial and KWP are now flagged and I missed another Mount rise.

        3. mookie
          • 6 Years
          27 days, 16 hours ago

          Looks good. Captain Kun?

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            27 days, 16 hours ago

            not sure

            1. mookie
              • 6 Years
              27 days, 16 hours ago

              I sure would

        4. waltzingmatildas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          27 days, 16 hours ago

          Feel OK with Mané instead of Salah? I have the same and although this week sucked, I think Mané will come good

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            27 days, 16 hours ago

            I will have money to bring Salah back if I feel like it

        5. Drop the Dendoncker
          • 5 Years
          27 days, 16 hours ago

          Looks purdy, kelly only question mark for me

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            27 days, 16 hours ago

            My -4 might be laporte

        6. Helia
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          27 days, 16 hours ago

          I’m jealous of kun in your team sheet. I’m .4 shy of getting him in with a -4 (without sacrificing salah sterling kdb). Would love to have him in but missing out it seems!

      4. EL tridente
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 16 hours ago

        Which Wild Card looks Best?
        A)
        Pope (Button)
        Van Dijk, Mina, Mings, Dunk, Lundstram
        Salah, Sterling, Martial, Mount, Cantwell
        Auba, Haller, Greenwood
        Or
        B)
        Pope (Button)
        Van Dijk, Digne, Laporte, Lundstram, Kelly
        Salah, Sterling, Martial, Mount, Cantwell
        Haller, Pukki, Barnes

        1. Drop the Dendoncker
          • 5 Years
          27 days, 16 hours ago

          B

        2. Freaki
            27 days, 16 hours ago

            B

          • Helia
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            27 days, 16 hours ago

            Your on wildcard and haven’t got kun in? Jesus is injured, just so you know.

            1. EL tridente
              • 1 Year
              27 days, 14 hours ago

              Jesus is back after next GW

        3. Burger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          27 days, 16 hours ago

          How did Son look yesterday?

          1. FOO FIGHTER
              27 days, 16 hours ago

              Lost

            • RFCSPACE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              27 days, 16 hours ago

              As bad as every other Spurs player.

            • Whats the Huth
              • 4 Years
              27 days, 16 hours ago

              Terrible

            • Gudjohnsen
              • 2 Years
              27 days, 16 hours ago

              Horrible

            • Balls of Steel
              • 3 Years
              27 days, 16 hours ago

              Woeful

              1. Burger
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                27 days, 16 hours ago

                Yuck, sounds gruesome. The gamble to bring him on WC didn't work then!

            • Over Midwicket
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              27 days, 16 hours ago

              Laughably incompetent

          2. RFCSPACE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            27 days, 16 hours ago

            Well this was a bad FPL week. Didn't want to take a hit with a solid looking team, so left myself selling Salah and King to get Kane and Martial. Could've been good, obviously wasn't. But I never would've captained Salah so I basically cost myself 10 points. Over the course of a season, 10 points isn't the end of the world.

            Sure it's a bad transfer, but a bit of Spurs fan it was more fun having Kane than Salah (before the game, of course). I'm sure there are others that had equally bad game weeks. Let's not forgot FPL is supposed to he fun. You'll do better next week (probably with exactly the same team).

            Speaking of fun, I'm going back to 3 at the back. Waiting for clean sheets is crap.

            GL next week all.

            1. FOO FIGHTER
                27 days, 16 hours ago

                I switched from 352 to 343.

              • Big Ping
                • 1 Year
                27 days, 16 hours ago

                You're right, it is supposed to be fun... and the most fun comes from getting lots of points and crushing your rivals dreams!

                1. RFCSPACE
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  27 days, 16 hours ago

                  Don't get me wrong that is also very fun.

              • thomashl
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                27 days, 15 hours ago

                See what you mean. I did the same (utd fan) but different, got rid of one of my 2 pool defs and brought in AWB, also martial. A bit of a let-down, but it’s double the fun if the point-scorers are from the team you love.

            2. FOO FIGHTER
                27 days, 16 hours ago

                Aguero or Sterling?

                1. thomashl
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  27 days, 16 hours ago

                  Sterling for ownership and minutes, aguero in addition if you can afford

                  1. FOO FIGHTER
                      27 days, 16 hours ago

                      For me it is either

                      Salah Sterling KDB

                      Or

                      Salah KDB
                      Kun

                      3 x 12m assets going to see you have to get rid of KDB otherwise your defence may not kook all that great.

                      Sticking with my midfield.

                      1. thomashl
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        27 days, 15 hours ago

                        I’d prefer KdB as well. Won’t get subbed unless injured or CL looming

                  2. Dannyb
                    • 2 Years
                    27 days, 16 hours ago

                    Sterling

                  3. Christina.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    27 days, 16 hours ago

                    both

                  4. Helia
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    27 days, 16 hours ago

                    Sterling if you got to pick. If on wildcard I’d 100% find a way to have both. I’m trying to figure out how to get kun in without taking too much of a hit

                  5. BelgiumFTW
                    • 1 Year
                    27 days, 13 hours ago

                    Aguero for me, with jesus injured

                2. thomashl
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  27 days, 16 hours ago

                  Got Kane in last week, and giving him (at least) one more week.

