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Scout Notes

How FPL assets fared in Friday’s international fixtures

We continue our round-up of the Premier League players involved in international action with a look at some of Friday’s fixtures.

The second part of Friday’s Scout Notes will follow this afternoon.

Subscribers can view data on some of the matches listed below in our Members’ Area, with details available here.

San Marino 0-4 Belgium

  • Toby Alderweireld (£5.5m) – 90 minutes
  • Jan Vertonghen (£5.3m) – 90 minutes
  • Michy Batshuayi (£6.7m) – 90 minutes
  • Youri Tielemans (£6.4m) – 90 minutes
  • Kevin De Bruyne (£9.8m) – 76 minutes
  • Divock Origi (£5.5m) – 55 minutes
  • Dennis Praet (£5.4m) – 14 minutes
  • Christian Benteke (£5.9m) – 0 minutes

Roberto Martinez took few chances with his team selection on Friday despite being up against the world’s lowest-ranked country.

Kevin De Bruyne (£9.8m) at least had his minutes managed in the form of a 76th-minute substitution and his owners will be hoping for similar game-time management when Belgium face Scotland on Monday night.

De Bruyne, playing in a central midfield two alongside Youri Tielemans (£6.4m) in Martinez’s now-familiar 3-4-3, didn’t register any attacking returns but created over twice as many opportunities (eight) as any other player on show – including a ‘big chance’ for Michy Batshuayi (£6.7m) early on.

Interviewed this weekend, De Bruyne said of his current form:

It is hard to tell that this is the best period out of my career so far. I have been playing over 500 games for 11 years now.

Was I ever better? Hmm. I started with City very well: four wins in the Premier League and in the Community Shield. It also goes well personally. I’m ready for the rhythm of the coming months, with all those midweek fights.

Batshuayi was the focal point of the three-man Belgium attack, having more penalty box touches, big chances and shots in the box than anyone on show.

The Chelsea striker converted a 43rd-minute penalty after Jan Vertonghen‘s (£5.3m) shot had been handballed and then added to his tally with a late header from a Yannick Carrasco cross.

Divock Origi (£5.5m) lasted just over 55 minutes playing on the left of the front three but Christian Benteke (£5.9m) failed to make it off the bench.

Leicester’s Dennis Praet (£5.4m) replaced De Bruyne in the closing stages but there was no involvement for Leander Dendoncker (£4.5m), who sat this game out with a minor injury.

Martinez said of the Wolves midfielder:

Leander Dendoncker got a kick and won’t be fit for the game against San Marino. I think we can recover Leander against Scotland next Monday.

The budget FPL asset has since trained with his international teammates so looks set to be involved against Scotland this evening.

Leandro Trossard (£6.0m) won’t be taking part in that match, however, having returned to Brighton with a groin injury.

The Athletic’s Andy Naylor reports that Trossard could miss up to three league and cup games but this has yet to be verified by the Seagulls.

View player and team stats from San Marino v Belgium in our Members’ Area.

Chile 0-0 Argentina

  • Claudio Bravo (£4.9m) – 90 minutes
  • Nicolas Otamendi (£5.4m) – 90 minutes
  • Giovani Lo Celso (£7.4m) – 53 minutes
  • Manuel Lanzini (£6.5m) – 0 minutes
  • Roberto Pereyra (£5.8m) – 0 minutes
  • Marcos Rojo (£4.9m) – 0 minutes

Of the five Premier League players representing Argentina this week, only Nicolas Otamendi (£5.4m) and Giovani Lo Celso (£7.4m) saw any pitch-time in Los Angeles last Friday – but both players won’t be involved against Mexico in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

While Lo Celso’s withdrawal is forced because of a groin injury, there is reportedly better news regarding Otamendi’s non-involvement – Argentina boss Lionel Scaloni having outlined the reasons for the Manchester City stopper only playing against Chile over the international break.

While we await further news on Otamendi’s return to Manchester, the fact that he doesn’t face a long-haul flight back from North America just days before City take on Norwich would seemingly boost his chances of featuring in Gameweek 5.

Otamendi’s experience of playing as a left-sided centre-half, of course, could see him get plenty of game-time over the coming months with Aymeric Laporte (£6.5m) out.

In a bruising encounter in which ten yellow cards were dished out, Lo Celso had already taken a blow to the ankle before a groin injury forced him from the field of play on 53 minutes.

Yet to start a game for Spurs, Lo Celso said after full-time:

My problem was only a blow, it is not something to worry about.

