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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Lessons learned from Gameweek 4

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  1. GS456
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Pope, Button
    Robbo, Zinchenko, Soyuncu, Lundstram, Guilbert
    Salah, KDB, Sterling, Mount, Deondonker
    Barnes, Pukki, Haller

    First wildcard draft.

    Will that do?

    1. FeverPitch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Like it but would try and go TAA over Robbo if possible, I think. Also might be in the minority but not entirely convinced by Mount as a long term option yet

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Easy downgrade to James/Ceballos/McGinn if that is the case. Right now Mount is a bandwagon. Might as well cash in on him (maybe he had him prior to the wildcard)

        1. FeverPitch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          True, on wildcard he's a good pick, and amazing value if he does keep performing

    2. Bob Vrabkab
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      No

    3. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I’m on something similar but a cheaper def for Zinc allows say a Cantwell

      1. GARY AND JAMIE
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        ...as well as the TAA upgrade

  2. Hect.OR 98th
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Need to offload Jota but torn between Haller and Barnes. Options seem to be:

    A. AWB to Lundstram, Jota to Haller/Barnes
    B. AWB to Pieters, Jota to Barnes

    Have to take a hit to upgrade Jota. Burnley have better fixtures that West Ham and Sheffield Utd but Haller looks marginally better than Barnes.

    Which would you choose, A or B?

    1. the vanisher
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Haller for me, better player and lone striker in an attacking team. Barnes is good, but plays in a 4-4-2 in a more defensive side and with equally good Wood, who is a matter of time to starts scoring himself also.

      1. the vanisher
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        and A

        1. Hect.OR 98th
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Cheers buddy

  3. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Need to get rid of one of King (EVE) or Jota. (CHE) Which one should I sell? Do we think Jota gets benched again?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Jota should start. Imagine he has been picked again for Portugal but won't play. Wolves should do well against that Chelsea defence.

      1. Bury94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        That was my thinking too, would rather keep Jota but wasn't sure about the start

    2. Bob Vrabkab
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      King

    3. MosF94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Get rid of King - absolutely woeful underlying stats when you remove penalties

  4. Benjixclusyv
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    KWP injury scare and may lose place in XI anyways. Lucas not nailed and falling in price. Don't like Fraser's positional change in Howe's new formation. Surely King will come good soon?

    Ryan, Adrian
    KWP, Montoya, VVD, Digne, Kelly
    Salah, Sterling, Mount, Lucas, Fraser
    King, Rashford, Greenwood

    0 itb. 2 FT

    Suggestions please. WC time or just have some patience?

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 15 days ago

      King has a horrid open play record - he’s simply playing to form as a pen machine who returns occasionally. Last season he scored one in seven if Wilson was fit and playing CF

      1. Benjixclusyv
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        thank you for that info. definitely something to keep in mind going forward

  5. Olivier Bernards watch
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    any reason to think that one of otamendi/stones is a better prospect than the other?

    1. ...al - Leave your comments…
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Is Stones fit yet?

      Otamendi fond of cards but I feel like he has to be the main CB to go for as he can easily be paired with either Fernandinho, Stones or Walker.

      You'd be mad to pair Stones with Fernandinho or Walker.

      They're in a tricky position atm.

      Zinc could be ok but Mendy is looming

    2. tucaoneo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Otamendi was the main man two seasons ago before Laporte took over. And he was good at bonus. He's gone rogue a little since but I feel he has a higher ceiling than Stones.

  6. Recoba
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Couple of my friends want to do a draft tonight. If anyone’s interested:

    673275-159210

    Should be starting at 830pm EST, (about 4.5 hours from now) classic scoring. Looking for 6-10 total

    1. FC Jammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Would love to!

      1. Recoba
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Great! Looking forward to it

      2. Recoba
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Friend had something come up with work we have to postpone unfortunately

  7. Dyballer
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Who’s the best ~6m midfielder to get and why? Atm I’m torn between the likes of Trossard, James, Iwobi and McNeil... I already have Mount btw and can’t afford higher than James without taking another -4

    1. ...al - Leave your comments…
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Trossard or McNiel

      If it's for the 5th mid slot, I'd prob get a 4.5er

      1. ...al - Leave your comments…
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Wtf, McNiel? Iwobi!

