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Scout Notes

Vardy continues to punish those who jumped ship

Leicester 3-1 Bournemouth

Goals: Jamie Vardy x2 (£8.9m), Youri Tielemans (£6.4m) | Callum Wilson (£7.8m)

Assists: Ben Chilwell (£5.4m), Vardy, Tielemans | Ryan Fraser (£7.3m)

Bonus: Vardy x3, Tielemans x2, Fraser x1

Jamie Vardy (£8.9m) punished his early-season doubters once again as he registered a double-figure haul in Leicester’s 3-1 win over Bournemouth on Saturday.

A portion of the forward’s ownership lost faith after two blanks and just one shot in the first two Gameweeks, but since the third match of the campaign, Vardy now has three goals and one assist.

After his clinical finish helped Leicester edge a scrappy encounter with Sheffield United in Gameweek 3, the latest win saw Vardy prove a constant menace to Bournemouth goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale (£4.5m).

Not only did the Foxes’ centre-forward press from the front and catch the visiting shot-stopper in possession twice but he also lobbed him to open the scoring.

Vardy scored a spectacular lob against Bournemouth on Saturday

As far as lobs go, this one was pretty special. It was a trademark run from Vardy onto a long-pass forward from Ben Chilwell (£5.4m), and with Ramsdale approaching to pressurise the striker, he tipped it over him with the outside of his boot, from outside of the penalty area.

Next, Vardy drifted wide to ask questions of make-shift left-back Nathan Aké (£4.9m), and once he had forced his way past the player, he put a square-ball on a plate for Youri Tielemans (£6.4m) to clip a finish into the left-hand corner.

In the second half, it was Vardy’s positioning that led to his second goal, loitering inside the box even after Leicester had lost possession so that he was free to convert Tieleman’s through-ball once it arrived.

“I think you can see with the performance we weren’t the best when we played Chelsea in the first half, but I think in the second half in that game we were showing our true colours. It was a bit scrappy last week as well but managed to dig in and get the result and then today it’s just like you said. The momentum has taken us into it, and we’ve put in a full, solid performance.” – Jamie Vardy

Vardy now has 12 league goals in 14 appearances since Brendan Rodgers took over at Leicester. No top-flight player has found the net more often in that time as him.

That will almost certainly trigger interest in Leicester’s centre-forward, although some managers might be put off by his upcoming fixtures.

In three of the next four Gameweeks, the Foxes face top-six opposition. Next up is a trip to Manchester United, Spurs come to the King Power Stadium in Gameweek 6, followed by Newcastle. Gameweek 8 takes Rodgers’ men to Anfield to face Liverpool.

While that may put some punters off Vardy, others might be even more interested given the quality of opposition, as he tends to perform better against top-six clubs. Manchester United and Liverpool are two that Vardy has a decent scoring record against too.

Tielemans got his first attacking returns of the season but was fortunate to stay on the pitch

Those who had patience in Tielemans were finally rewarded with his first attacking returns of the campaign, as he got a goal and assist against Bournemouth.

However, the Belgian midfielder was probably fortunate to remain on the pitch after a nasty high foot in a tackle on Callum Wilson (£7.8m) that also went unpunished by the Video Assistant Referee.

“I have seen it back and I still think it’s a stonewall red. It’s a bad challenge. He has tried to protect himself and shield the ball but he’s gone straight over the top of it – not even looking at the ball from what I’ve seen as well. He’s not meant it but, at the end of the day, it’s a naughty challenge.” – Callum Wilson

Meanwhile, James Maddison (£7.1m) failed to register any having provided two assists in Gameweek 2 and 3.

That said, the Englishman was unfortunate not to get some offensive points in this one.

He headed just wide in the first half and played a pivotal part in Vardy’s second goal, winning the ball back high up the pitch. Tielemans standing close by is probably what removed Maddison’s chance to play the striker in himself.

By contrast, interest in Ayoze Pérez (£6.3m) appears to have reached a deserved end after an uninspiring start to the campaign.

The former Newcastle forward, turned midfielder at Leicester, was largely anonymous in the first three matches of 2019/20 and had not been playing in as advanced as a position as his ownership had hoped.

Ayoze Pérez was benched for Gameweek 4 after failing to impress so far this season

Amid a slew of sales, Pérez was dropped to the bench for the first time this season in Gameweek 4, replaced in the starting XI by Marc Albrighton (£5.4m).

Rodgers explained that he wanted to go down a different route for this match, hinting at some rotation for his wide midfielders, as well as Pérez’s loss of security of starts.

