Scout Notes

How the premium FPL options fared in the north London derby

The final match of Gameweek 4 was a thrilling affair, with Arsenal fighting back from 2-0 down to rescue a draw in the north London derby.

We look at the game from a Fantasy perspective and analyse the performances of the five £9.0m+ options on show – all of whom delivered attacking returns.

Arsenal 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur

  • Goals: Alexandre Lacazette (£9.4m), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) | Christian Eriksen (£8.8m), Harry Kane (£11.0m)
  • Assists: Nicolas Pepe (£9.4m), Matteo Guendouzi (£4.5m)| Erik Lamela (£6.0m), Son Heung-min (£9.5m)
  • Bonus: Aubameyang – 3, Guendouzi, Eriksen – 2

Unai Emery chose Sunday’s meeting with Tottenham Hotspur to deploy Nicolas Pepe (£9.4m), Alexandre Lacazette (£9.4m) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) together from the start for the first time, with all three going on to bank attacking returns for their owners.

The premium Fantasy Premier League trio lined up as part of a 4-3-3, with Aubameyang on the left, Pepe on the right and Lacazette as the spearhead of the attack.

There was much to encourage Fantasy managers from their first game together as an attacking three, with Pepe’s pace looking like it could provide a real threat in the long term and Aubameyang terrorising makeshift right-back Davinson Sanchez (£5.5m) early on.

The trio certainly delivered from an FPL perspective: Pepe provided the assist for Lacazette’s well-taken goal on the stroke of half-time before Aubameyang finished off a superb pass from the excellent Matteo Guendouzi (£4.5m) to level the scores midway through the second half.

The premium front three racked up 17 shots between them, too, more than all bar three other teams managed overall in Gameweek 4.

There are still teething problems to iron out, however, and slight concerns for Fantasy managers looking to exploit the Gunners’ excellent run of fixtures from now until Gameweek 16.

As dangerous as he was on the left flank, Aubameyang being shunted out wide didn’t do much for his goal threat: the Gabonese forward had only one shot on goal before Lacazette’s substitution, after which Aubameyang had three attempts and scored from one of them.

The former Borussia Dortmund man was asked about his starting role in a post-match interview and replied:

As I always said, I like to play striker but when the team needs me on the wing, that’s no matter. I go and I try my best.

Aubameyang is more than capable of scoring points wherever he plays, of course, but made a habit of doing in spite of some unconvincing underlying stats in the first quarter of last season, when he was often stationed on the left flank.

Pepe was perhaps a little over-eager to impress, meanwhile, with his shooting and crossing often wild.

There is no rushing to judgment just yet after two 90-minute run-outs but a wait-and-see approach might be the best strategy for the time being, at least until the Ivory Coast international beds in.

Lacazette was the pick of the front three, not just for his goal but his overall work rate.

The Frenchman’s role necessitated him to drop back on occasion and help the central midfield against a dangerous Spurs attack (slightly off-putting from an FPL perspective) but it’s probably fair to say that he will have to do less of this in the coming months, with Arsenal avoiding all of last season’s top four until mid-December.

Lacazette limped off with a hamstring problem in the second half but Emery said the issue was “not severe” and reports suggest the problem was merely cramp.

Emery gave his thoughts on the front three after full-time:

I think they played, working, trying. Lacazette scored, Aubameyang. We created a lot of chances. We get in the box. I think, this is the way.

With all three premium options starting, Emery understandably decided to proceed with caution and play three bona fide central midfielders in a 4-3-3 – meaning that there was no room for the in-demand Dani Ceballos (£5.7m), the fit-again Mesut Ozil (£7.3m) or youngster Joe Willock (£5.0m) in a number ten role.

With the likes of Watford, Aston Villa and Bournemouth on the horizon, however, that 4-3-3 would seem likely to become a 4-2-3-1 in easier games and allow the likes of Ceballos to return to the starting XI.

Speaking of his tactical decision, Emery said:

Having players, like for example today, ready to play in this match, like Pepe, Lacazette and Aubameyang, we need to also take the balance in midfield.

