Scout Notes

Wolves rotation set to be an issue as defences struggle at Goodison Park

We were treated to a surprisingly entertaining match at Goodison Park on Sunday, with Everton edging out Wolverhampton Wanderers in a five-goal thriller.

Both sides had struggled offensively this season and came into this match having only scored three goals between them in as many Gameweeks.

We analyse the main Fantasy talking points from what was the penultimate Premier League fixture before the international break in our article below.

Everton 3-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • Goals: Richarlison (£7.9m) x2, Alex Iwobi (£5.9m)| Romain Saiss (£4.4m), Raul Jimenez (£7.4m)
  • Assists: Moise Kean (£6.8m), Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.8m), Lucas Digne (£6.1m)| Willy Boly (£5.0m)

Wolves were one of the safest bets last season when it came to security of starts for their Fantasy assets.

Nuno Espirito Santo named the same starting XI for the first nine matches of the season and eight of their first-choice team started at least 34 league games – only injury likely preventing Diogo Jota (£6.4m) and Jonny (£5.5m) from doing the same.

That trustworthiness in Santo’s Premier League team selections is on the wane, however, with Wolves’ ongoing involvement in the UEFA Europa League looking like it will have a significant impact on their FPL assets.

Last week was a bit of a warning, with Leander Dendoncker (£4.5m) benched after playing the full 90 minutes in Turin less than 72 hours earlier.

There was more widespread rotation this time round, with Jota, Matt Doherty (£6.0m), Jonny and Joao Moutinho (£5.5m) all making way from the starting XI that drew with Burnley last weekend – all bar Doherty (who is set for minor knee surgery) of that quartet had played at least 80 minutes against the Serie A side on Thursday night.

Should Wolves progress to the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup, they will now play two games a week, every week, from now until 2020 (except during international breaks, of course).

Rotation could be here to stay then, particularly as Santo has shown a keenness to name strong teams in the Europa League.

Speaking after the match, Santo said:

It was a tough cycle, everybody knows what we’ve been through. We played Thursday night, it was a big high on emotions but we recover. Coming to Goodison Park is very difficult, even if you have 15 days of rest it’s going to be hard.

We want to play and challenge ourselves by playing two times a week against fantastic teams. The Premier League is very tough, and we have a new challenge ahead of us, but I’m proud. The cycle was tough but the answer very good.

This match saw Doherty and Jonny replaced by Adama Traore (£5.0m) and Ruben Vinagre (£4.4m) on the flanks, with the pros and cons of those two options at wing-back apparent in Sunday’s match on Merseyside.

Adama has really impressed from an attacking sense in the last fortnight and it was from one of his rampaging runs down the right that Wolves’ first goal came: Lucas Digne (£6.1m), who struggled against the former Middlesbrough man, unable to stop a cross that eventually found its way to goalscorer Romain Saiss (£4.4m).

The defensive side of Adama’s game has always been in question though and Wolves look less secure at the back with him in the side.

Indeed, Alex Iwobi (£5.9m) left Adama for dead for Everton’s second goal, nipping in front of the stand-in wing-back to head the Toffees back in front.

Vinagre is arguably less of a secure option than Jonny on the opposite side, too, and it was noticeable how many crosses Everton managed to fire over in this match: only Crystal Palace attempted more in Gameweek 4.

The pair couldn’t be blamed much for Everton’s other two goals, though: Conor Coady (£5.0m) and Rui Patricio (£5.1m) getting in a mix-up for Richarlison‘s (£7.9m) opener and Willy Boly (£5.0m) caught ball-watching for the Brazilian’s headed winner.

Boly was then sent off for a second bookable offence late on and will miss Gameweek 5.

Speaking after full-time, Santo said of his side’s defending:

Very bad. We made mistakes that usually we don’t, but it’s part of the process, keep on going and work.

I wish I had the answer, but it’s work – lack of communication, it happens, I’ve been there, I know how it is.

Both situations of crossing and players coming from behind attacking the box, we should defend better.

