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Scout Notes

Vardy off the mark as Lundstram comes close to a second goal

Sheffield United lost their first Premier League match of the season as Leicester City kept up their own unbeaten record with a 2-1 win at Bramall Lane.

We’ll assess what the victory for Brendan Rodgers’ side meant for Fantasy managers in our latest Scout Notes.

Sheffield United 1-2 Leicester City

  • Goals: Oli McBurnie (£5.9m) | Jamie Vardy (£8.9m), Harvey Barnes (£5.9m)
  • Assists: George Baldock (£4.5m) | James Maddison (£7.0m), Caglar Soyuncu (£4.5m)
  • Bonus: Baldock – 3, Vardy – 2, Maddison, McBurnie – 1

Sheffield United may have fallen to their first defeat of 2019/20 but there were still positives to take for those Fantasy managers who have invested in the Blades’ assets.

John Lundstram (£4.1m) was the only United outfield player involved on Saturday who was owned by more than 1% of FPL bosses and his Gameweek 3 blank felt almost inevitable following his 14-point haul against Crystal Palace.

Lundstram was the most-bought FPL defender of the Gameweek just gone, with just under 475,000 Fantasy managers drafting him into their squads.

A second yellow card in as many matches and the concession of two goals meant that Lundstram ended up on zero points from the meeting with the Foxes but the 25-year-old central midfielder could easily have bagged his second goal of the season, having been denied by a superb stop from Kasper Schmeichel (£5.0m) in the second half.

The area in which he popped up for that ‘big chance’ was similar to where he scored the Blades’ winner against Palace from and is encouraging to see from an FPL perspective, with his role in the Sheffield United engine room not just limited to passes from deep or tackles on the opposition.

Never afraid to chance his arm from distance, Lundstram also let fly with a long-range effort on 20 minutes that narrowly crept over Schmeichel’s bar.

At the other end of the pitch, the Blades performed well against Leicester’s dangerous front three for much of the game.

Two early headed half-chances from Jamie Vardy (£8.9m) and James Maddison (£7.0m) drifted wide and centre-back John Egan (£4.5m) did well against the Foxes’ number nine thereafter, with Vardy restricted to fewer touches than any other starting player at Bramall Lane.

Indeed, Leicester were indebted to an error from Chris Basham (£4.5m) in order to break the deadlock – Ayoze Perez‘s (£6.4m) tackle on the Blades’ stopper ultimately leading to Vardy’s deadlock-breaking goal on 37 minutes.

It took a thunderbolt from Harvey Barnes (£5.9m) to settle the game and in truth, Leicester didn’t create too many gilt-edged opportunities against their hosts – something that perhaps bodes well for the Blades’ clean sheet count further down the road.

Despite the positives, boss Chris Wilder wasn’t overly impressed and pulled no punches in his post-match interview.

His back five came in for criticism despite their overall solidity, with Wilder highlighting the lack of attacking ambition from his much-heralded backline:

We have to be braver. By that, I mean we were not brave enough defensively in the first half. We did not get high enough up the pitch to put pressure on Leicester.

It was difficult for our two centre-forwards to either engage their centre-halves or get round the back. The back five never got out enough. We have to be braver and stick to how we play, regardless of who are the opposition.

That was disappointing. I highlighted it at half-time and after the restart, we were a lot better. It gave us an opportunity to engage higher up the pitch – and then go from there to create more.

I recognise we were undone by two really good goals, especially the second one. They were both exceptional. In the Championship, we might have got away with a 1-1.

But, indirectly, the positional play of our back five – including the three centre-halves – did not do us any favours. Now, we learn from that. We have had days in the past where we have had to do the same.

The Blades perhaps weren’t as creative as they had been against Palace, with the likes of Lundstram and Oliver Norwood (£5.0m) not as productive in the final third from a distribution perspective.

The home side increasingly relied on crosses into the box and it was from a George Baldock (£4.5m) delivery that substitute Oli McBurnie (£5.9m) glanced in United’s equaliser on the hour.

Enda Stevens (£5.0m) came up from the Championship with the reputation for being the most attack-minded of the Blades’ wing-backs but, as we highlighted in a Members’ article last week, Baldock has caught the eye with his prominence in the final third.

