Scout Notes

De Bruyne in top form as Norwich suffer another injury blow

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

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

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

Scotland 0-4 Belgium

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Estonia 0-4 The Netherlands

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wales 1-0 Belarus

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

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

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

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

Wales head coach Ryan Giggs said after full-time:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Northern Ireland 0-2 Germany

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Algeria 1-0 Benin

  • Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m) – 77 minutes

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

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

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

Poland 0-0 Austria

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

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

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

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

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

Hungary 1-2 Slovakia

  • Martin Dubrakva (£5.0m) – 90 minutes

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

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

Azerbaijan 1-1 Croatia

  • Dejan Lovren – 90 minutes

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

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

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

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1,450 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 15 days ago

    Anyone cappin Sterling. Wish you good luck

    1. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Thanks!

    2. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Thanks mate.

    3. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Anyone not capping him may need that too..

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 15 days ago

        Yes, Indeed, everyone needs good luck

      2. arndff_
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        On Salah rn. Both are great options this GW, no?

  2. akhilrajau
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 15 days ago

    Trossard -> David Silva (FT)?

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Oui

      1. akhilrajau
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 15 days ago

        ?

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 15 days ago

          Yes

  3. DS29
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Haller, Barnes or Abraham?

      1. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        Haller.

      2. RIDZ
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        Abraham for fixtures

      3. TaiwanHC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        Barnes

      4. Slitherene
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 15 days ago

        Barnes

      5. arndff_
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        If I wanted Abraham, I'd buy him from GW7 tbf.

        Barnes is ok from this GW.

        Haller fixtures are mixed, don't you think so?

    • That Was Easy!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Needing to bring in TAA or Salah, perhaps both. What are your thoughts?

      Pope
      Walker Digne AWB
      Sterling (C) KDB Son Martial Mount
      Pukki Firmino

      4.0; Montoya, Lundstram, Wickham

      2FTs, 0.0 ITB

      A) Son + Martial > 4.5 + Salah (feels wrong dropping these 2)
      B) AWB + Martial > TAA + Cebellos/Iwobi
      C) Firmino + Son > Salah + Wesley or 6.5

      Thoughts?

      1. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        A.

        1. That Was Easy!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 15 days ago

          Cheers. Leaning towards B right now but A close behind. Figured if I captain Sterling I can make it out alive with Bobby, who’s looked a different animal this year.

          Strangely, I want to bring in Barnes as much as I want to bring in Salah.

          1. Little Frank
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 15 days ago

            Have a feeling Fun Bobby will be rested this weekend, currently playing in Brazil, then needs to fly back to the UK before Saturday's early kick off.

      2. TaiwanHC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        I wouldn’t drop any of the players you mention yet.

      3. Slitherene
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 15 days ago

        B

    • Laserface
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Poll time. How do you think will Pep handle Sterling this GW ?

      A. Start and play 90 mins
      B. Start and play 60-70 mins
      C. Bench and play a 20-30 min cameo
      D. Benched for the whole game

      1. That Was Easy!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        He stays on until the game is over, whether that’s 60 or 90.

        1. WWF
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 15 days ago

          Great answer.

      2. Amey
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 15 days ago

        B

    • smix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Pope
      TAA Digne KWP
      Salah (vc) Sterling (c) KDB Mount Mcginn
      Haller Pukki
      Button Lundstram Montoya Greenwood

      GTG ? Thinking about saving the FT. Any urgent changes ?

      1. FPL-(VAR)dy
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        GTG

    • FPL-(VAR)dy
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Haller or Barnes??(Already have Lanzini)
      Also what to do with Martial

      1. RIDZ
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        Barnes and Martial to Mount

        1. FPL-(VAR)dy
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 15 days ago

          What about Barnes and Martial to KDB (-4)??

