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Emerson speaks out after injury scare as Pukki scores again

Our international Scout Notes continue with a recap of Sunday’s matches.

As usual, we will be concentrating 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.

Finland 1-2 Italy

  • Teemu Pukki (£7.0m) – 90 minutes
  • Jorginho (£5.0m) – 90 minutes
  • Emerson Palmieri (£5.5m) – 8 minutes

Emerson Palmieri (£5.5m) is an injury doubt for Gameweek 5 after limping out of Italy’s win over Finland on Sunday with a suspected hamstring problem.

The Chelsea left-back lasted just eight minutes of the match in Tampere but provided words of reassurance for his owners after full-time, Tweeting:

Very important victory today, guys. Unfortunately I had a small injury, but it’s nothing serious.

Italy boss Roberto Mancini added:

It was nothing serious, he stopped to ensure it didn’t get any worse.

Frank Lampard will hopefully provide us with an update on the defender later this week but Marcos Alonso (£6.2m) will be on standby for a recall should the Italy international fail to recover.

Emerson suffered his injury when chasing down Norwich City’s Teemu Pukki (£7.0m), who played the full 90 minutes.

The Finn had few chances in a game dominated by the visitors but kept up his fine run of form by winning and converting a 72nd-minute penalty to briefly draw his country level.

The Norwich striker has only failed to score in one of six matches for club and country this season, following his goal from the spot in the 1-0 win over Greece last Thursday.

The identity of Norwich’s first-choice penalty-taker remains uncertain following the woes from 12 yards last season: five different City players, including Pukki, took at least one spot-kick in 2018/19 and each missed once.

Pukki fizzed a shot narrowly wide of Gianluigi Donnarumma’s post just after half-time in his only other attempt of the match.

The Canaries’ striker returns to Carrow Road in plenty of time for Gameweek 5, having racked up 175 minutes of action over the international break.

Jorginho (£5.0m) completed 90 minutes for the second time in four days and was also on target from the spot to hand Italy the win, although the budget FPL midfielder seems to be further down the pecking order from 12 yards at Stamford Bridge.

The Chelsea midfielder was booked for a foul on Pukki in the first half.

Spain 4-0 The Faroe Islands

  • David de Gea (£5.6m) – 90 minutes
  • Rodri (£5.5m) – 90 minutes
  • Dani Ceballos (£5.7m) – 0 minutes
  • Kepa Arrizabalaga (£5.5m) – 0 minutes

There was positive news for owners of Dani Ceballos (£5.7m) as the Arsenal midfielder was handed a breather for the routine victory over the Faroe Islands on Sunday.

Having played 77 minutes in the win over Romania on Thursday, Ceballos was an unused substitute in Gijon for this latest match.

Kepa Arrizabalaga (£5.5m) was also on the bench, meaning that not one of the four Premier League-based Spain internationals on duty over the last week has played more than 90 minutes.

David de Gea (£5.6m) and Rodri (£5.5m), who both watched on from the sidelines in Bucharest, were recalled to the starting XI and had a comfortable evening against the Euro 2020 qualification Group F minnows.

De Gea had only two saves to make, both of which were from shots taken from outside the box.

View player and team stats from Spain v the Faroe Islands in our Members’ Area.

Georgia 0-0 Denmark

  • Kasper Schmeichel (£5.0m) – 90 minutes
  • Andreas Christensen (£5.0m) – 90 minutes
  • Christian Eriksen (£8.8m) – 90 minutes
  • Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (£4.9m) – 73 minutes
  • Philip Billing (£5.0m) – 0 minutes

Denmark were left frustrated as they drew a blank in Tbilisi on Sunday, with Christian Eriksen (£8.8m) producing a below-par display.

The Spurs midfielder, playing in the number ten role, recorded three key passes but his set-piece deliveries were once again found wanting.

Kasper Schmeichel (£5.0m) and Andreas Christensen (£5.0m) had a relatively quiet 90 minutes at the back as the Leicester goalkeeper was forced into making only one save.