We need creativity and cover, and with our ideas and style, also good pressing against the other team. I think we did very good work. Sometimes maybe the balance needs to improve but mostly we did well.

Lucas worked amazingly well and after I decided to change him for Ceballos to give the team a fresh player and also use his capacity to help in attacking moments. Every player is working very well.

Matteo, Lucas, Ceballos when he came on, Xhaka… we made some mistakes, yes it’s true, but there are a lot of positives to speak about for the team.

Arsenal looked defensively suspect again and there won’t be too many takers in their backline given the evidence of last season and this, despite the upturn in fixtures.

Bernd Leno (£5.0m) may have made seven saves – including an excellent one from Son Heung-min (£9.5m) – but his handling was mostly unconvincing and ultimately led to Spurs’ first goal, with the German shotstopper spilling Erik Lamela‘s (£6.0m) effort straight into the path of Christian Eriksen (£8.8m).

The nearing return of Hector Bellerin (£5.5m), Rob Holding (£4.5m) and Kieran Tierney (£5.4m) may help address certain other problems but the Gunners’ issues are arguably less about personnel and more about Emery’s attack-first mentality, so a glut of clean sheets isn’t anticipated.

Spurs weren’t much better at the back, with the unusual sight of Davinson at right-back not helping matters.

Danny Rose (£5.5m) wasn’t convincing on the opposite flank either and Hugo Lloris (£5.5m) again had to bail out his defence in this fixture, making six stops.

No FPL goalkeeper has made as many saves as Lloris this season – a worrying statistic – and Spurs are one of five clubs without a Premier League clean sheet in 2019/20, although have faced Manchester City and Arsenal in two of their fixtures.

When asked about the shot count, Mauricio Pochettino said:

But that happens because it’s a collective problem, not only the defensive line. I think to try to find the balance again is the most important. To try to find that again we need that togetherness and to work really, really hard, altogether.

The team wasn’t settled. I told you from day one when we started the pre-season in London and moved to Singapore, that is why I wasn’t happy, I was a little bit worried about the situation, because we knew very well what was going on.

I am optimistic, happy, what is most important is to all be on the same page, with the club. That players have a clear idea where we want to arrive and how we want to move, clear minds like today Christian and different players, tomorrow they’re only going to be focused on Tottenham, not on thinking about different things that make management so difficult.

Going forward, the picture looked a little rosier.

Spurs were the more threatening side in the first half and looked dangerous on the counter-attack, with Son posing plenty of problems.

It was a fluid three-man attacking midfield behind Harry Kane (£11.0m) at times but it was Son who was getting up alongside the Spurs striker, with Lamela and Eriksen on the right and left respectively.

The South Korea international forced Leno into two flying stops and won the first-half penalty that Kane converted, while it was no surprise that Spurs looked a more cohesive attacking unit with an on-song Eriksen in the side.

If the Dane is still in north London come Monday evening, then he’ll be an FPL asset to watch in the medium term – he has delivered 20 or more attacking returns in each of the last four seasons, despite being below-par for much of 2018/19.

The problem with investing in Spurs’ midfield assets is the sheer weight of numbers and the risk of rotation.

Dele Alli (£8.4m) and Giovani Lo Celso (£7.4m) got minutes under their belt as they continue to build up fitness, while Lucas Moura (£7.5m) failed to even make it off the bench and Tanguy Ndombele (£6.0m) was sidelined through injury.

Kane is the most secure starter in the Spurs attack and scored his third goal of the season here, almost adding a second after the interval when seeing an angled drive crash back off the post.

It was a strange, almost Jamie Vardy-esque (£8.9m) performance in many ways as he touched the ball on fewer occasions than any other outfielder who completed 90 minutes, yet still could have easily come away with a double-digit haul.

On top of that effort that hit the woodwork, Kane couldn’t sort his feet out when Son found him six yards out and had a late appeal for a penalty waved away – although this was a soft-ish claim at best.

Reflecting on the Lilywhites’ attacking display, Pochettino said:

Not only the transition, the possession was even in the first half in the second half we gave them a little bit more because they tried to push hard and score, they dominated. But overall I am happy with the performance, it was great.