          1. pumpkinhead
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 15 days ago

            He would need to have like 2.5 itb to make that happen

            1. pumpkinhead
              • 5 Years
              5 months, 15 days ago

              Post fail - as you were

            2. FPL-(VAR)dy
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 15 days ago

              Tking out Kane

      2. Laserface
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        Is Martial confirmed out ?

        1. TaiwanHC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 15 days ago

          No, don’t know why everybody goes crazy

    • dshv
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Heaton

      Virgil - Robbo - Digne - Walker

      Salah - Martial? - Mount - Sterling

      Pukki - Wilson

      (dendo, lund, green)

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

      1. mrtapio
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        Save! Put Lund first on the bench, then you'll have no problem

    • mrtapio
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Mané, Sterling or Aguero as captain?
      Right now I'm on Mane(c) Aguero(vc)

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 15 days ago

        Aguerooooooooo

      2. Grand Thibauto
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        Aguero C Mane VC

      3. dshv
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        i am on salah but should be city boy ?

        1. Grand Thibauto
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 15 days ago

          If you have Salah go Salah, if you had Aguero/Sterling and Mane, I'd probably go Aguero/Sterling

          1. mrtapio
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 15 days ago

            So you're saying I should go with Mané if I think he'll outscore Salah? Because I think he will

            1. Grand Thibauto
              • 5 Years
              5 months, 15 days ago

              Yes, go with who you think will score the most. For me the captaincy rank this week would go like
              Salah, Aguero/Sterling, Mane. Not much difference anyways though.

              1. mrtapio
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 15 days ago

                Mané it is. Thanks!

    • Amey
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Raz played full 90 minutes yesterday ??
      Concerned over captaining him atm.

      1. WWF
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        Who else have you got?

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 15 days ago

          Mo KDB Taa

      2. lilmessipran
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        Yea I am going with Mo instead

        1. WWF
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 15 days ago

          Agree. Worries over Sterling time and Aguero doesn't score away from home ...

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 15 days ago

            Apart from last away game?

            1. WWF
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 15 days ago

              Stop making sense.

              1. WWF
                • 2 Years
                5 months, 15 days ago

                Then there's the "Salah hates scoring at home against Newcastle" stat I just made up.

            2. Nabs Kebabs
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              5 months, 15 days ago

              lol

          2. Trophé Mourinho
              5 months, 15 days ago

              he does score, just not likely to get more than 1

          3. Amey
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 15 days ago

            Same here atm 😮
            IB couldn't have come at worst time. Norwich vs City will be goalfest. Hopefully We get some points out of it

            1. WWF
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 15 days ago

              Bernard and Bilva to feature lol

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                5 months, 15 days ago

                Ha ha
                Salah at least will start for sure having been rested for IB

      3. Grand Thibauto
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        Martial+Bissaka to James+TAA for -4. Worth it?

        1. WWF
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 15 days ago

          Yes, 100%

        2. Zico Senna
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 15 days ago

          Not keen on James, won’t sustain imo

          1. Grand Thibauto
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 15 days ago

            Would have gone for Trossard if not for that injury. Ceballos/Iwobi are other options

            1. Zico Senna
              • 8 Years
              5 months, 15 days ago

              Ceballos for these fixtures to come for Arsenal would appeal to me much more. Really unfortunate about Trossard, looked the business.

              1. Grand Thibauto
                • 5 Years
                5 months, 15 days ago

                Thanks, let me see what I can do.

              2. Nabs Kebabs
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                5 months, 15 days ago

                I don't really understand the Ceballos love at all. No track record of goals/assists, irregular playing time and doesn't really look like a fantasy player. I expect him to pick up a few assist and a couple of goals but really doesn't have much upside about him. Comparing stats, James blows him away.

                1. pumpkinhead
                  • 5 Years
                  5 months, 15 days ago

                  This.

                2. Grand Thibauto
                  • 5 Years
                  5 months, 15 days ago

                  Most of the appeal comes from the fact that Ceballos will be playing as a CAM in an attacking Arsenal side. Unless he turns out to be a Lingard, he should be decent for 5.7

                3. pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 15 days ago

                  How many goals did James score last year? 4 in the Champo

                  1. Amey
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 15 days ago

                    He's playing for a much better team now though.
                    Perfect for his counter attacking style

                    1. pingissimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      5 months, 15 days ago

                      Swansea under Potter we’re attacking no? They were also fairly successful. United are already sinking into mid table where they’ll likely stick 🙂

                      He may have progressed lots but looking at stats he’s over performing hugely on XG.