Eriksen, Schmeichel and Christensen played all 180 minutes of Denmark’s two Euro 2020 qualifiers over the international break.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (£4.9m) was part of a two-man central midfield for the Danes and lasted 73 minutes before being withdrawn.

The Southampton midfielder’s services may be required at left-back in Gameweek 5, with Kevin Danso (£4.5m) suspended and Ryan Bertrand‘s (£4.9m) availability still uncertain.

Bournemouth’s Philip Billing (£5.0m) was an unused substitute.

View player and team stats from Georgia v Denmark in our Members’ Area.

Switzerland 4-0 Gibraltar

  • Fabian Schar (£5.0m) – 90 minutes
  • Albian Ajeti (£5.9m) – 90 minutes
  • Granit Xhaka (£5.4m) – 74 minutes

Switzerland cantered to victory against Gibraltar on Sunday but the win may have come at the cost of an injury to Granit Xhaka (£5.4m).

The much-maligned Arsenal midfielder limped gingerly from the field of play on 74 minutes but downplayed the problem afterwards, saying:

I’ve been suffering from Achilles tendon pain for a few weeks now. It hurts now, but it should be okay otherwise.

Fabian Schar (£5.0m) and Albian Ajeti (£5.9m) both lasted the full 90 minutes but a home match against European minnows is ideal from a Fantasy owners’ perspective, given the lack of exertion required.

Centre-half Schar was indeed busier at the other end of the field, having three attempts on goal of his own and assisting Switzerland’s second goal with a superb cross from the left flank.

Despite his advanced role on the left of the visitors’ three-man attack, Ajeti was responsible for just two of Switzerland’s 40 shots.

Xhaka created five chances and supplied the assist for his country’s opener with a cross from a corner.

View player and team stats from Switzerland v Gibraltar in our Members’ Area.

Sweden 1-1 Norway

  • Victor Lindelof (£5.4m) – 90 minutes
  • Emil Krafth (£4.5m) – 0 minutes
  • Joshua King (£6.4m) – 90 minutes

Victor Lindelof (£5.4m) came up against Joshua King (£6.4m) in the all-Scandinavian affair, with both players lasting 90 minutes.

King was more advanced than we are used to seeing at Bournemouth and registered a match-high four attempts on goal, all of which were from inside the Sweden box.

Lindelof has played a full three hours for his country over the last week, while King was withdrawn early in the 2-0 win over Malta on Thursday.

Emil Krafth (£4.5m) was an unused substitute on Sunday and returns to Newcastle United having played just 45 minutes over the international break.

View player and team stats from Sweden v Norway in our Members’ Area.

Armenia 4-2 Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Sead Kolasinac (£5.4m) – 90 minutes
  • Mohamed Besic (£4.5m) – 80 minutes

It was a familiar-sounding match for Sead Kolasinac (£5.4m) on Sunday, with the Arsenal full-back part of a suspect defence but getting forward plenty down the left flank to support the attack.

It was from Kolasinac’s run and cross that Amer Gojak tapped in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s second equaliser to bring the scores level at 2-2.

Arsenal’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan, now on loan at Roma, played a hand in all four of Armenia’s goals, scoring twice.

Mohamed Besic (£4.5m), one of the alternatives to John Lundstram (£4.2m) that Chris Wilder has on the books at Sheffield United, played 80 minutes for the visitors and picked up a yellow card.

Greece 1-1 Liechtenstein

  • Sokratis Papastathopoulos (£5.0m) – 90 minutes

Greece’s recent track record of posting some embarrassing results continued with a 1-1 draw with Liechtenstein on Sunday.

Arsenal centre-half Sokratis Papastathopoulos (£5.0m) played the full 90 minutes and had little defending to do as the hosts dominated possession but the Group J minnows struck on the counter-attack with five minutes to go – a backtracking Sokratis unable to catch Dennis Salanovic – to salvage their first point of Euro 2020 qualifying.



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  1. A message to you Rudi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 5 hours ago

    Which pair do you think will score most points over the next 5 gameweeks?

    A. Kane & Hayden
    B. Auba & Hayden
    C. C.Wilson & Fraser

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      c

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

      Go Auba & Guendouzi

    3. BenjaniMwaruwari
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      If you aren't going to captain any of the options than C probably.