                  It’s Arsenal - makes sense?

                  1. Dannyb
                    • 2 Years
                    27 days, 16 hours ago

                    Raged him out last night, probably gonna bite me in the arse but I was livid.

                    1. thomashl
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      27 days, 16 hours ago

                      Ah, understandable - the good thing is you can go ashley barnes and fund anyone you want. Or upgrade to Kun

                  2. RFCSPACE
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    27 days, 16 hours ago

                    Have to hold for Arsenal IMO. Irrespective of how bad Spurs were yesterday, the derby will have goals. I'm keeping.

                    1. thomashl
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      27 days, 15 hours ago

                      Ditto. Also did an early transfer for once. This year I’ll ride the market forces like a tiger

                  3. Business Cat
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    27 days, 16 hours ago

                    I don't know, he was abysmal

                    Despite the fact he's had a summer off and is fully refreshed and definitely wasn't "tired", he was still shuffling around in the midfield like he was wearing concrete shoes.

                    This isn't the Kane of 2/3 years ago...something's permanently broken

                    Barnes and Haller are calling

                    1. el polako
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      27 days, 16 hours ago

                      English forwards often peak early - Fowler, Owen, Rooney and now Kane.

                      1. Business Cat
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        27 days, 16 hours ago

                        It is pretty Rooney-esque, yeah

                    2. thomashl
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      27 days, 15 hours ago

                      The temptation to go Kane-> Barnes and Martial -> KdB soon is very real, yes

                  4. Helia
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    27 days, 16 hours ago

                    If I had Kane up there, it would be an easy decision to kun. Even for a hit and chuck the (c) on him

                    1. thomashl
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      27 days, 15 hours ago

                      Will consider. Did an early transfer for once, so hard to do it this week for less than a -8. Still thinl the derby will have goals in it, the ars defense providing space

                3. waltzingmatildas
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  27 days, 16 hours ago

                  Is this team in need of a wildcard?

                  Heaton pope
                  Robbo zinchenko digne montoya Cathcart
                  Mane kdb martial mount dendoncker
                  Aubameyang jota pukki

                  1ft and 0.2 in the bank

                  1. Drop the Dendoncker
                    • 5 Years
                    27 days, 16 hours ago

                    Not at all, hold firm, hoooooold!

                4. Better luck next year
                    27 days, 16 hours ago

                    Which Wildcard team looks better?

                    A.
                    Pope Woodman
                    TAA Zinchenko Digne Maguire Kelly
                    Salah Sterling KDB Mount Cantwell
                    Pukki Haller Nketiah

                    B.
                    Adrian Woodman
                    TAA Laporte Maguire Lowton Kelly
                    Salah Sterling Martial Mount Cantwell
                    Aguero Martinelli Greenwood

                    1. Drop the Dendoncker
                      • 5 Years
                      27 days, 16 hours ago

                      A

                      1. The Pesci challenge
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        27 days, 16 hours ago

                        If you are going A take out nketiah (plays for Leeds)

                        1. Drop the Dendoncker
                          • 5 Years
                          27 days, 16 hours ago

                          Whoopsydoodle!

                        2. Better luck next year
                            27 days, 15 hours ago

                            Have exact cash for that team, and he's the only striker that comes at 4.4:/

                            1. thomashl
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              27 days, 15 hours ago

                              In that case just go for him. He probably won’t fall again, and none of the 4.5s get minutes bar greenwood

                    2. thomashl
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      27 days, 16 hours ago

                      How did Kane look last night btw?

                      1. thomashl
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        27 days, 16 hours ago

                        Feel free to use more than one word

                      2. Dannyb
                        • 2 Years
                        27 days, 16 hours ago

                        Have you heard of Morata? He was worse than that.

                        1. thomashl
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          27 days, 16 hours ago

                          Wow, that’s damning! Was it more on the team though, or on him in general?

                      3. mookie
                        • 6 Years
                        27 days, 16 hours ago

                        Best Benteke impression I've seen in a while.

                        1. thomashl
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          27 days, 16 hours ago

                          Lulz

                        2. Business Cat
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          27 days, 16 hours ago

                          This...the rich man's Benteke

                      4. Gudjohnsen
                        • 2 Years
                        27 days, 16 hours ago

                        It was two hours I'll never get back.