                      Curious about him but staying well away for now

                      1. Amey
                        • 1 Year
                        5 months, 15 days ago

                        Good point.
                        I can see him doing well though
                        We'll see 🙂

                        1. pingissimus
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          5 months, 15 days ago

                          Just read up on James at Swansea - loads of chances apparently just a poor finisher!!!

                          Dunno - will wait a bit I think

        3. Nabs Kebabs
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 15 days ago

          I'm probably doing the same moves

          1. Grand Thibauto
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 15 days ago

            Nice. Thoughts on James? I was set for Trossard before his unfortunate injury.

            1. Nabs Kebabs
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              5 months, 15 days ago

              James looks sensational when I've watched him. The only slight concern is that most of his goals are coming from the left flank where he curls it in. He may have to play on the right flank with Martial up top and Rash on the left. Just depends how OGS sets them up. Overall, I think James is still good value and better than the likes of Ceballos and Iwobi who don't look to have as much end product.

              1. Grand Thibauto
                • 5 Years
                5 months, 15 days ago

                True, I hope James is more than right curler.

              2. Winston.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                5 months, 15 days ago

                James has played well, indeed...considering him as well, don’t like the fixtures though...a lot of options in 5.5-6.5 bracket, time will tell who’s the best pick

        4. lilmessipran
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 15 days ago

          Probably but not completely sold on James

          1. Grand Thibauto
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 15 days ago

            Cheers the alternative to James is probably keeping Martial and switching Bissaka to Matip (or just stay put)

        5. dshv
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 15 days ago

          yes mate.

        6. Amey
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 15 days ago

          Like it

      4. Trophé Mourinho
          5 months, 15 days ago

          i think we going to see sterling or kdb rested this week

          1. pumpkinhead
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 15 days ago

            K

          2. The Overthinker - I blame R…
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 15 days ago

            K

        • shadeslayer
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 15 days ago

          On wc
          Heaton/pope
          Taa/digne/ota/lund/pieters
          Mane/kdb/wilson/mount/cant
          Aguero/tammy/barnes

          Need any changes??

          1. Zico Senna
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 15 days ago

            Midfield lacks a smidge but i suppose it’s ok for now, Aguero as good as he is just imbalances things a tad too much.

            1. shadeslayer
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 15 days ago

              Can change Aguero to pukki and then upgrade mid

              1. Zico Senna
                • 8 Years
                5 months, 15 days ago

                I would personally and throw sterling in there and maybe upgrade Mane to salah

        • MikeLowrey
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 15 days ago

          1FT and 0.1 ITB

          Pope
          TAA VVD Digne Soyuncu
          Salah Sterling KDB Martial
          Pukki Wesley

          (Button Lundstrum Cantwell Wickham)

          G2G rolling the FT? Or any potential transfers I should consider

          1. dshv
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 15 days ago

            you are fine. i also have ft and martial and still thinking..

        • Trophé Mourinho
            5 months, 15 days ago

            Draft lol, this guy offering me this trade:
            AWB, Cantwell and Delofeu
            for my three of Pukki, Tarkowski and Fanderson...

