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.

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




Become a Member and access our data

Memberships for the 2019/20 campaign are now available for the price of £17.50.

Join now to get the following:

  • Plot your transfer strategies using the fully interactive Season Ticker.
  • Get projections for every Premier League player provided by the Rate My Team statistical model.
  • Use Rate My Team throughout the season to guide your selections and transfers.
  • Get access to over 150+ exclusive members articles over the season.
  • Analyse our OPTA-powered statistic tables specifically tailored for Fantasy Football Managers.
  • Use our exclusive tool to build custom stats tables from over 100 OPTA player and team stats.
  • Enjoy our brand NEW Flat-Track Bully feature which introduces an opposition filter to your tables.
  • View heatmaps and expected goals data for every player.
  • Use our powerful comparison tool to analyse players head-to-head.

ALREADY A USER? CLICK HERE TO UPGRADE YOUR FREE ACCOUNT

NEW TO SCOUT? CLICK HERE TO START A MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT

Posted by

1,450 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Am I mistaken, or has Kane just scored 1 goal, in 90 minutes, at home, to Kosovo.... Kosovo?!

    SMH

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

      He missed a pen too to a goalkeeper who got dropped by nottingham forest

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

        His 7th miss from 40 pens - wouldn’t want to miss too many more

    2. Dora & Diego
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Kosovo are not San Marino

      1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        No but they are Kosovo.

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

        Totally agree - they are Kosovo

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

      Kosovo before tonight in last two years:

      Pld 15
      Won 10
      Drawn 5

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

        Against whom

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

          I’ll help you out

          Such footballing goliaths as Azerbaijan, Malta, Faroe Islands, Madagascar, Burkino Fasa, Albania feature on their list of scalps

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

            Latvia too

          2. Riverside Red
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            9 days, 3 hours ago

            But they made our defense look like Scotland

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

              Probably even more worrying tbf

              80m for Harry Maguire May be looked back on as the Lehman’s collapse moment for football

          3. Bob Vrabkab
            • 7 Years
            9 days, 3 hours ago

            Don't forget Vatican city, Christmas island and the South Pole

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

              Vatican City are notoriously tight at the back

        2. SADIO SANÉ
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 3 hours ago

          Did you watch the game tonight? Also, what's your ID?

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

            Why would I watch that tripe? And why do you want my ID, that’s the second night in a row you’ve asked?

            1. SADIO SANÉ
              • 4 Years
              9 days, 3 hours ago

              I would like to see your team, obviously

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

                You don’t need my ID to see my team, you just need to ask nicely 🙂

                1. SADIO SANÉ
                  • 4 Years
                  9 days, 3 hours ago

                  Ok don't worry

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

                    I’m not 🙂

                    1. SADIO SANÉ
                      • 4 Years
                      9 days, 3 hours ago

                      Thought so

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

                        So let’s not go for a third night in a row, eh?

                        People will start to honk you might be developing an obsession 😉

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

                        *THINK

                        God.damn.predictive.text.

                      3. Longlatini
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        9 days, 3 hours ago

                        Brilliant!

            2. PlumaPiedra
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              9 days, 3 hours ago

              Ah the good old "It's cool to hate England" rhetoric.

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

                I try not watch international football in general, the quality is seriously lacking - it should be relegated to the summer or ideally totally skimmed down && taken out of the domestic calendar altogether - utter tripe imo

        3. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          9 days, 3 hours ago

          Yep. Against utter crap.

        4. Dora & Diego
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 3 hours ago

          Harry Kane scored as many on his own as the 2018 World Cup finalists scored v Kosovo in total, at home in 90mins in 2017 World Cup qualifiers.

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

            But he scored 1 against them tonight? In 90 mins? At home?

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

              My point exactly : Croatia 1 Kosovo 0 in 2017.

              The entire Croatia team 1
              Harry Kane 1

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

                So your point is that’s a pretty terrible return from Kane?

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

                  No. Your point is horrendous. Lacking thought, intelligence and clearly have a chip on your shoulder about Harry Kane. Feel for you. You should let it go. It ain’t worth it.

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

                    It’s horrendous that Harry Kane has just scored one goal at home to Kosovo in 90 mins?

                    In what world is that anything other than a dissapointing return?

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

                      Seriously let it go.

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

                        Pot, kettle & black springs to mind here 😉

                        Did you know FIFA’s world rankings were last updated in July 2019 and Kosovo are currently ranked at 120, between Tajokstan and Namibia?

