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.




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  1. Robin Van Persie (C)
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 5 hours ago

    On WC and it all comes down to this!

    Aguero or Sterling?

    1. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 5 hours ago

      Sterlingeroo

    2. Rhinos
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 5 hours ago

      kun maverick
      raz dullard

    3. Chelsea91
      7 days, 5 hours ago

      Sterling long term and Ageuro short team, i still on sterling

  2. Rhinos
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 5 hours ago

    Adrian
    TAA Robbo Kolasinac Lundstram
    KDB Mahrez Pepe Grob
    Kun(c) Wilson

    Woodman Ayew Cantwell Soyuncu

    I'll come back to raz sooner or later but kun the best rank riser right now

    1. bbaggins79
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 5 hours ago

      mahrez over sterling.... thats a big gamble for this early in the season. i cant see how it would pay off

      1. Rhinos
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 5 hours ago

        by mahrez getting more points

        1. bbaggins79
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          7 days, 5 hours ago

          what makes you think that will happen? he doesnt even start

          1. Rhinos
            • 6 Years
            7 days, 5 hours ago

            bilva starts shaktar and he's played two quallies. Mahrez starts imo, has started 2 gw's already

            1. bbaggins79
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              7 days, 5 hours ago

              i still dont see the upside, you miss out on sterlings points that everyone else has, and half will have captained, for a player who maybe will start and is more likely to points share. why not get mane instead?

              kola - no CS, no attacking returns, arsenal 4th worst in the league for shots conceded. hes 0.8 owned for a reason

              1. Rhinos
                • 6 Years
                7 days, 5 hours ago

                what if raz dont start? Kola stats meaningless he's played one game and that was spuds

              2. Rhinos
                • 6 Years
                7 days, 5 hours ago

                plus you're missing the point, im not saying mahrez better than raz, im saying kun better than raz short term

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

          Tierney back in full training. Haller
          Will get more points than wilson imo. Mahrez not nailed
          and everyone around that price range comfortably outscore him

    2. bbaggins79
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 5 hours ago

      and double pool def over salah or mane?

      1. Rhinos
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 5 hours ago

        yep thats an easy one. Of course liv attack will haul but ive triple city and pepe

    3. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 5 hours ago

      Differnt to the boring template teams on here so I like that for sure...but perhaps you have a punt or two too many there mate.

      1. Rhinos
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 5 hours ago

        mahrez grob short term, pepe to son if fails. Fine by me

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 5 hours ago

          If youre feeling it def wouldnt put you off...I have Pepe over Salah/Mane too so GL

    4. Chelsea91
      7 days, 5 hours ago

      Bring in salah or mane and try to fit barnes

      1. Rhinos
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 5 hours ago

        id rather delete my account

    5. Ross From Friends
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 5 hours ago

      Seems like you are getting defensive at every single comment so not sure why you're even posting this? 😆

      1. Rhinos
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 5 hours ago

        to share it. Cant sleep. Not asked for advice

    6. Delhidynamo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Love it! Kola might need fixing though with Tierney getting better, Holding might be worth a punt

    7. Dr. Agabuse
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 2 hours ago

      Like it

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

      Love this team.. Can see Mahrez starting the next game for sure.. may not start vs Watford though

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

      Is this a WC team

  3. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 5 hours ago

    Havent seen it mentioned on here but the TC has to be tempting some of us this weekend with Norwich's injury woes?

    1. Rhinos
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 5 hours ago

      not even slightly. Be early subs and Salah likely to have a juicy dgw for the first time i can remember

    2. waldo666
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 5 hours ago

      Not even tempting me for captaincy tbh, locked in on Salah.

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 5 hours ago

        fair enough but feel Kun could score more goals than LIV combined this GW!

    3. bbaggins79
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 5 hours ago

      i cant decide between sterling or salah, im not banking the TC on that

      1. Chelsea91
        7 days, 5 hours ago

        Sterling mate

    4. F4L
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      for sure could be worth a punt. I feel like the most popular TC options in recent years haven't worked out. People always say wait for the doubles, but its by no means a guarantee.