            LOL what the actual, and he seems to think this is a good trade for me, I wouldnt even give Pukki for those 3 combined

            1. pumpkinhead
              • 5 Years
              5 months, 15 days ago

              You’ll regret not making that deal Cantwell gonna run train over Pukki

              1. Trophé Mourinho
                  5 months, 15 days ago

                  lol good one

                  1. pumpkinhead
                    • 5 Years
                    5 months, 15 days ago

                    Ask them to throw in Ozil or no deal

                    1. Trophé Mourinho
                        5 months, 15 days ago

                        i tried every which way to make a deal with this guy it wont happen lol. I told him his only players I want is Robertson, Zinchenko and Sterling. I even offered Kun in exchange lol and got no where. Oh well, cant help some people ^^

                  2. Grand Thibauto
                    • 5 Years
                    5 months, 15 days ago

                    Why do you think that? Cantwell will face competition for his position soon as well

                    1. pumpkinhead
                      • 5 Years
                      5 months, 15 days ago

                      It’s a joke fam

                • Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 15 days ago

                  I'd keep your players.
                  Pukki is Pukki, Tarko has immense goal threat & Anderson looks good too

                  1. pumpkinhead
                    • 5 Years
                    5 months, 15 days ago

                    ‘Immense’ might be a tad much, but he’ll get his 3/4 goals for sure. Great run of fixtures as of now. (In no way am I saying that is a good trade)

                    1. Amey
                      • 1 Year
                      5 months, 15 days ago

                      I saw a stat few days ago that Tarko has very high goal threat stats on fpl site
                      goal imminent as Joe says 😉

                      1. pumpkinhead
                        • 5 Years
                        5 months, 15 days ago

                        He’s been on that list for going on 3 years. Still hasn’t come good on the expected goals.

                        1. Amey
                          • 1 Year
                          5 months, 15 days ago

                          Lol
                          Didn't know that.

                  2. Trophé Mourinho
                      5 months, 15 days ago

                      yea no trades happening, I have actually made some decent offers and just been getting rejected left right and centre. No one seems to rate Pukki or Barnes in draft at all, bizarre...
                      As I said people in draft seem to think AWB is equal to Pukki etc, I dont get it. Weird game it is

                      1. Amey
                        • 1 Year
                        5 months, 15 days ago

                        I personally don't find that game interesting at all

                  3. mrtapio
                    • 4 Years
                    5 months, 15 days ago

                    Luke?

                    1. Trophé Mourinho
                        5 months, 15 days ago

                        yep 😀

                        1. mrtapio
                          • 4 Years
                          5 months, 15 days ago

                          Crazy, we're in the same draft league!

                          1. Trophé Mourinho
                              5 months, 15 days ago

                              ha yea hi there 🙂

                    2. morden
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      5 months, 15 days ago

                      With Firmino arriving/playing late from international duty and champions league next Tuesday, what are the chances of Origi starting against Newcastle on saturday?

                      1. CL4PTRAP
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        5 months, 15 days ago

                        0.25%

                    3. RIDZ
                      • 3 Years
                      5 months, 15 days ago

                      On WC, Sterling or Aguero?

                      1. Winston.
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        5 months, 15 days ago

                        Sterling

                      2. Slitherene
                        • 1 Year
                        5 months, 15 days ago

                        Aguero

                      3. Yankee Toffee
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        5 months, 15 days ago

                        Both obv

                    4. Trophé Mourinho
                        5 months, 15 days ago

                        whats everyones team value? (I mean x out all players and what you got)
                        Im bang on 100mil..
                        Been largely ignoring price changes. Vardy, Wilson and Ake have all dropped for me. But Sterling, Pukki, Cantwell and Lunds have balanced it out somehow

                        1. Amey
                          • 1 Year
                          5 months, 15 days ago

                          101.7
                          OR is 1m+ 😀

                          1. Trophé Mourinho
                              5 months, 15 days ago

                              nice, this is the first season where im being tight with transfers and not chasing value. Most seasons I normally have so much money. Going to sting me a bit when I cant do certain moves tho

                              1. Amey
                                • 1 Year
                                5 months, 15 days ago

                                I'm also playing the safe way tbh. Just picked up wrong player's 😀

                          2. CL4PTRAP
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            5 months, 15 days ago

                            Sell value, team value is a different term for what you are describing. 100.8 SV

                            1. Trophé Mourinho
                                5 months, 15 days ago

                                ok ty yea

                            2. mrtapio
                              • 4 Years
                              5 months, 15 days ago

                              SV 100.7
                              TV 102.0

                          3. tvz32
                            • 2 Years
                            5 months, 15 days ago

                            At a lost here on what to do with the team. Already used my WC as well.