      1. A message to you Rudi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 5 hours ago

        Yeah. Already have Sterling and Salah so likely be one of them. Currently on C but very tempted by Auba/Kane

  2. Markus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    12 days, 5 hours ago

    Does anyone have a link or their own analysis of haller/pukki/Abraham choices. Only have room for 2 (and think wise to be able to jump off if incorrect) but can afford any of them. Feel like on wildcard starting with abraham/haller safest cost wise and downgrading if don't live up to hype over next 3, or is pukki just an outright better option?

    1. Markus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      Way I see it is:
      Team goals scored: Chelsea > West Ham > Norwich.

      Player goal involvement, all between 40-50% while on pitch:
      Pukki most goals, Haller similar goal involvement but more of those assists, Abraham a bit less.
      Minutes: Haller/Pukki will miss very few, Abraham might be at 80%?

      Based on this:
      Haller>Pukki>Abraham, but Abraham with highest ceiling?

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        12 days, 5 hours ago

        chelsea are in more competitions than the other two and giroud is legitimate competition, so i think 80% is quite optimistic. chelseas next two games are against two good defences and if he blanks twice, or doesn't start one of the games, he'll plummet in value.

        hard to call haller vs pukki but after this week norwich fixtures are better than west ham both short and medium term, and he's quite a bit cheaper.

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          12 days, 5 hours ago

          also, i've never been particularly impressed with abraham as a footballer

        2. Markus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          12 days, 5 hours ago

          I see what you're saying and largely agree but I guess the counter argument is he scores vs wolves, giroud plays champions league, rise and certainty of starts continue

    2. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      Haller and Pukki.

      CL starting next week so there's scope for rotation. And while Abraham has scored 4 goals, they've come against Norwich and Sheffield.

      As soon as Chelsea suffered defeats in Utd then Pool, Giroud started the next game.

      1. BenjaniMwaruwari
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        12 days, 5 hours ago

        +1 on that analysis

      2. Markus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        12 days, 5 hours ago

        I think I know that's the sensible thing deep down. Abraham feels like a sexier pick than pukki but probably makes more sense.

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      if I had no cash tied up and was starting afresh I’d go Haller Tammy. Pukki isn’t quite so fun at 7.0 as 6.5

      They’re all focal points of attacking sides with good to reasonable fixtures but Chelsea and WH are simply better sides. Leaking goals could impact Norwich quite soon.

      (Have Pukki and mean to hold awhile but Tammy looks a very decent bet)

      1. Markus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        12 days, 5 hours ago

        I had to make an early call on wildcard and banked 0.2m from pukki, and will make 0.1m on abraham if rises again so will lose 0.1m TV but gain 0.1SV so swings and roundabouts. If I go pukki I can't easily swap back

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          12 days, 5 hours ago

          Truthfully I’d go Callum Wilson and Haller if budget stretches that far. Gorgeous fixtures coming up and returning already while not hitting form.

          The job WH did on Norwich bothers me as a Pukki owner - you don’t really associate WH with shutting teams down so if they can do it ...

    4. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      I think Pukki's is an outright better option until he falls off a cliff... And when that happens, it's actually an easy transfer out

      As for Haller vs Tammy:

      https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2019/09/10/fpl-question-time-consult-our-panel-ahead-of-gameweek-5-2/?hc_page=2&hc_sort_by=comment_date#hc_comment_20810675

      1. Markus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        Thanks that's helpful. I may still go with abraham over pukki for the next week if the rises/falls happen I'm hoping for to not affect my team otherwise (otherwise may not have the choice!), but then swap out one of the two in a subsequent week. Just provides a little more thinking time if I can afford the luxury...

    5. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      I wouldn't prioritise abraham mate not convinced so far and never shown any consistency.

      Why barnes isn't in your list.
      I think it's the top priority our of these 3 (4 with him in)

      1. Markus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        I dunno, I was banging on about him pre season (honest! He was first person in my team as perfect overlooked steady player until Rodriguez came onto scene and wood started scoring loads preseason which put me off) and I think he will provide good value, but still think him n wood will more equally share points from here on in (slightly more towards barnes, but they've played together for years, that is a better sample than 4 games), and Burnley will score less than all those teams, with slightly lower goal involvement from Barnes than the other 2. He will get subbed for Rodriguez more than haller and pukki will.

