Scout Notes

Kane’s hat-trick the stand-out story from Saturday’s internationals

Saturday’s Euro 2020 qualifiers and friendlies get the once-over as we continue to keep an eye on Fantasy assets over the international break.

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

England 4-0 Bulgaria

  • Jordan Pickford (£5.6m) – 90 minutes
  • Michael Keane (£5.5m) – 90 minutes
  • Harry Maguire (£5.5m) – 90 minutes
  • Danny Rose (£5.5m) – 90 minutes
  • Declan Rice (£4.9m) – 90 minutes
  • Ross Barkley (£5.8m) – 90 minutes
  • Marcus Rashford (£8.5m) – 90 minutes
  • Harry Kane (£11.0m) – 77 minutes
  • Raheem Sterling (£12.3m) – 71 minutes
  • Jordan Henderson (£5.5m) – 67 minutes
  • Mason Mount (£6.4m) – 23 minutes
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (£6.4m) – 13 minutes
  • Tom Heaton (£4.5m) – 0 minutes
  • Nick Pope (£4.6m) – 0 minutes
  • Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.1m) – 0 minutes
  • Ben Chilwell (£5.4m) – 0 minutes
  • Joe Gomez (£5.4m) – 0 minutes
  • Tyrone Mings (£4.5m) – 0 minutes
  • Harry Winks (£5.5m) – 0 minutes
  • James Maddison (£7.1m) – 0 minutes
  • Callum Wilson (£7.8m) – 0 minutes

Harry Kane (£11.0m) and Raheem Sterling (£12.3m) were England’s goalscorers as Gareth Southgate’s side kept up their 100% record in European Championship qualification Group A.

Kane finished from close range on 24 minutes and later scored twice from the spot to complete his hat-trick, also setting up Sterling for the City winger’s goal.

Sterling, playing on the right flank of England’s 4-3-3, had been the creator of Kane’s first strike and would have had an assist earlier in the game had the Spurs forward not drifted offside when finishing the premium FPL midfielder’s cross.

One shot and one key pass was perhaps not a fair reflection of Sterling’s influence on the game but Kane was more eye-catching on the underlying stats front, registering nine penalty box touches and five shots in the box – the limited ability of England’s opponents meaning that there was not as much ‘dropping deep’ from the Spurs man.

Fantasy managers care little for international performances, of course, and are primarily concerned with their assets getting back to their clubs in one piece and not fatigued.

Happily for their owners, Sterling and Kane came through the match unscathed and were even handed a breather in the final 20 minutes, being replaced by Jadon Sancho and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (£6.4m).

There was even better news for owners of Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.1m), Callum Wilson (£7.8m) and James Maddison (£7.1m), who were among nine players who remained unused substitutes at Wembley.

In-demand mid-price FPL midfielder Mason Mount (£6.4m), meanwhile, had less than 25 minutes of action as a second-half replacement for Jordan Henderson (£5.5m).

Having started Gameweek 4 as Manchester United’s central striker, Marcus Rashford (£8.5m) was back on the left flank for this match.

Rashford won Kane’s first penalty after being fouled following his driving run into the Bulgaria box and actually matched the Spurs striker for efforts on goal, although three of his five attempts were from outside the box.

Jordan Pickford (£5.6m), Michael Keane (£5.5m), Harry Maguire (£5.5m), Danny Rose (£5.5m), Declan Rice (£4.9m) and Ross Barkley (£5.8m) all lasted 90 minutes, meanwhile, although it was a relatively quiet afternoon for England’s more defensive-minded players as Bulgaria’s bright-ish early start amounted to little.

Jesse Lingard (£6.4m) missed this win and won’t be involved in Tuesday’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Kosovo having withdrawn from the squad due to illness.

Southgate said of the Manchester United midfielder:

We decided to send [Jesse] home. He hasn’t been able to train the last couple of days. We don’t think he’ll be ready for Tuesday. We’ve still got 23 players [so won’t call up a replacement for Lingard].

View player and team stats from England v Bulgaria in our Members’ Area.

Brazil 2-2 Colombia

  • Ederson (£6.1m) – 90 minutes
  • Richarlison (£7.9m) – 84 minutes
  • Roberto Firmino (£9.5m) – 83 minutes
  • Fabinho (£5.5m) – 0 minutes
  • Yerry Mina (£5.6m) – 90 minutes
  • Davinson Sanchez (£5.5m) – 90 minutes
  • Jefferson Lerma (£4.9m) – 29 minutes

Five Premier League-based players started and lasted at least 80 minutes as Brazil and Colombia shared four goals in Saturday’s friendly in Miami.