Claudio Bravo (£4.9m) played the whole 90 minutes for Chile, while Roberto Pereyra (£5.8m), Manuel Lanzini (£6.5m) and Marcos Rojo (£4.9m) were all unused substitutes for Argentina.

View player and team stats from Chile v Argentina in our Members’ Area.

Turkey under-21s 2-3 England under-21s

  • Aaron Ramsdale (£4.5m) – 90 minutes
  • Max Aarons (£4.5m) – 90 minutes
  • Tom Davies (£5.4m) – 90 minutes
  • Phil Foden (£5.3m) – 90 minutes
  • Morgan Gibbs-White (£4.9m) – 81 minutes
  • Reiss Nelson (£5.4m) – 79 minutes
  • Mason Greenwood (£4.5m) – 31 minutes
  • Rhian Brewster (£4.5m) – 11 minutes
  • Ben Godfrey (£4.5m) – 9 minutes
  • Oliver Skipp (£4.5m) – 0 minutes
  • Todd Cantwell (£4.8m) – 0 minutes
  • James Justin (£4.9m) – 0 minutes

Injury-hit Norwich City breathed a sigh of relief as three of their key players all emerged from England under-21s’ win in Turkey unscathed.

Ben Godfrey (£4.5m), the Canaries’ one remaining fit centre-half, made a late substitute’s appearance for his debut at this level, while budget FPL midfielder Todd Cantwell (£4.8m) didn’t make it off the bench.

Full-back Max Aarons (£4.5m) played the whole 90 minutes, meanwhile.

Bournemouth’s Aaron Ramsdale (£4.5m) played the whole game in goal but, aside from the names already mentioned, it was mostly Premier League fringe players who featured in Izmit: Tom Davies (£5.4m), Phil Foden (£5.3m), Morgan Gibbs-White (£4.9m), Reiss Nelson (£5.4m), Mason Greenwood (£4.5m) and Rhian Brewster (£4.5m) have three league starts between them this season.

Foden assisted both of Eddie Nketiah’s two goals, while Nelson scored the game’s winner in the 75th minute.

Both Joe Willock (£5.0m) and Dwight McNeil (£6.0m) had earlier pulled out of the squad with minor injuries.

Aidy Boothroyd’s team are in action again on Monday evening.

Benin 1-2 Ivory Coast

  • Serge Aurier (£4.9m) – 90 minutes

Nicolas Pepe (£9.5m) withdrew from the Ivory Coast squad last week, with some confusion as to the reason for his departure.

A minor injury was initially reported but the word since then was that an agreement was struck between club and country that Pepe would return to north London and work on his match-fitness ahead of Gameweek 5.

Willy Boly (£5.0m), suspended for Wolves’ match against Chelsea this Saturday, didn’t join up with the Ivory Coast despite his first international call-up, opting to spend time with his family instead.

Wilfried Zaha (£6.9m) reportedly withdrew from the national squad for unspecified reasons.

Serge Aurier (£4.9m) was the only Premier League representative and played the whole 90 minutes as Ivory Coast fell to a 2-1 defeat.

Slovenia 2-0 Poland

  • Lukasz Fabianski (£5.0m) – 90 minutes
  • Jan Bednarek (£4.5m) – 90 minutes

Jan Bednarek (£4.5m) and Lukasz Fabianski (£5.0m), ever-presents in the league for their respective clubs this season, both lasted the full game as Poland slumped to a 2-0 defeat in Slovenia.

Fabianski was left with little chance for the hosts’ first goal but was beaten through his legs at the near post for Slovenia’s second strike.

The pair will be in action again on Monday evening as their country plays host to Austria in another Euro 2020 qualifier.

View player and team stats from Slovenia v Poland in our Members’ Area.

Slovakia 0-4 Croatia

  • Martin Dubravka (£5.0m) – 90 minutes
  • Dejan Lovren (£5.3m) – 90 minutes
  • Lovre Kalinic (£4.4m) – 0 minutes

Croatia produced a dominant performance to boost their UEFA Euro 2020 qualification hopes and dent Slovakia’s own chances of progress.

Dejan Lovren (£5.3m), yet to play a minute for Liverpool this season, lasted the full game and supplemented his clean sheet with an 89th-minute header to round off the scoring.

Newcastle United goalkeeper Martin Dubravka (£5.0m) was beaten on four occasions in the home goal, while Aston Villa’s Lovre Kalinic (£4.4m) was an unused substitute for the visitors.

View player and team stats from Slovakia v Croatia in our Members’ Area.

