Scout Notes

Abraham enters FPL forward debate as Chelsea concede again

Our final Scout Notes article of Gameweek 4 reflects on an eventful game at Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea’s defence once again the focus of our attention.

Chelsea 2-2 Sheffield United

  • Goals: Tammy Abraham (£7.2m) x2 | Callum Robinson (£5.3m), Kurt Zouma (£4.9m) own-goal
  • Assists: Christian Pulisic (£7.5m), Jorginho (£5.0m) | Enda Stevens (£5.0m), Robinson
  • Bonus: Abraham – 3, Jorginho – 2, Stevens, Robinson – 1

Last week we wrote an article on Emerson Palmieri (£5.5m), praising the left-back’s attacking threat but also expressing concern about Chelsea’s defensive fragility.

The Blues’ first three games were against attack-minded teams in the shape of Manchester United, Leicester City and Norwich City, so the visit of Sheffield United – who are ranked bottom or joint-bottom for shots in the box and efforts on target this season – was a good test to see if Frank Lampard’s side could register a shut-out against a less-offensive team ahead of their favourable fixture run from Gameweek 7 onwards.

The usual frailties were apparent again, though, with another second-half capitulation costing the Blues points.

Six of the nine goals Chelsea have conceded this season have come after the break, while only Norwich have shipped more Premier League goals in 2019/20.

Callum Robinson (£5.3m) had already missed an excellent headed chance by the time he tucked away a cross from Enda Stevens (£5.0m) and it was the ‘out of position’ FPL midfielder, starting his fourth successive game up front for the Blades, who provided the teasing delivery that Kurt Zouma (£4.9m) sliced past his own goalkeeper late in the game.

Speaking after the game, Lampard said:

It’s not defence, it is conceding as a team. The lack of concentration and mistakes for the goals are moments, you defend as a team as much as attack as a team.

We conceded because you switch off in a game that should be comfortably seen off at 2-0. That is no disrespect to Sheffield United, 2-0 is not the end of the story. I was clear with the players on that at half-time, this can either be 3-0 and nice, or a potential 2-2.

Disappointing factor is the first goal more than anything, because it allowed it but we only have ourselves to look at as a group and not individually.

Lampard gave Fikayo Tomori (£4.5m) his first league start in a Chelsea shirt and the former Derby County boss was later asked if he was concerned about Chelsea’s previous defensive pairing of Zouma and Andreas Christensen (£5.0m) at centre-half, replying:

No, I wouldn’t say I was worried about it. I am trying to work all over the team to get the right combinations. Rudiger is fit after the international break, gives me another choice. We can isolate goals and talk about centre-backs or whatever, it’s not, it’s the team. When we score goals, sometimes it’s because of the centre-back playing the ball quickly. I am not relating the centre-back issue. I trust the four centre-backs I have completely, we are just in a moment where obviously we need to stop conceding goals.

I think Tomori played very well for me last year and training at a very high level. There is competition at centre-back, he deserved to play and I thought he played well. It was just a choice.

Cesar Azpilicueta (£6.0m) again struggled at right-back and both of the goals came from crosses on his side.

Chelsea at least have reinforcements in the shape of Reece James (£5.0m), Antonio Rudiger (£6.0m) and N’Golo Kante (£5.0m) who will be fit soon, although the Blues’ defensive problems seem to run deeper than merely unavailable personnel right now.

While Jorginho (£5.0m) and Mateo Kovacic (£5.5m) impressed in the double-pivot, there was less joy for the more popular Chelsea midfield assets further forward.

Christian Pulisic (£7.5m), Mason Mount (£6.4m) and Ross Barkley (£5.8m) created one chance between them, with Mount nullified on the Chelsea left by the resolute Sheffield United backline and Barkley delivering one of the frustrating performances that he has sadly become synonymous with.