Again, no player delivered more crosses than Baldock from open play at Bramall Lane.

McBurnie’s goal means that he joins Billy Sharp (£6.0m) on one Premier League goal for the season – despite neither of them starting a game yet.

Wilder again went with the out-of-position Callum Robinson (£5.4m) and David McGoldrick (£5.5m) up front for the third game running but the pair struggled to make much of an impression despite putting in some hard graft and were hooked early in the second half.

McBurnie’s goal and Wilder’s post-match comments perhaps suggest a change might be imminent in attack, then, ahead of the trip to Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Wilder said:

Oli’s general play is excellent. Him and Billy Sharp coming on gave the centre-halves more problems than Callum Robinson and David McGoldrick did in the first half. To score a goal is great for Oli and he is knocking on the door to start now. His performance is a highlight for us.

Luke Freeman (£5.5m) put down a marker for another start in west London with a decent showing in central midfield but Wilder may have the injured John Fleck (£4.9m) back for Gameweek 4.

On Fleck, Wilder said:

He wasn’t close at all for Saturday, but we’ve got a full week now and hopefully he’ll be out on the grass pretty early.

We’ve got a couple of bumps and bruises from the weekend, which’ll mean a few players miss Tuesday.

But there’s nothing long term; we’ve got no long-term injuries at all.

We’re hopeful John will be ready for the weekend and if he does make it, I expect we’ll have a full hit to choose from.

The Foxes were far from fluent at Bramall Lane and still have to fully convince at either end of the pitch, having really impressed at the back-end of 2018/19.

Vardy is at least up and running for the season, having blanked in his previous four Premier League starts.

The Leicester striker has repeatedly been a stat-buster over the years and this was yet another instance of him being relatively anonymous in a game before popping up with a clinically taken strike.

We mentioned in last week’s Scout Notes that Vardy was more dangerous at Chelsea than his tally of one goal attempt suggested and all it took on Saturday was a dispossession from Perez and a fine pass from James Maddison (£7.0m) for the long-serving striker to end his mini-drought.

Maddison was again Leicester’s creative spark as the likes of Youri Tielemans (£6.4m) and full debutant Dennis Praet (£5.5m) struggled in central midfield, with the England international producing a pinpoint pass for Vardy’s goal and looking the most potent of the Foxes’ front three.

Having again started on the left flank, we could potentially see Maddison in a central role in Gameweek 4 given Praet’s so-so performance and Barnes’ impact upon his introduction.

Rodgers said of Maddison:

There’s not too many players who can play the pass he (Maddison) made for the first goal.

His touch and his through ball were sensational. Jamie doesn’t even need a touch, it comes right into his path and he does what he does best, it was a wonderful finish.

Everyone sees the chances he creates. He finds space and can manipulate the ball and create chances for other players.

Perez’s struggles continue, however, with the former Newcastle United attacker – who started slowly in his previous two seasons, too – again not quite clicking with his teammates.

Moves tended to break down with Perez in possession, although his role in Leicester’s first goal was to be applauded and his off-the-ball work (he made more tackles and interceptions than any FPL forward last season) is part of his appeal from Rodgers’ point of view.

That means little from a Fantasy perspective, of course, and he came out of this encounter without having registered a single shot on goal.

There were glimmers of hope – Perez was, for the second week running, only a Vardy pass away from having a glorious opportunity with the goal gaping but, on this occasion, the Leicester striker’s header was misdirected and forced Perez wide.

On the injury front, Christian Fuchs (£4.5m) again started at left-back in the absence of Ben Chilwell (£5.5m), while Wilfred Ndidi (£5.0m) missed out with a hamstring problem.

On Ndidi’s injury, Rodgers said:

He tweaked his hamstring just slightly against Chelsea, and he just felt it. He had a scan on it and it’s just a minor strain, but hopefully, he will rejoin the team training in mid-week and then be ready for next Saturday.