                            1 FT and 1.4 mil in the bank.

                            Pope Button
                            Zinc AWB Lundstram Montoya Soyuncu
                            Mane Sterling KDB Mount Cantwell
                            Kane Pukki Wickham

                            Thinking about giving Kane one last chance before shipping him for maybe Haller and upgrading one of my def to TAA.

                            Any other more obvious moves?

                            1. Trophé Mourinho
                                5 months, 15 days ago

                                dont think you really need to do anything this week but your defence does need upgrading a bit.

                                1. tvz32
                                  • 2 Years
                                  5 months, 15 days ago

                                  Thanks. The only way that i could do it is by selling Kane

                            2. GW5 DS stats, Fixture and clean sheet odds
                              G-Whizz
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                              • 2 Years
                              5 months, 15 days ago

                              GW5 DS stats, fixtures and clean sheet odds

                              GW4 saw Manchester City (762DS) ease past Brighton 4-0 at home and Liverpool (456DS) beat Burnley 3-0 away. Chelsea (390DS) could only manage a 2-2 draw with Sheffield United at Stamford Bridge.

                              https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/20745465

                              LIV: 642
                              MCI: 420
                              TOT: 231
                              SHU: 167
                              ARS: 125
                              MUN: 104
                              EVE: 70
                              WHU: 54
                              BHA: 8
                              WOL: 8
                              BUR: -8
                              CHE: -8
                              AVL: -54
                              BOU: -70
                              LEI: -104
                              WAT: -125
                              SOU: -167
                              CRY: -231
                              NOR: -420
                              NEW: -642
                              (Doosra gives a more detailed explanation of these numbers here http://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/16458109)

                              This week only a couple of fixtures make the grade as Liverpool (642DS) top the pile with their fixture at home to Newcastle in the early kick-off, and then next best are Manchester City (420DS) as they face Norwich away.

                              GW5 fixture odds can be found here:
                              http://prntscr.com/p3x5ij
                              (Provided by Betbrain)

                              GW4 clean sheet odds
                              MCI: 62% ✅
                              LIV: 49% ✅
                              CHE: 48% ❌
                              EVE: 36% ❌
                              LEI: 35% ❌
                              MNU: 35% ❌
                              CRY: 33% ✅
                              NEW: 31% ❌
                              WAT: 29% ❌
                              WHU: 27% ✅
                              WOL: 26% ❌
                              AVL: 25% ❌
                              ARS: 23% ❌
                              SOU: 23% ❌
                              TOT: 22% ❌
                              NOR: 17% ❌
                              BOU: 16% ❌
                              SHU: 13% ❌
                              BUR: 11% ❌
                              BHA: 6% ❌

                              GW5 clean sheet odds
                              LIV: 55%
                              TOT: 50%*
                              MCI: 45%
                              MNU: 37%
                              SHU: 36%*
                              BHA: 35%
                              SOU: 32%*
                              CHE: 30%
                              ARS: 28%
                              EVE: 28%
                              WOL: 26%
                              BUR: 25%
                              WHU: 24%
                              AVL: 23%
                              BOU: 23%
                              LEI: 19%
                              WAT: 18%
                              CRY: 12%*
                              NEW: 8%
                              NOR: 7%
                              (Provided by Betbrain)
                              (Provided by Betfair)*

                              Rose 6 places to 13th meanwhile at the top of the Mods and Cons League:

                              1) Legomaniac (Legomané) 264 (+6)
                              2) Skonta Rigga (Neale Rigg) 263 (+2)
                              3) Andy's Allstars (Andy LTFPL) 256 (+6)

                              https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/539/standings/c

                              Nice to be back after the International Break see you all next week, and as per, have a good'un 🙂

                              G

                              1. TorresMagic™
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • Has Moderation Rights
                                • 10 Years
                                5 months, 15 days ago

                                Cheers G-Whizz 🙂

                                1. G-Whizz
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • Has Moderation Rights
                                  • 2 Years
                                  5 months, 15 days ago

                                  My pleasure 🙂

                              2. pingissimus
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                5 months, 15 days ago

                                Really amused to see Watford with better cs odds than Palace. 12% is definitely all wrong for this fixture. It’s been a one goal or feeer game in 8 of last 12 head to heads

                                1. G-Whizz
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • Has Moderation Rights
                                  • 2 Years
                                  5 months, 15 days ago

                                  Eh?