      1. Rhinos
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        dgws been a let down coz mainly coz city rotate. A Salah dgw is a different proposition

        1. F4L
          • 4 Years
          7 days, 4 hours ago

          that's depending on Liverpool to get a DGW this year 😉

          1. Rhinos
            • 6 Years
            7 days, 4 hours ago

            guranteed one

            1. F4L
              • 4 Years
              7 days, 4 hours ago

              oh yeah my bad 😆 Hopefully its scheduled for after Christmas, don't even own Salah right now

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

      This is the week to get Kun and TC him

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

        Kun TC saved 🙂

  4. Robin Van Persie (C)
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 5 hours ago

    How does this WC look?

    Adrian Button
    TAA Otamendi Lowton Lundstram Rico
    Salah KDB Pepe Cantwell Guendouzi
    Aguero Abraham Barnes

    1. Rhinos
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 5 hours ago

      like it although you're screwed if lund gets dropped

      1. Robin Van Persie (C)
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 5 hours ago

        343 with Cantwell

    2. F4L
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      v. nice. If Martial if passed fit, I do think Vardy + Martial would be a better combo than Pepe + Abraham, but that's up for debate.

      1. Laserface
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 days, 2 hours ago

        This

  5. Nightf0x
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 5 hours ago

    Pick one?

    A) cebalos
    B) james
    C) iwobi
    D) mcginn
    E) H.wilson
    F) mcneil

    1. waldo666
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 5 hours ago

      B

    2. Zygaenid
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 5 hours ago

      I like c and d

    3. Chelsea91
      7 days, 5 hours ago

      F for me , will play more in the box

    4. F4L
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      C

    5. Victor6359
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      B

  6. Dutchy
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 5 hours ago

    Pulisic, thoughts? I reckon he is a nice differential.

    1. Rhinos
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 5 hours ago

      cant see how he's worth million more than mount plus bad short term fixtures

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

      Expensive differential

    3. Chelsea91
      7 days, 5 hours ago

      No , mount

    4. F4L
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 5 hours ago

      in competition with Pedro/Willian/CHO with CL kicking in. Not for me

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

      Too early in PL, maybe in UCL.

  7. Chelsea91
    7 days, 5 hours ago

    Pope
    Lund,matip,zink,kelly
    Salah,sterling,Mane,kdb
    Barnes,pukki

    Any player worth transfer for free?

    1. F4L
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      no save FT

    2. Joggers Nipple
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Kelly

      1. Chelsea91
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        Kelly to?

    3. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      the defence....

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

      how much itb ?

      1. Chelsea91
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        0.1 mate

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

          You better be praying for not cleanies every week.

  8. Sturridge Wars
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Which 2 ?

    A) Son & Pieters
    B) David Silva & Digne

    1. F4L
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      B

    2. Rocky.007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      B

  9. grunny27
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    WC Team, advice appreciated! Not in love with it at all.

    0.4 ITB.

    Pope
    TAA, Digne, Walker, Soyuncu
    Salah, Sterling, KDB, Cantwell
    Haller, Abraham

    Button, Lundstram, Douglas Luiz, Greenwood

    1. Rocky.007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Walker to Ota will give you 1.0 itb.
      Use it to upgrade Douglas to McGinn maybe

    2. Joggers Nipple
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Walker to 4.5
      Greenwood to Pukki

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

      Yeah Walker not require. Otamendi the way to go and spend the cash.
      Very nice btw.

  10. Sturridge Wars
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Guendozi or Hayden 4.5 bench fodder?

    1. Rhinos
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      both equally poor. Arsenal score more goals but also have a bigger squad and Emery loves to use it

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

      Hayden.

  11. Victor6359
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Which do you prefer?

    A: TAA, KDB, Haller, Tammy
    B: Otamendi, Salah, Pukki, Barnes

    Cheers

    1. BlzE_94
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      A

    2. Joggers Nipple
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      b

    3. F4L
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      B

      1. Victor6359
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        Cheers fellas

    4. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      A.