All of a sudden, with Boly suspended, Doherty’s fitness an issue, rotation a possibility and the wing-back understudies not offering that same amount of protection, Wolves’ defence isn’t quite looking the formidable unit it did in Gameweek 1.

Santo gave the following update on Doherty after full-time:

He has to have a small surgery. It’s something that is bothering him. I don’t know [how long he’ll be out]. We have to keep on giving him time to recover, first the pain that he has in the knee, then back to fitness.

Further forward, there was frustration for Jota’s owners as he emerged as a second-half substitute for the dreaded one-pointer – his sixth straight blank in FPL.

Jimenez was fairly quiet all told but popped for his second league goal in as many games, nodding in from close range following a Boly flick-on.

Patrick Cutrone (£5.8m) was arguably the Wolves forward who most impressed, with his movement bright early on – although there understandably wasn’t the same telepathic relationship with Jimenez as the Mexican shares with Jota.

It was the Italian’s near-post run that caused the chaos that led to Saiss’s goal and a promising debut from the summer signing would be a further worry for owners of Jota and Jimenez, given that the pair now have something they didn’t have last season: competition for a place up front.

Everton were also less than secure at the back.

The Toffees had ridden their luck in keeping a clean sheet against Watford in Gameweek 2, while Silva’s side had shipped two goals in the defeat to Aston Villa the week after and then again against Lincoln City in midweek.

Here their full-backs were given a torrid time by Wolves’ wide players, with Digne partly to blame for both of the visitors’ goals – although the Frenchman delivered at the other end with another assist.

The Toffees didn’t concede too many shots, at least (only Liverpool and Manchester City allowed fewer in Gameweek 4), and some frailties were to be expected given that Silva chose this game to bed in three of his summer signings: Iwobi, Moise Kean (£6.8m) and Fabian Delph (£5.4m).

The hard-working Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£5.9m) and Bernard (£6.5m) were benched, while defensive midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin (£4.5m) was also sacrificed from the centre of the park; Delph was impressive in his stead but is not quite the same sort of midfield spoiler as the Frenchman, the injured Jean-Philippe Gbamin (£4.9m) or, more pertinently, the departed Idrissa Gueye.

We’ll have to give the Toffees more time to see if they can recapture their impressive defensive form of the last six months but going forward, Silva’s side are starting to look more of a threat.

The front four who started today also lined up in midweek, when Everton put four past Lincoln.

Kean battled gamely without looking too much of a threat, nodding over one Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.8m) cross and getting the decisive interception that led to an assist for Richarlison’s first goal.

It was the three players behind him who most caught the eye, however.

Iwobi had a promising full league debut on the left flank, nodding in a Sigurdsson cross to put Everton 2-1 up having almost teed up the Icelandic international with a delivery from out wide early in the game.

For all the talk of Everton’s new signings, it was the tried-and-tested FPL options of Sigurdsson and Richarlison who perhaps impressed the most.

Richarlison registered two attacking returns in the same game for the first time since Gameweek 11 of last season and worked very hard for the cause, while Sigurdsson’s distribution was excellent and he arguably merited more than the five FPL points he collected for his efforts.

Confidence has always looked key to Richarlison’s form, as Silva himself said after full-time:

Richarlison scored two very important goals for us and he will keep improving in our offensive moments. He is a fantastic player and a fantastic boy. How he works not just with the ball, but his work without the ball.

He is a good example to all our players and very good for our spirit inside the dressing room. We will keep working with him and he will keep improving.

He is the type of player who sometimes needs good performances and goals to win more confidence. The way he celebrated the goal against Lincoln shows how he needs those types of moments.

He started the game against Crystal Palace after just 13 days working with the team. He cannot work miracles – footballers are human also. They need time to rest and prepare. He needs time to be in the best physical condition.

Everton’s fixture schedule remains positive but Fantasy managers without representation from Silva’s side may wish to see further evidence of this new-found attacking cohesion before reviving interest in the Toffees’ midfield and forward options, given the goal drought that preceded this week.

For existing owners of Sigurdsson et al, there were at least encoraging signs going into a meeting with a porous Bournemouth side in Gameweek 5.