Members’ Analysis

Sheffield United XI (3-5-2): Henderson; Basham (Morrison 78′), Egan, O’Connell; Baldock, Lundstram, Norwood, Freeman, Stevens; Robinson (Sharp 54′), McGoldrick (McBurnie 54′).

Leicester City XI (4-3-3): Schmeichel; Pereira, Soyuncu, Evans, Fuchs; Tielemans (Mendy 89′), Choudhury, Praet (Barnes 64′); Perez (Morgan 77′), Vardy, Maddison.

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Lessons learned from Gameweek 3

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  1. FatallyFlawless
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Thoughts please 🙂 ?

    A) Perez + Kane to Sterling + Greenwood? ( - 4 )

    To leave the below: Pope is Vs. Pool... Martial is Injured?
    Pope ( Button )
    Montoya / AWB / Digne / Laporte / Lunds
    Salah / KDB / Martial / Sterling / Donker
    King / Pukki (Greenwood)

    B) WC to... (7 changes)

    *Heaton ( Button)
    *Zinch / Digne / *VVD / *Mings / (Lunds)
    Salah / *Sterling / Martial / KDB / (*Ceballos)
    King / Pukki / (*Greenwood)

    1. lebon417
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Id rather go Perez, Kane and Martial to Sterling, Maddison and Greenwood for -8 and then you should have enough money to go Montoya > VVD next week

      1. FatallyFlawless
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Thanks. I'd have 6.2 for a Def the next week, so no VVD i'm afraid. Plus I'm still open to Pope Vs. Pool this week unfortunately.
        Really hoping for good news on Martial too... Maybe that could swing it one way or the other...

        1. lebon417
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 20 days ago

          GKs are not such problem IMO. I have Ryan this week against city but i wont change him for sure. My full team:

          Ryan (Button)
          VVD, TAA, Digne, (Lundstram), (Diop)
          Cantwell, De Bruyne, Sterling, Salah, Maddison
          Pukki, Jota, (Greenwood)

          Still have WC

    2. TRHero
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Don't think you need to wildcard. Def need Sterling

  2. tissae
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    What would you do? Im leaning towards A, sweet fixtures and Im not sold on Barnes yet :/

    A. Jota --> Haller for -4
    B. Jota --> Barnes for -4
    C. Jota --> Barnes next week cause of Barnes (LIV) fixture

  3. FOO FIGHTER
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Anyone think Pukki hit 7.0m with the next set of price rises?

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

      obv since he is 6.9m now

    2. lebon417
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Looks like it
      http://www.fplstatistics.co.uk/

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Robertson also looks set for another price fall.

        1. Lindelol
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 20 days ago

          another?

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Sorry, thought he went down already.

        2. Karhumies
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          "another" fall? 7.0->6.9 coming up sloooooooowly. Because his GW1 ownership was huge, it takes a lot of transfers out to get the % ownership delta to change to fall/rise at all.

  4. Gooner97
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    2FT. Pick one:

    A) Greenwood & Martial => Pukki & McGin/Cantwell
    B) Greenwood Martial & KWP => Pukki Mount & Soyuncu (-4)
    C) Jota & Martial => Pukki & 7.9max mid
    D) Jota & KWP => Pukki & Soyuncu (or another 5.2max def)

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

      Is Martial confirmed out??

      1. Gooner97
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        No good news

  5. Berbinho's Forehead
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    0.1 short of Martial -> Pepe. That's annoying.

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

      whats your take on kun?

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

        I have no way to get him in but if I had Kane, I definitely would get him and (C).

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

          thks

    2. Gooner97
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Get Ceballos no?

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

        Maybe. Pepe looks fun and I don't mind jumping on early.

        1. Irish Madridista ⭐
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Thinking of having him when I WC, but that gives me time to wait and see. Looks a baller but his shocking attempt at a finish after doing Robertson last week was worrying.

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

            Pressure got to him probably. Probably tucks that once he gets his first goal.

            Hope you and the guys are well 🙂

            1. Irish Madridista ⭐
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Yep that's what I put it down to as well but it encouraged a wait and see. Looked so calm apart from that so can see him doing well.