Round-Up

Adrian Mariappa (£4.4m), who has yet to play a minute of Premier League football this season, lasted the full game as Jamaica beat Antigua and Barbuda 6-0 in a CONCACAF Nations League match.

Sofiane Boufal (£5.5m) was an unused substitute as Morocco drew 1-1 with Burkina Faso, while Romain Saiss (£4.4m) has reportedly withdrawn from the Morocco squad with a minor injury.

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544 Comments Post a Comment
  1. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    So the FPL Legend Marcos Alonso is back on the menu 😉

    1. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Nah - Emerson isn't even confirmed out

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

      Emerson lurking

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      No LWB, no party.

    4. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      nope.

    5. Nigel Knows
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Lampard should play Alonso Left Wing

      1. Nigel Knows
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 19 days ago

        But isn’t going to

  2. FOO FIGHTER
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Bottomed.

    Looking ahead, would you rather have

    Sterling and Greenwood

    Or

    KDB and Vardy

    ???

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      2nd one by a mile

      1. mikess
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        This

    2. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Ya definitely the latter

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      A near two million difference makes it an obvious choice straight up.

      Where is that invested instead? You cant be starting Greenwood.

    4. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Pointless comparison. where is the money? Is greenwood starting?

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Obviously the rest of your squad needs to look good. It is virtually removing Sterling and Greenwood and replacing them with KDB and Vardy. Greenwood ain't starting.

    5. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 19 days ago

      2 regular starters vs 1 regular started, 1 bench player and 2m itb. Pointless comparison unless Greenwood starts every week for you

  3. FPL-(VAR)dy
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Martial+Kane to
    KDB+Barnes (-4)??Yay or Nay

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      That can go real real bad.

    2. Bigdshane
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 19 days ago

      No

  4. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Evening folks. Which one would you captain out of this lot?

    A. Aguero (nor)
    B. Salah (NEW)
    C. Sterling (nor)

    1. FPL-(VAR)dy
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Sterling

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        What's your rationale behind that?

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          form
          plays for city
          penalties
          differential
          norwich will go for it

          1. pumpkinhead
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 19 days ago

            Penalties?

            1. Dthinger
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 19 days ago

              he might be on penalties if Aguero and KDB are not on the field

              1. pumpkinhead
                • 5 Years
                5 months, 19 days ago

                That is wishful thinking me thinks.

          2. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 19 days ago

            ...I mean Kun

    2. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Aguero

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      CAB

    4. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      a

    5. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      A

      Kun at home is deadly. Against that Norwich defence as well.........

      1. Squeakybum99
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Good thing he is not at home then 😉

    6. Bigdshane
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 19 days ago

      B

    7. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Salah. I said I would captain him for every game except when he's playing a big 6 side. I didn't last week and it didn't work. So I'm just gonna stick to that.

    8. Bram
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      BAC - Sterling will have played 2 ints, other 2 rested.

  5. gooner_112233445566
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    5 months, 19 days ago

    right guys, really really struggling on which option from below...

    a) vvd, otamendi, digne, lanzini
    b) vvd, 4.3 defender, montoya, pepe/son
    c) any 4.8 defender, digne, montoya, pepe/son
    d) vvd, montoya, digne, any 7.7 midfielder

    please vote.....dont have any spurs or arsenal players right now

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      A

    2. B.D.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 19 days ago

      A

  6. DV8R
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Play 1

    A) Montoya (BUR)
    B) Lundstram (SOU)

    1. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      b

  7. ProtrudingNip
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Pope
    van Dijk / Alexander-Arnold / Digne / Lundstram
    Mount / Salah (c) / Sterling / De Bruyne
    Pukki / Abraham

    Subs: Button / Cantwell / Greenwood / Taylor

    is this gtg for next GW? I have 1FT

    1. B.D.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 19 days ago

      All good

    2. Artemis Titans
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Yep

  8. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Who's the best city defender to get under WC

    A) Zinchenko
    B) Otamendi

    1. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      B

    2. B.D.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 19 days ago

      A

    3. Bigdshane
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 19 days ago

      B

    4. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Ota

    5. Bram
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Laporte broken, Mendy back in training .... B by lots.

  9. Reckoner.
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    A) 3-4-3: TAA, Abraham
    or
    B) 3-5-2: Otamendi, Eriksen

    1. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Eriksen is interesting. 8.8 is a decent price.

    2. Bigdshane
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 19 days ago

      A

  10. gooner_112233445566
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    5 months, 19 days ago

    a) play lundstram or montoya and save free transfer
    b) use free transfer to get otamendi for montoya and play him? (bench lund)

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      I'd start Lund.