Tammy Abraham (£7.2m) at least carried on where he left off at Carrow Road, showing an opportunistic streak to first pounce on a fumble by Dean Henderson (£4.5m) and then take advantage of a mix-up between Jack O’Connell (£4.5m) and John Egan (£4.5m) to double Chelsea’s lead.

Henderson denied Abraham a hat-trick with a superb save after the break.

Lampard said of his young striker:

I’m delighted with Tammy. He has a really great attitude in training, a desire to score goals and his all-round game was really good as well. Myself and the staff are working closely with him on little bits of his game where I think he can be even better and he’s been very receptive to that.

After successive 13-point hauls, the Chelsea forward is the most-bought player of Gameweek 5 at the time of writing.

Cynics may say that all four of his goals have come against defences that played in the Championship last season but a ‘flat-track bully’ is arguably what we Fantasy managers want, particularly if targeting the more winnable fixtures – of which Chelsea have several from Gameweek 7 onwards.

While Norwich and Villa languish in the bottom three, Sheffield United are now up to eighth.

They are unquestionably the more secure of the three promoted clubs from a defensive perspective and have conceded fewer big chances, shots in the box and efforts on target than Daniel Farke and Dean Smith’s sides this season.

There will be frustration, indeed, that it was two uncharacteristic individual errors, rather than anything Chelsea created, that saw the Blades fall 2-0 down.

Chris Wilder said after full-time:

I thought we deserved it but I was disappointed with their goals. We could have done better on both. Take nothing away from the boys. How can you? Still, we know we should have kept them out.

There was nothing wrong with our shape to begin with. But we stood off them a bit and then gave some silly things away. But the boys, all of them, dug in and dug it out. And that’s what being at this level is all about.

Oli McBurnie (£5.9m) for David McGoldrick (£5.5m) was Wilder’s only change for this match, although the summer signing from Swansea didn’t have much of an impact and failed to have a single shot in a 63-minute showing.

Sheffield United sit second-bottom of our Season Ticker over the next ten Gameweeks and interest may be limited in their FPL players over this run – with the exception of the benchable John Lundstram (£4.2m), of course.

On the evidence of what we have seen so far this season, however, Fantasy managers can expect the Blades to be no pushovers when our other attacking assets come up against Wilder’s troops.

Members Analysis


Chelsea XI (4-2-3-1): Kepa; Azpilicueta, Tomori, Zouma, Emerson; Kovacic (Batshuayi 83′), Jorginho; Pulisic, Barkley (Willian 60′), Mount; Abraham (Gilmour 83′).

Sheffield United XI (3-5-2): Henderson; Basham (Osborn 84′), Egan, O’Connell; Baldock, Lundstram, Norwood, Freeman (Mousset 79′), Stevens; McBurnie (McGoldrick 63′), Robinson.

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

    A mcginn
    B ceballos ( still not sure about him)

    Thanks

    1. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      19 days, 3 hours ago

      Had the exact same decision, went McGinn purely because he's more assured to play regularly.

      1. Come on you Kante
        19 days, 3 hours ago

        Same here

    2. AndyCook
      • 2 Years
      19 days, 3 hours ago

      You can’t assemble much of an argument to buy Ceballos on the data currently available but then McGinn is not a great pick either

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        19 days, 3 hours ago

        This - rather not choose either

      2. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        19 days, 3 hours ago

        basically this lol

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

      Ceballos will never be nailed, but will get decent returns when he plays for his price. Even though I don't rate him, Iwobi @ 5.9 is probably a decent punt to take, if you can find the extra money.

    4. PurpleMonster
      • 3 Years
      19 days, 1 hour ago

      McGinn, he is nailed

  2. Berbinho's Forehead
    • 9 Years
    19 days, 3 hours ago

    Best non Pool defender up to 6.5m?

    1. JT11fc
      19 days, 3 hours ago

      Digne

    2. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      19 days, 3 hours ago

      Digne.
      Really like the prospect of Otamendi too, until what's his face is back of course. Then bye bye.

