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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  1. Klein
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 12 mins ago

    So england play on wednesday. And then on saturday. Not much travel time thought. Chances of sterling starting?

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 1 min ago

      He could get a rest or limited minutes during the week I'd be guessing

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        6 days, 23 hours ago

        Does that include Saturday :-)?

    2. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 23 hours ago

      Would be welcome tbh even as a non owner as I wont be capping him, but probably won't happen, he'll start.

      1. Differential (c)
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 23 hours ago

        *owner

      2. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 23 hours ago

        Hard to resist giving Kun the armband over him this GW!
        Currently on Aguero(C) TAA(VC).

    3. Fork handles
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 23 hours ago

      England play tonight (Tues)

    4. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 20 hours ago

      England play today.

  2. RIDZ
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 6 mins ago

    I'm on WC, Matip or other 5.5 def? not sure Liverpool will get many cs without Allison.

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 3 mins ago

      Otamendi?

    2. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      7 days ago

      Otamendi the pick of the bunch.

  3. Differential (c)
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 1 min ago

    Hi, all. Hold probably, aye?

    Heaton
    Robertson vanDijk Zinchenko Coleman
    Salah(c) Sterling deBruyne Ceballos
    Haller(vc) Pukki

    Woodman Lundstram Dendoncker Greenwood

    0.2m ITB // 1 FT

    The only thing I would consider is a WC, to get in Arsenal/Spurs/Burnley assets for their good run, but probably a waste of a WC, wouldn't it
    Cheers all.

    1. Nabs Kebabs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 days, 23 hours ago

      Robbo to TAA?

      1. Differential (c)
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 23 hours ago

        A good spot. My only reservation is "is it worth an FT"? I've swallowed his price drop already, and he still passes the eye test for me.

        1. Nabs Kebabs
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 days, 23 hours ago

          Absolutely imo. TAA is clearly the superior pick imo, with the set pieces and bonus points he accumulates he just always looks like he's going to haul. Not saying Robbo is a bad pick by any stretch but really think you should make that move while you can or risk getting priced out.

    2. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 23 hours ago

      Not tempted with the exact Robbo > TAA cash now or down the line or happy to keep him?
      Ceballos is fine but you got to expect limited minutes in more difficult fixtures.
      I certainly would not be WCing that team and I think you know it not required 🙂

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      6 days, 23 hours ago

      Robbo TAA surely

      (Not really tempted by prospect of Burnley assets - they are just Burnley - suspect their season has already peaked. More than. capable of blowing any fixture run and ho hum at both ends of the field anyway imo)

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 23 hours ago

        Triple BUR here, think they'll offer gret value myself 🙂

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          6 days, 23 hours ago

          Bold

          I’m not really a believer in fixture runs for bottom 8 sides. Perhaps a couple of cs in the next 7 or so and a couple of two goal games 🙂

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            6 days, 23 hours ago

            ...they fill the gaps nicely in my team with Pope & Barnes staring and Pieters backup for the most part.

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              6 days, 23 hours ago

              *starting (although I hope they'll also be staring)

        2. Differential (c)
          • 3 Years
          6 days, 23 hours ago

          Thinking if fit, Gudmondsson will come good. On set pieces isn't he? Gives him an advantage over McNeil.

        3. Nabs Kebabs
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 days, 23 hours ago

          Bunley have been very impressive. They look a lot more like the team from 17/18.

        4. ddfc
          • 3 Years
          6 days, 23 hours ago

          what 3 players do you have from BUR

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            6 days, 22 hours ago

            Barnes, Pope, Pieters.

    4. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 23 hours ago

      Team is fine for this GW, save FT and reassess perhaps even making three changes for -4 next week if you feel a shake up of the likes of Ceballos, Robbo, Zinch is required.

    5. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 23 hours ago

      Looks like the main consensus is robbo->TAA. Will consider it, monitor price changes. Agree that TAA setpiece and bonus give him an advantage.

      Thanks all!

  4. RaveenX
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    6 days, 23 hours ago

    probably a question previously answered but... Haller/Barnes?
    underlying stats suggest haller but fixtures leaning towards barnes.
    cant do both as i have firm/pukki...aint gonna budge on those two.