    2. Bigdshane
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 19 days ago

      B

    3. Dthinger
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      If you don't do it what would you do with the extra money instead?

      1. gooner_112233445566
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        5 months, 19 days ago

        i was thinking of saving the ft and then next week having 2 free transfers to play around with (maybe even get otamendi next week as think norwich will score anyway)

  11. Daniel Son
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    What do you think of this GW7/GW8 WC?

    Pope/button

    TAA, Digne, James, Pieters, Lundstram

    KDB,Sterling, Pepe, Ceballos, Mount

    Aubameyang, Abraham, /Greenwood

    playing 3-5-2

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

      Probably a new template by then tbh. Doubt Tammy makes it

      1. Daniel Son
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        You think he will start in the Champions league?

    2. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      It's pretty optimisitic on Arsenal and Chelsea

      1. Daniel Son
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        The fixtures are so good. More fixture chasing than anything I guess

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Doubt James will get in that quick, if at all consistently. You wont want Tammy when his 70 mins turn into 20s.

          Arsenal need to score 3 a game and Liverpool not at all.

          1. Daniel Son
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 19 days ago

            The Chelsea fans can't wait for him to start. Lampard has talked him up and he has returned to training. They might be overhyping him though

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 19 days ago

              Fans are often the worst people to listen to when looking for FPL info/advantages. A young prospect in James, every clubs fans would want to be starting, doesn't mean he will.

              Majority of Liverpool fans would want Gomez to be starting & developing alongside VVD as much as possible but thats not the way.

              1. Daniel Son
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                5 months, 19 days ago

                I think Rhian Brewster should be starting upfront with Firmino playing no.10 and I've never seen Brewster play

                1. Rainer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 19 days ago

                  Same, with Elliot starting too 😀

          2. Daniel Son
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 19 days ago

            I'm prepared to go without Liverpool attackers with Utd, Spurs and City in GW 9,10 & 12.

            1. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 19 days ago

              Mistake I think. Utd and Spurs are hardly watertight.

              1. Daniel Son
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                5 months, 19 days ago

                You're probably right. Liverpool vs Utd usually a close game and Spurs "should" improve now the window is shut.

        2. MTPockets
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          True and I'm quite fixtures focused. But 5/7 attackers + def too much for me. Not necessarily a bad move though

          1. Daniel Son
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 19 days ago

            When your rank is 5 figures and you have a WC burning a hole in your pocket, you get desperate

    3. Bigdshane
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Way too much arsenal and Chelsea

      1. Daniel Son
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        You're probably right. ahhh well. back to the drawing board

    4. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      This is my current GW7 WC draft:

      Pope (Button)
      Alexander-Arnold, Emerson, Otamendi (Soyuncu, Lundstram)
      Sterling, Mane, De Bruyne, Mount (Guendouzi)
      Haller, Pukki, Barnes

      Pepe/Son + Firmino over Mane + Haller is a consideration.

      1. Daniel Son
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Are you not keen on Auba for those games? Will Laca start in Europa and Auba potentially playing down the middle for some of the games?
        That's a good side though you've planned for

        1. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          I would like some Arsenal attack in there to be honest with you. Maybe drop Mane to fit in Auba but not sure I want to go without a Liverpool attacker.

          I'm sure lots will have changed by the time GW7 comes around anyway.

          1. Daniel Son
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 19 days ago

            Yep. I am just trying to find a good time to use my WC and the Chelsea+Arsenal fixtures look peachy.

      2. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 19 days ago

        I’d really think about Vardy if you’re set on GW7. It’s Pool in 8 but after that it’s delicious. It’s an ahead of the curve move.

        1. Daniel Son
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          That's true. Was blindly following the colour code on the ticker-ARS Isn't a fixture to be fearful of from an attacking pov. Thanks

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 19 days ago

            It’s not particularly outlandish to suppose he’d match Mane in the Liverpool fixture either - it’s his sort of match up and he could well score in a 2-1 Liverpool win say

            Personal preference of course but I’d like to have one pick anyway that was off template and likely value. Even if Vardy was 9.1 by then he’d still be value for me.

  12. Nigel Knows
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Are the Mings lovers rotating him and are they the same Haller, Pukki and Barnes lovers?
    We do know it’s Mings versus Haller, Arsenal, Barnes and Pukki in next 4, then BRI before Man City and Liverpool ?