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      19 days, 3 hours ago

      digne. city options at ~5.5 pretty unmissable also

    4. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      19 days, 3 hours ago

      And apart from Digne..oops

      1. JT11fc
        19 days, 3 hours ago

        Zinc/Otamendi

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

      Walker

    6. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      19 days, 3 hours ago

      Digne by a mile

    7. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      19 days, 3 hours ago

      Digne for sure. Have him and TAA...will get Otamendi or Mendy when he is fit

  3. The_Socca_Philosopha
    • 5 Years
    19 days, 3 hours ago

    How nailed is Soyuncu?

    1. AndyCook
      • 2 Years
      19 days, 3 hours ago

      Very

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      19 days, 3 hours ago

      looks set unless they sign someone in january

    3. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      19 days, 3 hours ago

      Nailed as the guy on the cross 🙂

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        19 days, 2 hours ago

        Aguero?

  4. JT11fc
    19 days, 3 hours ago

    Any thoughts on my no Salah team?

    Pope
    Digne Trent Otamendi Kola
    Raz KdB Son Mount
    Auba Barnes

    Button Hayden Lundy Surridge

    1. JT11fc
      19 days, 3 hours ago

      WC team

    2. Garth Marenghi
      • 3 Years
      19 days, 3 hours ago

      No mane or Firmino either..

    3. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      19 days, 3 hours ago

      Would want salah aha

      1. JT11fc
        19 days, 3 hours ago

        Its either Auba and Son or Salah and Haller

    4. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      19 days, 3 hours ago

      My opinion is that Salah is close to a must have

    5. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      19 days, 3 hours ago

      get rid of kola. not sure i fancy auba if he's stuck out wide

      1. JT11fc
        19 days, 3 hours ago

        Yes him outwide is an issue cheers

    6. F4L
      • 4 Years
      19 days, 3 hours ago

      Tierney back soon so no to Kola. Rest looks nice, I don't own Salah either, prefer Son + Pepe over him.

      1. JT11fc
        19 days, 3 hours ago

        Thanks. Yes he would be a 2 or 3 week punt. Just got forward alot v spurs

    7. Tony Hibbert
      • 7 Years
      19 days, 3 hours ago

      Who's Kola?

      1. Hot Toddy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        19 days, 3 hours ago

        Kola Toure. He's back.

      2. JT11fc
        19 days, 3 hours ago

        Haha exactly. Kolasinac punt

      3. Slouch87
        • 3 Years
        19 days, 3 hours ago

        Get with it Hibbo . Kola , Auba , Pogsy, Rashy, .
        Daft abreviations are where it's at.

    8. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      19 days, 3 hours ago

      You must be an Arsenal fan?

    9. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      19 days, 3 hours ago

      Id have Mane over Auba any day even at .5 more. Auba will be rotated. Mane is nailed and gets one more point for goals.

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        19 days, 3 hours ago

        And 1 point for clean sheets too

    10. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      19 days, 3 hours ago

      Mane or Salah is must I would say

    11. Here Comes The Son ★
      • 2 Years
      19 days, 2 hours ago

      Looks like I'm the only one who loves your team. Very good.

    12. KnightSlayer
      • 8 Years
      19 days, 2 hours ago

      whos Raz midfielder

  5. Rhodes your boat
    • 3 Years
    19 days, 3 hours ago

    What to do here guys? Hit?

    Heaton button
    Taa laporte** digne soy lundstram
    Salah sterling kdb martial* dendoncker
    Pukki joelinton greenwood

    1FT 0.0itb

    1. JonBoy
      • 6 Years
      19 days, 3 hours ago

      Because of Greenwood, I think you need to wait.

    2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      19 days, 3 hours ago

      I'd go down the Laporte and Joelinton route. Either Ota and Barnes or 4.5 and Haller.

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 3 Years
        19 days, 3 hours ago

        That’s what I was thinking but worth a hit?