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      6 days, 23 hours ago

      The WH pie is bigger than the Burnley pie and Haller is likely to get a larger slice. Worth the extra cash imo

    2. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 23 hours ago

      Honestly Haller is top six quality imo. Clear winner between the two if you have that cash.

    3. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 23 hours ago

      I'm on Barnes over Pukki but I do own Lanzini and just not quite convinced of a WHU double up although it could be a nice little diff! Regardless of price not much between the pair imo considering Barnes from!

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 23 hours ago

        *over Haller

      2. cylus11 ( Manager) - Russia…
        • 8 Years
        6 days, 23 hours ago

        I have front line of Haller, Pukki and Barnes on WC.
        It was between Aguero vs Pukki but have gone with the later as rest of the team looks good.
        WC team:
        Pope, Button
        Digne, TAA, Matip, Kelly, Lundstarm
        KDB, Sterling, Salah, Cantwell, D Luiz
        Pukki, Barnes, Haller.
        Looks good to go.
        Thoughts

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 days, 23 hours ago

          Nice team, Otamendi over Matip for me and GTG.

  5. Skull And Gnomes 9
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 23 hours ago

    I love Gomez me, mighty fine player who Klopp loves also.
    Glad he's settled his Centre Backs now though, and will now sit back and enjoy the TAA groupies pain with masochistic Glee. 🙂

    And he even warned you. 😆

    1. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 23 hours ago

      I don't own him but I dont know about glee.
      Even if benched probably comes back with 15 the week after.
      He get 200 minimum this season and that's with limited minutes. Still great value.

      1. Skull And Gnomes 9
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 23 hours ago

        I've suffered some stuff on this forum regarding Trent, and knowing this site, it's all probably Stats based number crunching.
        Virg is one goal away from being top defender and has zero risk of rotation.
        Someone needs to put some mustard on this FFS sausage!

        1. Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 days, 23 hours ago

          I only own VVD from pool defence, cannot I not agree and disagree with you at the same time.
          Or a I am an excellent fisherman?

          1. Skull And Gnomes 9
            • 2 Years
            6 days, 23 hours ago

            Sorry, I've had a jar or two and just wanted to shake the tree of Trent.
            I don't own him, so I'm trying to Pat myself on the head and that it will be Ok.

            1. Albrightondknight
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              6 days, 23 hours ago

              🙂 so difficult.
              At start of the season I actually had Robbo. Thought TAA had too much rotation risk despite his obvious appeal.

              Do you think Gomez replaces both TAA and Matip occasionally
              Or only used to give TAA a break?

              1. Skull And Gnomes 9
                • 2 Years
                6 days, 22 hours ago

                I've turned to the Red Men TV on this debate and am hoping that keeping a settled pairing will be the mainstay, as seems to be the hope.
                Gomez will be used mostly in Trent's position this season with congestion. VVD is King.

                1. Albrightondknight
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  6 days, 22 hours ago

                  If that turns out to be the case. Then a decision to move VVD on for Matip is much easier. Even if VVD is king. Cheers.

                  1. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    6 days, 22 hours ago

                    I'm on my WC, shifting my centre of gravity from defence to attack (Kun, Vardy, Haller). I can't bear to lose Trent, but with the rest of my defence having to be on the cheap side, my next most expensive defender has to be Matip. As much as I want to triple of Liverpool, with Raz and Kev in midfield I can't stretch to a third unless it's Adrian (no thanks!).

                    What I could do is upgrade Haller to Firmino if Trent became a 5m defender - what do you think? Would that be a better move? I'm inclined to think not.

                    1. Andy_Social
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      6 days, 21 hours ago

                      EDIT: Never mind, I've worked out that with 3x4.5 midfielders (Donkers, Cantwell and Guendouzi) I can have them all!
                      Raz, Kev, Kun
                      Trent, Joel, Bobby
                      and Vardy - never mind the rest 😉

                      1. De Gea is GOAT
                        • 2 Years
                        6 days, 21 hours ago

                        Whats your secret Andy? haha looks tasty as man

                      2. Andy_Social
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        6 days, 21 hours ago

                        I guess the secret is to say bo11ox to balance. 6 from City 'n' Pool, Vardy, 2 at the back from Burnley and a bit too much ballast.