“It was just a different idea. He has played a lot of games up until now. I have got other really, really good players like Marc Albrighton, who can come into the game Ayoze has played and we felt that we needed a freshness against a team that are very dynamic and fast, so the three players we brought in were all fast and aggressive in Marc, Wilfred (Ndidi) and Ben (Chilwell) I think Ayo will show over his time here is that he is a top-class player, but I’ve also got Demarai Gray who is a very good player, so it’s very much about the squad.” – Brendan Rodgers

To make matters worse for Pérez, Albrighton was comfortably one of Leicester’s best players at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

His delivery from wide areas is considerably better than the former Newcastle man, and he would have registered an assist had his exquisite cross for Maddison had ended up in the back of the net.

Leicester may still only have one clean sheet this season, but there have still been some impressive performances at the back.

Çaglar Söyüncü has started the 2019/20 season in good form

Centre-half Çaglar Söyüncü (£4.5m) has drawn plenty of praise from fans, the press and his manager alike.

Filling in for the departed Harry Maguire (£5.5m), the Turkish international has started every match of the season so far and has done well in multiple departments.

Not only has Söyüncü stepped up to replace Maguire’s defensive contributions, but he has also helped get Leicester on the front foot with the way he presses forward from the back too. Against Sheffield United, he also got an assist.

There have been some teething problems with the latter but there is still plenty of potential for Söyüncü, although getting in on his budget price might be more advisable when Leicester’s fixtures clear up in Gameweek 9.

“If you look at him in our third goal, that’s exactly what we want, defenders who defend forward. I think you sense the supporters are really enjoying watching him play. He does a couple of wee maverick things that makes you wonder sometimes, but he is very young, you can see he is aggressive, attacks the ball well. For me, first and foremost, he can defend. He will learn from the first goal because he has got to track the runner. On that one there he has got to go with Callum Wilson into the box when he is so close to the goal. So these are things that show his youth, but he has huge potential and he is very good.” – Brendan Rodgers

Meanwhile, Bournemouth’s attack as a whole continues to underwhelm somewhat, averaging 1.25 goals per game.

However, Callum Wilson has managed to tick over with points this season.

His goal at Leicester was his first of the campaign, but the Cherries’ forward actually now has attacking returns in every Gameweek so far in 2019/20.

Despite that, his price has dropped by £0.2m over the first four matches, potentially opening up an opportunity for Fantasy managers looking to make a change in the forward department.

Bournemouth’s fixtures over the coming weeks are actually rather favourable with Everton and West Ham the next two sides to come to the Vitality Stadium, while Southampton and Arsenal are the next two venues for their away trips.

Wilson has somewhat snuck under the radar this season but has appealing fixtures coming up

After a rotten start to the campaign, Ryan Fraser (£7.3m) finally got his first assist of 2019/20 too, suggesting that he could slowly replicate last season’s form over the appealing run on the horizon.

It is also worth pointing out that Harry Wilson (£6.0m) started for the second time this season, as he continues to establish himself in the first-team.

Furthermore, neither he or Fraser were required at left wing-back in the absence of Charlie Daniels (£4.5m), ruled out for the season with a knee injury.

Against Leicester, Howe pushed centre-back Aké across to the left-back position, while Diego Rico (£4.0m) remained on the bench.

Members Analysis

Leicester City XI (4-1-4-1): Schmeichel; Chilwell, Söyüncü, Evans, R Pereira; Ndidi; H Barnes (Choudhury 71′), Maddison (Fuchs 86′), Tielemans, Albrighton (D Gray 64′); Vardy.

Bournemouth XI (4-4-2): Ramsdale; Aké, S Cook, Mepham, A Smith (Ibe 64′); Fraser, Lerma, Billing, H Wilson (Solanke 64′); C Wilson, J King (Surman 79′).

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Lessons learned from Gameweek 4

754 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    14 days, 8 hours ago

    Surprised how busy it is on here considering there's an IB. Guessing most trying to avoid price rises/drops?

    1. Baby Face Nelson
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 8 hours ago

      WC time

    2. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 8 hours ago

      Boat load of wildcards have been activated too

    3. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 8 hours ago

      True. Tempted but not looking too bad atm so I'll save.

      1. Guilty Sigurðsson ♛
        • 2 Years
        14 days, 8 hours ago

        Same, I going to wildcard over the IB but feels wrong.

        99% sure I'm wildcarding GW7. Nice little fixture swing.

      2. Hot Toddy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        14 days, 8 hours ago

        Same boat here but I went for it. 6 changes made so not exactly major surgery but a big improvement I think. I hope. We shall see!

