Scout Notes

De Bruyne in top form as Norwich suffer another injury blow

Our international round-ups continue with a recap of Monday’s matches.

We will again be focusing on only Premier League players as we keep an eye on minutes played, form and injuries.

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

Scotland 0-4 Belgium

  • Andrew Robertson (£6.9m) – 90 minutes
  • Robert Snodgrass (£5.4m) – 90 minutes
  • Kenny McLean (£4.9m) – 90 minutes
  • Scott McTominay (£5.0m) – 90 minutes
  • Stuart Armstrong (£5.4m) – 22 minutes
  • John McGinn (£5.6m) – 4 minutes
  • Ryan Fraser (£7.3m) – 0 minutes
  • Oli McBurnie (£5.9m) – 0 minutes
  • Toby Alderweireld (£5.5m) – 90 minutes
  • Jan Vertonghen (£5.3m) – 90 minutes
  • Leander Dendoncker (£4.5m) – 90 minutes
  • Kevin De Bruyne (£9.8m) – 90 minutes
  • Youri Tielemans (£6.4m) – 86 minutes
  • Divock Origi (£5.5m) – 0 minutes
  • Dennis Praet (£5.4m) – 0 minutes
  • Christian Benteke (£5.9m) – 0 minutes
  • Michy Batshuayi (£6.7m) – 0 minutes

Kevin De Bruyne (£9.8m) produced a midfield masterclass as Belgium effectively ended Scotland’s slim automatic Euro 2020 qualification hopes.

De Bruyne has delivered six attacking returns in four Gameweeks so far this season and he followed his excellent Premier League form up with another scintillating display at Hampden Park, bagging a goal and three assists.

His ‘hat-trick’ was sealed well before half-time, with a perfectly weighted pass for Romelu Lukaku, a pinpoint cross for Thomas Vermaelen and an inswinging corner for Toby Alderweireld (£5.5m) helping his country to a 3-0 lead.

De Bruyne curled in an excellent goal of his own in the final ten minutes.

There could have been other attacking returns, too: Lukaku and Thomas Meunier both failed to convert excellent passes from the City playmaker, while De Bruyne himself fired wide when well positioned in the 71st minute.

A slight concern for his owners might be that he has played 166 minutes over the international break, although successive 4-0 wins over San Marino and Scotland haven’t required him to get out of second gear.

Ilkay Gundogan (£5.3m) – thanks to an illness picked up on international duty – and David Silva (£8.5m) have had more of a breather over the last week or so, so Pep Guardiola does, in theory, have the option of handing De Bruyne a rest – either in the form of an early substitution or a benching – at Carrow Road on Saturday ahead of the trip to Shakhtar Donetsk a few days later.

There was good news for owners of Leander Dendoncker (£4.5m), meanwhile, with the budget FPL midfielder recovering from the knock that forced him to miss the 4-0 win over San Marino.

The Wolves man played the whole match in central midfield alongside Youri Tielemans (£6.4m), who was substituted in the dying stages.

Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen (£5.3m) completed the game and have both racked up 180 minutes over the international break.

Divock Origi (£5.5m), Dennis Praet (£5.4m) and Michy Batshuayi (£6.7m) were all unused substitutes following their run-outs against San Marino on Friday, while Christian Benteke (£5.9m) hasn’t played a single minute over the international break.

A welcome breather was also given to Ryan Fraser (£7.3m), meanwhile, who didn’t make it off the home bench.

Oli McBurnie (£5.9m) was also not called on, while John McGinn (£5.6m) only saw four minutes of action in the dying stages.

Extended pitch-time for Robert Snodgrass (£5.4m), Kenny McLean (£4.9m) and Scott McTominay (£5.0m) will likely have little impact on the Fantasy community but there was a second successive 90-minute run-out for Andrew Robertson (£6.9m), who still sits in more than one in five FPL squads.

Robertson’s indifferent form for his country continued on Monday evening but the calibre of player around him was a stark contrast to the quality he can lean on at club level.

