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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  1. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    13 days, 7 hours ago

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

    1. Recklesss
      • 4 Years
      13 days, 7 hours ago

      Nah - Emerson isn't even confirmed out

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

      Emerson lurking

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      13 days, 7 hours ago

      No LWB, no party.

    4. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      13 days, 7 hours ago

      nope.

    5. Dora & Diego
      • 1 Year
      13 days, 7 hours ago

      Lampard should play Alonso Left Wing

      1. Dora & Diego
        • 1 Year
        13 days, 7 hours ago

        But isn’t going to

  2. FOO FIGHTER
      13 days, 7 hours ago

      Bottomed.

      Looking ahead, would you rather have

      Sterling and Greenwood

      Or

      KDB and Vardy

      ???

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        13 days, 7 hours ago

        2nd one by a mile

        1. mikess
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          13 days, 7 hours ago

          This

      2. Zim0
        • 1 Year
        13 days, 7 hours ago

        Ya definitely the latter

      3. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        13 days, 7 hours 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
        13 days, 7 hours ago

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

        1. FOO FIGHTER
            13 days, 7 hours 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.

        2. Legend of Rosický
          • 1 Year
          13 days, 6 hours ago

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

      5. FPL-(VAR)dy
        • 2 Years
        13 days, 7 hours ago

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

        1. Rolls-Royce
          • 5 Years
          13 days, 7 hours ago

          That can go real real bad.

        2. Bigdshane
            13 days, 7 hours ago

            No

        3. Rolls-Royce
          • 5 Years
          13 days, 7 hours 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
            13 days, 7 hours ago

            Sterling

            1. Rolls-Royce
              • 5 Years
              13 days, 7 hours ago

              What's your rationale behind that?

              1. Christina.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                13 days, 7 hours ago

                form
                plays for city
                penalties
                differential
                norwich will go for it

                1. Recklesss
                  • 4 Years
                  13 days, 7 hours ago

                  Penalties?

                  1. Dthinger
                    • 2 Years
                    13 days, 7 hours ago

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

                    1. Recklesss
                      • 4 Years
                      13 days, 6 hours ago

                      That is wishful thinking me thinks.

                2. Christina.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  13 days, 7 hours ago

                  ...I mean Kun

          2. Zim0
            • 1 Year
            13 days, 7 hours ago

            Aguero

          3. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            13 days, 7 hours ago

            CAB

          4. MTPockets
            • 10 Years
            13 days, 7 hours ago

            a

          5. Nomar
            • 9 Years
            13 days, 7 hours ago

            A

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

            1. Squeakybum99
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              13 days, 7 hours ago

              Good thing he is not at home then 😉

          6. Bigdshane
              13 days, 7 hours ago

              B

            • Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              13 days, 7 hours 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.

            • Bram
              • 10 Years
              13 days, 7 hours ago

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

          7. gooner_112233445566
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            13 days, 7 hours 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
              • 9 Years
              13 days, 7 hours ago

              A

            2. B.D.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              13 days, 7 hours ago

              A

          8. DV8R
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            13 days, 7 hours ago

            Play 1

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

            1. MTPockets
              • 10 Years
              13 days, 7 hours ago

              b

          9. ProtrudingNip
            • 2 Years
            13 days, 7 hours 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
              13 days, 7 hours ago

              All good

            2. Artemis Titans
              • 4 Years
              13 days, 7 hours ago

              Yep

          10. bitm2007
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            13 days, 7 hours ago

            Who's the best city defender to get under WC

            A) Zinchenko
            B) Otamendi

            1. I Member
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              13 days, 7 hours ago

              B

            2. B.D.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              13 days, 7 hours ago

              A

            3. Bigdshane
                13 days, 7 hours ago

                B

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

                Ota

              • Bram
                • 10 Years
                13 days, 7 hours ago

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

            4. Reckoner.
              • 8 Years
              13 days, 7 hours ago

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

              1. Recklesss
                • 4 Years
                13 days, 7 hours ago

                Eriksen is interesting. 8.8 is a decent price.

              2. Bigdshane
                  13 days, 7 hours ago

                  A

              3. gooner_112233445566
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                13 days, 7 hours 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
                  13 days, 7 hours ago

                  I'd start Lund.

                2. Bigdshane
                    13 days, 7 hours ago

                    B

                  • Dthinger
                    • 2 Years
                    13 days, 7 hours ago

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

                    1. gooner_112233445566
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      13 days, 7 hours 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)

                3. Internal Error
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  13 days, 7 hours 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
                    13 days, 7 hours ago

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

                    1. Internal Error
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      13 days, 7 hours ago

                      You think he will start in the Champions league?

                  2. MTPockets
                    • 10 Years
                    13 days, 7 hours ago

                    It's pretty optimisitic on Arsenal and Chelsea

                    1. Internal Error
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      13 days, 7 hours ago

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

                      1. Rainer
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        13 days, 7 hours 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. Internal Error
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          13 days, 7 hours 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
                            13 days, 7 hours 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. Internal Error
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              13 days, 7 hours 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
                                13 days, 6 hours ago

                                Same, with Elliot starting too 😀

                        2. Internal Error
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          13 days, 7 hours ago

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

                          1. Slouch87
                            • 3 Years
                            13 days, 7 hours ago

                            Mistake I think. Utd and Spurs are hardly watertight.