        1. Tsparkes10
          • 1 Year
          14 days, 7 hours ago

          How you looking now?

          1. Hot Toddy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            14 days, 7 hours ago

            Pope
            TAA / VVD / Digne / Otamendi
            McGinn / Son / Sterling / Salah
            Pukki / Barnes

            Button / Diop / Dendoncker / Greenwood

            Ryan -> Pope
            Pereira -> Otamendi
            Robertson -> VVD
            Anderson -> McGinn
            Martial -> Son
            Lundstram -> Diop

  2. Baby Face Nelson
    • 9 Years
    14 days, 8 hours ago

    Haller v Abraham?

    1. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 8 hours ago

      Haller

    2. COK3Y5MURF
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 8 hours ago

      Different weight class. Haller will crush him

    3. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      14 days, 8 hours ago

      Villa v Wolves?

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        14 days, 8 hours ago

        Wolves conceded 3 against a toothless Everton

    4. ChelseaBlues223
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      Abraham. Better team, more goals.

      1. Miggy007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 17 hours ago

        Not sure about that, and you can’t strengthen anytime soon. I think Haller Lanzini Anderson would walk into the Chelsea first team.

    5. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 6 hours ago

      Abraham

  3. Jimmy Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    14 days, 8 hours ago

    Perez to:
    A) James
    B) Lanzini
    C) Tielemans
    D) Other (under 6.9 please)

    1. Pat Butcher
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 8 hours ago

      A

  4. Pat Butcher
    • 4 Years
    14 days, 8 hours ago

    Worth a wildcard? 0.6 itb 0ft

    Pope steklenburg
    AWB Digne Dunk VVD Rico
    Sterling Salah KDB Martial Cantwell
    Pukki Tammy Greenwood

    1. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 8 hours ago

      Far from urgent, but I wouldn't be against the idea at all.

      1. Pat Butcher
        • 4 Years
        14 days, 8 hours ago

        Kinda how I feel really

        1. Eastman
          • 2 Years
          14 days, 8 hours ago

          Looks a good team to me

    2. Marmalade Forest
      • 2 Years
      14 days, 8 hours ago

      Absolutely not

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

      I like your team, tho I triggered my wc on saturday(while drunk) and had 7 of your team, but was missing kdb which was one of the main reasons I pulled the trigger in the end.

    4. matiakez
      • 8 Years
      14 days, 8 hours ago

      Looks fine to me

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

      nah

    6. ameisin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      No way. Ride it out for now, you'll be glad later on

    7. Pat Butcher
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      Thanks everyone

  5. jason_ni
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    14 days, 8 hours ago

    On a wc, do you prefer a or b?
    A)robertson & greenwood
    B)kelly & abraham

    A means double pool with TAA

    A and B would have a rotating player so each week would have to play 1 of Lundstrom,Dendonk & either greenwood or kelly

    1. jason_ni
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      Or go matip instead of robbo and invest elsewhere?

      Pope, fodder
      TAA, Digne, Lundstrom, rico,xxxx
      Salah, Sterling, Kdb, James, Dendonk
      Pukki, Haller, xxxx

    2. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 7 Years
      14 days, 6 hours ago

      b, but not kelly, nes not nailed

  6. Luizdouzi
    14 days, 8 hours ago

    Andone received a red card & he decided to leave the premier league. Legend!

    1. jason_ni
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      Amateur levels compared to zizou..that's how you go out with a bang.

      1. Luizdouzi
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        Loool... True!

        1. jason_ni
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          14 days, 7 hours ago

          Am messing tho.. andone was a mad man as well.. that challenge

    2. ameisin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      Brighton forward assets are more nailed now. That's Locadia and Andone gone!

  7. RED_ARMY
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    14 days, 7 hours ago

    Triple Burnley too much ? Thinking Pope, Lowton and Barnes ?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      If you think there are clean sheets, no. Upcoming fixtures not great with attacking teams.

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      Fixtures are great. Burnley defence double up could be huge. Think Barnes has had his run another one similar will come up at some point this season

  8. FOO FIGHTER
    14 days, 7 hours ago

    Chelsea have conceded 9 and only scored 6. Yes 4 conceded vs UTD but they are shipping goals. Only Mount and Abraham have scored so far. Definitely not sustainable. I reckon these 2 players will fold if they are going to carry the load early on.

    Could be wrong. I have Mount though.