Everton pair Richarlison (£7.9m) and Yerry Mina (£5.6m) were perhaps the pick of the FPL assets in this match, with Mina looking more assured than Davinson Sanchez (£5.5m) at the heart of the Colombian defence.

The Toffees’ centre-back also underlined his aerial threat when nodding over early in the game.

Having scored in back-to-back games in league and cup for Everton, Richarlison looked like a player brimming with confidence.

Reprising the role he has played for Everton over the last six months, Richarlison was a menace down the Brazil right and went close to scoring when curling an effort narrowly wide of David Ospina’s post.

The former Watford winger registered four shots on goal, three key passes and six penalty touches – tallies that all trumped Roberto Firmino (£9.5m).

The Liverpool striker was leading the line for Brazil on Saturday but an early headed half-chance was his only real sighter of goal and his evening was summed up when he inadvertently blocked Neymar’s goalbound shot.

Ederson (£6.1m) played the whole 90 minutes, while Bournemouth’s Jefferson Lerma (£4.9m) made it off the bench for Colombia just after the hour mark.

Fabinho (£5.5m) was an unused substitute.

The concern for owners of Firmino and co. is that Brazil and Colombia are both in action in America in the early hours of Wednesday morning, with the Selecao facing Peru and Colombia taking on Venezuela.

While Richarlison and Mina have an extra day to recover ahead of Everton’s trip to Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon, Firmino, Fabinho and Liverpool are in action on Saturday lunchtime against Norwich.

A long-haul flight back from North America is not ideal preparation for Gameweek 5, then.

Firmino was indeed benched after returning late from international duty in Gameweek 9 of last season.

View player and team stats from Brazil v Colombia in our Members’ Area.

France 4-1 Albania

  • Hugo Lloris (£5.5m) – 90 minutes
  • Olivier Giroud (£6.8m) – 90 minutes
  • Lucas Digne (£6.1m)- 10 minutes
  • Kurt Zouma (£4.9m) – 0 minutes
  • Matteo Guendouzi (£4.5m) – 0 minutes
  • Moussa Sissoko (£5.0m) – 0 minutes

There are usually several Premier League-based players on show when France are in action but only two started at the Stade de France on Saturday.

Didier Deschamps was deprived of the services of N’Golo Kante (£5.0m), Anthony Martial (£7.7m), Aymeric Laporte (£6.5m) and Paul Pogba (£8.5m) thanks to injury, while Alexandre Lacazette (£9.4m) was again overlooked.

Hugo Lloris (£5.5m) and Olivier Giroud (£6.8m) started and finished Saturday’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Albania, while Lucas Digne (£6.1m) emerged as an 80th-minute substitute at left-back.

Kurt Zouma (£4.9m), Matteo Guendouzi (£4.5m) and Moussa Sissoko (£5.0m) failed to make it off the bench, meanwhile.

Giroud wasted an excellent opportunity after 12 minutes when electing to nod back across the six-yard box rather than at goal but got on the scoresheet quarter of an hour later when finishing Lucas Hernandez’s low cross.

Lloris conceded from Albania’s only shot on target: substitute Sokol Cikalleshi making no mistake from the spot after the Spurs goalkeeper had brought down Taulant Xhaka in the box late on.

Digne et al may get more of a look-in on Tuesday night should Deschamps decide to rotate his squad with minnows Andorra in town for another Euro 2020 qualifier.

View player and team stats from France v Albania in our Members’ Area.

Serbia 2-4 Portugal

  • Nemanja Matic (£4.8m) – 90 minutes
  • Luka Milivojevic (£6.8m) – 87 minutes
  • Rui Patricio (£5.1m) – 90 minutes
  • Bernardo Silva (£7.8m) – 90 minutes
  • Joao Cancelo (£5.4m) – 25 minutes
  • Joao Moutinho (£5.5m) – 5 minutes
  • Ruben Neves (£5.5m) – 0 minutes
  • Diogo Jota (£6.3m) – 0 minutes

While Europa League participation threatens to make Wolves players rotation risks over the coming months, three of their Fantasy assets were at least handed breathers of sorts in Saturday’s Euro 2020 qualification win over Serbia.