The Liverpool left-back, who played a full 90 minutes for his club in all four of the league matches that immediately followed the international breaks last season, now has five days to recover before the Gameweek 5 visit of Newcastle.

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

Estonia 0-4 The Netherlands

  • Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m) – 90 minutes
  • Georginio Wijnaldum (£5.5m) – 90 minutes
  • Davy Propper (£5.0m) – 90 minutes
  • Patrick van Aanholt (£5.6m) – 0 minutes
  • Nathan Ake (£4.9m) – 0 minutes

Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m) was handed his second 90-minute run-out in the space of four days as the Netherlands put four goals past Estonia in Euro 2020 qualifying Group C.

While van Dijk had his hands full in Friday’s 4-2 win over Germany, this was an altogether more comfortable night for the Liverpool stopper, with the hosts registering just one shot on goal and 28% of possession.

Not that a ‘rest’ in Gameweek 5 would be on the cards, anyway: van Dijk was an ever-present starter in the league last season.

The Dutch centre-back had a couple of efforts on goal himself in Monday’s win, including another headed attempt from a dead-ball situation.

Club colleague Georginio Wijnaldum (£5.5m) also lasted the full game in Tallinn.

Having registered an assist in the 4-2 win over Germany, Wijnaldum scored his country’s fourth goal on Monday when nodding in Memphis Depay’s cross.

Davy Propper (£5.0m) also played the full game in central midfield but Patrick van Aanholt (£5.6m) and Nathan Ake (£4.9m) failed to make it off the bench.

The highest-scoring FPL defender of 2019/20 so far and owned by more than 11% of Fantasy managers, van Aanholt has effectively had a two-week breather as he didn’t play one minute for the Dutch national side across their two Euro 2020 qualifiers.

England under-21s 2-0 Kosovo under-21s

  • Aaron Ramsdale (£4.5m) – 90 minutes
  • Ben Godfrey (£4.5m) – 90 minutes
  • Tom Davies (£5.4m) – 90 minutes
  • Phil Foden (£5.3m) – 90 minutes
  • Max Aarons (£4.5m) – 80 minutes
  • Morgan Gibbs-White (£4.9m) – 61 minutes
  • Reiss Nelson (£5.4m) – 61 minutes
  • Mason Greenwood (£4.5m) – 29 minutes
  • Todd Cantwell (£4.8m) – 29 minutes
  • Rhian Brewster (£4.5m) – 14 minutes
  • James Justin (£4.9m) – 10 minutes
  • Oliver Skipp (£4.5m) – 0 minutes

Already without one defender for the Gameweek 5 visit of Manchester City and with injury doubts hanging over another two centre-halves, Norwich City were handed a fresh blow on Monday as right-back Max Aarons (£4.5m) limped out of England under-21s’ 2-0 win over their Kosovan counterparts.

The initial concern was that Aarons had damaged his knee but the player himself confirmed it was an ankle injury after full-time, saying:

It is just precautionary. I have the crutches out as well but let’s see in the morning. Hopefully nothing too serious.

I thought initially when I made the tackle it was my left knee and there was a lot of pain but by the time I got back to the changing room and then had a shower, it felt a lot better.

The physios have had a look and it is the left ankle area so that is why I have got the boot on.

All bar Oliver Skipp (£4.5m) of the 12 FPL assets in Aidy Boothroyd’s matchday squad were handed minutes on Monday.

Ben Godfrey (£4.5m) at least made it through this game unscathed given Norwich’s issues at centre-back, while Todd Cantwell (£4.8m) made his international debut at this level as a second-half substitute.

Phil Foden (£5.3m) scored both of his country’s goals in his second successive 90-minute run-out, as he awaits his first Premier League start of the campaign with Manchester City.

Bournemouth number one Aaron Ramsdale (£4.5m) kept a clean sheet in the home goal while there were also minutes for Tom Davies (£5.4m), Morgan Gibbs-White (£4.9m), Reiss Nelson (£5.4m), Mason Greenwood (£4.5m), Rhian Brewster (£4.5m) and James Justin (£4.9m) – all very much fringe players at their respective clubs – at the KCOM Stadium.