              You too sir 🙂

    3. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Had the cash to do Perez -> Pepe but I'm leaving it for now, too soon for me

  6. Studini
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    If you had to pick, would you go for Pepe for a -4 or Aguero for -8? Or neither?

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

      neither at those points costs

      1. Studini
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        What about long-term? Martial > Pepe would facilitate upgrading defense, whereas Martial > Luiz would facilitate Aguero.

        I'd use FTs over a couple of weeks to facilitate.

  7. rokonto
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Is Mount nailed thugh,, with the likes of Pedro, Willian, Barkley etc. around?

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

      Yes - but CHO back to complicate things further soon

    2. rokonto
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      *though

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

      had started every game so far

    4. TRHero
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      He is their best player IMO

  8. robt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Sell (both starting strikers)
    A. King
    B. Jota

    Buy
    1. Pukki
    2. Barnes
    3. Abraham

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

      a1

    2. ALegendJ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Ab to 12 imo

      1. robt
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Both for a -4 hit??

        1. ALegendJ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Yes imo, wolves are not attacking as much anymore with europa league, King not involved much with Bou.

          Barnes and Pukki on fire with Burnley having kind fixtures. The hit should pay off. Thats of course imo

          1. robt
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Gearing towards Jota to Barnes ATM but great feedback, thanks!

            1. Hits from the Bong
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 20 days ago

              No Pukki? Against West Ham?? You’re crazy

              1. robt
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Just fancy Barnes long term and always go against trends EG captaining Salah over Sterling last GW. Both for a 4 point hit is tempting though.

        2. Hits from the Bong
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Yeah

          1. robt
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Yeah to what mate?

            1. Hits from the Bong
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Both

              1. robt
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Pass the bong!

  9. Irish Madridista ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Ahhh go on, anyone? 🙂 I'll be nice to you.. or not nice to you if you get off like that.

    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/20743730

  10. Rinseboy
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Those wildcarding would you get in Kun Kun Sterling and Salah?

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

      2xKun. yes!

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

      Can you get a good side with Kun, KDB, Sterling and Salah?

    3. ALegendJ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      And another Kun

    4. Irish Madridista ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Yes, possibly even a TC on one of those Kuns

    5. FOO FIGHTER
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Sterling 12.2m, Salah 12.5m and Kun 12.0m is the problem.

    6. BigDaveSaves
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I'm on

      Pope
      Zinc Digne TAA
      Sterling Salah McGinn Cantwell
      Aguero Pukki Barnes

      Still tinkering but it's possible!

      1. robt
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 20 days ago

        That looks awesome on current form!

      2. ZICO SENNA
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Even though it has Salah and sterling, i still feel like it lacks.
        Aguero isn’t worth sucking all the funds up imo

    7. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Cuthbert, Dibble and Grubb.

    8. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      DeBruyne Salah Sterling

  11. ALegendJ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Spurs play shaky Arsenal defence then they have one of the easiest fixtures run. I do not understand people getting rid of Kane. If anything, I would probably get him in 😀

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

      He literally blanked against the worst team in the division.

      1. ALegendJ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        That doesn't mean he will blank next game or games! If I get rid of every player after they blank against NEW, then I would be playing this game wrong imo

        1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Son better value for relative points returns.

          1. ALegendJ
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            I agree, but with Poch, he is more rotation risk, and you would be more comfortable captaining Kane

            1. ZICO SENNA
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              You mean ‘never’ comfortable capping Kane 😉

    2. TRHero
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Wait for the price drop

      1. ALegendJ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Yea, for people who got him at 11.1 would lose value. But value doesn't equal points as well

    3. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      i (reluctantly ) keeping but eriksen playing or not will make a difference

      1. ALegendJ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I agree 100%, he is the heart and soul of the team

    4. Irish Madridista ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      No Eriksen or Alli, no party.

      Son is the only one I'd want at the moment cause he can do everything himself unlike Kane who needs the support these days.

      1. ALegendJ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Eriksen has bigger impact imo, if he plays the next 6 games, I expect Kane to return in all of them

    5. TRHero
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I think he will score a lot of points. The problem with Spurs is that they are inconsistent. Seems like the team doesn't have that passion to win the league. Hence Kane points may suffer . It's a risk but don't think keeping Kane is a bad move.