                        1. thomashl
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          27 days, 16 hours ago

                          Oh my. Well, he gets the nod against Arsenal and I’ll reassess

                      5. Balls of Steel
                        • 3 Years
                        27 days, 16 hours ago

                        Statuesque

                      6. FPL Pillars
                        • 3 Years
                        27 days, 16 hours ago

                        He might as well not even played haha

                      7. Big Ping
                        • 1 Year
                        27 days, 16 hours ago

                        He gave the number 8 role a good stab imo

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                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 10 Years
                      27 days, 16 hours ago

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                      1. thomashl
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        27 days, 16 hours ago

                        Kane - what to do if you went for him?

                        (Figure I have to give him a shot against that leaky arsenal backline)

                      2. el polako
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        27 days, 16 hours ago

                        Should Spurs sell Eriksen (surely transfer on the cards was the reason for him not starting), will all their offensive asstets become a "no go" zone ?

                      3. G.O.A.T.
                        • 3 Years
                        27 days, 16 hours ago

                        Is KDB essential now with that City fixture run?
                        Is he still worth when he is playing deeper with Dilva in the team?
                        Need a comparison of KDB threat with and without Dilva.

                      4. FPL Pillars
                        • 3 Years
                        27 days, 16 hours ago

                        Pool defence, will the patient approach reward those who stick it out? 🙂

                        1. Jordan.
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          27 days, 16 hours ago

                          certainty

                      5. Business Cat
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        27 days, 16 hours ago

                        Haller vs Barnes

                        Is Kane in permanent decline, a la Benteke and Sanchez?

                        1. Blue Balls
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          27 days, 12 hours ago

                          Barnes, Haller & Abraham

                          1. RedLightning
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • Has Moderation Rights
                            • 9 Years
                            27 days, 4 hours ago

                            Don't forget Pukki.

                      6. Christina.
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        27 days, 16 hours ago

                        time to buy Kun?

                      7. ZeBestee
                        • 5 Years
                        27 days, 16 hours ago

                        Best Perez and Jota replacements? Worth keeping for 1 more gameweek or there is more value elsewhere?

                        Also who is the best value mid? Mount, McGinn, H. Wilson, Trossard and Cantwell among others.

                        1. mixology
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          27 days, 5 hours ago

                          Would like to hear thoughts on this as well!

                      8. Galza
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        27 days, 16 hours ago

                        FPL over draft facility...
                        Only need about 4 mil. Is that too much to ask...? 🙂

                      9. The Train Driver
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        27 days, 16 hours ago

                        Haller looked really good, talk about him a bit? Thinking of C even with Salah and Sterling in my team...

                      10. Over Midwicket
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        27 days, 16 hours ago

                        Who are must-haves if wildcarding?
                        Is double Pool defence still viable?
                        Do we trust Kun? (Can't believe I'm asking that)

                      11. Captain Kakaroto
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        27 days, 16 hours ago

                        After 3 Gws do we have enough data to say which formations is most valueable? It seems to me that there is a lot of options in midfield (always each season), hence maybe 5 mids is the way to go.

                        1. RedLightning
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 9 Years
                          27 days, 4 hours ago

                          I started the season with an elite five at the back, but with the recent lack of clean sheets from the top teams, and with a number of reasonably-priced mids and forwards now showing excellent form, I may even go back to the old 3-4-3.

                          1. Captain Kakaroto
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            27 days, 3 hours ago

                            TBH i never was keen on elite 5 at the back.
                            I might also go for the old 3-4-3, although I promise to myself to try holding WC at least till international break.

                      12. SEYPULISIC
                        • 2 Years
                        27 days, 16 hours ago

                        Haller/Tammy/Joelinton to join Pukki & Barnes as mid-price forward bandwagon?

                      13. Drop the Dendoncker
                        • 5 Years
                        27 days, 16 hours ago

                        Best team names, other than the out of date Drop the Dendoncker.

                        1. RedLightning
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 9 Years
                          27 days, 4 hours ago

                          Pukki Blinders is gaining in popularity.

                      14. Whats the Mata?
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        27 days, 16 hours ago

                        Is it time to ditch Liverpool defs(TAA exception) atleast until Allison is back?

                        Also time to go 3 at the back with great value in midfield and attack?

                      15. Karan14
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        27 days, 16 hours ago

                        Is it time to shift money from defenders to attacker?

                      16. Amey
                          27 days, 15 hours ago

                          I am on WC.
                          What would be the team if you guys are on the WC this gw ??
                          I'm going with:
                          Pope Button
                          Taa Zinchenko Soyuncu Mings Lundstram
                          Salah Sterling KDB Mount Cantwell
                          Pukki Barnes Haller

                          1. Amey
                              27 days, 15 hours ago

                              Dunk instead of Soyuncu*

                            • RedLightning
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • Has Moderation Rights
                              • 9 Years
                              27 days, 4 hours ago

                              Difficult to improve on that.

                          2. Hedge
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            27 days, 15 hours ago

                            With West Ham's good run of fixtures, are you considering one or more of Haller, Anderson or Lanzini?