      2. Dyballer
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        I have Cantwell as my 5th mid. Trossard is defo one I’m particularly keen on. I might wait on him tho to see just how nailed he is in Potter’s plans. McNeil gets very high up the pitch but doesn’t do much there, which is my main worry as well as Brady coming back

    2. JonBoy
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      James for me. Taking lots of shots from good positions and he works well around Pogba.

      Getting Pogba firing seems to be Ole's only game plan...!

      1. Dyballer
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Thanks! He certainly has been.. Only concerns are of him overperforming these last few weeks (3 goals with first 3 shots in Prem) and playing better on the left, which won’t happen with Rash and Martial both on the pitch

    3. the vanisher
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      i'd say James or Harry Wilson

      1. Dyballer
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Completely forgot about Harry Wilson, so thanks! Another guy to consider... Bournemouth as a whole have looked a bit iffy so far tho

    4. kime67
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      james looks really good

      1. Dyballer
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Thanks, concensus seems to be James. As a United fan, I think he has bags of potential, but he is still very raw as a forward. I watched him play during preseason and his end product was disappointing. I’m so happy he’s started off so well in the Prem, just doubt it’s sustainable

  8. Fletch365
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Right, think I'm finally settled on this WC. Would basically rotate between Ayew, and the other 3 benchers. Any further improvements?

    Pope
    TAA | Otamendi | Digne
    Sterling | Salah | KDB | Mount
    Haller | Pukki | Ayew

    Subs: Guilbert | Lundstram | Cantwell | Button

    1. ...al - Leave your comments…
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Looks like my team, pretty solid

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Why no pool defense al?

        1. ...al - Leave your comments…
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Because I'm a moron

          Had a wc disaster and rectified the majority of it this week!

          Had a proper Britney moment

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

    2. kime67
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      dont get ayew

    3. Bob Vrabkab
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Pukki is not the way forward

    4. Oscar Slater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Pukki is soooooooo GW1 - GW3.

  9. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Why are people ignoring nailed City defenders for 5.5 million? You really think any player offers more value than that?

    1. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I'll be going otamendi for Laporte

    2. kime67
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      tell me one whos nailed. Fernandinho could play cb

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Maybe 1 out of 10 games during the absolute heaviest rotation periods. Ota and Zinchenko are nailed

    3. The Gobstopper
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      ...because Kyle Walker is currently tied for 12th on points for defenders with other players available for far cheaper on more points?

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        City have underperformed defensively and will keep the most CS in the league easily.

        1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          More CS than Liverpool you believe?

    4. Bob Vrabkab
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I'm not

    5. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I am because I got Aguero, Sterling and KDB since last gameweek

  10. The Gobstopper
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    So, this may be a stupid question, by why isn't David Silva getting any more love? I mean, sure, people are trying to shoehorn in KDB, Sterling, Zinchenko, Aguero, and (maybe) Ederson, but David Silva currently sits in 5th on points for midfielders with a price of 7.4.

    Am I missing something here?

    1. kime67
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      because hes too expensive

      1. Dthinger
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        he's only 7.4

    2. Dthinger
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      he won't play every match

    3. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Limited minutes.

      It's his last season at City so you'd imagine those who will be there beyond this season (Gundogan, Foden..) will feature more often once the CL kicks in post IB.

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Noooooooo! I loved the old grav

    4. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 15 days ago

      He’s beginning to look really tasty. Got him wrong myself - assumed heavy rotation. He’s still a risk but a half decent sub could make I’m good value yet

    5. The Gobstopper
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      So, is his position really under more threat than any of the other midfielders? Sterling will get rotated, and he's a whole lot more expensive. BTW, I'm honestly asking here.