      1. ALegendJ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Consistency is important, but keeping Kane is definitely not a bad move. The -4 moves baffle me, especially with people dealing with injuries in their teams and IB around the corner as well and

    6. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Maybe two Kane price drops this week. Wait.

      1. ALegendJ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Double price drops would definelty hurt, but taking him out for a hit is crazy imo

    7. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Too risky. Alreadyy falling behind and getting rid allowed Pukki and KDB in. Was a no brainer for me tbh

      1. ALegendJ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Couldn't you fit Pukki alongside him?

    8. The King
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I've been burnt when captaining him too many times in the past and at that price if I'm not gonna captain him seems silly having him. Also with much cheaper options around returning decent points (Pukki, Barnes, Haller etc) I think these are much better value for money using the leftover cash elsewhere.

      However, if I was to have him now I'd probably try and get Aguero instead 😀

      1. ALegendJ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        True, I always found Kane and Hazard as my ultimate trolls. But I wouldnt get rid of Kane for a hit now! He is captain material in at least 4 out of the next 6 GWs!

  12. TRHero
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Alright so my first WC team got ripped to shreds by FFS community haha. How about this:

    Ederson/pope
    Lowton/Walker Robbo Mings Lund Kelly
    Salah Sterling KDB Mount Cantwell
    Firmino Pukki Greenwood

    I prefer Pope and Walker but some people seem to say that walker' s position is in danger.

    1. lebon417
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I would get 4.0 GK with Ederson for extra funds. Also Arnold looks better than Robbo IMO.

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        yes for pope definitely get a 4.0 keeper

      2. TRHero
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        My bad I meant Ederson OR Pope and Lowton OR Walker.
        I have a 4.0 goalie 🙂
        Don't think I can get TAA in. Waiting for robbo price drop to get him in

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

      great team

    3. The Legend Squad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Really like it, Firmino a good differential to most on here

    4. wernerhedgehog
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      ederson is such a waste of a city spot.

      he's good but there's plenty of competitive Goalie options.

    5. Lindelol
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I had both TAA and Robbo and then I moved TAA instead of Robbo and feeling like i have done a huge mistake so why are you getting Robbo instead of TAA?

  13. The Legend Squad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Any comments guys...? can’t get Pukki in without hits, but feel triple City attack with their upcoming fixtures is essential!

    Ryan
    VVD Digne Lundstram Montoya
    Mane Sterling KDB Ceballos
    King Aguero

    Button Rico Hayden Greenwood

    1. Basil1977
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      looks good, not sure about double Brighton defense.

      1. The Legend Squad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Agree on that, one for a later transfer!

  14. Basil1977
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    On wildcard at moment.
    Is double Norwich attack to much?
    Cantwell as a playing 5th midfielder in a 3-5-2 really could make or brake my wildcard.

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

      he's my 4th. Donkey on bench. Also own Pukki. Worked a treat last 2 weeks.

    2. lebon417
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I have both currently, just got Pukki in for GW4. I think that is legit strat given that Cantwell seems like bargain at 4.7

    3. Basil1977
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      cheers for the replies guys

  15. Cheeky Onion
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    With 2.8m ITB and a FT - which do you prefer?

    A. Martial > KDB
    B. Perez > Mount
    C. Jota > Barnes
    D. Save

    1. The Legend Squad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      A

    2. lebon417
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 20 days ago

      A or B depending on full team

    3. Basil1977
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I want to bring Martial in on my wildcard, can't understand why you would want to sell.

  16. jimbo90
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Martial and Kane > Sterling and Haller for a -4 hit?

    1. The Legend Squad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Yes for Sterling

    2. wernerhedgehog
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      you clearly need a city captain. yes, especially if no aguero.

    3. The_Socca_Philosopha
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Yes

    4. jimbo90
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      no aguero but I have KDB. thanks all

  17. farmerfat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Anyone interested in Trezeguet from Villa?
    Stats seem pretty good when comparing to other Villa mids.
    Maybe a bit unlucky not to get returns yet

    1. Hits from the Bong
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Will Villa score enough goals to bother with their attacking players? Not convinced

  18. clempro
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Want to dowgrade Lloris to afford Kane -> Kun, other keeper is Button. What's the best option?
    I see Pope in lots of teams, how come he is so popular?