    5. Wakanda
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      A

  12. Inazuma X1
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Thoughts on David Silva?

    1. Joggers Nipple
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      hes ok, prob not for me this season

    2. Rhinos
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      think he'll start Shakhtar so thst means he's unlikely to start both gw5 and 6. If city only had one game a week I'd be all over him

  13. kidzac
    • 7 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    What defines a captained player success or failure? For eg is salah captain week 1 a failure if you had sterling?

    1. F4L
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      anything >7 is a success in my book. You pick one captain, and whatever anyone else got in your team is irrelevant with regards to the captaincy for that week

      1. kidzac
        • 7 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        Cool! Something I can get behind of. Takes away all the unnecessary worries of who to pick out of kun sterling kdb salah etc etc knowing all would probably get 7 or more points this week.

    2. Recklesss
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 3 hours ago

      6-7> is a win.

      I want my captain to be in the top 2-3 scorers in my team and it doesn't hurt for other major captains to fail 😉

  14. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Gtg here? 1 FT and 0.0 ITB
    Any suggested changes?

    Heaton

    VVD Digne Lundstram

    Sterling(C) KDB Mane(VC) Son McGinn

    Haller Pukki

    McGovern Greenwood Soyuncu Kelly

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

      Looking good.

  15. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Price Changes - 11th September 2019

    🔻  Daniels (4.4), Hudson-Odoi (5.9), Gazzaniga (4.4)

    1. waldo666
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Unbelievable! Cheers, TM.

      1. rainy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 4 hours ago

        #martialgate 😉

        1. waldo666
          • 9 Years
          7 days, 3 hours ago

          Absolutely!

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

          Seriously. Is there an official way to query FPL on Martial?

          1. Irbox ⚽
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            7 days, 2 hours ago

            Why does it matter?

            1. Saint Tim
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              7 days, 1 hour ago

              Because I’ve potentially wasted a transfer getting rid of him to avoid a price drop and I’d like to understand the situation better so I don’t make the same mistake again! Sure I’m not the only one in this boat

              1. bench boost for every gamew…
                • 2 Years
                7 days, 16 mins ago

                I don´t understand the algo here, but several factors that skews things a bit; wildcards and the fact that they set his price too low could have some impact. And flag means it takes more transfers as pr the rule.

                Making transfers to avoid price drops is on your behalf, tbf-), unless there is a well made plan i would not do that early a transfer. Martial will be a conundrum this year, underpriced and playing striker for a supposedly top 6 team but constantly has niggles and pains to come with his nice attributes.

                1. Underdog333
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  6 days, 22 hours ago

                  I reckon you nailed it there, they underpriced him so won’t move, just biased is what upsets almost 461k moves out and no change that’s just bullish!t

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

      Thanks TM.
      Wow the days of several double or even triples rises during the IB are well and truly dead.

    3. Wakanda
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Thanks TM

    4. sportyfire.id
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 days, 4 hours ago

      Cheers TM

    5. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 3 hours ago

      looks like James & Tammy will be double risers when the non Wild Carders wake up from the two week IB

    6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 36 mins ago

      Cheers Rainy!

  16. Wakanda
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Captain choice
    a)Mane
    b)KDB

    liverpool against newcastle which manage to lock down spurs previously
    City away against norwich

    1. Skyrocketing
      7 days, 3 hours ago

      KDB for me but watch out for possible early sub

    2. Salah4Ever
      7 days, 3 hours ago

      Or no show

  17. Skyrocketing
    7 days, 4 hours ago

    Hello everyone

    My team is not super deep but need to know who is better to start from these 3.

    A) Soyuncu
    B) Douglas Luiz
    C) Dendonker

    1. Jayv807
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 3 hours ago

      If you're starting one of the above, your team is not that deep.