    3. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      19 days, 3 hours ago

      I would get hit to get Laporte out and with another City defender, definitely it will come with returns

  6. JonBoy
    • 6 Years
    19 days, 3 hours ago

    Non WC team, 3-4-3, Dunk and Lund rotate well until GW9.

    Pope Heaton
    TAA Digne Dunk Lund Kelly
    Salah Sterling KDB Ceballos Dendo
    Haller Barnes Abraham

    Thoughts?

    1. JonBoy
      • 6 Years
      19 days, 3 hours ago

      Would be -8 btw.

    2. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      19 days, 3 hours ago

      Yeah like it! Keeping ceballos?

      1. JonBoy
        • 6 Years
        19 days, 3 hours ago

        Yeah. I really like him. But Emery!

    3. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      19 days, 3 hours ago

      Dunk & Lund do not rotate well imo

  7. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
    • 3 Years
    19 days, 3 hours ago

    Pope
    Vvd Zinc Digne Lundstram
    Mount Salah Sterling Kdb
    Haller Pukki
    Bench: Heaton Dendoncker Greenwood Rico (1.7itb 1ft)

    Some advice on the set up above. My biggest concern is no TAA perhaps or whether other parts of the squad should be strengthened.
    A. Zinc to TAA (leaving no cash)
    B. VVD to TAA (leaving some cash)
    C. Upgrade Rico (up to 5.7)
    D. Upgrade Dendoncker (6.2)
    E. Other/Save

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      19 days, 3 hours ago

      A

      1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
        • 3 Years
        19 days, 3 hours ago

        Safe to go without city defence?

        1. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 9 Years
          19 days, 3 hours ago

          Laporte injured and Rodri, while brilliant, is different to Fernandinho and needs time to have an effect

    2. JonBoy
      • 6 Years
      19 days, 3 hours ago

      Greenwood to Ayew if no injuries. At least upgrading to a playing sub but maybe it can wait a week.

      1. ‘Tis the Season
        • 1 Year
        19 days, 3 hours ago

        Terrible advice

        1. JonBoy
          • 6 Years
          19 days, 3 hours ago

          Non player to a rising player in form?

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      19 days, 3 hours ago

      B and then Rico to a 4.5m def the following week because Lundstarm has bad fixtures after this week.

    4. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      19 days, 3 hours ago

      rico to otamendi

      1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
        • 3 Years
        19 days, 1 hour ago

        Can't do - 3 city

  8. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    19 days, 3 hours ago

    So which players actually constitute the template?

    I have it as the below. Is that correct?

    Pope - Button
    TAA - Digne - Zinchenko - Kelly - Lundstram
    Salah - Sterling - KDB - Mount - Cantwell
    Pukki - Haller - Greenwood

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      19 days, 3 hours ago

      I think Barnes over Haller

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

      Too template for me

    3. Bojos Brexit Boys
      19 days, 3 hours ago

      Looks like what I have seen everywhere. Templates will change. IMO the only season keepers are:
      TAA Digne
      Sterling salah

  9. Come on you Kante
    19 days, 3 hours ago

    Who would you say has the better fixtures over next month?

    Chelsea
    Wolves

    1. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      19 days, 3 hours ago

      Wolves

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

      Next month or next 4 gameweeks?

    3. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      19 days, 3 hours ago

      I would avoid Wolves with all this Europe matches and rotation

  10. Stokelona
    • 2 Years
    19 days, 3 hours ago

    Is there a scout cast tonight?