I thought the team recovered really well after half-time. We created a lot of chances to score the third goal. I thought it was very important for us, it’s not the table or the points, it’s to recover the good feelings after Newcastle and the summer and all that happened in these last four weeks. That is most important. Worse impossible, only we can improve.

We have positives, we have the quality and we need to build again to create the togetherness to perform in the way that team can perform. In the previous three games I think the team didn’t show all the quality they have.

Members Analysis

Arsenal XI (4-3-3): Leno, Maitland-Niles, Sokratis, Luiz, Kolasinac, Torreira (Ceballos 63′), Xhaka, Guendouzi, Pepe, Lacazette (Mkhitaryan 66′), Aubameyang.

Spurs XI (4-2-3-1): Lloris, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Rose, Sissoko, Winks, Lamela (Alli 59′), Eriksen, Son (Lo Celso 79′), Kane.

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Lessons learned from Gameweek 4

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  1. Jarvish Scott Talent
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    thsr

    1. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      reply fail

      1. lilmessipran
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Cute

        1. Jarvish Scott Talent
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          I bet you say that to all the girls

  2. Crisnel Ronessi
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Siiiiiiiuuuuuuuu |__o__|

  3. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    abraham or barnes ? on wc. other 2 strikers are aguero and pukki. thanks

    1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Barnes and get Mount if you want some Chelsea

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        thanks.

    2. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Barnes imo

      You fitting in Sterling alongside Kun?

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        thanks and no,just kdb and aguero for city attack

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Tammy

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        thanks hotdogs

  4. lilmessipran
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Pick one to have till gw8 to play every week out of this lot, have TAA if it makes any difference

    A VVD
    B Barnes
    C Pukki

    1. Sahil.....
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      B

    2. Tcheco
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Barnes

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Virgil

  5. Nr.10
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Hi!

    Want to Change Deolufeu but not sure to whom. Any suggestions? Have £6.7.

    Could go for a siggy downgrade. What do you think?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      barnes ??

      1. Nr.10
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Is he a good choice, why? Don't know anything about him

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          burnley have nice fixtures

    2. Karhumies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Since you can't afford Haller, Abraham or Kean, seems like your best options are either Barnes or Jota. Jota has Euro league games and rotation, so...Barnes.

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Barnes is the obvious choice. Not much downside either. Good stats, good fixtures.

  6. Adambailey7
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    What do you reckon to this WC?

    Pope
    Digne, TAA, Zinchenko
    Salah, sterling, KDB, mount, trossard
    Barnes, pukki

    KDB or Aguero?
    Trossard or James?

    1. Tcheco
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      KDB & James

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Aguero and James

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Looks fine. Would want Haller over Barnes.

      1. Adambailey7
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Cheers guys. I have enough in the bank to get haller. I just like the next few fixtures for Burnley

  7. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Strange that Arsenal are offloading Mkhi. He's not the best player in their squad, but he could do a squad role. Arsenal look pretty thin now having got rid of Iwobi and the EL commitments.

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Looking at their squad now:

      GK: Leno, Martinez
      LB: Tierney, Kolasinac
      CB: Luiz, Sokratis, Holding, Chambers
      RB: Bellerin, AMN
      CM: Torreira, Xhaka, Guendouzi, Willock
      AM: Ceballos, Ozil
      RM: Pepe, Smith-Rowe
      LM: Aubameyang, Nelson
      FW: Lacazette, Martinelli

      The backups is made up larger of U23s.

      1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Smith-Rowe and Nelson are decent tbf - both have good potential

      2. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        It's more flexible. Ozil can slot into a wing spot and Auba can move upfront. I think they have a very strong attack though. I'd rate it 3rd best in the league behind just City and Liverpool.

    2. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      See what you're saying but he's on about a million pounds a week, need to get rid really. Def should have kept Iwobi imo

    3. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Man United and Liverpool look a little thin to me too, FFP kicking in?

      1. diesel001
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        I think Liverpool look okay other than at LB where there isn't a real backup for Robertson.

        Man Utd look a little thin, but it will probably take another summer transfer window for them to sort out their midfield issues.