                      3. De Gea is GOAT
                        • 2 Years
                        6 days, 20 hours ago

                        i'm with ya on that one.... until it all falls to pieces haha but im doing the same. 4 hitters with TAA Digne and Pukki. The rest will have to do. best of luck mate.

  6. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 23 hours ago

    Spent about 10 days thinking about this and the only things I have decided are - I am holding FT and getting Otamendi next week.
    How would you get Otamendi with 2FT and 0.0 ITB

    A. VVD and Soyuncu to
    Otamendi and Matip. Leaves weak bench
    B. VVD and Kelly to
    Otamendi and Lowton or upto 5.1 defender. Better bench.
    C. Mc Ginn and Soyuncu
    To Otamendi and Guendouzi again a weak bench but leaves VVD in place. Here it's play one of Lundstram, Guendouzi, Greenwood or Kelly each week which don't sound great
    D. Any other suggestions

    Team below is urrently a 352 rotating Lundstram and Soyuncu

    Heaton McGovern

    VVD Digne Soyuncu Lundstram Kelly

    Sterling KDB Mane Son McGinn

    Haller Pukki Greenwood

    1. cylus11 ( Manager) - Russia…
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 23 hours ago

      Isn't Otamendi suffering from injury

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 23 hours ago

        Dont think he has any injury, sent home early from IB on Pep's request most likely.

      2. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 days, 23 hours ago

        No flag and all o can find is will be back early this week due to scheduled release.
        Am I missing something?

    2. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 23 hours ago

      A looks your best bet. C looks extreme.

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 days, 23 hours ago

        With A the 11 looks great but it's not like it's without risks of rotation and a bench of
        Greenwood - getting 1 point
        Lundstram - fine but horror fixtures
        Kelly - even if not injured may not see anymore minutes.
        Can I risk this bench with CL etc on the way?

    3. Nabs Kebabs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 days, 22 hours ago

      Is Otamendi really even worth getting? Emerson (assuming injury isn't bad) looks a much better pick to me in a couple of weeks when the Wolves and Liverpool games are out of the way.

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 days, 22 hours ago

        Emerson looks decent but can't see enough CS for me to give up VVD for him.
        Plus being more expensive than Otamendi does not leave much for a Soyuncu or whatever other upgrade.
        Otamendi got over 150 (ok only in one season) but at 5.4 that's got to represent some value with the city fixtures and looks nailed now

      2. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 days, 22 hours ago

        Say I don't go with a move to Otamendi or Emerson what would you prioritize changing in the current lineup?

        1. cylus11 ( Manager) - Russia…
          • 8 Years
          6 days, 22 hours ago

          I too don't like the love for Otamendi in here.
          The season he did well was he was getting the odd goal too. This year hasn't been his best.
          I will still have Matip who will start and score the odd goal

          1. Albrightondknight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            6 days, 22 hours ago

            Thanks. I think the great City fixtures have a lot to do with the love for him here.
            Plus it's hard to give up many goals when in the 80% possession territory.
            How about I get both Matip and Otamendi in my option A above?

        2. Nabs Kebabs
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 days, 22 hours ago

          There's not a lot I think you really need to change there. VVD and Soyuncu are both good picks. If you are set on Otamendi, I don't mind B. I would hold McGinn until GW10. Perhaps Heaton to Pope is an option to consider as I don't really rate Villa's defence but Burnley look solid again and Pope is a bit of a magnet with saves and bonus.

          1. Albrightondknight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            6 days, 22 hours ago

            B definitely give a better bench as I still have the Soyuncu and Lundstram rotation as first bench option. But iOS no Pool defender which with the fixtures and no Allison might be ok for now.
            B. With a Burnely defender with Otamendi might be the ticket. It probably is the most sensible option

            1. Albrightondknight
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              6 days, 22 hours ago

              iOS should have been - leaves
              More weird than a normal autocorrect, like the phone was sending a message. Maybe it's becoming sentient 🙂

    4. Skull And Gnomes 9
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 22 hours ago

      Keep the King.

      End.