      1. Skyrocketing
        7 days, 3 hours ago

        It’s okay I’m like in the top 100k

        1. Skyrocketing
          7 days, 3 hours ago

          I’m currently on Luiz but honestly feel they will all get 2 points

          1. Dr. Agabuse
            • 7 Years
            7 days, 2 hours ago

            Then its a good time for a Transfer

  18. Salah4Ever
    7 days, 3 hours ago

    So i am having sleepless nights from now till the deadline, i have Sterling kdb and zinchenko, i find it impossible to believe that they will all play vs norwich , any updates on Mendy/ Jesus fitness, also who can play instead of sterling. Last year it would have been Sane but this year i can ttell

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 2 hours ago

      mahrez left footed so is an option. zinch could play there with mendy/cancelo at lb. jesus or bilva less likely. sterling will probably just play though

  19. PM
    • 9 Years
    7 days, 3 hours ago

    QUICK POLL:

    1. Barnes, Ceballos, 4.5 def; or

    2. Wesley, Cantwell, Digne

    1. waldo666
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 3 hours ago

      Are they all starters?

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

      prefer 1.

    3. Salah4Ever
      7 days, 3 hours ago

      2
      Wesley should score this week if he is going to ever score, but wouldn't keep him for long in the team

  20. Salah4Ever
    7 days, 3 hours ago

    Pope
    TAA, Zinchenko, Digne, Lundstram
    Salah (C), Sterling (VC), De Bruyne, Mount
    Pukki, Haller

    Subs: Button, Cantwell, Greenwood, Kelly
    1ft , 1.5 ITB
    Too much template , looking for a punt but can't see a good differential easily transferred

    1. Joggers Nipple
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 3 hours ago

      Sound team, prob save but sorting Kelly out soon would be good

      1. Salah4Ever
        7 days, 3 hours ago

        I am just reluctant to spend the 1.5 million now unless doing a major upgrade

        1. Joggers Nipple
          • 10 Years
          7 days, 3 hours ago

          Understand but with Greenwood and Kelly you could end up with 2 'non' players

      2. RIDZ
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 3 hours ago

        why Kelly will out soon?

        1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          7 days, 3 hours ago

          Players returning from injury.

          1. RIDZ
            • 2 Years
            7 days, 3 hours ago

            Sakho?

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 3 hours ago

      near perfect team. punt down the line when you’ve seen more from players that have caught your eye

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 2 hours ago

        i like kelly to matip, for the next 2 weeks, that being said

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 days, 2 hours ago

          kelly to matip, or kola for the...*

    3. Werkself - L5,D7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 2 hours ago

      With the exception of Button, that's my team. But I'm

    4. Bojos Brexit Boys
      6 days, 22 hours ago

      Template team. Stick with it for 2 weeks

  21. Yoshioka
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 3 hours ago

    KWP > TAA
    Martial > Ceballos

    Worth a -4 hit or should I wait out the injuries? My bench is very slim (Rico, Greenwood, Hayden)

    1. RIDZ
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 3 hours ago

      do it as your bench too risky

    2. Yoshioka
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 3 hours ago

      I probably will, I'm just frustrated as KWP has dropped .1 and TAA has risen .1 whilst I've waited for the internationals to finish without injuries. I guess patience will pay off in the end, but this time last season I'd have gambled and made these transfers before a price change.

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

      have there been pressers (no)

  22. RIDZ
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 3 hours ago

    Need help to rate my WC

    Adrian
    Otamendi Digne Pieters
    Salah Sterling KDB Eriksen
    Pukki Abraham Ayew

    Button Lunds Kelly Guendo
    0.2 itb

    Adrian worth the spot to cover Liverpool?
    Should I swap Sterling to Aguero?

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

      Adrian not worth Liv cover imo. TAA is the way to go. Im sticking to Sterling but very worried of not owning Aguero. I would've had him in my team if he was definitely nailed.

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

    How is this for a fancy WC. Few punts in Kolasinac and Lanzini. I'm keep Kola aswell xx

    Pope
    TAA / Otamendi / Kolasinac
    Sterling / Mane / KDB / Lanzini / Ceballos
    Haller / Pukki

    Stek / Lowton / Lund / Ayew

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

      kola is a good choice for 2 weeks. maybe you can switch to emerson after that - lets wait and see.

      ayew is a waste of money. i can accept ceballos as a punt but lanzini has never been a great fpl asset in truth and his underlying numbers so far this year correlate with previous

  24. Kub3
    7 days, 3 hours ago

    Why does Salah have a double gameweek? Or anyone on Liverpool for that matter.