        1. Gregor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Yeah, just not a great window for United I think but surprised they let Smalling go too.

          I would have liked a full back and another front three player at Liverpool.

  8. The Overthinker - I blame R…
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Tempted for a -8 to bring in pepe and Haller for Lanzini and Kane

    Heaton
    Otamendi vvd Keane zinchenchko Montoya
    Salah sterling Lanzini* martial
    Kane*

    Button Ayew Greenwood hayden

  9. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Gabriel Jesus has started both sets of UCL Group Stage matches against Shakhtar Donetsk in the last couple of seasons. If this continues after the international break and he starts against them for a 5th time it could give a decent run of starts to Aguero in the following three Premier League games, assuming Jesus starts in the Carabao Cup the following week.

    Aguero (nor) PL
    Jesus (shk) UCL
    Aguero (WAT) PL
    Jesus (pne) CC
    Aguero (eve) PL

    1. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Cheers. Who knows but I'm getting Aguero in to find out

    2. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Can definitely see Jesus being the cup guy given their favourable Champions League group.

    3. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Aguero always likely to be the starter imo, it's coming off at 60' that's not ideal

      1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Aguero showed last year he can score plenty on limited mins

        1. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          But can he score enough for £12.1m, and can he be trusted captaincy? Answer to that last season was no, but could be different answer at this point.

          1. SADIO SANÉ
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            He scored very similar to Jimenez for ages last season but as usual he is capable of some huge explosions, I'd never captain him over Sterling

        2. SADIO SANÉ
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          He did, it's still not ideal

  10. nadman89
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    my team has done well even though i have king , would you do king to barnes or save ft

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      bournemouth have decent fixtures maybe keep ?

    2. lilmessipran
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      I'd definitely do that

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      I'd do it. King has been pretty poor first few weeks.

  11. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    is there an english forum for the norway fantasy league ?

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        great thanks

      2. Trossard or not Trossard
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Are there other fantasy leagues being discussed on here? If so where can I find those? Thanks!

        1. MTPockets
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Usually under the Community tab
          Assume sky game discussion somewhere although don't play it
          Allsvenskan - https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2019/08/30/fantasy-allsvenskan-gameweek-22/

          1. Trossard or not Trossard
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Thanks for sharing!

  12. kuzser
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Best combo to replace Perez and Jota for -4?
    01.itb

    1) Barnes
    2) Abraham
    3) Haller

    A) Cantwell
    B) Ceballos
    C) McGinn
    D) Anyone else

    Team is:

    Heaton (pope)
    Robbo vvd lundstram digne (Soyncu)
    Salah sterling KDB perez (dendo)
    Pukky jota (greenwood)

    1. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Reckon I’d go with Haller and McGinn.

      Iwobi might be worth considering if you can afford it.

  13. Trossard or not Trossard
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Curious after GW4. Rank these by how much you'd want them in draft:

    Aguero, De Bruyne, Sterling, Salah, Mané

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Sterling, KDB, Aguero, Salah, Mane

      For me the decision is on Aguero vs Man City defender. That then determines the third Man City spot. If the choice is a Man City defender then it means the next choice is Salah vs Mane.

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Really difficult tbh. Sterl, Salah, Mane, Aguero, KDB probs

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Agree with this I think

    3. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      By draft you mean for the season?
      Sterling
      Salah/Mane
      KDB
      Aguero

      1. Trossard or not Trossard
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Correct. Planning long term.

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Sterling, Salah, KdB, Mane, Aguero

    5. Lingard’s Shin Guards
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Sterling, KDB, Aguero, Salah, Mane

  14. ZeBestee
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Villa vs Westham score prediction?

    1. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      1-1

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      1-1

    3. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      I think we'll beat them, just, 2-1.

    4. Cantwell on these things.
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      2-4

    5. nadman89
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      2-0 mcginn and wesley

    6. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      1-3

  15. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Any worse than 800k to 1.4mil. Awful start 🙁

    1. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Oh yes.

    2. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      191k -> 718k
      Oops.

    3. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      600k to 1.2M. Early days, am not overly concerned tbh as my team is good for a couple of games. Let's see how it goes.