                                  Watford face Arsenal and Palace are playing Spurs...

                                  1. pingissimus
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    5 months, 15 days ago

                                    Spurs have scored 16 goals against Palace in 12 matches. Arsenal were 3rd highest scorers last season and Watford can’t defend at all while Palace very definitely can

                                    1. G-Whizz
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • Has Moderation Rights
                                      • 2 Years
                                      5 months, 15 days ago

                                      Either way, chances are both Watford and Palace will concede 🙂

                                      1. pingissimus
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 1 Year
                                        5 months, 15 days ago

                                        Don’t disagree about chances are - just the measure. 🙂

                                    2. Kopkloppers
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 5 Years
                                      5 months, 15 days ago

                                      Watford new manager?

                                      1. Annie
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 7 Years
                                        5 months, 15 days ago

                                        new old

                                  2. pingissimus
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    5 months, 15 days ago

                                    Oh and thanks

                                    I find these odds fascinating but sometimes baffling. I imagine it’s home away in this case but Palace picked up 5 cs away last season and they do have this tremendous top 6 record too - they all but shut out United after all

                              3. The Overthinker - I blame R…
                                • 3 Years
                                5 months, 15 days ago

                                Cheers G .

                                Good work as always

                                1. G-Whizz
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • Has Moderation Rights
                                  • 2 Years
                                  5 months, 15 days ago

                                  Cheers mate! Good to be back 🙂

                              4. Sleep Talk
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 8 Years
                                5 months, 15 days ago

                                This makes me question my current starting keeper from Pope/Heaton..

                                1. Mingo
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  5 months, 15 days ago

                                  Me too. More chance of a Burnley away CS than Villa at home? Hmm.

                              5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 10 Years
                                5 months, 15 days ago

                                City odds already being slightly reduced with Laporte being out

                                Think Utd may struggle to score v Leicester, they might do their usual create chances but this to take them shortish - odds look a bit debatable

                              6. RedLightning - The Last Ten…
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • Has Moderation Rights
                                • 9 Years
                                5 months, 15 days ago

                                Nice to see the teams listed in numerical order instead of in alphabetical order. 🙂

                                1. G-Whizz
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                                  • 2 Years
                                  5 months, 15 days ago

                                  I like to think I'm able to take on board and at the same time appreciate any feedback 🙂

                              7. wulfranian
                                • 3 Years
                                5 months, 14 days ago

                                cheers

                                1. G-Whizz
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                                  • 2 Years
                                  5 months, 14 days ago

                                  Pleasure 🙂

                              8. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 10 Years
                                5 months, 12 days ago

                                Super!!! Updated sheet with you by Tuesday's close of play. 🙂

                                1. G-Whizz
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                                  • 2 Years
                                  5 months, 12 days ago

                                  Thanks Doos!

                            3. Fantasizer
                              • 2 Years
                              5 months, 15 days ago

                              is masuako nailed?
                              looks a good 4.5 attcking option

                              1. FPL-(VAR)dy
                                • 2 Years
                                5 months, 15 days ago

                                Wheres Cresswell?

                              2. RIDZ
                                • 3 Years
                                5 months, 15 days ago

                                not sure with fixtures, I'm more on Burnley defender for that price

                            4. SH
                              • 5 Years
                              5 months, 15 days ago

                              Does anyone have all of Kane, Moura, KWP in their team?