Ruben Neves (£5.5m) and Diogo Jota (£6.3m) remained unused substitutes in this six-goal thriller, with Joao Moutinho (£5.5m) only getting off the bench for the final five minutes.

Teammate Rui Patricio (£5.1m) played the full 90 minutes in goal and didn’t really have much chance for either of Serbia’s goals, with the Wolves shot-stopper doing well to tip over a rising Adem Ljajic effort.

Bernardo Silva (£7.8m) played the whole 90 minutes for the visitors, reprising his role at Manchester City on the right flank.

Bernardo has already been benched twice in the league this season in favour of Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m) and there may be concerns about the Portuguese midfielder’s involvement over the international break, although Mahrez does face a friendly against Benin on Monday with Algeria.

The City winger curled in the final goal of the match with his only shot of the game, having earlier provided the assist for Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal with a fine defence-splitting through-ball.

Teammate Joao Cancelo (£5.4m), who seems set to threaten Kyle Walker‘s (£6.0m) security of starts in the coming weeks, was handed a 25-minute run-out at right-back.

Nemanja Matic (£4.8m) and Luka Milivojevic (£6.8m) were paired together in central midfield, with the Palace midfielder not on set-piece duties for his country and subsequently not creating a single chance.

View player and team stats from Serbia v Portugal in our Members’ Area.

USA 0-3 Mexico

  • Christian Pulisic (£7.5m) – 90 minutes
  • Raul Jimenez (£7.4m) – 0 minutes

Raul Jimenez (£7.4m) wasn’t involved as Mexico beat their old rivals 3-0 in an international friendly on Saturday but Christian Pulisic (£7.5m) lasted the full 90 minutes for the hosts.

Mexico dominated from an early stage and Pulisic had little chance to impress, failing to register a single shot and recording only one key pass.

The concern for Jimenez and Pulisic’s FPL owners is that both players are anticipated to be involved in their countries’ respective friendlies in the early hours of Wednesday morning, with the USA hosting Uruguay and Mexico meeting Argentina – both matches taking place in the States.

A long-haul flight back from America then follows, leaving perhaps only two days of training at best for both players ahead of Wolves’ clash with Chelsea on Saturday.

Jimenez started in three of the four Premier League matches immediately after the international breaks last season but was benched after his most-recent mid-season appearance for Mexico in March.

In Patrick Cutrone (£5.8m), Wolves also have a rested alternative up front – something they didn’t have in 2018/19.

Iceland 3-0 Moldova

  • Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.8m) – 90 minutes

Everton’s Icelandic midfielder was the only representative in this Euro 2020 qualification Group H encounter.

Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.8m) played the full 90 minutes as his country breezed to a 3-0 win over limited opposition, although the Toffees’ playmaker didn’t bank an attacking return.

The underlying stats were familiar: Sigurdsson had four shots on goal but only one was from inside the opposition box.

The former Spurs and Swansea man is next in action against Albania on Tuesday night in another Euro 2020 qualifier.

View player and team stats from Iceland v Moldova in our Members’ Area.

Lithuania 0-3 Ukraine

  • Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.6m) – 90 minutes
  • Andriy Yarmolenko (£5.9m) – 60 minutes

FPL defender Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.6m) was in his usual central midfield position for his country as Ukraine comfortably saw off Lithuania.

The Manchester City left-back indeed popped up in the middle of the box to fire the visitors in front on seven minutes and perhaps should have done better with another shot from inside the Lithuania area just before half-time.

Zinchenko also created three chances for his teammates in his more advanced role.

West Ham winger Andriy Yarmolenko (£5.9m), playing as part of a front three, was withdrawn on the hour-mark having not registered a single shot or key pass.

Ukraine next take on Nigeria in a friendly on Tuesday, so owners of these two FPL assets will be hoping for managed minutes as we approach Gameweek 5.

Turkey 1-0 Andorra

  • Çaglar Söyüncü (£4.5m) – 90 minutes
  • Cenk Tosun (£5.8m) – 90 minutes

Budget Leicester defender Çaglar Söyüncü (£4.5m) played the full game as Turkey narrowly avoided an embarrassing goalless draw with Andorra.

The Foxes’ centre-half, who has started all four league games so far this season, was booked in the second half but had little defending to do as the Group H minnows produced a brave rearguard effort.

The hosts had to wait until the 89th minute to break the deadlock and profligate Everton striker Cenk Tosun (£5.8m) was one of the main offenders in front of goal, hitting the post with one of his efforts from inside the six-yard box.