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

      Papal infallibility

      1. clempro
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        1. clempro
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Ok emojis don't work here XD

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

            He's a top keeper behind a decent defence with good fixtures coming up. No brainer really.

    2. wernerhedgehog
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      You just need Ryan. Now you'll have 2 nailed on keepers

      1. clempro
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I see, very low point potential though, no? Is it usual to not invest much in keepers?

  19. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Lots of WC burned this and next gw I reckon.

    1. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Burned for the better

  20. The_Socca_Philosopha
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Been away from the game for a few years. How does a free hit work? Does it use a FT or is that FT rolled over to the next week?

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

      basically a WC, only difference you get your old team back next week.

      1. The_Socca_Philosopha
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Interesting, thanks for the info!

    2. farmerfat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      You can replace your entire team for no cost. ( for 1 GW )
      If you have 2 FT you will only have 1 the next week

    3. ALegendJ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      If I could get away from the game, my weekends would be much better 😀 it basically a WC for one week and then the following week you get your old team back. Best utilised on DGWs or BGWs imo

      1. Lindelol
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        BGWs?

        1. farmerfat
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Big green willies

        2. ALegendJ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Blank Gameweeks, where teams get their matches postponed

          1. Lindelol
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 20 days ago

            thanks

      2. The_Socca_Philosopha
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I did enjoy not pulling my hair out every weekend because I left 14 points on the bench haha! But it’s good to be back, even if I did leave Lundstram on the bench GW2 ...

  21. Lindelol
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Who do you think will score more in next 3-4 GWs
    1. Mount
    2. McGinn
    3. Cantwell

    1. ALegendJ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      1 if fit

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

      1

    3. Hits from the Bong
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I think they’ll all score the same

      1. farmerfat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        8 points?

        1. Hits from the Bong
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 20 days ago

          14

  22. Freaki
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Emerson one of the best options in defence for this gw do you guys think?

    1. lebon417
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I dont think so, would go Zinchenko over Emerson 100%

    2. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Yeah for sure.

    3. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Yeah he's a great pick. Will get some monster hauls soon. Differential too.

  23. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Thoughts on this? Punting on Greenwood starting if Martial is out, otherwise playing Dendocker

    Pope
    TAA VVD Digne
    Salah Sterling Mount Cantwell
    Aguero(c) Pukki Greenwood

    Woodman Dendocker Rico Montoya -4, 0.6 ITB

    1. Hits from the Bong
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I think Rashford will play up front

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Someone still has to come in for Martial. Could be Mata or Sanchez but could also be Greenwood.

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

          DDG
          AWB Lindelof Maguire Young
          McTominay Pogba
          James Lingard XXX
          Rashford

    2. GreenPL
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I think Mata starts if Martial is out.

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

        Most likely - but then Greenwood should be first attacking sub and 30 mins against Southampton may be better than playing Dendocker

        1. GreenPL
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Yeah true.

    3. Leroy Son
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      VVD and Greenwood -> Soyuncu and Barnes

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

        Quite possibly but on the WC whenever that is.

        Pope 4.0
        TAA Digne Soyuncu Montoya Lundstram
        Salah Sterling Mount Cantwell Dendocker
        Aguero Pukki Barnes

  24. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Those on WC, if you want to go cheap in defence the following has a very juicy rotation over the foreseeable:

    TAA. Then 2 of Soyoncu, Dunk, Kelly, Lundstram.

    1. Hits from the Bong
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      What about Mings?

      1. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Plays for Villa bruv

    2. Leroy Son
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      TAA - Digne - Soyuncu (Lund, Kelly)

      That’s the best backline imo

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I would really want a City defender though.

  25. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    FFS mods, please be advised that Lundstram did not come close to a second goal as the article title suggests as he was offside anyway so it wouldn't have counted.

  26. farmerfat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Mount or Lanzini for next 4 game weeks?