  11. Freddiebell
    • 3 Years
    19 days, 3 hours ago

    seriously thinking of trebling up on Man City attack for GW5 and doing Abraham>Aguero or should I just do Pukki> Kane. what do you guys think?
    Pope/
    Dunk/ Awb/ Digne/ Lundstram/
    Mane/ Sterling / KDB/ Lanzini/
    Abraham/ pukk/ 5.2mill itb

    1. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      19 days, 3 hours ago

      auba instead of kane, if you want to go in that direction
      seriously lundtram can´t be played every week, so depends what you got elsewhere in your team as well

      1. Freddiebell
        • 3 Years
        19 days, 2 hours ago

        Thanks. Yeah was thinking maybe Aub from GW 7

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

    I find it a bit funny, that after Pukki's hattrick in gw2, people called him ''essential'' with following reasoning: If he keeps on scoring then great, if not, then you can cash always cash in on at a later time as people will inevitably be bringing him in even if he blanks a few times in a row.

    Why does this logic not apply to Abraham? ''Casuals''* are rushing him in. Could easily be 7.4 by the end of IB.

    *Hate this word btw. Most of us are casual on this site regardless of what we think of ourselves.

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

      Then you can always cash in on him at a later time*

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      19 days, 3 hours ago

      After GW2 there were only 2 budget forwards doing well and those two were Pukki & Barnes. All other were doing nothing and there was talk going with one striker.

      After GW4 there is Pukki, Barnes, Haller & Abraham thus the attention is split.

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        19 days, 2 hours ago

        Sure, but does that mean that a player is suddenly essential just because he is playing as a forward in FPL? The man scored 4 goals in two games. Abraham has now scored 4 goals in the only two 90 minutes game he has played this season. I think it's a fair comparison.

    3. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      19 days, 3 hours ago

      Next two fixtures aren’t great

      If he is still an option putting in good performances over those then he looks good for GW7 but then so does vardy

    4. Tomerick
      • 5 Years
      19 days, 3 hours ago

      Pukki had already demonstrated that he was capable of scoring against teams at the highest level ie Liverpool and is hence a season keeper unless his form dips significantly.

      Abraham is yet to show that. His goals have come against promoted sides.

      1. JonBoy
        • 6 Years
        19 days, 3 hours ago

        Abraham also hit the inside of the post vs Utd and has significantly higher xG than Pukki, who scored against a messy, disjointed Liverpool and Chelsea who are just a mess defensively.

        Pukki's next 3 are tough. MCI, bur, cry.

        1. Tomerick
          • 5 Years
          19 days, 2 hours ago

          Abraham’s next two are Wolves and Liverpool and I don’t expect many goals from him in those. If he does then I will strongly consider bringing him in before Brighton and I’ll be fine with whatever he has risen by in that time. I’m convinced that my Pukki, Vardy, Haller is a solid front line for now.

          1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
            • 2 Years
            19 days, 2 hours ago

            Do you think Pukki will outscore Abraham over next 5? I would take that bet I think.

            1. Tomerick
              • 5 Years
              18 days, 16 hours ago

              Yes I do but as I say if Abraham continues to score in the next two I’ll be happy to be proven wrong and bring him in.

      2. AuFeld
        • 3 Years
        19 days, 3 hours ago

        To be fair, he had 29 mins vs LEI and 65 mins vs MAN in GW1.

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

        He scored vs a Liverpool team who also conceded vs Southhampton and could have conceded quite a few in that game to be honest. He then went on to score a hattrick vs Newcastle who we're a mess defensively.

        Those two games were all people had to judge him by at the time he was labelled as essential.

        Abraham has scored 4 goals in the 2x 90 minute games he has played so far. Granted it's against promoted teams. But that's my point. Either the reasoning also apply to Abraham or it does not apply at all

        1. Tomerick
          • 5 Years
          18 days, 16 hours ago

          I can’t say as it was never my reasoning. I don’t think many actually said “essential”. It was simply that he was the only budget striker scoring and it was a win win. Either he continued or you pocket the price rises and move on. The Abraham situation is slightly different in that we now know that there are numerous options with good scoring potential and Abraham’s next two fixtures look like shutouts.

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

      Because those people knee jerked in Pukki and want to rationalize it. Typical casuals who make decisions first and then pretend that it was rational.