      2. Bram
        • 10 Years
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        On wc I'm on Pukki Haller Barnes over TammyA. Wilson also decent but don't see his extra cost gives anything over those 3.

        1. Markus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          12 days, 4 hours ago

          The logic of abraham for me is that, whoever plays no9 for Chelsea over the last year has xgi of between 0.6-0.8 per 90 minutes. This trend continues (in fact abraham is higher than this). Chelsea have scored and had chances on trend as per the fixture difficulties in comparison to how they performed last year (ie scoring quite a few). Therefore, the dilemma is one of minutes rather than anything else... But maybe I'm being wishful in terms of reduced rotation threat after last 2 games

          1. Bram
            • 10 Years
            12 days, 4 hours ago

            I tend to agree but with CL starting I'm staying clear. For me Pukki and Haller were definite and Barnes v TammyA I scratched my head over but security of starts with no Europe swings it for me.

            1. Bram
              • 10 Years
              12 days, 4 hours ago

              Although I admit the small price difference was also a factor when it came to my overall options for my side.

          2. baps sniffer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            12 days, 4 hours ago

            You have made your mind anyway when you sold Pukki for Abraham 🙂 And for this week Abraham is better pick due to opponent. Supposing no injuries elsewhere you can always "downgrade" Abraham to Pukki later if necessary. So no need to overthink now.

            Personally I would have kept Pukki on wc. What I don't understand is why on earth did you sell him in the first place. Was he actually the only way to fund Abraham price rise on WC?

  3. BenjaniMwaruwari
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    12 days, 5 hours ago

    Pope, Mcgovern
    VVD,Digne,Soyuncu,Montoya,Lund
    Salah,Sterling,Lanzini, Trossard, Dend
    Vardy, Pukki, Wilson

    2FT, 0,9 itb
    Trossard out if injured seems obvious
    Not sold on any of Trossard straight swaps
    But feels so wrong to transfer Digne/VVD > Otamendi to upgrade Trossard.
    Anything obvious I am missing?

    1. Flaming Flamingo
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      This is a tricky one. I'd look at a straight swap personally, but you could also look at using the FT on a short-term punt instead. I normally wouldn't endorse this, but your team looks very solid and you have good cover for this week, so it could be worth it.

      1. BenjaniMwaruwari
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        Yeah agree with that.
        McNeil, Iwobi, James?

        1. Flaming Flamingo
          • 3 Years
          12 days, 4 hours ago

          Any of them, or Felipe Anderson perhaps? Could be an option to downgrade to Cantwell as well, since you have Lundstram and Montoya to cover this week.

  4. Lets all klopp together
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    12 days, 5 hours ago

    Hi people 🙂 thank god the proper football is back this weekend ) so heres my problem please help, iv two free transfers and i dont no wat to do with them please help,

    Pope
    Pieters, lundstram, digne, robertson
    Salah, sterling, maddison, kdb
    Pukki, haller.

    Bench, button, greenwood, cantwell, Söyüncü

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      Robertson to TAA.

      1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        12 days, 5 hours ago

        This or Greenwood to 4.4 for an extra 0.1 whenever you need it... Maybe buy Greenwood back if Ole ever considers him a starter somewhere down the line, like CHO last season. He's a 1-pointer, and you have two better subs than him who are much more nailed, so the third striker can become a 3rd sub and save the useful 0.1

    2. BenjaniMwaruwari
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      Great team, nothing obvious.
      If you have nothing in the bank I might even burn the transfer.

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

    Lowton or Pieters?

    1. BenjaniMwaruwari
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      Lowton and save 0,1.

  6. DIMITRIS
    • 1 Year
    12 days, 5 hours ago

    How's this WC draft looking:
    Pope (Button)
    VVD | Otamendi | Lundstram (Guilbert, Hanley)
    Salah | Sterling | Pepe | Son | Doncker
    Barnes | Haller (Greenwood)
    0.6 ITB
    Any suggestions ?