  7. KDB4PREZ
      6 days, 23 hours ago

      A) AWB/Ceballos/Martial
      B) Diop/Cantwell/Son

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 days, 23 hours ago

        B unless you got Pukki as think doubling thatattack is a bit too much.

        1. KDB4PREZ
            6 days, 23 hours ago

            I do indeed lol

            1. Albrightondknight
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              6 days, 23 hours ago

              Probably still B not or any faith in utd assets delivering and Son is looks a great pick

        2. Laserface
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          6 days, 23 hours ago

          B

      2. Differential (c)
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 23 hours ago

        Tell you what, I can see Aubameyang/Lacazette being esssential in the coming weeks, only question is how the f*** do I shoehorn him in. A haul might trigger a WC on my part.

        1. Laserface
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          6 days, 23 hours ago

          Laca will be rotated in and out. Auba and Pepe could be great picks. I’m trying to fit Pepe in my WC

        2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
          • 5 Years
          6 days, 22 hours ago

          Tried both of them last year, didn't work... Probably wont go for Arsenal asset again

          1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
            • 5 Years
            6 days, 22 hours ago

            Performing poor can be ignored but so much randomness in gametime is not really a good thing at that price.

        3. De Gea is GOAT
          • 2 Years
          6 days, 22 hours ago

          Currently on WC and had to bring Auba in just in case i miss out on the hauls. I find it so much easier to downgrade if needed than somehow finding the funds to bring him in.

        4. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          6 days, 21 hours ago

          Your name is Differential (c) and you don't think about Pepe? He's basically further forward than both of the other two and is a 9.5m mid. He's the real player that can emerge.

          1. Differential (c)
            • 3 Years
            6 days, 21 hours ago

            Its the history that gets to me. Auba and laca have proven themselves at this level and are already up and running ob the goalsheet. Pepe passes the eyee test in terms of getting involved and being lively, yes, but I just feel he hasnt broken his bubble yet. His finishing has been poor from what I've seen. To early to get on him right now imo.

      3. Dutchy
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 23 hours ago

        @jia you jia you

        whats your current set up? WC?

      4. ddfc
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 23 hours ago

        Jota + KWP >>

        1. Barnes + Soyuncu / Pieters
        2. Haller + Rico

        Thanks

        1. Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 days, 22 hours ago

          If Rico is just a bench player then B.
          But the rest of the bench needs to be getting minutes.

          1. ddfc
            • 3 Years
            6 days, 22 hours ago

            yep fodder... dendoncker would be my safety on the bench...

            so you reckon go for Haller over Barnes?

            1. Albrightondknight
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              6 days, 22 hours ago

              Watching a lot more games this year and Haller looks the real deal to me.

              1. ddfc
                • 3 Years
                6 days, 22 hours ago

                yes, iv just done a player comparison and he really does have some nice underlying stats!!

                do you have him?

      5. Aubaaaaa
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 22 hours ago

        Which sub to free up funds for KDB move?
        A. Wilson out, Barnes in
        B. AWB out, Masuaku in

        1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
          • 5 Years
          6 days, 22 hours ago

          B

          How much is Masuaku?

          1. Amey
              6 days, 22 hours ago

              4.5

        2. dshv
          • 2 Years
          6 days, 22 hours ago

          Heaton

          Virgil - Robbo - Digne - Walker

          Salah - Martial? - Mount - Sterling

          Pukki - Wilson

          (dendo, lund, green)

          1. Martial to who ??
          2. Save FT
          3. Any other advice?

          1. Jeanz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            6 days, 22 hours ago

            Hold for now. If he’s out, maybe bring in Ceballos or McGinn

          2. FPL Pillars
            • 3 Years
            6 days, 21 hours ago

            2 if fit

        3. cylus11 ( Manager) - Russia…
          • 8 Years
          6 days, 22 hours ago

          Matip + Salah or
          Mane + VVD.
          Who will score long term?

          1. Jeanz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            6 days, 22 hours ago

            A

        4. Jeanz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 days, 22 hours ago

          Would you propose any changes to this wildcard?