Turkey are in action again on Tuesday against Moldova.

Costa Rica 1-2 Uruguay

  • Lucas Torreira (£4.9m) – 45 minutes

Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira (£4.9m) will be assessed after requesting to be substituted just before half-time of Uruguay’s friendly win over Costa Rica on Saturday.

Torreira has since been pictured in training with his international teammates, however, so may still be involved in the friendly against USA in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

A late arrival back at Arsenal ahead of Gameweek 5 appears possible, then, although the Gunners at least have an extra day of preparation as they head to Vicarage Road on Sunday.

The situation, along with Granit Xhaka‘s (£5.4m) injury, will be keenly monitored by owners of Dani Ceballos (£5.7m) given that those two players started ahead of the on-loan Spaniard in the north London derby last Sunday.



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972 Comments Post a Comment
  1. The Wizard of Ozil
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Thinking of going all out in midfield and cheap at the back

    How’s this look?

    Pope
    Montoya - Lowton - Zinchenko (Lund,4.0)
    Salah - Mane - KDB - Sterling - Dendonker
    Pukki - Barnes (Greenwood)

    1. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Like it. Mings over Montoya and Ota over Zinchenko as Mendy is nearing a return.

    2. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Looked amazing until ... Dendoncker

    3. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I think you'll regret that team in 2 weeks

    4. SH
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Mane to Son and upgrade Dendo?

  2. GARY AND JAMIE
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Is Barnes always going to be hooked for J Rod or will Wood go too?

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I am avoiding Burnley strikers no one knows who will be the right one at any time

      1. GARY AND JAMIE
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Them fixtures though...

  3. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Why would Martinez play KDB, coming back from a long term injury and essential in a club team who will be fighting for every single trophy, for 90 minutes in an absolutely pointless game while already cruising to the win... Idiot

    1. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      It's a Euro qualifier though, isn't it?

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

      Because he doesn’t give a sh!t. Completely unnecessary to play him the entire game.

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Not surprising that club managers hate having their players go to these things with how little the international managers care about the fitness of the players.

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Cause his mini-league rival has KDB and he doesn't

    4. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      He owns Pepe & Son over KDB.

    5. Grievez
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      He has £2.50 each way on Liverpool to win the league

    6. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      He hardly got out of second gear and 5 recovery days and virtually zero travel home. Could be worse...

    7. RichardNixon
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Because he is a flog. Used to do the same thing with Hazard when he was recovering from injuries. Ask any Chelsea fan about it and they'll tell you what they think of Martinez! I want to support Belgium in major tournaments but can't because of this dipshyt

      1. King Sheep
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Probably depends on the fitness of the rest of the squad on who gets rested and also the fact he is a key player. This Belgium team have a club mentality too IMO, they all love playing together.

        Non-KDB owner btw

    8. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Martinez was always a pr!ck about letting players play for Ireland when he was Everton manager. Now that the shoe is on the other foot he doesn't care.

    9. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      He needs minutes and he is building up fitness

      He's not 100% yet scarily enough

      He will be in a month or so

    10. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      It's a Euro qualifier not some friendly. Not to mention it's Monday and his next game is Saturday. It's totally reasonable to play him for the whole game.

  4. Pinball Wizard
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Maybe I will WC only to get KDB. I can't stand not having him... Is it worth it?

    This is my team:

    Ederson - Button
    TAA - Dunk - Mings - Lund - Kelly
    Salah - Sterling - James - DouglasLuiz - Dend
    Aguero - Abbraham - Pukki

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Not for one player....waste.

      1. Grievez
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        You have Kun and Sterling. You can't have all three and taking a hit to get rid of either of them is crazy

        1. The Legend Squad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Get all three! It’s liberating

      2. Pinball Wizard
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        agree

    2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      What else would you change?

  5. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Dilemma, thinking
    Kane & Cellabos >
    A Abraham & KDB

    Kane & Mount >
    B KDB & Haller?