    1. stupendous
      • 7 Years
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      No TAA

      1. DIMITRIS
        • 1 Year
        12 days, 5 hours ago

        I can get him instead of VVD, but then I can't jumo from Barnes to Pukki/Abraham if they start scoring and Barnes starts blanking. This 0.6 ITB are percautionary measure, but do you think they would be better spent on TAA ?

        1. Gregor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          12 days, 5 hours ago

          Yeah, get Trent.

          1. DIMITRIS
            • 1 Year
            12 days, 5 hours ago

            Thanks for input, I might just do that 🙂

    2. BlueEddy
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      No TAA and Pepe has hardly set the world on fire. Prefer to have KDB

      1. DIMITRIS
        • 1 Year
        12 days, 5 hours ago

        Cheers. Pepe is a punt, because everyone in my mini league has KDB. Also, this could be suicide if KDB keeps his form...

    3. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      Going with Pepe and Son over KDB seems like a unnecessary risk given his form and fixtures.

      1. BlueEddy
        • 3 Years
        12 days, 5 hours ago

        Completely agree. KDB is in red hot form

  7. kyrgios
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    12 days, 5 hours ago

    Good to go?

    Pope
    VVD TAA Digne Lundstram
    Salah(C) Sterling Mount KDB
    Pukki Barnes

    4.0 - AWB Cantwell Wickham

    1. Ritchies Magic Hat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      Looks good

  8. Ritchies Magic Hat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    12 days, 5 hours ago

    Which combo (to play most weeks, with Lundstram coming in for better fixtures) ?

    A) Digne and Dendoncker
    B) Zouma and Ceballos
    C) Cahill and James

    1. Flaming Flamingo
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      Gun to my head B, although I don't like any of these options really.

  9. DA Minnion
    • 7 Years
    12 days, 5 hours ago

    Chances of Pukki scoring this weekend.? Fifty fifty?

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      nowhere near

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      More like 10%

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

      Slim - thinking of taking him out for Barnes tbh

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

      Lol even a Norwich fan would say that's way too optimistic

  10. BlueEddy
    • 3 Years
    12 days, 5 hours ago

    Here is my WC draft. Thoughts?
    Pope (Button)
    TAA Digne Soyuncu (Kelly, Lundstram)
    Sterling, Mane, James, H Wilson, Dendoncker
    Aguero, Pukki, Abraham

    It's impossible to get everyone, of course. The dilemma is Aguero or Kane, Salah or Mane, and can I somehow get KDB in? Any help greatly appreciated

    1. HIT ME!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      You could swap mane for KDB. Ballsy to go without Liverpool attack but the same could be said about KDB.

      1. BlueEddy
        • 3 Years
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        No way. It's suicide. Personally I'd rather have Salah over Mane but funds just don't allow it. I could do Aguero to Barnes, Mane to Salah and Wilson to KDB.
        Leaving:
        Pope
        TAA Digne Soyuncu
        Sterling KDB James, Salah, Cantwell
        Barnes Pukki Abraham

        1. Bam Bam Bigelow
          • 3 Years
          12 days, 4 hours ago

          Think KDB for Aguero works better. Just hope for limited minutes for Aguero with CL football starting

        2. HIT ME!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          12 days, 1 hour ago

          That's better imo!

  11. Stoic
    • 2 Years
    12 days, 5 hours ago

    Choose one from GW 6
    1) Vardy + Son
    2) Auba + Maddison
    Cheers

    1. HIT ME!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      1

  12. Jam0sh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    12 days, 5 hours ago

    Hello guys. What would you do here?

    Heaton
    TAA, Van Dijk, Zinchenko, Digne
    Salah, Sterling, McGinn, KDB
    Pukki, King

    subs: Pope --- Lundstram, Dendoncker, Greenwood --- 2 FT, 0.1 ITB

    A) Zinchenko & King -> Söyüncü & Haller for free
    B) King, Dendoncker, Van Dijk & Heaton -> Haller, Mount, Kelly & Button (-8 and change to 3-5-2)
    C) Burn FT and make no changes

    1. luk46
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Heaton > 4m to do VVD + King > 4.5m + Haller after gw5?