                        We should be bowing in awe at the superlative cutting edge that is Harry Kane for managing to puncture such a renowned footballing superpower! 😉

                  2. Eat my goal!
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    9 days, 3 hours ago

                    Bluefin tuna

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

                      DescriptionThe Atlantic bluefin tuna is a species of tuna in the family Scombridae. It is variously known as the northern bluefin tuna, giant bluefin tuna [for individuals exceeding 150 kg ], and formerly as the tunny. Atlantic bluefins are native to both the western and eastern Atlantic Ocean, as well as the Mediterranean Sea.

                      1. Eat my goal!
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        9 days, 3 hours ago

                        Yep big old fish

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

                        There’s always a few biggies about 😉

          2. Tinkermania
            9 days, 3 hours ago

            There was no world cup in 2017. You mean 2018 WC qualifiers played in 2017 calendar year?

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

              No. I just added the letter S at the end of qualifier by error. Bad fingers!

    4. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      I can remember in the middle of last season you writing the longest post about how amazing Harry Kane is as an FPL asset and threat basically he was u droppable and along the lines of you saying he was the best player in the game?

      Then at the beginning of this season, even before the season started, he’s now useless?

      1. Fugazi➰
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        Plus the long winded rant about how over rated Salah was before praising him two weeks later. Can’t keep up with his contradictions..

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

          Now, now, let’s not start making unfounded accusations children - you know the rule - link or GTFO 😉

          1. Fugazi➰
            • 1 Year
            9 days, 3 hours ago

            Seriously got better things to read than looking for a lame comment about a class player through pages and pages of your drivel comments.

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

              So you’ve basically just taken the time to come into a thread and make a baseless claim about a poster, unrelated to the topic - good man, superb contribution & a thumbs up from me 🙂

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

        You’ve a better memory than me, any chance of a link? And at no point in this thread has the phrase “Harry Kane is useless” been used - until you typed it just now

        1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          9 days, 3 hours ago

          Honestly, don’t pretend like you can’t remember it. He went on a run of maybe 10 games of getting a return every week, even if it was an assist or whatever. You then wrote a bible of a post about how incredible and essential he was etc etc.

          5 months later in pre season you are writing posts about how he’s basically never coming anyway near your team etc.

          Can’t keep up with you! Tried to find the link, but I can’t see more than 30 days of your posts.

          It’s in there though and we both know you can remember posting it 😉

          1. Fugazi➰
            • 1 Year
            9 days, 3 hours ago

            Must of been mind numbing..30 pages!

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              9 days, 2 hours ago

              Yet another Stellar contribution - keep ‘em coming, nice to see those better things you’re doing with the time 😉

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

            I vaguely remember doing a post about how Kane & Auba’s captaincy rotation fixtures looked superb from around GW19 ish last year (and they were, which is why I did it) but the returns didn’t follow and Kane got injured and the rest is history... maybe that’s what you’re referring to?

            In preseason I also remember doing a topic about suggestions to improve DPL - one of which was to help (elite) strikers out on the points system due to the obvious gap that had emerged between them and heir (elite) midfield counterparts - using Kane as an example where he had several 30+ attacking return seasons yet rarely seriously troubled the 200 point barrier

            Either way, I don’t see how that (or any others) contradicts the fact that Harry Kane has just scored 1 goal, in 90 minutes, at home to Kosovo - help a brother out & enlighten me with your wisdom there 😉

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

              So you highly rate Kane and are upset he only scored one?

              1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                9 days, 2 hours ago

                I think you have to respect Kane’s premier league goal scoring record - it’s undeniably impressive

                I also think you have to acknowledge that’s a pretty terrible return he’s just gone and put up

                Which in a weird way brings us back full circle to the OP - Am I mistaken, or has Kane just scored 1 goal, in 90 minutes, at home, to Kosovo.... Kosovo?!

                SMH 😉

            2. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              9 days, 2 hours ago

              No the post was just purely about how amazing a FPL player Kane was and to you and your team personally, similar to the Alonso post you did about how essential he was.