                            1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              27 days, 15 hours ago

                              Yes. And Antonio. 😀

                              1. tisza
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                27 days, 14 hours ago

                                Doos you reckon West Ham can find some consistency or will it be feast and famine?

                              2. FP Elephant
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                26 days, 23 hours ago

                                I hope as a Hammers fan that we can keep up the goals. Fixture run is great and they are putting the Man City game behind them. Certainly with Haller getting more comfortable we have a lot of attacking options. Good shout on Antonio, Doosra Love his style of play and can't wait for his top-notch goal celebrations. The only questions is where the points will come from each week. And we still have Pablo Fornals waiting to get more accustomed to the PL as well.

                                Tisza, I think the team will perform more consistently but I'm waiting another week to grab whoever looks like the best individual source of points after the international break.

                          3. DeadStar
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            27 days, 14 hours ago

                            Can you share your thoughts on West Ham attacking options please?

                            Top of the 'Attack' season ticker now for the next 10 game weeks. The likes of Haller, Lanzini or Anderson could be good but are they better than the other options in the same price bracket?

                            1. FortunesAlwaysHiding
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              27 days, 13 hours ago

                              Give serious consideration to Antonio. Yarmolenko doesn't look up to it. Bringing Antonio on changed the complexion of the game on Saturday.

                          4. jia you jia you
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            27 days, 14 hours ago

                            Is there any way that you can put a 'block' on a player in FPL? Or at least a way of preventing you from ever being tempted to captain them again at home v fodder?

                            1. Business Cat
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              27 days, 14 hours ago

                              You could probably make something using a Raspberry Pi, get it to scrape you FPL team, and if it sees Kane(c), activate an attached electrode to administer a shock.

                              Train yourself like Pavlov's dogs through negative reinforce to never do it again 😆

                              1. jia you jia you
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                27 days, 13 hours ago

                                🙂

                          5. Collie01
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            27 days, 14 hours ago

                            There seems to have been a lack of clean sheets this season. What's your opinion on this - that by the law of averages there should be more CS on the way or that CS are not going to be plentiful this season?

                          6. Jeanz
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            27 days, 13 hours ago

                            how do we fit Barnes, Pukki, Kun and Haller in our teams 🙁

                            1. RedLightning
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • Has Moderation Rights
                              • 9 Years
                              27 days, 4 hours ago

                              Easy, Harvey will have to play as a midfielder.

                          7. SomeoneKnows
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            27 days, 13 hours ago

                            1) Haller vs. Barnes
                            2) How essential is Mount ?

                          8. Blue Balls
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            27 days, 10 hours ago

                            Is Cantwell the best 4.5 (4.7) midfield asset in the history of FPL?

                          9. Kroos Kontrol
                            • 6 Years
                            27 days, 9 hours ago

                            Which of Perez/Jota/Bournemouth assets is the fire to put out right now? Or would you rather hold till intl break?

                          10. The_Socca_Philosopha
                            • 5 Years
                            27 days, 9 hours ago

                            For those of us looking to wildcard after the international break, which players are worth bringing in just for GW4?

                          11. FC Jammer
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            27 days, 6 hours ago

                            After blanks for many Man United assets in a supposed easy fixture, what underlying stats can be used to support or refute the case for signing Man United assets?

                          12. Yippeekiyay Mertersacker
                            • 2 Years
                            27 days, 5 hours ago

                            VAR - after this weekend's controversies; did many of us get overly excited pre season about transferring in penalty-takers?

                            Also Everton assets - stick or twist?

                            1. RedLightning
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • Has Moderation Rights
                              • 9 Years
                              27 days, 4 hours ago

                              The answer to your first question is Yes.

                          13. HollywoodXI
                            • 5 Years
                            27 days, 3 hours ago

                            Is having a cheap back three / keeper with funds loaded on your five mids and two forwards the new template?

                          14. Polar_Bear
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            27 days, 2 hours ago

                            Is it too soon for Abraham? Mount? Or double them up?

                          15. spider man
                              26 days, 23 hours ago

                              how to find a ffscout mods&cons league?

                            • purple lamborGhini
                                26 days, 23 hours ago

                                is Pukki captain material?

                              • FP Elephant
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                26 days, 22 hours ago

                                Player: KDB - do we need him or another Man City attacker to pair with Sterling?

                                Team: Wolves - avoid until they have been knocked out of Europa League?

                                Talking Point: taking hits - how much in price rise/falls justifies an extra transfer (and therefore hit)? And how many hits over a few weeks would be better played as an early Wildcard?

                                Bonus: can you reveal a fun fact about a Scoutcaster each episode? For example, is David from Christmas Island or why else does he have the flag on his team page?

                                Thanks!

                              • Shiva_Destroyer
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                26 days, 15 hours ago

                                Is it okay to go Adrian as a keeper on WC? 4.5 liverpool double for next couple of games.