Members Analysis

Everton XI (4-2-3-1): Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Mina, Digne, André Gomes, Delph, Richarlison, Sigurdsson, Iwobi (Bernard 76′), Kean (Calvert-Lewin 76′).

Wolves XI (3-5-2): Rui Patrício, Bennett, Coady, Boly, Traoré, Dendoncker, Neves (Neto 84′), Saïss (Moutinho 59′), Vinagre, Jiménez, Cutrone (Jota 68′).

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Lessons learned from Gameweek 4

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  1. OldBenKenobi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    21 days, 3 hours ago

    A) Pukki + Digne
    or
    B) Haller + Coleman

    1. skilldave
      • 9 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      Pukki and Digne and reassess if Pukki loses his golden touch

    2. Pranav Santhosh
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      A

    3. Deeney-is-a-god
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      Digne much better than coleman imo

  2. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    21 days, 3 hours ago

    Digne!!!!

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      i'm thinking more: Digne?

  3. Dirty Harry
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    21 days, 3 hours ago

    So Jota > Barnes for free and hold Martial?

    1. OldBenKenobi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      Probably yeah

      1. Dirty Harry
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        21 days, 3 hours ago

        Unless I drop Martial and up Jota to Haller for a hit

        1. OldBenKenobi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          21 days, 3 hours ago

          Martial should be back for the next GW though. Barnes is a good option

          1. Dirty Harry
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            21 days, 3 hours ago

            Yeah awesome. Thanks

  4. COK3Y5MURF
    • 3 Years
    21 days, 3 hours ago

    Was considering Wolves defence before this game. I have changed my mind.

  5. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    21 days, 3 hours ago

    xG: Arsenal 2.03 vs 1.93 Spurs

    So 2-2- a fair result.

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • 8 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      Hardly

  6. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    21 days, 3 hours ago

    Hmm I sold Robinson. Now thinking about getting him in again for Hayden - other suggestions for this team except waiting with transfers?

    Heaton
    TAA, Robertson, Digne, Lundstram
    Salah, Sterling, KDB, Cantwell
    Wilson, Pukki

    4.0, Greenwood, Hayden, Rico

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      Hold transfers IMO.

  7. The Red Devil
    • 4 Years
    21 days, 3 hours ago

    Barnes or Tammy?
    Barnes has a long run of easy fixtures, Tammy faces Liverpool soon

    1. OldBenKenobi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      Barnes

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      Chelsea scored 2 vs Pool recently.

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        21 days, 3 hours ago

        But Tammy might not even play against Liverpool. They might want the experience of Giroud just like in the cup.

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          21 days, 3 hours ago

          Hard to drop if he scores vs Wolves.

          1. The Senate
            • 1 Year
            21 days, 3 hours ago

            If

  8. The Legend Squad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    21 days, 3 hours ago

    I like Barnes

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

      RF^^^

      1. Dirty Harry
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        21 days, 3 hours ago

        I love lamp

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 2 Years
          21 days, 3 hours ago

          Table

  9. Slitherene
    • 1 Year
    21 days, 3 hours ago

    ------------------------Pope-------------------------
    --------VvD Digne Zinchenko Diop--------
    --------Salah Sigurdsson KdB Son--------
    ------------------Wilson Pukki--------------------
    Heaton Soyuncu Greenwood* Stephens

    1 FT, 0.5 ITB

    Greenwood -> Ayew, while I can afford him?
    He most likely rises tonight..
    Or wait for the IB to end?

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      If happy with rest of team go for it

      1. Slitherene
        • 1 Year
        21 days, 3 hours ago

        What would do?
        Aby other transfers worth looking into?

        1. Slitherene
          • 1 Year
          21 days, 3 hours ago

          Would you* do?

          1. Dakes.
            • 2 Years
            21 days, 3 hours ago

            Obviously sterling the main missing one. Like the Son pick though. If I get any injuries over IB gonna try squeeze him in.

            I’m selling Sigurdsson, but that’s to get KDB. So not rly

            1. Slitherene
              • 1 Year
              21 days, 3 hours ago

              With Kane playing deep when Son is on the pitch, I have a feeling Son will explode.
              Siggy to KdB seems like a decent move. But Siggy is on Corners, FK's and penalties if I'm not wrong. Today, he could have had 2 more assists. So keep!