          Pope
          TAA Zinchenko Digne
          Salah KDB Mount Ceballos
          Aguero Haller Abraham

          Button Lundstram Cantwell Kelly

          Am slightly tempted by Aguero, Ceballos and Digne -> Barnes, Sterling and Pieters

          1. Amey
              6 days, 22 hours ago

              Abraham to Barnes

            • FPL Pillars
              • 3 Years
              6 days, 21 hours ago

              Ceballos Is not a sure starter at this point.

            • TokyoRisingSun
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              6 days, 21 hours ago

              I’d go Sterling over Aguero tbh. He’s equally explosive and benefits from the extra midfielder points

            • De Gea is GOAT
              • 2 Years
              6 days, 20 hours ago

              What a team! Best WC i've seen so far. GL mate

          2. Babit1967
            • 3 Years
            6 days, 22 hours ago

            Lads these are the options

            A) Walker/ Jota to Ora / Barnes -4
            B) Jota to Wood ( ft )
            C) Save ft and give Jota one more week

            1. Babit1967
              • 3 Years
              6 days, 22 hours ago

              That’s Ota

          3. Kopkloppers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            6 days, 22 hours ago

            Anybody heard of possible injuries after last night?

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              6 days, 22 hours ago

              The Scots' performance has hurt my feelings, but I'm quite used to that.

              1. Skull And Gnomes 9
                • 2 Years
                6 days, 21 hours ago

                Bloody deserved to be hung, drawn and quartered.
                And what the feck is McBurnie doing in my side!

                I'm rolling down my fake designer jeans (market job) and exposing my Lilly white arse and hoping to take one centrally that reaches my fecked fuddled brains.

                1. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  6 days, 21 hours ago

                  After "We're on our way with Ally's army" and "I have a dream", I've got used to how it is to follow Scotland. Nothing will change in what's left of my lifetime.

                  1. Skull And Gnomes 9
                    • 2 Years
                    6 days, 21 hours ago

                    At least you have the best looking women and whiskey on planet Earth and the Loch Ness Monster.

                    1. Skull And Gnomes 9
                      • 2 Years
                      6 days, 21 hours ago

                      And Bagpipes!

                      1. Andy_Social
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        6 days, 21 hours ago

                        Ouch! That hurts even more, what with me being exiled here in Cambodia!

                        1. Skull And Gnomes 9
                          • 2 Years
                          6 days, 21 hours ago

                          How does a Scotsman end up in Cambodia?

                          1. Andy_Social
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            6 days, 21 hours ago

                            I was faced with the tough choice of being a potato farmer in the Highlands or a millionaire in Cambodia.

                            1. Skull And Gnomes 9
                              • 2 Years
                              6 days, 21 hours ago

                              There's more to potatoes than what you think.

                              1. Andy_Social
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 7 Years
                                6 days, 21 hours ago

                                Aye well, I can buy as many as I want now 😉

                              2. Skull And Gnomes 9
                                • 2 Years
                                6 days, 21 hours ago

                                Am I speaking to a millionaire?

                              3. Andy_Social
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 7 Years
                                6 days, 21 hours ago

                                Getting there - give me 12 months. Actually, it's all due to the wife - I'm just her parasitic toyboy.

                              4. Skull And Gnomes 9
                                • 2 Years
                                6 days, 20 hours ago

                                Bloody Marvelous! 😆

                              5. Andy_Social
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 7 Years
                                6 days, 20 hours ago

                                I didn't find her in Scotland, I should stress. She's Cambodian - poor but smart when I married her, now pals with the prime minister. Sweet.

                              6. Skull And Gnomes 9
                                • 2 Years
                                6 days, 20 hours ago

                                Just take care of the peasants for we are the salt of the Earth.

                              7. Andy_Social
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 7 Years
                                6 days, 20 hours ago

                                Well in fact that's how we're making our fortune. She's in charge of finding good jobs with good pay for young people who would otherwise be rice farmers.

                              8. Skull And Gnomes 9
                                • 2 Years
                                6 days, 20 hours ago

                                I can't even comprehend how a country comes back from the Khmer Rouge and moves on as a people. So much pain.

                              9. Andy_Social
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 7 Years
                                6 days, 20 hours ago

                                Most of the population alive today weren't born at that time. However, when she was a baby the Khmer Rouge were trying to kill her which caused her to have a bit of a screwed up childhood. I'll take credit for restoring her sanity and giving her mental strength - now I just reap the benefits.