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        19 days, 2 hours ago

        Brosstan has it ever crossed you that you are a casual as well?

        The reasoning stated came from Joe during a scoutcast episode...

  13. The Marshal
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    19 days, 3 hours ago

    Heaton
    Zinchenko Digne Pieters Lunds
    Salah Sterling KDB Guendouzi
    Barnes Vardy

    Pope Mings Cantwell Pukki

    On a WC and have been tinkering. Improvements?

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      19 days, 3 hours ago

      Guendouzi??

      1. The Marshal
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        19 days, 3 hours ago

        Placeholder really. I need a budget mid and not sure between a few of them (Douglas Luiz etc) so just put guendo there for now. Got 2 weeks to tinker

    2. ‘Tis the Season
      • 1 Year
      19 days, 3 hours ago

      Needs some TAA

      1. The Marshal
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        19 days, 3 hours ago

        Was thinking that. Might downgrade vardy to Ayew and try to work TAA in

        1. ‘Tis the Season
          • 1 Year
          19 days, 3 hours ago

          I have Vardy and definitely holding. I am not a fan of 343 so I would get rid of Barnes and upgrade Mings. Might be wrong

  14. Rhodes your boat
    • 3 Years
    19 days, 3 hours ago

    Been thinking of options

    A) laporte to ota/ stones
    B) laporte to 4.9 or below and joelinton to haller (-4)

    1. HakimZyech
      19 days, 3 hours ago

      Save ft

    2. The Marshal
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      19 days, 3 hours ago

      B) lundstram a good shout or mings

  15. rozzo
    • 6 Years
    19 days, 3 hours ago

    Pope
    TAA Laporte Digne Lund Elmo
    Salah Sterling KDB Mount Cantwell
    Haller Pukki Greenwood

    1ft
    0itb

    What to do with Laporte? Don't mind taking a hit but where would I put the extra if I downgraded him?

    Tempted just to go for VVD, Ota and Zinc are rotation risks arent they

    Cheers

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

      Looks like a WC team. Laporte > Ota imo use the change later on

  16. Sanchit
    • 4 Years
    19 days, 3 hours ago

    Coleman / AWB - > 4.0
    Dendoncker - > Dilva

    Worth a hit?

    Also, who would you ship out first? AWB or Coleman?

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

      Not worth it and wait for AWB injury news

  17. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    19 days, 3 hours ago

    What to do with KWP? Quite good fixtures

    1. AuFeld
      • 3 Years
      19 days, 2 hours ago

      Spurs have looked better imo. How about AMN? Don't know how nailed he is - perhaps some ARS fans can chime in.

      1. BobbyDoesNotLook
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        19 days, 2 hours ago

        Dont really want to waste ft or take hits. I like KWP as right back with 5 0 pricepoint for Spurs. Questions are regarding his injury and playtime generally after IB.

  18. La vida FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    19 days, 3 hours ago

    Scoutcast tonight amigos?

    1. J0E
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      19 days, 2 hours ago

      Tues night before gwk so next week.

      1. La vida FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        19 days, 2 hours ago

        Cheers Joe!

  19. Bojos Brexit Boys
    19 days, 3 hours ago

    Guys best FPL podcast please...

    1. AuFeld
      • 3 Years
      19 days, 3 hours ago

      FML FPL. Entertaining and insightful.

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        19 days, 2 hours ago

        Two grown men who think its cool to swear twice every sentence. No thanks.

        1. JonBoy
          • 6 Years
          19 days, 2 hours ago

          10 mins in. 1 F word. Jury's still out for me though.

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            19 days, 2 hours ago

            Maybe they toned it down. I havent heard it in over 2 years

            1. JonBoy
              • 6 Years
              19 days, 2 hours ago

              It's a different perspective thus far. It's ok.

        2. AuFeld
          • 3 Years
          19 days, 2 hours ago

          Different strokes for different folks.