      1. Jam0sh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        Actually that sounds quite nice

      2. luk46
        • 1 Year
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        Or just King > Barnes as 2nd transfer

  13. MadeinIreland
    • 10 Years
    12 days, 5 hours ago

    Play Lundstrum or Dunk this weekend?

    Thanks...

    1. StayoutheSpiceZone
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      Lunds

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

      I have both and right now i am sitting Dunk and playing Lundstram. Just believe SHU have a better chance at a CS. Lundstram may have a slight at the offensive end also.

    3. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Lund

  14. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    12 days, 5 hours ago

    Sterling starts again

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

      Hopefully he comes off early again.

  15. Bohemian Rhapsody
    • 1 Year
    12 days, 5 hours ago

    What to do with Fraser.......

  16. StayoutheSpiceZone
    • 2 Years
    12 days, 5 hours ago

    Apart from Newcastle (h)

    Anyone think on a WC it’s worth gambling on no Liverpool defence for next 6/7 weeks?

    Looking to go
    2 x arsenal
    3 x city
    Son
    Salah
    Or just madness

    1. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      12 days, 5 hours ago

      If it wasn't for TAA would say yes, but he's annoyingly attacking and a rank killer if wrong

      1. StayoutheSpiceZone
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        Yes I know

        My WC team at mo (without TAA) is

        Pope button
        Masuaka dunk otamendi lunds mings
        Ceballos salah Son Sterling kdb
        Auba Greenwood 4.4

        1. MTPockets
          • 10 Years
          12 days, 4 hours ago

          Not for me (too mid heavy and one of them isn't nailed yet) but if you like it that's all that matters

        2. HIT ME!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          12 days, 4 hours ago

          Too many big guns

          1. Bram
            • 10 Years
            12 days, 4 hours ago

            +1

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

          Not sure going without TAA is wise tbh.

  17. ChelseaBlues223
    • 1 Year
    12 days, 5 hours ago

    Have Mane, do I bring Salah in and captain him?

    1. Stokelona
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      I think a Salah is a considerably better option for just one mil more but depends on the rest of your team and if taking a hit. But I believe Salah is worth 2m more than Mané and so is better value.

    2. Amey
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Get one
      Stick with him.
      Swapping always ends up badly imo

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

    Pickford; Arnold, Keane Maguire, Chilwell; Rice, Henderson, Barkley; Sancho, Kane, Sterling

  19. cravencottage
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    My backline is;
    Pope
    Zinchenko, Robbo, VVD, Shaw, Rico

    I need to be rid of Shaw (5.4). Dont really want to double up on Burnley despite their fixtures. Leicester has a terrible run.
    Mailtland Niles? Vestergaard? Others? Thanks

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

      Lund

      1. Amey
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        🙂

    2. Amey
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Lundstram ?

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

        Great minds

    3. HIT ME!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Delph 5.4

  20. BlzE_94
    • 5 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    Which one is better?

    A) Aguero, Salah, Mount

    B) Sterling, Mane, Abraham

    1. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      A but just

      1. HIT ME!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        Agree

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      A

  21. Amey
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    Changed © from Raz to Salah as he's starting tonight.
    Overeating or good way to ensure © gets something as Mo has relatively easy fixture + Rest too

    1. Amey
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      ??

    2. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      What does how much you eat have to do with the captaincy?

      1. Amey
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        Lol
        Overreacting !!

        1. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          12 days, 4 hours ago

          I'm on Sterling at the moment. Will see how many minutes he gets tonight. If I knew for sure that he would start against Norwich I would definitely captain him over Salah so I don't want to change it on the off chance that he's rested. Keeping it on him is a bit of a risk but if he starts I think he'll outscore Mo.

          1. Amey
            12 days, 4 hours ago

            Yeah
            Norwich are pathetic defensively.
            But the rotation fear is getting to me now 😮

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

      Definitely stick with salah

      Sterling is a good option but away from home

      Salah has no real defence to contend with

      1. Amey
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        Feels safe with Mo © tbh
        Cheers bro 🙂

    4. svg53
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Everything is right for Salah...home fixture/rested/nailed/in form and poor opposition. He's the logical choice.