                              • Basil1977
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                26 days, 9 hours ago

                                Cheap attackers?
                                Due to most people wanting Salah, Sterling, Mane, KDB, Martial in midfield. And most people having money in defence double Liverpool, Digne, Man city / Man utd etc.
                                Are cheap forwards the way to go? Pukki, Barnes, Jota, King. Please discuss which ones are best.

                              • Basil1977
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                26 days, 9 hours ago

                                Is Todd Cartwell a starting 5th midfielder in a 3,5,2 or is he best left on the bench as 1st sub. Is starting with Pukki and Cantwell (double norwich attack) too much?
                                Everyone loves cheap enablers that allow us to load up on expensive players.

                                1. jtreble
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  26 days, 9 hours ago

                                  Cartwell is a benchie.

                              • wernerhedgehog
                                • 1 Year
                                26 days, 9 hours ago

                                Jamie Jackson.. Now thats a talking point.

                            • Rinseboy
                              • 7 Years
                              27 days, 16 hours ago

                              Thoughts on Moura and VVD to KDB and Soyuncu for a -4?

                              Think KDB is due a big haul soon and Moura is getting too risky to hold.

                              Pope
                              TAA VVD Digne
                              Martial Moura Salah Sterling Tross 
                              Jota Pukki
                              Greenwood Montoya Rico

                            • Gudjohnsen
                              • 2 Years
                              27 days, 16 hours ago

                              What's the deal with Haller? Is he any good?

                              1. mookie
                                • 6 Years
                                27 days, 16 hours ago

                                Looking like he can finish. Lanzini and Anderson looking like they can create chances for him.

                              2. FOO FIGHTER
                                  27 days, 16 hours ago

                                  Looked proper over the weekend.

                                • el polako
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  27 days, 16 hours ago

                                  He is the real deal, not only a good finsisher but alsow great team player - made Luka Jovic look really good last season.

                              3. Burger
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                27 days, 16 hours ago

                                Son to Mount this week looking like the smart move?

                                1. el polako
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  27 days, 16 hours ago

                                  I'm surprised that people were ready to buy Son at 9.5m before he even kicked the ball this seasom, especially when you look at his poor form towards the end of last season.

                                  1. Burger
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    27 days, 16 hours ago

                                    Was a total gamble, poor start to my fantasy season so felt like a gamble worth taking work out so time to move on. And Newcastle should have been mince meat. Nothing more nothing less.

                                    1. el polako
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      27 days, 16 hours ago

                                      Fair enough, can you get KDB - City's fixtures are tasty ?

                                      1. Burger
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 4 Years
                                        27 days, 16 hours ago

                                        Already have, and Sterling, but at the expense of Pool midfielder.

                                  2. thomashl
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    27 days, 15 hours ago

                                    #metoo

                                2. FOO FIGHTER
                                    27 days, 16 hours ago

                                    Mount could be out.

                                3. ZeBestee
                                  • 5 Years
                                  27 days, 16 hours ago

                                  Good morning,

                                  Pope
                                  Robbo AWB Digne
                                  Sterling Salah KDB Perez Trossard
                                  Pukki Jota

                                  1FT, .3 ITB.

                                  What is the best thing to do here?

                                  1) Perez > Mount
                                  2) Perez > Lanzini
                                  3) Perez + Jota >> McGinn + Haller for -4
                                  4) Save

                                  1. Drop the Dendoncker
                                    • 5 Years
                                    27 days, 16 hours ago

                                    Like the lanzini move

                                    1. ZeBestee
                                      • 5 Years
                                      27 days, 16 hours ago

                                      Lanzini looks like their main man this season, alongside Haller and FAnderson. I am not sure if he is consistent enough in scoring and assisting but he plays for a very attacking team with good players.

                                      1. Drop the Dendoncker
                                        • 5 Years
                                        27 days, 16 hours ago

                                        More of an assist player

                                        1. ZeBestee
                                          • 5 Years
                                          27 days, 16 hours ago

                                          You think he justifies his price? Or we have other better options in Mount, Wilson or even FAnderson?

                                          1. Drop the Dendoncker
                                            • 5 Years
                                            27 days, 16 hours ago

                                            I like the fact he is a bit of a differential. Many prefer mount

                                4. Freaki
                                    27 days, 16 hours ago

                                    Kun or Haller lol?

                                    1. Over Midwicket
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 7 Years
                                      27 days, 16 hours ago

                                      Haller better value if you're not captaining them

                                  • Aftermath
                                    • 3 Years
                                    27 days, 16 hours ago

                                    How's this WC team look?

                                    Pope
                                    Digne TAA Boly
                                    Salah KDB Sterling Mcginn
                                    Pukki Haller Barnes

                                    Button Lundstram Cantwell Kelly

                                    0.2itb

                                    1. Over Midwicket
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 7 Years
                                      27 days, 16 hours ago

                                      If Martial is fit, I'd get him instead of McGinn. If he isn't fit, I'd still have Mount. Probably a season keeper at that price.