    -8 looks like both will rise & could be priced out........(A)

    Pope
    Virgil, Digne, Lundstram, Trent
    Salah, Sterling, Ceballos, Mount,
    Pukki, Kane,

    Button, Cantwell, Montoya, Greenwood

    1. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Don't like either for -8
      But A if had to choose, just because Mount seems more nailed than Ceballos. For now

    2. King Sheep
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Stick

    3. PrettyDick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      yeah, neither

  6. BlzE_94
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    GTG? Captain Sterling or Mane?

    Pope
    TAA Digne Lundstram
    Sterling Mane KDB James
    Haller Abraham Pukki

    Bench: Button, Cantwell, Mings, Soyuncu

    1. Pinball Wizard
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Mings first sub?

    2. Ayew injured
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Sterling. Norwich have real injury problems at the back. Skeleton squad.

    3. PrettyDick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      absolutely.

      Hard to say.
      Case for Mané:
      - Rested
      - Guaranteed to start
      - At home
      -Differential C
      Against:
      - Tough CL-fixture midweek could mean his minutes are managed if there's a comfortable lead.

      Case for Sterling:
      - Plays for the most attacking team in the league
      - Rarely blanks twice in a row
      - Highly owned, safer pick
      - Easy CL-fixture midweek
      - Plays the worst defense in the league
      Against:
      - Might not start due to international duty

      So I'd say you'd have to wait until after Englands game tomorrow and then hear what Pep has to say in his presser

      good luck

  7. Jarvish Scott Talent
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Classic Greenwood performance for England U21s. On as sub for 30 mins, ran around looking lost, solid one pointer.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Consistency is key!

    2. Grievez
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      That's a fair return for a 4.5m striker

    3. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Foden looked class though, as did Aarons before he got what looked like a nasty injury.

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

    Thoughts on Wilson and Siggy?

    Reckon they will turn it around or are they definitely not worth it?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      wilson got returns in every game he played so far so no need to turn it around imo

      had siggy for 4 gws and he thanked me with an assist. needless to say there s no space for him in my wc team. i think theres much better value elsewhere.

    2. PlayPercentage
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Callum Wilson has great fixtures coming up.
      He could be well be in the points.

    3. Bumbaclot
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I got rid for Tammy last week and worked a treat

    4. Recklesss
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Wilson has 4 returns in 4 game weeks what more do you want for that price?

  9. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    KDB to get a nice rest vs Shaktar in mid week don’t worry

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

      That should be the case. Will be a nervous wait and see.

    2. PlayPercentage
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Yes. Any of the popular Man City assets could be benched at the weekend, while Mahrez or Jesus cleans up the points.

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Pep will field his best team until they are fairly certain to go through

    4. Grievez
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Pep can't drop many more points in the league. has to go all out every game

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

        Don’t you think they’ll be prioritising CL this year?

        1. PlayPercentage
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Of course they will. Foden and co. will probably play against Norwich.

          1. GARY AND JAMIE
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Dilva will be gold dust through these international breaks ... i hope ...

        2. Grievez
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Prioritising, no I honestly do not. No way he would risk giving Pool that title they so desperately want, especially after winning the battle last season. Pep doesn't like to lose any game but the CL is not more important than the league. I think he knows his best chance at a winners medal is in the PL again this season.

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

            I’m not sure about that, but I think you’re right that it’s too early in the season for Klopp and Pep to rotate.

            I am curious to see if Foden will be given a chance in the CL (like last season) or given ‘easier’ premier league games.

        3. tucaoneo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Absolutely not. Pep talked about this on numerous occasions. In his mind league domination should be the priority for any great team, and CL depends a lot on luck.

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

    CL between GW5 and GW6, plus GW5 is off the back of this international break. Welcome to surprising team sheets this weekend.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Perfect week for the Free Hit.

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

        Only if Klopp and Pep kindly give us a heads up on Friday!

      2. Recklesss
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Waste of a free hit imo. So value come the blanks. Bench should be sufficient to get through the weekend.

  11. Ayew injured
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    4.5ish defender

    A) Mings
    B) Pieters

    Crystal Palace fixtures turning dogey gotta move one of these two in to keep my rotation/squad fresh. They will play in a 4 way rotation with Lundy, Dunk and Soyuncu. Pieters means triple Burnley.

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

      Quite like Lowton at the price.

    2. Bumbaclot
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I like masuaku

  12. jason_ni
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    On a wc.. to play every week do you prefer

    A) Matip (double with TAA) 352
    B) Cebellos 442

    A the Bench would be
    Lundstrom, cantwell, greenwood
    B the bench would be
    Lundstrom, Guillbert, Greenwood

    1. jason_ni
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Have the formations mixed up!
      A) 442
      B) 352

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

    Trying something a bit different with my WC approach, thoughts on this front 7?