    1. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Yup! Only people who own Haller, Pukki, and Barnes own Mings 🙂

  13. Artemis Titans
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Afternoon peeps.
    RMT please. G2G? Nil Ft, 2.3 itb for upgrades

    Pope (Ryan)
    Digne, Zinc, Lund (Pieters, Kelly)
    Kdb(c), Sterling, Son, James (Cantwell)
    Vardy, Pukki, Haller

    Can downgrade Ryan to Button gives me another 0.5m when i need it. Any suggested defensive upgrades. 2.8mitb + -4 or 2.3mitb no hits.

    Appreciate your thoughts.

    1. B.D.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 19 days ago

      You need LFC def imo

      1. Artemis Titans
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Was going to get TAA & Button for Pieters & Ryan next GW for -4.

    2. Bigdshane
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Kelly to vvd maybe. Don’t take a hit to do it tho

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Like it

      I’d roll this week - think the extra FT is more valuable than the 0.5.

      You could argue for Matip now as the cheap way into Liverpool defence but I’d hold out for TAA

      Vardy I like a lot and Son looked decent last time out - still think he’s a couple of weeks away though

  14. the Penman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Laporte - 6.5m...out injured.

    Alonso - 6.5m...?

    😉

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      6.2, bargain 😉

      Just have a good autosub every week 😀

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Isn't he nailed with Emerson out ?

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Emerson looking like he wont even be out.

    2. Nigel Knows
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Frank Lampard more likely to play Laporte over the next few weeks

  15. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Manchester United squad is still valued higher than Liverpool's, and Chelsea's is higher than Arsenal and Spurs, who are split by Everton.

    The top 10
    Club / squad value in euros
    1. Manchester City - 1.014 billion
    2. Paris St-Germain - 913m
    3. Real Madrid - 902m
    4. Manchester United - 751m
    5. Juventus - 719m
    6. Barcelona - 697m
    7. Liverpool - 639m
    8. Chelsea - 561m
    9. Atletico Madrid - 550m
    10. Arsenal - 498m
    Selected others
    11. Everton - 486m
    12. Tottenham Hotspur - 465m
    19. Leicester City - 312m
    21. West Ham United - 259m

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/49635625

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      MUN in 4th is ridiculous. Their squad is cack.

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Would love to see the ridiculous value they put on the golden generation of Rashford, Lingard, Maguire & AWB...

    3. Nigel Knows
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Paul Pogba valued at 730m alone?

    4. Bram
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Somewhat misleading to call it squad value as it's money spent. e.g. Kane's/TAA value is more than 0, Eriksen's value certainly over 16m.

  16. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 19 days ago

    One PL team has 5 goalies in their squad of 25. Care to guess which?

    1. sunnyh
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      BOU?

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Seems to be working for the boys at the top of the league 😉

      Kelleher doesn't need to be registered officially and allowances are made for GK injuries, regards Lonergan.

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 19 days ago

        It is a team quite close to the top of the league. 🙂

    3. Nigel Knows
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Don’t know... but 5 of which none are U21 players (Contract and Scholars) ......sounds awful and unnecessary

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 19 days ago

        It’s a team that didn’t do much business (did get a 3rd gk mind) and was left with only 23 outfield players over 21

    4. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Villa?

  17. sunnyh
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Really debating Lundstram over Pukki this week.

    Mad or punt?

    1. golfboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      a mad punt!

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

      Not mad at all. If you think Pukki will blank against City then go for it.

    3. Bram
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      I'm certainly not.

    4. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 19 days ago

      One of the most in form strikers in the world on the bench? 5 in 4 in the league and 2 in 2 in the IB. Mad

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        No one is questioning his form, it's the quality of his opponents this week. Most players blank against them.

        1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Scored against Greece, Italy, and Liverpool. Quality defences all of them. Also scored 2 pens for Finland so probably on pens for Norwich as well now that Vranic desnt start. Attacking team and he is the talisman....I can go on...new CB pairing at city, havent looked the best defensively, even Brighton were unlucky not to score, conceded against bou and spurs

          1. I Member
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 19 days ago

            By all means, start him, but benching him against best team in the league for an OOP defender with a great home fixture is not "mad".

            1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 19 days ago

              Agree to disagree

          2. pumpkinhead
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 19 days ago

            You seem very convinced! Play Pukki.

            1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 19 days ago

              It's common sense more than my opinion

              1. pumpkinhead
                • 5 Years
                5 months, 19 days ago

                This is very much an opinion but I've lost interest gl

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        How many times will he touch the ball this weekend? Will he see the City box?