        3. Good Kompany
          • 1 Year
          19 days, 2 hours ago

          I don’t think they’re grown men to be fair

    2. J0E
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      19 days, 2 hours ago

      Scoutcast obviously 😉

      1. J0E
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        19 days, 2 hours ago

        Who got the assist, always cheating and fpl general are great listening.

        Informative and entertaining - with insight from those who have a good track record, offer good advice and speak openly about their mistakes and how to learn from them.

        1. J0E
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          19 days, 2 hours ago

          And no swearing! 🙂

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

        Absolutely correct Joe!!!! Next level to all its competitors!!!

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

          *Scoutcast that is

        2. J0E
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          19 days, 2 hours ago

          Cheers.

    3. Good Kompany
      • 1 Year
      19 days, 2 hours ago

      Always cheating deserves a mention i think

      1. Good Kompany
        • 1 Year
        19 days, 2 hours ago

        even though it’s already been mentioned above *facepalm*

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

      Don't think it qualifies as a podcast but I really enjoy Let's Talk FPL.

  20. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    19 days, 3 hours ago

    Would you hold on to Diop as 4th mid? Cantwell is 5th mid who likely to rotate with

    1. Patrick.22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      19 days, 3 hours ago

      I’m looking at rotating Mount and Cantwell over the next few GWs

    2. AuFeld
      • 3 Years
      19 days, 2 hours ago

      Diop is a defender iirc.

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        19 days, 2 hours ago

        My mistake! But same applies as defender

        1. AuFeld
          • 3 Years
          19 days, 2 hours ago

          Worth a hold. Playing MCI will skew stats. WHU have conceded just two goals since GW1.

  21. Patrick.22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    19 days, 3 hours ago

    Who will return more points in GW5:

    A) Abraham
    B) Otamendi

  22. Cpthavoc
    • 2 Years
    19 days, 2 hours ago

    Anyone know when the scoutcast is?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      19 days, 2 hours ago

      Next week

      1. Cpthavoc
        • 2 Years
        19 days, 2 hours ago

        Thanks

  23. Rustin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    19 days, 2 hours ago

    Sorry all probably been asked but is otamendi nailed wanna shift laporte was gonna wait but looks like he is dropping thanks in advance

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      19 days, 2 hours ago

      He should be for now but pep mentioned the fact that walker might play cb

      1. Rustin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        19 days, 2 hours ago

        Heard that may just go with walker cheers Ajax nice team by the way

    2. Operation FPL
      • 6 Years
      19 days, 2 hours ago

      Laporte > VVD sorted.

      1. Rustin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        19 days, 2 hours ago

        Yeah made a mistake getting rid actually that is an option cheers

  24. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 5 Years
    19 days, 2 hours ago

    Have I nailed it ?

    Wc team
    Pope ( button)
    Taa digne dunk/soyuncu (Lund)
    Salah kdb maddison lanzini mount
    Aguero pukki (greenwood)

    Any input more than welcome

    Thanks

  25. Hazardous1983
    • 8 Years
    19 days, 2 hours ago

    Teams a mess any suggestioms wc used gwk 3.

    Pope (button)
    Awb vvd digne zinchenko (lundstram)
    Sterling salah mount kdb (dendonker)
    Pukki jota (greenwood)

    1ft 1.4 in bank

    1. Garth Marenghi
      • 3 Years
      19 days, 2 hours ago

      Jota out and maybe also AWB

      1. Hazardous1983
        • 8 Years
        19 days, 2 hours ago

        That was my thoughts also for whom

        1. Garth Marenghi
          • 3 Years
          19 days, 2 hours ago

          Barnes, maybe haller if money works

      2. Hazardous1983
        • 8 Years
        19 days, 2 hours ago

        How do i fit treny

        1. Hazardous1983
          • 8 Years
          19 days, 2 hours ago

          Trent *

    2. Mike2795647
      • 5 Years
      19 days, 2 hours ago

      Jota to Barnes

      1. Hazardous1983
        • 8 Years
        19 days, 2 hours ago

        Shud i do it now or wait

    3. Operation FPL
      • 6 Years
      19 days, 2 hours ago

      I don't see a messy team, upgrade Jota I think the rest looks great + for 0.5 I would even slot in Ayew too for Greenwood.