    McGinn • Mane • KDB • Sterling • Siggy
    Haller • Wilson

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

      It’s good, but I’d prefer Salah + 7m mid than Mané + Siggy.

  14. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    When is Epic Fail going to be on meet the manager? He has a better history than many and more personality than all.

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

      +1

    2. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Not to mention being a far more active poster than most.

  15. Paul 'The Party Animal…
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Which combo is best?

    A) Siggy and McGinn

    B) Eriksen and Cantwell

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

      B, but would prefer Son

    2. jason_ni
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      B

  16. Miniboss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 4 days ago

    So KdB got a goal and three assists tonight? What an alpha.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Scotland.

      1. FPL Fox
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Kevin is a genius - opposition is not always the most relevant indicator.

        He is best player for best nation on the planet.

    2. mrodgers91
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      By the same logic, Kane got 3 goals and an assist. So we should get him in too

      1. FPL Fox
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 4 days ago

        You don’t own Kev and Harry already??

        1. mrodgers91
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Nahh kdb in since week 2, not had kane at all yet.

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Ginger realise ginger.

  17. FPL Fox
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 4 days ago

    I Triple Captained Kevin De Bruyne tonight (60 points)

    Thank goodness I left Andy Robertson on bench as my 3rd Sub.

  18. Bumbaclot
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    How does vvd and siggy to masuaku and kdb for -4 sound?? Already have Trent so got the lfc defensive cover.

    Thanks

  19. 03farmboy
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Any advice or tips on how my wildcard team looks

      Pope
      Digne, Matip, Lundstram, Pieters
      Salah, sterling, De Bruyne, noble
      Barnes, Aguero

      Button, kelly, Douglas Luiz, Greenwood

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        I'd downgrade one of those City player, so you don't have to play three of Lundstram, Pieters, Noble and Luiz every week.

        1. 03farmboy
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Which one would you downgrade it’s hard to choose one

            1. bitm2007
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Kun to Haller, Noble to Martial, use the rest on the D ?

              1. 03farmboy
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  Sounds good thanks might go for Abraham over Haller though

          • Recklesss
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Not worth all those big hitters. Having to play 3 of Noble, Lunds, Kelly, Luiz, Greenwood, pieters every week is not ideal at all.

            1. 03farmboy
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Thanks for the reply which one would you downgrade if you had to pick one

                1. Recklesss
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  Aguero but that will be tough given his current form.

                  1. 03farmboy
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      Yeah true can just see him getting a load past Norwich

            2. Paul 'The Party Animal…
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Who would you say is more likely to get back to their best sooner?

              A) Fraser

              B) Siggy

              1. Bumbaclot
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Siggy

            3. Ibe Wisdom
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Article error - Liverpool face Newcastle Saturday lunch time, not Norwich, as the article says. Quite a big difference when talking about captaincies.

              1. avfc82
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                5 hours difference, can’t see how that impacts captaincy.

                1. Ibe Wisdom
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  Not the time difference. But a team difference.

                  NEW and NOR are two completely different sides, defensively, as of the last couple games.

                  1. avfc82
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    Sorry, my mistake, misunderstood your point.

                2. FPL Fox
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  It does because of eh??? Their breakfast time? lol mmm

                  1. Recklesss
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    Because of the team they are facing

              2. FPL Fox
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 4 days ago

                “Firmino, Fabinho and Liverpool are in action on Saturday lunchtime against Newcastle”

            4. FOO FIGHTER
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Geuss what, it shows that Martial is bound to go down again.

                R. I . G . G . E. D.

                Does fplstatistics have a complaints section? Want the 0.1 back I lost on Jota please. Could have kept Vardy for longer too.

                1. bitm2007
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  Yes, it's been about 10 days in a row that he's been forecast to drop but hasn't. It's probably being distorted by those of us on WC's who are hoping to gain 0.1m on him.

                  1. FOO FIGHTER
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      Has Martial not lost more than half his ownership. Every WC team has Martial?

                      1. bitm2007
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        Knowledgeable WC'ers would have temporarily transferred out Martial, to get him back 0.1m cheaper before the GW deadline (assuming they still want him),

                        1. bitm2007
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 4 days ago

                          personally it was for James who is likely to double rise this GW, so I'm likely to again 0.1m on him as well Martial's 0.1m if price drop eventually eventually happens.