              But I’m not disagreeing with you about Kane, yea he could be doing better! Definitely against Kosovo..... I was just surprised to see your posts of late about him as I thought he was your hero 😉

              1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                9 days, 2 hours ago

                You know more about my post history than me! Bravo 🙂

                I’m touched you follow me so closely, but I genuinely can’t remember the post you’re referring to unless it was the Kane/Auba rotation... anyone would think you’ve nearly just made it up 😉

                Definitely a terrible return v Kosovo, kind of what prompted the OP in the first place - he’d want to get his act together for the weekend!

                1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  9 days, 2 hours ago

                  Those two posts were just pretty hard to forget as they were nearly as long as the the actual article itself 😆

                  “You’ve nearly made it up” . you are very good at deflecting 😆

                  Yea I’ve sold him this week. Done Kane to Bobby as finding him too frustrating to own, especially when you watch him.

                  1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    9 days, 2 hours ago

                    It’s probably a good time to remind that the burden of proof is on the claimant 🙂

                    You’ve made a claim, yet have no proof thus your claim is baseless currently... the fact that I also haven’t a clue which post you’re referring to (other than the examples I volunteered) also tips the balance a little more over to the “bollocks” end of the scale

                    A figment of an over active imagination perhaps? Order in the court 😉

                    1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      9 days, 2 hours ago

                      Is there any way of accessing posts longer than 30 days old?

                      Surprised your denying your previous opinions and conveniently forgetting past posts..... Genuinely remember the post clear as day. It was whilst he was on his run of 10 consecutive returns and you were absolutely loving it.

                      You know you remember it 😉

                      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        9 days, 2 hours ago

                        Another baseless claim - you definitely aren’t progressing the learning curve 😉

                        Maybe if you can find th evidence of these baseless claims we can examine it and find out exactly which posts you’re referring to?

                        I’d be quite interested to see actually - after all, it was only a few minutes ago you somehow saw the phrase “Harry Kane is useless” in this thread, despite no one having typed it - the mind can play tricks, eh 😉

                      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        9 days, 2 hours ago

                        But you’ve made a claim that there was “the longest post about how amazing Harry Kane is as an FPL asset and threat basically he was u droppable and along the lines of you saying he was the best player in the game?”

                        I’m still not seeing this 😉

                      3. Bennerman
                        • 1 Year
                        9 days, 2 hours ago

                        Proof of one of the Great Bellends of Our Time grows.

                        Jeez, he really must be frowning over his thesaurus trying to compose a clever-clevet repudiation

                      4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        9 days, 2 hours ago

                        You can link directly to posts by clicking the little “chain” icon at the bottom btw - might make it easier for you 😉

                      5. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        9 days, 2 hours ago

                        https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2019/01/01/spurs-big-hitters-all-make-starting-line-up-at-cardiff/?hc_page=24&hc_sort_by=comment_date#hc_comment_19631637

                        Page 24 - Kane will be highest point scorer in the game over Salah by gw26. Getting closer to finding your post.

                        Your starting to feel a bit silly now aren’t you 😆

                      6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        9 days, 2 hours ago

                        I hope you’re not missing out on your beauty sleep over this bennerman, heaven forbid 😉

                      7. Fugazi➰
                        • 1 Year
                        9 days, 2 hours ago

                        Top reply

                      8. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        9 days, 2 hours ago

                        Link directly to a post you have a problem with & let’s have a read & see shall we? 😉

                      9. Bennerman
                        • 1 Year
                        9 days, 2 hours ago

                        I am staying up until midnight because I am a big boy now

                      10. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        9 days, 2 hours ago

                        It’s always before midnight somewhere in the world so you’re in luck 😉

                      11. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        9 days, 1 hour ago

                        Are we any closer to finding “the longest post about how amazing Harry Kane is as an FPL asset and threat basically he was u droppable and along the lines of you saying he was the best player in the game?”??

                      12. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        9 days, 1 hour ago

                        Just sent you three links to three posts banging on about the subject. Your post is in there in some article around that time.

                      13. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        9 days, 1 hour ago

                        So which post do you define as “the longest post about how amazing Harry Kane is as an FPL asset and threat basically he was u droppable and along the lines of you saying he was the best player in the game?”

                        That’s the post I can’t remember... and the one you’ve made the (currently) baseless claim against 😉

                      14. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        9 days, 1 hour ago

                        Or are you (shock, horror) saying you “can’t find” this fabled post 😉

                      15. Fugazi➰
                        • 1 Year
                        9 days, 1 hour ago

                        This guy..geez

                      16. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        9 days, 1 hour ago

                        Ah bless, he does his best to contribute 🙂

                      17. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        9 days, 1 hour ago

                        Embarrassing that you deny previous opinions in the way that you are.