                            1. Internal Error
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              13 days, 7 hours 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
                        13 days, 7 hours ago

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

                        1. Internal Error
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          13 days, 7 hours ago

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

                  3. Bigdshane
                      13 days, 7 hours ago

                      Way too much arsenal and Chelsea

                      1. Internal Error
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        13 days, 7 hours ago

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

                    • I Member
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      13 days, 7 hours 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. Internal Error
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        13 days, 7 hours 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
                          13 days, 7 hours 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. Internal Error
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            13 days, 7 hours 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
                        13 days, 7 hours 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. Internal Error
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          13 days, 7 hours 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
                            13 days, 6 hours 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.

                  4. Dora & Diego
                    • 1 Year
                    13 days, 7 hours 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. Recklesss
                      • 4 Years
                      13 days, 7 hours ago

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

                  5. Artemis Titans
                    • 4 Years
                    13 days, 7 hours 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
                      13 days, 7 hours ago

                      You need LFC def imo

                      1. Artemis Titans
                        • 4 Years
                        13 days, 7 hours ago

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

                    2. Bigdshane
                        13 days, 7 hours ago

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

                      • pingissimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        13 days, 7 hours 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

                    3. the Penman
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      13 days, 7 hours ago

                      Laporte - 6.5m...out injured.

                      Alonso - 6.5m...?

                      😉

                      1. Rainer
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        13 days, 7 hours ago

                        6.2, bargain 😉

                        Just have a good autosub every week 😀

                        1. bitm2007
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          13 days, 7 hours ago

                          Isn't he nailed with Emerson out ?

                          1. Rainer
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            13 days, 7 hours ago

                            Emerson looking like he wont even be out.

                      2. Dora & Diego
                        • 1 Year
                        13 days, 7 hours ago

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

                    4. bitm2007
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      13 days, 7 hours 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
                        13 days, 7 hours ago

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

                      2. Rainer
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        13 days, 7 hours ago

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

                      3. Dora & Diego
                        • 1 Year
                        13 days, 7 hours ago

                        Paul Pogba valued at 730m alone?

                      4. Bram
                        • 10 Years
                        13 days, 7 hours 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.

                    5. pingissimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      13 days, 7 hours ago

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

                      1. sunnyh
                        • 6 Years
                        13 days, 7 hours ago

                        BOU?

                      2. Rainer
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        13 days, 7 hours 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
                          13 days, 7 hours ago

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

                      3. Dora & Diego
                        • 1 Year
                        13 days, 7 hours 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
                          13 days, 7 hours 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. Recklesss
                        • 4 Years
                        13 days, 6 hours ago

                        Villa?

                    6. sunnyh
                      • 6 Years
                      13 days, 7 hours ago

                      Really debating Lundstram over Pukki this week.

                      Mad or punt?

                      1. golfboy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        13 days, 7 hours ago

                        a mad punt!

                      2. I Member
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        13 days, 7 hours ago

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

                      3. Bram
                        • 10 Years
                        13 days, 7 hours ago

                        I'm certainly not.

                      4. Legend of Rosický
                        • 1 Year
                        13 days, 7 hours 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
                          13 days, 6 hours ago

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

                          1. Legend of Rosický
                            • 1 Year
                            13 days, 6 hours 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
                              13 days, 6 hours 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. Legend of Rosický
                                • 1 Year
                                13 days, 6 hours ago

                                Agree to disagree

                            2. Recklesss
                              • 4 Years
                              13 days, 6 hours ago

                              You seem very convinced! Play Pukki.

                              1. Legend of Rosický
                                • 1 Year
                                13 days, 6 hours ago

                                It's common sense more than my opinion

                                1. Recklesss
                                  • 4 Years
                                  13 days, 6 hours ago

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

                        2. Rainer
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          13 days, 6 hours ago

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

                          1. Recklesss
                            • 4 Years
                            13 days, 6 hours ago

                            This

                          2. Legend of Rosický
                            • 1 Year
                            13 days, 6 hours ago

                            Yeah he probably will.

                      5. Jacky boy
                        • 3 Years
                        13 days, 6 hours ago

                        Not at all

                      6. PlumaPiedra
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        13 days, 6 hours ago

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

                      7. Brosstan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        13 days, 6 hours 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
                        13 days, 6 hours ago

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

                    7. RichieW
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      13 days, 7 hours 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

                    8. Dora & Diego
                      • 1 Year
                      13 days, 7 hours ago

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

                      1. Rainer
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        13 days, 6 hours ago

                        Gimme an N, gimme an A...

                      2. Miguel Sanchez
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        13 days, 6 hours ago

                        Is NNUBAO nailed?

                    9. Woodzie
                        13 days, 6 hours 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
                          13 days, 6 hours 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.

                      • Jacky boy
                        • 3 Years
                        13 days, 6 hours ago

                        Really tempted to captain TAA but sterling vs norwich defence tho

                        1. Legend of Rosický
                          • 1 Year
                          13 days, 6 hours ago

                          Same dilemma with Mane in the mix as well

                        2. Miguel Sanchez
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          13 days, 6 hours 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.

                      • Winston.
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        13 days, 6 hours 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
                          13 days, 6 hours 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.

                      • kboateng
                          13 days, 6 hours 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
                            13 days, 6 hours 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. Recklesss
                              • 4 Years
                              13 days, 6 hours 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
                                  13 days, 5 hours 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. Recklesss
                              • 4 Years
                              13 days, 6 hours 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
                              13 days, 1 hour ago

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

                          2. bitm2007
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            13 days, 1 hour 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 ?