                              10. Skull And Gnomes 9
                                • 2 Years
                                6 days, 20 hours ago

                                Well, living in this age of US hegemony, and Cambodia being just another country that buries millions under her killing fields while our brains are being cooked by their fake (intelligence agencies/) media;
                                It's great to hear some positive stories from the people picking up the pieces. Cheers! 🙂

                              11. Andy_Social
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 7 Years
                                6 days, 20 hours ago

                                Thanks mate 🙂

                              12. Skull And Gnomes 9
                                • 2 Years
                                6 days, 20 hours ago

                                🙂

          4. Over Midwicket
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            6 days, 22 hours ago

            Arsenals fixture run is to die for. Wish they were reliable

            1. FPL Pillars
              • 3 Years
              6 days, 21 hours ago

              Put an “un” before and they are 🙂

            2. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              6 days, 21 hours ago

              I think they're fairly reliable for attacking returns. Just don't get defenders.

            3. Legend of Rosický
              • 1 Year
              6 days, 20 hours ago

              Auba is as relaiable as ever. Cant say the same about the others. Laca requested to be subbed off and Pepe a bit wayward still finding his feet in the PL

          5. Kopkloppers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            6 days, 21 hours ago

            Can anyone guess which team has the most injury flags atm?

            1. Over Midwicket
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              6 days, 21 hours ago

              My team

          6. Guru Mediation
            • 4 Years
            6 days, 21 hours ago

            A) Guilbert, Guendozi, Pukki, Haller (433)
            B) 4.0, McGinn, Vardy, Ayew (442 or 343)

            To finish off my Wc:
            Pope Button
            Trent Digne Ota Lund, xxx
            Salah Sterling KDB Cantwell, xxx
            Barnes, xxx xxx

            Cheers

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              6 days, 21 hours ago

              A is super boring but good.

              I do think a good team needs at least 2 picks that are non-standard otherwise you're just constantly chasing. Keep Salah, Sterling, KdB and then mess around to find a good balance with the remaining guys. Prefer a 4.0m defender definitely in that last slot. Lundstram is a terrific 1st bench pick.

            2. kidzac
              • 7 Years
              6 days, 19 hours ago

              what about ayew+haller+mcginn+matip

          7. Bojaninho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            6 days, 21 hours ago

            Laporte replacements..?

            Any of Liverpool 3 or otamendi even though I’m not sold on city back line being solid without Laporte

            1. TokyoRisingSun
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              6 days, 21 hours ago

              TAA if you can afford him. Otherwise Zinchenko.

              1. Legend of Rosický
                • 1 Year
                6 days, 20 hours ago

                ^Check Mendys latest Instagram post

          8. Konstaapeli
            • 3 Years
            6 days, 21 hours ago

            Which one do you prefer from these?

            1) Robbo or VVD

            2) Pieters or Lowton

          9. thomashl
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            6 days, 21 hours ago

            James with ANOTHER ranged beauty during the int. break.

            Starting to think he can sort-of keep this up.

            1. Nabs Kebabs
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              6 days, 21 hours ago

              He passes the eye test with flying colours. The boy can really play. Wasn't expecting him to be so good.

              1. thomashl
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                6 days, 21 hours ago

                Same here!

                And the fact that he looks so comfortable in that position, getting the ball on the edge of the box, really tells that he's able to replicate these types of goals with relative ease.

                It's something united will sorely need when they've failed to open up those tight defenses. To have someone who can just curl it in the corner won't hurt (utd fan here)

            2. Sleep Talk
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              6 days, 20 hours ago

              Once again from the left though. With Martial back I think James will go right again, I don't think he offers the same threat from there..

          10. hogree
            • 2 Years
            6 days, 21 hours ago

            Already done Perez --> Mount.

            1 FT. 0 ITB.

            Pope - Heaton
            VVD - TAA - Digne - Montoya - Rico
            Salah - Sterling - McGinn - Mount - Dendoncker
            Kane - Pukki - Greenwood

            Good to go?