    2. liverpool01
      • 1 Year
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      No Aguero or Sterling?

      1. Slitherene
        • 1 Year
        21 days, 3 hours ago

        Tried fitting them in without disturbing the balance of the team, just couldn't.

    3. MosF94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      21 days, 2 hours ago

      Sounds like a good move. Is VVD > TAA a stupid suggestion? VVD is great value, but TAA is looking even better

  10. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    21 days, 3 hours ago

    Has there been an article regarding who’s going to play over the IB? Or will we get one?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      Slow break so during it probably.

      1. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        21 days, 3 hours ago

        Sounds good

        1. Skonto Rigga
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 2 Years
          21 days, 3 hours ago

          There will indeed! Most likely Tuesday or Wednesday.

  11. proczell
    • 6 Years
    21 days, 3 hours ago

    Even with difficult fixtures, I am finding it really difficult to sell Vardy to Tammy/Barnes/Pukki

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      No chance I’d sell Vardy rn if I had him. Wish I could afford!

      1. proczell
        • 6 Years
        21 days, 3 hours ago

        Had him since GW1, really getting into form

    2. COK3Y5MURF
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      Those don't look like difficult fixtures to me

      1. Boxwoods
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        21 days, 2 hours ago

        This

    3. MikeBravo
      • 1 Year
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      Vardy difficult fixtures? Be patient, great run of fixtures soon

    4. PAL
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      I'm probably keeping him too. Really glad that patience paid off for once.

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        21 days, 3 hours ago

        I’m trying to get Vardy in!! Don’t sell him!! Haha

    5. proczell
      • 6 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      Thanks everyone, should probably wait out the IB, hoping for no injuries!

  12. tucaoneo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    21 days, 3 hours ago

    Overall average > Top 10k average. Some GW.

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      56>53

    2. F4L
      • 4 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      that's because a lot of the top10k who are there now will not be there come the end of the season.

  13. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    21 days, 3 hours ago

    Kane’s next 5 fixtures are superb

    You just know he’s going to make a balls of it & get 19 points all out

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      Hopefully

    2. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      was all set on getting rid of him... fixtures are making me think keep another bit

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      Aguero to Kane soon.

    4. F4L
      • 4 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      Eriksen staying is a big plus for him

  14. PAL
    • 3 Years
    21 days, 3 hours ago

    Cracking game and another proper derby! Of course I'm disappointed with the draw after all those chances but realistically it could've easily gone either way. A classic game of two halves.

  15. KANE-O-MANIA
    • 5 Years
    21 days, 3 hours ago

    Probable team for GWk 4??

    Pope
    Digne/ Robbo/ VVD/ Lundstram
    Salah/ Sterling(c)/ KDB/ Mount
    Pukki/ Abraham

    1. rupopo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      With hindsight I would choose a different x11 for GW4

      1. Warby84
        • 4 Years
        21 days, 3 hours ago

        Abraham C

  16. MikeS
    • 5 Years
    21 days, 3 hours ago

    Rashford to:

    1.Abraham
    2. Barnes
    3. Vardy
    4. Wilson

    Have Pukki and Haller already.

    1. KGJ United
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      1. plays for che, good form, but there's always that feeling that he will not start or he will be subbed a little earlier
      2. in form, but it's still burnley
      3. getting into form, attacking team
      4. people keep selling him and he's bringing back points in all 4 games.

      my preference would be vardy.

      I do own him btw.
      Have Pukki as well.
      Thinking of getting rid of Jota for either Barnes or Abraham.
      Leaning towards Barnes.

  17. Salt'N'Pepe
    • 4 Years
    21 days, 3 hours ago

    Would you WC this lot:

    Ryan
    Coleman Lundstram VanDijk
    Salah Peres KDB Sterling
    Wesley Kane

    Button Ake Greenwood Kelly

    1. Salt'N'Pepe
      • 4 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      2FT

      1. MikeS
        • 5 Years
        21 days, 3 hours ago

        no way with 2ft.. get Haller up front

      2. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        21 days, 3 hours ago

        sell ake & Perez?