  22. Stokelona
    • 2 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    Would you take a hit to do Buendia to Mount? Considering I am starting Buendia vs Man City and the relative teams they play for?

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      no

  23. Trippier Hazard
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    Moderator suggestion, post hot topic under every community article and ask readers to upvote if they like that article's content, it should raise the exposure of community articles?

  24. TuplaPukki
    • 3 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    On WC, how do i look?

    Pope-Button
    TAA-Otamendi-Souyncu-Pieters-Lundstram
    Salah-Sterling-KDB-Maddison-Cantwell
    Haller-Pukki-Ayew

    1. Amey
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Solid

      1. TuplaPukki
        • 3 Years
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        Thanks, i really wanted Digne in my team but then i have to play all kinds of crap players every week

        1. Amey
          12 days, 4 hours ago

          Yep
          Digne is tempting though i know

    2. HIT ME!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Flexible, good cap choices, strong bench. Good! Prefer Digne over Maddison though.

    3. acesingh
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      I would not avoid Digne

    4. TuplaPukki
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Really? Then how to get digne?

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

        I’d switch MADD’s to James or mount and bring in digne

        But I’d also want vardy

        1. TuplaPukki
          • 3 Years
          12 days, 4 hours ago

          I could afford digne if i switch maddy to james, mount is too expensive, i just dont like james as i like maddy.

    5. Bram
      • 10 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      I like it but I'd take Digne + cheap mid over Maddison and one of Soy/Pieters..

      1. TuplaPukki
        • 3 Years
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        Ok good comments, need to think again maybe this digne case.i already thought that i nail it

        1. Markus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          12 days, 4 hours ago

          I'm on similar defence structure to you (to enable martial and Mount in my case). Digne is an awkward one. If you really want him, Mount + downgrade of one ayew/pieters/soyuncu to base cost and third playing sub would get you there? But agree maddison is appealing over the cheaper options...

  25. acesingh
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    Haller or Martial on WC

    1. Amey
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Haller

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Haller because Martial is coming back from injury

  26. abaalan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    Current team:
    Heaton / Pope
    VVD / Zinchenko / Digne / Soyuncu / Montoya
    Sterling / Salah / Trossard / Mount / Dendoncker
    Kane / Pukki / Wickham

    0.6 ITB, 1 FT - had possibly my worst ever 2 GW's in a row...Any suggestions?

  27. One Wheels Enough
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    Play Lund over Pukki???

    1. Bram
      • 10 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Not for me. Benching in form strikers has hurt me too much in the past.

  28. Bielsa's Binoculars
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    Just deciding between a few players now on my WC :

    Eriksen and Cantwell VS Siggy and McGinn

    Wilson and Dunk VS Barnes and Otta

    However, I definitely want one of Siggy or Wilson for the Sunday games

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Erik and cant
      Barnes + Ota

      Should have an arsenal boy for the Sunday game if that’s what you care about x

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

      Then the latter for both

  29. Athletic Nasherbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    Imagine Sterling is rested at the weekend. Happened last year when he played in two international games. Believe it was Burnley.

    1. Amey
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Ha
      Dial up

    2. COK3Y5MURF
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      How many days between the second game and the PL game? Also, Sane was fit then. Now they have no other natural LW.

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        Mahrez and Zinchenko can lay there it’s not like pep will completely burn him out

        1. COK3Y5MURF
          • 3 Years
          12 days, 4 hours ago

          Hence why I used the word natural. Zinchenko is already playing LB. A 4-day gap is all a professional footballer needs this early in the season. Starting at the weekend won't burn him out. Not saying he'll definitely play, just laying out the factors as they are.

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      It was a few days before an away trip to Shakthar too

    4. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      Taken him out of WC for this reason

      1. Amey
        12 days, 4 hours ago

        😀

  30. Bohemian Rhapsody
    • 1 Year
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    Bench McGinn vs. Lowton ?