                              1. Yankee Toffee
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                5 months, 15 days ago

                                No one hopefully

                                1. SH
                                  • 5 Years
                                  5 months, 15 days ago

                                  I do 🙁

                            5. RIDZ
                              • 3 Years
                              5 months, 15 days ago

                              Which one better:
                              a) Ota+Kelly
                              b) Maitland+Dunk

                              Digne, Lunds, Pieters the rest of defs

                              Also:
                              1) Pope (already have Pieters for Burnley cover)
                              2) Adrian

                            6. Crinix
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              5 months, 15 days ago

                              Hello,

                              From: Maddison / Pukki
                              To: Zaha / Woods
                              Cost: :4

                              Maddison next 4 - mun / tot / new / liv
                              Zaha next 4 - Tot / wlv / nor / whu
                              ----- This is a little more straightforward considering Maddison's tough run. Zaha, if to do well, would need to captilize in these games as he will face tough teams afterwards)

                              Pukki next 2 - M.city / BUR
                              Woods next 2 - BHA / NOR
                              ----- With the option to bring back Pukki if the woods approach did not work after 2 gameweeks. But on paper, Woods has Brighton, 2nd best team he scores against & home advantage to Pukki when they meet. Pukki hauled at home & city is a difficult team to do that against.

                              Any thoughts appreciated. Thank you.

                              PS: Aguero / Sterling / Mane / Haller / Mount are the remaining attacking in the team.

                              1. Yankee Toffee
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                5 months, 15 days ago

                                Nope, keep

                            7. BobbyDoesNotLook
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              5 months, 15 days ago

                              Percentages for starting for the following?

                              A) TAA
                              B) Sterling
                              C) Kane
                              D)KDB
                              E) Digne
                              F) KWP

                              My row
                              A)70
                              B) 70
                              C) 90
                              D)80
                              E) 85
                              F) 50

                              1. Slitherene
                                • 1 Year
                                5 months, 15 days ago

                                75
                                95
                                100
                                80
                                100
                                Idk

                              2. FPL Pillars
                                • 3 Years
                                5 months, 15 days ago

                                A) TAA 90
                                B) Sterling 70
                                C) Kane 100
                                D)KDB 70
                                E) Digne 100
                                F) KWP 50

                            8. Disturbed
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              5 months, 15 days ago

                              Expected mins this gw?

                              a. kun
                              b. sterling
                              c. kdb

                              1. Trophé Mourinho
                                  5 months, 15 days ago

                                  a. 90
                                  b. 18
                                  c. 72

                                • Slitherene
                                  • 1 Year
                                  5 months, 15 days ago

                                  65
                                  90
                                  75

                              2. Disturbed
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                5 months, 15 days ago

                                Cap Kun or Salah?

                              3. DS29
                                  5 months, 15 days 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 James/cebellos Dendonker
                                  Barnes Vardy Aguero
                                  Or just do jota+awb to mings +barnes/halle and save wc

                                • DS29
                                    5 months, 15 days ago

                                    Barnes haller or Abraham?

                                  • The Red Devil
                                    • 4 Years
                                    5 months, 15 days ago

                                    How do I fit in KdB in this side?

                                    Ryan button
                                    AWB TAA digne Kelly Lundstram
                                    Salah Sterling mcginn cantwell dendonck
                                    Aguero pukki Greenwood

                                    2.2ITB 2 FT

                                    1. TorresMagic™
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                                      • 10 Years
                                      5 months, 15 days ago

                                      Need to sell a big hitter or downgrade defence a lot.

                                      1. The Red Devil
                                        • 4 Years
                                        5 months, 15 days ago

                                        Salah to mane & downgrade defence? But feels wrong to WC for one player, but he's on fire currently

                                    2. Christina.
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 10 Years
                                      5 months, 15 days ago

                                      Awb out
                                      Salah out

                                      1. Christina.
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 10 Years
                                        5 months, 15 days ago

                                        Kun prob as well

                                        Kun vs kdB is the crux

                                        1. The Red Devil
                                          • 4 Years
                                          5 months, 15 days ago

                                          Would you WC to fit in KdB?