    2. MikeS
      • 5 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      no

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 2 Years
        21 days, 3 hours ago

        You're missing one player

        1. Salt'N'Pepe
          • 4 Years
          21 days, 3 hours ago

          Cantwell

  18. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    21 days, 3 hours ago

    How does xG even get calculated? How has Pepe with his 7 shots got a lower xG than Eriksen?

    It seems off. Or at least on target shots are weighted extremely heavily. Pepe had the most crosses, the most attempts, and created a big chance. Seems like it isn't weighted correctly.

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      Did you see where Eriksen scored from?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        21 days, 3 hours ago

        High xG for easy chance etc. Shots outside box = low xG.

    2. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      The difficulty of the shot is the biggest factor. Eriksen scored a tap in which would've had a very high xG value.

      Crosses and chances created have nothing do with xG. That would be xA.

    3. F4L
      • 4 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      tap ins basically get you an xG of 0.8, similar to a pen.

      I'm not a fan at all of attaching great importance to xG numbers, they don't take into account enough variables.

    4. mazzington☘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      Yeah, but Pepé's end product has been awful. He might get on the ball and "do stuff", but his quality is low when compared to a proper baller like Eriksen. That's speaking as an Arsenal fan.

      1. F4L
        • 4 Years
        21 days, 3 hours ago

        it'll come, just needs that first goal for his confidence.

    5. Legend of Rosický
      • 1 Year
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      Eriksen got the goal, that's probably why his xG is higher. I'd imagine that actually scoring boosts it the most

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        21 days, 3 hours ago

        The result doesn't matter. Would be the same if Eriksen missed.

        1. Legend of Rosický
          • 1 Year
          21 days, 3 hours ago

          Aah nice to know

      2. Legend of Rosický
        • 1 Year
        21 days, 3 hours ago

        Also pepe's shots were erratic today

        1. AndyCook
          • 2 Years
          21 days, 2 hours ago

          Not relevant, doesn’t matter what the player does with the chance just the quality of the chance. Low xG implies chances of scoring from a shot from those positions was low

    6. COK3Y5MURF
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      The likelihood of an average player to score a chance based on the position, angle, distance, etc.

    7. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      xG doesnt care one bit wether the shot is on target or not. It only cares where the shot was taken from. Pepes shots were from terrible positions while Eriksen had a shot from 2 yards out with the keepr out of position.

    8. AndyCook
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      xG is how many goals a player should have scored based on the quality of chances they have received. What that player does has no impact on xG at all, nor does their chance creation, it’s all about where the player receives the ball for a goal scoring chance and where other players are positioned, including the keeper. You don’t even need to strike the ball to have a high xG if it rolls by you one yard out because it’s based on the fact you should have scored

      1. girishthetoon
        • 1 Year
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        Will the xG goes high if goal scores from outside the box?

  19. MikeBravo
    • 1 Year
    21 days, 3 hours ago

    Thoughts on Maupay, any Brighton fans out there????!

  20. In a Rush
    • 2 Years
    21 days, 3 hours ago

    How was Moise Kean today please,
    Is he worth keeping on wild card?
    Or go for Tammy
    Have Haller and Pukki

    Appreciate any thoughts

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      sell Kean

      1. In a Rush
        • 2 Years
        21 days, 3 hours ago

        Ha cheers Christina straight to the point!
        You think Abraham best option alongside the other 2?

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          21 days, 3 hours ago

          yeah think so

          1. In a Rush
            • 2 Years
            21 days, 3 hours ago

            Cheers for your feedback

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

      Looked really bad. One of those big stong quick lads who are overrated because they have coasted through youth levels on pure athleticism. Low footballing ability.