Greenwood, the most popular FPL budget forward in the game, looked fairly lively on his second-half introduction in attack.

Wales 1-0 Belarus

  • Danny Ward (£4.5m) – 90 minutes
  • Ben Davies (£5.5m) – 90 minutes
  • Harry Wilson (£6.0m) – 89 minutes
  • Chris Mepham (£4.5m) – 77 minutes
  • Daniel James (£6.1m) – 50 minutes
  • Wayne Hennessey (£4.4m) – 0 minutes
  • Neil Taylor (£4.5m) – 0 minutes

Daniel James (£6.1m) was on the scoresheet yet again as Wales beat Belarus 1-0 in an international friendly.

James curled home what is fast becoming a trademark right-footed strike after cutting in off the left flank, evoking memories of his excellent goals against Crystal Palace and Southampton.

Further positive news for James’ ever-growing band of FPL owners was that he was withdrawn just after half-time in a planned substitution, giving him a welcome breather ahead of Manchester United’s Gameweek 5 clash with Leicester City on Saturday.

Wales head coach Ryan Giggs said after full-time:

It was a difficult one with Dan whether to rest him, but he wanted to play. When you are in form like his, players just want to play and keep scoring. He gets fans off their feet.

To do what he’s done at the start of the season is amazing. The next step obviously is that consistency, which he’s shown so far and he needs to carry on. But I’ve got no doubts that will happen because he wants to be the best, he’s a great character and a great trainer.

He’s one of those players where you know what he’s going to do but you can’t stop it. There are so many goals like that, but it’s very difficult to stop because he can go either way.

The Bournemouth Echo are reporting that Chris Mepham (£4.5m) may be a fitness worry for Gameweek 5, suggesting that the centre-back’s 77th-minute withdrawal was because of an “injury concern“.

Back-up Leicester goalkeeper Danny Ward (£4.5m) was handed a start in goal, while Ben Davies (£5.5m), yet to start a game for Spurs this season after recovering from injury, was withdrawn in stoppage time.

Mepham’s teammate Harry Wilson (£6.0m) also started his second game in four days.

Wayne Hennessey (£4.4m) was an unused substitute while Neil Taylor (£4.5m) wasn’t involved in the matchday squad, although there has been no word yet on whether the Aston Villa full-back’s omission was tactical or because of injury.

Northern Ireland 0-2 Germany

  • Bailey Peacock-Farrell (£4.5m) – 90 minutes
  • Jonny Evans (£5.0m) – 90 minutes
  • Craig Cathcart (£4.4m) – 90 minutes
  • Jamal Lewis (£4.5m) – 90 minutes
  • Michael McGovern (£4.0m) – 0 minutes
  • Bernd Leno (£5.0m) – 0 minutes

A Northern Irish backline featuring four Premier League-based players put up a good fight against Germany on Monday but were ultimately defeated by the new Euro 2020 qualification Group C leaders.

With Norwich City’s defenders dropping like flies, the Canaries at least could breathe a sigh of relief that Jamal Lewis (£4.5m) made it through this test unscathed.

The left-back deputised at centre-half in pre-season as Daniel Farke’s side struggled for numbers at the back and is one option alongside Godfrey when Manchester City visit Carrow Road on Saturday, should Grant Hanley (£4.0m) and Christoph Zimmermann (£4.5m) fail to recover.

Jonny Evans (£5.0m) and Craig Cathcart (£4.4m), first-choice centre-halves at their respective clubs in 2019/20 so far, also came through Monday’s match without any reported injuries.

Burnley’s third-choice goalkeeper, Bailey Peacock-Farrell (£4.5m), was kept busy in the home goal and made some excellent saves as Germany turned the screw in the second half.

With Ilkay Gundogan (£5.3m) having pulled out of Die Mannschaft’s squad ahead of this game because of illness, there was no Premier League representation on the field for Germany – although Bernd Leno (£5.0m) was an unused substitute.