        1. pumpkinhead
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          This

        2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Yeah he probably will.

    5. Jacky boy
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Not at all

    6. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Don't think I'd ever want to bench Pukki tbh.

    7. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Not mad. I wouldnt like having anyone whos playing against City. Lundstram has a good fixture.

    8. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Considering it myself. Norwich will struggle during games they don’t have much of the ball

  18. RichieW
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Any suggestions on transfer/starters
    Think of starting Lundstram but not sure over who

    Pope
    TAA Maguire Digne
    Salah Sterling KDB Mount
    Pukki Barnes Abraham

    Button Lundstram Rico Dendoncker

  19. Nigel Knows
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 19 days ago

    AFC Bournemouth’s Nathan Nnamdi Ugochukwu Benjamin Asigboro Ofoborh has one hell of a name!

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Gimme an N, gimme an A...

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Is NNUBAO nailed?

  20. Woodzie
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Good afternoon all. Wildcard team below, any comments or criticism would be greatly appreciated. I know most will say I need Aguero or Sterling, but Aguero unbalances the front line and I’d have to go for Greenwood. KDB is my City midfield cover and I think Son is going to start firing soon, Spuds need someone to kickstart their season and I think he’s the man.

    Pope

    TAA – Pieters – Digne

    Salah – Son – KDB – Mount

    Pukki – Vardy – Barnes

    Bench: Button – Guendouzi – Mings – Lundstram (I know I could free up money by going for the cheapest of the cheap on the bench, but I want starts on there)

    1. Andersmandrake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      I like this team, Son is a potential differential explosion waiting to happen (or a massive disappointment). With the value in strikers available, I'd maybe consider a Vardy downgrade for their tough fixture run (Wilson, Haller, Abraham etc) to enable a Pieters upgrade to a City defender as you already have burnley cover in Pope & Barnes.

  21. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Really tempted to captain TAA but sterling vs norwich defence tho

    1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Same dilemma with Mane in the mix as well

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Go for it if you think he is your best option. CS, assists, BPS and even the odd goal. Plenty of ways for him to score points.

  22. Winston.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    A. VVD + Barnes
    B. Matip/Alderweireld + Haller

    Lovren and Gomez fit, so is Matip too risky? Is B with Spurs defender the best option or not?

    1. Andersmandrake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Klopp has had nothing but praise for Matip this season, and Lovren was allowed to speak to Roma, which would suggest he's out of favour atm. Gomez cover at right back as Clyne injured, so Matip is probably nailed for the short term.

  23. kboateng
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Good afternoon, playing my WC. Have the team below for this week, GTG?

    Adrian (Button)
    TAA - Digne - Zinch (Lundstram, Rico)
    Salah - Sterling (C) - KDB - Guendouzi (Cantwell)
    Pukki - Haller - Abraham

    Plan is to rotate Lundstram and Cantwell mostly so 4-3-3 or 3-4-3 based on fixtures.

    1. Andersmandrake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Double Norwich attack has some issues despite the start they've made, and Guendouzi isn't a player you want in the starting 11 unless you'll take the 2 point average. Rico is a risk at the back, and you'll need to replace Adrian once Becker is back. Zinchenko could lose minutes over the CL games, Otamendi is probably the better pick. I'd maybe consider picking your favourite over Salah & Sterling to give the armband to and downgrade the other to deal with some of the issues in the wider squad.

      That said, you'll probably wipe the floor with my WC effort........

      1. pumpkinhead
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        I agree with Norwich and Guen. I think Adrian and Zinc are fine to wc in (Alisson and Mendy still out) + we do have FT and Rico just a bench fodder.

        1. kboateng
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Norwich have a decent run of games after the City game, plan is to eventually use FT to move out Pukki if stops scoring. Switching from Zinch to Otamendi will free up 0.1, but who is decent enough at 4.5 / 4.6 to rotate with Cantwell and Lundstram as replacement for Guendouzi.

    2. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Guen will not score you points.

      I'd rather Barnes then Tammy for the next 2 and then would re-evaluate.

      Other then those two things it looks strong.

    3. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      So you are going to be starting Lundstram/Cantwell instead of Guendouzi ? If so it looks good.

  24. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Pope, Button
    TAA, Zinchenko, Digne, Lundstram, Kelly
    KDB, Salah, Sterling, Martial, Cantwell
    Haller, Pukki, Greenwood

    WC team, will probably have nothing in the back.

    Assuming Martial is fit I'm set on 12 of the team, are Button, Kelly and Greenwood the best fodder options at their price points ?