                                    2. Drop the Dendoncker
                                      • 5 Years
                                      27 days, 16 hours ago

                                      Like it

                                    3. svg53
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      27 days, 16 hours ago

                                      Very good.

                                  • taylormccormack
                                    • 4 Years
                                    27 days, 16 hours ago

                                    Who's the best replacement for Fraser (7.6 to spend)?

                                    1. ZeBestee
                                      • 5 Years
                                      27 days, 16 hours ago

                                      Mount if declared fit.

                                    2. Lord Flashheart
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 7 Years
                                      27 days, 16 hours ago

                                      Mount, lanzini

                                  • Sprofa
                                    • 8 Years
                                    27 days, 16 hours ago

                                    1 FT's this week (0.2 TB)

                                    McGovern, Henderson
                                    Montoya, Rico, Digne, Lundstram, VVD
                                    Salah, KDB, Perez, Dendocker, Robinson
                                    Wilson, Rashford, Kane

                                    Wildcard this week? if not where do I start?

                                    1. Drop the Dendoncker
                                      • 5 Years
                                      27 days, 16 hours ago

                                      I prob would wc this team, sorry

                                    2. ritzyd
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      27 days, 15 hours ago

                                      Yep - wildcard needed there i think

                                  • Burger
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    27 days, 16 hours ago

                                    Rash off pens now do we think?

                                    1. Freaki
                                        27 days, 16 hours ago

                                        Nah ole will still say that we have 5 capable penalty takers.

                                      • SPorting
                                        • 8 Years
                                        27 days, 16 hours ago

                                        You would hope so.

                                        But OGS will probably keep him on pens to give him chance to conquer his demons. Otherwise, he'll forever be scarred.

                                    2. No Professionals
                                      • 2 Years
                                      27 days, 16 hours ago

                                      A) sterling and abraham
                                      B) mount and aguero

                                      1. Drop the Dendoncker
                                        • 5 Years
                                        27 days, 16 hours ago

                                        A

                                      2. ritzyd
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 1 Year
                                        27 days, 15 hours ago

                                        A

                                    3. SPorting
                                      • 8 Years
                                      27 days, 16 hours ago

                                      Contemplating a cheeky -4:

                                      1) KWP, Perez, Greenwood -> Lundstram, Cantwell, Haller (3-4-3)

                                      2) KWP, Perez, Vardy -> Lundstram, Douglas Luiz, Kun (3-5-2)

                                      1. Drop the Dendoncker
                                        • 5 Years
                                        27 days, 16 hours ago

                                        1 looks nice

                                        1. SPorting
                                          • 8 Years
                                          27 days, 16 hours ago

                                          Thanks Gus.

                                      2. ritzyd
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 1 Year
                                        27 days, 15 hours ago

                                        1 looks good

                                    4. Brakos2k
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 7 Years
                                      27 days, 16 hours ago

                                      Which one?

                                      A. Barnes on 3 4 3 or
                                      B. Lanzini on 3 5 2.

                                      Cheers.

                                      1. Drop the Dendoncker
                                        • 5 Years
                                        27 days, 16 hours ago

                                        A

                                      2. ritzyd
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 1 Year
                                        27 days, 15 hours ago

                                        B for me

                                    5. ritzyd
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      27 days, 16 hours ago

                                      After Kane fail and another week watching Sterling get on the board would you wildcard this?

                                      Pope - 4m
                                      TAA- Digne- LAPORTE- Soyuncu- Montoya
                                      Salah - Kdb - Martial- PEREZ- DENDO
                                      KANE- Pukki- Greenwood

                                      TO:

                                      Pope - 4m
                                      TAA- Digne- Soyuncu- Montoya- LUNDSTRAM
                                      Salah- Kdb- STERLING- Martial- MOUNT
                                      Pukki- WESLEY- greenwood

                                      1. Drop the Dendoncker
                                        • 5 Years
                                        27 days, 16 hours ago

                                        Just take a -8, dont wc

                                        1. ritzyd
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 1 Year
                                          27 days, 15 hours ago

                                          Would be a -12

                                    6. Lingard’s Shin Guards
                                        27 days, 16 hours ago

                                        Any ideas for the team below? - Willing to take a -4 or even a -8

                                        Pope
                                        AWB Mina Soyuncu
                                        Sterling Mane KDB Martial Cantwell
                                        Kane Pukki

                                        Button Lundstrum Montoya Wickham (1FT, 0.3m itb)

                                        Could do something like Kane, Martial -> Aguero, Mount?

                                        1. ritzyd
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 1 Year
                                          27 days, 15 hours ago

                                          Looks pretty good. I would probably save that FT

                                      • What's happening Harry?
                                        RubeRx
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 4 Years
                                        27 days, 16 hours ago

                                        Spurs loss to Newcastle is no fluke. Lets not forget they also fell behind to Villa and struggled to break them down for 89 minutes. While most will point to Eriksen benching as the culprit, I think a lot of this also has to do with Harry Kane himself.