View player and team stats from Northern Ireland v Germany in our Members’ Area.

Algeria 1-0 Benin

  • Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m) – 77 minutes

Despite earlier reports having suggested otherwise, Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m) was involved for his country over the international break.

The Manchester City winger’s one run-out for Algeria over this current fortnight came on Monday in a 1-0 win over Benin.

Mahrez captained his nation and played 77 minutes, going close with an early volley that was palmed out.

Poland 0-0 Austria

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

Lukasz Fabianski (£5.0m) was kept busy as Poland clung on for a point in their 0-0 draw with Austria on Monday.

The West Ham United goalkeeper made six saves – including two important ones from Marko Arnautovic – en route to a well-earned clean sheet as the visitors dominated this Euro 2020 qualification Group G match.

Jan Bednarek (£4.5m) also lasted the course at centre-back, meaning both he and Fabianski have played 180 minutes over this international break.

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

Hungary 1-2 Slovakia

  • Martin Dubrakva (£5.0m) – 90 minutes

Newcastle United’s number one goalkeeper was also in the thick of the action in a 90-minute run-out for Slovakia on Monday.

Martin Dubrakva (£5.0m) made six saves as his country bounced back from Friday’s 4-0 defeat to Croatia, although couldn’t do much about Dominik Szoboszlai’s 50th-minute free-kick that briefly restored parity.

Azerbaijan 1-1 Croatia

  • Dejan Lovren – 90 minutes

Dejan Lovren (£5.3m), yet to play for Liverpool this season, completed his second 90-minute run-out in the space of four days as Croatia were surprisingly held to a 1-1 draw in Euro 2020 qualification Group E.

Lovren was beaten far too easily as Tamkin Khalilzade danced his way through the Croatia defence to draw the hosts level.

Fitness doesn’t seem to be an issue for Lovren, then, but whether or not the Liverpool stopper features in Jurgen Klopp’s plans when the fixture congestion kicks in next week remains debatable, given his lack of involvement so far.

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  1. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 8 hours ago

    Lets not forget Bernardo played 90minutes twice, and Mahrez played 80 last night

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      Less of this sense please.

    2. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      Right.

    3. Deulofail
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      45 mins for everyone then

    4. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      Footballers playing football, wtf do they think they are doing!

    5. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      And Sterling is playing in Southampton. Around a 4 hour drive back to Manchester.

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 8 hours ago

        Driving is dangerous, why not fly?

    6. Alright wee yin
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      Bernardo Silva only played 88mins as Pep asked for him not to play full match as he’s needed for 90minutes on Saturday night in Norfolk.

  2. Imrie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    7 days, 8 hours ago

    Which of these?
    A: McGinn and Abraham (FT)
    Or
    B: Cantwell and Haller (-4)

    Thanks

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      A

    2. DIMITRIS
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      B

    3. PrettyDick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      A

  3. Deulofail
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 8 hours ago

    Challer Vermino
    Decision made

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      Cané for me maybe. Or Cane

  4. DIMITRIS
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 8 hours ago

    Sorry for repost, it was stuck on bottom of the last page.
    Which WC is better, please help me decide:
    1)
    Pope (Button)
    VVD | Otamendi | Lundstram | Guilbert (Hanley)
    Salah | Sterling | Pepe | Son* or KDB (Dendoncker)
    Barnes | Haller ( Greenwood )
    or
    2)
    Pope (Button)
    VVD | Digne | Otamendi (Lundstram, Hanley)
    Salah | Sterling | Pepe | Ceballos (Dendoncker)
    Barnes | Abraham | Haller
    ???

    1. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      No KDB in either......not good

      1. DIMITRIS
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 8 hours ago

        There is KDB in A, it's just between him and Son.

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      No TAA?

      Very decent odds he’ll be best value player this season.

  5. Riverside Red
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    7 days, 8 hours ago

    Is TAA Enland class or a defensive liability...what do you think

    1. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      Discuss.