                          1. Kevin de Blanke
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 4 days ago

                            Bold to go for 2x Man U attackers, will mer you 0.2m and 0.2 points pr week

                            1. bitm2007
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 4 days ago

                              James will go before the deadline for a 0.1m profit if his price rises again.

                              1. bitm2007
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                1 month, 4 days ago

                                I will hopefully gain 0.1m on Mount by doing them same thing under WC.

                      2. FPL Fox
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        97% of Martial sellers have WC activated and hope to bring him back once he drops on Wednesday night

                        1. bitm2007
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 4 days ago

                          actually and those transfers do not count against his price falling.

                  2. Ibe Wisdom
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    Why aren't people just accepting that a crazy number of WCs between gw3 and gw5 makes it difficult? My guess is that Martial, who have been injured for a while now, was majorly left out of WC teams.

                  3. Rainer
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    Predictions 🙂

                  4. Brosstan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    As has been said a bunch of times already, FPLstatistics have no influence on the price changes. Its not their fault that FPL has decided to artificially stop Martial from dropping.

                  5. FPL Fox
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    Ha ha ha ‘complaints section’

                  6. Irbox ⚽
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    Red flag, then changed to orange flag. Requires a lot of transfers out to drop.. and as mentioned those on WC don’t count

                  7. Cantwell on these things.
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    Yes I believe getting back team value you lost because of them is a service they offer. Just send your team name and user ID on a stamped address envelo

                    1. Rage Against The Raheem
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      Is that true?? Can i have the address please?

                      1. Cantwell on these things.
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        Yes it's

                        FPL Statistics
                        PO Box 8181
                        London
                        W12 6LA

                        1. Rage Against The Raheem
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 4 days ago

                          Nice one mate! I will write them a letter now and send it in the morning. Wish i knew about this last year!

                          1. Cantwell on these things.
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 4 days ago

                            Please don't. That's the Live and Kicking studio address. Anything could be there now.

                            1. Rage Against The Raheem
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 4 days ago

                              So you were lying? Damn, that is not cool bro, I just spent time writing them a letter as well. Lol I completely forgot about that show, I remember watching that when i was in school.

                    2. Recklesss
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      🙂

                2. Tonyawesome69
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    I don't think this team needs a WC.

                    Use 1ft for king out for barnes?

                    KWP the following GW or take a hit this GW? Not likely to start

                    pope
                    VVD TAA digne lundstram
                    mane sterling (c) kdb mount
                    pukki king*

                    heaton dendoncker greenwood kwp*

                    1.0 itb 1ft

                    1. Rage Against The Raheem
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      No wildcard needed imo, I would do as you are thinking and bring Barnes in for King and then sort out KWP the next GW when hopefully you have more information about his injury. I don't think you need to take a hit this week as your starting team is good.

                      1. Tonyawesome69
                          1 month, 4 days ago

                          thanks. Do you think barnes is a better option than haller and abraham?

                          1. jason_ni
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 4 days ago

                            I think Haller is the best pick in his price bracket.

                          2. Rage Against The Raheem
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 4 days ago

                            Barnes does look a good option, but him and Wood could start sharing goals soon and Burnley not usually known for scoring lots of goals. I would rather have a front 3 of Pukki, Abraham and Haller tbh, lots of goals there I think. If you did that, I would change Mount to James down the line, or Mcginn/Cabellos etc rather than have double chelsea attack, but that is just my opinion.

                      2. Tonyawesome69
                          1 month, 4 days ago

                          Cheers haller is definitely worth looking into. Still not convinced with abraham. Only scored against teams he played inthe championship last season

                      3. Arctic_Orangutans
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        A. VVD & Pepe
                        B. KDB & TAA

                        1. Jayv807
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 4 days ago

                          B

                        2. Sarri, not Sarri
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 4 days ago

                          B

                        3. Rainer
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 4 days ago

                          B costs more for a reason.

                        4. Aztec Kamara
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 4 days ago

                          B

                        5. Rage Against The Raheem
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 4 days ago

                          B

                        6. Phil's Stamps
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 4 days ago

                          B

                        7. Camzy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 4 days ago

                          This is a blatantly unfair set of choices lol.

                          B is not only more expensive but more proven. It's like asking Salah or Henderson haha

                      4. Jayv807
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        Thinking of punting on an Arsenal defender. Kolasinac the best pick?