  21. Davros
    • 10 Years
    21 days, 3 hours ago

    Thoughts welcome on WC team...
    Pope Button
    TAA Digne Soy (Lund Kelly)
    Salah Sterling DeBruyne Mount (Dendonk)
    Pukki Haller Barnes
    Plan to play 3-4-3 and rotate defenders

    1. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      Lovely

    2. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      That is my WC team Exactly from Last week :).. Love it

  22. dbeck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    21 days, 3 hours ago

    I have 1m itb but somehow have Coleman and VVD, just feels a waste moving them onto Digne and TAA. My only fire in Cantwell as a 4th mid, what would you do?

    Pope
    Coleman VVD Robbo Zinch
    Salah Sterling KDB Cantwell
    Haller Pukki

    Dendonkey, greenwood,Rico

    1. OldBenKenobi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      I dunno I’m considering getting digne in for Coleman...sideways I know but Digne looks the business

    2. Davros
      • 10 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      That is a lot of £ tied up in defence when clean sheets are hard to come by. I would consider shifting some of that money further up field

    3. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      Cheers, perhaps ditching Everton def and Coleman to Söyüncü gives me 2m itb to get dendonkey or greenwood to a 6.5 guy. Rotating Söyüncü and Cantwell

    4. CRO KLOPP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      Coleman to Lund and get Barnes for greenwood

  23. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    21 days, 3 hours ago

    Where are the members stats in this article?

  24. OldBenKenobi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    21 days, 3 hours ago

    Really like the look Daniel James could well bring him into the team...

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      Done for me 🙂

      1. OldBenKenobi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        21 days, 3 hours ago

        Done as in you brought him in?

    2. The Senate
      • 1 Year
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      I would if I didn’t have Greenwood and Wan Bissaka wasting my united slots - it’ll be Mount instead for me

      1. OldBenKenobi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        21 days, 3 hours ago

        I’m considering both

  25. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    21 days, 3 hours ago

    How’s this look?

    Jota Sigurdsson VVD ( 🙁 ) to Barnes KDB Söyüncü (-4), leaving 1.4 ITB

    Pope 4.0
    TAA VVD Digne Zinchenko Rico
    Salah Sterling Sigurdsson Mount Dendoncker
    Pukki Jota Greenwood

    2FT 1.6 ITB just now. WC can be used over IB if needed after the hit due to injuries. X

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      Looks an improvement until VVD goal and CS.

    2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      Maybe Matip over Soy now that you have enough itb?

  26. TuplaPukki
    • 3 Years
    21 days, 3 hours ago

    Heaton-Button
    VvD-Zinchenko-AWB-KWP-Lundstram
    Salah-Sterling-Maddison-Trossard-Dendo
    Kane-Pukki-Greenwood

    WC or save?

  27. Zladan
    • 2 Years
    21 days, 3 hours ago

    It feels like most wildcard teams I see are basically my non-wc team. Very reassuring, and effectively gives me an extra WC.

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      🙂

    2. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      Something like:

      Pope
      TAA - Digne
      Sterling - Salah - KDB
      Pukki

      is the base IMO.

      1. Zladan
        • 2 Years
        21 days, 3 hours ago

        Surely people don’t need to wildcard to get to that core though?

        I’ve gone Heaton over Pope fwiw.

        Combinations of the following to complete the WC:

        Zinchenko KWP Lunny Kelly
        Mount James Cantwell Madders
        Abraham Haller Barnes

        Few others I’d like to own unless I was restructuring to include Auba/Aguero.

  28. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    21 days, 3 hours ago

    1.6k OR

    Heaton
    TAA Dunk Lundy
    Sterling Mane McGinn Cantwell
    Auba Pukki Kun

    saving FT

    see you in 2 weeks

  29. The Senate
    • 1 Year
    21 days, 3 hours ago

    Anyone else considering benching Pukki for Lundstram? Have I officially lost my marbles?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      Yes haha

    2. purple lamborGhini
        21 days, 3 hours ago

        U havent lost your marbles, but no, dont do that.

      • THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        21 days, 3 hours ago

        I’m considering benching for Mings....

    3. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      21 days, 3 hours ago

      Keep maddison on wc ?

      1. F4L
        • 4 Years
        21 days, 3 hours ago

        probably not

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 5 Years
          21 days, 3 hours ago

          Thanks