    6. ...al - Leave your comments…
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      He's almost 34, rotation for the little genius is on the card. Sure he'll get points, but need nailed mins.

      Granted he could score well the coming weeks but I'd rather have Sterling/KdB and a city def

      1. The Gobstopper
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Like I asked above, though, who *actually* has nailed-on minutes in that midfield?

        1. ...al - Leave your comments…
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Kdb 100% followed by Sterling

          1. The Gobstopper
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Fair enough...too bad that they are both so much more expensive.

    7. Mirakuru FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Same for Agustin - by next gameweek 90 minutes aren’t guaranteed

      1. Mirakuru FC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Aguero*

  11. kime67
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Cant believe i thought united will be good this season.

    1. conorbon
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I put Martial in for the game he got injured, lesson learnt!

    2. kime67
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Never going back. I still have awb but hell be gone soon too

    3. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      They're not good..

      they're flipping brilliant.

    4. Bob Vrabkab
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      With solksjaer still around, that was naive. There are underlying issues beyond him though

    5. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Two results changes everything?

      I’d have them a good way ahead of Chelsea. Palace did their habitual top 6 number on them and Southampton scarcely battered them now did they?

      Don’t see United tearing it up of course but the reaction on here seems out of proportion

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Rashford is overpriced, they won't keep as many CS as expected after they bought AWB + Maguire

        I think the two only gems in the united team are Martial and James. Same value in terms of points pr. million I reckon. Prefer Martial as he is positively OOP in FPL

    6. Bragazeti
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      We fell into the trap ..... again

    7. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      You only have to look at their starting 11 to realise they're bang average.

      1. FOO FIGHTER
          1 month, 15 days ago

          This

        • pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Name 3 teams that aren’t. I can get to two.

      2. Mirakuru FC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Theatre of dreams

      3. ‘Tis the Season
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        No more than a middle table side. 8th AT BEST this season!

    8. conorbon
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Hi All.

      AWB/Kane to Diop/Aguero for a -4?

      Rest of team is
      Heaton, Pope.
      Ludstrom, Montoya, Soyuncu, Walker.
      McGinn, Cabellos, Pulisic, Mane, Sterling,
      Welding, Pukki.

      1. conorbon
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Wesley on Welding

        1. Bob Vrabkab
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Welding probably a better bet

      2. FeverPitch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Would be more tempted by a Kane downgrade (maybe Haller/Barnes/Wilson?) and a mid to KDB upgrade if that works

    9. barton fc
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Pope(4.0)
      TTA VVD AWB mina lundstrum
      Salah sterling KDB mount (cantwell)
      Pukki (4.5 4.5) 2.5ITB 0FT

      plan was to take a - 4 to do a 4.5 foward to Barnes.

      But with the AWB looking out, and me not wanting him, I'm tempted to do a - 8, downgrading AWB to Lowton (or any 5m) to fund haller, thought's?

      1. Bob Vrabkab
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Hold your horses

    10. FeverPitch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Thoughts on AWB and Robertson to TAA and Otamendi for a -4? Hits for defenders obviously not great, but would be priced out of these moves with a TAA rise. Also Newcastle’s left flank looks a lot worse than their right statistically... Any thoughts appreciated

      1. Warby84
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Keep Robbo just to WB to Ota

      2. Rage Against The Raheem
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        I would go for it mate, TAA looks like he will just keep getting attacking returns and he is rising in price with Robbo losing value. I don't worry so much about hits this early in the season.

    11. La vida FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Barnes or Haller?

      1. the vanisher
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Baller

    12. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Which do you prefer from Team A and B?