                        You remember it 100% as there’s no way the links I’ve just sent you aren’t jogging your memory.

                        I’d have to search through random articles in 2018 - never going to happen.

                      18. Bennerman
                        • 1 Year
                        9 days, 1 hour ago

                        One of the true greats.
                        Mealy-mouthed bellends, that is.

                      19. Fugazi➰
                        • 1 Year
                        9 days, 1 hour ago

                        A well hated bellend on here I might add..

                      20. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        9 days, 1 hour ago

                        So we’re back to where we were an hour ago then? I.e. Where you’ve made a baseless claim?

                        If so, this is very dissapointing, I was looking forward to reading “the longest post about how amazing Harry Kane is as an FPL asset and threat basically he was u droppable and along the lines of you saying he was the best player in the game?”

                        Maybe it’s all just a ploy though & you’re going to suddenly surprise us with a link that shows you haven’t made it up?

                        I do hope so, I love surprises 😉

                      21. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        9 days, 1 hour ago

                        You two should pair up, you could explore your mutual fixation on “bellends” together 😉

                      22. Bennerman
                        • 1 Year
                        9 days, 1 hour ago

                        No need for inverted commas

                      23. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        9 days, 1 hour ago

                        Sounds like you’ve got experience there 😉

                      24. Bennerman
                        • 1 Year
                        9 days, 1 hour ago

                        Classy homophobic insinuations

                      25. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        9 days, 1 hour ago

                        Classy comparison of fellow posters to male genetalia 😉

                      26. Bennerman
                        • 1 Year
                        9 days, 1 hour ago

                        Cock

                      27. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        9 days, 1 hour ago

                        This is actually another very classy comment - hot topic perhaps? Embodies all that is good about FFS - true role model of the site values, along with he honourable master bennerman 😉

                      28. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        9 days, 1 hour ago

                        Just when you thought it couldn’t get any classier 😉

                      29. Bennerman
                        • 1 Year
                        9 days, 1 hour ago

                        Knob

                      30. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        9 days, 1 hour ago

                        Ah now that’s just showing off - that type of vocabulary doesn’t grow on trees 😉

                      31. Bennerman
                        • 1 Year
                        9 days, 1 hour ago

                        Tool

                      32. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        9 days, 1 hour ago

                        You clearly have put a lot of thought into this subject - are these some of your favourite words?

                      33. Bennerman
                        • 1 Year
                        9 days, 1 hour ago

                        As much fun as it has been having a battle of wits with an unarmed man, I am actually going to sleep now.

                      34. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        9 days, 1 hour ago

                        If this is what you define a battle of wits I’d hate to see you on prime time young master bennerman 😉

                        Although you probably could give Paxman a rather stirring oratory on your vocabularies excellence in regards to the male genetalia 😉

                    2. Bennerman
                      • 1 Year
                      9 days, 2 hours ago

                      You're such a bellend.

                      God that felt good to say.

                      I'll leave you to compose a verbose and pseudo-smart reply you windbag, I'm going to bed.

                      1. Fugazi➰
                        • 1 Year
                        9 days, 2 hours ago

                        Lol

                      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        9 days, 2 hours ago

                        Nighty night, sleep tight 😉

        2. Dora & Diego
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 3 hours ago

          Rumours flying around that you own Kane. Is it true?

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

            Yeah I do own the big carthorse, he’s on the thinnest of thin ice - how dare he warm up for palace home with one goal, at home, to Kosovo, in a full 90 minutes!

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

              It was actually 98mins in you include first half and second half injury time. I thought he took his goal well. Keep 5-9 then switch to Jamie Vardy. Join me.

              1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                9 days, 2 hours ago

                Yeah Vardy looks a superb pick - his goal involvement since Puel was sacked is nearly 60% (!) iirc without checking the members area - I spotted that Leicester fixture shift around GW9 also & targeting getting him in around then

              2. Artemis Titans
                • 4 Years
                9 days, 2 hours ago

                You're already missing the Vardy party. Why wait. Think of that extra £££.

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

                  I predict Kane will outscore Vardy over next five and that Vardy will outscore Kane in five after that.