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 15 days ago

        True. I'm similar tbf. All chips left also, just need to take a few riks whilst keeping the main men tbf. Had Wesley for way too long

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          wesley has nice fixtures coming up...

          1. Tsparkes10
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Been saying that for long enough haha. He's a weird one

        2. ZeBestee
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Yeah, patience has not paid off so far, but am sure it will balance itself out in the future. Had Perez and Jota for far too long, fortunately shipped them out for Haller and McGinn before this gameweek, could have been worse.

          As you said, need to take a risk here and there and am sure OR will improve slowly.

          1. Tsparkes10
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 15 days ago

            V true. Pepe is to tempting but basically have to rid KDB, Salah or Sterl for him.

    4. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      5.8m GW rank (42 points) drop me from 164k to 978k.

    5. Trossard or not Trossard
      2 months, 15 days ago

      16k > 135k and list the lead in my mini League. 18 points behind. He used his WC though. Let's see if holding my WC'll pay off..

  16. Ace Ventura
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Ryan / Button
    TAA / Kelly / digne / Rico / Lundstrum
    Mount / Salah / Martial / Sterling / Caballos
    Kane / Pukki / Greenwood

    Struggling to keep the faith - mainly with Kane.

    So much money to not be performing. Yes, good run coming up but Haller and Abraham/Barnes would offer more long term which is making my WC finger twitchy. Should I give it another week?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      martial and caballos to someone else ? James and lanzini?

      1. Ace Ventura
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Thought about that. Would be a 4 pointer and means i have to keep the faith in Kane still.

        A wc team could give me this....

        Ryan / Button
        TAA / Kelly / Digne / Hanley / Lundstrum
        Mount / Salah / KBD / Sterling / Cantwell
        Abraham / Pukki / Haller

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          v nice BUT not sure kelly and hanley are nailed for the long run and then will be hard to shift.

    2. The 5% Team
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      good fixtures for Spurs from GW7...don't think Palace and Leicester are that great for Spurs atm

      1. Ace Ventura
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        At 11mil Kane should be getting a return in both those fixtures - if not he needs to go

  17. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 15 days ago

    The pundits playoff tournament looks fun but I'm so confused how it works. Can anyone give a simple explanation?

  18. Cantwell on these things.
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    I'm not usually one to humble brag but I got 95 points

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Link your ID 🙂

    2. Cantwell on these things.
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      ... Across the last two gameweeks.

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        haha

      2. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Haha. How you doing OR and what's team. Wasn't asking for it for proof, just intrigued

        1. Cantwell on these things.
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Terribly 2.6m. skirted around the big hauls captaining sterling and mane last two weeks.

          Henderson
          AWB, Mina, Laporte (Lundstram, kwp)
          Cantwell, mane, kdb, sterling (Hayden)
          Firmino, Barnes and pukki.

  19. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Trossard or cantwell?

    1. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Trossard

    2. Over The Mounié
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Trossard, though obviously he costs more

  20. aspilcueta
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Pepe is definitely the man to have in that team.

    Good run of fixtures, way cheaper than Aubameyang and will only get better and better.

    I am also bias, as he’s in my team.

    1. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Yes, but he needs to take his chances if he is going to be popular here.

      1. aspilcueta
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        He will, he will. Once Emery sorts out his central midfield, gets rid of Xhaka and puts Ceballos in, it will certainly improve the service the front 3 get.

        Plenty of people don’t take their chances every time. An assist was sufficient enough for me yesterday, but I expect more over the next 2 fixtures.

        1. ZeBestee
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Yeah, I will monitor but am sure he will start doing well very soon. He is an exciting player for sure.

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      i prefer kdb for the same price bracket. gl 🙂

      1. aspilcueta
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Certainly the man in form. But balance is good, can’t rely on multiple city assets to point every single week of the season.

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          kdb and either sterling/aguero is the way to go for me

    3. The Gambler.
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      no.end.product

      1. aspilcueta
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Apart from all the goals and assists last season

    4. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      I'm hoping he's just nervous but so far he has been terrible at passing, crossing and shooting 😀

      1. ZeBestee
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        I think his passing particularly has been good, crosses are good but a bit overhit, it's the shots that have been poor. As you said, he will improve with time and don't forget he is only 22 and started against Pool and Spurs so far.