      Team A
      Pope
      TAA Diop Van Dijk Digne
      Salah Sterling KDB Trossard
      Haller Pukki

      McGovern Cantwell Greenwood Rico

      Team B
      Pope
      TAA Otamendi Digne
      Sterling Pépé KDB Ceballos Trossard
      Firmino Haller

      Button Guilbert Söyüncü Greenwood

      1. FOO FIGHTER
          1 month, 15 days ago

          A for sure

        • Bob Vrabkab
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          A

        • Rage Against The Raheem
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 15 days ago

          I would have team A mate

        • FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          A with James instead of Trossard

      2. the vanisher
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        most nailed Spurs defender?
        Sanchez or Alderweireld?

        1. ...al - Leave your comments…
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Probably Sanchez with KWP ded

          1. GARY AND JAMIE
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Flags off

      3. FOO FIGHTER
          1 month, 15 days ago

          I am not sure City's defence will be all that without Laporte.

          1. ...al - Leave your comments…
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Yep, no one is. But they should have enough going on elsewhere to keep a decent chance at one

          2. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Not sure it was all that with him really or that his absence makes it that significantly worse - he’s not a VVD. Their strength in defence is that teams are too scared to attack them normally.

          3. Bob Vrabkab
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            They have so much of the ball, the second string isn't half bad. 5.5 is good value

          4. avfc82
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Its more about the system than personnel, they’ll keep plenty of clean sheets.

          5. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            True -but they play some bang average teams in the next few

        • Operation FPL
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Am I silly trying to make up a W/C team consisting of Sterling, Salah, KDB and Aguero as it does compromise the rest of the team, Or should I leave premium forward and balance the team a little more?

          1. ...al - Leave your comments…
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            It's doable and could work, but it really does shift the balance a bit too much for me

          2. Bob Vrabkab
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Yes

          3. FOO FIGHTER
              1 month, 15 days ago

              I am going the route of KDB, Salah, Sterling and Aguero. Just need KDB.

              More than doable. TV crucial.

              1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Salah hardly TV crucial.

                1. FOO FIGHTER
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    It is when you are trying to fit them all in and still have something in defence.

                    Not going to happen with 100m.

                    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Your sort of contradicting yourself now aren't you?

                      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Ahh now I get what you meant. High TV is crucial if you want all four of them. That I agree with. But nobody has high enough TV to do so imo

                        1. FOO FIGHTER
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            Your TV does not have to be sky high to achieve it.

                            1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 15 days ago

                              I have yet to see a team including all four players that I liked. Do enlighten me

                        2. FOO FIGHTER
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            Why?

                  • Eat my goal!
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Sterling salah Kdb & vardy is the way forwards

                    1. FOO FIGHTER
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Not a bad shout that.

                      • FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Still too expensive for my liking. But fair

                      • pingissimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Vardy is at the top of my watchlist. Can’t wait to get him in. Live Kun but that price differential is crazy

                  • GARY AND JAMIE
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Flag now off KWP, there been some definitive news on his hammy?

                    1. Oscar Slater
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Still there.

                  • FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Bench one in each section

                    A) Pukki (MCI)
                    B) Mount (wol)
                    C) Ceballos (wat)

                    1) Dunk
                    2) Lundstram
                    3) Mina

                    Currently on C3. But might go for A3 as I think City will shutout Norwich.

                    1. FOO FIGHTER
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        C and 3

                      • Rage Against The Raheem
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        I would go C3 like you are thinking. Arsenal are poor away and Pukki has more chance of getting something imo

                      • FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Thanks guys

                    2. MysticMac17
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Selling Laporte tonight for Otamendi before he falls in price. Am I crazy?

                      1. Bob Vrabkab
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        No

                      2. Rage Against The Raheem
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        No mate, not crazy imo. I would go for it.

                      3. ...al - Leave your comments…
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Not at all

                      4. avfc82
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Only thing putting me off is Otamendi’s involvement with Argentina.

                      5. MosF94
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        No, but if it turns out Laporte is only out for a month it might feel a bit premature - I'd take the gamble and make the move, I think

                    3. Mirakuru FC
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Why is everyone doubting Pepe?

                      1. Rage Against The Raheem
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Are they? He looks a great player tbh, I think he is a wait and see FPL wise though.