                  Points over prices

                  1. Artemis Titans
                    • 4 Years
                    9 days, 2 hours ago

                    I got Son as Spurs cover. Keeping Vardy...... i Could do a straight swap to Kane, but i think Id regret it.

                  2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    9 days, 2 hours ago

                    I hope this transpires - with Eriksen back, and those fixtures, Kane really can’t ask for a better platform for the next 5 fixtures

                    1. Artemis Titans
                      • 4 Years
                      9 days, 2 hours ago

                      I think there will be plenty of Spurs points flying about. Maybe there is room for both Son & Kane? B@$£$#ds.

                      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        9 days, 2 hours ago

                        The single most important thing will be Lamela - if he isn’t playing, I’d have infinitely more confidence in their ability to get attacking returns

                        He is FPL poison when he plays

  2. tafrère
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    No scoutcast ?

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      On earlier

      1. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        Ok, should be available soon then. 🙂

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          9 days, 3 hours ago

          It's on the Youtube channel.

  3. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Me say Jesus and stones all training ahead of the weekend. One of Sterling/Aguero owners are going to be very upset

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

      Mendy *

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

      I’d say owners will actually feel they dodged a bullet tbf

      It’ll be the captainers who end up very unhappy

      Wouldn’t be suprised to see Sterling rested - it’s coming “due”

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

      nuts. Hope pep does something he's never done before and gives a decent hint in his presser.. impossible to decide captain now

    4. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Are footballers unable to play two games in a week suddenly; Why all the fear?

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        It’s 4 games in a short 2 weeks:

        Friday
        Tuesday
        Saturday
        Tuesday

        1. PlumaPiedra
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 3 hours ago

          These guys play football for a job and are some of the fittest people on the planet. I don't know why everyone is always so hung up on this nonsense.

          1. PrettyDick
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            9 days, 2 hours ago

            yeah, but in a season they could have up to 50 games. It doesn't matter how fit you are, if you're playing that much at the highest level you won't be at your best and increase your risk of getting injured.

            But that doesn't really matter, what is interesting is how their coaches have treated this before and in earlier seasons Pep has rotated a lot (rested Sterling after IB more than once last season), so if you disagree tell Pep.

            (I obviously hope he listens to you)

            1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              9 days, 2 hours ago

              Sterling rested once only: https://twitter.com/BenDinnery/status/1171339302976053248?s=20

              And Sane was fit then

  4. Giggs Boson.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Kane is the first England player to miss a penalty in a competitive game since David Beckham at Euro 2004 😯

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      First ‘England Men’s team’ player you mean

      1. Giggs Boson.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        I dunno, I clearly stole that stat.

        1. TheDragon
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 3 hours ago

          England women missed a ridiculous number of penalties at the World Cup

      2. MeatPieSausageRoll
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        Same thing tbh

  5. Sloths
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    What happened to tonight's scoutcast?

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Finished 30 minutes ago

    2. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      It finished

    3. Sloths
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Damn. Anyone know when the replay comes up?

      1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        Go on to their Youtube channel.

  6. Kung Fu Football
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Which one to bench of these? Thanks.

    A - Abraham (away v Wolves)
    B - Mount (away v Wolves)
    C - Azpilicueta (away v Wolves)
    D - Pieters (away v Brighton)

    1. Dannyb
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      C or D, probably D

    2. PrettyDick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      D

    3. acidicleo
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      C

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

    Bottomed -
    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?

    1. Boxwoods
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Like it.

    2. Bob Vrabkab
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Nice, just needs the prolific Tammy Abraham (4 in last 2) as opposed to Pukki (1 in last 2)

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

        maybe i am in the minority - but I'm not convinced Tammy is a better option over Pukki or Haller over the longer term, could of course be completely wrong!

      2. Dora & Diego
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        Tammy hasn’t scored against a proper established Premier League team yet

  8. Carcetti
    • 7 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Maitland Niles or Coleman?

    1. acesingh
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Coleman

  9. Bohemian Rhapsody
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Lowton vs. Lund ?

    1. acesingh
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Lund anyday

  10. acesingh
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Is Zinchenko to Otamendi a no brainier now that Mendy is back in training?

    1. acesingh
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      On a wildcard that is

    2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Yes.