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      What is England class? It's definitely lower than Liverpool class so I think he's fine.

      1. mynameisq
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 8 hours ago

        Hence the need to defend more

      2. Riverside Red
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        7 days, 8 hours ago

        You don't think Kane, Sterling, Sanchez, etc would get in the Liverpool team??

    3. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      His defensive ability certainly needs to improve

    4. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      He hasn't quite found his place in the team yet and with so many alternatives it could be some time

  6. lappingitup
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 8 hours ago

    Can’t sleep

    Pukki or Lunds

    Have Zinchenko

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      I hope that isn't what's keeping you up.

  7. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 8 hours ago

    Zinc second goal in two games for Ukraine this week

    1. DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      Nice. Shame The Shark is back

  8. Giggs Boson.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 8 hours ago

    Maddison created more chances than any other player last season, and made a world class assist for Vardy last game.

    Not a single minute over both games.

    1. Deulofail
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      He's Norwegian

    2. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      Ridiculous that Barkley starts ahead of him, for one.

    3. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      It is very strange he didn’t get any minutes

    4. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      Yeah thats weird. Barkley didnt deserve both games

      1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 days, 8 hours ago

        Barkley shouldn't even be in the squad.

        1. Freddiebell
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 8 hours ago

          Barkley is terrible.

    5. Would Ed Woodward
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      Apparently he was late to something for the under-21s and Southgate wasn't impressed.

    6. DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      He shagged Southgates wife apparantly, his inclusion in the squad is just a cover up

    7. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      Joke!

  9. Dare Do The Punt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 8 hours ago

    Who will get more minutes in the next two games do you reckon against Norwich and Watford?

    A) Kun

    b) Sterling

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      B.

    2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      About the same.

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      A - should start both with Jesus starting in Ukraine midweek

    4. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      B

  10. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 days, 8 hours ago

    Aguero and d Silva play tomorrow in kompany's testimonial live on sky

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      Mahrez Jesus confirmed

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      At this rate Adam Johnson will be starting vs Norwich.

    3. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      Pep gets to pick the team so could be interesting

    4. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      Nothing more than a training match

  11. TheDragon
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 8 hours ago

    Thoughts on Southgate?

    Is he really doing anything to properly move this England team forward?

    For me the World Cup was ultimately a failure given how easy a path England had. I know these qualification games are tough given how weak the opposition is but I see no signs that england are making progress towards winning a major tournament.

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      Not a hater, not a fan either

      1. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 8 hours ago

        Sort of how I feel - just a bit meh. Decent public image but he has a classic ‘narrow quarter final defeat in most major tournaments’ feel

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 4 Years
          7 days, 8 hours ago

          Yeah, I can't really think of an alternative but he played at least 3 players out of position at the WC and ballsed it right up imo

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      From the outside Southgate is playing good, entertaining football with a largely limited group, excluding forwards.

      You can only beat who you play so the route is irrelevant, lost to the better team in Croatia, might have been embarrassed vs France.

      Manage those expectations, they aren’t a major winning group.

    3. The Day After Tomori
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      Before he was appointed I just wanted to see England have a go at teams. That's exactly what we got so I'm very happy with him personally.

      19 goals in 4 games is dreamland as an England fan. People will be quick to mention the opposition, but let's not forget we used to struggle to score against weak opposition. 5 years ago we probably would've scraped a few 1-0 or 2-0 wins with the odd bore draw.

      1. Giggs Boson.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 days, 8 hours ago

        This.

    4. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      England were dull before Southgate. I think some people forget how horrid it was to watch.

      We were in the semi-finals of the two tournaments he's managed in and got people interested in watching England again.

      I think he deserves a chance.

      1. The Day After Tomori
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 8 hours ago

        This.

      2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 days, 8 hours ago

        Yeah but don't include the Nations League.

    5. Athletic Nasherbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      The man takes us to a semi-final and he’s told he should have done better...like Southgate can’t win. Done very well with this England team! Better than most.