                                        Honestly starting to believe that since being rushed back for his invisible CL final performance, he just hasn’t been the same since. Noticeable lack of lateral movements off the ball, reduced burst of speed on his first touch, couldnt get any separation or space all game from any defender that was marking him. Kane doesn’t miss those 6 yard sitters to close out a game.

                                        Could these mutiple ankle ligament injuries be taking a toll on him? I really don’t tend to overreact to a just a handful of games, but even though with a small sample size he’s had plenty of time to recover and work himself into his normal form. And after carefully analyzing this game, his movements seemed very limited to me.

                                        I don’t even own Kane, but in the case I did, I would seriously consider getting rid until he shows he has returned to peak form.

                                        What do you think? Being too harsh?
                                        Old news? Hot topic?

                                        1. ZeBestee
                                          • 5 Years
                                          27 days, 16 hours ago

                                          Kane will bang a lot of goals if he has creativity around him. Eriksen, Alli and Son coming back will make a big difference. I still think Son is the best route to Spurs attack though, as he has shown last season.

                                        2. Christina.
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 9 Years
                                          27 days, 16 hours ago

                                          Eriksen playing is crucial. Could have had a penalty though.

                                          1. The Train Driver
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 4 Years
                                            27 days, 16 hours ago

                                            Should have had, strange decision...

                                        3. Zilla
                                          • 1 Year
                                          27 days, 16 hours ago

                                          Spurs' performance keeps going down since the half of last season.

                                        4. Business Cat
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 5 Years
                                          27 days, 14 hours ago

                                          I think he's entered into a permanent Rooney-esque period of slow decline.

                                          Given he's had all summer off and was supposed to be fresh, rejuvenated and hungry, he still looks slow, lethargic and shuffles arounds in the midfield like a player 10 years older

                                        5. MosF94
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          27 days, 14 hours ago

                                          Disagree. There was one moment against Newcastle where Kane was 1v1 with a defender in the left channel, knocked it past him with a burst of pace and put a decent cross in for Lucas.

                                          Against Villa, he was frequently trying to play on the last shoulder and get in behind.

                                          Against Newcastle, there were three main problems.

                                          1) No creativity supplied to him or the other forwards. Just dreadful.

                                          2) Because of his, he was having to drop deeper to try to create something, which is not what I like to see from Harry Kane.

                                          3) He wasn't at his best. Don't think him snatching at that shot has anything to do with decline - he just wasn't playing well, was frustrated, and lacked his usual composure.

                                          He'll be back, once the team improves, and/or when they aren't playing teams who park the bus

                                          1. asquishypotato
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 6 Years
                                            27 days, 11 hours ago

                                            Whilst I can see your point, I’d still have my concerns with your opening paragraph - do we want our 11 million forward, who was a lot of people’s captain this week, playing in other midfielders like a poor mans KDB? I’d say not.

                                        6. tisza
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 4 Years
                                          27 days, 11 hours ago

                                          still think it's the old argument that Spurs midfielders (Eriksen aside) prefer to score their own goals rather than provide assists.
                                          Likes of Moura, Lamela and Son often pick the wrong option by shooting rather than picking out players in better positions.
                                          Eriksen aside not a lot of creativity in Spurs midfield.
                                          Also their fullbacks used to create a lot of chances for Kane but seemingly less so last 18 months.

                                          1. SweepaKeepa
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 3 Years
                                            27 days, 5 hours ago

                                            Lo Celso should help there.

                                          2. The Hindu Monkey
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 5 Years
                                            26 days, 15 hours ago

                                            great point on the fullbacks... they used to be some of the best options in the game... now complete and utter toilet

                                        7. the Penman
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 7 Years
                                          27 days, 11 hours ago

                                          I thought Spurs looked like they were playing a 4-3-3 with Son, Lamela and Moura across the front. Kane was nowhere most of the time going forward.

                                        8. asquishypotato
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 6 Years
                                          27 days, 11 hours ago

                                          So far I’ve avoided Kane, and whilst I was worried, the combination of these games has left me less concerned.

                                          Against teams that park the bus, unless he delivery is good (it hasn’t) spurs have been struggling.

                                          When playing against teams that leave space, it’s Son, Moura, even Dele when fit who played in front of him.

                                          Right now it’s penalties and hoping for an error - not for me when the midfield is delivering.

                                        9. andy85wsm
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • Has Moderation Rights
                                          • 9 Years
                                          27 days, 10 hours ago

                                          I still think Kane is a good player, but he's no an FPL option for me.

                                          The game has changed, Salah/Mane and Sterling are great options for not too much more money who WILL outscore Kane by the end of the season if they all get similar minutes.