  11. The 12th Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Defence for GW 5.
    VVD,Digne,Lundstrum ( Elmo,Hanley)

    I have 1 FT and 1.3m itb.
    A) Play as above this week and roll the FT
    B) Elmo > Otamendi and Bench Lundstrum
    C) VVD > TAA and play Lundstrum

    1. acesingh
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      B long term, C for this week

      1. ZICO SENNA
        • 8 Years
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        Otamendi is long term?

        1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          9 days, 2 hours ago

          Yes

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      C

      Get him quick. Lund isn’t great going forward but Digne and TAA can cover him for a week or two.

      1. The 12th Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 days, 18 hours ago

        Thanks, sorry for no reply last night , I was called a way.

  12. The Wizard of Ozil
    • 9 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    A) Lacazette & Digne

    or

    B) Kane/Auba & Mings

    1. SafetyDance
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Auba and Mings

    2. acidicleo
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      Digne and someone else..

  13. Raging wildcard
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Mane + Haller or Son + Firmino?

    1. acesingh
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Mane+Haller

    2. SafetyDance
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Was thinking Son and Firmino look amazing.

    3. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      from these, i'd go Son and Firm.

    4. acidicleo
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      MH easily..

  14. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Captaincy this weekend will be a controversial one, i can sense it

    1. SafetyDance
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Yep, agreed

  15. The Pep Revolution
    • 8 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Would you wildcard this team:

    Pope Heaton
    Digne KWP Montoya Lundstram Rico
    Salah Sterling KDB Perez Dendoncker
    Aubameyang Pukki Greenwood

  16. Colby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Completely bamboozled by who to pick between Pepe and Aubameyang. What do you guys think?

    1. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Auba all day between the two, didn't even have to think about it

      1. Colby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        Cheers Zico - just worried that Auba isn't as productive coming off the flank if Laca starts though. Don't want to spend 11m on a wide-playing forward when there are cheaper forwards playing as out and out strikers. Really like the look of Pepe - great pice of business by Arsenal

        1. ZICO SENNA
          • 8 Years
          9 days, 3 hours ago

          very welcome.I understand your points, and i've always wanted to own Auba, annoys me that i haven't ever since he's came to the prem, he's scary 🙂 He seems to do well no matter what, even if pushed out wide. I've not seen much of Pepe play, but if he passes the eye test he could be worth considering but only if budget is a concern.
          I've myself gone for the budget forwards and flooded the midfield which i tend to do each season.

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      I’m waiting to see how pens fall and whether Pepe is a second Zaha - his history suggests yes. That’s a lot of goals at stake.

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

        You reckon Pepe is going to disappoint?

        I can’t quite tell from the eye test yet, but thought he has looked to have a bit of potential - quite dangerous and has one hell of a shot in addition to the pace and ball carrying ability

        Emery just puts me off Auba, the way he shuffles him around is infuriating

        1. Colby
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          9 days, 3 hours ago

          Yeah the Emery rotation fear factor always looms large with European competition is upon us

  17. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    DSilva surely starts after rest. Cannot see decent replacement for Trossard at his value and double Liverpool defence not looking so good post Newcastle so possible option for me this week is transferring VVD to Lundstram and Trossard to DSilva -4 for team below. Good or not and go with triple City midfield?

    Pope
    TAA Lundstram Diop Digne
    Salah Sterling DSilva De Bruyne
    Pukki Haller

    McGovern Cantwell Greenwood Rico

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      I’d be worried about Silva game time

      Plus a pool cleanie is on the cards

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        I’d play Lund and bank the ft

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Nice move in principle. I suspect Dilva gets both league games and could be brilliant.

      Do you hold for week 6 too?

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 2 hours ago

        Thanks, Yes and possibly move to Mount when Chelsea’s fixtures look better

  18. Kaiser123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Dendocker, Cantwell & Haller vs James, Mount & Greenwood

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

      JMG

      1. Kaiser123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        9 days, 2 hours ago

        Surprised. I was thinking D,C & H more nailed

  19. JJeyy
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Bench one:

    Lundstram, Pukki, Coleman

    1. Kung Fu Football
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Have all 3 of these and currently on benching Pukki tbh.

    2. acidicleo
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      coleman

  20. Kung Fu Football
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Anyone else playing FanTeam game and doing quite well, am currently 551st here so a decent enough start!! This is how my squad will look after next weeks 2 x planned transfers for a -4...not bad hey?

    Henderson / Button
    TAA / VVD / Digne / Pieters / Lundstram
    Salah / KDB / Mount / McGinn / Cantwell
    Aguero / Vardy / Abraham

  21. FeedTheGoatAndHeWillScore
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Anyone know the latest on the Trossard injury? Should I swap him for Willian in my draft league?