    4. Dthinger
      • 2 Years
      19 days, 2 hours ago

      its not really a mess. Jota should be back in the lineup but with 1.4 M you can easily replace him

    5. Operation FPL
      • 6 Years
      19 days, 2 hours ago

      AWB >Soyuncu Jota >Tammy

      1. Hazardous1983
        • 8 Years
        19 days, 2 hours ago

        Tammy ahead of haller and barnes??

        Own mount alsi

        1. Hazardous1983
          • 8 Years
          19 days, 2 hours ago

          Also

  26. Laserface
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    19 days, 2 hours ago

    If you had to pick one Chelsea asset , will it be Mount or Tammy ? And why ?

    1. Mike2795647
      • 5 Years
      19 days, 2 hours ago

      Tammy, more likely on pens than mount ( I assume) and overall more likely to score

      1. PurpleMonster
        • 3 Years
        19 days, 2 hours ago

        I'm on WC and I wondering if Abraham will be on pens.. because he missed one in UEFA Super Cup.

        However, I think Abraham is better than Mount.

        1. Lord.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          19 days, 2 hours ago

          Don’t think he’s better than Haller though.

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      19 days, 2 hours ago

      Tammy.. goal threat

    3. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      19 days, 2 hours ago

      Forward, gotta be forward

  27. You want sum?
    • 4 Years
    19 days, 2 hours ago

    Wondered if anyone would mind giving my team a rating.

    On WC.

    Pope (Heaton)
    TAA Digne Vestergaard Pieters
    Salah (C) Sterling Mount
    Haller Abraham Barnes

    Heaton Mings Dendocker Cantwell

    Any suggestions?

    I have 1.3m ITB.

    1. You want sum?
      • 4 Years
      19 days, 2 hours ago

      Maybe Mount to DSilva and eventually Son?

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      19 days, 2 hours ago

      I would try to.fit kdb

    3. Mike2795647
      • 5 Years
      19 days, 2 hours ago

      Upgrade at least one of your starting defenders

  28. Patrick.22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    19 days, 2 hours ago

    Who will return more points in GW5?

    A) Abraham
    B) Otamendi

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      19 days, 2 hours ago

      Abraham

  29. Operation FPL
    • 6 Years
    19 days, 2 hours ago

    What to do here? was thinking W/C to bring in KDB and Aguero

    Ederson
    TAA Lundstram Montoya Digne
    Mount Sterling Salah
    Pukki Kane King

    Button/Cantwell/Geundouzi/Kelly
    1.1 itb

  30. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    19 days, 2 hours ago

    Is anyone unlucky enough to have owned Zouma for these first 4 game weeks? 1 point in 4 game weeks is quite remarkable

    1. Good Kompany
      • 1 Year
      19 days, 2 hours ago

      Yes i’ve had him and yes it felt good to remove him from my team this week on WC

      1. Good Kompany
        • 1 Year
        19 days, 2 hours ago

        I actually thought he might do ok vs SHU but my god did he prove me wrong haha

      2. Come on you Kante
        19 days, 2 hours ago

        Same here

    2. ...al - Leave your comments…
      • 10 Years
      19 days, 2 hours ago

      That sounds like a record for that many mins

    3. The Gobstopper
      • 5 Years
      19 days, 2 hours ago

      Yep. Me. Finally dumped him after the last match...though, in retrospect, he never should have been in my squad at all.

    4. Bob Vrabkab
      • 7 Years
      19 days, 2 hours ago

      Had him for two then ditched him