      1. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 8 hours ago

        To be fair - I think he should have done better.

        With the way the draw opened up any of us could have managed england to that semi final - I’m barely joking.

        Should have beaten Croatia - I thought we got it badly wrong tactically 2nd half of that game. Will never ever have a better chance to make a final again.

        1. Giggs Boson.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          7 days, 8 hours ago

          Our midfield is ass and our defence has a hole. We don't have players like Kante, Pogba, De Jong, Modric, KDB... we have Rice, Henderson and Barkley...

          1. CRO KLOPP
            • 1 Year
            7 days, 8 hours ago

            This
            England don't have good midfield that would connect with some great strikers that you have

          2. diesel001
            • 2 Years
            7 days, 8 hours ago

            Liverpool have Wijnaldum, Henderson and Fabinho. England ought to be copying Liverpool's style IMO which means playing Sterling, Kane and Sancho up front and TAA and Chilwell at full-back.

            1. Giggs Boson.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              7 days, 8 hours ago

              Wijnaldum is quality, but I get your point.

            2. CRO KLOPP
              • 1 Year
              7 days, 8 hours ago

              You are right, Barkley isn't good solution definitely

        2. CRO KLOPP
          • 1 Year
          7 days, 8 hours ago

          Croatia was the reason you played badly wrong in the 2 nd half,not your coach mate,you didn't scored second goal in the first half when you were better and that would kill the game

    6. Riverside Red
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      He was awful at Boro..but he's definitely improved in all areas of management

    7. Ole Trafford
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      Re Southgate. I think he has done well.

      Re winning a competition. You need to be playing against tougher oppositions more often and before the actual tournaments begin!

      England #4
      Czech Republic # 43
      Kosovo # 120
      Bulgaria # 60
      Montenegro # 55

      1. Ole Trafford
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 8 hours ago

        I know there are seeds and Wngland are pot 1 but look at Ireland’s group for example.

        Denmark and Switzerland are ranked 11 & 13 respectively

  12. Arvin-ation
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 8 hours ago

    Thoughts on the WC team?

    Yes, I'm aware there's no Salah/Mane, it's Kun over them for now

    Pope (Button)
    TAA Soyuncu Lowton (Lundstram, Ward)
    KDB Sterling Pepe Cantwell (Hayden)
    Aguero Barnes Haller

    Cheers

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      Pepe is too much of a punt for me still given his price - I’d downgrade Pépé and upgrade defence

      1. Arvin-ation
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 8 hours ago

        Who would you upgrade the defence to though?

        I have no space for a City defender and I'm not sure what else there is to upgrade to tbh, thus, the punt on Pepe with the fixtures and the pretty decent stats.

        1. TheDragon
          • 1 Year
          7 days, 8 hours ago

          VVD is very good value in my opinion. Digne is the other obvious one [TAA, VVD, Digne would be my first choice back 3]

          Pépé -> Mount / Martial etc would be for me

    2. 11 smelly shirts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      It looks good on paper, but we're reaching the part of the season where rotation risks will start at Man City. I'm currently also having KDB and Sterling, but after their international involvement it could well be that either one of them might get a break against weaker teams (like Norwich) before CL starts. Otherwise your team looks great. You have some quality on the bench as well.
      I would not upgrade defense as of now, not enough clear clean sheet candidates. Let's not get too optimistic with Liverpool and City defense as of yet

  13. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 8 hours ago

    Martial and Kane to James and Kun for -4?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      wait on Martial news

  14. dshv
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 8 hours ago

    Damnn i know i have ti captained Salah, but but that Sterling is on fire dude..

    1. DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      Are you talking to yourself

    2. Maddamotha
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      But but

    3. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      You don’t have to do anything

    4. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      Someone got a gun to your head?

  15. manu4life99
    • 9 Years
    7 days, 8 hours ago

    Any notable injuries from tonight's int games?

    Salah over Sterling captain cemented.

    TAA, Mount all good?

  16. Subzero (-4)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 8 hours ago

    Is Kane and mount -> kdb and haller -4 a sound move or stupidity?