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

    Is Ottamendi as nailed as we think?

    There isn’t a realistic chance that Walker or Fernandinho start ahead of him surely?

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      I’d say he’s reasonably nailed

    2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      Same chance as these last season: Walker or Fernandinho ahead of Laporte; Zinch ahead of Mendy; Gundogan ahead of Fernandinho

      This season: Dino has played at CB due to an injury; Zinch has become a starter due to Mendy's fitness issues; Dino has ended up on the bench because Pep has another natural option for DM now

      Emergency OOP options do not tend to create rotation risk in Pep's squad. They are for emergencies

  23. Recklesss
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Sterling with another 90 mins. Why!!!!

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Coz he got 3 assists and a goal

      1. Recklesss
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        Top manager right here. Just play your top 11 against any competition, no reason for a bench.

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 3 hours ago

          They want to win the group, he’s an important player as his involvement showed. Yes Southgate should have made transfers and used other options but at the end of the day sterling rarely gets injured and he was important for the win

    2. Dora & Diego
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Keeps him ticking over

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

      Pep is already spinning that Roulette wheel in the background

      Round and round and round she goes, where she stop, a nobody knows!

      1. Recklesss
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        Better stop on Sterling starting 🙂

      2. Colby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        I loathe Pep's Wheel of misFortune

  24. Artemis Titans
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Hi. Can anyone help me 'pool facelift this defence?

    Pope ( Ryan )
    Digne, Zinc, Lund, ( Kelly, Pieters )
    2.3m itb or 2.8m with Ryan downgrade if necessary.

    Thanks for your thoughts.

    1. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      Depends who you're happy selling. TAA in seems most appealing if possible

      1. Artemis Titans
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 2 hours ago

        Id keep
        Pope, Digne, Zinc
        No ft. But will take a -4 next week. Dont mind. Trent & Button for Ryan & Pieters. Or just Pieters to Vvd or Robbo?

        1. MTPockets
          • 10 Years
          9 days, 2 hours ago

          Think the first option's more appealing (ignoring the hit aspect). TAA form + set and forget GK
          But not as though VVD or Robertson are bad options

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

    Rank the following players, best to own top:

    McGinn
    Cantwell
    Lanzini
    Barnes
    Wood
    Ceballos

    1. acidicleo
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      barnes
      cantwell
      lanzini
      mcginn
      ceballos
      wood

    2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      Cantwell (enables a whole lot)
      Barnes: fixtures + form since January + nailed + no Europe
      McGinn/Lanzini
      Ceballos
      Wood (why is he here? It's like King vs Wilson but with a 0.5 difference rather than 1.5)

  26. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 2 hours ago

    Imagine...

    Ederson
    Cancelo Stones Ota Mendy
    Bilva Fernandinho Dilva Mahrez
    Aguero Jesus

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      Imagine Aguero getting done by one of the Neville’s or Scholes or Butt

    2. Fugazi➰
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      The Scenes on here..plus Foden not Dsilva

    3. Dora & Diego
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      Imagine:

      Ederson
      Cancelo Stones Fernandinho Mendy
      Rodri Gundogan Guardiola
      Mahrez Jesus Foden

    4. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      Prefer the Lennon version

      1. Fugazi➰
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 2 hours ago

        ‘’You May say his a dreamer’’

        1. GreennRed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          9 days, 2 hours ago

          Working Class Hero is hard to beat.

  27. ddfc
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 2 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. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      1

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

      Barnes and Soyuncu.

    3. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      Probably 1, as you have Greenwood + Dendoncker who's been benched once already

  28. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 2 hours ago

    I wonder if pep plays Aguero tomorrow and for how long

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 2 hours ago

        Could be interesting 45 against some slow clumsy players who don’t want to get the run around

        1. MTPockets
          • 10 Years
          9 days, 2 hours ago

          Yeah hoping it's a casual kick about, but they're not really casual kick about types

  29. tsintisin
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 2 hours ago

    Rashford+Martial>Barnes+KDB -4?

  30. snouty375
    9 days, 2 hours ago

    First post on here. Best option, Please help:

    A aguero, martial, Salah

    Or

    B pukki/Haller, Stirling, mane

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 2 hours ago

      B. Haller.