                        1. Sarri, not Sarri
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 4 days ago

                          Has an Arsenal fan, I'd say go for Ainsley Maitland-Niles and save yourself 0.3

                          1. Jayv807
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 4 days ago

                            Bellerin back soon though?

                            1. Sarri, not Sarri
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 4 days ago

                              Bellerin and Tierney both back end of the month-ish
                              I'd avoid our defence regardless to be honest

                            2. Sarri, not Sarri
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 4 days ago

                              If you want an Arsenal option for defence, just get Leno in

                              1. Jayv807
                                • 2 Years
                                1 month, 4 days ago

                                Thanks mate!

                        2. Rainer
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 4 days ago

                          Depends when Tierney is back for Kola but Arsenal defenders not great.

                          1. Jayv807
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 4 days ago

                            Thanks, forgot about him. Hoping they can manage a few CS as they have a great run of fixtures.

                            1. Rainer
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 4 days ago

                              A poor defensive team are still bad regardless of who they play. Highlights of the Burnley game, a 'green' fixture, will show you that.

                              As Sarri says, Leno is your many if you're going there but is he worth it over a Pope/Heaton?

                      5. tbeans22
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        A) VVD / Barnes / Pukki
                        B) Matip / Tammy / Haller

                        (Have TAA)

                        Thanks all.

                        1. Phil's Stamps
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 4 days ago

                          A

                        2. Rage Against The Raheem
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 4 days ago

                          A looks better to me

                      6. jason_ni
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        I think its come down to 3 options on a WC.

                        The core team is:
                        Pope - (Fodder)
                        TAA - Lundstrom - XXX - XXX - XXX
                        Sterling - Salah - Kdb - XXX - XXX
                        Pukki - Haller - (Greenwood)

                        the 3 options for fillers are:
                        A - is a pretty balanced 3-5-2
                        Digne - Otamendi - (Guillbert)
                        James - Cebellos

                        B - similat to A, with extra pool defence for Cebellos, so a 4-4-2
                        Digne - Otamendi - Matip
                        James - (Cantwell)

                        C - Less balance, extra heavy hitter in mf, 4-4-2 with 3 rotating cheapo defenders
                        Soyuncu - Lowton - Guillbert
                        Son - Dendonk

                        Any suggestion on what looks best?

                        1. Phil's Stamps
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 4 days ago

                          Not that keen on any but C for me.

                          1. jason_ni
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 4 days ago

                            just out of interest, whats your concerns with B? was leaning that way..

                            1. Phil's Stamps
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              1 month, 4 days ago

                              I'm not sure on that City defence without Laporte so worried about Otamendi.
                              I think Matip might be a shrewd pick if Liverpool were as tight at the back as last season, but they aren't.
                              And i'm not sold on James yet, that Utd team are playing in fits and starts.

                              But having said that, and looking at the core again, B might be the best after all, it offers a lot of flexibility and they all seem pretty nailed, for now.

                        2. jason_ni
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 4 days ago

                          A - 3-5-2
                          Pope - (Fodder)
                          TAA - Digne - Otamendi - (Guillbert) (Lundstrom )
                          Sterling - Salah - Kdb - James - Cebellos
                          Pukki - Haller - (Greenwood)

                          B- 4-4-2
                          Pope - (Fodder)
                          TAA - Digne - Otamendi - Matip (Lundstrom)
                          Sterling - Salah - Kdb - James - (Cantwell)
                          Pukki - Haller - (Greenwood)

                          C- 4-4-2 rotate 3 of the 4 defenders
                          Pope - (Fodder)
                          TAA - Lundstrom - Soyuncu - Lowton - Guillbert
                          Sterling - Salah - Kdb - Son - (Dendonk)
                          Pukki - Haller - (Greenwood)

                      7. Wensink
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        Anyone know what % of players have already used their wild card this season?

                      8. Mee Pukki-Pukki Long Teemu:…
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        Best 4.6m defender for the foreseeable?

                        Currently looking at the likes of Soyuncu, Lowton/Pieters, Dunk etc.

                        Can bench whoever I get in this week(and possibly GW 6) if that changes anything.

                        Thanks!

                        1. Recklesss
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 4 days ago

                          Burnley have good fixtures

                          1. Mee Pukki-Pukki Long Teemu:…
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 4 days ago

                            Thanks.

                      9. Wolves Ay We
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        Which is the best Liverpool defender to own in your opinion?

                        1. jason_ni
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 4 days ago

                          TAA