                      2. FOO FIGHTER
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          I just think some think at this point there are better options availble like KDB.

                          1. CFC1990
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            Yeah this is why I am no considering him. No reason to remove Salah or Sterling. All 4 is too much

                        • Ask Yourself
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Such a great differential enjoy whilst it lasts when people choose boring KDB

                          1. GARY AND JAMIE
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            Personally I don’t get bored of returns every game

                            1. Ask Yourself
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 15 days ago

                              Boring returns though

                              1. GARY AND JAMIE
                                • 6 Years
                                1 month, 15 days ago

                                7,11,5,13...yawn....

                                1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 15 days ago

                                  Haha! 😀 +1

                            2. Mirakuru FC
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 15 days ago

                              And we do want them returns

                        • Mirakuru FC
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          I’m thinking of getting him now. Swap him and martial and probably get a cheap defender.
                          I still don’t know why I am keeping Kane though

                          1. Mirakuru FC
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            Maybe because August is over 😉

                        • Bob Vrabkab
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          He's done nothing so far, fantasy wise

                          1. Mirakuru FC
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            2 sub appearances.
                            2 full games against the Kop and Spurs.
                            I just got this feeling....

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

                              Stats back up the feeling 70%xgi last game, 40% game before. Mkhi/iwobi out support his cause. I'd really like to jump tbh but is a risky option vs salah/sterling who are fantasy royalty

                      3. CFC1990
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        If a player/team has a positive XG Delta, does that mean they are over or under performing?

                        Thanks!

                        1. Ask Yourself
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Over or they are just a good finisher

                      4. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Who works well as a cheap (4.5 or similar) rotation with Lundstram? To replace Rico basically

                        1. Mirakuru FC
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Think Lundstram will need to be in the bench for sometime

                        2. Ask Yourself
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Mings

                          1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            He's the go to right now yes. Thanks.

                        3. Bob Vrabkab
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Soyuncu

                        4. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Burnley defender

                      5. Markus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        34 games left, how many do the following play (barring injury) :
                        TAA
                        Robertson
                        Matip

                        1. Ask Yourself
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          32
                          32
                          26

                        2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          28
                          32
                          25

                        3. MosF94
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          29
                          33
                          24

                      6. Patrick.22
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Ryan
                        TAA | * | Digne
                        Mane | KDB | Sterling | Mount
                        Pukki | Barnes |**

                        Who would you rather have to complete this squad:

                        A) Otamendi & Abraham
                        B) Tarkowski & Haller

                        Has to be one of those combos due to budget

                        1. Rage Against The Raheem
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Option A looks better to me

                        2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          A is a no brainer

                      7. Ask Yourself
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Ahhh really want David silva on WC but he just really isn’t nailed is he. Two attacking teams up next in Norwich and Everton he surely won’t start those eh?

                      8. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Are any 5m defenders definitely better than 4.5s and a little cash?

                        1. Ask Yourself
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Not a single one mate. Gone 3 rotating 4.5s on my WC and I am loving it

                          1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            Who's the three? Cheers

                      9. Dare Do The Punt
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Is Wood’s starting spot at risk or is he still nailed?

                        Just think him for 0.4m less could be good value on a WC?

                        1. Gudjohnsen
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Think he's nailed. Dyce has a 2 forward system.

                        2. Bragazeti
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Dyche seems to trust his starting eleven. It may take a while before Rodriguez is preferred.

                        3. Rage Against The Raheem
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          He seems pretty nailed for now, but Barnes looks like he will be getting the majority of Burnley's goals, i would not go for him personally. Ayew at 5.1 would be better value imo.

                        4. Twisted Saltergater
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Barnes is the one who gets rotated with Rodriguez.

                        5. Lord Tachanka
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          I think he could be really good, goals will swing from Barnes to him at some point this season.