          11. dashdriver
            • 4 Years
            6 days, 21 hours ago

            I am currently finding myself in a situation that is new to me. I have two free transfers available, and have absolutely no clue what to do with them.

            It seems to me any upgrades would mean downgrading one of my four premiums, all of whom I would like to keep for GW5.

            Any thoughts, advice or inputs would be highly appreciated.

            Adrian / Button
            VVD / Zinchenko / KWP / Lundstram / Kelly
            Salah / Sterling / KDB / Ceballos / Dendoncker
            Kane / Pukki / Greenwood

            2FT / £0.0 ITB

            1. gwitbrock
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              6 days, 20 hours ago

              I would probably just do the obvious Zinchenko to otamendi move, for longevity and goal threat (and a cheeky 0.1m)

              1. dashdriver
                • 4 Years
                6 days, 20 hours ago

                Cheers

                1. dashdriver
                  • 4 Years
                  6 days, 20 hours ago

                  I need that 0.1 to do Adrian to Pope anyway.

          12. Legend of Rosický
            • 1 Year
            6 days, 21 hours ago

            Anyone captaining Mane?

          13. ShaunGoater123
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            6 days, 20 hours ago

            Thoughts?

            Pope / button

            Soyuncu / mings / digne / lundstram / Rico

            Salah / sterling / son / Pepe / mount

            Pukki / baller / greenwood

            1. Sleep Talk
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              6 days, 20 hours ago

              If you can live with that defence then sure, go for it.

            2. Legend of Rosický
              • 1 Year
              6 days, 20 hours ago

              Painful defence. Ouch

            3. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              6 days, 20 hours ago

              Is baller Haller?

              If the dearth of clean sheets continues, it's a canny move. I suspect all your points will have to come from midfield though.

              1. ShaunGoater123
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                6 days, 19 hours ago

                Thanks for responses. Will have a look at some tweaks

          14. Sleep Talk
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            6 days, 20 hours ago

            Perez and Vardy to KDB and Barnes for a -4?

            1. Legend of Rosický
              • 1 Year
              6 days, 20 hours ago

              Normally I wouldn't remove Vardy for a hit but here the Upsdie is probably worth it

              1. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                6 days, 20 hours ago

                Well, is there any other way to have Vardy and Kevin?

                1. Whats the Huth
                  • 4 Years
                  6 days, 20 hours ago

                  Yep. I have both in my team.

                  I absolutely would never sell Vardy.
                  Find another way to get KDB in.

                  1. Sleep Talk
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    6 days, 20 hours ago

                    Kane out for a 8.8 striker or TAA out for a 4.8 defender.. Not that much better alternative.

          15. ddfc
            • 3 Years
            6 days, 20 hours ago

            What to do here please?

            Pope
            Robertson VVD Digne Montoya
            Salah Sterling KDB Mount
            Pukki Jota

            Button KWP Dendoncker Greenwood

            2 FT, 0.3 ITB

            Jota + KWP >>

            1. Barnes + Soyuncu / Pieters
            2. Haller + Rico

            Thanks

            1. Differential (c)
              • 3 Years
              6 days, 20 hours ago

              Might actually consdier Barnes there. 1 with Matt Lowton instead of Pieters.

              1. Differential (c)
                • 3 Years
                6 days, 20 hours ago

                Actually, scratch that, pick option 2

          16. Ben Marlin
              6 days, 20 hours ago

              Does anybody know a good model or method for predicting players fantasy scores?

              Or any useful websites/articles

              1. Differential (c)
                • 3 Years
                6 days, 20 hours ago

                The site you're on. nothing quite like FFS, even without a membership

                Other places that offer different data are
                https://www.fantasyfootballfix.com/
                https://www.premierfantasytools.com/
                For Footballing data,
                https://whoscored.com/
                https://www.squawka.com/en/

            • StayoutheSpiceZone
              • 2 Years
              6 days, 20 hours ago

              Pope
              Ota TAA Digne mings lunds
              Salah Son Sterling
              Haller Auba

              Gtg?

              1. Differential (c)
                • 3 Years
                6 days, 20 hours ago

                Good to go!

                1. StayoutheSpiceZone
                  • 2 Years
                  6 days, 20 hours ago

                  Cheers man