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      Sound.

  17. Mikeharbrw
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 8 hours ago

    Scoutcast link?

  18. Dannyb
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 8 hours ago

    Anyone know if Martial is fit?

  19. Az
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    7 days, 8 hours ago

    Is Mount okay?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      Yeah - was playing after that challenge

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      Yeah, 1 minute impact injury.

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      Might not be able to have kids anymore.

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

        Did the opponent castrate him?

    4. Az
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      yay

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 8 hours ago

        Yay to the last comment is pretty harsh!

        1. Az
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          7 days, 8 hours ago

          i stand by it

    5. Fantasy Gold
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      Why wouldn’t he be?

  20. Hobo.Shotgun
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 8 hours ago

    On WC which would you rather have:

    A) Auba + Cantwell as sub, in a 343
    B) Sterling + Greenwood as sub in a 352
    C) same as A but switch Salah to Sterling next week

    1. Arvin-ation
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      B

    2. 11 smelly shirts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      A has much lower risk of rotation

  21. Wensink
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 8 hours ago

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

  22. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 8 hours ago

    Come on, own up, who's panic buying Kane and Sterling lol

    1. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      I don't panic buy.

    2. Wensink
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      Have both since GW 1 and gonna keep the faith in Harry.

  23. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 8 hours ago

    Pukki > Barnes?

  24. GARY AND JAMIE
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 8 hours ago

    Thinking Richarlison or Soggy make for good Martial placeholders pending on his fitness

  25. Dare Do The Punt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 8 hours ago

    Which front 7 is best?

    A)
    Siggy • KDB • Sterling • Mane • Ceballos
    Wilson • Haller

    B) KDB • Sterling • Lanzini • Mane
    Haller • Wilson • Barnes

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      So it’s actually

      A) Siggy + Ceballos
      B) Barnes + Lanzini

      Probably B

      1. jason_ni
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 8 hours ago

        common denominator..

    2. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      B but Abrahams instead of Wilson or barnes

  26. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 8 hours ago

    International managers screwing FPL players over. Popular players who played two games:

    Kane, Sterling, KDB, VVD, Robertson, Pukki

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      Basically my whole team - great

    2. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      Think the guys that played yesterday are safe with that extra rest day, at least to start

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      Glad to see TAA isn’t on the list

      Expecting big things this weekend

    4. Alright wee yin
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      How dare they! Do they not know we need them wrapped in cotton wool for double digits this weekend.

    5. Alright wee yin
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      Pukki played Thursday and Sunday. Lots of rest before ripping Otamendi apart

  27. tucaoneo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 8 hours ago

    Anything Roberto Martinez does to FPL managers, Southgate can do worse.

  28. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 8 hours ago

    GTG?

    Ryan
    Robbo VVD Digne Lowton Diop
    Mo Raz McGinn
    Kun(c) Pukki

    Bench: Greenwood Dendo Cantwell
    0 FT, 0,4 ITB

    1. jason_ni
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      Yep - looks good, only concern is no KDB but am sure you know this already!

  29. jason_ni
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 8 hours ago

    Any love for this 4-4-2 WC setup?

    Pope - Fodder
    TAA - Otamendi - Digne - Alderweield (lundstrom)
    Sterling - Salah - KDB - James (4.5 - thinking Guendouzi)
    Pukki - Haller ( Greenwood)

    I did have a 3-5-2, with Cebellos & Guillbert
    in for Alderweield & Guendouzi

    But spurs fixtures look decent, and surley cs are incoming for them?

  30. Salt'N'Pepe
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 8 hours ago

    Best move to make for a hit going into GW6?

    A - Kane + McGinn -> Aubameyang + Ceballos (-4)

    B - Wesley + VanDijk -> Abrahams + Pieters (-4)

    1. jason_ni
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 8 hours ago

      Not a massive fan of abrahams with the fixtures upcoming, and think VVD could easily outscore him in the next 2 games. Would sooner bring in haller.