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      Sounds like they’ll be needed in UCL

  9. tyron
    • 4 Years
    14 days, 7 hours ago

    its really amazing how many people do not fear aguero it seems (based on teams i have seen even on wildcard). maybe i am an aguero slave 🙁

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      Norwich will stop him.

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        I reckon Kun and Pukki will be unstopable that day.

        1. tyron
          • 4 Years
          14 days, 7 hours ago

          i aint taking any chances i will be an owner for the next two at least.

      2. tyron
        • 4 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        lol probably

    2. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      Some people think KDB and sterling is enough, which is fair enough.

      I'm currently on aguero and sterling. Nor(a) and wat(h) looks tasty (but also tasty for kdb).

      1. tyron
        • 4 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        i agree. i have decided to go with aguero sterling and silva for the next two at least. i had kdb but wildcarded for aguero. i know its crazy hence the triple up. by gw 7 i will prob get kdb in for silva and downgrade aguero to facilitate that move.

  10. Rigid Digit
    • 3 Years
    14 days, 7 hours ago

    Siggurdson to Pepe after International break
    Toothless Everton vs Arenal dangerous looking front 3 (plus hopefully Cabellos behind)

    Can't this week - used the free transfer dumping Perez (who'll probably now hit a run of form)

    1. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      Don't feel the pepe love. Kdb and son at that price seem better options.

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      Perez wont start in the foreseeable future. Bench role for him from now

  11. New Post
  12. rohan
    • 8 Years
    14 days, 7 hours ago

    For the first time in my FPL history, I might just be able to save a transfer over the IB

    Heaton
    TAA. VvD. Digne. Lundstram
    Salah. Sterling (c). KdB. Trossard
    Pukki. Haller.

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      save

    2. tyron
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      definitely save. lovely side. makes me regret using my wildcard now.

  13. Kinkladze
    • 4 Years
    14 days, 7 hours ago

    To Pukki, or not to Pukki...that is the question.

    When are we all binning Pukki?

    And for who?

    1. Kinkladze
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      I am offloading him for next week...Hello Mr Ashley Barnes

      1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
        • 7 Years
        14 days, 7 hours ago

        Why bin?

    2. tyron
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      can understand not wanting him vs city but surely after u will?

  14. tyron
    • 4 Years
    14 days, 7 hours ago

    hey guys i am on wildcard and have to act quickly (price rises)
    which one.. AND YES I WILL GET KDB IN BY gw 7 perhaps

    pope
    taa digne lunds mings 4.0
    salah sterling cantwell - -
    aguero barnes 4.5

    A - dilva and ceballos- up to gw 7 when i will get kdb (downgrade aguero and upgrade silva)
    B - mount and lanzini and see how it goes.

  15. Lestat
    • 9 Years
    14 days, 6 hours ago

    Wildcard team..

    Ryan - Button
    Digne - Zinchenko - Trent - Dunk - Lundstrum
    Salah - KDB - Sterling - Mount - Cantwell
    Pukki - Haller - Greenwood

    Good to go or shud i upgrade Haller to Firmino/Vardy by downgrading Digne to 4.5m??

    1. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      14 days, 5 hours ago

      I like vardy and firmino but not at the expense of digne, any other route to it?

      1. Lestat
        • 9 Years
        14 days, 5 hours ago

        by downgrading mount to 4.5mid...or zinchencko to 4.1 def

        1. Kay317
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          14 days, 5 hours ago

          My team is very similar and I was looking at bringing in vardy for pukki or Haller, both would involve damaging the rest of the team too much in my opinion. I think Haller and pukki will bag plenty of goals.

  16. Kay317
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    14 days, 5 hours ago

    Any walker owners out there planning to ship him out for next game week after comments from Pep? Was going to keep until Mendy was back and playing but not sure I like the idea of a 6 mil defender sitting on my bench when he falls foul of Pep roulette!

  17. Lestat
    • 9 Years
    14 days, 5 hours ago

    (repost) Wildcard team..

    Ryan - Button
    Digne - Zinchenko - Trent - Dunk - Lundstrum
    Salah - KDB - Sterling - Mount - Cantwell
    Pukki - Haller - Greenwood

    Zinchenko/Haller or Otamendi/Callum Wilson ??

  18. JaydenLFC87
    • 5 Years
    14 days, 4 hours ago

    Moura >

    A) Wilson (EVE)

    B) Mount (wol)

    FT

    1. Lestat
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      B

  19. Gudjohnsen
    • 2 Years
    13 days, 17 hours ago

    Will Trossard drop during the international break?

    Am thinking of doing Cantwell to Trossard but have only 5.9 to do it.