    Is it because of that FIFA world club cup? Isn’t that going to play havoc with the schedule?

      1. Kub3
        7 days, 3 hours ago

        Cheers

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

      you have correctly noticed that football is a complete joke

  25. De Gea is GOAT
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 3 hours ago

    Pretty worried about Sterling and KDB possibly being dropped this weekend now. Anyone else?

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 2 hours ago

      welcome to the “owning manchester city players” club

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

        haha tell me about it mate. Things would be so much easier without the Pep roulette. I have a really strong feeling he might save his best players for future games as they do also need a rest. Norwich can easily get a thrashing with Citys B team lol

    2. Yoshioka
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 2 hours ago

      I'd be very surprised if Mahrez didn't start - though I'm not sure ahead of whom.

      1. De Gea is GOAT
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 1 hour ago

        Ditto. Bilva also played a lot so could be for him.

  26. ddfc
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 2 hours ago

    So now who is everyone captaining after the international minutes?

    1. Sterling
    2. KDB
    3. Mo

    [out of these players]

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

      How many mins did Sterling get vs Kosovo?

      1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        7 days, 2 hours ago

        All of them.

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

      3. Possibly TC.

    3. Brayden29
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 2 hours ago

      3

    4. Legend of Rosický
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 2 hours ago

      In that case I will just leave the armband in Sterling and have a good VC. Highly unlikely that he will come on from the bench if rested

    5. HakimZyech
      7 days, 2 hours ago

      Sergio Leonel Agüero del Castillo aka Kun

      1. HakimZyech
        7 days, 2 hours ago

        Just saw the "out of these players"... My bad

  27. rohaansunil
    7 days, 2 hours ago

    My current team
    Pickford button
    Digne awb taa kelly Lundstram
    Salah martial tielemans cantwell Dendonker
    Aguero jota Vardy

    Wilcard
    Pope button
    Digne TAA Mings Kelly Lundstram
    Salah KDB Cantwell Dendonker
    Barnes Vardy Aguero
    Or just do jota+awb to mings +barnes/halle and save wc

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

      I would just do Awb to Otamendi

  28. RIDZ
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 2 hours ago

    Who will replace Monreal spot? Thinking on Arsenal def for long term due to strong fixtures until gw17.

    1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      7 days, 2 hours ago

      Kola depending on formation.

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

      Tierney

  29. Brayden29
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 2 hours ago

    Hey guys, have 1 FT and 0.1 cash, should I make no transfers and leave my team as is for the GW ahead?
    Ryan
    Digne, Zinch, Dunk, Lundstram
    Salah (c), Sterling (vc), Mane, KDB
    Pukki, Wesley

    Button- Cantwell, Kelly, Greenwood

    Thank you!

    1. Laserface
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 2 hours ago

      Looks good for next week. Save the FT

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

      Yes. Lovely midfield!

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

      Don’t expect anything from your forwards though

      1. Brayden29
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 2 hours ago

        Im happy with my side except for Wesley and no Pool defence, want to sort that issue out soon and next week plan on going Ryan to Dunk with the 0.1 cash

  30. Laserface
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 2 hours ago

    anyone on WC considering Triple Pool defense and Triple City attack ?

    1. Brayden29
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 2 hours ago

      Surely need one Liverpool attacker and one City defender to balance it out more

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

        Tip. Two top CS teams plus a few defenders with attacking intent. Pool 11 pretty much unchanged but Pep likes to make the odd change in attack and CL upon us.

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 28 mins ago

      Yeah I had been pondering the merits of this a week or so ago - could be interesting but it would need Allison back to be a runner imo

      City without Laporte may need to score more goals to get the same amount of points so Kun Sterling KDB looks good at the minute

      Fixtures are off the hook too