                                          They're got more avenues to get bigger hauls.

                                          Fitting 2 of them + Kane probably means no KDB as well who is steadily ticking over.

                                          Kane was great a few seasons ago but the game has changed.

                                          1. andy85wsm
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • Has Moderation Rights
                                            • 9 Years
                                            27 days, 10 hours ago

                                            no longer an FPL option for me*

                                            *That could of course change at some point but right now I only have eyes for the premium mids.

                                        10. Baines on Toast...
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 9 Years
                                          27 days, 10 hours ago

                                          The NLD is the big test of how he’s feeling IMO. Usually rises to the occasion.

                                        11. Athletic Nasherbo
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 2 Years
                                          27 days, 8 hours ago

                                          Kane has struggled for over a year now imo. Still a very good striker but not world class like he used to be- Has become very one-dimensional to play against.

                                          Would be very interesting to see Kane under a new manager. Think he needs something new because he has looked stale.

                                        12. Hairy Potter
                                          • 4 Years
                                          27 days, 8 hours ago

                                          I remember when Shearer went through a phase like this and Bobby Robson became manager at Newcastle. Robson told Shearer to concentrate on being in the box for crosses, not to toil for the team on the wing, receive the ball on the half turn rather than back to goal. Robson then built a team around Shearer to get crosses and have pace around him. I don't see Spurs really trying to play to Kane's strengths and creating for him at the minute.

                                        13. FPLFreddo
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 10 Years
                                          27 days, 8 hours ago

                                          Not harsh at all, Spurs have won something like four of the last fifteen games, they are not at the level of City & Liverpool.

                                          Kane owner here, he'll score goals, he's Kane but will he score enough to trust him with the captaincy over Salah or Sterling? I have my doubts.

                                        14. RealVirg
                                            27 days, 8 hours ago

                                            For those wondering why there was such a surprising Spurs/ Harry Kane result, I have performed some analysis to identify the key driver:

                                            https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2019/08/24/martial-leads-united-line-as-potter-roulette-strikes-again/?hc_page=12&hc_sort_by=comment_date#hc_comment_20717917

                                          • marco_atk85
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 6 Years
                                            27 days, 6 hours ago

                                            Eriksen is vital. W/o him, Kane drops deep to collect the ball and when he plays forward he's not there. When he's there, there are 3 defenders around him. Banged 2 goals first week, played against man city last week and this week, he should have had 2 penalties. I own him and just have worries about Eriksen leaving and Alli not in the squad. His problem isn't him

                                          • Somar
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 3 Years
                                            27 days, 3 hours ago

                                            This is 7 reasons why getting rid of Kane (177124 managers already have at the time of writing this) is not a good move. Ignore this at your own peril :

                                            - Kane has always had a slow start to a Premier League season.

                                            - Newcastle United parked the bus in GW3. They did not want to go toe-to-toe with Spurs because they knew if they did that, Kane would punish them like Pukki did in GW 2. Also, he should have had a penalty.

                                            - Manchester City are Manchester City. They were always going to limit Spurs getting forward and having a sniff at goal.

                                            - Against Villa, Kane was in the Top 5 for both Total Attempts on goal and attempts on target.

                                            - Eriksen has not been starting for Spurs. At this point, it is clear to everyone, especially Poch that Eriksen is instrumental to the team. I am 99% certain he will start against Arsenal in GW 4. Unlikely that he will leave Spurs this window.

                                            - Son is back! He still needs to settle in after not playing for a while but his energy and pace will add to Kane's output.

                                            - Spurs are on top of the fixture favourability table for the next 4 Gameweeks from an attacking perspective.

                                            - Do not knee jerk. Kane will deliver. He delivers every season.

                                          • Skloppy Kops
                                            • 4 Years
                                            26 days, 19 hours ago

                                            I own Kane and Capped him, but as soon as the squad was announced, I knew the chance of Kane blanking is high.
                                            With Lamela, Moura and Son (supposedly) behind him, all of them were trying to play for themselves, selfish in the box and trying to go all the way on their own, mainly Lamela, who was playing the n°10 role. His decision making is so bad that he ruins all counter and almost all attacks.
                                            Kane tend to drop deep to support them with their speed but in vain.

                                            1. Twisted Saltergater
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 10 Years
                                              26 days, 16 hours ago

                                              It’s this, and only this. If there was any problem with his lateral movement or movement of any kind it would show up in training.

                                              Kane has that great chance at the end and snatched at it because he hadn’t been getting any service all game.

                                          • The Hindu Monkey
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 5 Years
                                            26 days, 15 hours ago

                                            imo spurs need to go back to 3-5-2 to get the best out of Kane

                                            the 4-3-3 or often the 4-2-3-1 with Kane in the 3 - gets the best out of Son/Lucas, NOT Kane

                                            remember when Spurs full backs used to be some of the best assets in the game? me neither...