        1. Sahil.....
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          As i said before pepe
          Dribbling 9
          Pace 8
          Passing 5
          Shooting -22

        2. The Strokes
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 15 days ago

          24

    5. The Overthinker - I blame R…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Considering bringing him for a hit

  21. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    best rotation combo

    a dunk/soyuncu with pope in goals (leicester dont keep clean sheets...)
    b lowton/mings with ryan in goals (ryan not great...)
    c lowton/mings with pope in goals (no keen on double burnley defence)

    thank you

    1. Markus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Go pope on goal,best for save points. Re defence: Lundstram is worth being in the mix too for 3 way rotation

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        thanks Markus. have lundstram already. think I ll go pope yes.

    2. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Top one. I suspect Leicester will get a fair share of clean sheets.

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        thanks Gregor

  22. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 15 days ago

    My girl is pissed at me cause I promised her a break from fpl this week but I can't stay away.
    Admins, can you please ban me for this week?

  23. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Abraham seems a must after 2 gameweeks but can't find a way to get him 🙁

  24. Dare Do The Punt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    If wildcarding now, is Pepe a good option or a punt too far?

    Just thought with Mkhy and Iwobi out of the picture he is even more nailed than he was?

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      I love him as an option. Great fixtures and playing v well. Just missing the goal

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      too early imo go kdb

    3. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      With Sterling Salah KDB Cantwell and 6.0 mid(mount, James, iwobi, trossard, yarmo, mcginn etc) there's just no space for him tbh

  25. Lindelol
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Heaton Button
    Robo Digne Zinchenko Soyuncu Lundstram
    Salah Sterling KDB Mount Dendonker
    Wilson Pukki Greenwood
    0.7 itb 1 FT

    1. Robbo to TAA
    2. Robbo + Greenwood to Matip + Barnes for -4 (have exact cash for this)
    3. Dendonker to Cantwell
    4. Any other

  26. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Awful GW, 39 pts. I dont know what to do as I like my team, although I miss some important players(TAA). Would you Wc this lot?

    Pope
    AWB, Coleman, Lundstorm, Kwp
    Sterling, Salah, KDB, Son
    Pukki, Barnes
    Bench: Heaton, Cantwell, occnell, Greenwood.

    Pretty good for this GW so maybe hold and dont be reactive? What do ya reckon?

    1. AuFeld
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Hold the WC. Nothing looks dire.

      1. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Yea its just i fell from 200k to1. 2m that makes me want to react.

  27. Invincibles
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Best Jota replacement for 7.5 or less?
    A) Barnes
    B) Haller
    C) Abraham

    Was going to go for Barnes, anything to suggest that's no longer the best move?

    1. 03farmboy
      2 months, 15 days ago

      I’m currently on Barnes

    2. AuFeld
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Haller has the best xG + xA per 90 of the three.

      1. Sahil.....
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Can u pls rank barnes ayew haller cantwell tammy pukki according to xg+xa

    3. Ace Ventura
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      I am stuck on the same. I am going for Abraham and split between Barnes and Haller for the others. Based on fixtures, hard to ignore Barnes IMO

  28. Dare Do The Punt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    What are our thoughts reagrding Spurs assets for a WC?

    I seriously think they will start performing when Ndembele is back but I'm struggling between Erisken (8.8m), Son (9.5m) or none at all...

    1. AuFeld
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      For €9.5m, I'd prefer Firmino or KdB if you have the funds... Spurs didn't look that great imo.

  29. 03farmboy
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Which ones the better combination?

    Digne and Lanzini
    Or
    Van Aanholt and Mount

    Any advise or feedback would be appreciated

  30. The Mighty Whites
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    1FT, 0.3 ITB, thoughts?

    Pope, Button

    VVD, Digne, AWB, Diop, Montoya

    Salah, Sterling, KDB, Martial, Dendoncker

    Pukki, Barnes, Greenwood